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09 September 2005, 11:31 PM
Gustavo Groppo is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

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09 September 2005, 11:48 PM
Well, good luck for all members on this challenge!

So, lets talk about what Im thinking about the work Ill do.

Many things are spectacular in life, since were children, during the life we discover spectacular things all the time, and all the time we're suprised by great emotions, powers and feelings.
My idea is to create a chronological narrative of the human being discovering spectacular feelings and pleasures of life, of course demonstrating strong emotions and expressions, that make the eyes so "spectacularized".

that is


09 September 2005, 04:39 AM (

Hey crew!
This is the first step of my work. I think the most important part of the scene. Hope you like this starting.

09 September 2005, 08:35 AM
Interesting concept, I like it! Keep it going, good luck with your ideas :)

09 September 2005, 11:00 AM
It is similar to the boy which has decided to commit suicide!
Really it is very terrible!
good luck !

09 September 2005, 12:53 PM
Thank you all crew for support! Lets make good art!!

09 September 2005, 03:29 AM (

Hi crew, after a big brain storm Ive decided to change my concept to a more impactant scene, contrasting a calm and "spectacularly" " nervous" situation. Here is the first sketch!
Hope you like it


09 September 2005, 11:13 AM
I like that latest sketch a lot! I think it should be more colorfull, but yet its very impressive and emotional in a way. good start! :)

09 September 2005, 03:25 PM
Hey Blaz, how r u man?
Thank you for reply me! So, it will be a lot more colorfull and emotional. More elements will improove the sketch.
See ya man, keep it up!


09 September 2005, 03:36 PM
hi thats an amazing concept and sketch!. has a sureal fantasy feel to it!

09 September 2005, 06:06 PM
yeahh a bit fantastic!:bounce: will be more!

09 September 2005, 06:14 PM
I like it so far! It does look surreal, but I'm not feeling a nervous situation just yet. Is the train stopped, or is it about to run right through the wall? Keep it up!! :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 07:33 PM
Hey man
Realy liked your idea!
best Luck for u!
c ya

09 September 2005, 08:32 PM
interesting concept. will you add someone in your image?

09 September 2005, 03:55 AM
Hi Gus,

That second sketch is pretty trippy looking. I think the concept gives way for a lot of potential. What do you think of a front view image where a guy is sitting on a chair with his back to the train and the frame of the door is outlining him almost like a picture frame? Its the first thing that popped into my mind when I saw your sketch and I think it would make for a very dramatic image. Keep up the great concepts and good luck! - J

09 September 2005, 05:18 AM
Hi guys, thank you all for the replies and interest in my thread:)

Well, after a Judas Priest concert, here in So Paulo, Brazil Im very tired to make some update in my image but Ill explain my idea on it.
First of all, the name Ive choose for that scene is Nothing to Loose, why? As you can see on the left corner there is a door, ruins and a chair. Sitted on this chair Ill represent an old man, calm, turning the page of his newspaper, at the same time looking the incoming train(here is the contrastant scenes) and the spectacular scene behind it.He gives a slight smile. All that stuff is insignificant for the old man, he has nothing to loose at his time of his life, hes sitting on his own ruin.


Im not worried about that furious scene in front of me, Im nothing to loose now, thinks the old man. He dont now that this furious and "spectacular" scene is a way that our lives show us some hopes and inspiration to carry on our dreams, even when we think that we are about to crash, a way that life awake us to continue believing in ourselves. Of course that is a surreal way to represent it and give the scene a spectacular touch to work with emotions.

That is,

Hope you like it,
see you on the road to the challenge!


09 September 2005, 05:30 PM (

Hi crew! thats another up!
hope you enjoy it

09 September 2005, 06:51 PM
looks intersting,nice train hehe!

09 September 2005, 04:15 PM (

Thnk you greene, for support!
So, on this stepo of sketch Ive decided to show some contrast between evil and goodness. critiques are veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery welcome!

09 September 2005, 04:23 PM
now it's starting to look fun :thumbsup:


09 September 2005, 04:23 PM
Hey Gus, I like this idea very much and the surrelism is just great. The perspective might need a little adjustment though, if the idea is that the door will be centered on the rails. Great work so far :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 04:31 PM
Very cool, but I'm blaming you if I have nightmares tonight. :D Nice work.

09 September 2005, 05:00 PM
Squibbit: thank you man, on the next up Ill try to repair the branches.

Plagiarism: yeah, the idea is to center the trail on the door to give the "about to crash" looking, thanx a lot for critique!
ChrisThatGuy: haha sometimes nightmares are not too bad!:buttrock: Thank you!

09 September 2005, 08:10 PM (

The oldman

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