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03 March 2005, 11:12 PM
nicolas ferrand has entered the Master and Servant 2D.

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03 March 2005, 11:13 PM
hi all , new challenge here ! this time i will take the time to do this challenge :)
have fun !

03 March 2005, 11:16 PM
HI nicolas.......Nice to see you here,I wish you the best,and hope to see some wonderful creativity from you once again.......:arteest:

03 March 2005, 11:33 AM
C,mon nicolas lets see some concept work :thumbsup: I'll check back l8r dude....

03 March 2005, 11:38 AM
Welcome nicolas and good luck for this challenge
salut cousin, bienvenue Ó toi:thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 11:58 PM (

thanks for the msg all !

today i start with a quick concept

little lisa and her dragon
she likes to go in the dark forest with her black dragon to gather flowers
nothing can happen when hes here ...

for all my sketch i like to work with large brush and to etablish quickly my lighting , details and elements will come with the line

04 April 2005, 12:11 AM
Nice to see you start in Nicolas.....I like the thought of a "Black Dragon".....I think it could contrast very nicely with a more colorful forest.......Full of bright and colorful flowers.....Just thinking out loud.......I'll wait for more of your idea here Nicolas......See you then....:arteest:

04 April 2005, 12:19 AM
nice idea, thou I think the girl is a little small,
she just get's lost in all of this

04 April 2005, 02:47 AM (

thanks virtuoso and korline
first pass on the line art
i started to define shape and background
i changed the head of the dragon a bit
enough for tonight :)

04 April 2005, 04:59 AM
I really like the dark tones and colors in the image. It gives it a very ambiguous and sinister feeling. I like how it is hard to define certain parts of the image - that you aren't quite sure what exactly you are looking at.

Will be interested to see how dark you keep it, whether you add any color etc.

04 April 2005, 05:24 AM
Awesome line art!! It has a really great atmosphere and texture. Keep it up!

04 April 2005, 07:49 PM
Wow wow wow
Real nice and impressive start:thumbsup::thumbsup:
Waiting to see more

04 April 2005, 08:03 PM
Looking real nice.Kind of surreal and mysterious.Real nice first pass on the line art Nicolas....:arteest:

Luiz Wilhelm
04 April 2005, 01:10 AM
heeey dude welcome!!i know you will doe very well trhis challange!!!

awesome concept!

04 April 2005, 02:10 PM
I like the idea, and the daaaark mood, and the composition. :thumbsup:
Are you going to keep it black and white or add some colors? Just being curious.

04 April 2005, 02:21 PM
Wow, now that is some serious thematic contrast! I like it! It's like Mary Gentle meets ... I don't know, i can't think of anything creepy enough! :-) The style, especially on the dragon and background, is wonderfully loose. I'm looking forward to seeing where you take this and how loose your finals end up being. Have fun with it!


04 April 2005, 01:31 PM
Fantastic! I absolutely love the contrast and the fact that the dragon does not jump out at you right away, you have to spend a second looking for him. I know this is WIP, but it seems like the girls is treated a bit differently and perhaps more gingerly than the rest of the piece. This may either work really well, or be a bit jarring, it will be interesting to see how this progresses.... color will play a very important role here i think....

I will keep my eye on your piece....

04 April 2005, 03:19 PM
Nice concept and original style. Creepy picture :scream: :)All the best for the contest.

04 April 2005, 08:11 PM
Bravo Nicolas, this is amazing...!

I will wait patiently for the colour version...

best regards: KornÚl

04 April 2005, 08:58 PM
I can already tell this is going to be really cool! I like the angular feel of the dragon. I look forward to seeing more of the progression!:thumbsup:

Mysterious X
04 April 2005, 11:10 PM
oh this is updates ? :shrug:

04 April 2005, 06:37 AM
i like your atmosphere, it looks so very dimensional!
Good luck! :thumbsup:

05 May 2005, 01:28 AM (

I started working with colors , playing with curves and layer option to etablish quickly the main colors
After this i start mixing brush to create textures and vibrations

05 May 2005, 01:30 AM
double post

05 May 2005, 01:32 AM (

coloring and shape are near to the final

i will add some details and effects

05 May 2005, 01:35 AM (

bigger version

and close up

05 May 2005, 01:44 AM
very cool expressive style u got there ... and good u came back to this challenge today so i could see this :D i like it ! And Redwhirlpool is just awesome viag :thumbsup::thumbsup::applause:

05 May 2005, 01:57 AM
Bien classe, Viag, as usual :)
particularly the colors and the ambiance... and j'aime too le visage de la little girl, really !

and i'm trop really a bouse in english...


Luiz Wilhelm
05 May 2005, 03:22 AM
beautifull work bro!the colors are awesome

05 May 2005, 06:10 AM
excellent paiting!!:thumbsup:
love ur idea.very contrast characters.:bounce: it's cool!!
keep going.:buttrock:

05 May 2005, 08:38 AM
Nicolas, your scene is simply magical, you should do covers for book, that dragon is so cool.

Amazing work :applause:

05 May 2005, 09:00 AM
Nicolas. When 1 saw the little picture I hesitate to click? It seemed a little messy and too dark for me. And the I saw the picture in big and I have only to say Wow. Really intersting and unique. The colors, and these little girl who seems to be one wih the bg. And so much light... :thumbsup:

05 May 2005, 09:10 AM
hello Nicolas....How have you been.....I hope well.........:arteest:

Well I can say you're picture is quite well......I really like this,the feel and ambiant presence is great and strong......

That little delicate basket,the girl and the fierce dragon......a great combination......i like the color tones,the mood it sets,and the lines.......very nice Nicolas.and great to see more from you again......All the best to you,I'll be looking for the those last details......see you then.....:arteest: :thumbsup:

05 May 2005, 09:19 AM
Very nice. Colors, composition is just amazing. But I think that dragon needs more definition. He's blend in the forest too much. Obviously, that was your intention of course:) But I would pull him out out from the background. But that's just me. Keep it up!

05 May 2005, 09:36 AM
ive seen you around on sijun man... youve got one of the most unique styles i have ever seen. few get to do that. that little girl has got style. keep it up man, i look forward to seeing what you produce in the future!

05 May 2005, 11:18 PM (

i refined some parts , an added some bright flowers for the contrast

I think its enough.

It was a nice challenge ,i saw lot of nice things around , more important than the result , the cgtalk community spirit , passion for art and challenge !

05 May 2005, 11:20 PM (

final image

05 May 2005, 11:27 PM
Fast you are, my young cgtalker :)
This is great surprise.

05 May 2005, 11:55 PM
Damn viag when did you check in....
this image is just awesome! So beautiful!

Whish you best luck!

Goro alias Mitsui ^^

05 May 2005, 12:17 AM
thanks a lot for the comments

thanks goro , btw the jpg compression changed my color a bit , the final submission in tif format will be better

hehe thanks pejot , not im not really fast , i was slow to update :)

Belhaven : thanks a lot , i think i will check your stuff too , you master and servant is nice

arlutik : thanks ! yes i m thinking about this

authentic : thanks ! yes thats the problem with my pictures , they are messy in thumbnail view :)

hey virtuoso thanks a lot my friend , your pic is nice (like always ?) im waiting for the last touch :applause:

merci ani , je ne savais pas que tu participais aussi , bonne chance pour le finish !
thanks a lot all , i will check all the pics , now i have some time

05 May 2005, 02:09 AM
awesome! :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

05 May 2005, 06:40 AM
Wonderful, Nicholas. Concept, colors and texture. Very good work!

05 May 2005, 06:51 AM
Hi Nicolas, good to see your distinctive and refreshing style among the entries here. I liked your machineflesh entry a lot too. I'm a seriously long-time lurker on Sijun (I had a flurry of speedpaint contributions earlier this year) so I've seen a lot of you there. My girlfriend really likes your style too, way more than my own! Nice work, good luck... :thumbsup:

05 May 2005, 09:31 PM
awesome ! the composition is perfect, and the colors and style are beautiful. :applause:

05 May 2005, 11:15 PM
I hadn't seen this before, and I love your style. My favorite part is probably the upper left corner with the flowers. ^_^ I like how it all flows and how the lines come together into shapes and characters. That and the idea is just plain cute. Good luck!

05 May 2005, 11:21 PM
Wow, first time I stumble into this! Beautiful style, very original! I like your use of color as well, good job :)

05 May 2005, 11:50 PM
Cool! That is definitely very cool! :D

05 May 2005, 12:23 AM
Good luck! I like this one a lot!

I'll try next year when I have some talent.

05 May 2005, 01:09 AM
I like your style. Wonder why i didnt stumble upon it earlier. I like the subtle textures on the painting. The design of the dragon is nice too. I guess it might be too late to offer some C&C, but in my opinion the tree trunk is really disturbing, especially the way it seems to end abrubtly right next to the dragon's elbow area. Other than that, its a nice painting.

05 May 2005, 01:35 AM
Beautifull Work! The basket of flowers is a nice touch. Good Luck!

05 May 2005, 01:42 AM
Great style and great pict! Very interesting technique. :)

05 May 2005, 05:24 AM
-jawdrop- the mood you've created is simply fantastic!

05 May 2005, 05:28 AM
I really like the style and feel of your work. Great image. :applause:

05 May 2005, 05:29 AM
Very nicely done Nicolas. I really like the painterly style. I enjoy seeing the brush-strokes. Bravo!

05 May 2005, 07:39 AM
WOW! I love the textures and the colours of this piece, very magical. The lighting is also equally brilliant nice work, good luck!

05 May 2005, 07:59 AM
The overall painting texture is great and the colors too. I wish all the best for this challenge !

Franck kobolt.

05 May 2005, 08:00 AM
Just a little drop by, at the end, to congratulate for finishing :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Good luck, this a very original work



05 May 2005, 12:12 PM
NICE WORK VIAG!... Happy that one of us finish it!:applause:

05 May 2005, 12:18 PM
superb , enchanting, fairytale-like feel !

05 May 2005, 12:20 PM
[waw] something really graphic here^^. it changes from hyperrealistic gals and all ;)
i love the cute girl. she contrats well with the dragon and the picture, nice pic!

05 May 2005, 12:40 PM
wow how could i have missed this entry!! this is perfect. beautiful style. very artistic approach! i'm voting for this one. very inspiring

05 May 2005, 12:43 PM
WOW! Great one :) Nice concept :)

05 May 2005, 12:57 PM
it's a very great "fantasy" pic with a inhabitual style, good work

05 May 2005, 06:11 PM
congratulations, the picture is a lmittle cunfused but what a nice dragon and little girl

05 May 2005, 07:22 AM
I love the flowers!!
Good luck Nicolas!!

05 May 2005, 03:31 PM
Hey that was a great tech and style here! It look like oil painting that express the feeling by stroking in canvas texture!!

Amazing!, good luck in judging.

05 May 2005, 10:59 PM
Argh! I'm so sad I totally missed out on your thread until now! This piece is AMAZING! Great composition, brilliant colours and I love your painting style! Pure genious! Oh, and lovely concept too. :applause:

Good luck in the judging!


05 May 2005, 11:00 PM
Stylized And Abstract...i Hope They Don't Over Look You Man

05 May 2005, 01:23 PM
nice work congratulation:thumbsup:

good luck

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