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03 March 2005, 11:01 AM
Nicolas Collings has entered the Master and Servant 3D.

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just a quick compo test

03 March 2005, 05:32 PM
Hi guys!
First of all good luck to everybody and enjoy yourself :bounce:

Here is my first idea… obviously any suggestions are welcome :D

One monster…one sorceress… the idea is she has used black magic to witch the monster and turn into a servant. So now the picture put in scene these two characters in the forest near from a river to wash the monster because he’s really dirty.

I want this in a cartoon/realistic style… not too stylize not too realistic. The picture will be also very colorizing to reinforce the cartoon side.

Very soon a first sketch to clarify my idea :)

C&C are welcome

03 March 2005, 08:33 PM
Hi Nicolas.............I look forward to your piece,and welcome you to the challenge......I hope to see a nice whimsical piece here.......And realistic toon (Caricature) type creations are my favorite.......i'll be looking for your updates and wish you the best.......say Hi to everyone there in belgium....I miss the place a whole lot.....:thumbsup:

03 March 2005, 11:38 PM
soooooooo nice :bounce:

Hi mate , happy to see you here , it's cool to know i'm not alone from the Hers to try this challenge :p

Ton idée peut rendre un truc bien sympa , ca dépend du style que tu donnera a tes persos (mais bon je m'inquiete pas trops sur ce point la :D )

Good luck , and may the spare-time be with us :rolleyes:

03 March 2005, 09:15 AM
Good luck , and may the spare-time be with us :rolleyes: LOL...:beer:

Great....Happy to see you 've get involved too.;)
cool idea, I can't wait to see your first sketches.
I wish you a lot of fun for this challenge and good luck too.:)

03 March 2005, 09:24 AM
Nice to see your here mate... I'm impatient to see your story started... cartoon style is always interesting... and your interpretation with the subject... good luck !

03 March 2005, 01:36 PM (

here you can see the monster doesn't want to jump in the river so he is a little bit irritate ... but the sorceress has the ability to deal effectively with various situations ...

03 March 2005, 01:49 PM
Virtuoso :: thx for the comment Michael :) Belgium is a wonderful and very festive country ... You must come here at least one time :beer:

ninox :: i hope i'll learn a lot by this challenge thx for your support My friend!
Goul :: Yeah may the spare-time be with us :D
Lemog :: thank you my friend i'll do my best :)

03 March 2005, 02:22 PM
Cool sketch , but i think it will be more fun if the monster don't want to be washed , so change his expression to something more like this > :sad:


03 March 2005, 04:39 PM
Yes Goul i think you are right ! i 'll change this on the color version :arteest:
thx for comment :p

i don't have Internet during the week so i 'll can post updates only the week-end :sad:

03 March 2005, 04:54 PM
use Pantene shampoo. Cool idea

03 March 2005, 05:00 PM (

I did a second Sketch and i prefer the
monster like that ! More funny :)
Well know i start the modelling process .... :bounce:

03 March 2005, 05:04 PM
aahahahah funny pic !!
waiting to see the modeling..
good luck..
c ya !

03 March 2005, 05:13 PM
I would like to see it in 3D bring it on...:thumbsup:

03 March 2005, 05:18 PM
yeah better but you can also add some funny details ...
Just an idea , why don't the sorceres don't use her powers to clean the monster? She could create magical shampoo ora animate brush (cf : :scream: )

keep it up !

03 March 2005, 05:28 PM
gra7,rajeevn thank you guys :)

Goul:: yeah good idea i'll think about that during the week :D thank you mate

03 March 2005, 10:43 PM
Cool concept, Nicholas!

Lots to do, I know, but could make the monster still more 'chunky', and maybe 'twist' his left wrist towards the camera, so the back of the hand shows more fully... (thought)

seeya later ;)


03 March 2005, 08:14 AM
Your Last sketch is too funny.:applause:
I think you should consider Gould's idea, it is a good one.:)

03 March 2005, 12:47 PM
i think ur headin in the right direction
assuming ur workin on gouls sugestion... should turn out quite nice
all the best in the comp

03 March 2005, 10:53 PM
Great collings! I prefer realistic cartoons too:D
I wait for decided characters to see! And also some more clear scetches, man.
Good job. Going to give an eye ay your thread.

04 April 2005, 06:59 PM
After a week of work i'm back on the net :buttrock:
ninox - tilite - Deryk - Atwooki :: thanks you guys :bounce:
Atwooki:: yeah the monster should be more "chunky" ! i 'll check it :)
Deryk :: i'm not very good in drawing but here is another skecth ( below ) :D

04 April 2005, 07:02 PM (

here is a last sketch of my vision on the picture :-)

On this sketch you can see the sorceress use magic to wash the monster with a tree :D
Thx Goul for the suggestion :thumbsup:
I always think about the composition etc..

04 April 2005, 07:06 PM (

Yeah Servant modeling Let's go !!!

04 April 2005, 07:08 PM (

Next :)

04 April 2005, 07:12 PM (

I'm not sure if the musculature it's absolutly correct but i'm happy with it for now :-)

May be the monster will be more fat

Next update "the hands"

Comments are welcome

04 April 2005, 08:21 PM
Hi Collings:

The new torso's looking Grrreat!!!

Watch out for his upper left elbow/arm region (could bulge out/up a bit more where it's deformed)


04 April 2005, 08:58 PM
Doing nicely Nicolas..............I always liked the idea of having a heavy sort of character with "Under-lying muscle" barely showing through........A large ale or rum swollen stomach with heavy muscle still shown slightly under this layer of fat..........

Quite nice start on the 3D end...looks good,and is going to be fun to see grow up......Best to you......You mentioned I should get to belgium..........By the way,my family is from Belgium...........been to that beauty of a country many many times......;)

Keep the updates coming........:arteest:

jake rupert
04 April 2005, 05:26 AM
interesting idea.
Makes me curiuos, how it will come out......


04 April 2005, 11:34 AM
ha ca démarre :bounce:

Nice modelling for now,can't stand to see the head :)

04 April 2005, 11:47 AM
glad to see your modelling started. Looks promissing! But isn't it too slim?:) ok, only my thougts...
Good luck!

04 April 2005, 12:43 PM
Waw thanks you for comments guys !

Atwooki:: yep it's right ... i'll fix up that in the next update! thx for your help :thumbsup:
Virtuoso:: Thank you like thhis kind of character too ... with "Under-lying muscle" :D
Your family or your in-law is from Belgium .... are you Belgian ?

Goul thx for support man :thumbsup:

ps:: I'll can post update only the next week-end 'cause i can work only during the week after job's day !

04 April 2005, 01:28 PM
funny concept and love your style.
happy to see more:thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 08:48 AM
Cool concept Nicolas! A bit reminds me to Shrek, but your character is different. Fine sketches too. Keep to go on this funny way!

04 April 2005, 09:22 AM
Hi, cute and funny image you have! Nice modelling and really like the way you modelled out the stretched muscle on the arm. But maybe the chest muscles need abit of squashed look? Looking great so far!! :D

04 April 2005, 04:17 PM (

i worked a bit on the vegetation.

04 April 2005, 04:20 PM
thank you guys for comments! i'll rework the muscles in zbrush but before that i'll make the Monster's head ! I keep in mind all critics thx for your help :)

04 April 2005, 02:18 PM (

mmm i decided to work on another idea!
Something more focus on the characters.
I worked on it during the week so here is a quick sketch ..

04 April 2005, 02:21 PM (

Here is the beast, i made the lowpoly in Max then i jumped on Zbrush to make details.

04 April 2005, 02:30 PM (

the beast with his tail :)
C&C are welcome

04 April 2005, 02:34 PM
hey there collings great progress... i like your concept.. for the beast i would say that the front two legs are quiet thick if thats the word and it looks like the beast has no neck .. other then that is looking quiet good.. the other model is looking fantastic.. muscles are looking great awaiting updates.. fantastic dude!! :thumbsup: good luck with progress

04 April 2005, 02:52 PM
Thank you for comment Neeno!
Yes i'm agree the front two legs are may be a bit too thick...... but i want him very massif that's why i made the legs so thick...... but may be it's too ....
I'll check it for the next update

04 April 2005, 05:08 PM
hey ur big cat is looking neat... his shape is good but soemthing is not right.. mayb its his chest area.. i might wanna tweak it a bit more... well thats just me.. keep up the good works

04 April 2005, 06:56 PM
yes i also think the big cat need a little bit more work ....
thx for critics

04 April 2005, 07:12 PM
Like you say it needs mre work, but thats an awesome start you got there, are you planning on putting fur?

Great work :thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 11:23 AM
actually arlutik i think it will be a big sculpture composed of 2 characters ... a historic museum piece

04 April 2005, 11:39 AM
Hi Nic......good to see you back in action....A change in your plan.....?.........As long as you feel good about it,than it's the right move......I'll be watching,hope to see more soon.....I like your start.....:thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 03:13 PM (

Modeling update

04 April 2005, 05:11 PM (

Let's go on the master

04 April 2005, 06:42 PM (

Here is the complete Sketch ... there are a compare between the master and the srevant 's statue and the young girl with her robot dog ...

04 April 2005, 06:44 PM (

beast modeling not too much to say ....

04 April 2005, 06:45 PM (

MAster Modeling update ! the head is temporary ( it's the jennifer garner's head ... made four month ago) waiting to model a new one fr this challenge ....

04 April 2005, 06:46 PM (

MAster Modeling update

04 April 2005, 06:47 PM (

MAster Modeling update

04 April 2005, 06:50 PM (

Master Modeling update

04 April 2005, 06:53 PM (

Master Modeling update

04 April 2005, 06:56 PM (

just a quick compo test

04 April 2005, 07:33 PM
Et bien et bien ...

I am a bit suprised you've change your base concept , but don't take care , i will focus now on the new...hmmm..let me see... :hmm: ... nice concept too :thumbsup:,but i don't like the cat/lion shape,the proportions looks strange , and the modelling is a bit dispointing (i say that because you are used to do a lot better :) )

The woman looks a lot better , the legs,the head and arms are awsome, i think the chest and the torso need a bit more work , and the hand are a bit flat

Keep it up, hope that's help :bounce:

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