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03 March 2005, 06:21 PM
Eric Thunfors has entered the Master and Servant 2D.

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Latest Update: Final Image: Final image (as opposed to color) (

Hmm. guess i gotta upload it again in the right category. well, here its again. (sorry)

03 March 2005, 06:25 PM
hey! gud luck!

03 March 2005, 06:34 PM (

Ok this is an infrontofthetvdrawing, so its just an outline of the style im going with. Cartoony.

So what wqould you guys have her ride/control? Bear, Orca or Dragon?
(At the moment im leaning towards orca)

And remote or harness?

I want this to be a really friendly piece. no dark tones, perhaps sad, but definitely not violent. So happy thoughts and happy colours. :)

04 April 2005, 11:20 AM
hi, nice sketch! i would choose the orca too.
good luck :thumbsup: and keep posting!

THE Wizard
04 April 2005, 02:54 PM
well, thou I'm a huge fantasy fan, I'd say dragon, but as far as I can see (from this scratch) it's not a fantasy oriented... So that's even better, put a dragon or some huge bear-man to be remote controlled. That way you'll enchanced even more the power of a little escimolooking master (she is a master, right?), over a HUGE and POWERFULL servant...
So far- it looks nice...

MyMaster&ServanT2D (

04 April 2005, 03:13 PM
Nice sketch, looking cool.

04 April 2005, 05:50 PM (

more quick and dirty sofawork.

This is somewhat what i had in mind.
compositions will follow immediately

04 April 2005, 05:51 PM (

i started out here but i think perhaps ill go for the next one...

04 April 2005, 05:53 PM (

think this one is a lot more "punchy".
opinions and crits please!

Im thinking sunset/sunrise colourwise.
Cold blue mixed with gold and pink.

edit: She might have to be smaller though, but theres a problem with the orca being too large compared to her... ill doodle more and see what happens.

04 April 2005, 06:30 PM
Great sketches so far! I can't even decide which I like better, the side view landscape one or the more frontal shot. They're both good! I'm glad you went with the Orca instead of a Bear: That would have mybe looked too much like "The Golden Compass," even if it were unintentional. And the harness is a much more friendly solution than the remote control. Look forward to seeing your progress on this one... Good luck!


04 April 2005, 09:49 AM
You know... it must seem like I just want to praise EVERYONE on here:shrug: ... It's so rare that I can post saying that I'm not too keen on a piece...

I can assure you that I'm not a closet foot licker or anything:p But I do love a great concept and THIS my friends is utterly bottylicious (please excuse the use of the word bootyicious:blush: )

If rendered well enough (not seen any of your work yet:blush: )I think this is gunna be a really dramatic and fun entry!:bounce:

I would say that I prefer the side view, without the wide pan... would focus in on the whale and the girl with birds etc.. in the background.

Best of luck:)

04 April 2005, 09:52 AM
Just noticed your question...

I would say Orca:D


04 April 2005, 02:01 PM
Hey, E.T.

Excellent sketch, I think that few artists in this challenger have made their scenes in the sea, your idea is very original, follows ahead!

(sorry for my english)

04 April 2005, 11:47 AM (

Ok so this is just a small update to show you where im going with this.

i kind of went crazy with the sky, i just wanted to try out the colours, and i think theyre coming out fairly well.

Still i am aiming for a cartoony style this time, so the sky might have to go to fit into the mood.

So ive been very pressed for time (beeing home with my son in the daytime, and working as a graphic designer in the evenings) That leaves me with a few hours here and there so stay tuned even if the updates are a bit sporadic.

Im gonna do the lineart next, but i surelike crits and ideas especially at this early stage.


04 April 2005, 11:49 AM
oh i forgot the orca is NOT gonna be coloured like that, nothing of this is final just messing about trying to find the mood.

04 April 2005, 12:02 PM
The sky is amazing!!:eek: Love it!... Only thing I would say is that I preferred the side view... felt more dramatic.. and was a bigger picture so opened things up for a bit more atmosphere..

Your choice though:D ... Excellent work!!


04 April 2005, 01:47 PM
yeah!! that look great! good idea!! the sky is going to look beautiful!!The animals are really quite expressive! great job:thumbsup:

Good luck!!

04 April 2005, 02:09 PM
This looks great so far! Having a cartoony theme or proportions doesn't necessarily entail having a cartoony or flat rendering style, and it can sometimes really enhance a picture to have a much more solid rendering style. (Okay, so I'm biased, if you've seen my piece, you'd see that this is exactly what I do! :-) ) But I say it because it would be a shame to see you throw out that sky, it's utterly beautful. The gorgeous colors help sell the drama and joy of the foreground, so pelase don't heave it because "it's not cartoony enough!"

...That one dark cloud behind the fin might have to go or lighten up, though! :-)

Anyhow, hope you'll have more time to work on this. Good luck!


04 April 2005, 02:22 PM
Well!, cute and beautiful at the same time. Great sky... Love the oranges you are starting to use in your sky!

04 April 2005, 03:59 PM
What a nice happy concept, there so much dark depressing stuff going around, I'm glad to see some fun ones for a change. I like the drawing allot and I am quite impressed with the clouds you've done. I'll visit again to see how it's coming along, good luck.

04 April 2005, 04:05 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing this as it progresses even further. If the sky is any indication, the piece will be excellent! Great work so far! Keep it up.

04 April 2005, 06:58 PM
Really nice, keep going ^^
Like those little fish

04 April 2005, 10:40 PM
Aww that's so nice! I have to say it's kinda cute, too!

Btw, those clouds are simply SUPERB, where did you learn how to draw them so well?

04 April 2005, 12:32 PM
Hey. I like this picture. I think there is again many works to imrove it but the concept is cool.

04 April 2005, 11:07 PM
Wow, that sky really is incredible, but you may be right about suiting the mood and style. This picture is really developing nicely and i love the characters. I will be watching this one foresure. Keep it up.

05 May 2005, 05:57 AM
it's so cute!!:bounce:
cool idea and your art skill are also great.:thumbsup:

05 May 2005, 08:08 AM it!

Going to be very special.


05 May 2005, 11:09 AM
Haha, brilliant style. Cute characters. Absolutely love the sky!

05 May 2005, 11:52 PM
The idea is perfect!:applause: What about a gene-modified orca? Just a little:)

05 May 2005, 10:28 AM
Thanks for all your kind comments!

Unfortunately i dont think ill be able to finish this one.
Im swamped with work (always at this time of year, so i kind of wonder what i was hoping for). And between that and my son theres just too little time to paint.

Im gonna give it a last shot because i have it all in my head, but dont be surprised if i dont finish :(.

Anyway, im totally awestruck with the work some (if not most) of youalls been presenting here. So i wont post anything half-arsed.
It sort of feels like top-gun around here dont it? :)

oh well, the best of luck to you all!

05 May 2005, 11:17 AM
Ack :/
Well, I just hope you'll find some time to finish it, because it's so full of great promises. And I'd really like to see these penguins colored :D

05 May 2005, 08:20 PM (

ok i decided to give it a go anyway, maybe ill make it maybe i wont, but here goes.
I know this is not the best lineart ive made, but hey...

05 May 2005, 08:23 PM (

i hate painting water. no matter how many pictures i look at my water always stink.
This is allright though, but ill keep at it some more given time.

everything is very unfinished, but i need you guys to support me and cheer me on if im to make this at all...

05 May 2005, 08:30 PM
I don't agree with you...........i think that water is excellent. A few little touches here and there, and this will be knockout!

Keep going


05 May 2005, 08:52 PM
Yeah right, this water sucks. Tsss... :rolleyes:
In any case, you've got something really nice happening here. Love this mood, and your characters are definitively the coolest. Go for it mate! :thumbsup:

05 May 2005, 06:35 AM
Eric: Great image. I really like your coloring of the sky and water. Keep it up and it will be awesome! Best of luck!


05 May 2005, 07:37 AM
the water and the sky are beautifull...but you must hurry to finish the caracters

05 May 2005, 07:56 PM
thanks for the comments guys!
Im gonna try to find the time to finish this.
Im kind of in love with the idea, so keep your fingers x:ed and do comment, thats whats keeping me going :bounce:

05 May 2005, 08:55 PM
actually your water looks good, jst add depth to it, like reducing wave size as it recedes into the horizon, & maybe i dunno how you'll do it, add a foggy distant horizon so you can blend the sky w/ your water... jst keep it up dude, take a break & start again, we artist are moody, jst hit the right note & off you go:thumbsup:


05 May 2005, 05:23 PM
Hey... wow... amazing water... amazing clouds... amaaaazing everything. Man do you have talent! Yikes! I love this picture and so does everyone I work with (I showed my workin' pals who are all illustrators!). Do you do childrens books? I love the style and know I'd buy up your books in a second.

Good luck on finishing!

05 May 2005, 05:44 PM (

Ok so a closeup on the girl.
Still wip cant decide on the colors, but i know i want this to stay in the happyrange.

Feedback is nice :)

05 May 2005, 05:56 PM
oh i forgot, im adding light and stuff to here, so as to make her more 3dish, (3ddish?)
so she might seem a bit flat rite now.

05 May 2005, 07:08 PM (

more updates yay!

Im getting tired and not careful som i gonna quit for the evening.
Hope youll like the direction.

Im thinking about cropping the picture a bit and get rid of the penguins alltogether.
What do you guys think?
Are they darlings to be killed?

(o and for the record theyre not finished theyve just got some makeup on so they didnt feel naked in the forum)

05 May 2005, 07:29 PM
hey man this looks like a lot of fun. I love your sky and ocean rendering.
great stuff.

05 May 2005, 04:47 AM
birdybear: :love: wow what a compliment, i missed it yesterday, kind. thatll keep me going for some time :)

tariq: thanks

05 May 2005, 06:54 AM
HEY! yes it is a bump, but id like some crits before its too late.
Im gonna paint more today and this evening, so please give me some input and opinions if youve got em!!

Keep the penguins? (nah i think)
colors? light?

help me out here! :)

05 May 2005, 07:07 PM (

SO another update: as i predicted im running out of time.

Id really appreciate some feedback,
i decided to crop the picture to give it more focus.

What im contemplating now is wether to soften up the lines. Or perhaps totally remove them. What do you guys think?

This was sort of what i was afraid of to begin with. Get too detailed in the sky and the water and id have to keep it up in the characters. sigh.
i dont know. and im sooooo tired.
(mental note to self, dont enter competition while at home with 1-yearold son)

05 May 2005, 07:15 PM
Keep the penguin on the right, delete the penguin on the left (obscuring beautiful clouds), keep the black outlines, but throw some MORE soft blue/ white light on the bottom AND the top of the orc and fish (reflection up from the water/ down from the sky, right now it's looking too flat) and you're done :scream:

Other than that, I like it very much, the clouds in the background and the water are extremely well done. It reminds me of finding nemo!


05 May 2005, 07:51 PM
it's a veru emotional cartnish pic, good work

05 May 2005, 10:20 PM
Damn nice atmosphere! :buttrock: I like how you have handled water and the clouds... :drool:

05 May 2005, 06:56 PM (

Detail of final color,
and look she does have some red cheeks (she always did :)

05 May 2005, 06:58 PM (

So i guess this is it! Ze final.
Always feel a bit sad, and like i didnt have enough time, but hey -thats life i guess.

Incredible competition this time, and amazing images produced. Good luck to you all and see ya the next time!

05 May 2005, 07:05 PM
Congratulations Eric :applause: Glad to see you finish. The picture certainly does look much better!

Good luck!
P.S- lovely blushing cheeks!

05 May 2005, 07:05 PM
Great job dude, very playful image... Good luck to you too!!:thumbsup:

05 May 2005, 07:10 PM
Very sweet work! love your playfull style! congrats on your final piece and best luck on whats comin' next! Wonderfull and sweet work!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

05 May 2005, 07:38 PM
wow! great work,luv that sea!

05 May 2005, 07:42 PM
You did a great and lovely job there. I wish I could paint a sea like this.
Ho, and the fishes at the bottom of the picture are super fun :D

05 May 2005, 08:07 PM (

Hmm. guess i gotta upload it again in the right category. well, here its again. (sorry)

05 May 2005, 10:37 PM
so lovely! and you made it! congratulations on your sweet and lovely final piece and best of luck!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

05 May 2005, 06:08 AM
Thanks Angel!

Does anyone know when we can expect the judges verdict? :bounce:

05 May 2005, 09:39 PM
And Lovely, thumbs up man :thumbsup:

06 June 2005, 10:53 AM
thanks alot, seems my mails arent coming the way they should.

Whats new about the rsults?

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