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03 March 2005, 08:11 AM
Mikel Heinen has entered the Master and Servant 2D.

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Latest Update: Coloring WIP: color wip 11 (

the other ones :)

03 March 2005, 01:25 PM (

this is the first concept sketch..not much yet..still thinking about what i'll do with it..but it's going to be a japanese warrior with a sowrd..not sure about the rest yet.. :)

03 March 2005, 01:41 PM
looking great nice purples tones.

03 March 2005, 07:55 AM (

working on the main character..will start some color wips soon

03 March 2005, 08:00 AM
Noob: thnx for taking a look..

03 March 2005, 09:03 AM
cool minimalistic style. In my mind the shadow is the most powerfull thing in the world and your work is a fine example. I like the eastern theme!

Design looks good for the Master but in some weird way he could be also the servant (the leathal tool of some ancient master) :) good joba-job!

03 March 2005, 02:15 PM (

trying to lay down more of the scene before i start painting
i have the concpet in my mind but
still not decided on the how i'll bring everything together
well,comments and critique are welcome..

03 March 2005, 02:27 PM
ElFuego: thnx for taking a look..glad u like it..yeah he's not the master..but i'm still working on the concpet..

also does anyone know if i wanted to add pictures here withought i have to link it or is there any attachment option here..can't find it :shrug:

03 March 2005, 02:45 PM
great lighting! i like it , but where is master or servant , maybe u can make this samurai is the servant of his sword , some kind of devil sword can take control the owner's soul , etc , just my 2 c,
good luck

03 March 2005, 07:35 PM
That's an excellent idea you have going there. ONe of them more original I've seen thus far. Glad you chose to draw on black. Really interested to see what comes next.


03 March 2005, 11:27 PM
This will be intresting :) I always falls for lights and colors *s*

03 March 2005, 02:38 AM
nice work! I like the color and lighting on tthe top. The concpet looks very interesting. Great job!

03 March 2005, 10:13 AM (

i finally put my idea together and trying to work more on the compostion now
as far as the concept in my mind..the japanese wairrior in the middle is going to be the servant of his master's soul..i want to make his master soul kinda come out of his grave and go into the sword..this sword belonged to the master but now the servant is the master of this sword..someone from a rivaling family killed his master and now he's supposed to take revenge for his master with that sword..

so the main character should be the servant of his master's soul and at the same time he will be the master of the sword (which belonged to his master)

i'm still not sure how the master soul will look like and more important not sure about how the composition..
i might make the backgorund and the environment a forest or i will make it cloudy and rainy..don't know yet

but feedback, ideas and critique are welcome..thnx

03 March 2005, 10:15 AM
reminds me of this cartoon called rurouni kenshin. Very cool!

03 March 2005, 10:23 AM
thnx for the feedback guys

monsitj: yeah i was thinking about soemthing like that but wanted to add something different to it too so i think i'm sure on the concept now...he's going to be the servant of his master soul and at the same time the master of that sword

oatz:thnx..yeah i usually start drawing on dark backgrounds and jump into

nenne:thnx..glad u like it so far

Laramus Maximus
03 March 2005, 03:25 PM
very nice work. Great idea....:buttrock:

03 March 2005, 09:01 AM
very good start. Good lighting and i like the flow of the soul coming out and entering the sword. Just be careful on how you're going to communicate the whole master & servant theme. Right now, i feel like the warrior is the master. I'll keep an eye on this too. very cool.


03 March 2005, 02:28 PM
interesting idea - remember to concentrate to the complete environment too - it has a bit of "built from parts" -feel in it.

That runestone surely is cool!

04 April 2005, 09:22 PM
CoreyArtE: thanks

Laramus Maximus:thanks..glad u like the concept

Arc80:thanks..i'm not very sure what u mean by communicate the theme..i don't want it to be too abvious who is the master and who is the servant but i also don't want it to be a too deep concept..the soul coming out of the grave is basicly the master of the warrior..the sowrd used to belong to the master..but now the warrior has his master's he is the servant of his master soul and at the same time he's the master of the sword..and he is going to take revenge for his master..

i'm planning to make the grave and soul the brightest part so it catches the eye because it's the master..then the shape of the soul will lead the eye to the sword and the servant...
but i don't know how to make people understand who is the master and servant withought
i guess the name of the entry will be something to do with the word may be that will make it little clear..

also i'm still not sure about adding another light source at top..i was thinking about making a forest with strong light coming from above..but i don't want it to take too much attention..may be i'll tone down the light from above..any suggestions

Ranath:thnx..yeah i see what u mean..i'm not sure yet about the background or environment and how it will fit the scene..i was thinking of a forest or may be some clouds and rain..

anyways, i'll post un update sometime soon..thnx for looking

04 April 2005, 10:20 AM (

been keeping some work and not to sure what to post it under since it's still just random ideas..but i guess i'll post it as a coloring wip
started working on the main character to get a feeling of how he is going to look like..

04 April 2005, 10:25 AM (

i was thinking about giving him a mask that will cover half his this is just some tests and the progress

04 April 2005, 10:27 AM (

i was thinking of some sort of a monkey face as a mask..hmmm

04 April 2005, 10:29 AM (

just a quick coloring test

04 April 2005, 10:34 AM (

another idea for the mask..a lion or something similar..probably that's what i'm gonna go for

well,any ideas or critique are far i'm working on the main character now to get an idea of how he's going to look like..but i haven't really started the actual painting
just a bunch of tests..still gotta figure out how the soul and the background are gonna look like..
thnx for looking

04 April 2005, 10:48 AM
Amazing color sketch ! good luck !:)

04 April 2005, 08:08 AM
I like the idea of the weapon becoming the master, especially the transformation happening in your concept sketch 3. I think you were onto something there... Not sure about the freaky eyed half face beastie in the latest concept though, is it needed? anyway good luck wioth whatever you choose.:thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 06:02 PM
wonlife: thnx

Jezzarts: i think my final concept will be based on sketch 4...and the freaky eyed thing is supposed to be mask later on..i'm just trying to see what kind of mask to give him..but i don't's not needed to help the concpet much but i thought it will look cool when i add detail

now i don't have much time to work on it and i see everyone else starting to really get into it..
i hope i will be able to finish it on time..

04 April 2005, 01:32 AM
I really like your drawing. The caracter begins to take form, and i con't wait to see the end result. I have nothing more to say than to keep on your good work. =0)

04 April 2005, 11:15 AM
cyberarts: thnx man..glad u like it so far

04 April 2005, 11:16 AM (

i'm too busy with term papers and exams now but i made a small update on the concept sketch..i think i'll will go with a falcon or some bird as the soul and i'm going to add a tree in the right corner and snakes growing out of it..not sure yet if i'll add more reds but i probably will
anyways..hopefully i will start the real painting after a week or 2 when i'm done with school
thnx for looking and comments,ideas and critique are always welcome

04 April 2005, 10:26 AM
Try to work on it, i know u r busy for studying But you work is really magic and mysterious with colors. Did u watch THE LAST SAMURAI movie ? Yeah i really like it. Anyway, keep it up ! man :thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 11:00 AM
nothing to comment. its great!!:)

04 April 2005, 11:05 AM
very ruroni kenshin... i liiikeees, mind the time though, not much left:bounce: :thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 08:36 AM
wonlife: thank you..glad u like the colors..i'll work on it next week..hehe
and yeah i saw the last samurai and it's one of my favorite movies

calisto: thank u..glad u like it so far

nebezial: thanks..u're the second one who mentioned this ruroni kenshin..i never seen it before it a movie, some cartoons or what..and yeah time is running and i'm still at the concept's ok i think i'll just have to lock myself in my room the last 3

04 April 2005, 07:34 PM
Love the colors... can't wait to see it finished. Keep up the great work.

04 April 2005, 10:34 PM
cregar: thank you..glad u like the colors so far

i have an important question about the composition..if someone can give me suggestions i would really appreciate it..i was planning to add something in the right corner so it won't be too u guys think that the tree roots and snakes will kill the composition..may be if they weren't bright and kinda dark they will work..or just totally lose them

i'm little confused as i'm trying to add something more in the picture to give details when i paint but don't want it to kill the compoistion..any thoughts?

05 May 2005, 10:12 AM (

i'm working on the background..this is a very small part of it which i'm still not even done from..i don't think i'll be able to finish on time..will try to finish it for myself at least..these are just some color adjustments..not sure yet which one i'll go for..

anyways, good luck to everyone was nice to join, hoepefully next time i'll manage my time better..

05 May 2005, 10:13 AM (

the other ones :)

05 May 2005, 10:15 AM
Wow. It's entrancing, and magical with a darker side.

Draw faster! You can do this. Or if you can't finish, will you post your completed image somewhere? I want my husband to see this one.
Good luck with the Challenge!
Adri Sakamoto

05 May 2005, 12:22 PM
excellent i dea.
love ur character and ambiance.
geat work.:thumbsup:
keep going.

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