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James Kei
09 September 2005, 02:27 AM
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James Kei
09 September 2005, 02:58 AM (

My inital idea is a play on the duallity of what is spectacular.
In the not too distant future, an alien craft lands on earth, and in a gesture of good will, shoots off a diplay of spectacular "firewworks'.
To the un-aware audience below, not knowing the intent of the space-craft, this can be a frightening display of power,.... or a beautiful and amazing lifetime event.

09 September 2005, 05:35 AM
wa.....amazing lifetime event!!good luck james kei!!

09 September 2005, 08:40 AM
Cool! I like the idea so far, can't wait to see more progress and colour! Good luck :)

09 September 2005, 09:15 AM
Great sketch, knowing your work it seems promising. Good luck in the challenge!

09 September 2005, 09:21 AM
looks promising indeed,very interesting in a way~cool stuff and good luck to ya!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 11:04 AM
very cool idea, really looking forward to updates

09 September 2005, 12:14 PM
Looks very cool James! Keep it up! I'll be watching this thread!

09 September 2005, 04:16 PM
Great use of imagination and creativity man. Wish I could think like you. Keep it up.

09 September 2005, 11:57 AM
I like the idea, it`s promising... good luck to you :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 12:03 PM
Good luck for the challenge james ! goos start:)

09 September 2005, 11:55 PM
This is a really great idea. I too when heard of the spectacular challenge thought of an alien mothership visiting earth ala Independence day, and I think the idea coincides with the description of something that is frightening/exciting yet a life changing event, extremely well. You got there first though :P. Good luck mate.

09 September 2005, 02:41 AM
yeah, I like the perspective and scale your getting here. I can see the ship drifting slowly forward shooting off its display. I think your main challenge might be to convey the emotion of the people watching it, is it terror? Shock? Awe? Good luck James.

James Kei
09 September 2005, 07:33 AM
Thanks all for the comments! I'll deliver the second phase pretty soon.....


09 September 2005, 09:07 PM
Good luck man! i know your work from CA so i'm looking forward to see what you come up with.
( btw : Are you going to Prague? )

09 September 2005, 10:31 PM
something tells me this one will be mind blowing,
good luck dude

James Kei
09 September 2005, 07:13 AM (

At this point, Iv'e extended the canvas to show more of the cityscape. I'm still not resolved on the mothership yet, or the direction that the color is going, but it's gettin' there slowly. I'm also starting to block in some of the architecture. Still a looooong way to go!

09 September 2005, 08:01 AM
this is incredible man, I love it!!

09 September 2005, 08:33 AM
loooootts of luck...the con concept is great:drool: and the detail so far:drool: gotta go get myself a droolbucket

09 September 2005, 08:59 AM
Oh dude... that is sooo nice... beautiful... well done and keep going :]

09 September 2005, 09:25 AM
turns out great with colors~:)keep it coming james

09 September 2005, 08:21 AM
Hi James Kei. WOW. I like your style. Looks great that pic. Keep going. I'll one eye into your project.

Good lcuk
xbo :scream:

09 September 2005, 08:53 AM
ah yes i like this :applause:

the colors u added are really nice, though it feels a little bit grey. Maybe add just a little bit more colors.
I like the motherships design, it looks really spectacular, and very original.
This has inspired me now, gotto go :)

cheers Kam

09 September 2005, 09:33 AM
wow. nice design there

09 September 2005, 10:45 PM
Hi James,

This is looking realy Awesome. Great painting.
looking foreward to see this coming alive.

Good luck to you!

Cheers :beer: Alex

09 September 2005, 10:50 PM
Great work already. Can't wait to see the final!

09 September 2005, 11:28 PM
starting to look good, not quite convinced to the ship, but since your'e still working, I just sit and wait ,
great job man :thumbsup: :D

09 September 2005, 11:31 PM
:applause: :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 02:06 AM
Lookin great so far! This should be a really hard one to beat! :D Good luck!

09 September 2005, 07:43 PM
Looks great!
But :wise: Youre loosing a lot of the dynamics you had with the concept sketch. Thus making the picture slightly more boring. Unless that is your intention of course?

What is the focal point of the picture? You should also separate the foremost buildings slightly from the horizon color palette. To achieve a bit more depth.

Anyway you propably had all of these aspects in your mind already :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 07:53 AM
looks really nice..Curious to see more

10 October 2005, 01:53 PM
Hi James Kei. Why you don't post any more?. So far looks COOL. Are you busy?.

Hopefully you can post more from your work. I'll like to see more updates.

xbo :scream:

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