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04-04-2005, 08:02 AM
Some body has gone OVERBOARD in quality here!!

It all looks so impressively fantastic. Nothing has been spared at even this stage. I love the amount of detail you have cared for in the creation of the scene.

I am going to love seeing how it all renders out!


04-04-2005, 12:14 PM
Great update.
Just can't wait for the final image.

04-04-2005, 12:19 PM
If you could just stop right now that would be peachy. Your work is lovely and truly does look to be sculptured. :eek:

04-04-2005, 12:26 PM
Great work, the poses work very well and you are doing an excellent job on the modeling - especially like the cloth. :thumbsup:


04-04-2005, 12:56 PM
AMAZING!!! i like your style
Perfect modeling!
May i see wireframe? I want to learn :)

04-04-2005, 01:13 PM
beautiful poses and modeling. Really an artwork. Just call NASA at:

23335 25562 2333 NASA 4 3 PC

Good luck! :buttrock:

04-04-2005, 01:24 PM
you are diligent!:)
nice modelling progress!so nice:thumbsup:

04-04-2005, 01:37 PM
Fantastic modeling. I especially like the clothing on the queen character, it looks very natural and realistic. I can't wait to see it fully textured and lit. I'm curious to see how you're goin to handle the hair on the nanny character . .did you model it as one piece of geometry? Anyway, it's looking great so far. The annatomy of both characters is fantastic. Keep up the good work! Alexi.

04-04-2005, 06:26 PM
thanks for all great words again.
alitle trik i use somethimes when i do posing (before i put on muscle mass, voxel spheres)
is to use my stik dolly, its wery useful to get distance and anatomy right,
so what i do some times is to pose my stik figure in the pose i want and do my body building over it, i do the pose in concept or c4d and use it as ruff guide lines (bone strukture) but my stiks is not like a skeleton, its only the dolly i seem to get along whith.
if someone is interested i will mail you the dolly in c4d file, and if you have visual selector its set up for that.if not, youst clic the joint spheres and rotate, even better to use a 3d mouse to pose quik.a silly pic of my stik dolly.
see you later and youst shout if you want my dolly in c4d file and its yours.

04-04-2005, 06:29 PM
tips from professionals ... dont you just love em... cheers mate, i have Max so will build one of my own .

04-04-2005, 06:36 PM
ho interessing mode.....tnx:)


04-04-2005, 07:11 PM
Nice tip Alex, reminds me the traditional way of sculpt!
cheers mate! :beer:

04-04-2005, 07:30 PM
yehee, mecman , thats the same way i sculpt my ordinary figures, start whith wire and build on top of it. see you mate and :thumbsup:

04-04-2005, 08:19 PM
Hi Alex. Awesome models you have here, really great. I can't wait to see them with texture.

Good luck!

04-04-2005, 09:52 PM
Shit on the pitt! What can I say, are you a machine? Jävligt imponerande.

04-04-2005, 11:23 PM
I feel stupid never having thought of that! Building one too now. I knew entering this challenge was a good idea!

Very beautiful man, still absolutely loving the queen!:D Very feminine nanny(double n:wise:)

04-04-2005, 11:47 PM
hey there... you work is definatly going to be something to watch! i adore everybit of the image and your wip updates!

keep em comming!

04-05-2005, 01:22 AM
very,very nice.
highly defined modeling,and fantastic characters.:thumbsup:

04-05-2005, 03:52 AM
thanks mates, hopefuly some compositioning pics tomorow, or the guy in hamok,or some trees,or mushrooms,or backround,or wood house,or small creatures, havent desided yet, see you and :thumbsup:

04-05-2005, 06:51 AM
Pure awesomness man, Fine art gallery worthy work.:thumbsup:

04-05-2005, 08:38 AM
i dont know what to say about this but i haven't posted for a while so i felt obliged to complement ur work......... well done, lol.

cant wait for these extra tid stuff

04-05-2005, 01:06 PM
Alex, if i use 3Dmax, i can use Biped for it, right?
Thanks for tip

04-05-2005, 02:27 PM
Amazing! The workflow and speed you build this fantastic world of yours is amazing!
Det kommer att bli en kanonbild - lycka till! :thumbsup:

04-05-2005, 02:53 PM
Outstanding work so far. Model first, surface later I always say. Look forward to seeing more.

04-05-2005, 05:12 PM
thanks alot mates, and i dont now what biped in 3ds max is, so i cant answer that quistion.
see you and :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04-05-2005, 05:15 PM
Alex, if i use 3Dmax, i can use Biped for it, right?
Thanks for tip

Yeh that works just as well !

04-05-2005, 05:18 PM
what is biped ? in max(got qurios, so please tell me) see you :thumbsup:

04-05-2005, 05:42 PM
what is biped ? in max(got qurios, so please tell me) see you :thumbsup:

Biped is a bone/animation system (a second one) in MAX. So max has regular Max bones, and Biped which has a few more tools then Max bones, but is mainly for bipeds, although you can make a quadroped(sp?) rig in biped.

04-05-2005, 06:45 PM
man youre doing it really nice...i love your design on this...the wings u did are just amazing...youre a real master for this...:bowdown:.

and yes "ace4016" is ok about helps u to create bones structures much more easy than simple bones systems for riggin....and u can animate, save moves secuences for using in other bipeds, it also have an editor to modify and mix diferent motions from diferent bipeds allowing u to use them in a new character...thats in a big scale...theres plenty of things that it can do to make simpler the character animation...

04-05-2005, 06:56 PM
my stik dolly is nothing as complex as that, its youst a hirarcy of bits you can move to get a pose,(thanks for answer and se you sone mates). :thumbsup:

04-05-2005, 07:42 PM
Then what program you use?

04-05-2005, 08:31 PM
been redusing polys on my figures for 3 hours now, so i need a break, sending a update tomorrow, se you then and have a good evening. :thumbsup:

04-05-2005, 08:57 PM
been redusing polys on my figures for 3 hours now. :thumbsup:

What a mammoth task...My envy wanes briefly...Keep it up Alex, Your work is absolutely phenomenal:thumbsup::thumbsup:

04-05-2005, 09:04 PM
Hey Alex i'm waiting for your next update friend, and of course i'm waiting 19 april for the barbarian work...well, have good time friend:)

ciao Alex.

04-05-2005, 09:43 PM

this is beautiful :applause:

you are good!!! :thumbsup:

looking forward for more :)


04-06-2005, 04:59 AM
el_newty: thanks alot :thumbsup:
alexfalchi: thanks mate and sorry, i cant continue cohen before 19 (may) not april (my foult)
that rote april in cohen tread. see you and :thumbsup:
DaddyMack:thanks mate, all reducing on first figures done, so this evening i will do some compositioning (triky word). see you and :thumbsup:

04-06-2005, 07:27 AM
Well I can wait:)

04-06-2005, 06:35 PM
just have some excelent modeling skills......that's for sure....can't wait to see texturing...guess it will rock:bounce:


04-06-2005, 06:57 PM
Post more wips, post more wips... been waiting ages for the updates dude, not sure how much longer i can wait ....

04-06-2005, 10:59 PM
Alex, check this out, I showed my mum my thread and my models, and she said

"oh thats really good"

then I showed her your thread and she said

"im sorry to say michael, but your not that good"


damn you man!! damn you to helll!! jk, fantastic work!!

04-07-2005, 02:23 AM
alex you're talented keep up the good work :applause:

04-07-2005, 02:35 AM
What can I say... your modelling is awesome... :applause:

04-07-2005, 03:31 AM (

youst a composition and light test.
need to change some things to make it all work.
havent done kings trone and need to change swing fitting to beast and alot of more adisional things need to be modeld, youst a test.

ered dium
04-07-2005, 04:09 AM
Great design, I really like the characters.
Very nice modelling and lighting.
No critics....keep going.

Master and Servant ( - 2D
Leo Calv

04-07-2005, 04:31 AM
Wow the modeling is awesome, and you are quick, nice mood on the scene. I have a feeling my jaw will drop when I'll see the final. Great work!

Zlatan B.
04-07-2005, 04:57 AM
Why did I even enter this challenge? My mother told me the same thing week ago. LOL

But really, great work. :thumbsup:

Did you do a lot of sculpting and how does it relate to digital sculpting?

my stuff:

04-07-2005, 05:12 AM
DAMN... things are looking fantastic!

NOthing to say specifialy. I am enjoying anything you are putting up. And hoping for more!


jake rupert
04-07-2005, 05:25 AM
Very nice lighting and composition so far.
Just add the missing modells and you are allready done.

;>) Jake

04-07-2005, 05:57 AM
Not a rough poly visable...that in itself is quite the feat...
very smooth and organic. it doesnt look like anything else here...not even close...

whats the secret, i gotta know!

my favorite in the competition so far..:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04-07-2005, 06:06 AM
stuning work... my only remark is that the beast must be moved a little further from the queen since it kinda steals away your look from her...

04-07-2005, 06:15 AM
Fantastic modelling, really love your characters and all the details you've added. I also really like the lighting and the tone set by your last post (with all the characters posed together). Can't wait to see this textured :)

My one comment is that the composition isn't very looks good, but it seems a bit static and too ordered...almost like I'm looking at a set of resin models. I think the characters are setup nicely, but it might be interesting to play around with the camera angles and settings. Keep up the good work!

04-07-2005, 06:20 AM
that is absolutly fantastic... great to see the whole thing comming together. absolutly stunning work. what are u going to do with the space on the top right?? and what is in the background??... ahh so many questions... are u going to change the camera to a different angle to capture more of ur characters??...

ok ill leave it at that great work

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04-07-2005, 06:36 AM
thanks alot mates, dont have time for long answers now, got to run to work,
but answer later on what i gone do whith rest. see you and have a good day(night) :thumbsup:

04-07-2005, 06:38 AM
What can i say....I have to search a new challenge...well! Congratulations!

04-07-2005, 07:05 AM
What can i say....I have to search a new challenge...well! Congratulations!

The same thing for me... hahaha :argh:

no words Alex... hmm... only one : perfect :thumbsup:

04-07-2005, 07:18 AM
I really enjoy how you've managed to take some overused characters and make them interesting again. Nice work, good luck!

04-07-2005, 07:38 AM
Wow amazinnnng youuuuuu goooooood.:bounce: :eek:

04-07-2005, 07:41 AM
haha it starts to take shape!! :thumbsup:
you're on the right way, looks excellent so far

04-07-2005, 07:43 AM
A really cool update with great lighting !
I like that kind of mood !:thumbsup:

Cya !

04-07-2005, 07:45 AM
WoW, very great scene, modeling and diposition of characters are excellent. I wait with impatiente the textures, very good work:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

04-07-2005, 07:57 AM
dude, i baow down before you !

04-07-2005, 08:02 AM
Thats coming out beautifully Alex,,,,,,,All a very nice picture,already in a classic pose......Will the wing be transparent?.......I would hope so.....because then you can see through this wing to the beast in back...looking very nice.....:arteest:

04-07-2005, 08:27 AM
it is so beautiful. amazing piece :applause: :applause::applause:

04-07-2005, 09:08 AM
ther's no doubt's one of the most beautiful jobs ..
I love the style a lot

04-07-2005, 09:15 AM
just beautiful .. been watchin as this grew ... it's reached beyond expectations :thumbsup:

04-07-2005, 09:16 AM
Great concept, flawless modeling as always! Good luck to you! :thumbsup:

04-07-2005, 09:53 AM
man, its great, even if its not finished, the lightning is great so far, and i like the composition.. i love it, defintly one of the best MAS entry for me! good luck m8!:)

04-07-2005, 11:45 AM
Great job on the mood. I like the 'Baroque' feeling of the light in your image.

Keep it up,

04-07-2005, 12:12 PM
tank you so mutch all off you, had a quik lunch break, but its over now, so, got to run.
thanks and see you mates. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04-07-2005, 12:22 PM
Made a mess of my keyboard drooling over your last post Alex...

Good luck texturing, the lighting suits the scene perfectly.

Keep it coming mate:thumbsup::thumbsup:

04-07-2005, 12:30 PM
Hello Alex
As usual nothing constructive to add....

The lightning add true emotions and mysterious/mystical atmosphere.
Seems you're allready a classic man! (in the good way for sure :thumbsup: )

You're rocking this place! on and on :buttrock:

have fun with the tex :thumbsup:

04-07-2005, 12:48 PM
Yup...indeed it's massive entry and i also like the setup of scene so far and lighting....

this is going to be one of the best for sure me thinks:thumbsup:

04-07-2005, 01:17 PM
Hello. There very nice work you have here. But I can't catch the idea.

Good Luck.

04-07-2005, 01:19 PM
AMAZING! very beautiful and dramatic lights here...and the characters position is great!
Nice job mate! keep it up! :thumbsup:

04-07-2005, 01:19 PM
Like your idea and your layout ! :thumbsup: Very good realisation, and you're so speed ! Bravo ! :bounce:

04-07-2005, 01:58 PM
Really nice work, Alex. Each time I visit here, I feel a strong sense of humility towards my own work and inspiration. Wonderful job! :)

04-07-2005, 02:03 PM
This is awesome ! I love evrything about it...Great job!

04-07-2005, 02:26 PM
Great update!:applause:
I love lighting and mood!:thumbsup:'
Very good composition, it is very hard to composite so many elements!

04-07-2005, 03:47 PM
Very good work , very impressive , i really like the style .

keep it up .

04-07-2005, 03:48 PM
Looks very, very good! I absolutely love the composition as it is now. Altho I think by enhancing the lighting some you could get some thing to stand out more. as of now, some of the elves seem to fade into the image. Im sure when you start getting color upon the image it will start getting alot better in that area aswell.

Underbart, vänter ivrigt på fortsättningen.

04-07-2005, 04:17 PM
:applause: Excellent work.

The best thing about the whole thing is that all of the characters work very well together in th same scene.:thumbsup:

04-07-2005, 04:47 PM
Hi Alex! This work is very impressive! Your composite form pleases me a lot! I'm waiting the textures now... it will be fantastic... :) :) :)

04-07-2005, 05:12 PM
Oh my!! :thumbsup: Beautiful work. The composition is great!! Can't wait to see more.

04-07-2005, 05:34 PM
Yes. It is very nice. Looks of detail and character to the scene.

04-07-2005, 05:54 PM
The image is glorious,just so,Especially like the monster with the branch with the elf on top.
I didn't go trough your posts,But you seem to miss a human character,is that allowed.?
Good luck.

04-07-2005, 06:09 PM
Great Work Man... Keep it UP!!!



04-07-2005, 07:03 PM
Fantastic work man. Really thats great. No crits just keep going like you are.

04-07-2005, 08:13 PM
I´m gonna sit here and wait for Your trees to grow in the forrest... :bounce: anyway, I like the setting of the woodlings and their servants... And seems that the lightning is good too, looks like a sunbeam reach down at " you gang"...

04-07-2005, 08:27 PM
Hey Alex this is looking really amazing. When I see you modeling at the speed of light, I squeese my ass so its becomming tight... ok ( stupid joke ) good luck.

04-08-2005, 03:58 AM
• Looking Amazing my friend! models, composition and lighting are great, this is one of my favorite works! :thumbsup: keep posting!

04-08-2005, 04:55 AM
alex this is really awesome man... great stuff..

04-08-2005, 08:00 AM
More Alex more!!

04-08-2005, 08:08 AM
Just a test you say, just a test. You don't need me to tell you this is looking very good indeed. Don't you sleep? Fantastic work I'm subscribed. Cheers Sean :applause:

04-08-2005, 11:01 AM
Stunningly beautiful work, Alex :)

Loving the concept and the modelling, too - just Great! Can't wait to see more!


04-08-2005, 03:25 PM
Hey, your are my master haha. Exelent work, keep going. :applause: :applause:

04-08-2005, 03:27 PM
I'm very impressed. Great job so far :eek:

04-08-2005, 04:00 PM
its an honour to get all this god respond from all you great people, dont now what to say realy, thanks, thanks mates.
i have been away 1,5 day whith work so i havent had time to do a uppdate yet,
but it shourly will come one tomorrow,
and there is humans in the pic, one is the nanny in the right lower corner, the outher one is the house kepper, that is not in the latest update,(dont now if i want her in the pic yet).
see you and thanks again, :thumbsup:

04-08-2005, 04:07 PM
And we have a winner!!!:wise:

***damn gorgeous the way your eye can just travel over it. Are you going to keep this one halfshadowed as well? Like with your fairy pieces, because I find this lighting and composition allready quite powerful.

As I expected one damn fine piece!!!

04-08-2005, 04:20 PM
hi alex, yur wip is ultracool!! and much difficult.
you proceed before to the lighting and then to the texturing of the character?

good luck, to soon

04-08-2005, 04:28 PM
oh friend thats just too much!! really amazing...all those models are my jaw is on the floor...:bowdown::bowdown:

04-08-2005, 05:59 PM
Amazing ! Very good work.:applause:
Keep it up .

04-08-2005, 07:49 PM
:applause: Just awesome, just awesome, go Alexander, go!!!

peace, pete

04-09-2005, 02:36 AM
Great work, your style is very inspirational. Solid concept and detailed modeling
Good luck!!:thumbsup:

04-09-2005, 02:47 AM
Alex. cant say it enough. cant keep my eyes away, you might already know but i'd like to say: the word awesomestunningbeautifulldreamcomesto3dwowfallingofmychairandIdontknowwow is not long enough to describe your work... I simply love it!!!:love:
Keep it up my friend, fantastic as always!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04-09-2005, 02:56 AM
Very powerful update since the last time I viewd your work...keep on working:bounce: handsonfire 3d master and severant

04-09-2005, 12:00 PM
working on update, but my haptic arm broke so :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
jmBoekestein: yes i go for halfshadow pic on this one to, i love dark and mystical pieces.
Gianluca: i do modeling first,then composition off figures, lightening, then adisional pieces like trees and small things, then texture.
rattlesnake,Fred76,The Peteboy,Maxter,hands0nfire, thanks allot mates
the1st_angel:thanks allot my friend and that long word is almost like some village names in whales.
see you all and :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04-09-2005, 12:21 PM
:sad::cry: I hope it can be fixed. This must be very expensive tool.
You have lot of time. Don't worry, I'm shure everything be all right.

04-09-2005, 12:23 PM
meybe I not understand...arm broke??!!:cry:

04-09-2005, 02:18 PM
Awesome... :thumbsup: Locking this thread in target.. The modeling is simply marvellous.. can't wait to see more.

04-09-2005, 07:32 PM
I hope that your haptic arm can be fixed soon... :shrug: very soon...
so we can see this lovely work progress... :bounce:

04-10-2005, 05:15 AM
i hvnt left a post in a few days and just poped in to ask about the background... i mean im sure u have slready spoken about this but i really couldnt be bothered sifting threw all these pages :wise: .zzzzzzzz... lol

so if u could refer me to a post... would appreciate it!

best of luck commin along great... what are u working on atm... update???

04-10-2005, 05:38 AM
hi and thanks mates. next week i am on trak again. :thumbsup:
alexfalchi: its not my real arm thats broken, its the haptic arm for computer. :thumbsup:
RealCapri: thanks alot :thumbsup:
makaron: i hope its fixt sone to, i have fixt it for the moment, so i can go along, but dont now for how long time. :thumbsup:
tilite: i going to do some backround work today if my haptic let me, havent talkt about it,but forshore there is going to be trees, musshrooms,small creatures,stones,moss and things.
see you all and thanks :thumbsup:

04-10-2005, 05:47 AM
I really love your work especially your models and lighting it looks like a dream. I'll keep watching it.Good luck.:thumbsup:

04-10-2005, 08:28 AM
Ahahahaha Alex yes I was understand this ahahahah:scream: :thumbsup:


04-10-2005, 11:51 AM (

a small update, get another one this evening.

04-10-2005, 12:27 PM
:bounce: niceeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! amazza work Alex, good composition !:thumbsup: more please more!!


04-10-2005, 12:30 PM
BWaha nice work so far dude really amazing.

04-10-2005, 12:42 PM
i really like the atmosphere. heroic fantasy is the most universe, imaginary world i like.
And what a compositing really great.


04-10-2005, 12:43 PM
Yop it trully works well :thumbsup:
Saw the sketch but still curious about how you'll manage the right part of the comp...

And good luck with your arm too.
Always a pleasure to follow you.


04-10-2005, 12:51 PM
thanks mates, the house keper is gone from the composition, she disturdb the peace in picture, so i will have right side wery clean,so eyes goes to the caracters, i send a new update later to show what i mean.see you all and :thumbsup:

04-10-2005, 02:50 PM
looking forward to that mate! keep it up!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04-10-2005, 03:17 PM
looking sweet my friend !... love the tree (and everything else)

04-10-2005, 04:35 PM
Great progress !!! I just love your lightning... reminds me a bit of "Rembrandt"

04-10-2005, 07:33 PM
Wow very nice mood.

04-10-2005, 08:23 PM
I try really hard each time I come here Alex to do a little more than drool...

Here goes my first try, I think you could add more depth to the image by extending the big trees roots or the line of the tree out past (behind) the minotaur type character a bit, the almost straight line you have sorta cuts the image in half...

Did I mention drool...Keep the fine fine work coming my friend:thumbsup:

04-10-2005, 09:01 PM
beautiful as ever.. awe inspiring work
keep it up m8

04-10-2005, 09:30 PM
U're definatly the best, and from far away, for me.
so much poetry in this ! :) Reminds me a little of great stories. A mix between Dark Cristal and Lord of the rings, and Endless story...


04-10-2005, 11:56 PM (

some more done, now i have to start
doing small creatures for forest.

04-11-2005, 12:22 AM

You have a very strong image going here, looks great .:thumbsup:

04-11-2005, 12:31 AM
Great work Alexander. This is an awesome scene you have going here.. keep it up!

04-11-2005, 12:36 AM
good lighting Renaissance art*going very well !:) triangle composition looks good.nice work

04-11-2005, 01:06 AM
Man, i could of sworn i subscribed to this =/.
Really great job so the feeling

04-11-2005, 01:24 AM
Amazing!! .... with some good textures this is going to be amazing!

04-11-2005, 04:47 AM
great lighting and enviroment... the best thing about the lighting is u can get away with the spotlights on the characters, the cracks in the forest canopy actually do create light like this in the densest jungles.

great work... no crits just keep it commin:thumbsup:

04-11-2005, 12:06 PM
thanks mates , hopefuly some creatures done to this evening, see you and :thumbsup:

04-11-2005, 12:08 PM
Alex, amazing work my compositing and goood background:thumbsup:
see you and :bounce:


04-11-2005, 12:11 PM
really a great & excellent modelling stuff

04-11-2005, 12:27 PM
hmmm.....what can i say....NO WORDS !! you really impressed me! BRAVO :applause:

about is excelent ! one question there gonna be any texturing ?


04-11-2005, 12:48 PM
thats absolutle gr8! Keep it up m8!:thumbsup:

04-11-2005, 03:35 PM
thanks mates, and yes ofcourse it will be textured, but i do all modeling, composition and lightening first. thanks and see you all :thumbsup:

04-11-2005, 04:03 PM
lookin good man, strong compostion , it has this religious feeling but still fantasy, little crit at this point, the lighting doesnt look to be natural in the sense that all the figures have what looks to be an even point light right on there heads, as if they were all lit to be seen by the camera . i think its creating wierd shadow issues, example, it looks like the figure jsut below the master should be almost completely in shadow, anyway im loosing alittle depth in that sense. not sure if your finished or just playing with light still, but otherwise im digging this one,

04-11-2005, 04:17 PM
How are you going to texture all this stuff. Man, I'd broke my head trying to map such detailed models. Very impresive.

04-11-2005, 10:50 PM words, you´ve done an amzing job on that trees!
keep it up mate! better and better each time I visit here!:bounce:

04-12-2005, 12:07 AM
:scream: :thumbsup: :scream: :thumbsup:
tripping :thumbsup:

04-12-2005, 12:34 AM
insane, just insane :buttrock:

have you been taking steroids? :D. Can't wait for the texturing man :beer:

04-12-2005, 12:58 AM
Turning out just beautiful......I would like to see it in a large picture frame.....two of these for you Alex,,,,,, :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04-12-2005, 03:48 AM
Very interresting job :)
Your entries are a pleasure for the eyes :applause:

04-12-2005, 06:05 AM
your work is just incredible alex:eek::buttrock::applause:... nothing more to say... I am starting to feel a little depressed about my own entry:sad:...

04-12-2005, 12:15 PM
thanks allot mates, working on some mosquito kind of sub masters that you prabably not going to notice in the final version, but have to be done, sending pic later,
back to work now and see you :thumbsup:

04-12-2005, 12:41 PM
just getting better and better dude

04-12-2005, 12:43 PM
hahaha, unfunny, u fastard ;) your work looks so awesome, i think i quit and go cry for the rest of the little time remaining! keep on rocking mate, the lightning looks fine and brilliant as expected. love those roots also. love the whole piece. no crits so far, just enjoying. keep it up my friend:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04-12-2005, 12:57 PM
amazing image :applause: :applause:

04-12-2005, 01:02 PM
....some mosquito kind of sub masters...

hey that sounds promising, cool !:bounce:
take courage and :thumbsup:

will you let the right triangle part of the comp "empty" (wich already work very well) or will you go for something like crazy interlacement vegetation you do so so well or something else? :)

04-12-2005, 02:58 PM
Doesn't exactly seem like you need any help or suggestions with anything here :D but I just wanted to say that it's a truly beautiful composition you've got here - it's so good I thought for a second that I had accidently stumbled into the 2D section.

04-12-2005, 05:51 PM
Sorry for slow progres on update latly, but its been coming up some realy interesting work for me in ordinary work that take up my spare time now and for some time, long time, years,
maby for ever,but i going to do my best for updating.
I hope i have time to finish it now, we will see. small update should come sone.
see you and :thumbsup: and thanks for all coments.

04-12-2005, 06:39 PM
great work :thumbsup:

04-12-2005, 07:02 PM
So nice and complex ! Great ! :applause:

04-12-2005, 07:23 PM
Don't worry alex we can waittttt:thumbsup:

04-12-2005, 08:10 PM (

tiny almost idiotic wip update, little mosquito creature that probably not going to have alot of atension in the sceen, but it have to be done, thats way it dosent have alot of detail, more of this kind have to be done before texturing. see you.

04-12-2005, 08:23 PM
hi alex.h ...not so idiotic....looks unique and complex :)!...and in the background...:eek:!...nice work cheers!

04-12-2005, 09:08 PM
This thread never disappoints alex!, what an interesting and original little critter... keep the woodland creatures coming man! Good luck texturing this gorgeous scene... Keep it up:thumbsup::thumbsup:

04-12-2005, 09:17 PM
I like that creature...too bad that she doesn't appears too much in the scene.
But considering we're working with high-res renders, who knows ?

Cya ! :thumbsup:

04-12-2005, 09:23 PM
This is very goooood:bounce:

04-12-2005, 09:28 PM
ops I forgot.. are you sure tha you don't have ZBrush in your hands??

nice work alex.:thumbsup:

04-12-2005, 09:50 PM
alex alex alex, how many times have i answerd that question, nooooooooooooo zbrush,
I model ewery thing in sensables (freeform concept and 3ds max plugin clay tools), and all texturing and renders are going to be in c4D r9 and body paint. see you mate :thumbsup:

04-12-2005, 09:59 PM
ahahahah yes I know my friend..ahaha but you are incredible!!:bounce: you have very talent for sculptures!!:thumbsup:

04-12-2005, 10:13 PM
Nice bumble bee you modeled there :) Maybe you`ll paste some horns on his head :twisted: and some spikes on his tail would look just great... but only my humble opinion. Keep the good work up :thumbsup:

04-12-2005, 11:10 PM
Great progress Alex. Wonder how many woodland creatures will live in your forest by the time the challenge is over??

04-13-2005, 04:41 AM
cant say much... odnt want to say much

:thumbsup: :) :bounce:

04-13-2005, 07:10 AM
small update? that's superb work man! .. wow

04-13-2005, 07:23 AM
hey dude, if its a mosquito creature it should have a long nose/mouth for suching blood...

Apart from that, as always greaty work mate :thumbsup:

04-13-2005, 09:45 AM
I´m was hope that spring would come to Sweden soon, but now I´m not so sure i want that any more, when I see this mosquito :eek: reminds me of their bites... *L* I curious to see the sub portrait on the mosquitos in spite of the creepy felling of mosquitobites..

04-13-2005, 12:09 PM
thanks alot mates. its youst a creature that is wery thin thats way i made my ref to a mosquito, my next creature is thik and bulky(round), more like a bumble bii,
sending pic this evening and thanks again. :thumbsup:

04-13-2005, 12:41 PM
i really like your charcters, all well designed and very elegent.

04-13-2005, 02:30 PM
Amazing... :applause: don't have any other words... wow...

04-13-2005, 03:41 PM
awesome entry. i look forward to seeing what you come up with for texturing and lighting as well!

04-13-2005, 04:47 PM
thanks mates, should have a update in 3-4 hours, see you and :thumbsup:

04-13-2005, 04:54 PM
Not even surprised.:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04-13-2005, 07:06 PM (

2 more family memders of the mosqui family, low detailing, its only in the dackround.(wery small)

04-13-2005, 07:27 PM
Keep it coming Alex:thumbsup::thumbsup:

04-13-2005, 07:28 PM
Nice Alex!! I must model my insects too...
Keep it up my friend!! can´t await to see the textures!!

04-13-2005, 07:31 PM
Nice update Alex...I really like this!!:thumbsup:

04-13-2005, 07:47 PM
what a cute family... :bounce: just love the female, her bodyshape and her way to hold the kid...

04-14-2005, 03:25 AM
thanks mates.
DaddyMack: i do my best to send more sone. :thumbsup:
mecman: i think your insects going to be great and (spiky). :thumbsup:
alexfalchi: thanks mate. :thumbsup:
makaron: i going to do a queen for this family to, the female in this pic is the nanny. :thumbsup:
thanks all and see you later. :thumbsup:

04-14-2005, 05:00 AM
wow youre really fast and really good artist...youre a great inspiration my friend!!

04-14-2005, 05:42 AM
These are the kind of things that when all said and done elevate work to another level,,,,the fine deetails do add up,and it will show in the end .........Nice idea and nice addition to an already very fine piece......:arteest: :arteest:

04-14-2005, 06:05 AM
wow, its really comming along!
your vision is fantastic and unique,
everything has so much character and style. :thumbsup:
keep it up alex, am looking forward to your updates.

04-14-2005, 11:39 AM
Hello ALex H.
Hyper cool as usual :)
You're going for a story in the story????

Good continuation and :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04-14-2005, 11:46 AM
oustanding man! the mosqui carrying the little one is just soo creative!

04-14-2005, 03:41 PM
thanks for reply.
rattlesnake: thanks mate :thumbsup:
Virtuoso: i love doing loads of caracters in a sceen, but i hope i finish the texturing in time,
not as fast in tex as i am in modeling, thanks mate :thumbsup:
Poisen: thanks and hope i can do a update to this evening (late) :thumbsup:
shtl: thanks mate and yes i am going for a tiny story in the story :thumbsup:
Versiden: thanks and more to come.
see you all and :thumbsup:

04-14-2005, 03:50 PM
Wow! I hadn't checked in for a while but you've made a really cool composition! Works perfectly! The only thing was I couldn't read the big lump in the middle well enough. But you'll probably fix that anyway. Really friggin' good man!!!:thumbsup:

The grace of those elflings particularly gets to me!:eek:

04-15-2005, 01:36 AM
I dunno what to say man.. I really cant crit anything as everything is way beyond my level and just totally amazing, it seems like you never mess up! :p

04-15-2005, 01:59 AM
all i can say again and again is wow! simply amazing !!

04-15-2005, 06:34 AM (

queen wosqui almost done.

04-15-2005, 06:56 AM
Hi alex,

I like the little fat helping one... Great modeling as always... keep the good work up.

04-15-2005, 07:14 AM
don't know what to suggest you, just amazing detail work , keep going with your skill ,i will wait and enjoy final result,!

04-15-2005, 08:46 AM
Thats looking really sweet...

04-15-2005, 11:17 AM
Beautiful progress Alex! Your scene will be a paparazzi picture taken in a fantastic world of your own style! Have a nice day! :wavey:

04-15-2005, 12:32 PM
Hello Alex H.
Sounds so promising! Can't wait to see them in the final comp... Seems that this image is already composited? There is once again a great comps line/direction/diagonal plus thoose curves with the bodys and the wings:applause: in the post, but since you've got THE eye....

Keep it up and :thumbsup:

04-15-2005, 12:49 PM
Those little guys are very cool. God is in the details. This is going to be nuts when you finish it.

How do you go about texturing your stuff?

04-15-2005, 12:55 PM
Such details Alex...:arteest: hope this all shows up in the high resolution shot....

Some more light would help the composition it's a bit drowned out with shadows now...

04-15-2005, 01:43 PM
i love all these lil creature additions of urs... just above and beyond the call of entry...(bad twist on the saying but origional none the less) lol.

so even tho these are "low detail":arteest: *cough *cough how much "low detail" are u going to go into with ur materials and texturing... like are these creatures going to be unique coz that strikes me as rather time consuming... well worth it though... and ur very very capable.

i dont know what to say i have no crits and i wish u the best of luck for the comp.. are u the type that likes to get as much done in 3d then only a small lil touch in photoshop or are u more the type o stop early and finnish in photoshop? dont knwo y i asked that:shrug: just wanted to be included:blush:

great work:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04-15-2005, 03:30 PM
mosquitoqueen looking good, very slim and beutiful, but... can´t help it, the fat nanny :bounce:are still one of the cutest, lovable mosquito I ever have seen...

04-16-2005, 06:17 AM
update, update, update :bounce: .... please... it´s over 24h since the last one now... *L*

04-16-2005, 07:18 AM
nice workkkk more more more!:thumbsup:

04-16-2005, 12:33 PM
Alex my man this is lookign really good!!... those creatures r kick ass!! no crits from me.. keep up the good works!! :thumbsup:

04-16-2005, 11:49 PM
going better!:thumbsup:

04-17-2005, 02:52 AM
I've got to try that tool you are using to do these builds.....impressive indeed //// :thumbsup: good luck in this contest

04-17-2005, 10:09 AM
theuni,monsitj,KayosIII,Tremoside,shtl,dmonk,3dRaven,makaron,alexfalchi,overcontrast and
goktug. thanks mates and i am wery happy you like it :thumbsup:
tilite.. i am playing with the mosqui people right now, and realise the poly count on them are higher than the rest of the sceen, so i got to render them in diffrent passes, what i think i going to do whith the outher stuff to, and i think i going for loads of photoshop work on this pic, i going to paint all textures in body paint first. thanks mate and :thumbsup: going to love the freeform haptic (the tool). thans and :thumbsup:
see you all later and have a good day :thumbsup:

04-17-2005, 10:21 AM
wow, your modeling skills are incredible :) I like your style :thumbsup:

04-17-2005, 10:45 AM
'll be waiting your next update :)
enjoy the BP work and keep :buttrock:

have a nice day too
c ya and :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04-17-2005, 11:50 AM (

another play whith composition of mosqui people.

04-17-2005, 11:53 AM
BEAUTIFUL atmosphere!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04-17-2005, 12:40 PM
another little play with pic, blured the mosqui and aded some canvas (texture) more for fun,its not going to be in final piece.
i think i going to make the mosqui a bit smaler ?.

04-17-2005, 12:44 PM
I'm just blown away Alex, this was kikkin my ass way back when you started...It's gone from strength to strength consistently...I just hope you have an army of minions for texturing...
Top knotch quality all the way mate:thumbsup::thumbsup:

04-17-2005, 01:00 PM
Thats really a great scene,but im wondering there's no eye control.i mean when i watch ur scene its to somehow confusing,mayb ur a litttle bit wrong with the composition,u know?the scene is busy in a weird way,if u control what to be seen first and what second,this will be a master piece,.and the way u have lighted ur scene,i think having one big light at the top-center and some little and low intensity omnis (as not being noticed by a visitor) would help the visitor to concentrate on one seamless scene!i donno if ihave expresssed what is in my mind or not,.instead of having 4-5 little omnis!
Keep it up,im waitin for more!:thumbsup:
i edited the post to add and change some words!

04-17-2005, 01:35 PM
i agree the mozzy ppl need to be smaller... not to small that we loose them in the piece but at this scale they really seem more important than i would portrait them. i think u need to liberate the individuality of the mozzy people.. i like the way they mozzy ppl arive in a cluster... but could u portrait them more as fireflies of fairies where the first few are beautiful and unique and all u can really see of the others in the background are a flutter and a glow. ok im really overthinking this to much now.

1 more thing is the lighting over the crib... i think it should be duller.

ok i best stop... great work
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04-17-2005, 02:39 PM
Ho my gordless...just ammmmmazing Alex. I like alot the atmosphere the characters, ligths and compositing mate!!:bounce: :bounce: veryyyyyyy niceeeeeeeeee!!:thumbsup:

04-17-2005, 04:26 PM
oh god this is sick sick modeling:applause::buttrock::bounce::eek:

04-17-2005, 04:46 PM
DaddyMack..thanks alot mate and your stuff is kiking asssssssss in a weird and great way,
see you and :thumbsup:
Madlight_1988.. i no exactly wath you mean, but i have to do the texturing (colors) before i now how mutch light i going to need on eath figure. thanks and :thumbsup:
tilite..i am not so keen on glowing things on (fairys)but for you i give it a try, and the light over the crib is going to be controled by the colors.thanks mate and :thumbsup:
alexfalchi..thanks allot friend and ofcours :thumbsup:
jdsb..the modeling is the part i enjoy, now ower to the boring ,time consuming, texturing.
see you and :thumbsup:
thanks all, and me and a friend is going to start a book about the woodlings, more about that later, see you all and :thumbsup:

04-17-2005, 04:49 PM
that is looking great man

04-17-2005, 05:05 PM
Well Alex ..if i want to be honest ...u might as well stop now...'cuase even in your tests this looks awesome and Final......and i don't think it's only me saying so....Amazing work really looks like a fantasy painting. :):thumbsup:

Your friendly bubble. :bounce:

04-17-2005, 05:28 PM
hahahaha, I agree with Dimitris!! It´s look finished!! And amazing!
You made an wonderfull light mate! and the mood is great! Nice Alex! I realy love your work!
Keep it up!!

04-17-2005, 09:16 PM
really nice... :applause:

04-17-2005, 09:51 PM
The modeling, everything about it is breath taking. And annoyingly detailed.. (that last bit was actuallly a compliment) But the lighting at this stage and this manner does sort of take from its presentation. I like the amount of contrast it casts onto the figures. Even still I have to agree with Madlight_1988 up to a point.
I understand that you are leaving the actual light spread til after your texturing, but since your camera shot is decided on (Unless you have a mind in changing your angle); it may be a good idea to get into the textures a bit dependent on how you spread your lighting. In a composition as detailed and outstanding as yours, it would sort of save time to colour to how you would render.
Just a thought.

All that said I too think that the mosqui should be smaller. The bluring deos not really seem to be doing the trick.

Enviously following your impressively detailed masterpeace...


04-17-2005, 10:05 PM
wow man, I've been waiting eagerly for updates, u have pushed the limits once again and I'm sure u have fulfilled everyone's expectations and far beyond. What a great piece and such a treat to watch it unfold before our eyes. U're almost done already for most of us, but i'm sure u will tweak the hell out of it till the end hehe :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04-17-2005, 11:27 PM
Great work Alex.H, and interesting composition...
I'm a little unsure of the horned beast's face, it doesn't read well for me, I can't tell which direction it's pointing. But nevertheless, cool work

good luck

04-18-2005, 01:03 AM
I like your consept and modeling good luck...

04-18-2005, 01:43 AM
Wow, your image is looking better and better every time i see it great work, great details, great mood.


04-18-2005, 06:19 AM
thanks alot to all you great people, i start some texturing this evening and see what i can do about the lightening at the same time, (figure by figure).
got to run to work. thanks and see you later :thumbsup:

04-18-2005, 07:07 AM
I think the composition is very nice... good framing for me... I'm waiting textures now... I know your work, and I'm sure that will be an another masterpiece :thumbsup:

04-18-2005, 07:08 AM
Thanx for the tip on the tip of the thumb (was going to change it), once again great work you've got here.:applause:

04-18-2005, 07:23 AM
:applause: well I don't have many crits or something else to write, just I view and I really like your work... composition looks fantastic :wip:

04-18-2005, 08:47 AM
Very curious of what it will looks like in color. LOve the picture so far. Hope it will be as good as fairies which really impressed me !!

04-18-2005, 09:15 AM
Ready.....set.........go.........Off to the texture lab you go Alex.....mission accomplished with modeling.lights.compo........lookingforward to your progress in the land of textures.....I am sure you have a nice in-depth palette all planned out......I'll be here to see......very nice compo and lights....the mood is in place......:arteest: :arteest:

04-18-2005, 10:02 AM
Nice compo Alex...can't wait for a splash of color :thumbsup:

04-18-2005, 02:21 PM
Looking Beautiful!! :thumbsup: Keep on Rollin!

04-18-2005, 02:26 PM
Very good lighting. I love the contrast and how you used the shadows.

04-18-2005, 02:26 PM
seems well:thumbsup:...i like your work`mate.

04-18-2005, 02:28 PM
:bounce::bounce: :bounce:
excellent work
this gonna be the best

my master and servant 2d

04-19-2005, 05:39 AM
thanks allot mates, sorry for no update yesterday, i had some outher work going on, but for shore there is a small update this evening. see you later and mega thanks :thumbsup:

04-19-2005, 06:03 AM
The comp looks really beautiful - can't wait to see it textured.
Lycka till det här blir kanon! :thumbsup:

04-19-2005, 06:59 AM
:bounce: a bounce for texture update im sure a fair few other cg' hungry folk are waiting to see this beauty textured :bounce:

04-19-2005, 07:56 AM
yes yes update update!!:thumbsup:

04-19-2005, 08:04 AM
Wow! looking sweet! Has a bit of a "nurgle" feel to me.. Really great modeling! :D

keep it going :thumbsup:

04-19-2005, 03:17 PM
im honoured that u would attempt a glow on behalf of me:) legend :thumbsup:

if ur still working on the lighting figure by figure remember with this piece u kinda created ur own loophole... that being that light from the tree canopy above with split light as if there is seperate spotlights on characters, im sure u realised but just something to think about if it gets to fiddly.


04-19-2005, 03:28 PM
thanks all, just came home from work so no its the first atempt on texture, and i still going to go for separate lights on diffrent figures(tilite) + 2 over all lights on figures.
see you later and :thumbsup:

04-19-2005, 08:32 PM
nice concept!

The modeling of all the creature is really nice.

I wait to see more :eek:

04-19-2005, 08:51 PM
sorry for tiny update, but texturing is so so boring so i gave up for today, after just some simple coloring, well se if i do it all. here is it anyway,see you and :thumbsup:

04-19-2005, 09:44 PM
I think I said it before man...Jealous... Absolutely love your work Alex, it's in a league of its own untextured...Sorry to hear that there's no army of texturing minions doing your bidding man...What's your workflow for texturing? Maybe one of us out here can help you streamline it a bit?:shrug:

BTW the start on texturing looks great man:thumbsup: and I really dig the canvas paper too

May the force be with you...