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09 September 2005, 11:19 PM
Marlon Kromodikoro is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

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09 September 2005, 11:23 PM
Good Luck :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 01:15 AM
Good luck.:)

09 September 2005, 07:28 PM
Hey Marlon, all the best! Make us proud! :D

09 September 2005, 07:30 PM
Gneb Tneel PATH Qoulab intele Hga pollipolli


09 September 2005, 09:08 PM
Marly, baby!

I was away but I'm back now! Great to see you in this, we'll have fun with this stuff!

Can't wait to see what you come up with this time!!

09 September 2005, 12:38 AM
hi there! welcome and good luck!! :bounce:

09 September 2005, 12:39 AM
good luck!:)

09 September 2005, 08:23 AM
Solothores, you mean makes us "derranged, crazy and escaped from the mental hospital people" proud :D
I'll certainly try... power to the loonies!!

Squibbit, come on man... I won't let you sacrifice your neighbour's cat just to let me win.
Thanks anyway buddy. :D (Oh, old squib just talked to me in Klingon (with a heavy Finnish accent I might add)).

Theresa, weeeeeeeeeeeeeh! I'll be watchin' you like a hawk!

Ace4016, pipichu, dunkelgold, keko, thanks friends! Good luck to you too.


For this challenge I'd like to make something dynamic, fast moving, packed with action, a rollercoasterride... We'll see if I can pull it off. In retrospect, I really come to hate my last entries. They were all a bit rushed at the end. So, I'm planning to finish this one well before the deadline... (erm, yeah...)
I'll do some concept sketches tonight. Thanks folks.

09 September 2005, 08:38 AM
Hey Art2! A fellow Post random photos amongst a free-for-all bonanza of stylish commentary about life survivor here to add his support! Best of luck mate!

09 September 2005, 09:39 AM bonanza people have to stick together, you know!

Here's a recent get together photo...

09 September 2005, 09:53 AM
:D ...............................

09 September 2005, 12:51 PM
ah cool mr clean is here hooraay ... have fun art2 :D

09 September 2005, 04:29 PM
Great to see you here Art2. More DSGer's here than I thought. GOOOOOOD LUUUCK :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 06:40 PM
Hey Marrrrrrrrrrrlon. So happy to see you. I know you 'll be fabulous.

09 September 2005, 11:26 PM (

Just an idea... don't kill me :D
I think I'm going to explore some Xtreme sports. I thought about doing a scifi concept, but I was afraid of falling back into cliches. Anyway here's my first idea, skateboarding on top of a building... I know diddly about skateboarding :)

09 September 2005, 11:43 PM
The paperclip likes!
Lovely clean colors!
Fantastique lines!
........but.... (don't you just hate that word? I know I do)

'once in a lifetime event'? Methinks they were hoping for something a little more extreme.



you read it here first!
(c) pay per clip

09 September 2005, 11:47 PM
You should make the skater jump across a huuuuge roof-gap!! That could be done form a lot of cool angles ;)

09 September 2005, 11:48 PM

That was my second idea :D

Cool idea FrozZt!! Thanks.

09 September 2005, 12:36 AM
Yay, Art2 has entered!!! :bounce: :applause: :wip:

Good Luck!!! :bounce:

Cheers! :)


09 September 2005, 05:19 AM
Hey marlon now u put a lil ramp there that lifts the skater over that ledge from
the roof and up in the air beyond the building. Also there's be seen on the side
part of a bigger ramp the skater has just come down on the roof. Then, far in
the distance, on top of another building, the ramp the skater must land on, a
tall ramp that rises high in the air. The rooftops of the neighboring buildings
would be all full of cheering people and you could add police and media helicopters
and banners and whatever , too. Spectacular, huh ?


09 September 2005, 06:30 AM
Hey Becceeeeeeeee!

gdd@mnit Squibfriend, you're full of excellent ideas!! :thumbsup:

Expect some SSX-style skateboarding in the city next, woooooooooh!!

09 September 2005, 06:40 AM
man that is really good start loving the choice of colors! Since this will be focused on the skateboarder, I would try to get a close shot of him maybe under him that would be so vicious to the point were you be like damn that crazy muddafuka! Do tha damn thing, i'll holla!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 06:55 AM
I like the playfullness of this image. It looks very childrens book-ish. Is he going to jump from that roof to another or something :) I know this is just and initial color sketch, but I would throw some atmosphere in there to knock back those buildings in the middleground and foreground because if you look at the dark values, they are all(foreground, middleground and background) pretty close....but nice start :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 09:34 AM
Hey Art2,

good luck for the challenge!

good idea with the first sketch. Maybe I would change the perspective angle to increase the dramatic feel of the scene. A bit more from above to show how depth it goes. Or even a bit from below as if someone is watching the skater from his window. He could also make a big jump from one roof to the other.


09 September 2005, 09:57 AM (

A quick 5 min sketch. I'm actually having fun... :)

09 September 2005, 10:01 AM
Fahrija, I was just sketchin' what you were thinkin' (I guess) :D
Is it that we bonanza people have some psychic connection... ?

Fahrija, beelow, weslouie, many thanks for the input guys! :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 10:09 AM
i like the guys cheering out of the windows ... now if you combine this with a wider shot where u get a feeling for the huge gap he has to jump ... then it will get exciting :D

09 September 2005, 01:46 PM (

widened the shot...

09 September 2005, 03:42 PM
Rocket skateboarding in the Soviet Union? Classic! :thumbsup:

(that's a hammer and sickle on the far building, yes?)

09 September 2005, 06:04 PM
Looking forward to your progress! Good Luck!


09 September 2005, 07:06 PM
Fahrija, I was just sketchin' what you were thinkin' (I guess) :D
Is it that we bonanza people have some psychic connection... ?

Fahrija, beelow, weslouie, many thanks for the input guys! :thumbsup:
Its all that crazy tea served up in there. Keep having fun, thats the key;

09 September 2005, 09:54 PM
good luck art2! :thumbsup:

It seems that you are already having fun here, hehe

09 September 2005, 10:34 PM
Hey marlon, looking good!

I'd give the sk8boarder more of a dynamic pose- crouching down more, arms balancing himself out and maybe just tilt the entire guy/board over a bit backwards, as if he's surfing or something more, rather than sailing through....

I expect another update before too long! :D

09 September 2005, 03:27 PM
Or have him like in one of those sports photos - upside down holding the skate while all the buildings and people around him are distorted by a fisheye lens effect.

Er... sorry, got a bit carried away... :p (

Good luck with the challenge!

09 September 2005, 11:14 PM
that looks good, i await to see what you make of it :)
good luck and muuuuuuuch fun ;)

09 September 2005, 11:23 PM
Great concept!

good luck!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 10:57 AM
this looks great... :thumbsup:

good luck man!!!

09 September 2005, 11:20 AM
Hey Marlon - we is both on the extreme sports! I'm liking the style of your sketches very much, the background figures doing the ramp are a nice addition and the background is shamelessly promotional in its excellence ;-) I'll pop back in later. Good luck.

09 September 2005, 01:20 AM
*taps marlon's shoulder*

I wanna see some more humor in there...some sort of twist is needed!!

09 September 2005, 08:36 AM
Soup, no not in USSR, but very nice idea!... that 'hammer and sickle' is a skateboarder doing a flip :D...

Theresa, dynamic pose, I'll see what I will do. My first intention is to let him do a 'cool' trick... add some humor... some ideas popping up here...

Avatarist, maybe I'll end up doing something completely different :)...
But for now I'll stick with the 'xtreme sports' idea...

Thanks for the support guys :thumbsup:!

Btw. do any of you guys know how that urban sport is called where guys run around the city doing all sorts of crazy stunts and tricks? Maybe I'll explore that too.

09 September 2005, 09:18 AM
"Le Parkour" I think...

09 September 2005, 11:08 AM
Very good idea but also very difficult to capture this within a scene to give it an interesting and spectacular feel. Maybe it could be good to get some reference material of interesting city environments and try out to add some of this "le parkour" action.



09 September 2005, 11:08 PM
Mini bin wants to know how it's going.

09 September 2005, 01:43 PM
Hey Art2,

Don't get angry, but Fellow-CGmembers informed me I came to the same idea as you did. Although you were the first, so, hope you don't

09 September 2005, 01:46 PM
Hey Art2,

Don't hate me, but I heard from fellow-CGmembers that I came on a subject similar as you did. But hey! You were waaaaay earlier with this idea... So, I'll go and brainstorm again. Sorry! :shrug:
Best of luck tho! :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 12:09 PM (

Totally different theme. It's a start of some ideas I have involving technology and the feeling of nostalgia. The thrill to revive lost and obsolete technology and get it working again.
This sketch is just a warm up. I'll do some more and try to capture the feeling of accomplishment and spectacular thrill. (eeek!)


09 September 2005, 10:38 PM
beatyful light and the comp, the only thing is I think that the plane in the background is like reverse, thinking... it should be lighter not darker than the background, or Im missing something,
but I love this caus creates movement, great job
later :bounce: :bounce:

09 September 2005, 05:03 PM
I like the airplanes!!!, :bounce:

09 September 2005, 07:26 AM
Cool concept! :) I like your style!
I'll be lurking..

09 September 2005, 04:16 PM (

Another sketch, not finished, cos in the background I like to add an airfield with parked hightech planes. See how that workes out...

Korline, maclox, Michael, thanks guys!

09 September 2005, 04:25 PM
Hi Marlon!
Also bi-plane?!:)
Good work! :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 04:31 PM
Oooh! Planes! Great stuff... and they're bi-planes too! :}

09 September 2005, 05:18 AM
Hey Art2,

Don't hate me, but I heard from fellow-CGmembers that I came on a subject similar as you did. But hey! You were waaaaay earlier with this idea... So, I'll go and brainstorm again. Sorry! :shrug:
Best of luck tho! :thumbsup:

In a site full of talented minds like this, its bound to happen sooner or later. You seem like an honorable guy, good luck with your new ideas.
@Marlon, buuuuuudddy..Its looking good.

09 September 2005, 04:00 PM (

Lexle, Posh, Queenie, glad you guys like it and especially the bi-plane. I think I'll stick with the bi-plane. Don't know if I'll stick with this concept though...

Come on brain!

10 October 2005, 03:00 PM (

I am definately going to use bi-planes... and pterodacyls too :D

Another concept. Dinosaur research, taking photographs of flying dinosaurs... a challenge, an adventure, but most of all spectacular :)

erm, yeah...

10 October 2005, 05:49 PM
I love it so far!! There is something about Dinosaurs, planes and jungles that just gets me going! :)

10 October 2005, 07:33 PM (

I finished my latest concept... I think I'm getting somewhere :)

I'll try some other ideas, other angles, other dino's, LOL... But it's definately going to be BiPlane vs Dino :D

Hey Mason, thank you for the reply. Dinosaurs, planes and jungles gets me going too :)

10 October 2005, 09:09 PM
I was going to say that the biplane image alone didn't seem "enough", but now... this one's great! :thumbsup:
I can hear that jurassic park music when I see your pic...


10 October 2005, 10:34 PM (

Another sketch. Different angle, closeup. I also had the idea of adding running dino's instead of pterosaurs. Something like those helicopter shots from running wildebeasts in Africa...

Fernando, thank you for the music :D !

10 October 2005, 11:28 AM
I'm back!!
I definitely love the last sketch- it has a lot of vitality in it and the concept is great. Only change would be to the composition- I'd love to see the photographer's face when he sees the pterodactyl bearing down on him. Maybe use one of these skewed perspectives- same distance, looking up at the plane veering off and the pterodactyl coming down. Definitely something along the lines you're putting down at any rate!

Keep it going, Marlon! :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 11:54 AM
Hey Theresa, hope you're here to stay! :bounce: Now get back to your entry!! :scream:
Good idea, girl. I'll make a sketch soon of the opposite site and see how close I can get to the photographers face, so you can still see his expression.

10 October 2005, 04:11 PM (

wow, been a while since I worked on my entry...
2 more sketches, I better decide what to do...
First is a powerful mage/wizard creating a vortex, sweeping all attackers up in the air.
Second one, just some friends flying their Pteradactyls through some canyons.

10 October 2005, 04:30 PM
wow... both have strength and look very interesting... maybe the pterodactyl idea is more original... I hope you decide on an idea soon, I want to see your art (2), whatever it is... :)

no more biplanes?

11 November 2005, 08:39 AM
I'm still going for the biplane/pterodactyl idea-- in fact, you could use that perspective you used in the friends riding pterodactyls image for that image, just pull down a little so you can see the biplane and there you go!

It's going really well. I know how hard it is balancing 'real' work and fun stuff!! Keep it up, I'm a-watching you.......:thumbsup:

12 December 2005, 07:26 PM


Not gonna finish it? :cry:

Same here, challenge buddy. If we're going to be challenge buddies, we may as well BOTH give up, haha. I'm definitely doing the next one though.
I really liked your biplane idea though. :sad:

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