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09 September 2005, 02:40 AM
Baron Peacock is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

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09 September 2005, 02:44 AM (

Hey guys, Lets see if I can actually Stay in this challenge.

So The Idea is a a Society of Nymph like creatures about the size of golf balls that lives within a special tree within a swamp. Basically it is this exctravacant tree with these small little window openings into rooms, and some of the winged nymphs buzzing around the tree. In a very dense swamp

I usually do some kind of Character concept, this time I feel that this contest is more about expressing a feeling and for that I think I need more of a kind of painting piece.


09 September 2005, 05:48 AM
Nice sketch and concept. Good luck on the challenge. Hope you finish this one.

09 September 2005, 05:54 AM
nice concept :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 07:52 AM
hahaha yeah you definately were right about the time. lol. lets hope we both keep this ride in time and have loadsa fun along this. Best of luck and have a great fairyflight! :) :bounce::beer:

09 September 2005, 06:18 PM
Thx Guys, I am gonna do a computer colirization tonight for it..........

the1st_angel - LOL, We can do it we have the power!


09 September 2005, 07:21 PM
Hi lordrych
Cool concept you have there... And very nice sketch.
Hope to see more of this soon.

09 September 2005, 03:39 AM
Hey guys Started to throw some color down on the concept, as soon as I finish the Color I will start with the 3d

09 September 2005, 05:21 AM
Lovely tree :) and cool concept of nymphs.


09 September 2005, 01:05 PM
bump, sorry get pushed to the back really quickly

09 September 2005, 03:54 PM

I like your concept a lot. Keep it up!

09 September 2005, 03:17 AM (

Ok This is pretty much what I am looking for with a little more pizaz

09 September 2005, 03:44 AM
A spectacular sight, great. Can't wait to see it realized in 3d.

09 September 2005, 03:47 AM
Man, that's hard core for just a concept sketch! Nice job so far and good luck. Off to a fast start! Keep it up dude!

09 September 2005, 07:26 AM
Nice concept - good luck with the challenge. :)

09 September 2005, 08:37 AM
I think u can express feeling even without human like features.Beautiful concept:bounce:

09 September 2005, 10:34 AM
Sweet idea, I like it alot.. verry original, far from car crashes lol.

I whish you good luck :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 07:30 PM

ace4016 - Thanks buddy, good luck on yours too.

gardogg - LOL Thanks buddy Never realised I was hard Core.......LOL

Claireabella - Thanks I will need with such great artists entered in this contest.

Mr Micro26 - Yeah, I always seem to try and involve a character in my contests, I figured i would stray away from that this time. I mean the best artist can portray a feeling with just a swipe of a brush.

Nomad - Thank you, We all strive for Originality, I am glad I reached this point.


09 September 2005, 12:42 AM
i think this will turn out nice, keep it up.

09 September 2005, 04:25 AM
Thank You, I hope for the best also :thumbsup:


09 September 2005, 04:39 AM
i like your idea baron very kewl dude.. looking forward to seeing this in 3d.. i'll be watching :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 10:49 PM (

Alright just started modeling the 3d version of this so far this is what I've got still along way to go with the fair city on the tree.


09 September 2005, 01:53 AM
Does anyone know the best way to add depth of field without adding about 15 hours to my render time:bounce:


09 September 2005, 03:09 AM
WOW! Your concept sketch was spectacular to begin with, and the modeling is looking good too. However, the stars makes it look like they are being seen through the water instead of being reflected off of it. I can't wait to see the final result!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 03:07 AM

Little update on the tree, still working the bugs out on the leaves and starting to work on the grass a bit

09 September 2005, 08:16 PM
Ok guys here is another update, Got the leaves right finally and now I am moving on to the City on the Tree................. and the Nymphs.


09 September 2005, 08:17 PM (

A little update

09 September 2005, 09:01 PM
Nice work on the leaves, looks like a lot of work. Right now it seems you will barely be able to see the city. Are you planning to play with the composition a bit later one?

09 September 2005, 12:26 AM
Yeah I am thinking I am gonna workin it being in the leaves and on the base, Like lights in the leaves and stuff, I am defenately gonna see how the city looks on the tree first and then see where we go.


09 September 2005, 12:55 AM
Right now the compo doesn't look interesting because it is dead center, Maybe it is because you have cut off the tree at the top, you may want to change the camera apeture(may have spell this wrong) to where it is more portrait than landscapish, to help solve the problem, Play with the compo a little more this is looking to be a great image, good luck to ya! I will drp by lata to see what is goinz' on, holla!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 01:08 AM
Your original concept had the tree canopy much smaller than you have it in the model. I think you should scale it down as the proportions looked really good.

09 September 2005, 07:15 PM
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Kinda Deveating from the concept I felt it need to to be a bit more lets say full in the backround, But I will try what beelow suggested and make the overall comp taller.


09 September 2005, 10:45 PM
cheating I am gonna bump here, but just because things get lost in the frey quickly.


09 September 2005, 11:00 PM
Nice concept

Good luck

09 September 2005, 11:02 PM
Actually the server doesn't send notifications on the image upload post:p , so post after you uplaod images. I like how there is more in the scene now. I have to agree with mookid2005 about the leaves draping down so low. Also, being that this image should be within some realms of reality, how about making an explorer discoverying the scene or a small celebration with a light show? Just some silly suggestions. Keep it up.

09 September 2005, 01:45 PM
Alright I must thank all of you for your great advice, it was awesome, I have worked on the texture of the tree, and I think the image looks alot better with the backround blacked out like you said, I left the moon though because I feel it expresses alot more emotion below the treeline. I have also included another image with a longer perspective instead of a wider, Let Me know which one you like. Sorry about how dark the Images I will have some lightened ones tonight :cry:


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