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10 October 2004, 03:26 AM
Vinícius de Sá Menezes has entered the Grand Space Opera 2D.

Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Concept Sketch: studies again (

Here some new sketchs... My favorite is the one with face of the girl...maybe i will go on that...

Thank's again, the feedback is awesome here, I'm doubt about this contest, so your help is great!
10 October 2004, 03:46 AM
Good luck dude!


10 October 2004, 04:49 AM
Welcome back mate, i loved your piece in the "Machine Flesh Challenge" i look forward to see what you come up with. Goodluck.:thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 10:10 AM
Hi there! Good luck in this challenge to another great artist! :)

10 October 2004, 12:52 PM
:cool: and another to put on the subscription list



10 October 2004, 03:19 AM
hey guys! nice to see all of you. This challenge will be really awesome!!! Just have SYD MEAD as judge, for me, is the great prize !! (hehehe..,my favorite movie is blade runner)

good luck for you!!!:scream:

Tommy Lee
11 November 2004, 11:39 PM
Welcome to the challenge dude!:thumbsup:

Can't wait what you come up with.
Cheerz and good luck


11 November 2004, 12:41 PM (

Well...finally I post sometinhg. :)
The pic will show one pilot defeated by your enemies, he or she crash the spaceship on the "alien swamp". On the sky, the pilot watch your spaceships fall....that's all for now!

11 November 2004, 01:00 PM
your first sketch is very exciting. It has alot of vitality; it feels "alive" when i look at it. I hope you can keep this aspect through your progress. I'd say that next you could work more on the ships in the sky and figure out a unique landscape. good job and good luck!

11 November 2004, 01:29 PM
Hey BloodTaster,

nice sketch > I like the thickness of your strokes. The foreground part is really cool. The background is not that convincing but it´s the initial sketch :)

I will watch your further development with interest.


11 November 2004, 02:00 PM
Very nice start! I really like the idea of the swamp, so we wont look just some sky space and desert planet scenes. I dig it!

11 November 2004, 05:47 PM
Nice start, nothing to crit at the moment.
I'm curious for your updates :)

11 November 2004, 09:27 PM
nice initial sketch, waiting for update...

Tommy Lee
11 November 2004, 10:15 AM
Nice start, nice idea but maybe you change the landscape.
first: Sombody does also a swamp in the 2D Challenge(What is not a problem)
second: Your image looks right now like a "Luke standing ontop of his crashed X-wing and looking over the swamp"-kind of thing.
Didn't want to crit so hard but that was the first thing I thought and that gave me the impulse to reply that way.
Anyway love the concept. If you wanna keep the swamp, make it very unique.

Cheerz Buddy:thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 01:55 PM
thx everyone for the replys!!
Tommy: Your opinion make sense man! well, I'll think in everything you sad. some ideas i have for this pic:
first: the design of the ships will be very diferent of stars wars, maybe they will look like big "space motorcycles" The idea is " gang wars" hahahah... with a cyberpunk design.
two: the main character will be a girl...
three: it's more like a alien swamp than a earth swamp....i will try make very unique,( with different creatures and plants)
thx tommy, your critics is always welcome!

Tommy Lee
11 November 2004, 12:27 AM

11 November 2004, 06:26 AM
Looking forward to seeing your Image emerge again in this challenge.

11 November 2004, 02:09 PM
Hey! finally I found!

continue the work! the idea this original!
different from the sketches posted in other threads!
good luck!

with the fellow citizen greetings! :thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 06:04 PM (

more studies of composition, i start to think more cleary about the character design e and "swamp design"...

11 November 2004, 05:15 PM
just an idea... what if u rotate the camera view, that the girl will facing the viewer, so it will be more personal, more dramatic, emotional... she could looking to the sky and her gang and the enemy gang is flying over her, from the back to the front... if i make any sence :) Just a suggestion for more dramatic feeling in my opinion. The swamp stays in the background, its a great idea of an environmnent.

11 November 2004, 11:39 PM
I like the first sketch alot. It has got a great dynamic feel. Lots of potential. The debris of the crashing ship in the second image seems a little sparse. Perhaps add some more debris to reinforce that great sense of movement on the right hand side of the image. Good luck!

Gord MacDonald

Tommy Lee
11 November 2004, 10:01 AM
... now I can see what you going for. Keep it coming.... no crits for now.

And I think the composition is good. I also like that the heroin is facing away looking in the distand sky. Gives the whole image the feeling of getting lost, being helpless. The only choice you have is to seat back and look at what you can't change no more.


11 November 2004, 03:35 AM (

Hey guys! YOur replys are really great!
thanks, all of you!
Here is another composition study. I put the great "snake ship"'s like a headquarter for the bikers. Well.. they are going to the burning city at background.

11 November 2004, 03:44 AM
Excellent sketches!!!The last one is great(and the first)
Maybe if you put the crashed part of the ship and the girl a little more to the left you'll got some space left to do the reflections of the burning city into the water.
And maybe it could also give a little more dynamics if the skyline would be a liitle less flat and more bolded(or rounded?)
sorry,broken english is in the place:D
I'll sure be watching!!!

My Grint Spacepra

11 November 2004, 04:00 AM
awesome composition! it's very dynamic and animated! i wish i oculd identify everything in the scene, but i guess i'll just have to wait :p

11 November 2004, 06:17 PM (

this is a color study...the main idea is a swamp bioluminescence...

11 November 2004, 06:23 PM
looks good , as usual :thumbsup:

Tommy Lee
11 November 2004, 06:30 PM
Very good color choice. Strongens the composition and brings the main figure even more to my attention. Good flow...


11 November 2004, 07:02 PM
i llike your compositon ! i 'm a noob in coloring , but in my opionion I think your color is too satureate , maybe u can desaturate it a little bit ! any way after check your machineflesh entry ....... nothing to crits!!

11 November 2004, 07:39 PM
I´d find it even more interesting if the sky wasn´t using the same greens as well. Maybe add some blueish tones to it or more towards orange.

just my two cents

11 November 2004, 04:55 AM
I like this, a little too angled for me, maybe kick it back to the left about 15 degerees?

11 November 2004, 05:35 PM
It's looking good BT. Not much to comment on since this is stil pretty early on, but I would say I think the ship, or escape pod, or whatever that is in the water should be tilted more. That would make it look like it's sinking a bit rather than just hovering on top of the water. It would also make the pose of the girl more interesting.

11 November 2004, 06:10 PM
Great colorscheme!!!More,more :bounce:

11 November 2004, 06:41 PM
It would be nice to see her hair blowing in the same direction that the ships are going. It would look like the air is comming from tha passing planes. I like the new changes.

11 November 2004, 12:58 PM
Hi, All my encouragements for your GSO, original the with dimensions
tilted one of your visual to follow
Good road

11 November 2004, 06:45 PM
Wow:eek: what a feedback!
Tranchefeux, BlueEyeLizard, OKMER, Blackarts, V_Shane,MrD, Tommy Lee, Squibbit...thank you guys! Your replys are really helpful, and gimme stregth to go on! thx!:bounce:

About the pic, I'm not's time to try another things...before is to late..

11 November 2004, 06:48 PM (

Compositions studies...well. Some feedback its gonna be great in that stage!;)

11 November 2004, 06:51 PM
The pivotal moment thingy's missing, but your style's great and I'd like to see every one of these finished :D

11 November 2004, 07:45 PM

i believe your very first concept has the most potential for a dramatic image, but unless you find a believable 'reason' behind this pan-galactic gang war, you will be missing the pivotal thingy:)

keep to this concept plz,it;s risky but it;s very original

11 November 2004, 08:54 PM
hey guys!

giza-di and coCoKNIght: I know about the pivot thing... my idea is show (in the back of this compositions) the destruction of base (or ship) that represents battle's end. One of the gang is defeated...(girl's gang)...what you think?
sorry for poor english

thx a lot guys!

11 November 2004, 08:57 PM
Okey, that sounds cool, but anyway, I'm impatient to see more! :scream:

11 November 2004, 08:59 PM
Yo, I like compostions 1 and 3 really much. I think I might even like 1 better. ANd do the destruction thingy in the bg :P Really, cool concepts. GJ m8, and keep it comming. You still have a lot of time, but get going, we want MORE, MORE i tell ya.

11 November 2004, 08:59 PM
i like your style dude the after the battle concept is classic and very cool. good job on the sketches too youre doin great. the only thing id suggest is alittle more red in the green in the reflectins and sky keep it up ill be watchin

Tommy Lee
11 November 2004, 12:34 AM

i believe your very first concept has the most potential for a dramatic image, but unless you find a believable 'reason' behind this pan-galactic gang war, you will be missing the pivotal thingy:)

keep to this concept plz,it;s risky but it;s very original
Have to second that!:wip: :wip: :wip:

11 November 2004, 01:13 AM
from your comp study , no, 1,4,5 is my favourite , if you continue with the very fist sketch , I think no 5 is great, just my 2 cents............

11 November 2004, 02:31 AM
Real nice set of sketches - I think I favor 3 and 5. I like the depth of space you get and the swirl of action.

11 November 2004, 05:09 AM
It is so hard to keep up with everyone. this is great stuff. i am really partiasl to gang warfare type stuff. very cool. I prefer comp 3. Lots of depth. did not like the extreme angle before. keep it going. . .

11 November 2004, 12:19 PM
Dudes, great feedback!
Thanks!! I really aprecciate! My favorite is number 3 and 5....but i wanna think in some compositions....well .lets work

thx guys!:thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 12:27 PM
hi great sketches

I like number 3 :thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 12:35 PM
3 or the one you colored, 5 is great but in that sketch she looks like she's just gonna find another fighter and continue to fight.... remember that pivotal thingy? :) Battle is lost, the only thing she can do now is enjoy the show and look to the exploding base.

11 November 2004, 06:19 PM
Hi BloodTaster,

great line-drawing thumbnails. Really A pleasure to watch.

I also prefer no.4 and especially no.2 > a fight after a fight. From one action to another.


11 November 2004, 06:08 PM (

Here some new sketchs... My favorite is the one with face of the girl...maybe i will go on that...

Thank's again, the feedback is awesome here, I'm doubt about this contest, so your help is great!

11 November 2004, 09:28 PM
All your studies makes me think of more like a storyboard. They are so varied in particular way.

I almost could have sworn youd pick the green crash landing to be the one. Just dont wait for the last week so we get to see finished piece. Month might go fast and youd never notice.

Stay sharp as usual :)

12 December 2004, 07:36 AM
the girls face? Is there reflection in her vizor of the rest of the scene . . . that could be quite cool.

01 January 2005, 08:30 PM
Uuuh Bloodtaster, have u given up on this or what? I think so because u have to a LOT of work if u still want to finish this..

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