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10 October 2004, 08:37 AM
Brett Keyes has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.

10 October 2004, 08:44 AM (

Heres my first concept. Im still very undecided on what to do for this challenge.
Anyway...let me know what you think.
...more to come.

10 October 2004, 08:49 AM
I love the energy in this drawing, it seems very dynamic, even in the concept stage. I recommend that you make the starship smaller though- it'll give the whole piece a bigger feel.

10 October 2004, 09:36 AM
Your concept sketch is so good that makes my think if i should stay out of the challenge
:buttrock: Good luck man

10 October 2004, 09:42 AM
very cool ... that's what i think ... reminds me of ice pirates .. terrible movie that i strangely like

10 October 2004, 11:01 AM
hoo.. very promising and also very moody concept. Some scary elements in it. I agree with sidchagan, if the spaceship is smaller the wormhole will be even more powerful / epic. Great start. Keep on going!


10 October 2004, 11:06 AM
I suggest more of a dyanamic angle. Maybe the viewer looking down the side of the ship, that is slowly approaching the huge gateway.

The colors are fantastic, and I wish u luck

10 October 2004, 10:50 PM
thanks for the comments everyone. I totally agree that the size of the ship ruins the scale of the wormhole and station. Maybe using a few small ships might be better? I also like the idea of changing the composition a bit so we are closer to the spaceship...Ill do a new concept of that tonite.

pfish---> good to see you back in this challenge!

10 October 2004, 11:47 PM
Looks nice BK.. apart from a few chrome spheres and maybe a leprechaun its well on its way!

I wanted more exclamation marks at the end, i really did, but it wouldnt let me post with too many

10 October 2004, 08:39 AM (

Heres another concept...This one with an old destroyed space station on the edge of a nebula. I like this composition a bit better than the last. The forground ship is just there for placement...Im sure the design will change on that when I start modelling.
C&C welcome!

10 October 2004, 08:51 AM
like the nebulistic painting style. The second composition is definatly stronger, however the two pieces definatly have two different messages, and I guess it comes down to what you want to communicate. In any case excellent work.

10 October 2004, 08:54 AM
Hey, nice concept! But looking a little empty...

Hope, you're going to add lot of detailes. Keep it up!

10 October 2004, 08:56 AM
I really like the atmosphere in the second concept sketch! Looks very promising :thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 12:48 PM
I think this is some really wonderful stuff, you've got a real gift!

Both versions are very interesting. I would almost want a mixture of both renderings as a final. I love the "ghostly" feeling of the secong one, and I love the electrifying feel of the first. If you combine them into ghostly electrifying then I think you will have a winner.

Also, I think the audience would like to see more of the ship in the second draft. That scene would work great in a film because it would slowly move in, but in a still shot you might want to see atleaset 75% of the ship.

These are just thoughts of course, not necessities. I am sure your work will be remarkable nonetheless.

Keep it up!


10 October 2004, 04:06 PM
really like the second one,
maybe you could add something that gives us a little hint of what happened to the space station?
really nice though, I'll be back..

10 October 2004, 04:25 PM
SWEET! Great designs and color schemes! I do have to say athat I prefer the portal/gate from the first one better, looks like some sort of evil castle in space it's really cool!

10 October 2004, 04:31 PM
this one alot nicer feel imo..

have an idea to run by you on the second image....see what you think. Tell ya later :)


10 October 2004, 05:17 PM
Dude...your concept sketches are beautiful! They by themselves are a piece of art!

I like both of them so much Im having trouble deciding which one I like best. But if I have to decide, I would go with your second one. I like the perspective better on that one than the first.

When this is all said and done and the contest is over, Id love it if you could make larger resolutions of these concept sketches. Would make an awesome desktop!

Looking forward to seeing this one progress. Please keep em coming!

10 October 2004, 06:37 PM
I like these concepts. Great approach, it would be nice to see somethign else happen in the background other then the station and the huge ship. BUt where you are right now is great :)

I also like the feeling and mood and this being communicated here.

10 October 2004, 06:59 PM
I really like these concepts, so beautiful and majestic! Keep them coming.

10 October 2004, 02:42 AM
Thanks again everyone,
Ill post more concepts over the next few days. I agree that the second concept really needs to have more too it....something that shows what exactly happend to the space station. So far i have a couple ideas, just need to start drawing them out.

10 October 2004, 04:01 AM
Both of your conepts really are lacking. You have the two large focus points, but the rest of the image is taken up by emptie space. Might want to think about adding more of a story, and give your images more motion.

10 October 2004, 05:12 AM
I agree with marmot, nothing says opera like more sphere's and perhaps some POECAGE Jeeps going into the wormhole. ( Stunting ). Seriously dude, you inspire me to be a better artist. Nice work.

10 October 2004, 10:54 AM (

Heres another variation on the previous concept...this time with a bit more action. A swarm of creatures flow out of the destryed space station and attack a passing ship.

10 October 2004, 11:42 AM
this is cool , so moody ,good job !

10 October 2004, 02:18 PM
Its a good concept, but the swarm of creatures need to be a different color then the ship. When I first saw it without the description I thought it was the ship being ripped apart and the pieces drawn towrds the spacestation.

10 October 2004, 11:32 AM (

Heres yet another concpet...I personally like this one best so far. But, maybe its a bit too dark...

11 November 2004, 06:18 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing this all come together. Kinda like the layout of the bluish images though, leads the eye very well.

11 November 2004, 09:26 PM
your second to last one was way better than this last one imo....

really startin to come together with that. Darko totally disagree with you on the color thing. I think it works really well with dark silhouettes. Tonally it works great and if he can do what hes done with a limited color palate, I think it works great and feels more spacey....again just my take on it

11 November 2004, 11:23 PM
Thanks for the comments guys. I think Im going to go with a mix of the last image and the second to last. Possibly add some escape pods into it to help tell they story of people trying to escape. One more concept should do it.

11 November 2004, 04:24 AM
great concepts. i agree with using a mixture of teh last and 2nd to last one.. i think it should be more of the 2nd to last one then the las one.. especialy the colors. thats what I think : ).. or maybe combo of both the colors... it would go well together... eh anyway. cant wait to see how this one progresses.

11 November 2004, 10:33 AM
Powell Well Done
For me : The Color and The Ship Of First Concept With The City Of The 3rd Concept Makes More Diferent Work
Great Concepts All:thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 02:37 PM
dude, amazings concepts, your kwoledge of colors are impressive, I`m definitively with the 3 concept, looks very nice.
also I might ask for help, can you check my concept and giveme some advices about colors?

11 November 2004, 02:50 PM
Excellent work!:applause: :applause: :applause:
Hope to see the other stages!

11 November 2004, 07:29 PM
those were amazing concept... but i would love to see them all together. do you ever run out of ideas? nice job btw.

11 November 2004, 08:18 PM
Thanks again for the comments. Im currently working on the final concpet which will be a combination of 3rd and 4th images. Unfortuneately, my job is taking up most of my time right now....:sad:. Hopefully Ill have something posted by the end of the weekend.

11 November 2004, 08:20 PM
waiting for it:bounce:

11 November 2004, 04:56 AM
This is beggining to be a real Grand Space Opera! :thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 02:37 PM
Nice concepts, great works.

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