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03 March 2005, 03:34 PM
Bobby Chiu has entered the Master and Servant 2D.

Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Image: My red bike! (

Many childern grow up with a dog in the family. I happen to be one of those people.

I had a big ol' german sheppard named "Major" and we were best buds. Whenever I'd get grounded (which was quite often), the only time I would be allowed out was when I took Major for a walk. In my teenage years Major and I spent alot of time together.

He was a protective companion, like dogs can be. He wouldn't let anything harm me... and no one would try.

For no other reason then because I fed him and walked him, I was his "master." He had unconditional love and loyalty to me and would obey my every command. He was willing to lay his life down for mine and I was willing to do the same.

When I read about the theme "Master and Servant," the relationship between a boy and his dog stuck out among the rest.

I wanted to illustrate the special bond a person has with his/her dog. Through this theme, I came up with an idea: A boy takes his dog to get his bike back from the local bully.

The twist: the dog is the biggest scariest mutant dog ever.

The setting: It takes place in the ghetto. A place that would be dangerous for even grown-ups, but beware, it's not the gangsters or criminals you should be most frightened of - it's a 6 year and his gigantic mutant doggie.

The senerio: The boy takes his dog to get his bike back from the neighbourhood bully. The bully is unaware of the boy and dog's presence and is laughing while telling the story of how he took a little boy's shiny new red bike. He's about half a second away from realizing that that was THE DUMBEST THING he's ever done in his life.

This piece has been absolutely tons of fun to do and it's been an honor to paint in this contest that has so many talented artists participating. Thanks to all those that took this journey with me.

It's been a pleasure.

Bobby Chiu

03 March 2005, 03:39 PM
I'm the first to post in this thread yeeehaaaa

Huge fan of yours....

ok, calm down...

lay back



03 March 2005, 03:41 PM (

Just posting thumbnails for now...

03 March 2005, 06:36 PM
whoops... now i get it. gotta upload on here differently. fixed

03 March 2005, 06:39 PM (

Came up with a new idea. I still like the first one but I like this one as well hehehe...

Should I go with humor or the first one.. beauty?

air tiger
03 March 2005, 06:47 PM

I like both of them!

but considering the new one "My Red Bike!" had me laughing out loud... it's a toughie but i'm gonna lean towards "My Red Bike!"

*I love how the three guys are all pointing fingers!! maybe make the forth guy pointing as well? like at the dog?

03 March 2005, 06:47 PM
The first thumbnail is kinda small. I'm not sure what that is in the middle. It looks like a person riding on a large beast of some sort. Good color study and composition, but I really can't offer anything more than that.

The second one is funny. I'm not so sure about the composition on this one. Each character is fighting for the focal attention. When I first looked at it I saw the red bike but then my vision had to move to each element individually before the whole concept made sense to me.

Glad you're joining in on this one Bob. Good luck :thumbsup:

03 March 2005, 06:56 PM
I really like the second one. It's hilarious!

03 March 2005, 07:07 PM
I find really interesting the way you use one color - white - to suggest light and shadows !
I'll keep an eye on your thread for sure...

03 March 2005, 08:42 PM
I really like the red bike idea, it tells a complete story in a hilarious way.

03 March 2005, 10:02 PM (

repositioning and buildings added

03 March 2005, 10:23 PM
looks pretty goddamn nice so far!

03 March 2005, 10:23 PM
Wow, I really like the background! I wasn't sure that you could make a full enough picture with the humorous concept, but I was very obviously wrong. Only thing that gives me trouble is the buddy on the right who's pointing straight ahead -- I keep looking to the bully on the bike. Perhaps if one hand were by his mouth and the other pointed straight up as if to say, "Psst! Look up!"

03 March 2005, 11:08 PM
LOL like the concept :) prints a mark!

03 March 2005, 03:11 AM (

A second light pass was done to figure out more details for each character

03 March 2005, 03:32 AM
i'm just speechless..another potential winner~:bounce:i really enjoy this piece,funny yet serious~
the thumbnail piece looks great either~i'll be looking forward to see more developement.

best of luck bob~:thumbsup:

03 March 2005, 04:14 AM
Holy Crap.

That looks promising. Love your work.

03 March 2005, 10:32 AM
Freaking awesome! Im glad that another great artist joined the competition... another fine piece of art will be created! If u ask me, I would go for the second one. It has lots of potential but like Kirt said before, it has to be more clear who is who and whats his position in the pic. For instance, Im not sure what r those 2 characters on the right doing here... I can clearly see the relation between the boy with a dog and that other fellow on the bike, but not sure for those other two men. Other than that, flawless technique! good luck! :)

03 March 2005, 12:57 PM
Hey Bobby nice to see you entered too! I see you visited my challenge entry.. hahah good luck to you too. :)

03 March 2005, 01:00 PM (

rearranged the people on the right for change in composition. Better now I think

03 March 2005, 01:04 PM
that looks almost 3d,great work!! that bully is about to get eaten,don't mess with lil boys bikes.

03 March 2005, 01:42 PM (

After looking at it again, I adjusted the positioning of the man on the bike. This way he is clearly the center of attention.

03 March 2005, 04:05 PM
Hey very nice! good luck to you

03 March 2005, 04:39 PM
Adamos - Hey thanks! I appreciate it. Hope you'll like what I come up with

air tiger - hehe... thanks. I'm going to start off with the new one "My Red Bike!"

Kirt - hehe.. yeah the first one is just basically that... some person riding on a large beast of some sort. I didn't really come up with much of a story for that one yet. I think I'm going to explore the second idea more for now. I changed the composition too so I hope the focus won't be so confusing.

dmonk - Hey thanks!

Arctis - I appreciate it! please stay tuned.

Justy - thx

NOOB! - thank you

Ilikesoup - Hey thanks for the Soup c&c. I've moved those two guys to the side show they don't attract as much attention now. I think it helps bring out the main focus.

nenne - Thanks! hope you'll check back

ms@zx - Hey Thanks Michael. I look forward to seeing yours as well

dioxide - hey thx

NinjaASSN - thanks! I loved your "Rising Sea" piece. I'll be looking forward to see what you come up with for this challenge. Good luck

bwong - Thanks bri. best of luck

Big Boi - Thanks
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03 March 2005, 04:42 PM
Very nice idea you have.. :applause:

03 March 2005, 05:30 PM
You make it look so easy. :) It's crystal clear now that the guys are looking at the dog and not the bully. Also, the distance you've put between them makes it look like they've backed up a few steps for their own safety. This is awesome. :buttrock:

03 March 2005, 05:37 PM
Nice idea... love the scale and mean look on the dogbeastthing...

I'm still not 100% sold on the composition. I reckon turning the bully on the bike towards his friends a bit and maybe turning the dog so it's at a slight angle facing the viewer would help. So the dogs kinda a bit behind the bully. Otherwise he'd have a Very big dog in his peripheral vision and i think he'd already knoe it was there.

I really like the technique and 'lighting' passes...

03 March 2005, 06:00 PM
Wow. That's all I can say. It's lovely, definitely a potential winner, very funny and great technique too!
Can I move in with you and learn your craft?? Not to be a fanboy or anything but this is just great stuff.

The lighting is just so dramatic and brings great interest to the piece...and to your thread too, haha.

Thanks for commenting on my piece. Kind of shameful knowing that the greats can look at my stuff and laugh in contempt, but they've been nice so far!

Keep up this great stuff and you'll have to make some room for prizes :)

03 March 2005, 11:53 PM
wooow!! this is a killer concept ,maybe the funniest on this challenge ,i'll keep my eyes on it

03 March 2005, 01:13 AM
ldgree - thx!

Ilikesoup - Thanks! it's great to have everyone point things out.

duddlebug - the dog is at a profile to give the picture more of a humorous feel to it. If it was more of a dramatic scene I'd definitely agree with you.
I was very careful to keep the dog out of the peripheral view of the man on the bike. If it's unclear now then don't worry, it'll be clear in the final. Thanks much for the c&c. It's really appreciated.

paperclip - hehehe... thanks and please continue to stay tuned my friend.

punklover - hey thanks and i hope you'll come by my thread again

03 March 2005, 01:17 AM
Now I know I've got my work cut out for me! This is going to be amazing! Very impressed... I'm still trying to put my scene together conceptually and here you are tweaking the composition with a fabulous looking sketch...

You just motivated me to get back to work!

03 March 2005, 03:33 AM (

working on the color scheme...

03 March 2005, 03:53 AM
Haha. This concept is great! One of the best ones I've seen so far. Only thing I really have to say is that the bully on the bike is the first thing I noticed in the composition. He seems to steal away the attention from the monster and the little boy (which I'm assuming is your focal point). I'd shift the bully over to the right just a smidge! Might just be me. :sad: But either way, I'm loving this! :buttrock: Good luck!

03 March 2005, 04:01 AM
some very nice shading,

your concept is nice as well thought out. Its a bit confusing weather the guy on the bike is afraid or controlling.

03 March 2005, 06:06 AM
I dig the funny concept! Like what I'm seeing!! Look forward to seeing the final man. :applause:

03 March 2005, 08:16 AM
lol that made me laugh haha :) Very nice idea... Good luck.... Will be wathing :)

air tiger
03 March 2005, 12:33 PM
hehe... its coming along very nicely!

03 March 2005, 12:42 PM
Hey, going nicely there! I think you should desaturate the background a bit more, it's in bright light so the colours won't be as vivid, right? That way the monster dog could be the dominant colour in the picture, with the bike as a red splash.

03 March 2005, 12:53 PM
Hi Bob, Another fan takes place :)
ok, the scene is funny and twisted. and very cool. made me laugh.

edit: took a second look:after 3 coffes brain works" :edit end
did the Guy take the red bike away and snoopy shows up to be the kids servant, did i get it righ now? hehe, h sure is goin to have one of his worst days...

all components look cool. hope i never get that lil doggy to see. i'd be scared like hell. lol.

Best luck mate and laodsa fun!

03 March 2005, 01:22 PM
hello,! I do not agree withsome others on the ocal point being wrong.. i think we should be drawn toward the man on the bike first as it is like we are in his world, not seeing the huge dog/monster next to him... keep it coming!

03 March 2005, 02:07 PM (

change in composition.
This should help start the eye off at the dog and then to the man on the bike, the little boy, the bike, and then the guys on the right.

change in color scheme.
minor change. just darkened the sky to contrast with the dog a bit

03 March 2005, 02:37 PM
I love this entry man! That "puppy" is insane. I think this is going to turn out excellent.

03 March 2005, 03:50 PM
Great work, as always.

Just one thing...if the dog's shadow is falling on the "thug's" arm it shoulld fuse on the ground, too, reaching his right foot. Just a tiny detail...

03 March 2005, 04:16 PM
Nice idea. I like the idea. The b/w showing the lighting is very good. Maybe the perspective is a bit straightforward. The scene could do with a more dramatic viewpoint imo. Its almost cartoon like (very left to right, little depth on the pic itself, all the action is on one plane)

Maybe if we view the guy on the bike more from the front, and the giant dog looming behind him could produce a more dramatic/funny effect.

Anyway, good luck, and Ill keep my eye on this.

03 March 2005, 04:19 PM
oh this is GOOD , one of the best ones so far , great
sketches, I almost though I was lookin at black n white
photos there... phew..

lasting memories
03 March 2005, 05:52 PM
I think it looks like a wonderful start Mr.Chiu. I like the comp, the design and especially the story telling aspect of this.

03 March 2005, 05:56 PM
oh man people are gunna kill me for this,but i think the pic is great.

i just think the straight full on shot is taking away from the image,especially cos there so little goin on,but i'm always one for dynamic angles i guess.

gud luck!


03 March 2005, 06:23 PM
oooh my that man is a dead man, very cool idea Bobby. oversize chihuahua is an ideal bodyguard. :) keep up!

regarded warrior
03 March 2005, 07:40 PM
Nice start! Best idea i've seen so far. very amusing...

don't know if you really need to change a view but you might want to consider cropping out the dog a bit more? dunno... just a suggestion

03 March 2005, 09:41 PM
dmonk - thanks

andreasrocha - Good call. the original sketch had the dog alot closer to the man on the bike so the shadow was casted on his arm. Now that the comp has changed i forgot to add the light back

Supervlieg - I like the comp right now but I'll definitely explore other possiblities. I want this to have a sense of N. Rockwell story telling so I might not go too dramatic...

Squibbit - hey thx

lasting memories - Thanks Kelly! Hope you enjoyed your book too!

NOOB! - yeah... i've heard that. I'm definitely going to explore perhaps more dramatic views but I might just stick with the head on type of feel. thx!

uwil - hehe.. thx.

regarded warrior- hmm.. cropped in more? I'll try that suggestion too. that just might do the trick. Thanks warrior

03 March 2005, 10:13 PM
Very good concept, very funny, I like the idea and I am attentively going to follow the continuation :thumbsup:

lasting memories
03 March 2005, 11:37 PM
Yep got the book! Thanks!! looks just gorgeous. Can't believe you made it yourself. and yeah.. i think perhaps cropping it a bit tighter might help

03 March 2005, 12:02 AM
great concept and wonderful designs (that dog kicks butt!)

looking forward to seeing you flesh out the details. I can already tell this one's gonna be great!


03 March 2005, 12:17 AM
MY GOD! It's perfect!
wahaha... oh, just, when i first look at the colored pic, i first look at the person sitting in the middle, then i look at the dog, then i look at the kid, then i look at the guys to the right, then i see something red... a bike... kid, dog, bike, person... WAHAHAHAHAHA! :scream:
I just can't stop! it's such a great pic! Keep it up, for godssake! :thumbsup:

03 March 2005, 01:05 AM
Really funny and well executed. Nice drawings! Good luck!


03 March 2005, 04:21 AM
very funny indeed. beautiful style.. i love it.

03 March 2005, 04:48 AM
hello there, very funny concept, interesting, u had me loughing for awhile when i saw the picture :applause: , i think it's gonna be one of the best, got my eye on this....n goodluck...

03 March 2005, 05:12 AM
That looks awesome! I was actually thinking of a similar idea of a boy and his monster to get back at his bully. Looks great, though! Can't wait to see if finished up :thumbsup:

03 March 2005, 05:30 AM
Love it!

good luck. :)

03 March 2005, 08:17 AM
Very good and funny idea. I really dig your style.
keep it up,
Good luck.:)

03 March 2005, 12:48 PM
MDN67 - thanks much

lasting memories - thanks for the c&c. I'm playing around with cropping it a bit tighter now but so far there's nothing I like. I'm just going to paint for a bit and then come back to it

artjunkie - thanks junkie!

ogar555 - hehe... thanks that's just what I wanted!

gordonm - thanks gord!

Ant4d -thx

eclipson - thank you. hope you'll stay tuned

Evil Gerbil - Thanks much! Can't wait to see how your unicorn will turn out

cgnime - thanks

ninox - thx

03 March 2005, 02:18 PM
looking good! keep going

03 March 2005, 04:03 PM
Genius! Love this one, it's VERY well drawn and the underlying joke is well worth the effort. Keep it up :applause:

03 March 2005, 04:51 PM
personally I think the composition's all scattered, every character makes for a focus and sorta makes it hard to look at.

the style and technique is lovely though, that's an ace up your sleeve : )

03 March 2005, 06:28 PM
why do i always try to think i have a chance in these competion seeing the works you guys prodce im not even a fraction near . good luck ill try to do my best

03 March 2005, 07:35 PM

I love the idea!! FUN! And the expressions on people are great, keep working!

03 March 2005, 08:48 AM
man that is ausome... This is one of my favourites, funny as.

03 March 2005, 05:58 PM (

Ok... changed my mind. Thanks to Supervlieg and others, I've decided that I'd try out the more dramatic take to this idea. Here's the new composition. Thanks everyone.

03 March 2005, 06:01 PM
hahah looks great,however the concept was clearer in the first one,try to incorperate that into this.

kudo's on taking a shot at a new one.

oh..and remind me never to say kudos again.


03 March 2005, 06:03 PM
i think this is much better...the shear scale of the beast is great.... potential winner me thinks.

03 March 2005, 06:20 PM
the new composition has a lot more impact than the old one. I sure like it.
the only thing I think is strange in this one is the fact that now the guy on the bike is showing it to no one. I'd add a character in front of him in this case.
are you basing your dog in any race? I don't know why, but in the first sketch a big and black rottweiller came into my mind :)

03 March 2005, 06:55 PM
Don't forget the drool! :lightbulb

03 March 2005, 07:14 PM
Only critique I would have is I would probably have a look of fear on the guy's face. How would you feel with that monster poised over your shoulder, being told to attack?

03 March 2005, 07:19 PM
Nice idea, looking good. First off, though, I don't like the people on the right, it goes against the whole mood. I think they should be standing very still, looking very worried, rather than panicking. Think about if it was a film, it'd just be the guy laughing and boasting, everything else would be deadly still. Those people dancing around distracts from the main piece in a major way.

Second, I'd be tempted to make the dog-beast even bigger. Make its body fatter, filling nearly all the upper image. That way you'll also get rid of the triangular space between the curve of its back and the top left corner.

03 March 2005, 08:03 PM (

I've been getting some great suggestions. I've incorporated the ones I liked and some of my own into this one.

03 March 2005, 08:16 PM
love it keep it up, cant wait to see the next update.

Xanthan Gum
03 March 2005, 08:51 PM
Awsome idea man!!! Best one yet..
Keep em rollin'..


03 March 2005, 09:44 PM
I've always liked your work and you're not letting me down with this. I'll definantly be watching this thread.

Love the new composition, I thought the old one wasn't necessarily weak but the new one is definantly stronger than the original in both technical and storytelling perspectives. I'm ready to see the new color palletes you'll be using to setup the image's composition.

Rock on,

air tiger
03 March 2005, 12:54 AM
wow... i love the new composition

03 March 2005, 01:51 AM
New concept looks good! Another angle could be looking up at the guy on the bike and see this 'dog' towering over him. The view could be from a mild fish eye lens So you get everyone in. Hard to explain ... so I qickly sketched it

took the liberty of making the two guys shit their pants.

03 March 2005, 08:13 AM
Looks great! I just came with an idea, which could be totally unexepted, but I'll just say it... If that guy on a bicycle would have some sort of hair or a showl on his head (like those rap stars), there could be a sign of breathing of that dog behind him... some sort of wind effect :)

03 March 2005, 08:16 AM
Geez I think this is the funniest entry here :buttrock:

03 March 2005, 11:46 AM
Okay, my first post ever here on CGTalk. Here goes nothing...

I've been following this thread since you started it, the originality of the piece really stood out for me. Its such a wonderfully humorous piece without being twee. I really do like the latest composition, I think it really makes a spectacle out of the bully, and it should help to pull out the figure of the young boy and emphasise his relationship with the dog beast. I'll be keeping an eye on this, as I'm very curious to know how the colours will shape up.

lasting memories
03 March 2005, 03:07 PM
the new composition is great! I liked the last one as well but this seems much improved!

03 March 2005, 07:04 PM
Looking really nice Bobby. I was a year behind you at Sheridanc. Anyways, the characters on the forground works a lot better (I was going to suggest that intitially). Gives it a better sense of scale. My only suggestion is I would lower the pov giving a more dramatic/dynamic up-shot. Right now it's at eyelevel but nothing wrong with that of course! Good luck! I'll keep checking back

03 March 2005, 07:13 PM
I love your funny theme! Your painting stile a bit strange but effective!

03 March 2005, 11:42 PM (

some basic lighting and design of the characters.

regarded warrior
03 March 2005, 11:46 PM
HOLY CRAP THATS GOOD! Love how you get such feeling in all the poses!! I think I smell a winner.

03 March 2005, 12:05 AM
Don Diego -...hmm y'know I haven't decided what kind of dog I'm doing. It'll be a light colored dog though.

teknotek83 - hehe... I won't.

Baron Impossible - I think the new people added will solve the problem. Thanks for the crit

Kyphur - Thank you and stay tuned

peterpop88 - Thanks for the sketch hehehe...

NinjaASSN - hmmm... that might be a possiblity. Thanks for the suggestion!

Zepyhri - Thanks for the nice words! Please stay tuned :)

yanimator - Hey thanks for the c&c. do i know you? if so send me a PM and tell me who you are :)

And Thanks to everyone else that's been popping in to comment about my progress!

lasting memories
03 March 2005, 01:40 AM
Wow the new characters are really great! Do you use any reference??

03 March 2005, 02:03 AM
Brilliant, absolutely brilliant!

03 March 2005, 03:17 AM
lasting memories - Thanks. I used no reference for this image

Dreamshark - thx :)

03 March 2005, 03:23 AM
MAn, I like the way this drawing is headed. I think this new angle on the illustration pulls more strength to large dog or beast. The lighting of the chracters is great and the comical stances of the other characters are great. This is going to be hot!

03 March 2005, 03:37 AM
hahaha, this is so freakin awesome. Like the new POV, the beast now comes clearly from a point he cant see, and is awesome scary. charactes rock as expected, like the attention you pay any sinle actor. yet great expressions already. Uhm, does shorties daddy own a dogfood-factory, cuz judged from this doggies size, it ruined a normal family's budget for food in a few days...

Keep it up Bob great progress!

air tiger
03 March 2005, 06:39 AM
really? no reference? How do you do your characters then? Got any tipssss??

03 March 2005, 08:43 AM
I love your story it is comedy.

03 March 2005, 02:42 PM
SuperMario - Thank you

the1st_angel - Thanks! I've been getting good suggestions ;)

air tiger - tips... hmmm... There's lots to say. When sketching out a pose I find it to be a good help to concentrate on what the person is thinking and reacting to. So in this case I imagine myself as each of those characters looking at a huge monster doggy. After I've sketched it out I start concentrating more on the whole figure when drawing. Even when drawing a foot... concentrate on the whole figure. There's a lot to say... maybe more when i have time

tuck - Thanks! I love creating story through pictures.

air tiger
03 March 2005, 07:15 PM
Thanks Bobby! That's really interesting. What do you do about drapery? How do you start it off? ..hope I'm not getting too nosey :P

03 March 2005, 07:52 PM
This is so HUGE, dude, this is so HUGE... You have my vote:thumbsup: . Well, allright: If that ain`t count; I´m standing right behind you... yeah... Dude, I love this sooooo much. I love this soooo much... I just love this. My favourite piece... yeah, definitely my fav... yeah, I´m speachless...

Keep it up!

peace, pete

03 March 2005, 07:56 PM
OH SH*T! Best improvement ever : O One of the best paintings I've seen too : O

03 March 2005, 08:03 PM
I really like the concept..but something about the composition bugs me..Maybe try from a different angle? Hmm..or maybe its the spacing between the characters...I'm not sure...Very good work

air tiger
03 March 2005, 06:44 AM
What about facial expressions? do you look at a yourself in a mirror?

03 March 2005, 07:47 AM
Great story telling! ... that'll wipe the smile off his face! Looks a little flat with everyone seeming to stand on the same line, but very cool all the same. - jez

03 March 2005, 09:30 AM
...*can't stop smiling stupidly about the pic*... just love it! :scream:
It's a pity that the first and the second idea of angle couldn't both be in the picture! you maybe could put the first one as a thumbnail in one of the corners or something, 'cause seeing it from two angles might intensify the feeling of that ominous dog!

03 March 2005, 02:41 PM (

I've started to flush out the dog a bit now. A quick half an hour light pass was done with pure white. Concentrated on the basic lighting, structure and furry folds of the skin. Still pondering possiblities of more monster-like features like horns coming out of his back... not sure if it'll suit the picture or not.

03 March 2005, 02:42 PM


yum..chocolate flavour.

air tiger
03 March 2005, 06:12 PM
YES! The dog is coming alive!!

03 March 2005, 06:21 PM
whoa! is that a pig or a dog!? JK :scream: I think it needs a cityscape in the background.

03 March 2005, 06:37 PM

this is WICKED. im keeping a keen eye on this well done. im kicking myself i only found this thread now

03 March 2005, 06:43 PM
Excellent images Bobby. I really like the progression. There seems to be an alignment issue with the female character in the foreground. her left leg and the bike-thief's leg, they merge together. Angle hers a bit in order to move it out of his silhouette. great work :thumbsup:

03 March 2005, 07:21 PM
hahahahaha, nice.... I like the new composition. Looking great.

03 March 2005, 09:01 PM
Hey Bob, the latest sketch looks awesome! The ligthing looks great and the composition is nicely balanced. . . I can't wait to see it in full colour. It's the best painting i've seen so far. Later, Alexi.

04 April 2005, 05:54 AM
NOOB!/air tiger - thanks you two!

R Frederickson - hehe... i agree. looks a bit pig-ish. It's definitely subject to change. thanks

tilite - Thanks! tell me if you have anymore trouble visiting my site

SideAche - Thanks. Great suggestion. i will make the adjustments

Christhatguy - Hey thanks bro!

alexichabane - Hey thanks man! I have more time on my hands for painting now ;)

04 April 2005, 08:50 AM
Wow, could you please tell me in short how you set up your brushes or which software you use. The dog is very well "textured" I think, allthough he lloks a bit like a pig.

04 April 2005, 06:48 PM (

Still not satified with the look of the dog so I came up with this one. I feel it's still not quite there but it's going in the direction I want. Almost there

04 April 2005, 06:56 PM
Interesting concept and style. So far the dog actually looks very good- the only oddity I spotted was that the guy on the far-right hasa really long arm, but I dont know if that was intentional or not.

04 April 2005, 07:00 PM
Hey... Your previous dog face was really a lot more better than this new one.

This current one with overly openable mouth makes him look like a alligator with dog face attached to top of it. Stick with the previous one... Unless this is the style youre going?

Of course i dont like to state the obvious, but your shapes and contrasts are super good :bounce:

04 April 2005, 08:18 PM
the big dog looks really menacing now, funny idea :)

04 April 2005, 09:15 PM (

I liked how the last sketch went. I don't want the dog to look exactly like a dog but I didn't want it to look too out there which it was starting to do.

I kept the alligator type jaw but morphed it to have more of a dog type feel to it.

I think it's just about there now but I'll probably have to decide that tomorrow to get a fresh feel for it.

04 April 2005, 09:17 PM

*wakes up*

spectacular image

*faints again*

04 April 2005, 09:26 PM
Your textures are very pleasing, as is the composition, on the whole. I still think that you've backed off on the dog, though. To me, it lacks impact. It's big, granted, but other than that it's very similar to a number of dogs that are walked around our town in pairs by skinny guys with tight pants and no hair. Maybe you don't want it that exaggerated, but if you do, just letting you know it may need some work :)

04 April 2005, 10:03 PM
What a cute little puppy dog!

04 April 2005, 10:10 PM
What you been feeding that thing? It's HUGE!!! :O

04 April 2005, 12:43 AM
First of all respect! Glad you're making a humorous piece!

My small crits:

The dog!

Excellent manifestation of power! But to me his eyes aren't quite focusing on the TOUGH GUY on the bike, but somewhere a bit behind him. If that's intentional, then I said nothing. A bit of drooling and a slightly opened mouth would be interesting as I imagine it, but the way it is right now is also brilliant...

The guy in the BG!

Very characteristic and very animated! Maybe a bit too distracting (as he points at the dog), but that's just a minor issue.

The grabbing of the shirt!

EXCELLENT! That tells the whole story. The chick's way of grabbing her boyriends shirt just predicts the next 5 minutes! Very intelligent detail!

Hope you don't mind me writing all this! only my opinion! And remember I was the first one to post in your thread, only real fans do that...:)

check you out later!

04 April 2005, 01:06 AM
so glad to see you here:D i love your work. I think the concept that u ddnt go with was also looking good (queen riding the big creature)

04 April 2005, 01:15 AM
Love this latest update... composition is stronger and I LOVE the woman clutching the guy's shirt in fear! Wonderful touch...

C'mon with the colouring WIPs!!

my 2D entry:

04 April 2005, 06:04 AM
i love ur details like the facial expressions and the shirt grabage.

my only crit is with the dog... i much prefer the head of the dog posted yesterday at 12:41 AM(GMT +10). the body is 50 times better tho... soooooooooo glad u got rid of those teeth.

best of luck

04 April 2005, 06:16 AM
This is the funniest entry I have seen yet!!!

It reminds me of Clash of the Titians meets Friday.....:D

Your attention to detail is outstanding, and your skill is top notch..

04 April 2005, 07:57 PM
That is hilarious DIgibo!!! Great great great!
Nothing more to say! :applause: :applause: :applause:

04 April 2005, 08:39 AM
So MASSIVE! Love the compo.Great stuff.:buttrock:

04 April 2005, 08:47 AM
i like the 1st one, the story and the pose is stronger, the latest u got aint bad, it's just that i think the dog is way tooo big, just a suggestions...but i guess u won;t hav problems to the final, keep goin dude!:)


04 April 2005, 09:08 AM
very funny :D i lov the size of the dog , it makes u wana anticipate the guys face when he turns around and goes :O

04 April 2005, 07:55 PM (

Here's a new dog concept that I really like. I made him into more of a cute dog to make it more humorous. More my style. The lighting and structure of the dog isn't really there yet but that's because I was concentrating more on the concept design.

regarded warrior
04 April 2005, 08:00 PM
Frikken wicked!!! Your style is insane!!

lasting memories
04 April 2005, 11:38 PM
Yep! I think this is the look youre looking for! it's heading in a great direction.

Full of imagination and beautiful funny design

04 April 2005, 02:06 AM (

I had a little time so I worked on the dog a bit. I pretty sure that this is the design I'm going with but I'll wait a day or two to make up my mind.

This time I roughed in the lighting and structure of the monster doggy.

04 April 2005, 07:07 AM (

And yet more revisions on the dog. I thought the last version was too cartoony so I came up with this one. I like it... so far. We'll see how I feel about it tomorrow I guess.

04 April 2005, 07:27 AM
Excellent dog! Fab work, Bobby, and a really funny concept! Filling out the screen with the dog sure gives a feeling of imposing power! What's the name going to be on the collar? :D

04 April 2005, 07:29 AM
Thats awsome! ...a much better layout. Can I make a sugestion in moving the boy back under the dogs head a bit as he seems a little too far out. It kind of looks as though he is showing the people who took his bike and not his dog. Also he could be looking up at his dog whilst pointing. like hes going.. 'thats the one!, get em'. I liked the guys expressions in your first concept but the've gone!! anyway this is fantastic! I think it could read even better though.:thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 09:25 AM
yeh this dog is great... i love the ears, eyes, nose everything about dog #137 but i prefer the mouth of the dog in #136. i agree with jezzarts about the boy pointingm it does look a lil wrong, i was thinkin that yes it is important to keep his face in the image but would it be better if u got him to face the dog or even to show a facial expression of a very depressed kid so we feel for him more. maybe even a new location for the boy... ne way play around ull get it... u got the dog

well done:thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 10:45 AM
Yo Bob!

Excellent progress!

The dog is now definitely looking at the tough guy in your last three versions, but to be honest I prefer the one you posted on april 4th. I've been through your portfolio several times and to me that one's more like your style: cartoony but seriously cartoony in a "Chiu" way :)

This very last one reminds me a bit of the bulldog in Tom & Jerry. :shrug:

Please just take this as an opinion, but no more than that!



04 April 2005, 01:18 PM
Looking great. Maybe some flared nostrils would make the dog look more intimidating.

04 April 2005, 03:31 PM
First off, this is the best idea so far.... dunno if i said that before.

It's looking fantastic. What are you planning for the bg?

04 April 2005, 03:35 PM
Much prefer your new composition, works a lot better. :D

good job.

air tiger
04 April 2005, 08:25 PM
I think both faces represent your style. The new one however goes with the style of the rest of the picture alot better.

but I'm pretty sure you already know that.

04 April 2005, 09:41 PM
Just dropping by to say that I like the new POV :thumbsup:

Great progress on the composition. I liked the version with the bigger head on the dog from a few pages back as well. His head is more interesting to look at compared to his back, which takes up a lot of space now. I can imagine the large area of the back is harder to make interesting compared to his.

Maybe loosen up the little kid a little. He looks a bit stiff in comparison to the other characters. perhaps his body should have more of a "im gonna get you now" kinda stance. If there is such a thing. Anyway, keep it up. And never mind me rambling on :D

04 April 2005, 11:42 PM
Hehe nice one! Love both....this one might be more scary ;)
:applause: :applause:

lasting memories
04 April 2005, 03:07 AM
I thought your last few comps and designs were already awesome. The new one is INSANELY AWESOME!! no crits... just smiles

regarded warrior
04 April 2005, 04:28 AM
Yep this one's even more awesome. Can't wait to see what your final will be.

I'd love to see a plush toy of the dog! hahaha that would be great

04 April 2005, 05:44 AM
ha ha haha

:thumbsup: ...Good Luck!

04 April 2005, 07:14 PM
Poshspice - Thanks. dunno what the name is going to be yet. I was thinking Major because that was the name of my dog but I'm open to suggestions.

Jezzarts - thx. I think I'll be changing the boy's pose anyways so it should be more clear in my final drawing

tilite - hey thx for the suggestion. I think the teeth just kind of shrunk or something... I'll go with the larger teeth from the version you were talking about

Adamos - thanks Adam. The final dog will look different still. but the structure of his head will look like this one's I think.

ChrisThatGuy - bigger nostrils. check. maybe with some snot coming out too

Big Boi - just a nice ghetto neighbourhood.

JMcWilliams/air tiger - thx!

Supervlieg - hey thx. I'm going to be changing the pose of that child. I thought it was a bit stiff as well... guess I was just waiting to see if others felt the same. thanks for the confirmation

Goro - Thx don't want it too happy happy funny ha ha

lasting memories/regarded warrior/olya - :) thx guys

04 April 2005, 07:20 PM
Bobby-boy, this is just getting better and beTTER and BETTER:thumbsup: and I love and loVE and LOVE it more and more and...

...please keep it up!

peace, pete

04 April 2005, 08:18 PM
great style of work, the dog looks very scary, not somthin i'd want to meet down a dark alley :s
cant wait to see more!

04 April 2005, 03:51 AM
Ghetto huh? That's awesome. In a dangerous ghetto neighbourhood the thing to be the most scared of is a little boy and his dog. hahaha

04 April 2005, 03:54 AM
Man I wish I could draw like that...

04 April 2005, 05:46 AM
amazing how you make shadows so softly and so real. ill be waiting for color. wips.

regarded warrior
04 April 2005, 08:00 AM
Hey what program are you using? looks like you work very fast

04 April 2005, 08:12 AM
The guy sitting down reminds me of a Richard Corben illustration...great! I like this concept and I'm looking forward to seeing the colours go down!

04 April 2005, 03:03 PM
Hey thanks guys. To answer regarded warrior's question, I am using Sketchbook Pro 1.1

04 April 2005, 03:06 PM
Great work so far my friend :)

I think the composition is very well established. And the anticipation is building up as well in the piece. Can't wait to see some colour applied to this :)

04 April 2005, 04:15 PM
Hey DigitalB I've been using Sketchbook Pro for a while now... got any tips? Do you use any of the default brushes or all custom brushes?

04 April 2005, 04:19 PM
hahaha oh man this is some seriously humorous stuff... keep up the great work!!!

04 April 2005, 04:23 PM
whahaha thats just amazing :D Havent seen your post yet, but Im sure gonna keep an eye for it later. rock on

04 April 2005, 02:51 AM
Awesome image! I love the goofy look on the big guy's face.

04 April 2005, 11:29 AM
This latest post is by far your best, both the improvements on the dog and the change of angle. You can see the sheer monsterous size of the dog as opposed to the side view where it was chopped out.
One crit though, the poeple in the back right corner don't seem to fit, they look a little odd there, perhaps if all you could see was the back of someone as they flee from the dog it would fit more.

Hope that Helps!

04 April 2005, 05:44 PM
i love your concept. its a very original way to illustrate the master servant theme. good job.

04 April 2005, 08:06 PM (

Now that I've nailed down the composition and poses that I wanted, it's time for me to do my final drawing. Here's a first pass for the dog.

I've also changed the posing of the child. He'll be pulling on the leash quite hard to really show his dominance of his dog. I also crouched him down to show that he's clearly pointing at the bike like "There it is. THAT's MINE!"

04 April 2005, 08:12 PM
lol this is amazing!

regarded warrior
04 April 2005, 08:51 PM
Holy crap! the new doggie almost scared me off my seat!! big bold and awesome

lasting memories
04 April 2005, 09:39 PM
:buttrock: :buttrock: :buttrock: AMAZING!! It's really coming to life!! I like the relationship between the little boy and his dog. very coool

04 April 2005, 12:59 AM
:bounce: wow... yes I like the new pose of the kid. works very well. very clear. I like the buildings too. they look 3d.

I love how you thought out the relationship between all the characters, of course especially the master and servant. Very very nice ideas.

It's great how this contest is going to be based a lot on the idea as opposed to the technical stuff. You are a definite contender.

04 April 2005, 03:29 AM
yeh the kids pose it great now... great solution... u got some pretty good ideas. i love this piece and i think the only other think i would like to see is the to be in like a NY rec center. u know just throw in a basketball ring and possible a link chain fence... its comming along great... i would like to see some detail arise from teh buildings in the background.

this is great work... ill be back
and keep it up

04 April 2005, 03:46 AM
Hey Bob,

truly love the composition... brings back memories of Marc Anthony (no not the singer). You're piece is strong and refreshing... oh, and extremely funny. Anxious for the color to kick in.

Good work neigbour:)


air tiger
04 April 2005, 12:03 PM
:applause: :applause: :applause: Just checking in... looks just awesome and hilarious! congrats

04 April 2005, 12:19 PM
The dog is looking great, and the improvement to the boy's position really reinforces the master servant theme, and will serve to lead to eye to the bike more too once it's in colour. Only thing I notice now, as there seems to be more ground space that before (though that might just be me), is that the guy on the bottom right, his head seems rather small, in comparison, its almost smaller than the boy's head. Could just be the woman's big afro 'do next to him, but for me it screws the perspective a bit.
Other than that, I still love it, your sense of humour and the extreme really makes me smile. Can't wait for some colour!

04 April 2005, 01:09 PM
The kid's position is better and the textures are spot on. It's coming together nicely. I still think the two guys on the right in the background let the piece down - especially the one who's pointing.

04 April 2005, 02:19 PM
boy, there sure is alot of sick puppies going around. hope to see coloring soon.

tnx for passing by. cheeeers maaaaan.

04 April 2005, 02:26 PM
Wonderfull changes you make in your creation.. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
now you are have big chances to win this contest xD


04 April 2005, 02:31 PM
UAU man, just incredible!!! I really love the idea. Very original. :applause:

I love the pose of the characters now. The dog, for me is perfect like this.

04 April 2005, 02:37 PM
The way the muscles are drawn out are perfect!!!...Shows a lot of volume...

Two things that kind of bother me about it:

The margin(or crop) on the guy that's pointing seems accidental and it doesn't complement the piece....I like the idea of having the guy pointing but maybe give him a little room between him and the border. He seems to be an important part of the piece but the way you cropped him out kind of segregates him.

The other thing is the head of the guy sitting on the lower right corner...closest to the viewer. The head seems almost the same size as the head on the guy with the bike. I think it messes up the perspective a little.

Other than that I love the painting and the idea...Great lighting as well!!!
I definitely will keep coming back to this one!!

Keep it up!!

04 April 2005, 10:18 PM
bad dog!!!...mhen that dog really looks mean, savage. love ur cartoonish depiction of the situation.. great job dude!!

04 April 2005, 11:42 PM
Great idea!

Good luck, I really think this is one of the best ideas I've seen yet for this contest.


04 April 2005, 11:51 PM
Great piece, very funny and good lightning, I'm watching you!

04 April 2005, 03:13 AM
AirbORn - thx! but first I'm going to do a hardcore tonal to plan everything out exactly how I want it

Big Boi - I use custom brushes with the brush option box open to change settings as I work

Slav - hey thx!

eparts - thx pls stay tuned

Nerfie - thanks

J2XA - I put those people there to give a sense of natural composition. I'll be blending them into the background more tho. thanks for the crit!

killploki - Thanks. The concept of a piece is always the most important thing in my opinion

NOOB! - Thanka

regarded warrior - hehe... thank you

lasting memories - thx

Big Boi - This contest's emphases on the showing the relationship between the master and servant. That's what really attracted me to this contest. I love telling stories whether in real life or through illustrations. Thanks for the kind words

tilite - Thanks! I'll see about the rec center...

Rawburnt - thx!

air tiger - thx, check back often! hehe

Zepyhri - Thanks for the c&c. I think youre right and it'll be corrected

Baron Impossible - I put those people there to give a sense of natural composition. I'll be blending them into the background more tho. thanks for the crit!

Jugeras - cheers!

Idree - Thanks!

JR.BRAZ - thanks!

edimunster - I put those people there to give a sense of natural composition. I'll be blending them into the background more tho. thanks for the crit! I totally agree on the guy sitting in the lower right. And he looks a bit boring too... i'll be changing him or at least his head

arkinet - Thanks! I was really going for the dog to be so angry at the man that the dog was at the very brink of letting loose and going crazy! ... like his "mama got slapped in the face" kind of anger

Malachi Maloney - Hey thanks! The idea was the most important to me so i appreciate your comment

LuisNCT - Thanks! pls stay tuned.

04 April 2005, 10:38 AM
hehe this is just awesome. The characters look cool. The composition is great.
The message is clear! What else can I say....go for it! :applause:

04 April 2005, 01:46 PM
It really shows. Your ideas are the things that usually attract people to your work. Do you think that there's anything you can do to increase your imagination and to become more creative? or is it just genitic?:shrug:

04 April 2005, 04:11 PM
Goro - thanks! this project has been a lot of fun. I almost don't want it to end so soon

Big Boi - Thanks. that's a really interesting question. My opinion is that everyone has the ability to imagine anything they want. Most of the time what you imagine isn't what the final image turns out to be but if your art fundamentals are good then you will be able to achieve the image in your imagination. So practicing your fundamentals (in my opinion) will allow your imagination to become more free because you'll have more tools and advance thinking to achieve what you want to achieve.

But besides that, I found that if you surround yourself with creative people, you yourself will become more creative as a result.

04 April 2005, 05:20 PM
Wow, spectacular! I love how you've rearranged things. The space looks more wide open, and the dog will have much more room to move! I saw the buildings in the bg and immediately thought of Dinosaur Bob ( by William Jennings. Thanks for angling the dog so we don't see his, erm. . . gender.:blush: Can we expect foam and drool?

04 April 2005, 05:55 PM
nice puppy;] like the guy on the bike;] great expression

04 April 2005, 07:02 PM
Oh i see... so imagination is like one of those "everything has to do with one thing and the one thing is everything" kinda? Dang... too much work i think... why does it have to be so hard?? argghh...
Is that the hardest skill? IS it a skill?

lasting memories
04 April 2005, 09:28 PM
Imagination is definitely the key i think. without it, there'd be no brilliant ideas and wonderful inventions. Technical skills are only tools to make the imagination come to life.

You Mr.Bobby Chiu have both. that's why your wonderful illustrations are so fun to look at. full of imagination and technical beauty

04 April 2005, 09:47 PM
very cool and funny pic, it tells a wonderful story!

04 April 2005, 02:30 PM
lmao! I love this piece.. I nearly choked in work when I looked at this... LEGEND! Like the B&W aswell... :bounce:

Keep up the good work... will be surprised if you don't get in the top5


04 April 2005, 03:48 AM
That dude is sooooooo dead. :applause:
What an excellent concept and expressiveness in the characters; very well done. :)

EDIT: Had a thought in regards to the black/white - it'd be kinda cool if the bike was colored red.

04 April 2005, 08:23 PM
Oh my God that is so funny. That is really hilarious. Really awesome. I love it. Good luck Bobby.

04 April 2005, 01:44 AM
Love it! Very cool idea. Can't wait to see color. :)

04 April 2005, 12:55 AM
NO updates ????:sad:

04 April 2005, 02:48 PM
Yeah! I want an update!! :P

04 April 2005, 03:39 PM
Impresses :buttrock:
Very сheerfully

04 April 2005, 04:18 PM
I really like your concept...very humerous.:) Good luck with the challenge!:thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 07:48 AM
Awesome! :thumbsup:

Its like:
Norman Rockwell - meets - Stephen King

I think this work is a real contender.

The dog has the face of a really spooky clown - and how scarey is that!


THE Wizard
04 April 2005, 10:33 PM
HAHAHA, I Simply Adore Your Picture, Fantastic!! !! !!:thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 03:38 AM
Hahahaha ! good concept, this is really a winner

Hilarious, the characters posing seems totally real, good work :)

04 April 2005, 07:02 AM
-and what's up with colors?

best regards: Kornél

04 April 2005, 03:06 AM (

I know I'm probably going a bit over board with this tonal but can you blame me? This dog has been so much fun to tone.

I've really been iching to start coloring but I find working a really good tonal helps tremedously with the final coloring. It helps me figure out all the little kinks before hand so I can paint loose and free.

04 April 2005, 04:02 AM

Love the drool!

04 April 2005, 04:44 AM
What a nice concept about a kid's revenge! It has been our childhood fantasy, about being able to get back at bullies (not that I have been bullied before, teased alot maybe, but bullied never).

I agree that doing black and white tonal step makes colouring all the more easy!

Looking forward to the finished product!

04 April 2005, 04:50 AM
that doggie must have really bad breath! oh man... i wouldnt want to be on the bad side of that beast :)

great work mate!

04 April 2005, 05:29 AM
thats awesome... i think this piece works extreemly well with all the tone.. u could even submit it in black and white and get great appreciation (altho ull have to change the nah u must do this in colour.

love the details uve been adding to the dog... great work

04 April 2005, 09:03 AM
Wow thats a lot of detailing in black and white! How will you go about colouring it? Will you use the black and white image as a multiply layer and have basic colour underneath or are you going to just paint over the top? This piece is fantastic and I think would actually prefer it as b/w rather than colour! Still, look forward to seeing your progress! Good luck!!

air tiger
04 April 2005, 01:04 PM
Oh the details! it looks amazing! like a modern day rockwell in the hood!

04 April 2005, 04:05 PM
looks insane... I love the details. especially the newly added slobber! nice touch

04 April 2005, 05:30 PM
Hi there,
You really have a great piece here. I really love the comedic value of it. I can only imagaine what will happen to that guys once he turns around and finds out there's a colossal dog right behind him.
Love the greyscale shading too. Its looking awesome. Keep it up!:thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 04:44 AM
Hehe, yeah the doggy is exceptional big un ugly. Way cool. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: hehe, detailing is propably the most fun part in building things up. If you wanna continue the gooey fun, just add a few bubbles and strings between the teeth? hehe, just keep it up!

04 April 2005, 11:06 PM
Very funny idea. I like the way you've transcribed it in 2d...Great style. The dog's design is very cool. I also like the expressions of your characters. Keep it on.

04 April 2005, 08:31 AM
take angel's idea... and run with it... i have the talent and it would look cool.

cant wait for colour great work....
update??? when?

04 April 2005, 09:19 AM
Your detailing skill is outstanding!:thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 09:19 AM
I'm curiously waiting for you to start coloring this, for purely selfish reasons. :D

I'm pretty much at the same stage you are ... keep working tonal areas and refining a purely B&W image. I'm curious now to see your progress and how you proceed to color. I watched your 3 Samurai progressions, I guess I should have a pretty good idea but I suppose it takes me a few examples for it to sink in.

The dog is looking really killer (pun intended). The details ... :eek:

Keep going Bobby!

lasting memories
04 April 2005, 07:20 PM
The details are amazing! I'm very excited to see you lay on some color

04 April 2005, 03:27 AM
yup :bounce: :thumbsup: :applause:

04 April 2005, 07:52 AM
Great concept, great tonal work. Look forward to seeing you add some colour. Excellent stuff

04 April 2005, 01:23 PM
dmonk - thx

jeromoo - Thanks. the "idea" has always been to priority in my works.

Slav - thx mate!

tilite - thanks

Tris3d - I plan on doing a couple different techniques. I'll explain as I do them. It will be a combination of traditional painting methods and layer settings and filters.

airtiger - thanks

Big Boi - thx. the slobber was really fun to draw.

wraithdt - thats great! thanks for the kind words

the1st_angel - hey thanks! I like the "stringy spit" idea. I'll put it in

ninox - cheers

tilite - should be an update soon... as soon as i get some work out of the way, I can start back up on it. I was doing some color tests yesterday and it was working out well

tuck - thx!

Kirt - Hey thx for the kind words. I'm actually going to paint this one differently but i'll explain as i go along

lasting memories - thank you

jugeras - :)

bumphluff - thx

regarded warrior
04 April 2005, 01:41 PM
Looking so awesome. When do you plan on adding color? You've been working on the tonal for a while... hope you'll be able to finish it

04 April 2005, 11:12 PM
hehe nice update bob! Scary little dog.... ;)

keep it coming!

05 May 2005, 12:15 AM (

I think it's time to color now. I've gone through about 5 versions of the child but it was worth it. I'm happy with this new one. Spots on the dog and other details were refined and added.

05 May 2005, 12:18 AM
Just can't wait to see it fully only have 9 days left though , you know!

Get that wacom burning! (with friction, not because you've tossed it into the fire out of frustration! :D )

John Keates
05 May 2005, 12:27 AM
I love the idea here. There is a lot of strength even though it is black and white. Before you work on the colour, I should mention that the boy doesn't look to me like he is quite pointing towards the man. His stance is really spot on, but to me he just needs a little rotation. You could maybe get away with removing a figure or two which would clear up the compositon and give you less colouring to do.

Brilliant work though. It is one of those images which clicks when you work out what is going on.

05 May 2005, 05:09 AM
Wouhahah, I love that dog.

This image is going to be amazing in colors, love it

lasting memories
05 May 2005, 11:16 AM
looks just perfect! keep going!! u have to finish this one!! GOGOGOGO

05 May 2005, 11:29 AM
This is brilliant

I'm affraid I haven't the time to real through all the posts, but I'll assume you intend to leave this a monchromatic image?.... It works brilliantly. Do you have any plans to introduce any colour at all (maybe paint the bike red)

Sorry if you've answered this already, being fairly new to the forums I'm still trying to navigate it properly.

Anyway, this is first class work. Good luck (not that you're gonna need it :) )

air tiger
05 May 2005, 01:27 PM
AMAZINGGGGGG!! :buttrock: :eek: :buttrock:

05 May 2005, 01:56 PM (

Here's a color test I did on the little boy. What I did was make a color layer and dupilcated it. The top layer is set to multiply at 40% opacity. The other color layer is set to color at 100% opacity. And then another layer on top of all the layers that is for touch ups set at normal 100% opacity

05 May 2005, 02:11 PM
very nice!

05 May 2005, 02:55 PM
Hi Bobby,

I like very much this color test :thumbsup:

My only critic is about the boy´s pose ... the early pose for me (with the boy crouched), was more clear that he is point to bike ... This new pose, the boy is not pointing cleary to the bike and not even to the man ... I think a little rotate in his arm could improve the pose ... ;)

05 May 2005, 06:45 PM
I love the color test. looks very nice! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

05 May 2005, 06:48 PM
nice progress. i almost thought it would be b/w.. would be cool aswell though.
I like the colors.. realistic. hope you will shine it up later with stronger colors, highlights and other candy.

rock it, and hurry up for the deadline ;)

05 May 2005, 07:17 PM
great work.. awsome technique!

good luck!

regarded warrior
05 May 2005, 12:11 AM
brilliant stuff!! :applause: :buttrock: :applause:

05 May 2005, 05:54 AM (

Here's some work in progress for the dog. It's all coming together now.

I'll be browning out those teeth and tightening things up later on.

I hope to have all the basic colors done in a couple of days. That'll leave me a few solid days to tighten it up in the end.

05 May 2005, 06:37 AM
Wahahaha! This is so cool, where can I find one of those :buttrock: Great stuff dude!

05 May 2005, 07:10 AM
The black and white version is great by itself :) . Really nice work!

05 May 2005, 07:49 AM
I wonder why I havent seen this before?!
Great work!

05 May 2005, 08:09 AM
what a nice little doggy...ok the figure is great, i think you have to work on the dogs fur...and some details...but overall i like it...good luck

05 May 2005, 12:06 PM
fantastic, one of my preferred in the section 2d, :thumbsup:

05 May 2005, 01:08 PM
Haha! Very funny! :thumbsup:
Just a little crit: The left arm of the bike-thief strikes me as a bit odd?
Good stuff :)

05 May 2005, 01:28 PM
AH! this is so great!! Love the expression on the dude on the bike, and the dog looks ready to kill, I LOVE IT!


lasting memories
05 May 2005, 09:41 PM
beautiful! I hope you win :)

05 May 2005, 11:00 PM
yeeey! Cool!

It's just getting better and better! go bobby bo! :applause:

05 May 2005, 11:33 PM
Your entry is definitely on my shortlist! So wonderful - very witty, and well executed!


05 May 2005, 01:27 AM
Enormously gigantic!~love that dog!keep this going bob