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03 March 2005, 10:14 AM
Antonio Ares Gastesi has entered the Master and Servant 2D.

Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Image: final image (

There it goes!

03 March 2005, 10:39 AM
Welcome and good luck :thumbsup:

03 March 2005, 10:41 AM
have fun and good luck :thumbsup:

03 March 2005, 01:29 PM
Nice to see u in this challenge! Ur entry at machineflesh was one of the best in my opinion, so i wish u'll finish this one in time. Cant wait for ur updates! good luck! :)

03 March 2005, 05:06 PM
really really glad to see you in hear mate :thumbsup: :bounce:
love the way you draw

03 March 2005, 05:21 PM
Fab!! Your 'Machineflesh' piece was lovely... 'twas a shame you had problems uploading.... Get it in early this time!!

I'm really looking forward to seeing where you take this theme...

03 March 2005, 05:25 PM
do the best mate!enjoy and good luck:thumbsup:

03 March 2005, 05:26 PM
hey,good luck,lets seem sum stuff!

03 March 2005, 09:08 AM (

I'm really excited to start this challenge, and still don't know where will it end, but I'd like to paint something related with Don Quixote; Imo, one of the best relationships between master and servant. Let's see where does it lead me to...

03 March 2005, 09:10 AM (

sketching & doodling

03 March 2005, 09:12 AM (

sketching & doodling

03 March 2005, 09:14 AM (

Garment & armour studies

03 March 2005, 09:18 AM (

This idea is growing up: how interesting when the master needs the help of the servant! I'd like to develope this concept.

03 March 2005, 09:20 AM (

First attempt for Sancho. Not proud of it.

03 March 2005, 09:38 AM
yeah nice concept sketching... u got a sweet idea already in Q-sketch05
...would be cool seing those sketches drawn on "old" yellow paper like the drawings from that time... u got a suiting style for it =) ahell looks good no matter what

03 March 2005, 09:54 AM
Until now i don't find it very original as the characters, and even some positions come directly from the leonardo series number 35, the basics of comics volume 3. So I would like to see more of your own style. Keep it up man!

Unless of course you are the creator of the dessigns in from te book ;)

03 March 2005, 10:35 AM
Hello, Bruce. I don't know what comic are you talking about, but for sure I'd like to see that stuff. I'm mostly inspired by the Gustave Dore work. Do yuo have anyu URL where I can see that Leonardo drawings?
Anyway, this is a very early attempt to sketch a vast concept. For sure it won't end like it started.

03 March 2005, 12:34 PM
Hi, it's not a comic, but a book to learn drawing. There is a whole series. I don't know where you live, how ever: Here is where you can see the covers. It was nr 37 actually ;) I'll try and find if there is an online cataloque, because as far as I know its only available in France. It used to be in English and dutch to but I don't think te series went that well, about 18 years ago that was. In france you can still buy them. I do, they are good reference.

03 March 2005, 07:51 PM
did I mention I love the way you draw :D

03 March 2005, 03:17 PM

03 March 2005, 03:21 PM
This is just fantastic, Hdri!

i love Don Quixote, and thought about doing something related for my challenge piece. But i'd just done a self-portrait over on conceptart for the UK thunderdome so i went with another idea. I'm glad i did because these sketches are lovely and you'd have kicked my ass. I'd defintely be your Sancho Panza!! :p

Check out the link and scroll down to 9A if you're interested (i'd only go if you've got a decent connection cause there's a load of big images)...

Don Duddle of Manchester..? (

Your machineflesh piece was beautifully painted and these sketches can only get better when you strat adding colour... can't wait...

Good luck!

03 March 2005, 11:47 AM
Your drawing style is beautiful! Glad I found this little treat! :)

03 March 2005, 12:33 PM
sancho looks a bit like mr incredible hehe, seriously man i like ur style, cant wait for the colours:thumbsup:

03 March 2005, 12:44 PM
brilliant linework!

03 March 2005, 09:30 AM (

testing first lighting

03 March 2005, 09:38 AM
That's an amazing Don Quichotte, I recognized right away nice work :thumbsup:

03 March 2005, 09:43 AM
Nice! Dont forget to add lighting on the left cheek aswell! Er...sorry I know it's just a sketch, but it just sorta bothers me cause it looks like the light source is coming from above...Well anyway keep up the good work! I'm sure this is going to develop sweetly!:thumbsup:

03 March 2005, 10:09 AM
really good concept and sketches...
keep it on....:scream:

03 March 2005, 01:07 PM
thats one excellent drawing of the face,the coloring is great!

THE Wizard
03 March 2005, 01:09 PM
Hmm, interesting and nice... Good Luck & have fun!
:wise: my master & slave 2D (

03 March 2005, 01:44 PM
This is great! Your sketches remind me of Gustav Dore! Keep it up!

03 March 2005, 02:54 PM
super sketch!i like very much! -all drawings looking very well-
wow!:thumbsup:nice style:) lastly.. good luck

03 March 2005, 03:34 PM
I really like the style of your sketches. I'll wait for your composition before adding comments if I have. :)

03 March 2005, 03:42 PM
Beautiful drawings Antonio, can't wait to see more!

03 March 2005, 04:02 PM
Hi Antonio

damn you are a madskill with line :) and even more madskillz with light. I like Don is the coolest and servant looks good also (even if you do not like it) :) Great job.

03 March 2005, 04:07 PM
Good start, paisano... looking for a general composition.

Por casualidad no estarás currando en la peli del quijote? buena elección de cualquier manera ;)

04 April 2005, 08:39 AM
Hey, guys, thank you very much for your encouraging comments. I hope I can soon update my work. I was wondering if some tech & futuristic look would help.
Pablo, hello, colega. I'm not working on Donkey Xote. Soy amiguete de Jota, el diseñador de los personajes; pero no me gustan en 3d. A ver qué tal lo hace Filmax... (Tiemblo por la animación)

04 April 2005, 02:02 PM (

still developing the idea of the servant helping the master. Very very rough.

04 April 2005, 02:04 PM (

colour scheme -rough-

04 April 2005, 02:11 PM
Hiya hdri,

Nice sketches and interesting idea :)

04 April 2005, 03:12 PM
Lovely characters man. Your idea is awsome. Like it a lot. I'm wishing you good luck with your thread. I'll look forward to the next wip.:thumbsup: (

04 April 2005, 03:38 PM
I love the idea! And the characterisation is amazing, especially on the close up of the faces, it gives you an immediate idea of the sort of man the knight is. I'm definintely keeping an eye on this thread. The best of luck to you.

04 April 2005, 03:56 PM
very cool style, fantastic characters. Love Don Q. a lot. Could imagine Sancho a bit more "unshaved and sweating" sort of guy... subscribe here too and wish you loadsa fun and best luck! keep it up! :)

04 April 2005, 10:46 AM (

Still working on character design. I think I'll finally paint a traditional portrait; I have to work hard on the characters aspect.

04 April 2005, 10:52 AM
Another beautiful sketch... your pencil work is so lovely. I like the raised eyebrow and the angle of view. Great stuff.

The earlier sketches of Sancho helping him onto his horse (or stopping him falling off) are lovely.

Can't wait to see your composition.

Keep on truckin'...

04 April 2005, 12:29 PM
wow very good drawing, i wait the suite of the concept and the line art:thumbsup:

Aragorn A.
04 April 2005, 04:21 PM
Your graphic style works perfectly with the story and characters of Don Quixote and Sancho, keep it up; if possible, please don't let it get lost under some thick paint later on.

I, for one, would go for your earlier sketch - the one where Quixote is lying on the ground. I think it is the most effective as far as composition and emotions go. I'll be most happy if you choose this one to develop, though the second layout is great, too.

Good luck and have fun! :)

04 April 2005, 04:25 PM
Wow, I hadn't seen your thread yet. Wonderful face, and a great job rendering it. (I like the pencil lines so much, I hope we'll be able to see them in the final... but I don't know your painting style, so I guess I'll just wait and see.) I have to confess I like the stronger mustache on him from some earlier sketches (especially the first) more than the thinner one that you have now. But good luck with it, I'm looking forward to seeing more!


04 April 2005, 04:39 PM
that's funny I thought using don quixote. But after seeing your great sketch.... I'm very happy that I haven't choose it :) haha excellent work man !!!

04 April 2005, 02:38 PM
Nice line work and illustration. I don't know how it falls into the master and servant category yet, but it is nice sketching to look at!

04 April 2005, 02:46 PM
Very nice character concept! THere is a lot of personality in your characters. Keep up the great work! I am looking forward to see how everything looks. :)

04 April 2005, 12:35 PM
l like your chracter design so much...kepp it up...

04 April 2005, 12:36 PM


04 April 2005, 09:19 AM (

still working on the Quixote character.

04 April 2005, 09:25 AM
Wow great detail, really love your Don Quichotte :applause:

04 April 2005, 09:35 AM
thats excellent!

04 April 2005, 10:31 AM
what's up dude,
Hey, that looks cool. I knew someone would make Don Quixote, awesome. Very nice expression and attention to details especially at the face area. The style reminds me a little bit of Peter Deseve. Can't wait to see more dude.


04 April 2005, 10:45 AM
hat's very veyr nice :) Do you have any idea for the final compo ?

04 April 2005, 10:45 AM
I'm soooooo sorry I've been missing out on enjoying your thread until now! This work is amazing! Brilliant sketches and beautiful designs... you have my attention, now...

Looking forward to seeing more updates. Cheers.

04 April 2005, 12:23 PM
some serious "Don Que Hote" i am not sure if i spelled that one right but i still feel reluctent to check none the less... i love it i recently watched the making of that movie with jonny depp.. but sadly it got abandoned so no movie... i would of loved to see it though. i love they way your image looks right now i hope you get a more defined concept going soon

cheers. i shall return :D

04 April 2005, 01:16 PM
Really nice WIP Antonio.

Loads of character and v. good foreshortening of the face.

Looking forward to seeing the whole image.

04 April 2005, 01:36 PM
Lovely character! I love the strange viewpoint and the details of the drawing!

keep posting...

cheers: Kornél

04 April 2005, 02:51 PM
glad to see this in colour... like it alot.

04 April 2005, 02:59 PM
Love the style, reminds me a little of bobotheseal, except more realism. Can't wait too see the final peice, keep up the good work!

04 April 2005, 07:03 PM
Man I just love your style!! your colour palete is giving a good atmosphere for Dom Quixote. Your drawing skills are a quite pleasant!! That's it dude!

keep going!!

04 April 2005, 07:24 PM
hey there. i love your Quixote character. the colors are very well chosen.

04 April 2005, 07:47 PM
Hey! this looks awesome!
You have a very interesting concept for the composition. I was just wondering, what happend to the master when he needed the servants help?
Your painting is great. good luck!


04 April 2005, 08:09 PM
Your sketches have a very interesting style, funny and unique. The guy (last update) is cute.

Keep going, good luck!

04 April 2005, 08:12 PM
Wow, That's how I have always pictured Quixote. Proud, yet frail. Can't wait to see the final seen on this one. Keep up the good work.

04 April 2005, 08:23 PM
Wow you have such a well defined style! All of the sketches are surely showing your skill! I am *totally* digging it! I can't wait to see more stuff from you, pelase update soon! :P

04 April 2005, 08:35 PM
Hey Antonio,

Bravo on the wonderful expression. You've captured the restrained dementia of this legendary character. I wonder if extending his mustache would bring more zing to it... Good Job..


04 April 2005, 08:59 PM
Amazing sketch! This is going to be a wonderful piece...i look forward to more postings!

04 April 2005, 09:23 PM
Impressive work and so much style. I love it. I 'm in a hurry to see more :)

04 April 2005, 11:27 PM
Way cool. loving it! Keep it up!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 08:53 AM
lookin great there, man i wish i had more of those lovely metal surfaces, they r so much fun to shade:thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 12:28 PM
Thanks for the compliment on my thread Antonio! Coming from someone with your abilities, that's great praise! I'm enjoying your thread too! :D

04 April 2005, 02:52 PM
Excellent!!! (esta cojonudo los sKetch me encantan).Good lucky:thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 09:44 AM (

I have to work hard on Sancho...

04 April 2005, 07:04 AM
this is looking fab!
and i absolutely love you sketches! they are very dynamic!
cheers- está muy bueno! me gustó mucho! (mi español es muy malo! :))
Naomi :)

05 May 2005, 08:56 PM (

I know it will be hard for me to submit all the milestones. I hope I can.

05 May 2005, 08:59 PM
was wonderin what happend to u,looks great!

05 May 2005, 06:22 PM
wow, ypou're back! great update, love your characters! loved the specular highlights u set on the sancho sketch wich makes him look sweating. that would be natural on his bodymass :p
keep it up mate!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

05 May 2005, 06:30 PM
hei!, great looking characters u got there...goodlux!:thumbsup:

05 May 2005, 12:47 PM
That is a great drawing style and the expressions look good....:thumbsup:

05 May 2005, 04:05 PM
hey man this is a really amazing work !

I very much like the idea to depict the charecters in such a portretive manner .. it is very impressive really . The face of the Don is really great :)
good luck man it will be a great work! :thumbsup:

05 May 2005, 09:04 AM (

little update. Not enough for the deadline, I know...

05 May 2005, 10:19 AM
HOLY SMOKES!!! THIS......YOU........WOW...this is very nice. the texture on the BG, the rendering, the expressions, the choice of color....very very gorgeous. you use nice brushes.

05 May 2005, 05:15 PM
Very interesting work! :thumbsup:

05 May 2005, 10:10 AM (

One more milestone!

05 May 2005, 10:55 AM (

another milestone...

05 May 2005, 12:12 PM (

this is the final image I'm able to upload. Of course, I'm not proud of it; it lacks lot of work, and imagination, composition, colour, lighting, anatomy, drawing, etc. But deadlines are deadlines, and you must submit on time! I've hesitated a lot whether to upload it or not. Finally, I've said to myself: why not? (I must say I don't like it too much.) Anyway, let's see what do you think of it. Best wishes to all of you!

05 May 2005, 12:16 PM
it's a fine pic, may you have more time in the next one :thumbsup:

05 May 2005, 12:16 PM (

There it goes!

05 May 2005, 12:52 PM
Wonderful picture. Nice colors. Very classic but really efficient.
Love the design of don quixote.

05 May 2005, 05:06 PM
Wow I love the idea behind this one, I had to do an illustration of Don Quixote and Sancho as well and this one really captures them within character so very well. Great job!Buena suerte

05 May 2005, 10:19 PM
love those expressions, simple but elegant dude. Awesome.... & congratulations, you're done finally!!!:thumbsup:

05 May 2005, 11:38 PM
Just came to congratulate you on your fantastic final piece. loed your characters from the first glance, your way to draw royally rocks. and for now, best of luck on the final! keep on rocking!

05 May 2005, 08:10 AM
Ahoy Toni!

Beautiful and simple (very understandable) work! I love it.



05 May 2005, 09:07 AM
:thumbsup: Antonio: I REALLY love your style. It is this wonderful blend between illustration and traditional oil painting. Beautiful colors. I especially love your faces, they have SO MUCH CHARACTER.

This concept isn't unique, but I think you made an excellent job of it. I enjoy looking at this painting..
Might I ask what sort of techniques you use in your traditional media? Or do you work only in digital?
Once more, congratulations:applause: on one very nice piece! I really like the way you subordinate details, but don't lose them in the overall work.
I really hope I see more of your work in the future!

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