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10 October 2004, 10:32 AM
Mohammed J. Al-Yousef has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.

10 October 2004, 10:42 AM
this is realy cool challenge, i wish to all of you the best of the best luck,
see you all around and have fun on this challenge.

thanx to all the sponcers and administrators for giving us such amazing challenges, and chances, to do art...
I'm in for sure, i wish this time i can do something that deserve and worth the time and subject givven.

thanx again.:scream:

good luck to all competetors.

10 October 2004, 11:07 AM
again we are here
keep the good work
and start soon

10 October 2004, 05:29 PM
goo luck to you hungry for some nice art from u !...ill be watching!

10 October 2004, 06:13 PM
Heh... nice to be together again. Watch Your back- I'll be there ;) All the best, mate.

10 October 2004, 07:44 PM
Good luck to you too :)


10 October 2004, 07:47 PM
Good luck and you're right this is a very cool challenge!!!

10 October 2004, 07:48 PM
Hey'ya! Best of luck - hanging around for a concept :thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 05:54 AM
splotch, sure brother.
rattlesnake, thanx friend i will. First i'll post my story and some sketches i'll try to come out with something good.:)
_RK_, hey man great to hear your news, are you planning to come to Dubai again?.:D
Pufferfish, thanx mate.:rolleyes:
pBarrelas, yep.hope lucky to you too.:thumbsup:
JamesMK, as usual you know, he he.

I will start the serious part next, as i always do i will give the idea first then draw some more detailed sketches.
good luck and see you around :wavey:

10 October 2004, 07:53 AM
We can't wait to see those concepts!!

10 October 2004, 06:03 PM
good luck, friend!

10 October 2004, 01:51 PM
Hey, man, what's on ? A week passed and no image ? It's totally unlike You... although I am begining to worry You are designing something that will make my jaw gather dust again.

Me and Dubai... well... if I'll get an offert from there- why not, it's a lovely pplace and people living there are probably most friendly nation I ever met. As for now I am just enjoying autumn rains :D

10 October 2004, 08:04 PM
toastie, good luck to you too friend.
_RK_, yeah mate i think i have to be faster, i will post very soon an outline sketch then a colored and detailed more sketches, i will also post the story o.k. :)

10 October 2004, 08:05 PM
Good Luck to you too! and also post your sketches soon, you can get a penalty if you dont! nice more people working hard :D

post sketches soon :D

10 October 2004, 08:18 PM
Dont worry about the penalty yet. We are only a few days into the challenge. Take your time and make our jaws shatter when they hit the floor.

10 October 2004, 08:20 PM
Sweet! :bounce:

I did not mean to scare/preasure you or anything like that (Designer2)

- cheers!

10 October 2004, 09:28 PM
Hello Mohammed J. : I will be looking out for your concept/story.I wish you all the best and some fun to go with it.................

10 October 2004, 11:05 PM (


In a place that no one from our galaxy knows, far away, very far away, and if there is a meaning for directions in space we won't know if this place is located to north, south, east or west of our galaxy...
There is a community that live in Makly Planet, very very rich planet that can enrich thaousands of millions of those creatures,they were living peacefuly.
the only problem they face is the problem they don't know, the planet is about to be desroyed and in that time escaping will be very hard,the galaxy that they were living in was unstable and it has every 10,000 years a greenish (i might change color he he) asteroids attacks, and the biggest problem as i said those creatures don't know this circulation.
My image describes the painfull fact those communities were facing when the asteroids attacks and while they are leaving how these asteroids are hitting there spaceships, the asteroids are not normal they are like lava.
The leader prefer to die with his wonderful land.

BTW: the spaceship and the man will have another look.

next i'll post colored version.

10 October 2004, 11:10 PM
wow this is amazing
really promissing sketch the story is nice,
i like the idea of astroids ... details is also promissing keep it htat way in 3d
hope you will start modeling soon
good luck bro

10 October 2004, 12:13 AM
Just wanted to say this is a very dynamic layout. Great work. Can't wait to see more.

10 October 2004, 12:18 AM
The story is very nice, like the sketch.
The Ship Design is very good.
I like the fact that there isn't another war going on.

Good Luck for your work!

Best Regards,

10 October 2004, 05:52 AM
Reda, Eric and Tiago thanx for comments friends.:)

10 October 2004, 06:20 AM
Mohammed, I like the composition of your scene -- lots of visual interest. The ships are also quite unique and have almost an organic look, so it should be fascinating to see what the textures look like.

As for the backstory, it's got a nice human element, but one whopping logical problem: you've basically posited a technologically advanced civilization with no knowledge of geology. :-) Seriously, they've got space travel ... but obviously no means of determining the age of the strange rocks (clearly not native to the planet) that dot their world and *should* tip them off to the fact that EVERY TEN THOUSAND YEARS the planet gets bombarded by asteroids.

Of course, none of this has anything to do with whether the final *image* works ... but it does raise an interesting question: *would* it be possible for a civilization to develop that is extremely advanced in certain sciences, but sorely lagging in others?

Just something your scene has me pondering.

Anyway, I look forward to seeing how your image progresses. Best of luck!

10 October 2004, 06:44 AM
Like it very, with a very dramatic perspective this can be overwelming ....go man..go...waiting updates!
(forgive my ENGRISH) :bounce:

10 October 2004, 06:55 AM
nuclearman, Yeah Friend, you are definately right, let me go around it, :) may I.....

as i said the planet is very rich one, and those asteroids are enriching the planet more and more every 10,000 years as i said previously which means as you were be able to figure out that they must know about those asteroids that attacks the planet from the historical and geological sciences.
those creatures knew about the asteroids but they didn't know the circulation of the attacks, and to say it better from image you can see they are leaving exactly while attacks are there, which means they figured out them before some time but not enough.
besides, i don't know if this is the first new civilisation on the planet or very old one, you know 1000 years are enough to make things goes extremely different, and i can't say that the geological nature of this planet matches the earth.

your notice was smart, i don't know if i convinced you, thanx friend...
please keep comming...

best luck.:D

DimitrisLiatsos, Thank you man i'll try my best...

10 October 2004, 07:38 AM
Very nice concept drawing and i like the story too!! I think it can result in a very cool scene! Keep on dude!!:thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 09:54 AM
Thats pretty cool.wild and interesting.:buttrock:

10 October 2004, 10:07 AM
Very very interesting story!!! Love the concept too, but i find it somewhat to crowded, u can atract my eye on something!!!

10 October 2004, 12:49 AM
pBarrelas, I hope that.
Natethor, thanx.
tsunami4you, about crowds, realy it is !. the only one thing wich will change this look and make the scene clearer is lighting, this problem will be covered a little bit with coloring the sketch, i'll try my best to finish all sketching milstone tomorrow and start modeling.

10 October 2004, 12:52 AM (

My spaceship concept.

10 October 2004, 07:56 AM
Nice spaceship, come on model model.

10 October 2004, 08:02 AM
Yeah, show us the model!!:scream:

10 October 2004, 09:02 AM
Nice design Mohammed..................Looks like a bug in a way.Nice lines,and has a rough and tough appearance.This will be a nice vessel in the 3D World.................Ok,time to model.:cool:

10 October 2004, 09:11 AM
Good luck on your challenge and to all others! Have fun!

Liked your concept sketches so far, but were's the colored version you promissed?
have you modeled anything yet?

10 October 2004, 10:07 PM (

color concept

10 October 2004, 10:30 PM
I really like those concepts man... good luck with them :thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 10:43 PM
Im liking concept very much.But color seems to loud.IMHO.Still idea is very good one.:)

10 October 2004, 11:04 PM
Yeah, it's cool!! I can't wait to see ir in 3D!!

10 October 2004, 12:17 AM
I like. I like alot.

Some possible points of interst.

1. Do we assume that this city has anti aircraft weaponry?? It would be visually impresive to see the vast colums of AAA fire lighting up the sky in a vain and tragic attempt to fend of the bugs.

2. Consider the possibility of having people on the roofs of the buildings, some in awe, some attacking the bugs, and some being ravaged by the invaders. Also I would imagine that this urban setting would have a great number of people looking out of their windows trying to understand what is going on.

3. It would be intresting to have the man cowering in horror to have more of emotive impact on the viewer; what if his family is just coming out of the door to see what is going on, when they behold their "father" in the state he is in. It would add much tragedy.

4. I like the curvilinar perspective but I would work a little more on the color treatment.

Well good luck.

10 October 2004, 12:35 AM
thx 4 ur reply. I'm gonna post more soon, the midterms are hackling me... great ship design...:D

10 October 2004, 01:16 PM
WOW! Based on your concept I can see where you can add a huge vessel, right in front of the planet...

- cheers!

11 November 2004, 04:37 AM
Wow, I like your concept, and the way you have elavorated your sketches, it is free and i like that. I hope to see those spaceships models soon. Keep working.

Snake Farlow. The rogue.

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