View Full Version : Grand Space Opera 3D Entry: Ricky Cox

10-19-2004, 04:47 AM
Ricky Cox has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.

10-20-2004, 12:25 PM
I was only thinking about CG Challenge the other day, wonderring if it'd run out of steam, then low-an-behold it bounces back bigger than ever. It's been a long time coming, but this should be a good one. I missed Machine Flesh but had a lot of fun with Alienware ( Check it out while you're waiting for me to pass a milestone ;). I want to spend a little bit of time thinking about direction. Plus I promised myself I'd never attempt to draw again with a mouse. So here's to fast-tracking my order for a wacom. Cheers to all.

10-21-2004, 05:30 AM

10-24-2004, 10:48 AM

10-24-2004, 11:10 AM
great sense of 'action' I like the way it looks like a downed ship is scathing the foreground landscape and it works with your comosition. my only crit (at this early stage) is that its unclear what is destroying the central tower - thats if it is a tower and not a saucer ship firing into the ground. perhaps more 'balance' between the opposing sides. I do get the feeling of being in mid-battle though, this is a splendid dynamic style.

10-24-2004, 05:27 PM
that's a great concept u have thr, nice sense of dynamic action and movement. I like the swiling smoke too

10-25-2004, 10:46 AM
Thanks for the feedback, I've just added an updated version. It's meant to be a downed satellite/city. I'm still trying to get the hang of drawing with a tablet. But I'm hoping to do a few more concepts.

10-26-2004, 06:43 AM
Great movement and blocking in the scene. Look forward to more.

10-26-2004, 07:18 AM
Beautifully dynamic feel - not clear on exactly what's happening yet, but the picture feels alive.

I remember once seeing a book of photographs called "The Air War in the Pacific" and being blown away by the fantastic sense of scale given by the smoke from crashing aircraft and the wake from ships turning - they served as markers to show just how huge the battlefield was, in a way that empty space never could. You've got some of the same going on here.

10-26-2004, 07:59 PM
riki, it seems to me like you are getting the hang of your wacom just fine! interesting sketch.

11-01-2004, 11:33 AM (

okay don't ask :) still trying to hone my skillz with the tablet.

11-03-2004, 12:26 AM
your concepts look great. look forward to updates

11-03-2004, 12:32 AM

They are interesting sketches, don't know exactly what they are but they have a nice feel to them.Looking forward to more stuff with your new tablet.

My GSO entry.

11-11-2004, 12:37 AM
I think this pix will be fairly abstract, not really sure what it is yet myself :)

11-11-2004, 01:37 PM

11-11-2004, 02:35 PM (

Here's another treatment.

11-13-2004, 12:15 AM

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