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10 October 2004, 10:03 AM
Raine Kuusi has entered the Grand Space Opera 2D.

10 October 2004, 06:03 PM (

This was fast, I usually don't do much sketching, so there we are; sorry about messiness. Don't even try to guess what's going on and what those vertical lines are supposed to be - you can't. Besides, important elements for understanding this are missing (like color ;) )

This isn't much of education for any of you, I'm sorry, maybe later submissions are more useful. Be sure to drop a line if you have any comments or suggestions in your mind.

10 October 2004, 08:48 PM
I really think you have something there. The first thing I think about is a forestcity, with a gargantuan temple of some sort in the hoirzon. :)

Ah by the way, good luck and welcome to the competition! :D

10 October 2004, 09:24 PM
Even for such a minimal sketch it definitely has immense possibility. I see a futuristic series of highways, with cars that could be very "Minority Report"-like. The columns on the side could be what Japan might look 500 years into the future... plenty of shops, bright lights and big signs. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

10 October 2004, 07:22 AM
thanks guys, told you not to guess though!! ;D

Pity you don't have links to your space operas if you have participated - I can't look at yours..

10 October 2004, 01:08 PM
Hey, thanks for replying to my thread

I am all for the verticals in your drawing and your sense of perspective in it is strong despite that its a rough sketch. I think you can add a sense of epic scale by zooming out even a bit more. I can't wait to see the colored version!

Great job so far!

10 October 2004, 03:44 PM
thanks Hillart, I zoomed out just a bit, added something closer the camera. I hope color explains something when I add it. I'm so lazy doing conceptart, I have just one sketch posted :(

10 October 2004, 03:55 PM (

I'm not posting enough, I know. I'm not working enough with this contest, but high school takes quite a lot of my time. So I'm posting this. I just started to color this, after checking that the composition works. I guess this counts as coloring WIP.

Beware, one shouldn't color stuff like this! One should lay basic color everywhere, then start more detailed coloring - I'm doing it whole wrong, though I haven't been detailing yet, I used too small brush.

10 October 2004, 05:00 PM
Did you say High School? Damm, I hate young talented people. I have not seen any of your finished work, but you have a good sense of color and composition (thus far) and great sense of Grand Scale. My only suggestion: think about adding some event to add drama or you could let the vastness of the image do all the talking.


10 October 2004, 05:27 PM
yea hey, starting to look good there :thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 04:51 PM
Hey i'm back!
youre in high school? wow you're good! are you considering doing anything with art for college if you're thinking of going?
you're coloring's coming along pretty well, theres really no right or wrong way to do it (i'm in college for painting/drawing) but its really good to block in colors before even worrying about detail. it looks like your working the colors on different layers whic is good, so you can make changes easily. i think the sky colors could use some blending on the edges between colors.

looking good so far, can't wait to see the rest of the page colored in, until then dont worry too much about details, try not to get stuck on one spot for too long.

cool stuff!

10 October 2004, 05:07 PM
thanks everyone,

Jose - dunno about talented, but thanks anyways! You probably haven't seen any of my works because I haven't been showing them in any galleries. There's few spaceships coming, I'm still thinking of what they should look like before inserting them to the scene (sketch of one is there because of compositional matters). I guess they'll bring in some action, and then I'm gonna add some crowd, if I can (read: if my skills/luck holds)

Squibbit - Thanks!

Hillart - Thanks, I'm planning to study design or something in future, but we'll see. I have one layer for the sky and one for everything else, I usually do everything in one layer but now that I had to keep lines there too, I thought why not to use more layers. About the blending, yeah, I just hastily blended it a bit to see if the colors basically worked together. I dunno, I think I might change the whole sky quite a bit - I saw a fantastic sunrise this morning :D

Hopefully I can color a bit today - I was doing compositional sketches during my Finnish lesson to my essay paper but I'm afraid nobody's that interested to see them ;D

10 October 2004, 06:03 PM (

ok so here we go, more color. There was a ship too but it was hideous, so I removed it.

11 November 2004, 07:02 PM
That's looking very nice. Is there going to be more variation in the buildings, or are they all going to be square-ish?

11 November 2004, 03:05 PM
most likely yeah, if I can find the time to paint this thing. You don't have a clue of how much stuff I have to do at school..

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