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03 March 2005, 05:52 AM
Cameron Dutton has entered the Master and Servant 2D.

Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Image: Beyond Death We Serve (

And here it is. The final image for this competition!!! Phew!

This has been a brilliant comp with absolutely amazing pictures. Congratulations to every one who entered. Can't wait to get around to viewing all the finished pieces.

Thanks to everyone for your input on this one! Good Luck!

03 March 2005, 08:58 AM (

These are my concept sketches. The idea is to create a very haughty, dominant and arrogant lord who keeps servants as toys. The idea isn't completley formulated yet and I will work on the story a bit more.

The pic shows the development of the lord's armour and pose. The sketch in the middle is the idea for the final layout with large columns fading into mist and the lord surrounded by his slaves standing on stairs leading away.

Let me know what you think.

03 March 2005, 09:10 AM
welcome and good luck. So far, Looks good and scary, dude :)

03 March 2005, 07:37 PM
You'll really have to expand this idea to get some originality in this or else have the execution be masterful.


03 March 2005, 07:39 PM
great sketches!!

03 March 2005, 12:04 PM
I suppose the idea for this isn't particularly original with regards to the fawning servants and the evil master. I wasn't really trying to go for a totally new concept but rather the first idea that came into my head when I read the challenge guidelines.

I am trying to stretch myself further and go with an idea to it's completion. The whole concept behind this is to bring to the viewer a sense of evil domination from the master and fearful submission from the servants. I hope to achieve this.

I appreciate the comments guys. I'll be going through all the entries tomorrow (hopefully) and send my two cents worth through my keyboard. Thanks everyone and good luck!!!

03 March 2005, 10:05 AM (

I've changed the titlt of my piece as the picture has developed.

My idea behind this is of a vampiric lord with his servants travelling through his realm upon a travelstone; a floating rock or piece of earth used for transport. I am trying to capture the power of the lord along with the subservience of the servants.

Fire away. Everyone who's entered has just blown me away. Great work everyone and thanks for inspiring me to work even harder and stretch myself!!

03 March 2005, 11:00 AM
And I love your sketching style... Not a whole lot to critique here, but needed to give you some props for your work!

03 March 2005, 12:20 AM
thanks Steve. Just starting on the painting. Woooooooooooohooooooooooooo!

03 March 2005, 01:06 AM
The leg of the bottom right servant is a bit to bent I think! Very cool sketch though, but I thought I'd mention it because it's in plain sight and might disturb the eye.

03 March 2005, 01:07 AM
Very cool start.

I'm a sucker for good line art.

I think that the servants could look menacing as well and still be able to be subservient. Sort of implying thats part of his power is their power. Just a thought.


03 March 2005, 09:16 AM
Looking good Cam.
Looking very good.

You seem to be keeping yourself busy mike emailed me another pic of yours.

Anyway back to more relevant things.
Like the sketch. Like the idea it could work well. Obviously you need to expand on it a bit more but yeah it looks good.

I have to say though I actually agree with jmBoekestein there is something odd aboutthe slave girls bent leg it just doesnt look right. but the tats on it are a cool idea.

Love the expressions on the faces of the slaves esp the girl.

Well Im actually going to enter this comp properly this time
I have already done one or 2 sketches. Im just having trouble deciding if I should do 2D or 3D. Not realy sure my 2D skills are up to scratch (actually not sure my 3D skills are either but hey)

Got a couple of Ideas Ill keep you posted.

Keep up the good work and good luck with the challenge

04 April 2005, 04:08 AM (

Okay. Going off on another idea now. Haven't posted in ages because I've been so swamped!

The idea behind this is the necromancer and the zombie being controlled by him. The irony being that, physically, the necromancer is so much smaller than the zombie and to top it off has a hunched back!

Let me know what your thoughts are!!

04 April 2005, 09:31 AM
Also a very cool idea.

Could be really cool.I also liked your other idea.
Are you thinking of going with this instead?

04 April 2005, 10:51 AM
Dude, you got some cool sketches there. your thumbnails are very readable too. Those are really nice character studies and i like your idea. I'm a big fan of necromancers and anything that has to do with morbid stuff, hehe. I'll keep my eye on this one. Cool style


04 April 2005, 11:03 PM
Thanks guys

Siggie boy: yep this is the idea I'm going with. Have some other thumbs I've done and will be posting those up along with some other studies I've done. Been so busy lately havn't had time to get really stuck in. Drop an email sometime!! Where's your challenge entry? Huh?

Arc80: Thanks for the comments! Will be updating some more later, you mght like my zombie studies!

Thanks evryone for the comments!

04 April 2005, 11:40 PM
Very Warhammer 40K. Still, good characterization so far. Keep it up.


04 April 2005, 11:11 AM (

Okay. Here we go again. This isit though, for good or ill.

The idea behind this is obvious and I'm doing it more because it's a fun concept.

The necromancer has raised an undead army from their eternal sleep and bound them to his evil will.

Time for me to start the painting!!!

04 April 2005, 11:22 AM
Thanks oatz. Am a big fan of 40K and I play! Guess I'm influenced by the art!

04 April 2005, 11:56 AM
damn man,got allota plansi love the idea,last sketch is amazing,all the crosses and figures,complex.

i'll look out to see where u go with that.

04 April 2005, 12:03 PM (

Here is the first WIP. A bit advanced but I got the painting bug. Going to add a closeup in the forum too.

The glowing sphere is what the necromancer is using to control the zombies.

The dead are walking and they really need a pee!!!

04 April 2005, 01:09 PM
Quite gory composition!
a bit messy but I like the atmosphere!
good luck , I'll look forward to see more...

04 April 2005, 03:58 PM
Hey Cam, thats awesome!
I prefer this pic and concept alot more than the first one, very interesting composition.

04 April 2005, 09:21 PM
Oooh, dude, that's cool. I definately dig the zombies. The composition is really nice. There's a lot of things going on and movements, but it's not busy to look at. Man, i can't wait to see more updates on this one. :thumbsup:


04 April 2005, 10:47 PM
Thanks guys!!! I'

ll be posting again in a couple days


04 April 2005, 10:13 AM
Wow Looking really cool Cameron.

WIP looks awesome.
Suppose it does have a little bit of a warhammer flair but that really isnt a bad thing cause the art work in Warhammer and 40K is brilliant. So being influenced by it is never a bad thing.

My entry is in my signiture but I'll repost here anyway.

Been a bit busy moving down to Durban shortly so having issues getting this done but Ill try

04 April 2005, 10:42 AM
Good composition..I liked your sketch ... the atmosphere is good. quite unhealthy. perhaps that you should change the color of skin..she appears too violet to me. You can add the moon on sky in order to make amore drama:)
I wait to see some more!

04 April 2005, 09:56 AM
hey cam wheres the update?

04 April 2005, 10:23 AM (

Okay okay. Here it is. My latest update. Still got tons to do but you can see the detailing coming on.

Thanks for all the support!

04 April 2005, 11:10 AM
Looking really good, by the far !
Send me some more of your digital painting pics you've been working on!
Nice detail!

04 April 2005, 11:11 AM
scaaaryyy, loke a movie or a game poster, i lke it man:thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 11:57 AM
Really Cool Cam

This is coming along nicely.
Are you still using Painter for the colouring?
Im umming and Arring about using it.
Though I still need to actually have a line drawing to use it on. Though I might just use Photoshop.

04 April 2005, 06:37 PM
Details, details, and more details. AWESOME :thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 07:18 AM
Thanks guys! Will be updating in a few hours!!

04 April 2005, 10:21 AM (

Here is the latest update. Some more colour on the zombies with a little skin tone added in. Also started on the headstones and crosses!

Thanks for all the advice so far!!

04 April 2005, 12:37 PM
Looking good so far, I like the green lighting from the necromancers ball, everythings looking really good!

04 April 2005, 12:59 PM
cool concept & comp.
you color tone gonna drain my life!:eek:
great work.:thumbsup:

my MandS 2d (

04 April 2005, 02:08 PM
I like the main guys pose. His hand is great and so are his toes. I love the green you've choosen to start things off... good luck!

04 April 2005, 11:01 PM (

After a crazy day of painting and refining, this is where its headed. Still so much I need to do.


Thanks for the pep talks guys!!

05 May 2005, 02:48 PM
Good day mate! Dude this rocks! (I love the horror stuff ) Cool concept, and lighting.

Master & servant (

05 May 2005, 04:49 PM
Looking good! The whole piece reads a lot better with the lighter background you've added. The fog in the foreground is a nice touch too. Good work, keep it coming! :-)


05 May 2005, 03:02 PM
Colouring is coming along really nicely Boet.

Really like the atmosphere and the tone. keep up the great work.

05 May 2005, 03:28 PM
I miss the Ghouls and ghost videogame, you bring this image and...... I think this is magic


05 May 2005, 10:25 AM (

What a crazy week!! Finished up one job, moved my whole life in a day and a half, started a new job and still found time for an update!!


Ah well, who said life was supposed to be easy.

I've done quite a bit on this one and I'll slug some close ups into the forums. Along with the detailing and colour progressions, I've worked on the sky and also added an overlay to produce a slightly more washed out feel.

Fire away!!!

05 May 2005, 10:41 AM
xric7: Tanx mate. The colour tone has actually surprised me as to how well its worked out! Ignorance has it's benefits.

birdybear: Thanks for the words. Big fan of your stuff so it means a lot.

Samuraikuroi: Cheers buddy.

walrus: Thanks but any suggestions on the clouds? Need some work I think.

SigFire: Shot bru.

ilusiondigital: Love the occult stuff too. Thanks.

Click on the links for the coseups!!

05 May 2005, 01:38 PM
Good to hear from you again!

Your pic is awesome, howzabout erasing the washed out layer in some areas to reveal some detail.
Just a suggestion, not a critism

05 May 2005, 02:05 PM
the colors and the lights are really impressive here..

also what i really like is the way you draw - really characteristic..

05 May 2005, 04:17 PM
Man, this is looking good! I love the job you did on the faces!:buttrock:

BTW, I appreciate you stopping by entry, glad you like it!

05 May 2005, 11:17 AM
the_mighty_m: Thanks buddy! Yours is looking great, When u updating?

vinegaria: Thanks.

fensterer: Dropping in was my pleasure. Thanks for the support!

Cheers everybody! Gotta go work on the next update...

05 May 2005, 02:47 PM
I be posting now!

05 May 2005, 05:46 PM
looks great cuppa!

05 May 2005, 08:55 AM
No critzs dude. JUST finish it already. :bounce:


05 May 2005, 08:45 PM (

Here it is!! Thefinal colour and time for everyone to give their last words.

I've done a few little things everywhere but the main stuff is the sky and my adjustment of the overlay that's deadening the colours a little.

Thanks for all the advice everyone!

05 May 2005, 09:47 PM
Looking good dude. The only thing i could suggest is maybe put of cross fading towards the distance to give it more depht and little highlights here and there. Other than that... :applause: :applause:


05 May 2005, 07:56 AM
Looking really awsome, a little depth would be cool, howzabout a little bit of a landscape or something in the clouds...

05 May 2005, 08:25 AM
Howsit Cameron

Looks excellent I really dig the green light and you're gonna make the iron maiden fans go wild.

Good luck

05 May 2005, 10:26 AM (

And here it is. The final image for this competition!!! Phew!

This has been a brilliant comp with absolutely amazing pictures. Congratulations to every one who entered. Can't wait to get around to viewing all the finished pieces.

Thanks to everyone for your input on this one! Good Luck!

05 May 2005, 04:24 PM
IT looks SIIICK dude. Very nice overall style and very strong finish i might add.
:applause: :bounce: :applause: :bounce: :applause:

cheers bro and thanks for sharing your work with us. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :buttrock:

05 May 2005, 09:01 AM
Wow that looks awesome Cam.
Really like it.
Dig the style and colour. Very cool indeed.

05 May 2005, 05:55 PM
Cameron! Just came to congrate you on your fantastic final piece, hehe, morbid, fun and so great done! hehe, all the best on the final now, my best wishes and keep on rocking!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

05 May 2005, 06:02 PM
wow..turn out very nice.great color and detail.congratulation on ur finish.:bounce: :thumbsup: :applause: :buttrock:

10 October 2005, 09:42 AM
thats nice mate. good composition and characters.. would have liked to see a litlle bit more colour throughout

10 October 2005, 12:56 PM
Oops wrong challenge reply!

*feeling stupid* :sad:

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