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09 September 2005, 06:27 AM
Michael See Zheng Xun is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

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09 September 2005, 06:30 AM
Kick some butt, dude!


09 September 2005, 07:11 AM
thanks alot squib~hehe:D,looking forward to urs!

09 September 2005, 07:12 AM
Best wishes to you:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 07:18 AM
goodluck Shake.

09 September 2005, 07:20 AM
Hello and good luck my friend !!

09 September 2005, 07:38 AM
Hehe, Best Luck mate and enjoy the ride :)

09 September 2005, 07:40 AM
Good luck :)

09 September 2005, 07:45 AM
Best wishes Friend!


09 September 2005, 07:51 AM
queensoul,snail,tolga,adamos - many thanks for the greets and wishes guys!my 2nd time participating a challenge,i'll do my best!thank u and same goes to each and everyone of u!:thumbsup:

james,sacha - great to see u guys around,though i couldnt use the msn messenger in the office but keep intouch ya~hopefully i'd be getting a line at home soon:)thanks again for the support!:scream:

09 September 2005, 07:58 AM
Good luck Michael! :scream:

09 September 2005, 08:25 AM
have fun and good luck friend!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 09:44 AM
hie aly and monsitj - thanks for the encouragement!lets do our best.:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 10:02 AM
hey sh@ke!! I'm looking forward to your entry! My best wishes :)

09 September 2005, 11:37 AM
Hi, good luck for this new challenge

09 September 2005, 12:07 PM
see zheng xun sounds so cool hehe,good luck!!

09 September 2005, 12:26 PM
wellcome my friend and good luck!!!:D

09 September 2005, 12:32 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Do it! ;)

peace, pete

09 September 2005, 12:38 PM
ah...another crappy work from u ...ah well good luck lol:beer:

09 September 2005, 05:14 PM
SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE UR BON BON~~ (ooh ok...crappy me)

Hee... Mr See.. will let us see something spectacular..

Clues: Hot lady!!

09 September 2005, 02:10 AM
enialadam,mdn,noob,calisto,the peteboy,neb and dinodog - a warm thanks to each and everyone of u for the encouragement and support~glad that some of u do remembers me still.
calisto - good to see u again ,looking forward to ur entry as well
noob- a weired name i have eh~haha:scream:
neb - hehe,lets see how crappy we can go~
the peteboy - thanks alot pete,u've helped me alot in the marionette piece:)
dinodog - hmm,might not have any hot lady this time~will see how it goes~:D
enialadam and mdn - thank u and best of luck to u!

09 September 2005, 05:28 AM
Good luck!! :)
Let the best wins.

09 September 2005, 06:57 AM (

its the 2nd day and i thought i gotta catch up alil bit,did a quick sketch just now,generated a few ideas and layed out a few's one of them,a lil girl watering a flower blosoming in a toilet bowl thrown at a total junk garbage cluttered area.the only plant left in the area she's been living.

09 September 2005, 06:59 AM
thanks alot kuzgunoglu:)wish the same goes to u:)i'll be updating again soon

09 September 2005, 07:05 AM
Well for a first idea, it's a damn good one, have fun with all the junkpile.

Goodd luck.

09 September 2005, 08:18 AM
I think this is a beautiful idea!

A spectacular pile of junk?

And a small but even more spectacular flower?

Good stuff...


09 September 2005, 08:19 AM
I love this concept Michael! Pretty spectacular, and a little melancholy too...

09 September 2005, 08:51 AM
ar lutik - thanks alot for the comment~its gonna be fun painting those junkpile:D

johny - glad u like it,thank u,a flower out of a pile of gargabe yet its planted from a toilet bowl~haha.if its spectacular enough:)

aly - thank u,i'll keep this idea and develope futher,more sketches to come:) thanks again

09 September 2005, 08:52 AM
hi man! good luck with the challenge!
ur idea seems to be very powerfull, a little girl with her plant in a junkjard. beautiful contrast! If the junkjard would be big enough this could be very spectacular :buttrock:

09 September 2005, 09:00 AM
looking damned good man!

09 September 2005, 09:41 AM
hi?! major environment dude, perhaps you can go to semenyih dump site or watch karam singh walia on the tv3...ahhahahah,,,,,nice ironic concept...:D

09 September 2005, 09:45 AM
cool concept sketch! I really like the idea :) more more! heehee

Good luck!

09 September 2005, 10:05 AM
blaz - thanks alot mate~i kinda like this idea myself,will futher develope this particular concept and follow up the comments u have given.thanks again for the tips:)

noob - great thanks.just stay tuned:scream:

kromosom - thank u,about the place u mentioned,semenyih?where is that?i'd love to find out,if i were to stick to this concept,i'd need some reference for it~haha

enialadam - thanks alot for the support,more to come.sit tight :scream:

09 September 2005, 10:15 AM
Nice start man.
Looking foward to see how this evolve.


09 September 2005, 10:23 AM (

here's another concept sketch,sneaked alil of my time out from my working hour to sketch a few,
decades passed,a family of 3 stood by the edge of a cliff and viewing the scenery and the planet their ancestor once lived in.i'll develope more on the story,its only a rough sketch and concept for now:)

Mariposa en blanco
09 September 2005, 10:28 AM
Hi Michael,
Glad tht you've entered this challege!
Lookin forward to see the completed painting.
All the best to u :)

09 September 2005, 12:23 PM
this is magical!, i love the idea composition and i know this will be a fantastic artwork. all the best man.

09 September 2005, 12:25 PM
whoa even nicer!!

09 September 2005, 12:43 PM
Hi there buddy, great to see ya!:bounce:
Cool sketches man! I'll keep watching! good luck!

09 September 2005, 01:07 PM
Very nice sketches man. I like both of them, but hard to say which idea I prefer more at the moment :) go with the flow and post some more of ur great pictures hehe..

09 September 2005, 03:38 PM
Wassup shake, I will keep up with this forum fa sho holla!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 03:54 PM
Man, I would kill myself for a front row view of something like the earth shattering! Not that I hate my life or anything like that... :P Exploding planets is definitely spectacular! Keep it up!

09 September 2005, 03:57 PM
Hey Michael - nice to see you participating again! I'm expecting to see something great from you again. Knowing you, I'm sure you'll have no problem at all portraying a strong sense of emotion in your image.
A great start, I love your latest sketch ("viewing shattered earth"). Anyway, keep up the good work mate and the best of luck to you.

09 September 2005, 04:15 PM
Really like the sketch for viewing shattered earth. Definately fits in with the idea of the challenge more than the first one.

09 September 2005, 08:37 PM
Good start, and good luck.

09 September 2005, 10:16 PM
Both sketches are soo cool! do you have bigger versions ?

09 September 2005, 10:19 PM
Nice concept. I am looking forward to this.

09 September 2005, 12:43 AM
really nice start :) good luck!! and have fun! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

09 September 2005, 03:54 AM
2 mobile - thank u for the support.i'll do my best

ping hwei - thanks alot,my ur 1st time posting yet its to my entry.i'm glad!:scream:

stripe - thank u for the sweet comment mate~:thumbsup:

noob - thanks dude~,will come up with more.:)

rudeone - thank u,stay tune alright~more to come

blaz - thanks alot mate~i'll see how thing goes,no worreis,i havent really make up my mind yet on which one to go for,ur comments are very much appreciated,:scream:

beelow - hi there~glad u drop by.:)

ahbeejieh - lol,great thanks mate,thats a good one!wouldnt want that to happened either~

ralph - thanks mate~i'll do my best,it'd be great if u join too,let me know:)

yAdam - thank u,i could develope more on this.

forbidden.inspiration - sweet thanks.same goes to u :)

Xillion - haha,i'll post a bigger size when its finalised,its abit too rough to see the whole thing for now~thanks alot man.

pushav and benita - many thanks both of u~more to come as promised:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 05:39 AM
Good to see you back, Michael. Looking forward to seeing what you cook up this time... ideas are looking good so far!


09 September 2005, 05:58 AM
sh@ke it sh@ke!!! This one will rock, I can tell!!! Good luck matey!!! :bounce:

Cheers! :)


09 September 2005, 06:04 AM
that broken planet idea is so cool :thumbsup:


09 September 2005, 06:51 AM
hi Michael,nice to see u here.:)
have fun.:D

09 September 2005, 07:11 AM
Excellent so far!

09 September 2005, 07:15 AM
This second concept is cool too!!

I like the family holding hands against the backdrop of the planet. Fab. the contrast between the ordinary and the spectacular (in both images) works great.

09 September 2005, 07:49 AM
walrus - its good to see u here too buddy~thank u and best of luck to u as well:)

rebecca - thank u very much.lets shake it!:scream:

squibbit - thanks man,i have one more,probably i'll be keeping this one:)

xric - thank u for dropping by,its gonna be fun having u around this challenge!:thumbsup:

koryh - thank u my friend

johny - yeah,i was thinking of making the scene spectacular yet along with harmonious feel.thanks again for the comment johny,i'll try some colors tonite :)

09 September 2005, 07:58 AM
I do like this one alot! I think that imagery that places normality in bizarre situations can be very powerful. Great sketches Michael!

09 September 2005, 08:09 AM (

hie guys,here's another one,came up with a thought last nite about this,kavadi has always been a tool used for the celebration for the thaipusam fest and the lantern fest are celebrated during the mid autumm,trying to head alil bit to oriental i have both of the respective cultural fest combined.i'll probably try some color sketch tonite.enjoy and have fun with the challenge:)

09 September 2005, 08:13 AM
thanks alot posh for the comment:)check in again soon ok

09 September 2005, 08:34 AM
I love this concept. Great idea.

Good luck.

09 September 2005, 08:44 AM
This latest one could be a really beautiful image with all the lanterns lit!

That's three beautiful sketches... any more to come? Or are you gonna settle on one of these do you think?

09 September 2005, 09:08 AM
johny - yeah, i'll have to make up my mind soon,out of these 3.tough choices though~haha.:D

09 September 2005, 09:14 AM
heheh judging from our concepts...we can go reeeall crappy:D

09 September 2005, 09:29 AM
good luck bro it's going very impressive...

09 September 2005, 11:03 AM
Hey Mike, I have to say I prefer your second concept, but like Johny said the 3th would make a beautifull piece with all those lights, there would be a great mood (hmm don't think this comment would help you out one bit :D)

09 September 2005, 11:15 AM
Some nice ideas, I like this one the best

09 September 2005, 02:01 PM
wow, starting out nice. 3 point perspective's always nice, you can push it even further when it goes further.. good perspective's the key to get dynamic results.

09 September 2005, 04:05 PM (

thanks alot guys,i'll play around with both the concept,here's the color sketch for the viewing shattered earth piece,took me 30 mins to come out with the sketch.:)

09 September 2005, 04:07 PM
This has got great atmosphere already. COOL. Can't wait to see more. Good luck to you. :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 04:23 PM
Interesting! Good luck :D

09 September 2005, 04:25 PM
Ooh, pretty, me likes!!! :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 04:58 PM
Nice colours on the earth one, but I think the lantern one might turn out to be the best so far. Great stuff.

09 September 2005, 05:02 PM
I like the lantern Idea, I would like to see what you can do with this image. I like the latest painting as well! It's your call shake, good luck!

09 September 2005, 05:10 PM
too blur now but I like the colors

09 September 2005, 05:47 PM
Finally found your thread, Michael. :D
Your "shattered earth" and "lanterns" concepts are very strong - don't know which I'd pick as the best (each one offers something different).

All the best. :)

09 September 2005, 07:42 PM
Hi see,

Very beatiful atmosphere. I simply like the blurry stage of your last sketch.The colors are very well choosen. It doesn´t show much content yet but gives a nice feel for the scene. I´m looking forward to watch the progress of this thread.


09 September 2005, 11:13 PM
this looks so beautifull!! it has a nice atmosphere!! cant wait to see more!! cheers!!:D

09 September 2005, 11:25 PM
Nice stuff. Yuna! I just had to say it. This reminds me of some of that spectacular prg art.

Notice how I used the word spectacular. Keep on trickin' on this spectacular piece.

09 September 2005, 12:49 AM
Oh man this could be such a STRONG piece! I love how the heat and smoke are distorting everything! realy gives you a sense of presence and atmosphere. SO GOOD!

mabie have 1 or 2 small areas of crisp lines?

09 September 2005, 01:11 AM
Great concepts, I can't chose either. The color sketch looks great. Waiting to see more from you.

09 September 2005, 07:08 AM
Yo Michael...Beautiful start. Those hazy warm lights...yummy. I think you captured a great feeling. You can really use the characters silhouette against the light to make them stand out and give them some character, by showing what their hands are doing...Perhaps waving good bye, holding each other...

Good luck, Michael.

09 September 2005, 07:19 AM
Great start on the colours!! It's got tons of atmosphere!

So you're going to do some work on a couple...? Some colour experiments on the lantern piece?

Both have bags of potential!

09 September 2005, 07:24 AM
11thdoor - thanks alot:)
fooxoo,rebeccak - thanks for liking it,might wanna go with the lantern idea:D
baron,beelow - yeah,thats what i thought,i'll try out some color tonite for the lantern piece
tolga - thanks mate~
artisticvision - haha,cool u have found me~thanks for dropping by,and the support meant alot,both seems to get alot of attention but i think i'll try out on the lantern idea~:)

Fahrija,calisto,pushav,codenothing,ace - great thanks alot for the comments,i'll see how thing goes with the 3rd one:)thanks again friends,more to come soon,stay tuned and have fun

09 September 2005, 07:30 AM
andi - thanks alot mate~yeah,that was just a rough sketch that too me less than 30 mins,it'll definitely comes along with details on the character if i were to futher develope it.i'll try out on the lantern piece tonite:)

johny - hey john ,thanks for the comment,i came up with a thought on the lantern concept last nite and might try it out later,both seems to be fine but i still have to decide which one to go:)on a 2nd thought,i prefer the lantern piece better~lol,anyway,i'll see how thing goes from here.thanks again

09 September 2005, 08:59 AM
Awesome! Can't wait to see how this will turn out! I especially like the sketch with the three children looking up at the scattered earth. This is going to be spectacular indeed.

09 September 2005, 10:57 AM
Hey Michael! I seem to have inexplicably missed your thread, shame on me. Great start this far, really love the last colour concept, but I also really like the idea of the lanterns as it's probably more original, if you could get the same kind of atosphere as you've got in that last sketch, then wow, it would be great!

Best of luck to you!

09 September 2005, 06:21 PM
:thumbsup: looks great! I really like your color and style.
Good luck~!

09 September 2005, 02:11 AM
Kredepops - thanks alot mate~glad u like it:)i'm still playing around with both the concept

sam - thank u very much for the comment,yeap,i'll post the lantern sketch later,i wish the same goes to u aswell:)

Naabie - thank u,i'll do my best:scream:

09 September 2005, 02:36 AM (

went back last nice and spend some hours on the color sketch on the lantern's how it turns out.i'll experiment more with the colors and play around with the mood.thanks alot guys:)

09 September 2005, 02:42 AM
I'm intrigued... It's promises to be a great pic. Best wishes :)

09 September 2005, 02:45 AM
Wow. :love:
Now that, I like a lot. In fact, seeing the "lantern" concept in color makes me like it a lot more than the "shattered earth" concept; it's more grounded in reality, yet it's also otherworldly at the same time (if that makes any sense).

09 September 2005, 04:56 AM
Now that is impressive! I like the use of color keep it up holla!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 06:59 AM
Wow very nice sketch :thumbsup: :thumbsup: The lighting is particularly spectacular :bounce:

Keep going on !

09 September 2005, 07:04 AM
Looking lovely Michael! It's got a truly magical feel to it. :)

09 September 2005, 07:17 AM
ooooOoOooh!! Go with the Lanterns! Go with the Lanterns!

I love the lanterns.

Did i say i liked the lanterns?

Lovely lovely lanterns... :)

09 September 2005, 08:28 AM
anton - thanks mate~
artisticvision - it does make sense:)thanks alot for the comments.
beelow and spacesnail - great thanks both of u.i have a few more color test on this.will post it up soon
aly and johny - thanks again buddy~i'll probably go with this concept.:)

09 September 2005, 08:34 AM (

thanks again guys,i've decided to focus and have a go with this lantern piece,have a long thought and i actually felt i like this better compare to the previous concepts:)here i've came out with a few color test.

09 September 2005, 09:22 AM
I like how the last one looks, but I don't know if the cool colors will work with what you are going for!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 09:29 AM
Hey buddy, this is looking very promising!!! I like the direction your going , but I dont know if I liked your other one better , what is the main idea for both?? like the plot! Right now I am stuggling to even do more sketches !! been working 2 jobs the last 2 weeks from 7 am till 11 pm so I have no time until next week :( alright buddy take care and I cant wait to see the progress

09 September 2005, 09:34 AM
This is really great. I love the flow of the image and the way it carries the eye through the scene.

Of your colour test, I prefer the first version probably because it is a lot warmer and seems a lot more inviting.

09 September 2005, 09:37 AM
woW!!! why is everybody in such a hurry....we have more than 2 months....

this looks soooo impressive!!!:surprised :drool: :drool: :drool:

09 September 2005, 10:13 AM
hi man!
u've done a very good progress with ur sketches. For me, the green is the best choice, while there is still some red, warm lightening in the back and here and there, which makes the best contrast to the whole green scene. Keep up the good work buddy!

09 September 2005, 10:49 AM
Wow looking good mike!

I prefer the first one although I really like the second one too.
I like the warm colors better than the cool colors in the third one although I think it does make the lantarn lights jump out more.

Keep it up!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 10:57 AM
WOW very nice sketch!!
I remember ur M&S work. you have a really good sense of lighting and coloring. This one also has a beautiful lighting. I love it a lot, and concept and composition are very interesting too.:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 12:10 PM
Good luck!) Fine colors!)

09 September 2005, 12:13 PM
yeh real nice! excellent work!

09 September 2005, 12:34 PM
damnit mike!! U are so speeding ahead !..Is ur clock damage? We got 2 months to go ..

Jealous at ur brilliant idea..First the Toilet flower ! Very sci-fi humurous piece!

then comes wif the Earth shattering..The most incredible..& i can admit der will be nothing to be so Great & depressive as looking our Living planet burst in the galaxy! What a Joyful experience! Really fit the Tittle exactly outstanding!

Too bad, u r choosing the Third one wif Latern~... U knw why i dun like ur choice!? CUZ I AM JEALOUS at ur Creative spinning head~!..Arghh..i haf to drill & grind another concept now after i check ur thread..I had spent quite a while having something similar to urs. gosh~!..

Keep it up the Chinese culture spirit! ...I will ask Zhang Er jie jie to give u a Good nite kiss tonite!

p/s: I got no comment at ur current pieces.. i want to spend my time check out other thread! Btw, u can draw a few Jumping & sporty Rabbit as tos Walkers pets or as part of the crowd. it might work out a quite spectacular scene..

Promise to return in ur post soon!

09 September 2005, 01:52 PM

combine blue and green ones.

09 September 2005, 02:53 PM
Madwomen on lanterns - good idea! :thumbsup:
Good luck !

09 September 2005, 02:55 PM
I love the lantern piece.. flying lanterns! How can you go wrong with that. :)
It reminds me of the lanterns that are drifted on rivers for people who passed away (I'm not sure what culture that's from), so it also has a sad air along with its beauty.
I would try to combine all three colors, each one has something special the other one doesn't, but not in the same place in the picture.
Good luck, not that you need it though! :D

09 September 2005, 03:06 PM
Ah yes, the laterns are looking great in colour, a lovely sense of quiet spectacular. I'd agree with aoisabaku, each colour brings something of it's own to the image, but in different places. I think the sky in the blue is lovely, but the browns of the rock face in the first are really nice, but then the green really makes the lights look inviting...

09 September 2005, 07:29 PM
They're all nice, but i think i like the first one the best. One of the things that I like about it is the hints of green in the sky that contrast with the red. Have you considerred going less monochromatic, making the sky one color and going with a different kind of hue for the froreground, maybe setting up a warm/cool thing going on? Anyhow just an idea. Looking great so far...!


09 September 2005, 07:35 PM
:eek: crikey, I thought I was watching this thread!! I've missed so much, but spectacularly suprised. Gosh amazing work! Really beautiful lighting, I like the last on best I think. Your are fantastic!

:bounce: really beautiful idea. I look forward to seeing more from you!

09 September 2005, 07:42 PM
my sister and i vote nr 3...oh and its still crappy:D

09 September 2005, 07:45 PM
Great colours and mood.I like the third one.
Good luck :)

09 September 2005, 07:53 PM
Nice Concept...

09 September 2005, 09:21 PM
I like the green one the most (seems most people stay away from green). But maybe try what walrus suggested, just to see how it turns out. keep experimenting, you've got pletny of time.

09 September 2005, 04:48 AM
wow!very impressive work.:bounce: love it a lot.

09 September 2005, 02:57 PM
Hi :)

Loving the fast-paced progress your making. I like #3, the blue/purple one best. I think it is far more fitting for the mood I think the subject matter is trying to convey. Green would come second choice. Also, maybe the lanterns would look more luminous against the blue or green. Keep up the good work.

09 September 2005, 03:20 PM
Mmm well. The first image makes me wanna look at the top lanterns, i find the colours strong but quite flat. I agree with NinjaAssassin that the second one has the better overall balance. Both as colours and movement, but I don't like greens very much. I personally like the last one. It makes my eyes move to the right corner where the most detail should be.

I think the choiche depends on where you want the eyes of the viewer to go. Keep in mind that vilolet shades are the complementary of yellow. I think this is the reason most people like the third image: there is a nicer contrast between the setting and the lanterns.

Keep up with this amazing work!

09 September 2005, 04:06 PM
personally I like the first one the best and the second one second... however, I'd also be interrested in how it would look if you combined the the sky of the second and the rocks and such of the first... i don't know, just an idea.

09 September 2005, 05:36 PM
I think the choiche depends on where you want the eyes of the viewer to go. Keep in mind that vilolet shades are the complementary of yellow. I think this is the reason most people like the third image: there is a nicer contrast between the setting and the lanterns."Keep in mind that vilolet shades are the complementary of yellow."

"I think this is the reason most people like the third image: there is a nicer contrast between the setting and the lanterns."


09 September 2005, 06:03 PM
Really nice :thumbsup:

Personally I think you should go by the second or the third choise.

Shadow Seraph
09 September 2005, 06:26 PM
personally i like the center mood pic... the left and right just seem to be a little too far off the grid with their colors. great job on your work, looks incredible.

09 September 2005, 07:26 PM
i love the middle color scheme too. It's not very monochromatic like the other ones.

09 September 2005, 08:28 PM

Dude! I'm cool :buttrock:if I could only swing my wacom as I use my tongue..... LOL

09 September 2005, 08:30 PM
hi~ they look pretty good :) good luck~

09 September 2005, 12:37 AM
You are very talented. Can't wait to see the rest of your work!

Good luck!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 03:09 AM
hi everyone and i appologised for not updating for awhile,i was away on the weekends and came back last nite,was tired to continue but still i did alil tweaking on the colors due to all the comments given.:scream:

i'll follow up with all the replies each and everyone have commented,some of u here prefered the 1st,a few opt for the 2nd and quite a number go for the 3rd and even some of u suggested to combine the 2nd and the,i'll try to play around and blend the 3 colors all together,though the overall might not turn out much difference.will go with the composition for now and i'll do the line art tonite.:)

a big thanks to everyone -beelow,matt,lync,linda,blaz,rudy,keko,nickolay,noob,dinodog,ranath,sergey,maya,sam,michael,enialadam,neb
the witch,ducklator,james,xric,ralph,xillion,butterfly,lady medusa,Shadow Seraph,bao,naabie and cyberarts.:love:everyone of u have been a great support to me:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 03:18 AM
Hi there Michael, i like all those colour mood concepts. So it really comes down to the subjects and the story you wanted to convey. What are all those lanterns about by the way?

09 September 2005, 03:46 AM
I like the moods, i think that the red and the green are your best bet right now.

09 September 2005, 03:57 AM
hie jerome~i'll post the story of what the lantern is all about soon.i'll probably post it along with the line art:)thanks alot for the comments.
star searcher - thanks mate~yeah,probably!:scream:

09 September 2005, 06:49 AM (

hie there~thanks everyone for the warm support,hers just another attemp made due to most of the comments.i tried mixing it alil bit of everything.:)i'll post more tomorrow~the day job as a 3d animator almost takes up all my time,left only at nite where i can do my stuff for the challenge.have fun everyone

09 September 2005, 07:11 AM
no worry mike..3 months to go..
Unless u r goin to challenge 3D at the same moment.

Looking really Sweet~!
err..i mean the picture..

Somehow a little bored cuz i can't find something to feed my appetite from Mike anymore~~
(U knw wat i mean here...hiak hiak hiak)

09 September 2005, 07:23 AM
hehe,i knew u would want that~hmm,perhaps not in this challenge~maybe i'll post my work that suit ur appetite in the finished work forum soon~:scream:have a few piece going but trying to fit my time to complete it~gotta bare with me man:D

09 September 2005, 08:12 AM
Nice stuff the color seem to be working very well, now that put a variety of colors. in this compo! I ready to see some more work in this one!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 08:17 AM
great coloring.nice comp too.will wait for more.

09 September 2005, 08:53 AM
Colour is working very well Michael, or rather the lighting. There's no rush with this one... :)

09 September 2005, 08:57 AM
I knew Mi See Zheng Xun wud do sumthin oriental :thumbsup: :eek: great work!

09 September 2005, 11:03 AM
looks beautifull, Michael...the colours are beautifull and the lighting is pretty! i simply love it!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 02:29 AM
beelow - thanks alot man~yeah,more of this to come soon:)

xric7 - thanks buddy~yes! as mentioned above~:scream:

aly - hey there~thanks for the comment,i'll definitely use up the entire duration of the challenge,no rush at all:)

noob - hehe,yeah,its pretty rare for me to do something oriental~probably i'm an oriental myself:Dthanks again noob~

linda - thanks alot my friend~i'd be sure to post more~:)

09 September 2005, 02:37 AM
those are awsome colors, and a great idea,
very very cool :applause:

09 September 2005, 03:37 AM (

hie everyone~here just alil update,did a character sketch last nite,will be playing more on the costume designs.later guys:)

09 September 2005, 03:39 AM
thanks alot korline~:)

09 September 2005, 03:40 AM
Gah! But the other concept was so cool!!! *Mourns loss of other concept*. :)

This one's cool, too! Good luck, sh@ke!!! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)


09 September 2005, 03:53 AM
that concept isnt lost and i wont give that up my friend,i'll squish in sometime,complete it and post it into the finishedwork gallery.will let u know when its done:)

09 September 2005, 07:04 AM
very nice sketch, those are like my favorite, you create thi very soft mood, at least that's how I see it, they are great really :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 07:24 AM
Good job, cant wait to see more. This is one of my faves so far. :D:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 07:28 AM
Cool concept Sh@ke! :)

09 September 2005, 08:12 AM
Your concepts look great, as always! I expecially like the way you draw

faces: they look so natural, relaxed ... human!
nature: simple but yet detailed.
attitude: your images always bear a feeling with them
so...keep it up!

09 September 2005, 11:05 AM
wow Michael - you have a real potent submission here. The colors are awesome and I have nothing to crit so far or to suggest. Just leaning back and enjoy your progress :)

09 September 2005, 02:25 PM
Mike..the Latern character is a beautiful piece..

haha..i hope the candle's fire dun burn the latern paper..and get her ass on fire.. U will be in trouble!

Yeah.finally the eastern beauty arrive and bring this scene more spectacular.~

09 September 2005, 04:32 PM
Beautiful concept man. I love how you've got a character in focus, and how the image tells about this spectacular ritual they're performing in the scene. I'll be watchin' closely :)

09 September 2005, 04:37 PM
Another sketch, eh? Dang I was so lovin' the lanterns Idea! But, the new sketch seems cool, good luck with it! I'll check back, Lata!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 01:55 AM
Anothe nice sketch to the sh@ke-man!:thumbsup:
I enjoy the draftsmanship.

09 September 2005, 05:05 AM
excellent sketch as usual.:thumbsup:
will wait for more.cheers.

09 September 2005, 11:06 AM
Korline - thanks alot:)

fooxoo - glad that u like itwill proceed with the sketch tonite.thanks again

enialadam - thanks,its the same as the previous,i just made a close up on the character

Xillion - wow,thank u,like the way u describe it~:scream:

Kyena - Just leaning back and enjoy your progress
yeah. thanks natasha~:D

dinodog_Jr - hehe,just cant get away with ladies in my painting~:scream:no worries,the fires are way above her arse

ahbeejieh - thank u,exactly what u have mentioned

beelow - this is the lantern idea still,just i made a character concept for the piece i'm doing now.thanks for the support buddy:D

pushav and xric - thanks both of u,i'll update tomorrow

09 September 2005, 06:37 PM
Hey, very nice work you got here so far. I'm definately digging the lanterns and the idea behind it. It feels like a folk tales or something that's been a tradition. very interesting. The journey idea seems cool too, but i'll wait for more.
well, i will keep up with your progress and goodluck. great start :thumbsup:


09 September 2005, 05:52 AM (

not much updates,went back very late last nite,thought of proceeding with the character concept but was too tired to continue~here i just tweak alil bit on the colors.will post more updates tomorrow:)thanks again.

arc80 - thank u for the support~just stay tuned

09 September 2005, 07:22 AM
very impressive!:drool: :drool: :drool: love ur color and compo.keep it coming.cheers.:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 07:41 AM (

Mike, this sketch is simply beautiful. Theres something that seems so incredibly moving about this sketch... the colors and lighting are just blowing me away. I actually like this one better than your most recent.

BTW, your pencil sketches areabsolutely beautiful as well. You have a way of capturing a scene even in its infantile stage that is so difficult to do, but you manage with ease. Even in the sketch stages, your work is some of my favorite that I have seen in cgtalk. - J

09 September 2005, 08:29 AM
really ,truelly spectaculer.great 2 see those stunning the idea.good luck.

09 September 2005, 08:37 AM
Pfiiuuuu, that's really spectacular. Love the colours and the candles lights.
Good luck in the challenge :)

09 September 2005, 08:44 AM
Mecha Hate Chimp - thank u very much for the sweet comments~for now i'd probably stick the most recent concept, however i wont give up on the the earth shatering piece either~even if i have actually made up my mind on the lantern piece,i'll still be doing the earth shatering piece,one of these will be the judge in the final and the one that left out will be submited to the finished work gallery:)
all and all,i'm still at the very early stages,i've not even came out with a story solid enough to proceed with the challenge~i'll keep this going:thumbsup:

atanu and valerio - ur comments are very much appreciated:)thank u

09 September 2005, 08:53 AM
cool concept and nice atmosphere, loved those lantern coool.... keep it up dude!...

09 September 2005, 10:45 AM
Yes sir, looking totally awesome Mike!
Everything looks great man! I just love those floating lantarns, very mysterious and beautifull.
This is gonna rock! I just know it!

I'll be back, cheers mate!

09 September 2005, 12:34 PM
it still looks amazing!! cant wait for more!!:)

09 September 2005, 02:53 PM
Hi Mike,

I like both concepts...maybe also the first one a wee bit better but that´s more a personal preference. The latern artwork on the other hand is a high potential character-concept dealing very nice with the spectacular theme.
Your painting technique and the line-drawings are awesome. :thumbsup:



09 September 2005, 06:51 PM
this is absolutely beautiful,
i loove the colors in the sky! im sure the final version is going to be gorgeous!


09 September 2005, 06:56 PM
really beautiful sketches :) i love the idea of the flying lights. do you intend to let them play some instruments? i think that would be a nice addition for the parade.

hope to see some updates soon :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 02:25 AM
digitalhadz - thanks alot mate!

Rudeone and calisto - thanks for the great support!:scream:

Fahrija - thank u for liking both the concepts,it took me quite sometime to decide which one to go.thanks again:)

Shramír - thank u and yes~thats what i'm aiming for!:scream:

Llynna - interesting idea~i'll see what i can do about it.instrument playing hasnt really come to my mind yet but i'll follow up with the sugestion of urs:)

09 September 2005, 02:31 AM (

hi guys~
couldnt update much on the challenge as i was bz wih some other stuff,got home rather late recently,spend alil time to proceed with the lineart sketch last nite and here's how it goes:)

09 September 2005, 02:43 AM
Its getting clear and much expectation been build.

09 September 2005, 05:03 AM
I am loving the line art in this one, great stuff so far, I am waiting to see how you color work will turn out, c ya, micheal!

09 September 2005, 05:57 AM
skillz, your lineart works are just great ,fun to watch, just so good

so is this when the magical village pencils have been used to record the
village history for another year and they've become too cumbersome to be used,
because all that is written with them is stored in the pencils and cause
them to grow thicker and now the village historians must take the pencils to
the two holy men , one that lives near the stormy lake , who will extract the
knowledge stored in the pencils as layers of scrolls from around them, then
making the scrolls magically resistant against fire and water, and the one
that lives on the mountain peak that will cast the spell of strenght and sharpening,
to keep the pencils' edge for the coming year and to guard them against termites ?


09 September 2005, 07:11 AM
hi buddy,realty nice work so u drawing a lot.:thumbsup:
remind me of the northern region of my country,there is a national custom that people make the big flying lanterns and also make the beautiful floatable lanterns(for floating in the river) for Lord Bhudda worship in the 12th fullmoon night every year.
will keep my eyes on it.cheers.:bounce:

09 September 2005, 07:38 AM (

i'm alil confused wether i should come back to this piece,both these concept seems to be potentially applicable to the spectacular theme,made some slight changes on the earth shattered piece .squibbit once shared some of his view to me and i thought,it was cool to apply some on it~might take away those ships and combine it with the lantern concept:)hehe,since we are all in early stages,so i'll just play alil bit.

09 September 2005, 07:45 AM
squibbit,beelow,xric - thank u:love:

squibbit - hehe i dont really get what u mean in ur reply~:scream:

xric - yeah,its base on actual fact,the fabric lanter,they light it up with helium gas and they go floating in the air for several hundred ft.thanks for the comments

09 September 2005, 07:56 AM
Michael, both concepts are cool but I think the shattered earth one is much more appropriate for the spectacular challenge. The lantern one is spectacular in his own way (depicts a wonderful event) but it's too quiet in my opinion. Spectacular has to be fast, furious, contrasty and Just like in this last sketch.

09 September 2005, 08:08 AM
yeah i agree with Xillion, the shattered earth is more appropriate for the challenge!
but i know that whichever you choose you will make it look spectacular!!i personally like both of them, and i really love the way its drawn! cheers!:applause: :D

09 September 2005, 08:12 AM
squibbit - hehe i dont really get what u mean in ur reply~:scream:

riiight, like those things they're carrying on their backs don't look like very big, short pencils?


09 September 2005, 08:39 AM
I like both ideas.. Though i think shattered earth is more spectacular. It reminds me of final fantasy VII when they try to blow up meteor and everyones watching.

I say go with "shattered earth"!

09 September 2005, 09:45 AM (

just spend a few minutes just now,sketch it down with pencils and scanned in.played around with a new composition and tried combining both the concepts together.:)

09 September 2005, 10:04 AM
wow, that´s it! what adds the spectacular thing.
combining this traditional ceremony with some eycatching sci-fi elements.
i´ve got the mood of the first sketch in mind yet. and i like the theme very much.
but it felt too peaceful than spectacular. keep going this way...

09 September 2005, 12:02 PM
Oh wow Michael, this gave me goosebumps! The conmbination of sci fi and tradition is really lovely, and also tells moe of a story, like this ceremony is to give a final farewell to the planet thats been shattered. Really can't wait to see how this comes on.

Ooh, I just noticed all the lovely detail in the building too... wow, so much to see in this!

09 September 2005, 12:07 PM
spot on! :thumbsup:

this makes for an AWESOME lighting situation.

09 September 2005, 12:11 PM
wow!love ur latest sketch!!truely spectacular!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

09 September 2005, 12:11 PM
Ah yes, very good choice Mike! :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 12:19 PM
Brilliant, looking forward to this one :)

09 September 2005, 01:37 PM
How fast you´ve established the new shot - dude, you know how to draw characters.:thumbsup:
Very good progress regarding the composition. Everything´s in there. Buildings, environments, people in the foreground and a lot of different things that can be designed....but don´t forget> the painted version (lightning,textures) has to lead the viewers eye to the important/storytelling things of the image due to the amount of stuff going on.



09 September 2005, 01:47 PM
i feel very proud of ur spectacular idea..

NO WORDS! ONLY TEARS ROLLING OUT THRU MY STUPID EYES NOW.. come wipe away the tears for me , mike....

I am really into this Sci-fi Eastern art!

(I told u..u gotta draw lady to boost up ur wildly imagination...haha)

09 September 2005, 02:31 PM
Wow, your drawings are really great. I love the concept. I love the mix of hard sci-fi and traditional asian elements. I'm looking forward to how this turns out

09 September 2005, 02:39 PM
very interesting concept and interesting mix between both. The lights promise very spectacular in this composition and perspective looks very interesting on the sketch... :wip:

09 September 2005, 08:26 PM
Your quick with that pencil! I was actually wondering if you were goign to combine the two. Now it's time to get some color into this skecth:thumbsup: .

09 September 2005, 08:50 PM
That is the one, do that one that is a definite!:bounce:

09 September 2005, 09:34 AM
comaone - thanks mate~yeah,i think ur right,i'll keep playing with the comp:)

sam - thank u for the lovely comments~

Kyena - thanks tasha~i'm still playing with the colors,or maybe i might reused the color i had in the lantern piece~i'll see how thing goes :)

xric7,rudy,Baron Impossible - thanks alot!:scream:u guys have been a great support

Fahrija - u r right~yeah,gotta focus more on the main elements,no worries,i'll be experimenting still.

dinodog - lol,haha,u've been exeggerating and thank u for the replies:)hehe,might not go with much ladies this time~:D

zpapageo,jddog - thanks alot both of u~

james - yeah,i'll post the color sketch soon,yup,since i already had the idea in my mind,putting down into sketch wouldnt take long though:)

beelow - thanks mate~haha,yeah i'd probably go with the current concept but wether to go with the sketch or not,i'm still developing and improving the composition,havent really decide the colors too

09 September 2005, 10:06 AM
I really like your sketches. Very nice composition, i look forward to seeing more! Good luck


09 September 2005, 10:25 AM (

just alil update,play around with a new composition,tilt the angle alil lower though,the colors are very roughmso bare with it :) took me 30 mintues for the scanner at home so i sketched it right away in ps
thanks again guys

09 September 2005, 10:26 AM
Sh@ke, amazing work. This is going to be so beautiful when it's finished, spectacular indeed. Wonderful work :)

09 September 2005, 10:51 AM
i am goin to spread a virus to destroy all wacom tablet drivers !
u guys watch out for dat! esp u, mike. u r the first victim!

everyone is goin back to the ancient dark days soon...

Mike...cut off ur net now..

09 September 2005, 11:20 AM
Yo Mike...great work. I love the sketch above with the women and the giant lanterns. Potent stuff! As for this last sketch, my suggestion would be to tilt the camera less and make the top vanishing lines' angle more accute as if it were a wider lens. Rock on!

09 September 2005, 12:27 PM
Hmm... The previous line sketch was amazing, but the new colour sketch, to be brutally honest, is disappointing. The colours are fine, I'm talking more about the content. Your line sketch is truly magical, epic and inspiring, one of the best compositions I've ever seen, but your colour sketch is cramped and humdrum and all that magic has been lost. Sorry to be harsh, but that's what crits are for after all :)

09 September 2005, 03:02 PM
What a cool colour concept there. I am curious to see how the whole lantern thing becomes an icon for the future.

Keep going, Mike

09 September 2005, 03:14 PM
I dont know why when we heard "spectacular" 90% of us have thought at destruction,cataclism...why isnt peace?...somth that clean ur mind when ur look at it...somth calm.! Good luck!

09 September 2005, 03:33 PM
This concept just kicks ass. ;) I don't see anything here what i can write my comment about ;). Perfect.

Good luck

09 September 2005, 03:46 PM
enialadam - thank u very much
dinodog - love ur jokes~thanks
andreasrocha - yeah,probably~i'd probably alter the angles again:)thanks alot for the comments and the suggestion:)

baron impossible - thanks alot mate~ur comments are greatly appreciated,u were right about the composition~i had that feelings too,i wanna thank u again for pointing that out and will be follow up with ur crits.i'll re sketch the version and maybe have alteration alil here and there on the problem with the crits at all,infact i'm honoured:)

jerome - thanks alot~hehe,could be~:scream:

ginoshu - thank u for the comments,hmm,its probably a mindset,most of the people would think of that on the 1st impression,yes u are right about why isnt it peace for the theme spectacular,somehow its a very subjective matter when it comes to this.for now,what i have here would seems to be destructive,but at the same time,i'm heading for peaceful elements,i hope that works out fine:)thanks again for the reply

09 September 2005, 03:54 PM
pawlack - thanks mate~its been concluded that this would be the concept and the theme that i'm heading for,however ,as a matter of how it looks,i'm still altering the composition as well as the colors.just bare with me for alil bit:)i'll do my best

09 September 2005, 04:19 PM
Beautiful colors. I love the feel of the architechture. I cant wait to see how this comes out

09 September 2005, 04:50 PM
The composition of the previous line drawing was very good! It had the right mixture between space/room and content. I´m a bit surprised you´ve changed it. I hope you give the previous composition a try. I think with the previous one you are ready to go the next step and just finish it. I agree with Simon. You nailed it allready.



09 September 2005, 05:00 PM
zpapageo - thanks but its due to change~lol,i'll keep it coming~might not be able to update tomorrow,probably on monday:)

Fahrija - no worries,it was only a sketch and yeah,i agreed with what baron said too,thats why i'm gonna change it,probably focus on the previous piece,thank u for sharing ur oppinion:)

09 September 2005, 05:49 PM

that looks really nice... lighting and angle works.. spectacular!

09 September 2005, 08:51 PM
Micheal! Good to see you here! I only knew bout the challenge few days back and I was actually really looking for your entry coz your M&S entry was great.

I think the combination of the two concept give it emotional contrast on the foreground and at the background, a spectacular event is taking place. I think the mix can only be better.

Great effort subscribing to this one.:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 12:18 AM
Interesting new sketch. I am still in love with the lanterns, Do the Lanterns man! Holla!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 03:29 AM
totally agree with Mr. Beelow on this, the other one is breath taking, and dude I'm a guy I don't say this to often
it has that magic and mood that it's hard to find :wip:

09 September 2005, 03:37 AM
WOW. very nice update. I love all your sketchs and I like the color and atmosphere in a newest one.Great job! looking forward to see more:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 05:13 PM
I pretty much agree... that last sketch is tremendous. Im specifically drawn to the angle you used... its just soo nice.

09 September 2005, 02:08 AM
Great choice of colors mate, can't wait to see your next update!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 02:40 AM
wil - thanks mate~hehe,i havent confirm which colors to go still:)

maranello55 - thank u very much dude~i hope u join the fun too~

beelow - no worries beelow~the lanterns will still be there,thanks again for the support

Korline - yeah,thank u ~i'll keep playing with the composition of the other one~the current piece seems alil too packed and cramped:scream:

keko - thank u:)more to come~

Mecha Hate Chimp - thank u mecha~i'll see how it goes,will be playing around on the composition from the sketch before this and keep this angle for future use:)

sacha - thank u my friend,welcome back!i'm looking forward to urs.:D

09 September 2005, 03:17 AM
yo, my wrist hurts looking at that, but you keep it going
my favorite is with the lamps anyway ur awsome

09 September 2005, 07:09 AM
nice job mate, i really like the angle and the used of colors. keep it up! :)

09 September 2005, 07:17 AM (

hie guys~i re sketch again the composition based on the sketch on page 13 which some of u mention about the magical feel to it and i try to remain it here.thanks again people~
korline and digitalhadz.many thanks to both of u:)

09 September 2005, 07:29 AM

that´s magical. :thumbsup:



09 September 2005, 12:34 PM
lovely.... I really like the way u r discovering that theme :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 12:43 PM annual outer space lattern fest in time for earth destruction day! I think its gonna give a funny if the strolling people knew and act normally to the day earth shatters....unless the earth debris has been floating there for centuries and then the fest takes place...hmmm..thats i think sounds reasonable.....

Anyway...just my 2 cents worth.....color it!:bounce:

09 September 2005, 10:30 PM
Now, that's hot I like that you are incorporating you old shattered planet theme with lanterns theme together, nice touch!:scream: :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 01:34 AM
fahrija - thanks mate~

blaz - thanks alot buddy!

maranello55 - hie there~thanks for the reply,
unless the earth debris has been floating there for centuries and then the fest takes place...hmmm..thats i think sounds reasonable.....
thats what its all about~hehe,its shattered,not shattering:)sorry to have u confused about the idea of this,i'll write up a story soon.probably when i post the line art.thanks again:scream:

beelow - yeah,thanks alot mate~i'll post another one soon:)

09 September 2005, 06:43 AM (

made another sketch just now~haha,gotta be really cautious when i do this as i'm working in office~a 15minutes sketch,so bare with me coz its rather rough:)thanks again guys.

09 September 2005, 07:05 AM
This one is awesome friend, I like it alote. :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 07:31 AM
Beautiful lineart Sh@ke, you have some great skills! :)

09 September 2005, 09:17 AM
Wow! That's a realy fast sketch!! Incredible point of view. This one is my favourite! :applause:

09 September 2005, 09:25 AM
What should I say. Great skills, dude.:thumbsup: the camera angle is even better than in the previous one and the architecture fits also much better.

How big is this line drawing? > has it thumbnail size? I mean how do you hide it in the office? :)

I´m really looking forward to watch the coloring/rendering process. Will be very interesting.



09 September 2005, 09:56 AM
ar LutiK - thanks alot mate~ur support are very much appreciated:)

enialadam - thank u my friend:)glad u like it

9mmParavalerium - thank u mate:scream:

Fahrija - thanks alot dude~glad u prefer this:)i might just stick to this and redraw the line art soon.yeah,it was done in the office,i did it when everyone else are bz with thier stuff,when they came to me ,i'll have to pretend and do my work,since i spend only 15min+ time,i did the scan job when they left for lunch~:Dthe size of the sketch is A4.but didnt used up the entire paper.hehe

09 September 2005, 08:36 PM
Nice One. Subscribing.

09 September 2005, 08:40 PM
this one is a lo t more spectaculare!! and the 15 minute sketch...speechless:drool: :drool:

09 September 2005, 10:29 PM
wow this is a very impressive sketch ... for me this is the best composition so far .. very nice angle :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 04:26 AM
my favorite are the lamps.
i like the depth that you create but i think the archeteture its not consistent :thumbsup:
i think you have nice detail
ill talk to you later

09 September 2005, 07:00 AM
I think this twisted camera angle fits for this shot. Ofcouse as you said, it's just a 15 min. sketch, but I think that it misses some foreground elements. Or perhaps I've just watched too much Feng Zhu's gnomon videos :D

09 September 2005, 08:31 AM
Ooh, even the sketch looks spectacular :applause: I subscribing to this as well, it's gonna turn out amazing!

09 September 2005, 12:54 PM
Great perxpective. Nice flow. Now you have a focal point in the whole composition. and nice latterns gradually pointing the way.....marvellous. :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 08:09 AM
That is truly excellent! And to think it is just a quick sketch! I wish I could do quick sketches like yours. I am really enjoying watching your progress.

09 September 2005, 11:02 PM
this is very nice drawing....i like the composition - it's open. Good luck!!

09 September 2005, 01:44 AM
h2olt - thanks alot:)

OrO - thank u,i'll definitely take my time in doing the painting

Vahn - yup,this is gonna be it:)thank u

Korline - no worries,the architechtural structure design will due to changed,thanks for the comments mate:thumbsup:

Petri.J - yup,the foreground,will definitely follow up with the crits u have fed:)thanks buddy

moonlantern - thanks aot,thats what hope too

maranello55 - thank u very much~

Lync - thank u,havent got myself to update for the time being~alil too occupied with stuff in the office,i'll work on it by the weekends.just stay tuned alright:)

asparta - yeah,thanks for the reply .i'll be watching ur entry as well.:Dgoodluck mate

09 September 2005, 02:50 AM
Mike, ur sketches & pespective imagination is really impressed me.. 15mins..My paper only goin to haf some silly scribbles!

i like how u sketch out both pieces (ya, the stairs) it gives a little Artsy..hee. It give readers a feel where is this festival towards to their tail's path of the parade.

Well, Der are alot laterns flying in the air.
Somehow we can't focus where are tos latern flyin up from. (Maybe every corners in the rural neighbourhood) So, stairs could be a good indicator to let us imagine that peoples are walking on thousands stairs to the top of the hill and let go their Latern of Bliss. Good insight.
(Maybe when u painting u can try to provide another small focal point on the mountain peak to let us knw Der is the latern gathering up der...such as ppl let their laterns off up der as the last celebration act in this parade)

09 September 2005, 04:02 AM
Cool concept, loving the sketch already.. :)

09 September 2005, 08:53 AM
Very nice, composition, loving that angle of this image, keep it up, holla!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 11:56 AM
Good luck mate

09 September 2005, 12:10 PM
Awesome stuff! Keep going, this'll be a good one to watch!

09 September 2005, 08:53 PM
that last one is great as well, but it seems that is falling to the right.. I think u should change the moon direction from right to the left... than it would be better balanced and more effective I think. keep up the great work man! :)

09 September 2005, 09:23 PM
fancy angle, damn cool composition, i guesss ready for a go!

wow, you're kicking royally butts already again, bring it on mate!

09 September 2005, 09:27 AM
love ur last update a lot.better comp.cheers.:bounce: