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03 March 2005, 01:14 AM
Einar Lunden has entered the Master and Servant 2D.

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Latest Update: Coloring WIP: Just a character (

Lady Medusa, soriah and dragondragon-- thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments!

This is just another small update. CU of one of the characters...

04 April 2005, 08:54 AM (

This is a very simple and very messy beginning sketch.

The story is about a young girl who is sick and tired of getting low grades that she feels are unfair and who finally decides to take advantage of the resources at hand, namely a very devoted monster who does whatever she asks it. The monster has been called and has just busted through the door and grabbed the girl's teacher.

I hope the girl's gesture might become clear enough in time, it's supposed to show her giving the monster the signal to do whatever it wants with the teacher (which most likely means it will eat him, I suppose).

This whole thing is perhaps a bit too cartoony, though.

04 April 2005, 03:34 PM
Fun. I like it. Definitely a refreshing concept in a thread dominated by darker themes. :applause:

04 April 2005, 10:25 PM
morsom ide.. man kan kjenne seg igjen i den menneskelige natur ;)

Men ja.. hennes dødstegn var veldig vanskelig å oppdage før jeg leste beskrivelsen din. Men det er vel bare fordi det er en så grov skisse til nå.. Men vet ikke.. du bør undersøke avrettingstegn og sånt fra historien.. I roma under gladiatorkamper ga tilskuerne tegn på om de skulle la motstanderen leve eller dø.. det var tomme opp eller tommel ned. Men vet ikke hvordan det ville sett ut her da.. vanskelig.

jobb mer med tegnet! Ellers kan dette bli gøy..

04 April 2005, 02:14 PM
nods nods, refreshing to have something humorous!

04 April 2005, 06:55 AM (

Thanks, guys, for your feedback so far!

I've worked some on the characters and tried to make it a bit tighter and clearer. This is the final line art before I start painting. Would love to hear any comments people might have. Is it too messy? Can you see what's going on at all?

I also added a base color over the sketch that will hopefully serve to keep the piece together a little colorwise.

04 April 2005, 08:56 AM (

Working from dark to light, I start adding some color. At this point it is about half-way towards the lightest areas. Here's a detail...

04 April 2005, 06:42 AM
Hi .

I like the character' design and color tone.
Keep it up! :buttrock: :buttrock: :applause:

04 April 2005, 03:52 PM
wor, totally unexpected...
lol i was expecting a normal kid :) lol :)

04 April 2005, 10:28 PM
Yeah, I second that about the humorous threads! This is great! Keep up the great work. :bounce:

my M/S thread:

04 April 2005, 08:18 AM (

Working some more on some of the characters... Haven't had time to do much and it's kind of frustrating to show it off at this stage. Oh, well.

04 April 2005, 08:20 AM (

Close-up on one of the characters. Again, it's about 50% towards the final, lightest areas.

04 April 2005, 04:15 PM
looking nifty! But looks abit dark?

04 April 2005, 09:39 PM
Wow! I love your style. Reminds me of Peter Bagge.

One crit, though. The relationship between Master and Servant is supposed to be the focus, but it looks more like the little girl is shooing off an annoying insect rather than instructing her monster. Given your concept (a good one, BTW) I'd think she'd be holding an exam with a big "F" on it and trying to negotiate a better grade with the teacher. If he doesn't, he's monster food.

Just a thought. :shrug:

04 April 2005, 11:51 PM
Thanks guys, for your nice comments. You're right, it's a bit dark right now, but that's mostly because I work from dark to light. I promise it will get a lot lighter by the end.

Ilikesoup-- that's a great idea, I'll try to incorporate it in some way. The though's been to have her nonchalantly waving to the monster to eat the teacher, but I think your idea is better. I've had trouble getting it to work so far. Thanks!

Hopefully, I'll have a lighter and clearer update sometime soon!

04 April 2005, 07:25 PM
wow, what a mean mean mean little girl! :twisted:
Hello Einar, thank you so much for your comment on my thread!
I'm new at this and little shy :D
let's see if i can create something. I surely will have fun during the process!!

And your idea is very fun!! I could totally see this style on children's book and sorts. How fun! (mean, bad bad girl!) hahahahaha

Cheers and good luck to you too!

04 April 2005, 12:04 PM
Hi, your drawing of characters are very sympathetic nerves, I awaits
the continuation for the colors, go, go. :bounce:

04 April 2005, 02:16 PM
Heey! very cool to see another norwegian artist in this contest! :) Love you'r sense of action and characters in this concept! Keep it up, I'll be watching.

04 April 2005, 06:25 PM
Cool piece. Nice style and very humorous. Sort of a cartoon you'll see in Nick channel. It kinda looks like you're an animator. Dig the facial expressions too. Keep it coming dude.

cheers :buttrock:

05 May 2005, 08:13 AM (

The process is slow... Continuing to work from light to dark. Here's a detail of one of the characters. Right now, the full image is pretty messy, but I hope to post it soon.

Naomi-- Thanks for stopping by! Yes, you're right, she is pretty mean, isn't she... I've actually illustrated a few children's books, so I'm glad you think the style would work for that!

Tranchefeux-- Nice to see you here! I've admired your work for some time now and I'm eagerly following the creation of your Master/Servant masterpiece!

am7-- Hei! Hyggelig at du stakk innom. Det er visst noen nordmenn her på forumet ser det ut til. Det er bra! Jeg er forresten fra Lyngdal, ikke så veldig langt fra Stavanger...

Arc80-- Thanks, I appreceiate that! I'm not really into animation that much, but I always try to get the characters looking a bit animated. Kind of a challenge in itself, but fun.

05 May 2005, 10:03 AM
Bra så langt. Jeg liker stilen din :)

05 May 2005, 07:24 AM
got one word for it: kaos

I just love it.. so funny

05 May 2005, 07:57 AM
Hi Einar. Been meaning to come by sooner. Just so many posts to go to (great work). But, just had to drop by to let you know that I love your style of drawing and coloring. Like the detials (the hair looks cool). So many colors, looks good. Will be back. Best.
Dragon, out.

My Master and Servant 2D enterance:

05 May 2005, 03:38 AM (

Lady Medusa, soriah and dragondragon-- thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments!

This is just another small update. CU of one of the characters...

05 May 2005, 03:43 PM
This is looking fantastic! Hope you manage to get it finished in time! :D

05 May 2005, 05:04 PM
Sometimes I hate Painter with a passion! This is what my painting looked like whe I got up this morning.

My psd file is completely corrupted! Fortunately, I use iterative save so I have other versions of it, but it's set me back a couple of days at least. Guess I should have saved new versions more often...

I pretty much just want to give up at this point.

05 May 2005, 06:49 AM
Gutted mate! :( I didn't realise painter was slightly unstable! Glad i'm sticking with photoshop! Anyway good luck! Chin up! Look forward to more! Best thing you can do is start working on a new character in the piece so that it is fresh!

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