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09 September 2005, 07:12 PM
Archie P. Valdez is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

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09 September 2005, 07:57 PM
Good luck:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 07:35 AM
He He He nice to have you here again Archie :thumbsup:

Good luck


09 September 2005, 07:51 AM
hiya archie!!wellcooooooooooooome!!!:D

09 September 2005, 12:13 PM
Yay! Welcome to the fray Archie, great to see you here again. Best of luck!

09 September 2005, 02:16 PM
Yo archie! I'll be following this! So you'd better make a killer entry, or ill come whoop ur ass! :) Good luck!

09 September 2005, 05:32 PM
hi Archie,:twisted:
get my spam.haha..

09 September 2005, 05:34 PM
nice to see you here arch80 go0d luck to ya, holla!

09 September 2005, 05:35 PM
hey agen arc!! good luck!!!

09 September 2005, 05:46 PM
ACE - thanks bro.

SPACESNAIL - Haha, time to have fun.

CALISTO - thanks linda. i'll be looking for your thread.

ZEPYHRI - thanks Sam. I'll see you around and look for your thread.

AM7 - hahaha, i'll try me best laddy.

XRIC7 - oh no, SPAMMERS :wip:

BEELOW - thanks bud. I'll check yours too.

NOOB! - THanks homez.

thanks y'all. This is going to be fun. GOodluck to all

09 September 2005, 05:52 PM
Nice to see you in the challenge again! :) I hope to finish this time around... and I'll be dropping by often to see how your entry progress.

09 September 2005, 12:40 AM
just a quick hello!! good luck to you!

wheeeeeee! challenge time again!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

09 September 2005, 02:03 AM
AIRBORN - thanks buddy.

DUNKELGOLD - Thanks for dropping by benita. This is going to be awesome.


Okay, i think i have a good idea for this challenge. I will be posting it soon. I just need to get a good picture of it in my head. So i'll be back later on.

cheers y'all

09 September 2005, 02:47 AM
i hope this one will be pretty good. something new from me i hope. :)

09 September 2005, 01:03 PM
so we meet again ... hehe cool to see you here m8 :D

09 September 2005, 03:00 PM
yeehaaaaa!!! another one bro! Wishing you the best:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 03:12 PM
nice to see you again arc!:) Good luck for the challenge man!:bounce:

09 September 2005, 01:03 AM
SLAV - yeah, i think i'm going to do something different too.

VAHN - yup, here we go again, hehehe.

ARKINET - You better try to enter pre. Kung hindi, di kita bibigyan nang bago kong special made na kape, hehehe.

FIOLKA A - Goodluck to my friend.

Okay, don't have anything posted yet. A bit busy with me other works, but i'll post my idea (and will probably stick to just one...hopefully) this coming friday.

cheers y'all

09 September 2005, 05:15 AM (

Sup guys,

Okay, i said i was going to post something on friday, but i had a small time to do something.

This is just basically the idea the i'm leaning towards, in terms of how the town or environment would look like. The composition will definately change and the camera angle.


09 September 2005, 05:37 AM
looking good sketch.:thumbsup:
I will wait to see another composition.

09 September 2005, 04:30 PM
Looks good! I'm curious what will happen in this enviroment. :) Please post more soon!

09 September 2005, 08:06 PM
Great sketch there! Looking forward to seeing more, more, MORE!!!:beer:

Good luck bro,


09 September 2005, 08:11 PM
Nice work Archie :thumbsup:... waiting for more :bounce:
Are you hiding to draw ??? He He



09 September 2005, 08:53 PM
Ah ha! I spy a sketch! A quiet and unassuming townscape... sounds like the perfect contrast to something big and spectacular. Eagerly awaiting further development....

09 September 2005, 10:58 PM
wow, great sketch!

good luckon ure entry, arc! show the rest of us how its done.

09 September 2005, 03:26 AM
XRIC7 - stop being lazy and put something already, hehehe. I'm waiting :bounce:

AM7 - thanks bro. will be posting something soon...hopefully :D

SPACESNAIL - Thanks buddy...but whatever do you mean, my good man...hehehe

ARTJUNKIE - thanks mate. i will very very soon.

ZEPYHRI - thanks Sam...we'll see what happens. Hopefully, i get this right :banghead:

MORDALLES - Thanks bro. I will try me best.

okay, still a bit unclear on how i want the characters to look like, but i'll post something up soon to get your opinions.

cheers y'all

09 September 2005, 09:56 AM
wow!!!:surprised what a spooky really calls for something spectacular to happen!! great work archy looks so great!:bowdown:

09 September 2005, 09:59 AM
Nice sketch so far, just waiting to see more,i' ll stop by tomorraz, holla!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 10:06 AM
Hi,hi,looks nice your 1st sketch,curious what you'll come up with to make this spectacular.
All the luck and fun to you!!!

09 September 2005, 04:49 PM
HIaah my friend, I'm officialy in now!
Looking forward to see your concept becoming a masterpiece.

:) :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 11:45 PM (

Hello y'all,

Here's my concept of the creature that will be part of the piece. Trying to do it step by step this time... i think. Still trying to figure out a good composition for the whole piece.
Will update later on again.

thanks and peace out

09 September 2005, 11:51 PM
CALISTO - still trying to figure out some stuff. Might combine a scifi-fantasy kinda genre.

BEELOW - thanks homez.

OKMER - thanks for dropping by dude.

THIERRY - Nice to see you back my friend. So no 2D entry this time huh?

Okay, will be doing more sketches and what not. Right now, time is limited for me :banghead:


09 September 2005, 03:39 AM
Nice creature. Do you have a story for this concept? With the enviroment and creature I am getting curious what this could possibly be about :P . Good luck on setteling on a composition.

09 September 2005, 03:10 PM
nice design!!

09 September 2005, 03:41 PM
interesting creature,mate.:thumbsup:
will wait to see next update.cheers bro.:buttrock:

09 September 2005, 07:10 PM (

Sup peepz,

Okay, i think i got the idea for all the characters that are going to be involve in this piece. Hopefully, something in the theme of spectacular will come out of this.
This time i'm going for something a bit more whimpsical in terms of the style.

Comments, critzs, suggestion, are alwasy welcome


09 September 2005, 07:12 PM
ACE - thanks bro. I don't really have a story quite yet.

NOOBZ - thanks bro :D

XRIC7 - You lazy arse. Get back to work and post something, heehee.

Now it's time to spam your threads, hehe.


09 September 2005, 07:22 PM
nice to see you in here again! good luck (and didn't it seem like forever between this challenge?)

09 September 2005, 08:05 AM
wow mate!!realy nice update characters.:thumbsup:
let's see some more composition and concept.
cheers bro.:bounce:

09 September 2005, 09:55 AM
yo archieee love it looks stylish and manga, kinda reminds me of breath of fire dragon quarter style keep up:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 10:07 AM
waaaaaa! they look sooo great i love them!! nice sketch!!!:bowdown:

09 September 2005, 10:42 AM
cool characters ... reminds me of breath of fire and final fantasy ... nice work m8 :D

09 September 2005, 01:44 AM
BIRDYBEAR - Thanks Crystal. good to see you too.

XRIC7 - Thanks bro! I'll have an update by the end of the week.

NEBZ - Good to hear from you Bro! Yeah, that was kinda my inspiration. I want to do something more childish in terms of the style.

CALISTO - Thanks linda :love:

VAHN - thanks mate. Big fan of both games and love their styles as well :D

Okay, been busy with other works. So will try me best to update soon. Thanks for the support guys.

cheers y'all :buttrock:

09 September 2005, 02:15 AM
Hey, you posted a couple of updates since, I have last been here! Interesting concept that you have, waiting to see more!

09 September 2005, 02:21 AM
GREAT designs you have goin' on there, bro! Love your style. I'm really lookin' forward to seeing you flesh this one out. Keep goin', my man!


09 September 2005, 02:32 AM
like yours sketches very much, great job,good luck :thumbsup:
would like to see more

09 September 2005, 02:48 AM
BEELOW - thanks bro

ARTJUNKIE - thanks bro. I think i'm almost there in figuring out the final composition.

KORLINE - thanks for dropping by mate.

update coming soon. Hopefully, i stick with this composition and piece, hehe. back to work for me.


09 September 2005, 07:11 AM
Hello Archie
I've been away for too long :D What nice characters !!
Err... because I'm a lazy boy (i haven't read al the thread) will you write something about the story you're planning to draw ? Just to feed my poor little brain :D



09 September 2005, 07:21 AM
cool,i like the character design in the latest sketch,its pretty stylised almost like a rpg game character~:scream:keep it coming mate

09 September 2005, 09:17 AM
Thoose sketches look very nice arc, cool characters. :) I'm waiting for you'r final composition!

09 September 2005, 07:09 PM
Yo kabayan! Musta pakikipag-bakbakan natin dito sa challenge? :) Keep em comin tsong. Goodluck sating lahat! I'll be checking up on your progress nalang. Peace!

09 September 2005, 07:11 PM
nice characters.... good luck... I want to see more:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 07:46 PM
Cool character designs, i love the rpoportions. Hope you'll keep them around...! :-)


09 September 2005, 06:04 PM
SPACESNAIL - thanks Manu.
Basically, the little girl in the middle and the guy are siblings and the other
girl, they just bump into her and tagged along. But they all have something
in common, their great great grandfathers were lengendary warriors that
once stood to protect "the world". So even if they don't want to walk the
same path, unfortunately, they had no choice, but to take the
resposibilities, because they were "chosen" to yeild those legendary
weapons that their great great grandfather once used. So that's where the
journey starts.

Anyway, if i continue this story, i might tie it in with the Fallen Angel from my Master and Servant theme... will see :D

SH@KE - thanks for dropping by dude.

AM7 - thanks bro. been a bit busy with other works lately though :sad:

AHBEEJIEH - Salamat meng. Susubay-bayan din kita.

DUCKLATOR - thanks mate. will post something later on...hopefully

WALRUS - thanks bro! glad you like the style. I will be keeping them on.

Okay, been busy as usual, but i will try to post something by tonight. I have 2 final composition that i might do both and just enter one. One is a fight scene and the other one is the result of the fight scene. will try and post the rough.
thanks again guys for the support and comments.

cheers y'all

mr. thurner
09 September 2005, 07:12 PM
hi! i don't know u yet, but i like your trace n personages draws. Good luke here, n visit me!

09 September 2005, 08:43 PM (

hmm... i think i'm going with the fight scene. I'm not too sure if the result after the fight scene is close to the theme of the challenge... i don't know. I'm going to finish both piece anyway, just for fun, hehehe.
well, let me know what you guys think. i'll post the other idea later on. I'll work with this one for now...

cheers y'all

09 September 2005, 09:04 PM
don't see any reason why fight scene cuoldn't go with the theme,
like the depth and perspective in this one
go for it mate

09 September 2005, 10:37 PM
A lil' bit confused but dynamic. Can be better in the composition, good luck!

09 September 2005, 11:23 PM
i like the comp right now ... pretty cool with the sword so close up .. just not so sure about the shuriken girl ... maybe you could put her in some kind of crouching position on the rooftop.. in the middle of sword & string ...

gj on the angle ... keep it up m8 :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 01:24 AM
MR.THURNER - thanks for dropping by. see you soon.

KORLINE - thanks dude. Just in case i'm going to try and finish both of them (will post the other scene later)

FEERIK - thanks for dropping by mate.

VAHN - thanks bro. i'm glad you like it. The person holding the shuriken is actually going to be the guy. I tried putting him around the middle area, but it just got to busy, plus i will be having debris of the roof flying around. I'll clean it up more.

well, my apologies for posting something rough. I will be cleaning it up more. The only thing that i might change in the composition is probably the string flying around. Hopefully, it'll be more clearer when i add the debris and people, ehhehehe :argh:

thanks again guys. cheers

09 September 2005, 07:20 AM
very cool comp.I love ninja fighting.cheers bro.:thumbsup:
stop spamming and go to bed.:twisted: lol.

09 September 2005, 08:25 AM
Oh wow Archie, I LOVE those character concepts! Wow!

I like the idea (i'm guessing) of each of them having a weapon they specialise in. And i think doing the fight instead of the moment after is a good idea too, harder, but worth the effort! Can't wait to see where you go with this!

09 September 2005, 08:48 AM
hmmm... nice sketches, ang dami mo sigurong naiisip ngayon ah, good luck sau pre sana makuha mo yong gusto mong mangyari. nand2 lang ako. hehehe

09 September 2005, 10:44 AM
Hi Archie, I don't browse for a few days and there you go, great designs on your thread!
A fight scene that's sounds cool, kind of Manga style I suppose. Looking forward to see your next milstones. :thumbsup:
The perspective you've done is interesting, so I'll wait for the next updates fro seeing the characters in action.
I have a hard time finding enough free time to work on mine at the moment, Octobre will be a be a quiter month. :banghead: Hopefully.

See ya! :cool:

09 September 2005, 11:37 AM
i think the new sketch is good... but try to hint of archetecture out side the image. it will add a nice feel to... right now i think its kind of confined, i dont think an extra shadow on the roof tops there would hurt... nor would some stuff in the distant back ground... if you do choose to stick with this concept those things would touch up that image quite nicely :)

:applause: :applause:

09 September 2005, 11:44 AM
cheers! well to tell u the truth im a bit confused with the perspective. but i know youll make it look great. the sketch looks great i love it! keep em comin. ill stick arount to see what u post next! cheers!:thumbsup: :D

09 September 2005, 04:55 PM
that sketch is nice... keep pushing it

09 September 2005, 04:57 PM
I think it's a good sketch... I like the composition, it's very dynamic, I think it could work perfectly...

good luck! :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 05:34 PM
where is the update, mate

09 September 2005, 08:22 PM
XRIC7 - hahaha, i'm just warming up bro. more spamming to come :twisted:

ZEPYHRI - Thanks Sam. I will try my best. Another idea is coming out of my head actually. I will post that too. thanks again :love:

DIGITALHADZ - Salamat meng. Abangan...hehehe

THIERRY2005 - thanks my good friend. I'll still play around a bit with the comp. I'll post a more refine versions of the characters soon.

SLAV - Bro, thanks for the suggestion. You're a genius :thumbsup: I'm going to make it a horizontal shot this time. I think that should give a nice introduction to the architecturings and the enviroment.

CALISTO - heehee, it's actually a very simple perspective. Hopefully it'll be more clear when i clean it up and change the composition a bit. Thanks Linda :love:

W!L - thanks bro!

ELMASFEO - Gracias amigo! and thanks for stopping by.

KORLINE - yeah, yeah, update will be coming very soon...maybe by this weekend...i think :p

Thanks again for the support and great advices. I really do appreciate it a lot. will be updating soon.

cheers y'all

09 September 2005, 04:26 PM
Musta progress natin pre? Ganda ng sketch mo. Fight scene na ba bubuoin mo? Astig yun. Hintayin namin yung isa mong idea! :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 12:45 AM
weeeeeeeeee flying by to spam a bit! hahaha, took me long enough mate, best of luck and best wishes bro, great concepts so far yet! love the fancy perspectrive and cool and great characterdesigns again, as always! keep on rockin bro and gald to be on another wild trip together with u! go go go Archie!:thumbsup: :bounce: :beer:

09 September 2005, 01:14 AM
yo, brother, the weekend is over, and nothing new, whats up :twisted:

09 September 2005, 05:54 AM
just checking on you :twisted:

09 September 2005, 03:58 PM
nice line bro... i hope i can make something this weekend:) , twas a crazy week last week.

09 September 2005, 04:56 AM
good to see you again, just stopped by to wish you luck. i'll comment later.

09 September 2005, 01:27 AM
Jippie, weekend is here, looking forward what you come up with, burn em sum hot pixels crazy bro!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

09 September 2005, 05:04 AM
just stop by tosee whats up, cheers man :)

09 September 2005, 06:01 AM
da da da dan... a castle (may be jap) in the distance might help?
interesting charaacters.

uy kamusta pala. ILL BE BACK!

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09 September 2005, 06:18 AM
There seems to be a lot of comments on your thread, but it never hurts to have one more :)
I'll try to give more feedback later on, but now im just wishing you good luck with your pic!

09 September 2005, 08:44 AM
Hi Archie, I guess you've been busy on other works this week , just like me hehe.
So maybe we'll see an update or a new idea this weekend.
I'll start my work on the creature now, and hope to get something to show soon.

Will get back for more spaming on your thread :scream: !
HAve a great weekend :beer:

09 September 2005, 04:40 AM
AHBEEJIEH - Salamat meng. Yeah, i think i will end up with something like that, but we'll see.

THE1ST_ANGEL - Thanks crazy bro! I'm feeling a lot better now and i'm pretty much back for more crazinest, hahaha.

KORLINE - Thanks bro. I'm putting up the other composition right about now :D

BIRDYBEAR - Thanks Crystal :love:

ARKINET - Salamat pre. Nasan yung entry mo meng :argh:

JUGERAS - Oy, naka sali narin sya. Good to see around again pre!

FALCOR - Thanks for dropping by bro. Hope to see you again :thumbsup:

THIERRY2005 - Hehe, i wasn't really busy. I wrist was hurting a lot so i couldn't do a handy work, but i'm feeling okay now. It was a good break for me hands, heehee.

Thanks y'all for the continuous support and comments. I'm really greatful and i will do the same thing. I guess i'm back, hehehe.... time to spam your threads :twisted:

09 September 2005, 04:56 AM (

Okay, i guess i'm back to working on this. My wrist got a good rest. Still don't have a lot of time though, but i manage to kinda mess with the composition and the placements of the characters.

So let me know what you guys think, while i mess with it some more, hehe.


09 September 2005, 05:14 AM
yo whass up,
finally something,hmm, you see that's cool idea and angle,
don't use to much color in the begining,
cheers dude :buttrock:

09 September 2005, 08:45 AM
hey buddy,nice update.:thumbsup: cool the pose of ninguy on the castle a lot.
waiting to see custume design.cheers bro.:bounce:

09 September 2005, 01:21 PM
Hi Archie thats a dynamic concept sketch,,wonder whats comming up..awaiting for more updates on this one) Best of luck pal!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 01:58 AM
Musta pre? Nakapag-upd8 kana pala. This is definitely a better angle man. mala-prince of persia style with the aerial-rooftop view. Wish I could see more emphasis next on what the characters might look like. Keep at it! :)

09 September 2005, 02:24 AM
heheh rather spectacular roofvisions. hope your wrist behaves mate! wanna see ya paint this up! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: lol, keep up the great work!

09 September 2005, 08:52 PM
KORLINE - Thanks bro!!! I usually work like that. I don't like using colours at the beginning stage (just in case i decided to change the topic or scene, hehehe).

XRIC7 - Thanks a lot buddy. The costume will be coming soon. I'm going to start putting the basic colours :D

DONSAM - thanks for dropping by dude.

AHBEEJIEH - Salamat pre. Hindi ko masyadong nalaro yung game nayun. Pero i like it a lot when i was playing it. Baka palitan ko nang konte ulit.... abangan, hehe.

SACHA - wa sup bro. thanks for dropping by. I hope my wrist behaves too :argh: If not, then i'm screwed big time :cry:

Okay, i'm seeing a lot of fight scenes in the challenge lately. I'm really thinking of going in another direction with this one... and maybe even change the topic...i don't know... we have 2 more months right, hehehe.

thanks y'all and really appreciate all the support and critzs. back to work i guess. I'll drop by the threads later on tonight.


09 September 2005, 01:39 AM (

Wa up peepz,

Here's another idea that i've been playing with (sorry for it is very rough).
It's definately at lot more peaceful and calm than the fight scene. Same characters, just different scene.
Here they wondered through the forest and discovered an ancient ruin, maybe a place of worship or something mystical...i don't know (yes, i'm sorry again for posting something really rough. I don't want to end up like the last challenge where i was almost done with the first concept and decided to do another one, hehe).
Critzs and advice are definately welcome.

cheers y'all

09 September 2005, 04:34 AM
the 2nd last sketch looks more dynamic angle wise,play around with that and i'm sure things will turn out spectacularly great!keep it coming:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 07:27 PM (

Okay, here's another composition of the second piece. I just pretty much extended it and made it a vertical comp.
I think i'm leaning towards this idea. I kind of like the more peaceful, calm, and non violence concept...and the more archiological discovery sort of, hehehe.
well, let me know what you guys think.

SH@KE - thanks for stopping by bro. Hopefully i can pull off something "spectacular" :)


09 September 2005, 08:20 AM
looks cool ... altough you can see into their noses from down there :p :D

maybe you can make some kind of oldschool painting on the domes ceiling :shrug::)

09 September 2005, 08:37 AM
I like this idea better man. And the view's pretty spectacular with them under this great structure that they found. Dami ng nag-conceptualize about discovering huge things in this contest before, pero asteeg perspective mo, unique. I like how you're maintaining the focus on characters who are actually gonna be your main audience for that spectacular thing in your pic. Keep pushing pre!

09 September 2005, 12:39 PM
its got its advantages. i think a sense of awe is a great - like seeing the interior of the st peters cathedral - or sistine chapel. but lay-out wise i think it should be wider to showcase more...

kita kits uli

09 September 2005, 02:43 PM
Hey arc!

Speed up! I know your talent man! Cant wait to see how it is gonna get.
String, Shuriken ??? What a mix! The calm scene is better, much better.
Shurikens flyng are spectacular, but to make a calm scene spectacular is even better.

Keep in touch, will track it bro.

I am doing a 3D short movie now, no time for challenges now.

See ya,

09 September 2005, 04:53 PM
Hey Archie, the concept is coming along nicely. Good to see you taking a calmer approach to it, i think a quiet spectacular scene will really stand out amongst all the action shots. But, having said that, it is much harder to achieve. You have to ask yourself what in this image makes it spectacular? I like the composition, but beyond a couple of kids staring at a broken old dome, I'm not sure what there is that's spectacular about it. It's no reflection on your talent though archie, I love your stuff... just trying to see it from the judges' perspective. Maybe the idea of having some action in an old painting on the underside of the dome might not be a bad idea, though. I shall keep tuned to see where you take this!

09 September 2005, 09:11 PM
VAHN - Thanks bro! i might even add boogers coming out of their noses, hehehe :argh:

AHBEEJIEH - Salamat meng. I'm glad you like it. Yeah, i think i'm going with this one, but i'm changing the shot a bit. Lagay ko mamayang gabi, hehe.

JUGERAS - Thanks pare. I am going to do a wider view. Almost close to a panoramic shot actually eh. Tignan natin kung gagana yun :D

DJAMPA - Good to hear from you man. Let me know how your 3D movie is coming along and thanks for the support. Hope you'll have time next time to join in for more crazy fun. I'll do my best to make something out of this, hehehe.

SAM - thanks for the really nice advice and insights. i will definately keep that in mind. Actually while i was reading your critzs, i'm actually going to try and put a more deeper story to it, besides trying to design the architecturing to somewhat look "spectacular". I will try and make it a more dramatic sort of scene and hopefully it will make sense.

Thanks again guys. I really appreciate everything. Hopefully i don't disappoint the people who's following this lazy arse thread, hahaha. Will be back tonight to spam your threads and hopefully an update from me.


09 September 2005, 10:27 PM
hey man,
i think even mellow things can be spectacular, like the dramatic angle that you've here,
with this composition, you can have all kinds of dramatic lightning, like during the storm, a lot of contrast you know the clouds are really dark, but the sunlight is really bright, something like that, :D
keep it up dude :thumbsup: :twisted:

09 September 2005, 12:27 AM
hey man i really dig this new update. it really sings to me. keep it up ..

09 September 2005, 02:29 AM
KORLINE - Thanks bro! I will try me best to make it work. Holla from NY :D

SLAV - and what's its singing to you...hehehe. Thanks bro, that really means a lot.

Okay, here's an update. Hope you like em, because i think i'm sticking with this idea.


09 September 2005, 02:38 AM (

Here's what i'm going for now. It's still the same storyline, about the sword, string, and shuriken.

In this scene, he ended up giving up his own life to do the right thing, not save the world (but he ended up doing it), just to somehow do the right thing.

The bad side is, he had to brake his promise of not leaving his sister and the girl who he fell in love with.

So that's the scene. Hope you like it. Let me know.


mr. thurner
09 September 2005, 03:13 AM
:buttrock:nice perspective! i like it!

09 September 2005, 05:24 AM
my bad for the absence dude just been tryin to find reference for my entries. It suck ass trying to find stuff. I still have to get reference for some poses that i need, I am liking the last comp good stuff, will drop by lata, holla!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 05:45 AM
hey bro ,
I see you putting some color in that,
how is the wrist, now that sucks,try not to hurt again unless you want to learn to draw with the other hand,
I think that's a pretty interesting comp with the nice angle, all depends what you gonna do with it,
cheers mate :twisted:
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 08:12 AM
[subscribed] Tagisan ng galing to. Goodluck to you Arc.

09 September 2005, 12:11 AM
Mr. THURNER - thanks mate. I'm glad you like it.

BEELOW - No worries homez. I think everyone is busy with their pieces, plus most of us do have other works to commit too, hehehe (i wish i could just focus on the challenge... :sad: )

KORLINE - Thanks bro! my wrist is doing okay. Just can't overdo it. Besides, i do know how to draw and paint with my other hand :D I think one of my prof in art school made us practice and from their, i've been practicing on and off, hehe.

RONGEN - Uy, salamat meng. i'll try me best naman. Subaybayan din kita (actually lahat nang noypi, hehe).

Okay, i'm going to try and submit an update by the end of the week. Thanks to everyone again and for your vote of confidence and helpful insights.

cheers y'all

09 September 2005, 12:30 AM
just came to spam a bit more :p dramatic story crazy bro, and a kick ass cool angle. can't wait to see ya paint this to life my friend, so start your nitros! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 03:20 AM
hey bro, just checking in,
nothing new yet, whatsup, ok I'll wait
peace :twisted:

09 September 2005, 03:37 AM (

Okay, i'm still not use to doing line art digitally, but i'm submitting it for the line art milestone just to get it over with so i can go to colours, WOOHOO!!!
(plus i'm just too lazy and don't have much time to do it traditionally :P )

The design is not set in stone, so it'll definately have some changes when i do the colours.

Anyway, who needs sleep when you have coffee right, heehee.


09 September 2005, 04:21 AM
I see finelly we've got something, cool :twisted:
no slacking of man,
seriosly I think you can do a lot of damge, with the figures/ statues, maybe ease a bit on perspective, and concentrate on the light, not sur just thinking here, and belive me it's hard lately :banghead: :banghead:
peace bro :twisted:

09 September 2005, 08:49 PM
SACHA - Thanks bro! I think i'll stick with this one......hopefully (unless my head thinks of another idea :D ) I'll be dropping by soon for more spamming :twisted:

KORLINE - Stop double posting... hehe, just kidding. Thanks for the support and suggestions. I kind of don't mind the perspective and hopefully it won't look to dynamic when i start colouring it and adding the characters and what not, ehhehehe. We shall see :argh:

Okay, it's the weekend and i think i can put more time to this. So i'll be doing some colours and post some more progress. Thanks guys.


09 September 2005, 09:03 PM
Hello my friend! very good angle and perspective! i wan't to see more! so ...ARBEIT!!!:scream: ...bonne chance and see you on your thread later:) cheeeeeeeeeeers

10 October 2005, 05:29 AM (

Just the basic colour. I'm leaning towards the night time scene. I did a day time scene, but it just looks too damn simple (which i did not post btw).

I'm actually working on the night sky right now. Hopefully it'll look interesting when i'm done with the sky.

Let me know your thoughts.


10 October 2005, 05:39 AM
I see you up and running, well that's nice,
still think is to steep, but I'll shut up and wait
go for it :shrug: :scream:

10 October 2005, 07:42 AM
HI Archie, aaah finally a new sketch, great! What a perspective, it's very promising. I think the night sky will be more spectacular, so good choice IMO there.

Are your characters going to have some action poses on this BG?

Keep it up my friend! :bounce: :bounce:

10 October 2005, 03:37 PM
Musta dude? Dami nating updates a :P Tsong, ang lungkot naman nung istorya mo. Ang sakit sa puso :scream: So I guess yung spectacular dito ay yung sacrifice at ultimate sorrow na poportray mo sa pic no? Suggestion ko, intensify mo mga emotions nato sa colour scheme mo pre. Dig deep for this one. And I dont know how you're gonna do that... Which makes this one really interesting for me. Pretty hard situation to interpret pare.

Comment ko lang: it's too sad lang talaga tsong. Daming nagpapakamatay sa pagibig kahit give up na nila honor nila (Paris and Helen) Pero yung sayo, gusto iwan pagibig, para lang sa honor. Nawala pagka-driver, sweet lover mo pare :) I'm really interested at how you're gonna develop this one though.

10 October 2005, 10:14 PM
I like the concept, but maybe you could show a little more emotion from the other two. Seems like the story depends on words more then the actual pciture now. Keep the updates coming, and I prefer the night scene better too.

10 October 2005, 11:01 PM
hey dude I'm not double posting, just try to check on your work :wip:
cheers :twisted:

10 October 2005, 06:31 PM
FIOLKA A. - Thanks my friend. Glad to hear from you :D

KORLINE - Thanks bro :thumbsup: I'm hoping the perspective would work, but if it doesn't then i might just go back to my original idea or think of some back up plan, hehehe.

THIERRY - Thanks my friend. I'm glad to hear from you and good that you agree about the night scene. will post more update soon :p

AHBEEJIEH - Salamat meng. I know malungkot nga yung storia ko, pero wala pa akong nakikitang handling yung more na parang tragic hero story ang dating. Hopefully maintindihan nyo at mag mukang spectacular pag tapos na, hehehe. I'm trying to deepen the story telling. We'll see if it works :argh:

ACE - Thanks for dropping by bro. Yeah, right now, those scribbles are just for placement purpose. I'm actually going to rely more on facial expressions and maybe some subtle gestures for them. Thanks for reminding me about it :D

Thanks again guys. I'm a little busy with my other works at the moment. I will drop by your threads later on this week and spam you with critzs :twisted:
I'll try and post an update by the end of the week. See you guys later.


10 October 2005, 08:59 PM
hey man... nice base coloring.... I can't say nothing yet.. keep it up!! I'll wait for new updates...:thumbsup:

THE Wizard
10 October 2005, 09:54 PM
Hey Archi, whats up bro?! Nice... You've enterd a new chalange - GOOD LUCK!!

Nice concept but i know it may be to early for this kind of comment, but be careful that the color tones dont become toooo monotone - if u know what I mean... :)

read ya later....

10 October 2005, 07:17 PM (

Wa up peepz,

Okay, i think i'm pretty much done with the sky. My idea for the sky is to somehow show another stellar universe revealing itself.
I'm working on the architecturing next then the characters and how i'm going to light the interiors.

Well, critzs, comments, and suggestions are always welcome :)


10 October 2005, 07:19 PM
DUCKALATOR - Hey, thanks man. I'll see you around.

THE WIZARD - Whoa... look who's alive :eek: Hey, you didn't get to finish your M&S entry, what's up with that :p Anyway, thanks for the early warning about the monotone and it's nice to hear from you bro! I hope you have time to enter and see you around :D

Be back again for more updates.

10 October 2005, 07:32 PM
Helo,, i loved your m and s entry.... theidea was greatness. This looks pretty dham cool right now.. angles nice and loved the characters. keep it up bro!:thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 07:32 PM
very nice sky. keep on rocking! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

THE Wizard
10 October 2005, 08:16 PM
Hey Im glad u remember me...:) Yeah M&S is left unfinished 'couse i did some character design (and btw still am doing it) for one RPG game that's developing here (in my country)... So I'm not quite sure that I'll be able to enter this challange (i don't want to start and not finish it again :) But anyhow I'm here to keep my eye on some good folks, and to make sure u win this one .... Hehehe ...


10 October 2005, 08:31 PM
W!L - Thanks for the support mate. I really appreciate it a lot. Me try me best to finish strong this time :argh:

SACHA - Thanks crazy bro! more to come :twisted:

WIZARD - Of course i remember bro. Too bad, you can't join another crazy fun, hehe. That robot design still looks awesome. Congrats on the gig bro and i hope to see the game one of these days. Thanks for the support and keep in touch :thumbsup:

Okay, back to the digital drawing board, hehe. i will post a detail version of the sky and also include the progress for the achitecturing later on.

cheers and thanks to all

10 October 2005, 07:15 PM
hi buddy,interesting new the ant's eye view a lot.:thumbsup: realy want to see the characters.:drool: don't be lazy.:twisted: let's see it.cheers bros.:bounce:

10 October 2005, 01:06 PM
I can see you've been busy (good boy!). I've always liked frog-perspective compositions, and this looks very promising. It suits the theme of you'r picture aswell.. to show the suprise of character faces, aswell as the large scale of the ruins.

I'm not to sure if a nightscene would work best though - perhaps it would look to monocrome, though are you planning to have some warmer colors reflect on the characters (like from a torch or sth they are carrying?)

Keep it up man! It looks like you have alot of details to paint. :)

10 October 2005, 04:57 AM
XRIC7 - Thanks buddy. Just like you, i am busy with other works. So i will try me best to post some character designs and final design for the characters. See you soon my friend.

AM7 - Hehe, yes, i've been trying to update (unlike someone i know of :argh: ) I tried the day scene earlier, but i didn't like how the whole lighting was working and the mood of it. So i'll try the nightscene and see if i can work with this one. I'll be careful with the monochromatic issue and try to avoid it. The characters will have a warmer colours of clothing anyway, plus i'll brighten the walls a bit. Thanks for the support and advice bro.
Yes, i do love to do details, hehehe.

cheers guys. will post an update soon.

10 October 2005, 07:21 AM
what's up man,
sky looks very nice, see how you gonna blend this whole thing together,
I'll check tomorrow, cause I'm dead tired :)
later bro :D

10 October 2005, 09:58 PM
KORLINE - thanks bro. Right now, i'm freakin busy with other works, plus we just moved to a new house. So can't really work on anything at the moment until we finish settling in.
I will be back next week and post something new and drop by yours and others.

I think i'm going to do a few changes with the sky and experiment with it more. Hopefully i finish this entry (1 and half months left)...just way too damn busy these days :banghead:


10 October 2005, 08:52 AM
yo archie ..

looking good so far ...hehe this perspective would be too hard to do for me :D
Im curious how you'll place characters and light ... so far the nighttime scene looks great:thumbsup:

i moved aswell last weekend .. its strange to be in a new place .. i just gotta find time to work now :)

ill check back here later .. cya m8

10 October 2005, 08:46 AM
Hi Archie, good stuff for you your so busy these days and sorry about the implications for the challenge. Hope you'll finish your pic anyway in time and like you want it to be! Nice progress on the sky. :thumbsup:

I came back from my little travel in France and I'm back to work on the texturing. Man this pic is taking ages to do. 3D in itself is quite a challenge!

I will come back to check your next updates.
all the best my friend!:beer:

10 October 2005, 06:30 AM
hehe...i'm back!how about ur another projects.:deal: good luck anyway,buddy.
just stop for little spamming.:twisted: cool sky painting.i love the comp too.
still wait for ur characters.keep going.cheers bros.:bounce: :thumbsup: :buttrock:

10 October 2005, 05:42 PM
man if i run your newest work down i am sorry, but i think you took this image in the wrong direction with the last few updates.

that one is the best one when it comes to composition. the current update is very flat and doesnt really stand out at all. there is little movement and no dynamic flow from normal perspective to morphed perspective.

but yea i dont like the new :(

10 October 2005, 03:02 AM
VAHN - i see we're in the same boat, hehe. It's kinda annoying but it must be done, you know. We're still working on the house and it's a pain. Anyway, thanks for dropping by, i think i'm officially back to business with this entry.

THIERRY - Thanks my friend. Sorry for the lack of updates at my end. I think i'm back and will be posting something new, hehehe.

THITIPON - Thanks bro. I'm glad you like it, but i have a new composition at work. will post it soon.

SLAV - I'm very respectfull of your honesty and i definately agree with you. I haven't seen this piece for awhile now and i just recently saw it with a fresh eyes and HATE IT :banghead:
So i will be changing it and twicking the composition. Hopefully, the new one i had in mind will look better.

I've been thinking of a new composition even before SLAV made his critzs (thanks again buddy). I will be posting it soon.

cheers y'all and thanks

10 October 2005, 04:29 AM (

Okay, i'm back to working on my entry. Still have a lot of other works, but i really want start working on this one again.

So here is the finalize version of the characters in line drawings. The colour will be next and i will post the new composition with it as well.
I think this time i have a clearer idea of how i really want to do it. So it's time to catch up, hehe


10 October 2005, 03:07 AM
Wazup tsong? Long time no post tulad ko a... Busy rin e. Pero hahataw narin ako. Astig style mo a. It's not really anime, it looks somewhat original the way your characters look. I love how the guy looks. The girl in the middle looks too simplistic. The chick on the left's ok. Keep 'em comin' pare.

10 October 2005, 05:45 PM
just noticed ur great characters and must stopped here to say that! :) keep up with the good work man! I'll stop here more often now.

10 October 2005, 05:57 AM
hey man,
just waiting for something new,
later :D

10 October 2005, 07:12 AM
AHBEEJIEH - Salamat pre! If you dig this style then magugustuhan mo yung projecto na ginagawa ko ngayon (hindi para sa challenge of course). Meng, talagang busy ako ngayon eh, pero hahabol tayo, hehehe. So ni ready ko na yung coffee maker ko :bounce:

NinjaASSN - Thanks for dropping by dude. I was a big follower of your M&S entry. Your new one looks tight as well. We'll drop by since i have more time now :D

KORLINE - Hehe, nice to hear from you. I'm about to post an update. hold on

Okay, i will be adding more details on the characters once i get their basic colouring out (which i'll be posting in a few mins). Well, i'll just post it and see what you guys think, be back in a few.

cheers and thanks again

10 October 2005, 07:16 AM (

Okay, here's the basic colouring for the characters and the composition that i will be going for (thanks to SLAV's added advice). I did change the sky and made it daytime instead of night time. This definately pops up the contrast (thanks to the people who gave me advice on that too).

Let me know what you guys think. Critzs, comments, suggestions are definately welcome.

cheers y'all

10 October 2005, 07:52 PM
Hey, Archie, good to see you back and finding a little more time to work on this. I like the more contrasting version of your background. I'm not sure where in the scene the sword-girl in blue will go, just be careful not to lose her on that blue sky! ...Well, you'll get to see how it all comes together once you have the characters in there. Good luck!


10 October 2005, 02:29 AM
man this is going to be soo awesome!!! i wonder if you would want to streach it down all the way to the ground... and have like a off the floor bird/ant eye prespective... that would be soo cool i could just see it in my head but damn... i could definatly see this doing well if you pull it off :D

10 October 2005, 05:27 AM
hey spammer lord:twisted: ,realy nice character the shuriken guy a lot.:bounce:
anyway,for me the sky with the stars is better mood.will wait to see how u manage the characters with the scene.cheers bro.:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 09:58 PM
WALRUS - Thanks bro. I will keep that in mind. I actually thinking of changing the colour of her outfit, but will see what happens.

SLAV - Ah so NIBBLES approved of this, hehehe. You gave another great idea. I am trying out adding the floor. I'm just thinking of what scene to use now. Thanks again bro.

XRIC7 - Thanks bro. Yeah, i did like that starry sky, but it did ruined the contrast of the piece, but i'll see if i can create a more enchanting sky by combining that idea.

thanks again guys. I will be posting an update this weekend. I'm just thinking what kind of scene would fit with this composition. The dying part or back to the fight scene...

cheers y'all

10 October 2005, 01:37 AM
very cute character designs mate!

Now a thought on the light: daylight environments usually give a too hard contrast to it for my taste usually, excet you play around with strong athmospheric lightfx. dusk or dawn offer the favours of both, dimmed light that supors lightfx and also a big palette of colorrange, and you still can slightly show some stars ;)

just my taste of course, now keep up the great work and burn up those pixels crazy bro, go go go, rock em all! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

10 October 2005, 03:38 AM
The characters are great:thumbsup: . Hope to see how you will fit them into the scene. Keep those updates coming.

10 October 2005, 01:31 PM
ANGEL - Thanks bro and thanks for the suggestion. I'll see if i can pull off something in that sense, hehehe.

ACE - Thanks bro. How come i haven't seen an update from your end huh :p

Okay, i will come back tonight to post an update. Need to do some other works first.


10 October 2005, 05:15 PM (

Okay, well, i guess the update is early (took a little break, hehe). So here it is.
Still trying to figure out the placement for the characters, but i kinda like where they are right now... i don't... i'll play around more with it (it's very rough by the way).
The sky is pretty much done and working my way to the trees and a small waterfall. I also laid down the basic texture for some area of the stone ruins and yes, i did add the floor which i'm liking right now (thanks NIBBLES, hehe).

Critz, comments, advice are always welcome.

cheers and be back again maybe tonight for more update :)

10 October 2005, 07:56 PM
Wazup Arc80? :) Napapanay update natin a :P Ayos yan pare, ng matapos nato! Suggestions ko? You've got 3 characters right? Try playing with a pyramid layout for them. That'll create a pretty strong movement in the picture. 3's a magic number. I dont know how you're gonna do that though. Perhaps put one of them flying in the air or something. And would you consider playing with a bit of a color-filtered lens effect, kalimutan ko yung tawag sa ganun... Yung parang medyo monotone effect bayun? Yung meron kang main pallete for most of the elements... Para ma-emphaisize pa lalo yung atmosphere nung pic. Yan lang muna sa ngayon pre... Keep scratchin' on that Wacom tsong! :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 10:51 PM
good job on the coulds. :) nothing to do now but sit back enjoy and drink some :beer:

10 October 2005, 12:01 AM
ACE - Thanks bro. How come i haven't seen an update from your end huh :p

:D We'll see about an update. I'll have to work fast with only part of a model modeled out:P .

Nice comp. I think the blue girl needs to show a bit more emotion, like the green girl; of course this is only a small layout, but the silhouettte doesn't read much emotion. Are you going to be doing any transparency effects or shine a light on the guy to show he is ascending? Nice start on the rock texture. Keep those updates coming:thumbsup: (maybe it will encourse me to update:argh: ).

10 October 2005, 06:44 AM
AHBEEJIEH - Salamat sa advice meng. Tawag don ata PHOTO FILTER. I always use it in the end. But about the pyramid placement for the characters, i'm not sure that would work well with the over all comp pre :argh: It'll be too distractive dahil consider mo pa yung vfx na gagamitin ko, hehehe. Subukan kong paglaroan :D

SLAV - thanks bro!!! A lot more works to be done...oy

ACE - thanks dude. Yeah, once i clean it, hopefully it'll be a bit more readable. She's suppose to not really show a lot of emotions, but you'll see her letting go of her sword. I need her to be seen less emotional volmurable than the guys sister.

Well, more works to be done and will update again soon. Thanks to all and very greatfull for your support.


10 October 2005, 04:05 PM
Youre composition is pulling my eye towards the top part of the structure. Im totally missing the characters. Which looked cute in your previous picture.

Good luck with your piece! :thumbsup: Carry on!

11 November 2005, 12:02 AM
great work on the roxdetails, cluds still are a slight bit overbright and drag too much attention to allow later lightfx takin effect but who sais its lalalalala, mhph. sain' nuttin', xept cool progress - unleash your backburners mate, wanna see your next moves :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

11 November 2005, 07:27 PM (

Just some minor works. Started working on how the ruin would look like. I'm also working on the small waterfall and the area around it. I will finish that tonight. Then move on to the architecturing.

Well, it's not much right now. Just trying to find time to work on it.


11 November 2005, 07:32 PM
FALCOR - Thanks mate. Hopefully when i detailed the ruin and the characters, that shouldn't be a problem. I know right now it's pulling the viewers eyes right on the circle. I will keep that in mind.

ANGEL - Thanks bro. You know what, i will do another run for the clouds. I'll try the sunset idea that you mentioned. Will see how that goes. I do agree that it is a bit bright at the moment and might affect the light fx later on, so i will run a more dramatic lighting with the next update. Thanks again crazy bro :bowdown:

Okay, time to check on your stuff peepz.

11 November 2005, 10:04 PM (

Stary Night (will add more stars of course)

Let me know what you guys think. Oh yeah, ignore the water fall right now and the architecturing.


11 November 2005, 09:11 AM
I think the sunrise effect will put a nice glow to the rocky architecture like in your sample. On the other hand, you can play with some nice lighting sources if you go for the nighttime approach. I'm with the sunrise effect though. By the way tsong, yung mga characters mo ba magaaway sa scene?

11 November 2005, 09:15 AM
HI Archie, so you're back on the daylight mood, hehe, or maybe still hesitating. I kind of like the stary BG, but you might need to add some lighting on the floor in order to see the characters well enough,(face expressions etc). It's up to you... Just one smal crit , it feels that the circle at the top is missing some perspective in it, cause the rest of the picture is very distorted by the fisheye effect and that circle is almost perfect:D.

Glad to see you have more time for the challenge now. Will be back to see your progress on this my friend! Seeya

11 November 2005, 04:18 PM
Hey Archie! Sorry for my lack of being here lately, artistic crisis on my own piece! Anyhoo, my troubles aside, this is coming on nicely. I personally like the night sky idea, but you'd need to darken it down quite a bit to get that night-time feeling to the piece, then, as Theirry suggested, add some uplighting or another light source to the bottom so you can still see the characters.

If you do go for the sunset/rise, I would make the colour less 'mucky' go for pure yellows and oranges. I'll be very curious to see how you're bringing in the three characters and adding the narrative to the piece. Keep up the good work!

11 November 2005, 08:04 PM
AHBEEJIEH - thanks sa insight mo pre! I am leaning towards night sky now. I think it's the best for the scene that i will be making. Oh and hindi sila mag aaway. I'm going for the whole drama thing, hehehe.

THIERRY - Nice to hear from you my friend. thanks for the insights too. Yeah, i think night sky will be the best solution and i was hesitating for a while cause i couldn't figure out what's the best environment for the scene that i'm going for. Oh and that circle, hehe, i'm taking that off actually. It's too much of a focus grabber. Keep up the good work on your end mate :thumbsup:

SAM - Hey, you're back. That's Awesome. Thanks for the advice and no need to apologize. All good and just glad you are back, heehee. Will drop off your thread to see some new update. see you there.

Thanks guys. I've decided to go with the night sky and just go with the flow on that and see how it will turn out.


11 November 2005, 08:15 PM (

Well, no more hesitating. I'm going with the night sky. I think it's the best for the scene that i will be making. I took off the circular part of the architecturing. It was too much distraction in terms of focal point. I started working on the waterfall and will finish it hopefully by the end of the day.
I will post some details soon.

Critzs, comments, advice are always welcome

thanks to all and see you later

11 November 2005, 10:59 PM
just a quick suggestion. make the sky towards the horizon lighter. and get rid of some clouds down there. i think that will help you illustrate vastness. :lightbulb:

:beer: cheers

11 November 2005, 11:59 PM
THanks SLAV for the suggestion. Will post another update soon with the character placements. I have two ideas for that too. Be back again.
(btw: your website looks tight bro. I like the works that are up there. Keep it up)


11 November 2005, 04:55 AM (

Okay, this is me last update until the weekend comes :) I started placing the characters. The two girls have a very simple gesture.

I'm trying to really show that they are still warriors, strong kids (since they are the chosen ones to yeild the legendary weapons). So their emotion is a little bit supress.

Well, let me know what you guys think. suggestions and critzs are very welcome.


11 November 2005, 04:58 AM
Sorry, something happened to the server and i accidentally click the submit button twice, hehehe. DELETED :argh:


11 November 2005, 01:59 PM
Lookin good Arc... Keep going :thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 03:28 PM
lookin mighty spiffy :D

11 November 2005, 08:29 PM
i hope to see a little more atmosphereic perspective going but yuor progress seems to be nice, until the next update!:thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 08:09 AM
I preferred when the green girl was kneeling down, but that's jsut me. Warriors are humans too. Keep it up, still a bit too early in teh devlopment to critique much.

11 November 2005, 08:54 AM
Hello Archie !
Nice point of view.:applause: May I suggest that your characters could have more dynamic poses.
Looking at the whole picture, I can figure that they're waiting for some terrific event coming down the heaven . Your architecture set leads the eye to the hole.



11 November 2005, 06:42 PM
AHBEEJIEH, SLAV, thanks mate. Glad you dig it :argh:

BEELOW - Thanks bro. I will try to have something or a very simple hint of atmospheric... i think... hehehe.

ACE - Thanks bro. I'm actually changing the scene. This whole dying theme is not registering in my head and why he is dying in this place and what not. I'm still going for something simple and peaceful of course.

MANU - Thanks my friend. I'm glad you like the POV. You just gave me a good idea to change the scene a bit... thanks :beer:

okay, be back with the new scene. Hopefully it'll be more appropriate for the POV that i have.


11 November 2005, 07:09 PM (

Here's the new scene. Very simple. The whole dying theme was just annoying me so...
I started cleaning up the architecturing and started detailing it. More work to do...

comments, critzs, advice are always welcome.

cheers and be back for more updates on the environment

edit: oh yeah, those glowing light will be fireflies. I will paint them in those light (just need to find my reference on how they look like :argh: )

11 November 2005, 03:38 PM
Musta pre? Gumaganda na a. Character repose no? Anghel ba yung pababa? Astig. Pretty good idea with the fireflies, they'll provide a great mood as well as nice light sources for your scene. Keep 'em comin'...

11 November 2005, 07:07 PM
nice perspective man! I think that last composition is hte best. Looks very dramatic, while everyone looks in its own direction.. like that they r dreaming or something. Being very passive. But Im not sure what to say about that creature up in the sky. It doesnt fit really, at least not in that position, like its heading towards to the ground. Keep going with the good work man, u r doing really fine :)

11 November 2005, 04:08 PM
AHBEEJIEH - Salamat pre! I'm not sure if it's going to be an angel, but maybe. Tignan natin. Palagi kasing nagbabago isip ko at dehins akong makapag concentrate fully dito eh.

BLAZ - Thanks mate. Yeah, i was going for just something simple. I kind of just added that messenger idea to see how it will fit. I'll see what i can do. Thanks again for the suggestion :D

Well, i'm still undecided on adding that messenger idea. Maybe i'll just go fully on a simple route. Just them three kids admiring the fireflies, surrounded by an ancient ruin...

will post an update tonight. Cheers

11 November 2005, 08:52 PM (

Just a bit more details.
A lot more work to be done and more detailing and cleaning up and will be adding some more colours around the grass (flowers maybe).

be back again for more updates.

11 November 2005, 06:10 AM
nice going arc!perhaps u wanna have the costume colors of the characters be alil desaturated,it seems alil too stand out for the time being.just a suggestion though:)keep it coming mate

11 November 2005, 01:04 PM
Hi Archie, glad to see you're back with some seriously advanced updates lately.

Good stuff, it's definetly taking shape. Yeah the night sky is the right choice IMHO, cool work, think of your lights and how they'll affect the top of the architecture. The firefly is a very good idea, it ill add a nice touch to it. :cool: :arteest:
I'll be back soon!
Cheers my friend!

11 November 2005, 04:26 AM
SH@KE - Thanks dude. Yeah, you are right about their colours being a bit saturated. I will lower that down. Thanks again dude.

THIERRY - Thanks my friend. I will keep that in mind. I'm still trying to figure out some design aspects on certain areas of the architecturing. I need to finish that before moving on to the characters :arteest: :argh: I shall post an update very soon... hopefully a close to finish for the environment :D

Thanks guys. Be back for more updates soon.

11 November 2005, 07:31 PM
Hey man, this is coming along nicely :) I've finally got some ideas and sketches down on paper that I like.. so I'll try to finish this myself. It will be some very long nights for sure.. hehe

11 November 2005, 07:34 PM (

Getting close to finish the environment. Just need to add some ancient writtings and fixs the foreground grass. Then i can move on to the charactes.

Let me know what you guys think.

11 November 2005, 04:01 PM
Pa-astig ng pa-astig :thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 08:55 PM
Yo bro... wassup... sorry i havent commented or critiqued on ur work... but hey who am i to critique... lol... anyways... this lookks amazig... u really got something going here... really.

good luck... even tho u dont need it... lol

btw i wont be joining in this event for 2 reasons.

1. i have school...

2. i havent had the ispiration to do anything "SPECTACULAR"

have fun and enjoy the challenge bro :)

11 November 2005, 10:08 PM
ATLE - Hehe, i think i was posting the update while you were posting your reply. Thanks for buddy... and you better finish yours too :twisted:

AHBEEJIEH - Salamat pre! Malapit narin matapos tayo :D

DULSHAD03 - Long time no hear huh. How's your brother doing by the way? Sorry to hear you can't join the fun, but i guess school comes first. All good, i'm just glad to hear from you and thanks for the support bro. Goodluck in school and see you around. Hope you stick to see the final image.

cheers y'all and will update soon.

11 November 2005, 12:24 PM
hey man.. looking good... like the composition. environment is nice... lights really bring something to it.. what are they firsflys or something? keep it coming!

11 November 2005, 03:31 PM
whats up,
I see you're moving foreword,
you've create a grate mood, think you need to work on light more thou, like the columns from the bottom should be darker, and just have the glow of those lights, the waterfall needs to be pushed back and that also is the light issue, I didn't really check the perspective, but make sure it's right cause in this composition it's plays the vital role
one more, detail on the grass, I think you need reflection and split them up a bit
just thinking here, hopefuly I can help a bit
:twisted: :cool:

11 November 2005, 04:05 PM
Archie Is The Man......dude Your Smokin This Drawing Out.
Keep It Up And Try Playing More With Blue Shadows May Bring Out Your Fire Flys.

Keep It Up Dog

11 November 2005, 04:10 PM
Nice atmosphere and environment, Archie! Your characters are really going to pop against that! :) Can't wait to see it all together. Good luck!


11 November 2005, 09:09 PM
No Problem man... my bro cant join either... he said the name of the challenge sounds intimidating... and for the fact he has University... I am noticing great progress from the first pic u had there... and dont worry i will stick and comment till the final image... i'm it'lll make me be in aww... lol good luck

11 November 2005, 08:13 PM
W!L - Thanks mate. Yeah, they're fireflies. I thought they give a good secondary mood light sources. Your piece is coming along great by the way:thumbsup:

KORLINE - THanks bro. Yeah, i do need to push that water fall back. I'll try darkening the bottom area and see how it looks. As far as perspective, if you look at the previous line art, it's basically the same as that. So i'm pretty sure the perspective is fine. Thanks again for the great advice bro.

THE CLYKE - Yo! Thanks for the support bro and for the advice. I'll try me best to make it work and finish it:)

WALRUS - Thank bro. Yeah, hopefully the style intergrates with the environment.

DULSHAD03 - Thanks for the support bro. I guess you and your bro are quite busy with school and all. Well, i'll be in touch and email you guys once in a while. Keep me posted on thing in Canada. I will update soon.

Sorry for the lack of update again guys. My wrist is acting up again and i'm quite busy writting a story and working on other works (typing kills your wrist more than drawing... i think). I will update as soon as i get the chance and when things get a bit calmer here at my end. Thanks again for continueing support and great advices.

be back soon for update abd will check your threads with it too.
cheers y'all

11 November 2005, 08:05 AM (

Okay, i'm back. Time to finish this piece. Been really busy with the house and other works so sorry for not updating.

Here's what i did:

I'm fixing the waterfall and pushed it back. Darken the ground and started putting the basic colours for the characters. Much more work to be done with the architecturing though, but i have a good idea on how to detail it and make it look ancient.
I also fixed the grasses on the foreground by the way. Just need to start putting highlights and bouncing lights around it.

Well, more works to be done and be back in the morning to check up on your works.

cheers y'all and have fun

11 November 2005, 08:29 PM
yay! I was worry for a while, but u r back, great :) nice updates, nothing to crit really.. so I guess I just stoped by to say hello and go on and finish the piece in this way :)

11 November 2005, 09:03 PM
Hi Archie !
Welcome back my friend... I was worrying about you quitting the challenge :sad:
But you'll bring some new updates soon, mmmh?:applause:

See ya


11 November 2005, 11:04 PM
I almost thought you had quit, welcome back archie, hurry finish! :thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 11:16 PM
Very interesting and deep work, finish her necessarily!:)

11 November 2005, 05:52 PM
wow,very romantic it a lot.the comp and angle look realy great.keep it up,buddy.:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :bounce:

11 November 2005, 07:50 PM
BLAZ - thanks bro :) yeah, been busy with other things so i had to neglect this entry for a while, but i'm back and i will finish it.

MANU - Thanks my friend. more updates to come... promise.

BEELOW - Thanks homez. no worries, i will finish it strong hopefully.

NIKOLAY - Thanks for dropping by dude. I'm glad you like it.

XRIC7 - Hey, nice to hear from you buddy. Thanks for the support as always. Now lets finish our piece and start the crazy spamming, hehehe.

Okay, it's thanksgiving here, so i have to get ready with that, but i will be back later tonight for an update....promise :twisted:

cheers y'all

11 November 2005, 06:09 AM (

Okay, here's more update. Fixing the grass foreground and started laying out the heiroglyphics. I'm almost done with the waterfall area. Just few more touch ups on it and the background is set. Then i can move on to the characters.
I darken the image a bit, especially around the ground.
Well, any suggestions before i call the background a final colouring, let me know.

Thanks and cheers to all.

11 November 2005, 06:23 AM
Wow, you too have gone for the fisheye lense. Fantastic stuff! I look forward to seeing it finished.
Well done and good luck! :beer:

11 November 2005, 06:27 AM
Oh, I forgot to mention.
Your picture remind me a little of "High and Low" ( from Escher. One of my favourite pictures.

11 November 2005, 10:13 AM
Hi Archie, nice update, I like it a lot, it's got a good mood and great details. These fireflies add a nice magical touch to it. Can't wait to see your final characters on this BG. One small suggestion could be to have a more volumetric and gradual light from bottom to top, to give it more depth. Give it a try with a layer in PS, I just tried it on mine and it's kind of working much better now. The front grass could even be darker, it's a night scene after all. Well, hope these few suggestions can help you. Keep that digital brush active my friend!:arteest: :beer:

Apologies for not visiting more often but was busy with other projects for some time! Seeya later mate and thanks again for your advices on mine!

11 November 2005, 05:12 PM
hey dude,
checking out your last update, so the only thing that I see wrong is that the waterfall seems to be in the foreground, and schould be in the back, I think in the night light it schould be darker and less visible, only reflections schould be sharper, some volumetric light and fog would work pretty good to I think
great job on the sky, hopefuly this helps you a little, cheers :D

11 November 2005, 06:34 PM
archie boy kamusta n pre... rock n roll n.

tirahin ko n h - id have to agree with korline.

the fall needs a bit of suppression. a bit of sharp highlights (plants including) would help - i think
(just my 2 cents) id put a slight tint ( you can use multiply or color dodge mode to paint - especially the dodge mode to simulate lighting- use low opacity-with the color of light chosen) for the bg elements
and use a different cast/tint on the foreground elements like your characters - like what i see on the stone - somewhat purplish tinge. youll have more separation???

just thinking out loud. go sago. cheers man.

11 November 2005, 12:50 AM
SQUISHME - Thanks for dropping by dude. I saw your entry and i'm digging the alien creature. will drop by to check out and thanks for that pics. I've never heard of the piece, but the pic looks good overall.

THIERRY - Thanks my friend and don't have to apologize. We all get busy with our other works, you know :) Thanks for the advice too. I'll darken it more, but just a tad bit, i kinda don't want to loose a lot of the small details. Yeah, i'll definately darken the front grass too. Thanks again :thumbsup:

KORLINE - Hey, good to hear from you bro. Thanks for the advice. Yeah, that waterfall, i will push it back more and darken it. It is still too bright, so you're right. I'll be working on that tonight.

JUGERAS - Salamat pre! That's a good advice. I'm actually using the a lot of that purplish colour, especially for the cast shadows. I'll sharpen some of the highlight for the grass. I guess i got use to using soft brush a bit too much, hehehe. Thanks again tsong :bounce:

Thank you all for the great advice and suggestions. I will post an update later on tonight.
So be right back for that. There is a few more days to go, so this is definately duable.

cheers y'all

11 November 2005, 01:16 AM
I love your heiroglyphics a lot.:bounce: the lichen is look awesome.can't wait to see final image.
:wip: not much time left I hope I can finish in time.:argh: I'm sure You can.:beer:

11 November 2005, 01:20 AM
I really adore the scene you are creating! I think it could use some more depth though back by the waterfall......paint over some translucent blues or purple greys and i think you'll get a pleasing result.

11 November 2005, 05:25 AM (

yay, an update, hehehe.
Well, considering all the advice, i did darkened the lower area, pushed back the waterfall, and used some sharp highlights on the foreground grass. I think now it's working better. I just need to finish the detailings for some areas and BAM, i can work on the characters.
Well, let me what your thoughts are.

cheers and thanks to all.
be back with more updates

11 November 2005, 06:15 AM
thats some insane progress since i last time dropped in! love how the light works now with your darker environment, let it rock crazy bro, burn those pixels! go go go!:buttrock: :beer::wip:

11 November 2005, 04:58 PM
lumilinis na a... Love how the sky opens up like that. Any chance that you might pull in the clouds a little more closer together towards the opening, to make the place darker and emphasize the "portal" look of the sky? :) More of an opinion lang tsong. Nonetheless, you're doing great naman e. Can't wait to see the characters...

11 November 2005, 09:51 PM
THITIPON - Thanks buddy. I'm glad you like it. I know you'll finish it. Can't dissapoint your fan club, hehehe.

BAKANEKONIE - Thanks for the advice and thanks for dropping in. I'm glad you like it and more to come in this few days.

SACHA - Thanks bro. Yeah, i had to make a drastic update so i can catch up, hahaha. Much work to do with the characters, so be back for that.

AHBEEJIEH - Salamat pre! I tried that before, but i didn't like it. I kind of what to show the clouds revealing the stars. To me, it feels more peacefull and quiet, hehe... i think.
The characters are about to come. so abangan nalang.

Thanks for all the advice and comments. Now time for an update. Here's the final colouring for the environment.


11 November 2005, 09:54 PM (

Here's the final colouring for the environment. I'll probably add something later on, but i need to move on to the characters.

Let me know what's on your minds peepz.


11 November 2005, 10:19 PM
Hey archie, nice picture. This has a nice feel to it. Great color
I have to agree with others about the waterfall popping forward. I think the problem is with the dark spot at the top of the falls. Its really darker than anything in the foreground and its bringing the falls foreward.
Overall, great work.

11 November 2005, 10:39 PM
Hey Archie,

Great to see it finalizing, congratulations.
You doing a great job man.

Good luck budy ! :thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 02:16 AM (

Okay, just started working on the characters. more details to come. Here's the shuriken boy.... more works to be done...oy

be back again

11 November 2005, 09:51 AM
ZPAPAGEO - thanks for dropping by dude and thanks for the advice.

DJAMPA - Good to hear from you again bro. How's the film going? Are you going to post it here at cgnetwork. Let me know so i can check it out.

Well guys, about this piece, i think i just took it to a different direction and i've decided to just keep the background and call it a finish environment piece (i will post it at the regular 2d thread).

So, saying that, i'll either have to come up with a new piece within the six days of challenge left :banghead: or just raise the white flag on this challenge :cry:
I'm truely sorry guys. I'm really going to try my best to submit something before the deadline. I just got really busy and kind of lost focus on this entry.

I wish everyone goodluck and hopefully you'll see a new piece from me in a day or so.
If not, then i'll just cheer everyone here and support all my buddies, who are finishing the challenge.

thanks again for the support and great advice and comments guys and hope you understand. I will try me best.
cheers y'all and be back to see some of your threads.

11 November 2005, 09:01 PM (

Well, i'm not about to give up, hehe. I know this is a very last minuite change, but i think this is more appropriate for the challenge.

So here's the new piece. "LaMer" a more sci fi theme, since i haven't really been doing a lot of it.

Let me know what you guys think.
Be back for a lot more updates


11 November 2005, 10:27 PM (

Okay, more to come. Must use the time left well.
I'll be back later on tonight to check up on how everyone is doing.


12 December 2005, 03:22 AM (

Well, here's another update. I'm hoping i can submit something... so i'll try with this piece and see if i can get it to finish.


12 December 2005, 05:32 AM (

Still trying to make this work.... i probably alienate some of you by now, sorry for that.
Here's more update.


12 December 2005, 01:53 PM
cool stuff man. i just keep comming back everyso often sorry that i cant as much as i would like but hey... what can i do right?

i suggest just finish up what you have of your original and hand it in. will take longer to just remake everything.

to be honest you can do an amazing piece of work in 2/3 days just depends on how often you go out :P

12 December 2005, 07:35 PM
SLAV - Thanks bro! You've always been a big help, so no need to say sorry. Everybody gets busy and all, you know. Well, even though its a last minuit change, i think i'm gonna see how far i can push this one. I haven't done any sci fi theme in a while anyway, hehehe. Plus it's the weekend coming and i don't have any social plans :sad:
So we'll see how far i can go with this one.
About the other entry, yeah, i would submit it, but i don't feel that it really suits the theme for the challenge. One of my buddy and i were discussing it actually.

Anyway, thanks again and will be back for more updates

12 December 2005, 07:41 PM
hey bro are you nuts :buttrock:
I love it , last second change of direction, and looks awsome to, composition is great,
I would work quickly now, mainly on water and get one bigger ship and detail hell out of it,
leave city in the fog that looks cool, and you're there :bounce: :bounce:
cheers :twisted:

12 December 2005, 08:04 PM (

Change the overall colour comp and started cleaning up some areas. I will be adding more elements to the sea and the fog. Hopefully that will help the mood of the piece.

more to come

12 December 2005, 09:08 PM (

Pushing my luck and trying to wing it :)
Another moon or planet.... maybe

let me know what you think.
more works to come

12 December 2005, 12:02 AM (

Putting more time to it... more tweaking...more cleaning up... and much to work on.


12 December 2005, 02:27 AM
Great improvements bro. I can see huge potential in this piece. Keep at it.

12 December 2005, 04:12 AM (

Okay, i think all the shapes that i need are in. Time fore more detailings and refinements.

cheers and goodnight. More updates tomorrow.

12 December 2005, 04:14 AM
KORLINE - Thanks for the advice bro. It works really well i think :thumbsup: You're crazier than i am though, heehee (all those wirings... oy)

DRAWME - :D :p

cheers y'all

12 December 2005, 04:28 PM
Wohohoo, you crazy artist!:surprised adding a challenge on top of the first one, haha! man I wasn't expecting this on this visit. Gee you'll have a stressy week-end finishing this one, but I'm sure you can make it!

I like the composition, the colours and the theme. What's the story behind this one? I'm curious but can wait for you to finish the piece and write down what it's all about. Good luck, wish you the best for these next few days:arteest: my friend!

12 December 2005, 06:30 PM
THIERRY - Hehe, thanks my friend. I'm glad you like this one too :D Yes, i'm crazy that way i guess :argh: But hey, gotta keep the suspence alive right. A very late decision, but i'm having a lot of fun with this one :p
I'm gonna do my best to finish it. More updates to come.

cheers and goodluck to both of us :buttrock:

12 December 2005, 11:32 PM (

Okay, more details and designed parts and areas. More to come though, but getting there... going crazy...arrrggg

I'm thinking of putting the small aircraft like (which i'm still trying to design) coming out of the fogs... i don't know... will have to play more with that. I was thinking of them coming out of the ring, but it's too stargate kind of feeling to it.
Show the beginning of a battle scene or just hint it out.
I will explain the story later on.

Thoughts, advice, comments, let me know

3 more days WOOHOO

12 December 2005, 05:38 AM (

Did more texturing and fine cleaning the edges. Worked more on the foreground character and finalize the ancient structure.

I'm not sure if i'm going to use small aircrafts now. I didn't like the feeling of them. So back for another round on the design of the guardian of that ancient structure.

Thoughts, advice, and critzs are always welcome

cheers and back for more

12 December 2005, 06:20 AM
Whoa... Sayo pala to?! :eek: Sa sobrang bilis mo magpalit, hindi ko namalayan, bago na pala concept mo :) This looks a lot cooler than the first I'll say. You're crazy man, and it's crazier if you make this work. But what the heck right? It's lookin' good already. Keep at it! Kakaiba ka men! :buttrock:

12 December 2005, 08:44 AM (

Okay, last update for the day and will be back later on. Added some vfx of small crafts getting hit and is about to crash. Did more refinements on the water area and the dock.

More to come later on today.
cheers and goodnight

12 December 2005, 09:31 AM
oh mr. valdez the new concept looks very cool .. i hope you enjoy his one :D

pity youre not happy with the first one..i really liked that...

good luck bro i hope you can finish in time ... i probably wont because i have too much work this weekend :(

12 December 2005, 10:00 AM
wow!another cool image.nice compos and nice excellent it a lot.go go go.:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
ps:hope you'll finish the old one some day coz i realy wanna see it.cheers.

12 December 2005, 08:10 PM
VAHN - Thanks bro. I hope you finish as well. I would love to see your piece finalize.
About the previous piece, i will finish that as well and post it at the regular forum.
So i'm not abandoning that piece. Once i'm done with this i'll get back to work on
that one. Thanks again buddy.

THITIPON - Hehe, thanks bro. I'm glad you like this one too. Just trying to cram it now.
Like i said to VAHN, i will finish that other piece as well and post it at the
regular forum. Nice to hear from you again buddy :D

be back for more updates on this.

12 December 2005, 02:03 AM
Man i love it when people make last minute revamps... it excites the crap out of me... its like insanity without senswe... lol... but man u gotta hurry... it looks amazoing, no SPECTACULAR... lol... keep it up... really waiting for the final image... enjoy thr stress and wrist aches looool. j/k... nah u seriously gotta hurry... cause i seriously cant wait for the final... :buttrock:

12 December 2005, 03:15 AM
sweet bro, :buttrock:
work it, great textures, keep it up, that's cool pic you have, one thing the waves, they need to get smaller by the horizan line, cause now they almost the same size, and it's messing things up, :D
hurry, cheers :twisted:

12 December 2005, 11:17 AM (

wa up peepz,

Well, i think i'm closing . Got rid of the crashing aircrafts idea. Didn't like the feel to it. So i replaced it with floating rocks to push the space theme a bit more, plus i think it adds up to the story.

Well, any last word of advice before i call it a final image. Let me know.

cheers and goodnight.
be back again later.

12 December 2005, 06:12 PM
Astig. SciFi to the max a. Di ko nabasa concept description mo... Hintayin ko nalang sa write-up ng final image mo. Only thing I can comment on is I think the water's a little too plain. Pero ok yung mood mo, freaky dating nung tatlong parang mi inaabangan. Ang galing mo, ang bilis. Check you out later nalang :arteest:

12 December 2005, 06:13 PM
Hi Archie, wouch!! you almost finished it...Gee I'm impressed, in such little time, hey for that alone congratulation my friend. Besides that fact it looks very good, I like the work you did, much more than on the previous picture, so good thing you swaped to this concept. Great sky/clouds and composition, the Sci-Fi theme works well and is very nicely executed. I haven't much to critisize, I just think it would have been interesting to see part of a face, maybe on the front characters. That's all. Make good use of that last day to still work at improving it, if you find places to do it. :scream:

Oh just a thing, while I was looking at it one more time, I think the moons are a bit blurry, they could be worked on a little more with some finer lines or holes in them.
That's it, astonishing work you did mate. :thumbsup:
See ya later :)

12 December 2005, 10:45 PM
DULSHAD - Thanks bro! I'm glad you like it. I'm not stress at all actually. The hard part of it is all the thinking process. Thanks as always for the support my friend. How's school by the way?

KORLINE - Thanks bro. I'm fixing the wave right now, so another great advice. Can't wait to finish this and yours too.

AHBEEJIEH - Salamat meng. Worked on it all day yesterday. A bit more to tweak. So be back with the story and final image.

THIERRY - Thanks my friend and thanks for the last min advice for the moon. I'll make sure to tweak those and fix em. I'm glad you like this theme. Almost done with it. I just need to add something... hehehe.

Okay, be back for the final image. Time to make use of the remaining hours:argh:
will come back to check on peoples thread later.

cheers y'all and Goodluck

12 December 2005, 10:55 PM
i'm really liken this man....and the position of the camera gives it even more of an edge.....can't wait to see the update

12 December 2005, 03:09 AM (

WOOHOO, i made it :D
Here's the story:

In the distance galaxy of Andromeda, a race of nomadic civilization roams the galaxy in search of a relic that may one day help them restore their dying world. As they travel to the different locations of known and unknown corners of Andromeda, hearing rumors and myths, they stumble upon an ancient ruin that said to contain something of importance.
So in this scene, they are about to enter the ancient ruins to find out if what it contains is the one that they are looking forů but first, they have to pass those guardian, hehe.

That's the scoop. Hope you enjoy and thanks to all who's been a great help and support through out the challenge.
Now it's time to look around the threads and submit the ftp file, hehe.

cheers and goodluck to all