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10 October 2004, 01:59 PM
Andrew Suryadi has entered the Grand Space Opera 2D.

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Latest Update: Coloring WIP: Coloring Rough step 2 (

another update, still a very early coloring stage. just add some other thing to capture the mood overall.

11 November 2004, 02:37 PM
There's so many great entry in this challenge, I have my spare time about the next 2 weeks from now or maybe next week when approach the weekend. This is my first try for a big challenge such this grand space thing. Still have no idea right now, got to fill my mind with sci-fi thing...*quick*..Think...think!!! argh!!

hope I can afford something next week.:D

11 November 2004, 02:42 PM
The second to the last sentence reminded me of me, it's true, the ideas are the most difficult part of any artistic work... :p

Best of luck to ye!

11 November 2004, 04:38 AM
Hey, Thanks for the encouragement, shadowstarre.:) I already have a time to get some work now. I'll try to post something as soon as I can. :)

11 November 2004, 05:38 AM (

Here\'s a doodle I doing and still think of some story as well as another concept. I mainly very bad doing a detail thing, but this challenge is a very good opportunity to learn much, especially from another great artist here. I\'ll post some more as soon as I can. Crits/input are highly appreciate for this one.:)

11 November 2004, 09:17 AM (

OK, here a rough sketch for the overall scene I might think to create later, I plan to give a bit fantasy mood for the environment especially the clouds and maybe some flying ship to give a war scene. Any Comment on this one and how can I develop it?

11 November 2004, 08:22 AM (

I know its still a very..very..very rough one. but I think I must post something in this very early stage.

11 November 2004, 12:25 PM
hi Andrew..
very nice colors and good composition! :thumbsup:
looking forward to see progress..

11 November 2004, 12:05 AM
Quick sketch but nice one, very dynamic !!!
What kind of story will you put inside ?

Good luck

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11 November 2004, 03:43 AM
good lighting but weak draw

11 November 2004, 05:00 AM
i like your sketches man dont think theyer weak at all. they got kinda an impressionistic feel to them, give the scene a sense of urgency. keep up the goos work ill be keeping an eye on this thread.

11 November 2004, 06:44 AM
Hi, Greentek.:) Thanks for your kind word, they encourage me much!!

Arctics, Thanks!!! the story won't be so complex, maybe its sound stupid but I still think about it, maybe an invasion theme or else:D.

-tolga-, Thanks:), I realize that I still have to learn so much, still count a noobs in drawing and painting:).

Walrusmann, Thanks..glad to know you like it. I'm so honor to hear that:).

11 November 2004, 06:54 AM (

another update, still a very early coloring stage. just add some other thing to capture the mood overall.

11 November 2004, 08:21 AM
Something Shadowstarre said reminded me of something. He said how coming up with the idea is the hardest part of art.

In the art of acting, it is said that there is no acting, it's merely 'reacting.' You don't act anything, you merely are reacting to what is going on: the words that are being said, the actions taking place. And when you act, you don't just pull something out of your butt, you draw from a personal experience or emotion. You take your character and use your own past and characteristics and use them to 'react' to what is going on onstage as you may have once reacted to a similar situation in real life. You relate with the character to bring him/her to life.

I believe that you can relate this to situations like these. You said something like "got to fill my mind with sci-fi...!!" I don't think you necessarily have to go about it that way. Take this challenge as a character study in acting. You're given the part of creating something big and grand. instead of thinking the exact cliche and thinking it must be 'sci-fi,' rather, think about what personally gives you a sense of grandeur and greatness, what puts you in awe. What leaves your mouth open and eyes wide when you think about it or stare at it? Take this part, and relate your own personal experiences and thoughts to come up with a 'character concept' for this project. Don't think sci-fi or space; think greatness, operatic, amazement, beauty, horror, what gives you the sense of these emotions, what images spawn in your head when you think of these words? I don't think the ideas should be the hardest part. Ideas are merely a reaction from your passions, if you have passions, draw from them and see what images/ideas are born, and go from there. The hard part is drawing a vivid picture in your mind and then translating it into physicality. What are your passions, what is 'grand' to you.... create a story from it, draw it, develop the imagery and story. Draw from yourself, not from a title.

You're sketches right now I don't really get a sense of story, I can't tell what's going on. Maybe it's because they're just too rough and preliminary at this point. But maybe it's just you don't have an understanding yet of your own story. That needs to be developed before you start with the imagery, or your imagery won't mean anything. But your sketching ability is obviously fine, so illustrating those ideas once they are spawned won't be a problem.
hope this helped and I made sense, let me know if I didn't! And good luck, I look forward to seeing your progress
take care

11 November 2004, 09:32 AM
Excellent progress!
Look forward to seeing more details!

11 November 2004, 11:05 AM
Androgs- this is a really nice wip. i dig the sky already. i would just say to watch the size and color scheme of any aircraft you put coming into our view from the upper right. depends on what you want to emphasize. just a possible problem down the line. i really like the work so far though. great cityscape coming along. goodluck.

11 November 2004, 11:07 AM
Hi Steve Newport, wow..Thanks for your time to give me such input...I really appreciate that..and yeah, if talking something grand me the clouds in the sky is really one of a grand thing that can build a mood to viewer, so I try to put it also in my scene. But my bad is..I really have to dig my mind and search the most passionate thing I want to say..just like you said:D and try to establish as well as develop a story. Again, Many..many Thanks for remind me about this.:)

Adel3d, Thanks for the encourage word:).!

Misledtomisery, Thanks, your word motivate me much, and're right, I must careful placing the aircraft later, but I have to design it first. Thanks again, glad to know you dig it.:D

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