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03 March 2005, 07:26 AM
Eric Tranchefeux has entered the Master and Servant 2D.

Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Image: Guards of the queen (

For this project and challenge, of which I arrive at the end I wanted
of adventures of populated mysterious countries of strange beings and
great times fantastic, well on I thought of all these account of Edgar
Rice Burroughs with Tarzan, or Robert E Howard and Conan, and
the imageries who result from this, I have to keep a very great
admiration for Frazetta, it is I believe the first book of painting of
héroic fantasy which I opened and there as much I made "whouaa.." but
I am not alone with being it to fall under the charms from the Master,
I believe that some share that my to give desire for making this
trade, therefore with this painting without any claim I wanted to make
a great homage to all these large Mister who made me dream. For the
techniques realization although that made not badly of time which I
work numerically especially for my commands of customers my heart
remains attached to true the oil-base paint that I practise for my
pictures personnel, the odor, the grain of a fabric, finish it of a
varnish and the fact of creates a single original remains my greater
satisfaction, of this fact I am to apply to reproduce this feeling of
traditional work to which I am so much attached. I hope that the
development of this painting you with more and amused as much as has
me. I wish all the best with all the participant for their great
creations and this sharing if enriching between artists and says to
you can be with soon for other adventures graphics, by "CROM"


03 March 2005, 07:28 AM
:buttrock: welcomee :buttrock:

03 March 2005, 07:31 AM
I thought you Space Opera work was great, good luck with this one.


03 March 2005, 07:45 AM
Good luck, sir!

03 March 2005, 08:10 AM
Welcome back! I had you pegged for first in th GSO... so original

Pissst... can I have some of your imagination... you wont miss it.:deal: - good luck mate!

03 March 2005, 08:13 AM
great to have you in the contest!

03 March 2005, 08:16 AM
Bonne chance ;)

03 March 2005, 08:44 AM
Oui, bonne chance :)

03 March 2005, 08:46 AM
Welcome to ze challenge you detail demon :)

03 March 2005, 08:53 AM
Loved your space-opera.

Bonne chance par moi aussi.:bounce:

03 March 2005, 09:49 AM
can't wait to see ur work for this,ur last one was excellent!

03 March 2005, 11:28 AM
Hi tranchefeux, and good luck:thumbsup:
content de te revoir pour une nouvelle excellence graphique

03 March 2005, 01:39 PM
Hi tranchefeux,

I think we are going to see another great piece of art from you.
I can't wait to see your first sketches.
I 'll follow your thread for sure.
Good luck ,:D

03 March 2005, 03:44 PM
Salut Monsieur tranchefeux!!!Excellent to see you in the contest,you did a excellent work on the last one,really liked it!!!all the luck and fun to you!!!Et à plus!!!

03 March 2005, 03:47 PM
Let me see some sketches!!! Loved the Space Opera image, can't wait for this one!

03 March 2005, 06:13 PM
hmmm...good luck??? :D

Mysterious X
03 March 2005, 06:34 PM
another very talented artist...great job on the space opera..and wish you all the best in this one :thumbsup:

03 March 2005, 09:32 PM
come on my friend, don't despare (désespérer)!
i am waiting for you.

03 March 2005, 09:38 PM
Jei suis tres exite parceque vous avez entre le concours.................Bonnne chance.......:arteest:

03 March 2005, 08:16 AM
Virtuoso speak french... a good news !!!

Tranchefeux, bonne chance ! I wish you all the best and with the souvenirs of you amazing work on GSO I will really follow your setps/entries... good luck!


03 March 2005, 02:50 PM (

Here my first idea and direction for this challenge I think of making
a heroic fantasy painting, and on this occasion to pay a homage to
the Master of the style which is Frazetta for which I have a very
great admiration since I started to draw, I it is that much imitates
it, even if him even it is inspired by other artists, for me it
remains the best, the idea of this exercise of style can amuse me, It
is not very original like concept, therefore I will continue to seek
other thing, but while waiting for here my drawing with like titrates:
\"Dogs of the queen\".
Thank you for your comments.

03 March 2005, 02:54 PM
were dooooomed!!

excellent piece ,damn the detail...

03 March 2005, 03:24 PM
first of all...
Let me congratulate you on your VERY UNIQUE space opera entry! looking forward to your entry and going to follow it through progress. It's the first time I check this thread and I'm amazed that you've got so many details already put down in your first concept! almost final image quality...

will be watching...

Bon soir! :)

Excuse my french :D

03 March 2005, 04:16 PM
good start, but i think you put too much details in the picture.
personnaly i will take off the big ork in the back of the lady...personnaly.:shrug:

03 March 2005, 05:05 PM
i don't think its too much detail.

maybe lack of definition,i guess sum parts are difficult to understand at first glance.

i think it excellent,but if u want,space out things a bit more,OR maybe colour will sort that out.

i'm still a fan,hehe.

03 March 2005, 05:20 PM
what the~~!!its very good tranchefeux!i think its fine with the amount of details u have for now.the final image is beyond my imagination now since this is only the 1st sketch...:thumbsup:a killer pic indeed.keep it coming mate

03 March 2005, 05:27 PM
That is one fabulous sketch, fits perfectly to the theme and actually you could post that as lineart... I can already imagine how the finished piece would look like... :)

03 March 2005, 05:57 PM
cool pic, i'm remembering all the Conan the Barbarian comics i read..
criticswise, the queens loin area looks disturbing...

03 March 2005, 06:21 PM
Wowwwwwwwwwwwww Very gooood. :buttrock:
This is why you are my favorite 2d french artist.....I am really impressed. That's really far from what I am able to draw.
I will always wonder how someone can draw like that, adding so many details. hummm, if only, I could do the same, snif:sad:
Great start though .I think you should keep this one and work on it .:)

03 March 2005, 06:39 PM
Always so much talent, I do not know if it will be your final concept but it begins terribly well. The whole character is very realized well. Can be at the level of the creature in long teeth, should you work again the proportions between legs and trunk, although I understand that it is the shape wanted, I find that disproportions is too important well, it is only my humble opinion

Toujours autant de talent, je ne sais pas si cela sera ton concept final mais cela commence terriblement bien. L'ensemble des personnages est trés bien réalisé. Peut être au niveau de la creature aux longues dents, devrais tu retravailler les proportions entre les jambes et le torse, bien que je comprenne que cela est la forme voulu, je trouve que la disproportion est trop importante mais bon, ce n'est que mon humble avis

03 March 2005, 07:05 PM
It's really fine that you test your wonderful textures on "organics" characters.
I'm impatient to see how it will grow... but it already promisses.
Good luck !

Mysterious X
03 March 2005, 07:14 PM
you have to put a (I will blow ur minds away with my first sketch) warning man this is just fantastic and those (dogs) are just perfect..but i think it's a little too crowded..and another thing..i don't understand why the knight is there (the one you see from the background)

can't wait to see your other sketches

03 March 2005, 07:33 PM
excellent start buddy... dam u are prolific. can not wait to see what u present us with in the final.

ps. well done on your GSO!

03 March 2005, 07:45 PM
Looking awesome, so far! Can't wait to see this one develop!

03 March 2005, 07:53 PM
Ah another Frazetta fan! Nice work so far. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

03 March 2005, 08:22 PM
you have your own style! very unique !

03 March 2005, 09:06 PM
Frazetta would be proud to see this himself I believe........Again as before eric,a wicked concept with strength and danger all around........i will follow this close always.....very interesting and again special in style and design......Bonne chance.....:thumbsup:

03 March 2005, 10:55 PM
Amazing concept ! :eek:

That will be a fabulous hommage !

bonne chance !

(un fan :) )

03 March 2005, 11:03 PM
Wow, an amazing start! Frazetta is a fantasy pioneer for sure and well worth the admiration.

The way You've signed your name is a nice touch :)

03 March 2005, 11:21 PM
scary, but that's a great sketch...pleasse continue.

03 March 2005, 03:41 AM
look forward to seeing your process again, I admire your work!

03 March 2005, 08:13 AM
AWESOME start............! :buttrock: Claireabella

03 March 2005, 09:21 AM
You can tell that not a really original concept, but the mood and the style of it is excellent and it fit really the title of this contest :thumbsup:

Eric, I'm totally under the charm of your first skecth. I found a mix between legend and mytology and a wonderful 'equilibre' in the image. Movement and dynamics are spectacular... so actually absolutely no crit just an :applause: .
Wonderful black/shadows and white contrats...


03 March 2005, 09:27 AM
Omg Wow O_o!!!

03 March 2005, 06:37 PM
Super thank you with all for your comments on this first drawing of
beginning of challenge and your encouragement. I am glad to see that
you like my direction even if it is not very original, but good, I
want above all to have fun, and I feel mood to make this style of
painting I have re-examined this sctech and idea of starting, it
attracts me, have just started with him, after some modifications, but
this after midday, while I fessais a Cake in hyper for a packaging an
other scene of héroic fantasy but come to the spirit. I thus will
produce a new drawing which will be close beginning of week. Of the
level realization of painting I do not think that I would make a style
hyper, but rather dynamic, to see according to time that I could
devote to it, this time only 2 months ago, which is for me a truth
handicaps because of my other jobs.
Thank you still for your criticisms with which I loss greatest attention
@ + + +

03 March 2005, 07:55 PM
Wow! Great pen and ink technique Tranchefeux! I can't wait to see this in colour! Keep up the great work!

03 March 2005, 06:05 PM
you've already establish you style keep at it! do you draw directly on you r tablet?

03 March 2005, 06:46 PM
Absolutely insane amount of detail for that sketch (did you do it it pen or on a tablet?).
Can't wait to see more from this :) . (BTW, I thought your GSO entry was excellent)

03 March 2005, 07:26 PM
You can definitely see the Frazetta influence. Good luck.


regarded warrior
03 March 2005, 07:35 PM
definitely looks Frazetta right now. good luck to you!

03 March 2005, 08:14 PM
good beginning tranchefeux...

I like the concept , but the sketch seems to be a little to "classic" for the compositon the angle of view all these features you know...

I think the scene must be reviewed to give more impressive style to the view...

03 March 2005, 09:45 PM
Fantastic Technique, beautiful drawing, compostion, great interpetation of the theme. I am going to enjoy following this thread. Good luck!


03 March 2005, 10:17 PM
wow, youre work look amazing! cant wait to see more!

03 March 2005, 03:18 AM
woah! Incredible start. Drawing technique n insane detail aside, I like the concept n scene.

03 March 2005, 05:23 AM
yo yo yo, gothic is ma favourite, that artwork seem tight!....GOODLUX!:thumbsup:

03 March 2005, 08:50 AM
Very good illustration!

03 March 2005, 03:52 PM
Thank you for your new comments,
I will be able to send a new drawing
tomorrow that will not be a complete scene but just one of the
character the remainder will come after, time for me to see different
direction and to carry them out, for the techniques question about the
execution of this 1st drawing I it is done directly with the tablet,
but for this Noir&blanc style I prefer to work with the feather into
traditional, it will be the case for the other drawing to come.
with soon.
E.T :arteest:

03 March 2005, 06:07 PM
....1st drawing I it is done directly with the tablet,
but for this Noir&blanc style I prefer to work with the feather into
traditional, it will be the case for the other drawing to come.
with soon.
E.T :arteest:
great...wish i could control my trembling wrist while drawing. i always loose the stability. looking forward for the next...go on.

03 March 2005, 12:15 PM (

Here a new drawing for another composition on which I reflected, it
acts of a bodyguard follower of the "power ball":), it will have a
broad place in the image, surely in the foreground, I will tackle
total page-setting of my new idea and could send it soon to you.

PS: For the technique questions this drawing at summer made with the
feather into traditional.

@ + + +

03 March 2005, 12:16 PM
that looks sweet!! i love ur details,give him a bigger hammer though.

03 March 2005, 12:22 PM
Yeh!!Nice one again that guardian,man!!!Although I agree with NOOB for the hammer.I also find the charcter pose a little too static,a little bit like he has been frozen or something, Anyway I know already great art will come out here again and I wish you all the fun and luck!!!

03 March 2005, 12:46 PM
Wow man!

great sort of details on the characters! Their expressions are too strong! It will become a great and clever work.

see ya on the process!


03 March 2005, 01:26 PM
ur stuff is getting crazy and crazier~~! amount of details and the design are awesome! replies mentioned above,the pose looks alittle stiff indeed.i'll be back for more~~

03 March 2005, 01:33 PM
I dont know how you can get so much detail into your images and still retain your sanity!

03 March 2005, 03:33 PM
Very nice!

Only thing what might have done the piece look better is turning the walking path slightly off from left to right :)

I dont think this very typical style youre usually using. Atleast by looking at your website.

Good luck!

03 March 2005, 04:28 PM
like always, a very good draw, but, it's a new idea or you integrate this in your first sketch?

03 March 2005, 04:58 PM
Cool work, you always make your Tranchefeux style and it is great!

I love the Buscema (or frazetta) references even if the costume design is more closer to the Art of Simon Bisley.
It is reminded me the old conan comic books ^_^

03 March 2005, 06:25 PM
Thank you for the comment, I will see for the hammer, good

Thank you for the comment, for the installation, it is true
that it is a little static, but the remainder of the composition will
be more dynamic, therefore I think that there will be a good balance
I hope.

Gus clifton:
Thank you for your encouragements.

Thank you for your remark and interest on the post.

Jose Pardo;
I it is not either why I makes details at this stage of
search, the problem when I begin a drawing it is that I am not able
any more to stop:), thank you for your supports.

Thank you for the comment, not indeed have seldom orders me
this kind of illustration which is intended more for the edition, for
which I work seldom considering the very low budget, but I adore this
style and amuses me much to do it.

Thank you for the comment, not it is not made to come in the
1st skecht, I left on other thing, I think that that will be better
like direction, of seeing.

Thank you for your remark, yes this time I want to make
heroic imagination, and I is very fan of all his super artists
that you site, even if I prefer Frazetta because there remains the
release of all the others which melts this style, I will try to make a
homage, it is not very original, but me I am there to amuse me, You
joint not with the challenge to defend our colors.

03 March 2005, 10:14 PM
wow! simply stunning! maybe i should just gather all my paint brushes and go sell them, and then go into something unartistic like . . . like accounting! you guys are just too good.

ps, im not trying to offend accountants, im currently 4th year studying it, so . .. im offending myself.

03 March 2005, 10:55 PM
YES, you found some time to work a bite!
you have no pytie for F. , the tigre look familiar..:rolleyes:

03 March 2005, 11:34 PM
Excellent concept sketches.

Do you have a final idea yet ???

Frazetta is a good one to pay homage to.

I was wondering what sort of color scheme will you be using???

03 March 2005, 11:36 PM
Could turn out very good. Like the drawing, lots of detail in there.

03 March 2005, 12:18 AM
Hi Tranchefeux

I just stopped in to see your developments - I love your new drawing- POWERFUL CHARACTERS, POWERFUL TECHNIQUE!


03 March 2005, 12:40 AM
Amazing linework, reminds me of Burne Hogarth or perhaps Sam Keith's work when he was doing Prince Namor for Marvel.

No crits yet, I'm keeping track of this one.


03 March 2005, 11:56 AM
Hey guys, thank you for the last follow-ups,
I think of being able to send my other concept tomorrow.
E.T :arteest:

03 March 2005, 12:00 PM
very simon bisley-eque!
cool stuff

03 March 2005, 01:16 PM
Yes, I adore Simon Bisley, it is surely the worthy successor with
Frazetta his spiritual son, with 3 acids in the head. :D

03 March 2005, 05:25 PM
cool concepts, a bit too dense style but that's just my taste. That bodyguard in your previous sketches is scary :eek:

03 March 2005, 07:16 AM (

Small setting in fast volume of my character, the occasion to see
another option on the animal, the transfer of a Lion and a Tiger.

03 March 2005, 09:02 AM
looking great still!

03 March 2005, 11:32 AM
another stunning drawing... :wip: + :applause:

03 March 2005, 12:12 PM
I'm a detail freak myself........i like this subject matter a lot..........looking good


03 March 2005, 12:12 PM
Je n'ose imaginer réellement le résultat final... je félicite donc par avance le grand "Artiste" que tu es... :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: (celui qui a droit au "A" majuscule :buttrock: )

I can't imagine the final picture... congratulation my dear "Artist"

03 March 2005, 12:17 PM
Man ...your concepts are amazing :eek: :eek: did i miss this? ...amazing concepts ...This is something that shouts....Sculpting...:twisted: ..hehehe

I am following this like NUTS

( why all the French guys have so kick a$$ ideas and art ...darn....he walks away scratching head.....)


03 March 2005, 12:39 PM
( why all the French guys have so kick a$$ ideas and art ...darn....he walks away scratching head.....):thumbsup:
Cause Greeks have the very very beautiful old stones... and ouzo... slouvaki and philos (I'm not sure of the orthography, but I'm sure that sticks to the fingers :scream: )(also beautiful kilts for their gods and their soldiers, with black pompoms at the end of the shoes) :banghead:

Dimi -> :beer:

03 March 2005, 03:26 PM
I love frazetta's work, so for me your style is great. The last shot feels that the two are too close to each other in space. It looks as if the man should be tripping in the next image over the creature. Otherwise man its just fantastic. Good work, keep it up!

03 March 2005, 03:36 PM
Personally Tranchefeux ( cool name by the way ) I think you're line work looks different then Frazetta. When I looked at your first image, it reminded me of the old, old Tarzan comics. Maybe Frazetta did some tarzan stuff? Don't know much about him. :shrug: A very cool retro feel. But after looking at this recent image, its distinctly you're own. You've got an amazing eye for detail. You're Liger is bad ass!

03 March 2005, 11:34 PM
Fierce and fantastic..........:arteest:

03 March 2005, 12:25 PM (

New concept version 01

03 March 2005, 12:26 PM
thats an excellent concept man! extreme detail i luv it,better than the last.

03 March 2005, 12:28 PM (

Here my second direction for the challenge, I remain in my heroic
fantasy and of homage to Frazetta. I think that this
direction will be the final ones, because it is more dynamic and
exotic by the decorations. and amuses me more than the first, I
however will study some options of change, in particular, Lion or
tiger?, The dynamic ones of the characters, it it also can that I
remake the colossus of the foreground, for more action, to see in next
the post.
Thank you for your follow-ups.

03 March 2005, 12:37 PM
This is so great. I can't wait for the colors because the black and white contrast is hurting my eyes!! It's looking really amazing. Keep it coming!

03 March 2005, 12:40 PM
I prefer the second one... effectively, more dynamic... the thing I don't like in the first was the head of the lion, too much of face... that seem disturbing... great man :thumbsup:

03 March 2005, 01:45 PM
keep it up man!good luck

03 March 2005, 01:47 PM
This is going to be huge! That is some awesome detail you're putting in. Can't wait to see it finished. Spectacular!


Shawn Nathon
03 March 2005, 01:55 PM
Love your composition...Good Luck!

03 March 2005, 02:01 PM
Cool man, it has a sort of a warcraft atmosphere , i like it alot, keep it up

03 March 2005, 02:42 PM
All these tiny little details... man, this is amazing!

C´est absolument extraordinaire!

Go on like this!:thumbsup:

peace, pete

THE Wizard
03 March 2005, 02:54 PM
This is great , dude! I must agree with paul, your space opera if fine piece of work, but this is gonna be better - Good luck

my Master & Slave 2D (

03 March 2005, 03:06 PM
Welcome back Eric! Congratulations from past and present works!
Great sketch, very Frazetta, as you said. Just one critic: the lion mouth looks as it where smiling. I know it is part of it's anatomy and it is common in some Frazetta's drawings, but I would prefeer something more menacing, agressive to the invaders... perhaps it is on the eyes, not the mouth, I dont know... See you around!

03 March 2005, 05:02 PM
excellent amount of detail! i also love the latest composition. it gives the feel of a heated battle and i love the warrior/tiger. i love the strength you take from frazetta's works. maybe push the composition to make it even more dynamic by adding enemy's more in the foreground. otherwise, i love it.

03 March 2005, 10:57 PM
ARgh ! A chaque nouveau concept je me régale ! :) Vivement la version couleur ! Bonne chance encore ! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 10:28 AM
OK! now it's more dynamic!!
even if the human character is a bit straight!

go ninja. go.

04 April 2005, 11:44 AM
Fantastic work !
Well done!

04 April 2005, 12:02 PM
Thank you with all the guys for the supports on the progression... :thumbsup:

Teknotek83: Thank you for the comments, the colors will come
soon, when I would be certain on the concept and drawing.

Lemog: thank you for the follow-ups, the second is the good, for L '
urgent!! but it y will have still change, continues your see 3d of
which I am admiring.

goktug: thank you for your supports.

mack72: I it is not if it is enormous, but I have fun much, thank you
for your support.

Peteboy: For intant it there not really of detail right of the spots
that will come later, thank you for your supports.

The Wizard: I hope to make a good image, but returned will be
different from my GSO, more dynamic, thank you for your supports.

Kapara: Thank you for the comments, I will see for the lion, because
it it can that it disappears.

Kingsal888: thank you for your supports, the image still will
evolve/move, because I am not completely satisfied, the warrior and
the lion, surely will disappear for more actions.

Strike: moi aussi je me régale avec tes postes, avec Lemog vous représentés dignement nos couleurs, go, go pour la suite.

Chopider: thank you for your supports.

To summarize, I continuous my mayonnaise, of which here a good receipt:

To put the yellow egg at the bottom of a bowl. Y to add a salt pinch
and a spoonful to mustard soup. To add a little oil and to beat
vigorously. As soon as the mixture hardens, to gradually add oil while
never not ceasing beating. To add oil until realization of the
quantity of desired mayonnaise.


04 April 2005, 01:26 PM
Wild Scene, Maybe a little more depth with smaller figures in the distance?

04 April 2005, 05:58 PM
great study Eric...i'm learning a lot...just go on. good luck.

04 April 2005, 09:31 PM
ah, merveilleux. those nuts frenchies are a pain.... lol. came to subscrib n wish you best luck and loadsa fun. great work, keep it up! cheers:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 10:47 PM
Absolutely incredible amount of details and action to this new sketch. Bravo. :thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 10:50 PM
Eric Tranchefeux has entered the Master and Servant 2D.

Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Concept Sketch: Guards of the queen (


Omg, what an update! I really like the variety of things going on! But I feel as though the picture is too cramped together. Maybe make it wider and make some more space inbetween the left and right sides. Or maybe Just simply add more on both the right and left side...It's just missing something for me...Hmmm...I dont know just keep going , your latest sketch really intrigues me!

04 April 2005, 10:51 PM
tasty..............Just "fantastique"...........C'est vivant et dramatique.........! :arteest: :arteest:

04 April 2005, 01:22 AM
its looking great! keep it up!

your draw look like details in an armor, or shield you know? like iron design...

(i speak portuguese, so i don't know if i said something wrong in english =D )

04 April 2005, 05:56 AM
:bounce: this is great... cant wait for some colour

04 April 2005, 08:45 AM
Hi. Your work is "magnifique" if I can say so. :) Keep the good work. I'll folow your thread. (

04 April 2005, 12:43 PM (

Will some details moreover on the progression of the image, I change
the character with the lion, to have still an other direction on the
concept, which I think that its will be better? more dynamic, so as to
make my final choice before the execution of painting.
Thank you still for the follow-ups.


04 April 2005, 04:07 PM
WoW! Dude, you are not normal! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

04 April 2005, 04:28 PM
i can't tell where things start and finish,but i'm hoping colours will sort that out.

looks great!

04 April 2005, 07:18 PM
Wow:eek: ,great lineart! i like your style, wainting for more:thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 07:26 PM
hei, looking cool there, reminds me of the dark gothic illus, keep goin:thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 11:52 AM
I like this sketch, in the same lineage as the first one, but I find her more dynamic. You said that you produced homage has frazzeta, kept silent case to use the technical meme, and the same render of painting?

04 April 2005, 12:21 PM
hey u ! u is sick!!!:D excellent work:applause: this will rock coloured

04 April 2005, 12:31 PM
very good sketch! u r sick!!i agree with nebezial. this will keep u busy colouring for quite some time. i admire..:bounce:

04 April 2005, 12:41 PM
that totally crazy :applause: excellent inks... bravo !

04 April 2005, 12:43 PM
ohh man thats real damn fantastic sketch :thumbsup: .... are you really going to make it 3d :arteest: ??
tell me so i quet from this challing:deal: .... i start feel hating some1 ....:banghead:

good luck mate

04 April 2005, 12:47 PM
Your poses are very dynamic! Is that a face hidden into the bkgd?

04 April 2005, 12:48 PM (

New changes on my concept ?, because I was not completely satisfied with
the last, I believe that this time it is the good, moreover I have to
begin work on some details, before past with the colors which will
come once the finished drawing, for painting I want to remain dynamic
in returned, not to make a too smooth image remain close to the Master.
Thank you still for the follow-ups.


04 April 2005, 12:57 PM
Radical changes, but excellent dinamics ! :thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 12:58 PM
Impressive. I like the concept. This comp looks better then the last, to me. Does the master have a gut? Can't wait to see this in color.

04 April 2005, 01:02 PM
This is by far the strongest of your designs. This reminds me of all those 'boy's own' adventure type comic books, which I love. They always had fantastic, dynamic images. I love the sense of action/drama contained within it! It actually reminds a little of the work of Burne Hogarth (used to draw Tarzan). His stuff was awesome.

As is yours!


04 April 2005, 01:34 PM
I like this update alot...

As good as you character and his 'kitty' looked... his perspective wa like as if he didn't have any shoulder depth. Hard for me to explain.. Like with the ancient Egyptian relief's. Lik you sort of flattened the two of them.
It had added a style to your work. But the depth this brings out gives much more.

Though at first glance, your image looks randomly busied. I have to apreciate the care you have shown on the details.
I hope they would be much more organised looking when you start to colour things out.

It is a very impressive image!


04 April 2005, 04:15 PM
Amazing concept. Very dinamic and expressive. Waiting for see the finished work.:thumbsup:

THE Wizard
04 April 2005, 08:28 PM
Amazing concept. Very dinamic and expressive. Waiting for see the finished work.:thumbsup:

Well, what else can I say? No, realy?!

My Master & Servant 2D (

04 April 2005, 08:53 PM
, but now i anderstand who is the servant!
this one doesn't have the power of the first one, it is more smooth.

04 April 2005, 09:18 PM
Nice lineart.
Can't wait to see your colored image!

04 April 2005, 09:48 PM
Wicked.....Brutal......."fantasique".................Energy and dramatic compo and vivid details.....beautiful and at the sametime wickedly intense......Love it....:arteest:

04 April 2005, 10:12 PM
To quote Keanu reeves: Woah....

That is some line art you have there. This is the kind of picture you could loose yourself in for days just taking everything in. The latest update is certainly the strongest compositionally, the elements seem to flow, the lines take your eye round the picture much more. This is fantasy at its best, I think, you can't beat beasts, barbarians and babes in bikinis. And you do all thre fantastically. As far as this update goes, I don't think I can offer any crit, just sit here and wait for the colour to flow!

04 April 2005, 07:58 AM
this piece is awesome!

everytime i look at it there is always something new to look at... and its not even teh final:thumbsup:
this time i inspected the pixel ink i found another thing new... something i wasn't so sure of(1st time that happened on this thread:)).. her belly... she doesnt have a tubby tummy does she?.. intentional?

great stuff waiting anxiously for next update

04 April 2005, 07:41 PM
Hi Eric

I like a lot your composition but there is something I dont like in this new one. I think the big warrior is too big and it divides the composition in a too obvious parts: left the agressors and right the defenders. I think the warrior needed more dinamic from your first sketch but in the new one it feels uncomfortable for me. Perhaps it is all the size, too big.
The rest is all okay. The detail is amazingly beautifull. Her belly is really nice. I am tired of muscle flat abdomen models. This clasic looks is more voluptuous for me. Dont change her, please! ;)

04 April 2005, 07:54 PM

.....umm.. where's my damn medication...?
Seriously though, this is pure fantasy . And it ROCKS !!!
My Master & servant :

My Web Site :

Battle Angel :

04 April 2005, 11:14 PM
Wow, most impresive grey scale illustration, it's just so Frank Frazetta!!!

I love it.

04 April 2005, 07:58 AM
jddog: Yes I think that that is better, thank you for the follow-up.

Ace4016: thank you for the follow-up. it should be waited for the
colors until all is good with the drawing.

Mack72; thank you for the follow-up, yes I try to give the with
dimensions one ventures and mysterious, because I like much this kind
of images, the illustration of Ball Hogarth or Harold Foster are very
good and Frazetta without is not badly inspired.

BlackDidThis: thank you for the follow-up. I all does not
include/understand that you says to me in connection with "Kitty" but
the things will evolve/move.

Robillo: thank you for the follow-up, me also I am in a hurry to see
the finished version.

The Wizard: thank you for the comments.

Chopiter: thank you for the follow-up, yes I destroy, for better
rebuilding, I is not any pity with me even.

Akrep: thank you for the comments.

Virtuoso: Always witty remarks, thank you for your follow-up.

Zepyhri: thank you for your comments, yes I think that I hold the good
composition for me, but I will continue, to improve, the drawing, for
thought of the colors.

Tilite: for for the comments and notices, I will continue, to look
after the drawing before the colors.

Kaparo: Thank you for your remarks, on which I pay great attention, I
will improve the drawing on certain thing, however I without rather
well with the proportion of new the character, I will see at the next
station if I thank you change some things still for your follow-ups.

Tariq12: BY CROM thank you for the follow-ups, I adore Conan.

Steve: Thank you for your follow-up, Frazetta is the Master, me I am
only one pupils.

04 April 2005, 07:59 AM
Currently I break down on Internet, I await the breakdown service for
the ADSL, and uses my telephone 56k, to connect itself, it is very
difficult for me to follow the stations.:banghead:

The new progression is soon ready, I it sendings very quickly. Thank
you still with all for the follow-ups.


04 April 2005, 12:06 PM (

New progression on the drawing, now I thorough details, but not
too. and some error corrects on the elements. I think soon of
finishing made black and white before thought at the stage of the

04 April 2005, 12:16 PM
This is mindblowing! The detail is fantastic! And sooo much to look at! I can't wait for some colour!

04 April 2005, 12:43 PM
The new composition looks amazing. I feel it gives the piece more movement and makes it more dynamic. Awesome work. It seems clearer and easier to look at. I anxiously await coloring. :bounce:

04 April 2005, 01:11 PM
:bounce:Colors, colors, colors to apply to this vivid action scene.:bounce:

Quote : Currently I break down on Internet, I await the breakdown service for
the ADSL, and uses my telephone 56k, to connect itself, it is very
difficult for me to follow the stations.:banghead:

Faut les poursuivre, intenter un procès !!! There's a lot of people waiting for the next updates ;-)

04 April 2005, 01:13 PM
I like the composition and detail of your work, your work really stands out from the rest.

Good luck with the competition

04 April 2005, 06:20 PM
This is so amazing work...forgive me but even if u stop here ...again it is beautifull.

I like your last update and how scene evolves...keeping very close eye on this....

Beautiful work Eric :)

EDIT: i am going to try tonight your mayonaise ressapy ..heheehe!

04 April 2005, 06:16 AM
the hierarchy and composition of this piece is awesome i love it.

im still worried about her belly... did u give me a reason y she was pudgy?? i had a quick search but couldnt find it

keep it up

04 April 2005, 12:21 PM
oh... i know i´ll love this one... amazing lineart...:eek: very dynamic and powerful composition.. i love the way his long black hair follows the vortex-like line of action.. (i don´t know how to say that.. :)) and what a beautiful warrior.. can´t wait to see some color!

04 April 2005, 04:07 PM
Excellent work Eric , that really makes me think has Frazetta style , i think you will take that like a compliment , Frazetta is a master for all :)

04 April 2005, 04:28 PM
Looks great! Another super detailed piece :) Some of it kind of reminds me of Frank Frazetta. That's a good thing :)

04 April 2005, 05:27 PM
Hi Eric
Just a question: I like your avatar a lot. Sorry about my ignorance but I dont know who he was. I would like to know his complete name to search for him. Thanks.

04 April 2005, 11:52 AM
Poshspice: Thank you for your follow-ups, the colors arrives, very

Kingsal888; Thank you for the comments, the drawing is almost to
finish, I am spirit studied my direction for the colors.

spacesnail: Thank you for your follow-ups, the colors arrives, a
little patience. I is not still to recover my ADSL

Dloots: Thank you for your follow-ups, and witty remarks.

DimitrisLiatsos: Thank you for your follow-ups, I hope that your work
astonishing 3d advances well, you with tested my mayonnaise receipt,

Tilite: Thank you for is your follow-ups, it the reindeer which you
dodu finds? I perhaps will put it at the mode.

dunkelgold: Thank you for the comments, for the warrior I tried to
give a force, like a pure horse without. the colors arrives soon.

Falfa, Gerbi: Thank you for your follow-ups, For Franck Frazetta I is
very fan like all the world, it is the first painter whom I
have to study when I have to start to draw, I have at home the first
books which to publish it. I will try to better do my
for this homage and to be to the height.

Kaparo: For my avatar, it is one of my painting, I am to inspire
by the angels that have see it in the tables with the religious topic,
I made sketches with the museum of the Louvre or I go often here the
link when I had posted it:

04 April 2005, 12:08 PM (

Here the drawing to finish, now I begin the colors.

04 April 2005, 12:12 PM
I is not still to recover my ADSL, and I not to follow the
stations little more, it is too much slow, and I use my telephone line
56k, which monopolizes my line, I hope that all will be to repair very

PS: France telecom doit vérifier ma ligne car cela viendrais de là, le problème c'est que c'est pas des rapides. (crotte, merde , fait chier.)

04 April 2005, 12:37 PM
great,this is gonna be cool.cant really picture what its gonna be like but i'll be keenly looking forward till the end of it~yeah..about the queen,the abdoment part..?she seems like pregnant..not sure if that is ur intention.see ya again~:)

04 April 2005, 12:45 PM
Was hoping to see one of your baboons in this! Those are my favorites on your site. The dual personalities of humans kind of thing. Oh well. Nice picture you have going here anyway!
But wish the concept was a little deeper. Like the one with the baboon in the cathedral howling that is on your site. Was really impressed and inspired with that one. It said a lot.

04 April 2005, 02:22 PM
Everything I like is in your painting !
The only crit I could make at this point is a small lack of depth in the picture. But I assume this is a WIP so I'll wait and see.

Amazing so far !:thumbsup:

PS : you should add a France Telecom engineer with a sword in the chest, somwhere in the picture, they deserve it...just a thought...:D

04 April 2005, 04:45 AM
Hi Eric I like the way you change the warrior hand and sword. Now the diagonal looks better. This is going great! Can't wait to see it colored!
Congratulations for the angels painting. I haven't seen it before. I had believe it was an antique painting. Excellent work!

04 April 2005, 06:07 PM (

Starting of the colors, I pass from the hues on my drawing and then
repaints above, I try to find colors rather rich in nuances and tries
to keep a wild spirit in the image.

04 April 2005, 06:09 PM
feux this is looking excellent,really dramatic piece.

04 April 2005, 06:11 PM
I love how well your work is developing. I think the yellow is a little to strong for my liking. But perhaps you already have something in mind. OVerall I like this piece, and I will check back soon to see how you develop it.

04 April 2005, 06:18 PM
Afflicted to be able to look at the other station and to dialogue on
the evolution of your drawings for the moment, I am always without
connection high flow.:cry:
Thank you.


04 April 2005, 10:30 PM
Yeah Good start with the colouring :bounce:

04 April 2005, 10:45 PM
Looking good - great detail and plenty of action. Nice job.

04 April 2005, 10:53 PM
I like a lot. It is really busy, chaotic. This image has my eyes rolling to the back of my head. Woah, starting to get Good hustle.:thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 10:57 PM
Gorgeous,wild,drama,great balance to the scene,chaos reigns supreme.....Very vivid.....I think the coloring is just right,it adds just the right mood and ambiance for this scene......Really great to follow eric.......:thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 12:36 AM
I hate to say it at this stage of the process for you but, regardless of how great the image is and how much action you've packed into it, I can't get past how awkward and problematic the pose and physical proportions / contortions are of the main character in the foreground. There is just something about his right shoulder anatomy that is bothering me.

I love your work, the detail and effort that you put into them and would hate for all of that work to be lost because of an anatomy problem OR what appears to be an anatomy problem from my perspective.


Again, great work... just needs a little tweak here and there.


04 April 2005, 12:13 PM
ms@zx: Always thank you for your followed, for the belly of the queen
it is not finished, but I like the small belly like that.

Glenn Gallegos: thank you for your comments, the painting which you
likes is called food of the man it is true a oil-base paint made on
wood, the topic is a little deeper than for this challenge, but I also
have fun to make your subjects lighter and less cerebral.

Deadly Forces: thank you for your followed, I will try to bring back a
little of depth with the setting colors and the nuances, I would see
with the continuation.

Kaparo: Always thank you for your followed, yes the arm were
appropriate to me more and I think that it is well better thus and
puts the diagonal one, I hope to make a success of the continuation.

Noob: Always thank you for your followed, I will better do my, by

AirbORn: thank you for your comments, the yellow will disappear with
the fur that painting will evolve/move, for the moment I seek the hues
of the image.

Spacesnail: thank you for your followed.

Baron Imposible: thank you for your comments.

beelow: thank you for the witty remarks, I hope that the continuation
will like to you.

Virtuoso: hello Alien man 3d, always thank you for your follow-up.

cgkrusty: thank you for your comments, I am very attentive with your
remarks, I perhaps will re-examine some point, but in the whole of the
bodies I do not want to make academic anatomy, I like twist the
muscles, even to add some, I find that that adds character with my
painting, thank you still for your criticism which advance.

04 April 2005, 02:30 PM
its sharp, with lots of black shadows, which bothers the eye a little. try to soften them a bit and try to add a complementary shadow.. but in global it really reminds me of an old realisthic comic book school. the italian, and a little of conan. its very inovative, and brave to put a lot of characters in one picture, you really put a challenge in front of u. keep it up!:)

04 April 2005, 02:43 PM
I lost trace of your thread for a while and now I discover you already started the colouring!:scream:

I find it very dynamic and I have to say your style is instantly recognizable...
just a pity, the tiger disappeared:shrug:

I'll follow how it evolves.:)

04 April 2005, 02:58 PM (

Progression in the search of the colors, this
returned stage elements colors is not the final one, the black which
dominates much the image will disappear progressively with the
progress of the work and painting will begin really once all the semi
hues in place.

04 April 2005, 07:49 PM
Aastonishing level of detail and texture! Your work is amazing in general and this is no exception. I love the pose on the guy who gets shot by the arrow in the middle! The only thing I'd say is that I sort of miss some focal points in the picture. Places that the eye gets drawn to first, second, third and so on. Right now, everyting seems to me to be on the same level in value, but I assume you'll work that out with the colors, though.

Fantastic work so far and it's a joy to follow your process!

04 April 2005, 02:47 PM (

The setting colors continues, with in more some details deepens
on the principal character.

04 April 2005, 02:58 PM (

Details of the progression.

04 April 2005, 03:01 PM
you have such a unique style.... loveit. This could fit the theme of grand fantasy opera!! Heh. Very intricate stuff as always.. but i would like to see more depth to the image... your GSO had tons..keep it coming!

04 April 2005, 04:01 PM
Sup man.

I had to comment about the texture. Its just great! And overall i like how it has that old school fantasy art feel to it, like an old Conan comic book cover. Alot of that has to do with the details, which i appreciate so much.

Well done dude.

04 April 2005, 04:37 PM
beatiful work, I agree with the above. your style is very difficult, great job...The colours are so lush....:thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 04:39 PM
Yes, it's just looking beautiful. A wealth of detail and so many little intricate things fitting togetehr compositionally. Just in this detail alone, you've got the arms, the bow, the woman's pointing finger... it all fits like a jigsaw puzzle... One that I'm looking forward to seeing completed! :-)


04 April 2005, 08:17 PM
Oh my GOD.
You are aiming for the "most detailed piece in the universe" award, don't you! :P All of the stuff looks simply great, I lovet he "illustration feel" that this piece has :P
Your style is one of the most unique I've seen and your patience for all the tiny tiny stuff sure makes me bow down :) Great!

04 April 2005, 09:16 PM
Whoa! How many different kinds of rich textures do you have in this painting?!! That's CRAZY, LOL! Awesome stuff... you're more of a detail freak then I'll ever be, I think :eek:

Keep it up, and I'll check back for updates. Cheers!

04 April 2005, 10:10 PM
This is cool !
But I have a few crits ::wise:

The queen looks a little like she's pregnant or something...this is a little strange.

While I was looking at your big warrior I thought there was something wrong with it : why such a big fellow like him uses so little weapons ? Of course, this is possible, nearly everything is, but considering that, the scene has less impact.

Another thing strange (I'm sorry :blush:) is the angle between the hilt of his sword and the blade of that same sword. The edge of the blade is facing the background but the hilt indicates that it should be facing the left part of the composition.

However, I love the mood, colors and textures (and this is true :D ).
I could also add that my favorite character is the warrior in the lower left corner.

Good luck ! :buttrock:

04 April 2005, 08:52 AM
The queen looks a little like she's pregnant or something...this is a little strange.
keep it up.. would like an answer for the aboe tho

04 April 2005, 10:40 AM
hmm i think the colours are a tad to vibrant for the sort of scene u drew.

but thats only my opinion.

04 April 2005, 07:24 PM
hmm i think the colours are a tad to vibrant for the sort of scene u drew.

but thats only my opinion.

i agree, also, i thnk the guys too barbaric looking to hold such an intricate sword, just an idea. overall, awesome details, great job!!

04 April 2005, 09:22 PM
I like your style ! Wow fantastic details ! :thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 08:28 PM
Wil: Thank you for your comments, perhaps that changes will come, to
improve the depth.

sho-nuff: Thank you for your comments, I also like the cover of Conan,
I is some one at home.

Cha0t1c1: Thank you for your follow-ups and witty remarks.

Wairus: thank you for your comments, I also waits to see what it will
give to the end.

BlacKeri: thank you for your follow-up and encouragements.

Artjunkie: thank you for your comments, the details are small animal
which tames down with patience.

Deadly Forces: thank you for your comments and notices, for the queen
not it is not pregnant it is that I liked are small belly, but since
several speak to me about it I go measure it with the mode. For the
sword of the warrior, I to prefer a light and fast blade rather than a
large heavy sword with two hands, but it is debatable, I will rectify
the angle of the guard thank you to have seen it, thank you for your

Tilite: the queen is not pregnant it is that I liked are small belly,
but since several speak to me about it I go thank you measure it with
the mode for your followed.

Noob: thank you for your follow-up, I all is not included/understood
at your station, but the colors will give an other dimension to the

Arkinet: Thank you for your comments

Strike: thank you for the witty remarks and your followed;

I is still not been to repair for my ADSL, to afflict to be able to
look at all your stations and to comment on, but with 56k it is too
much slow, and its my telephone monopolizes, :banghead:

04 April 2005, 08:32 PM (

Details of the progression on the warrior

04 April 2005, 08:33 PM
Noob: thank you for your follow-up, I all is not included/understood

i mean the colours are a too bright, it looks as if maybe ur colours could be darker or more saturated.


04 April 2005, 08:35 PM (

The setting colors I continue removed the bottom because I have
another thing at the head to bring depth, to follow by CROM,

04 April 2005, 08:41 PM
Ok, NOOS I included/understood but it is just necessary to have
patience, because all will evolve/move, thank you for your followed.

04 April 2005, 08:43 PM
ofcourse i'm waiting.....i know u are genius!

04 April 2005, 06:44 PM
omg more details?
this is insane, great great work, I'm losing my wits(that's very rare)....

04 April 2005, 08:32 PM
pretty amazing work, I mean all the detail, I'm pretty sure you hear this all the time
when I looked at yours first sketches, was like, this look like some old masterpiece, it' has that kind of style
I agree with others opinion, about Queen's belly and the sword, also think the colors are to sharp,
one more thing is Queen's face seems a little flat, I mean if you compare to the other faces,
they all have so much expression, and her's I think to plane for being a key character :applause:

04 April 2005, 09:42 PM
Such an in-dpeth piece full of action and color,movement,real alive and wild,primitive and I like the vibrant fits to me.......really always love to see your next steps.....just real top level art......:buttrock:

04 April 2005, 10:48 PM
Okay, I'll wait for the next steps !
Good luck ! :bounce:

04 April 2005, 09:00 AM
Neat perspective, fantastic caracters, and I love the style. But at the meoment it looks a little bit "busy", hard to find where to focus my eye.

Good luck :D

04 April 2005, 12:50 PM

Your picture look great, master and servant feeling is strong..good..however i think that there is too many contraste on your work..Background is too contrasted in comparaison with foreground...too many details in background i think...but it's just my feeling...


04 April 2005, 01:45 AM
Hi, do I wish to have that kind of talent. But i still workin' on it. =P
I really like your style: the details are amazing. I just can't wait to see the end result...=0)

04 April 2005, 07:31 PM
Always amazing Eric:bounce::bounce: Maybe you could add one detail or two ?? He he !
Very nice work. Keep going on. May FT be damned :twisted:


04 April 2005, 07:46 PM
Excellent - so many details to look at. Good dynamics, classic fantasy. Well done :applause:

04 April 2005, 07:50 PM
Amazing work^^ The sky still looks flat to me, but you mentioned you're going to add depth to it later.

Really, I like this. Very great movement and action in this one.

04 April 2005, 10:55 PM
wow! looking pretty epic!

04 April 2005, 12:14 AM
he hey!
you put some mistakes to find , in your drawing?
i wonder if the body of the girl sit down, had to big torasix cage, and the left arm of the big guy in the front, is good, it look a bit turned?
ok, i stop there good luke and thanks for the help for the cloud, and shame on you for your reply on my thread!!:twisted:

04 April 2005, 06:07 AM (

Details of the advance of painting on the warrior.

04 April 2005, 06:12 AM (

Evolution of painting as a whole, I have remakes the bottom which is not finished in the details, I think of having more depth with him, the idea of the statue can add mystery with the image and plait well me, the color blue is not the final one,it is right while waiting for that I decide on another thing.

04 April 2005, 06:59 AM
Hi Eric, I love the sense of action and the character detail! I would say that your level of detail is so high that my eye can't really settle on one place, but I guess this is the trademark Tranchefeux style isn't it! Your GSO pic was just as detailed but was easier to view somehow. I'm really not sure what to suggest. Perhaps the sky needs to be lighter, and some generous shading needs to be introduced to break apart the eveness of the texture and separate the elements a bit more. I find the lower left orc guy disappears into the foliage for example.

But hey, I know you're going to keep developing it and I'm sure it'll be a masterpiece! :thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 07:12 AM
For a fan of details like me, that's a real pleasure to discover your progress... really really good... I adore you art... but I think you know that yet... on en redemande Eric... un pur bonheur :arteest:

04 April 2005, 07:30 AM
:eek: wow c'est super... amazing detailed coloration and wonderful image... really unique, like when I follow your GSO thread, this too rocks :applause:


04 April 2005, 08:26 AM
Yes everything lemog (lolo) said.........goes for me too..:cool: ......Really coming even more beautiful and vibrant,and alive......great pleasure to see you create with such power and skill......bonne you dont need's all talent......:arteest: :arteest:

04 April 2005, 10:33 AM
It's going good! The colors are really beautiful and the bottom contrasts well with the first plan..I persists in saying that there are perhaps too many details on background..But it is right my impression.. any case it's a beautiful job:thumbsup:

Keep it up!

04 April 2005, 02:00 PM
i realy love your style.
the colour and composition are best.
waiting for your final colour
good luck
my m and s

04 April 2005, 08:40 PM
Speaky: thank you for your comments, yes the things will evolve/move especially for the bottom and the harmony of the colors.

Lemog: always thank you for your support, I continue for the other layers.

Jddog: thank you for your words and support, yes the GSO was sympathetic for me.

Virtuoso: always thank you for you your supports, of Malibu.

Fiolka Alexandre: thank you for your follow-up, for the details sorry but I find it enough software for the moment.

Xric7: thank you for your follow-up, I am in a hurry to see the end too.

04 April 2005, 08:41 PM
For the moment I continue the drawing of the statue and about the clouds, for my bottom, to much speaks me about the details but I rather make software on this image, at least I test, because I wanted to make a style painting.

04 April 2005, 09:31 PM
wow, some really great work!

04 April 2005, 09:47 PM
:thumbsup: well i guess it's a keeper. i like the whole war genre of it all, and the female masculinity. perfect. Eric Tranchefeux has entered the Master and Servant 2D.

Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Coloring WIP: Guards of the queen (

Evolution of painting as a whole, I have remakes the bottom which is not finished in the details, I think of having more depth with him, the idea of the statue can add mystery with the image and plait well me, the color blue is not the final one,it is right while waiting for that I decide on another thing.

04 April 2005, 06:14 AM
Your work is awesome with great colour. Keep more update :thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 06:46 AM
I'll try and stay away from saying the obvious 'wow' and rather focus on what I personaly would change about this... it is already a great looking painting although I find it lacks depth. I think this may have been mentioned already but everything kind of looks flat like it's on the same level. It's hard to determin what to look at first and is a bit of an assult on the eyeball!
I realise this is your style and it actually reminds me of some early game graphics from the 90's.
The main guys hair looks a little broom like... very stiff. I think if you loosen the hair abit, it might animate him even more? One or two of the poses look a little unatural and uncomfortable but again, maybe this just comes down to style. I think making the main warrior the focal point and stepping off the detail from there... making the background out of focus would be the biggest help. What ever you do this will be very good, these crits are catered to my personal tastes. Best of luck! - jez:thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 07:40 AM
Wow it´s the real essence of Conan.

Very good work and luck friend


04 April 2005, 08:15 PM
Mordalles: thank you for your support

PlasteredSoulofa, hologgram: thank you for your follow-up

Wonlife : thank you for your followed

Ilusiondigital: thank you for your follow-up by CROM

Jezzarts: thank you for your comments, I note your remarks you less those which I include/understand, For the depth, generally I make adjustments at the end with the copies what me give more order, for the Nineties it is in these years that I started to work as illustrator and of course I lived the influence of this time with these styles and where one worked into traditional.
For my painting present, it yet badly will not evolve/move, with various adjustments, therefore wait to see the end, thank you still for your remarks.

04 April 2005, 08:16 PM
I almost finished the drawing and modelled bottom without still the direction of the color, I post it tomorrow. For the continuation of the wip.

04 April 2005, 08:30 PM
looks excellent,like an epic painting.

04 April 2005, 10:03 PM
looks excellent,like an epic painting.

yeah, very unique, its kinda having a stone effect..:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 10:16 PM
Hi Eric! This is looking really great. The color scheme is very intense and the skin tones are excellent. But I think it looks now a little flat, since the background characters have the same intensity than the foreground ones. It was something that loks better in your uncolored image. Fading the background warriors in color and sharpening could help. Good luck buddy!! :applause:

04 April 2005, 06:24 AM
Yes kaparo, I agree for the same intensity on the characters, but that will evolve/move, because generally I regulate the various intensities at the end with the copies, thank you for your support.

04 April 2005, 11:33 AM (

Advance on the bottom, I deepened the drawing and details of the statu, of the cloud and mountain, the direction of the fill color is not made yet, when all are set up at the levels colors, I will be able to look further into painting..

04 April 2005, 11:53 AM
Impressive painting, very detailed and full of movement. I would only suggest to add a little fog or mist at the bottom of the mountain to separate elements in the foregroung a little more from the more distant elements.
You seem to almost be at the end of it.:thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 12:01 PM
Now there's some serious action is going on! And love the backgound. :love: The main thing that bothers me most is the main figure's pose (barbarian). It looks kinda uncomfortable and static. However I guess, I wouldn't be able to do it any better. :shrug:

04 April 2005, 11:37 PM
Great work! Really colorful as opposed to your GSO entry. You have a very unique technique which is really wonderful.

Keep it up!

04 April 2005, 12:52 AM
Looking good

I like the old school feel it has

04 April 2005, 10:48 PM
I have to say I like this even more with the blue background. It's so "refreshing"! :D

04 April 2005, 11:16 PM

Interesting painting style, well done. :D

04 April 2005, 12:46 AM
looking really good some stuff need to be worked out but nothing i am sure you are not aware of. keep on with the updates.

04 April 2005, 06:44 PM
Right thank you with all for your last comments and followed on the advance of my painting, tomorow the continuation of my wip will be near with the direction final of background and some advance fill color on certain details.

E.T :cool:

04 April 2005, 12:30 PM (

Continuation of the progression, now I think of having found the harmony of the color on the whole of painting, I will be able to devote me to finalize the elements in theirs
details and to try to correct which ques errors, then I would regulate the depths of prospects, and would finish by returned textures,

04 April 2005, 08:23 PM
Wow very nice colors on your image, great work

04 April 2005, 09:06 PM
indeed excellent work!

04 April 2005, 12:49 AM
Looks good, but it seems weird to have a snowy mountain so close to a tropical enviroment. Maybe dry, kahki colored mountians would work better. Just a suggestion.

04 April 2005, 12:55 AM
Yo Trenchefeux!

that is alot of work you've been doing.

I've been chekin out this thead and noticed how much detail and work you've put into this.
It is almost like a dream, (I do apoligise for being cheesy there) but really WOW :)

04 April 2005, 02:59 AM
... Damn, that is excellent.

There's really nothing more I can say other than that. :bounce:

04 April 2005, 11:34 AM
nice texture work, and great dynamism. Personnaly colors need to be unified a little bit by a "camaieux". I would also make a hierarchy between elements, to make it clearer to read. Why not try to blur some background elements, just to have main characters more detached?

Beau travail de texture, et sacré dynamisme. A mon avis, les couleurs auraient besoin d'être un peu unifiées par une couche camaieux. De même que les différents éléments de la composition gagneraient à être hierarchisés, de sorte qu'il soit plus facile de lire l'image : Peut-être faudrait-il flouter quelques éléments d'arrière plan pour que les personnages principaux se détachent davantages ?

Good luck, Mr Tranchefeux !

04 April 2005, 11:46 AM
Whoa, so many details! Its hard to see where to start looking. Everything in this painting is so busy. Maybe you could bring out the main warrior more and lighten everything else a bit to give more contrast?

Your style reminds me a bit of Josh Kirby's works. Keep up with the effort!

04 April 2005, 07:00 PM
Arlutik: Thank you for the comments

Noob: always sympathetic nerve for your follow-up

Ace4016: thank you for the comments, for the mountains, I include/understand your point of considering, but in I find that fun and there is Kilimandjaro which is into full Africa thus why not.

Dulshad03: Thank you for the comments and supports. ArtisticVisions: thank you for the comments and supports.

eromoo: Thank you for your support and comments, yes it y does not have farmhouse of elements and indeed it is perhaps hard to fix the attention on the principal subject, I
will try to increase legibility on certain point, but as a whole, the image corresponds to my temperament because I like to emphasize each detail.

Artis: thank you for the comments and support, I surely will make some adjustments which corresponds as a whole to your remarks, generally at the end
basic work of the painting which is not finished yet, but the image will remain rather charged because I like to emphasize each elements, I am not one follower of the blurs, which are not the reflection of the reality of a human?il but rather of an objective of camera, my taste pictorial are very close to master Flemings or reading of the fabric this fact at the pouces square. A little hurdy-gurdy schools, but if not I do not have my amount.

Merci pour les commentaires et support, je vais sûrement faire quelques réglages qui corresponde dans l’ensembles à tes remarques , généralement à la fin du travail de fond de la peinture qui n’est pas encore fini, mais l’image resteras assez chargé car j’aimes mettre en valeurs chaque éléments , je ne suis pas un adepte des flous, qui ne sont pas le reflet de la réalité d’un œil humain mais plutôt d’un objectif d’appareil photo, mes goût picturaux sont très proche des mettre Flamands ou la lecture de la toile ce fait au cm . Un peu vielle écoles, mais sinon je n’ai pas ma dose.

E.T :cool:

04 April 2005, 09:40 PM
Wahou, really impressive, too much details even for the resolution of my eyes ;)
Actually, that's not my kind of style but I have to admit, that's great. Freaking details.

If you allow me to critisize a little bit (even if I'm not enough skilled to do so), I find the girl's face not that expressive, I think it's due to your style because I'm really not used to it.

Even so, that's freaking great, all my respect for this piece.

If only I was able to do so...

04 April 2005, 12:18 AM
Great colors, Frazetta would be proud!

04 April 2005, 12:32 AM
Wow! That's just amazing!

04 April 2005, 12:44 AM
Your image is Fantastic!! , But I not like the reddish, orangey clouds over the icy mountain tops. Everything else is spectacular!:thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 01:01 AM
your clouds look more like Columbia pictures than mine!

04 April 2005, 06:44 AM
If asked to describe this in one would be........... "fantastique"........Such a vibrant rich detailed beautifully colored piece......drama and action.....My eyes are in a very nice place when I look upon your work eric......Just beautiful..........

..........C'est une oeuvre classique......

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