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03 March 2005, 06:56 AM
stephen schirle has entered the Master and Servant 2D.

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Latest Update: Coloring WIP: Color update (

small update,

thanks for the crits everyone, very helpful

03 March 2005, 03:25 AM (

ack, getting started late it seems, you people are QUICK! anyways heres alittle scribble of some idea thats playing through my head... more on that idea later.

03 March 2005, 01:23 AM (

Playing with the idea of Who is really in control here? who's the submissive and who's the master? this one appears to be the snakes in control, but who knows? its medusa.. this could be one of her dirt little tricks...

03 March 2005, 08:04 AM
I like the theme of the snakes vs the medusa, but I guess tis picture will need high emotion expression on the face to bring out the "Master and Servant" theme. Will be watching you progress :)

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03 March 2005, 08:26 AM
Wow, I'm really impressed by your sketches : great flow, great expression, and good sense of anatomy !
The idea of somebody possessed and controlled by an invisible master is simply one of the best idea around here.
So I'll watch your thread with interest.
Keep it up !

03 March 2005, 12:01 PM
this looks excellent,but i must warn u sumone has aleady done medusa..and a very similar type of composition.

03 March 2005, 12:05 PM
Hey nice sketches there!!!Good luck and fun 2 U

03 March 2005, 06:25 PM (

Ok i roughed in the background and a face, just to get a feel for composition/emotion(will probably still play with that). now i need to start realizing some of the shapes more, figure out what things are and play with the readabilty with a few things.

thanks for the comments guys :)

Noob: I dont think i've seen it yet, but im sure there will be alittle overlap with this many contestants and this theme inparticular. I think i found an original story to go along with and feel comfortable enough with it to not worry about it being similar to someone elses..

03 March 2005, 05:09 AM
hey stephen, cool pics. I like how the snake is the anchor point for her in the back of her head, disturbing. My only suggestion would be to maybe break up the rhythm of her snake tail a little bit. Whats that basketball for haha...anyways, the face looks awesome, cant wait to see it painted up.

03 March 2005, 05:31 AM (

Went kinda slow today, just blocked in some background elements alittle more, still tweaking things here and there.. i want to add some jewlery to medusa, add mabye some weapons or armor scattered around the ground.... it all looks alittle distracting right now, but should fall back when i start to add value/colors.

thanks jerry!

03 March 2005, 05:50 AM
looking forward to this one mate, love the sketch work, just blocking in that small portion of the chicks face just brought the image to life. Keep it up.:thumbsup:

03 March 2005, 10:21 PM
Looks rad, burn. I like the position of the snake body a lot more in the 1st sketch you it's sorta forming a hump. Looks more organic.
The set elements look cool so far, and the idea rules. Nice stylez, yo.

03 March 2005, 02:10 AM
i agree with brasshorse, the snake looked better in the first initial sketch, right now it seems a little rigid in the body twords the background, kind of like a hose but the figure is great, fleshing out the face makes it more real. Good stuff

ps. magnetohead in the foreground. decapitated stylez.

03 March 2005, 07:38 AM (

Thanks for the comments aaron and tim. unfortunately i could never get that pose to work how i intended so i've changed it up alittle in this newest update.

03 March 2005, 08:46 AM
Good sketches. I like the gesture of her, especially the with her legs spread that way.
I would change her facial expression though. Something with more emotion. Can't wait to see some colors.


04 April 2005, 07:23 AM
Good start mate! nice sketches. I'd recommend finding some pictures of a python wrapping itself around a tree or something for reference. I like the girls pose - jez

04 April 2005, 08:22 AM
Yes pose is very nice and the face is done really well. as it really hold the pieace together. Cant wait to see you put this in color! I though think you should add more depth to your scene and maybe some foreground objects to balance things out more. The snake like tubing around her is way too thick for her body, unless you show veins and muscles tensing, I would suggest making them a little thinner, maybe see urchin like. Keep up the progress and good luck with it. Will come back to see future updates!


04 April 2005, 06:28 AM (

Recently got a fulltime job so it's been alittle hard to keep up with this, but here's a small update with some color ideas...


04 April 2005, 09:33 AM
cool stuff.. but i dont think the pose works here... again a subjective matter but i think she doesnt have enough weight to her... she seems to be held up by the neck yet it feels like she is standing... anywho just a little crit hope it helps you somehow.

04 April 2005, 10:05 AM
hey man! your lines are splendid. Im glad I looked at this. You have a great palette your working with!

04 April 2005, 10:09 AM
its looking really good. the way the snake has gone for her head is unexpected. i think it could benefit from her being lifted clear off the ground, you could show her feet dangling and making the snake body shorter on the horizontals (closer to her) and more upright.
i think the look of the snake could also be improved, its looking a little stuffed at thre moment, snakes are all about that spine and muscle. its very good already tho. :thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 10:44 PM
I was hoping to see more....I havent stopped thinking about the great concept. Your on the right path man. good job!

04 April 2005, 11:07 PM
great looking piece so far. nice style, nice colours. good luck.

04 April 2005, 11:50 PM
too early to crit... it looks good to me for now. btw, i know the feeling, work full-time too, & mhen, its hard finding time to doodle, & w/ kids, phew.... my energy's ebbing...

04 April 2005, 01:27 AM
Love this ambient. Really nice approach to the theme, m8!

I'm keeping one eye on this thread, for sure. :D

Keep up!

04 April 2005, 07:28 AM (

small update,

thanks for the crits everyone, very helpful

04 April 2005, 12:23 PM
Lookin great there dude :bounce: , keep it goin, i'll b waitin for the next one!:thumbsup:

05 May 2005, 12:50 PM
looking great so ur figure painting style.:buttrock:
can't wait for more.

05 May 2005, 01:06 AM
Your work's really got a lot going for itself in terms of color atmosphere and brushwork--respect! Hope you still have enough time for working in the details; time's increasingly becoming pretty precious now.

Apropos time (notwithstanding): possibly you want to elaborate a bit more on the theme? I know it's quite late for more "construction work," but I could imagine it might give your excellent work more momentum on the story-telling side!

:) <- Lutz

05 May 2005, 01:21 AM
Nice progress so far.:thumbsup:

05 May 2005, 12:39 PM
Good work. I like it very much!:thumbsup:

05 May 2005, 10:30 AM
very nice man. I love the coils. this is probably immature of me to ask this but....when are you gonna give er nipples?

05 May 2005, 10:53 AM
That's a nice picture! good work:thumbsup: Maybe the woman can have a hand put on the her right hand...?:)

Good luck!

05 May 2005, 12:45 PM
I really like this piece. The idea, the comp, the overall mood and lighting, everything's a real treat. No real critic for the moment, I just can't wait to see it more refined. Good luck! :thumbsup:

05 May 2005, 03:22 PM
I really wish you finished this. This was my absolute favorite picture in the contest, I am very sad now ...Oh well atleast put it in the gallery!

05 May 2005, 03:32 PM
good work!!:)

05 May 2005, 08:51 AM
It's a pity your image didn't enter the challenge...
I feel the force in it.

05 May 2005, 05:16 PM
Outstanding pic, please finish this wonderful image. Greetings

05 May 2005, 09:34 PM
Stephen u have my same name(what an idiot sentence to star a replies...:shrug: )!!! man I've never seen u in this competition before today and I'm terribly sorry that u cannot finish your work in time. Since I see the wip I was fully captured by the expression of your Medusa-like female. Also the standyng position like me, she truly have something hunuman, but she appears however likes she is in pain for something...yes she likes me.
the way u began coloring It is already good and has some real lighting-skins effects for the snake!
Man u have to complete this work and entry it in the general 2d gallery! U have the skill to MASTER the paint and to SERVE the cgmembers with great work(:scream: :applause: :buttrock: )! good work and see u,

05 May 2005, 06:45 PM
very nice so far~~~ update~~:bounce:

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