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09 September 2005, 03:20 PM
Bryce Smith is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Image: Weight of the World (

09 September 2005, 03:26 PM
I said I'm here!:scream:

09 September 2005, 03:39 PM
I will have something up later tonight, I got just the image that I want to do holla!

09 September 2005, 03:56 PM
Hello Beelow !

Nice to see you again:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 04:17 PM
Welcome spacesnail, I am glad you are here!:D

09 September 2005, 05:53 PM
Good to see you again bro. Goodluck and i'll keep up with you.


09 September 2005, 05:59 PM
thanx Arc80, good luck with yours too, holla!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 06:01 PM
hi beelow,
good luck.

09 September 2005, 06:40 PM
:thumbsup: Nice to see ya, Xric7, good luck to ya 2, holla!

09 September 2005, 10:41 PM
Hi Bryce! I'm not ignoring you :) Promise....

09 September 2005, 10:57 PM
Thanx, Aly, good luck on your masterpieces, holla!

09 September 2005, 12:57 AM
challenge time again!!! :bounce: welcome beelow! good luck! :bounce:

09 September 2005, 01:15 AM
Good luck with your project.

oh yeah
HOLLA! Lol.(I could not help it) Had to do it.:bounce::thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 06:29 AM (

here is my first sketch, I think it would spectacular for a person to care a load on their head and still stay on their toes, most of the time I feel like this. I have these problems in my life that I won't let go of, poeple that have done a jigga wrong. Still to this day I have problems with just letting things go. I find it kind of spectacular, that I have my head together with all this mess that I carry with me, pray for me, holla!

09 September 2005, 06:35 AM
thanx, dunkelgold, good luck to ya too!

yeah pushav, I have to let my negro nature loose, hey it may not be accepted but, people goin' have to accept me as is, but I am glad you said that. It puts a smile on my face good luck to ya pushav, will see you around, holla!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 06:44 AM
cool concept.nice sketch too.:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 06:50 AM
ahh,shaping up already~cool sketch with lovely compo!keep it up man and good luck!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 06:52 AM
the idea behind it is very intriguing. I'm liking the sketch so far and the cloud formation looks very godly like setting. I know its the first sketch. It'll be interesting how you develop the visual on that idea. Keep it up. I'll be back for more homez.

killer afro by the way bro :argh:

peacz from NY :buttrock:

09 September 2005, 07:20 AM
It sounds like a very interesting concept. I'm kinda looking out for stuff that isn't spectacular in just a sense of scale and action (big explosions and the like), and this is ceratinly a very different take on the theme...

It'll be interesting to see how you'll develop it and nail the 'spectacular'... good luck!

09 September 2005, 07:39 AM
Very interesting sketch:thumbsup: I like it! Good luck to you.

09 September 2005, 08:32 AM
Hey man, you seem down in the dumps... Some pretty strong emotions you got there. Translate it into something spectacular and you might just come out with something none of us can think of. I like your concept. It is spectacular how people can handle "impossible" problems. It's gonna be pretty hard to translate it in an image though. But you probably can... Keep it up.

09 September 2005, 10:41 AM
Subscribing so I can wish you luck

09 September 2005, 10:50 AM
Welcome man.Good luck and...ENJOY:bounce:

09 September 2005, 02:05 PM
go for color already! :deal:

Just have a whole lot of contrast in your pics, looking good.

09 September 2005, 02:07 PM
Good luck beelow!!! :bounce:

Cheers, :)


09 September 2005, 03:01 PM
Nice concept!

yeah pushav, I have to let my negro nature loose, hey it may not be accepted but, people goin' have to accept me as is, but I am glad you said that. It puts a smile on my face good luck to ya pushav, will see you around, holla!:thumbsup:

I made people accept me. Hate it or love it.

09 September 2005, 03:03 PM
people accept my negroness just fine,ur avatar reminds me of the guy in my concept lol.

wish i had fro,but its too much to take care of,all that afro sheen.

anywho,great concept!!

09 September 2005, 04:22 PM
Best of luck to you. I noticed you are in Vegas. Do you know Sheff Abella? He is an artist and instructor in your area.

Good luck :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 04:51 PM
I still thinking on this one I may try some different angles, and I got this other one that I am doing that may seem a little interesting too as well. I am bout to go look up some other paintings right now try to get some more inspiration to what colour pallete I am going to use, so I won't screw up the mood.

xric7-Thanx, xric7, how you doin' on yours I'll check soon!
shake- thanx Shake still trying to mess with compo and give more life and work on the pose of the guy.
arc80- thanx, yeah I don't know how well I am going to Illustrate this, too. Lets hope that I pull it off. Yeah the fro, I am trying to find someone that can braid it, but its hard in Vegas to find someone that can do it. In tha STL, it was much easier, because of all sistaz in tha hood, see u soon.
duddlebug-thanx, I hope this will do it for ya!
Hof- thanx!
ahbeejieh- thanx, I was puttin' a lot of thought into it, This was actually a sketch that I came up with a week before the contest, I was going to traditionally paint it. I wanted portray a person that stays angry at those people that have wronged him and just won't let go! But, the people that have wrong him are sleepin' easy and goin' on with their lives, because the world is not going to stop for one person that is angry. My inspiration was a Tyler Perry movie,(for that are religious you probably know who this is)! He talked about forgiveness in the end of his movie and it really touched me...*sob*because it reminded me of myself, I can go on forever about this so this is the cut off, but thanx!
Queensoul-thanx, good luck to ya!
Nachev- thanx!
Ranath- I will get there soon, thanx man!
Rebeccak- you gonna enter Receccak, but thanx, I am going to need it!
pushav- no doubt! they're gonna have to accept me as that cool cat! Glad you like the Concept!
NOOB!- Ain't that a bitch, that does look like me, lol! I don't put afro sheen In my hair it all naturaaal, lol. Thanx for the support NOob!

I will post some other sketches, lata!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 04:54 PM
Yeah, I know sheff Abella! He is a teacher at my school, he is bomb ass, but he thinks he is mediocre, I should kick his ass, lol! I think he is going to enter the contest, He better!:D thanx!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 06:00 PM
Hey Beelow, nice first concept, the composition is looking good, and those clouds are pretty awesome. Best of luck in the challenge!

09 September 2005, 06:43 PM
hiya! Good luck with the challenge. Your ideas sounds great, I like the concept sketch so far, can't wait to see more! :)

09 September 2005, 08:10 PM
Hello!!BeelowGood luck with the challenge. I like that cloud it look like human at background.:)

09 September 2005, 08:30 PM
Hey beelow,

good luck for the challenge and have fun dude!


09 September 2005, 08:42 PM
Cool start Bryce! I'm waiting for some colour now... The compositions working... :)

09 September 2005, 10:22 PM
wow great sketch there beelow! good luck on the challenge! cheers!!:thumbsup: :D

09 September 2005, 11:26 PM
Hiya good start and waiting for updates...:)

09 September 2005, 11:37 PM
hey man. yea cool of you to stop buy. thanks alot. nice stuff you got here but ill let this develop more :P

09 September 2005, 06:35 AM
hey wassup, everyone, I am glad to hear from everyone, I am glad that you all support me ,thanx that is really appreciated. I will make it an effort to try to post as much in your threads as well as mines. I just got up from my nap(got tired) plus I had some food, some taco bell, ummmm delicious! I will get to it one the one that I am initially have done I have another idea but I think that I am going to start to do that one for the 3d part of it. I will try to post another Wip by tonight!

Zepyhri- thanx, working with the compo was key to get this image to work!

enialadam- since every is hip to this idea, I think I am going to stick with this one, I wanted to do some other ones but, they weren't as original as this one, it took a while to figure out what I wanted to do!

SINAD- I am glad to see you here, thanx man!:thumbsup:

Fahrija- thnx, I will! you can count on that!

Poshspice- thanx, Posh, hearing that from puts a smile on my face:blush: :D will do color soon!

calisto- thanx, calisto glad you like it!

element5- will be updating to-nite!

Slav- thanx slav, good luck to ya!

Holla everyone!

09 September 2005, 06:40 AM
Good luck, Bryce! Difficult theme, with all these characteres up close. Nice idea...

09 September 2005, 07:57 AM
Hey beelow
I really like your sketch, it has alot of drama. Interesting concept, certainly a "challenge". Good luck to you! Have fun with it.

09 September 2005, 09:49 AM
Hello Beelow !
It's sound great idea. Good luck....


09 September 2005, 09:59 AM (

Here is the next step, not to much work, just trying to fix the pose and exaggerate the perspective a little more, let me know what you guys think, sorry no color yet!

09 September 2005, 10:05 AM
Sorry it is a little hard to read I should have flush it out some more, but I am getting tired...yawn! Again, thanks for the support, holla!

Euphrosyne- Yeah it is going to be a challenge!
createmai-thanks! Good luck to you as well!

I will post something better tomorrow! Holla!:D

09 September 2005, 10:33 AM (

here is a better one... good night ya'l1!

09 September 2005, 10:35 AM
Good luck :D :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 10:50 AM
Looking good, keep it up :)

09 September 2005, 10:54 AM
Hi beelow! Looks good :)

I just finished Terry Pratchetts "Thief of time" and the first picture reminds me in some weird way of the five horsemen (Yeah, there was 5 not 4 :) riding from the clouds to start the apocalypse. It's pretty far from what you were aiming but just wanted to say what I see in the picture :)

09 September 2005, 08:21 PM
Wow Beelow, very nice sketch :thumbsup::thumbsup: Reminds me of Terry Gilliam's "Lost in la mancha".

Keep it up


09 September 2005, 10:21 PM
Man, bryce... you better come through with this one, its starting to look fan-freakin-tastic. though i kinda liked it more when i thought it wan an old man.

im really digging the action and strain he is showing, its super hot so far.

should start mine over brake.

09 September 2005, 01:22 AM
fooxoo- thanx!:)
Baron Impossible- Iam glad that you stopped by, good luck to ya!:thumbsup:
ElFuego-That is interesting to hear! :surprised
spacesnail- thanx spacesnail, glad you like it!:D

09 September 2005, 02:55 AM
oo cool idea!

keep going with it man!


09 September 2005, 07:17 AM
Nice begining! Very dinamic sketch! I like it. Good luck:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 08:59 AM
edit-MY bad, I submitted to the wrong forum!

Here are some pencil drawings that I have done of the baby!

09 September 2005, 10:32 AM (

I want to post this up so the post I made earlier wont be misleading!

09 September 2005, 10:38 AM
looks great! :thumbsup: are there be more colours or it has to be desaturated because of the atmosphere?

09 September 2005, 12:59 PM
is he carrying a rock or his afro?

looking great!

09 September 2005, 02:49 AM
Wassup, Matt! I hope that you do enter this contest, and thanx for the comment! I will probably stop by your house on Sat since I did not drop by thursday. I left a message at your house saying that I was comin' tonight at your job, but I am not. I am about to go to the movies with my broad(girlfriend)!:thumbsup:

rblitz7- thanx, I am glad that you like it.
Hof- thanx, a lot of entries are going with that dynamic camera feel, good luck to ya!
calisto- I just posted this one because I posted my baby hero in the wrong thread, so I won't confuse poeple on what I am doin' it will be colored, I promise!:thumbsup:
NOOB!- he will be carrying a bed with people on it!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 09:56 AM
Sorry guys and gals no updates for now! I will have something up tomorraz, holla!

09 September 2005, 09:08 PM
nice iconic angle and the face reminds me of ruffy D. Monkey in One Piece :thumbsup:

have fun ... and take that rock of your shoulders when you leave your seat :D

09 September 2005, 09:15 PM
by carrying people u mean hot girls right?

09 September 2005, 09:23 PM
yeah some of those too! They give you problems to0!

09 September 2005, 10:17 PM
A bed with toys on top?

09 September 2005, 10:19 PM
what up mean wby toys???:rolleyes:

09 September 2005, 01:20 AM
good luck with the challenge, cool start.

09 September 2005, 02:01 AM
hey man, how is Vegas, still hot? I think it's going to snow here
I like that even I don't know what it is, very nice composition,

09 September 2005, 07:46 AM
nice start,mate.good luck.:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 08:08 AM
one more unique idea on this contest:]

are you thinking to add some odd details to show that it's all in his head, not an old man carrying his whole family? i mean, that one could see the meaning of a picture without it's description?

09 September 2005, 10:27 AM
Good ideas!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 11:34 AM
Great concpet and I love your roughs... there's a wonderful, solid strength in that character's pose. Nicely visualized! :thumbsup:

Keep it up... I'll check back with you later, dude.


09 September 2005, 02:43 PM
I like your idea very nice sketch ... good luck man !

09 September 2005, 03:53 AM
Hey people, I will update soon, I want to finish my black and white and submit it as my line work, I am currently doing my 3d work as well!

birdybear- thanx , good lck with yours!

Korline- Yeah, it's still pretty hot here, the nights are getting cooler, though! Sorry that you don't know what it is I will explain in the next post, I may forget though so don't hold that against me because, I tend to do that sometimes, thanx!:thumbsup:

xric7- thanx, xric7! good luck to ya as well!:D

uiron- It won't be his family that is he is carrying, I will explain it later in the next post what is going on bear with me.:thumbsup:

nikolay- thanx:thumbsup:

artjunkie- thanx, It is what I was lookin' for!:thumbsup:

abourable- thanx, good luck to ya as well!:D

Thanx for the continued suppport guys, I'll holla!:D

09 September 2005, 04:56 AM
nice idea... good luck:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 05:00 AM
looks like your well on your way... thankyou for wishing me luck I would also like to wish you luck


09 September 2005, 02:13 AM
The idea is becoming clearer now bro. Although i kinda dig those spirits that was behind him before. This one definately has a very strong expressive gesture and it'll be a good piece to show expressions too. i'll check for more progress bro!

peace homez :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 02:18 AM
Ducklator- thanx, good luck with your entry!:thumbsup:

soriah- thanks, much appreciated!

Arc80- Oh, those where going to be people on his back, I still have to get back on that, thanx Arc80!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 05:13 PM (

Here, I am just trying to figur out the compo; I think I may need to fix it still. What do you guys think?

09 September 2005, 06:05 PM
Maybe if the leg on the left went left instead of right, it would look like he's bracing under a bigger weight.

Nice so far. I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

09 September 2005, 06:16 PM
How's it coming with the concept man? I think your angle's cool enough. We'll be able to see how the character's takin the weight. I think your biggest problem will be what to actually put on his back. You know, how the stuff on his back's gonna symbolize the pain and sorrow that he got from the world... And if the symbolism you're gonna use will be interpreted the way you want your viewer to see it. This is a very deep concept and definitely a challenge to develop. Well, we all got plenty of time to work on stuff like this. Keep em comin.

09 September 2005, 07:36 PM
very cool perspective!:thumbsup: IMO the anatomy look a bit weird.

09 September 2005, 11:02 PM
wow, the face looks really emotional :) you achieved a really heavy mood in combination with the angle.

great work :) will subscripe to this one and watch your progress :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 01:52 AM
What is going to be on the bed?

09 September 2005, 01:57 AM
pushav-All the people that have previously pissed me off, LOL!:D

Nah but 4real, I will put people up that everyone loves to hate, not necessarily hate but those people that we cannot stand and those that gives us problems!:wise:

09 September 2005, 02:03 AM
Please dont put your relative on the bed. Lol! Put like an old computer or even santa for not giving you what you wanted for one christmas.

09 September 2005, 02:14 AM

Nice face so far there! Render the heck out of it, I say! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)


09 September 2005, 02:39 AM
Hi there! I like your concept on this piece; and interesting and unique take on the theme. One question though; what is he carrying on his back? Also, you might wanna shift his right leg a little more to the left of the picture cuz that corner is looking a little empty. Keep it up!:buttrock:

09 September 2005, 05:06 AM
this is really good~i dig the angle the most,kick ass compo too~i can feel the energy and the strength of the guy via the expression~good job on that~also i pictured some picturesque clouds on the background.great work so far~:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 12:44 PM
looking forward 2 some really exciting stuff...keep it up

09 September 2005, 12:53 PM
Hey man! cool concept, very deep stuff, could be very interesting.
The compo looks great.
So is he climbing a mountain with that heavy load or something? it somehow looks like he's on top of a mountainpeak, didn't read your whole thread so...
Anyways keep it up man!

09 September 2005, 01:42 AM
ChrisThatGuy-I am not sure if want to do that. Because I have took reference shots of what I wanted, I saw that the leg was under him to catch the weight of the people. I want to make him look like le is climbing up a mountain! If I were to move that leg over to the left, It would look akward and he would not be able to brace himself in the climb. I still trying to figure out the compo as I go along, but thanks for lookin' out. I'll try it to see what it looks like, thanx!:thumbsup:

ahbeejieh-My buddy just gave me an idea today! I am going to loose the bed and just stick with what I initially planned, I want to keep it a surprise, and let you guys give me feedback about what is to go on top of his back, thanx!

xric7- I'll fix it, thanx!

Llynna- thanx, glad you like!

Rebeccak- thanks for the support! I will do so!:D

wraithdt- I'll see what I can do! thanx!

shake (sh@ke)- thanks shake, I will keep up with yours most def!:thumbsup:

CG-AvangarD- thanks!

Rudeone- You are on point, yeah it is a mountain and yeah he will be carrying a heavy load! That a relief! I will get on this!

I post something as soon as I can, holla!

09 September 2005, 07:27 AM
Hey dude, just notice something, you have nice stroke on the brush, but then you try to f it up with the outline, I dont't know much but I read that i s better to overlap, instead stroking
I'm practicing that and I think is working
in some parts you have this awsome stroke, and in some you have the comic book like outline, I like the first one,
I think it's going to snow here, finally,
see ya

09 September 2005, 07:36 AM
Excellent concept, you might want to give those people on his back a ghostly visage and maybe have him carrying a cross for the symbolic value.



09 September 2005, 04:56 AM
Korline- I am, not trying to do the comicbook outline thing, I am just painting straight in the program. I paint on my darks then bring out my lights, which I find is a cool technique! Right now, I am just trying to get my compo together and try to figure what poses I will do for the people that will be on his back! Thanks, I will try to get rid of the outlines, holla!:thumbsup:

Steve Iacopetti- That sounds like a cool Idea, I will think about it! thanx!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 09:22 AM
waaaa...sorry for getting here so late!

i love the style of painting!! cant wait for more cheers!:D

09 September 2005, 10:11 AM
really nice progress uīve got here so far .....
we need to C more !

p.s.: whatīs the meaning of holla ?:shrug:

09 September 2005, 12:07 PM
Really looking good, the latest composition is dramatic, and makes a point of how small we are up to the baggage we carry. Your facial expression speaks volumes too, this piece makes the everyday trials of life seem really spectacular. Can't wait to see how it comes on with colour.

09 September 2005, 07:41 PM
calisto- thanks for your support, much appreciated!:D :love:

comaone-Holla is slang for talk to u later! We say it in tha hood all the time. pick up a few rap cds, LOL and you be livin' ghetto fabulous, LOL!:D Thanx for the comment!:thumbsup:

Zepyhri-Hell yeah, thanks, then I am mdoin' my job! thanx!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 07:58 PM
Damn.. That looks heavy! Nice face expression, perspective is nice too..
The concept is great.. I can connect with it very much.

09 September 2005, 03:25 AM
Since I have finals I don't know when I will update so hopefully I will get somethin up by the weekend, but who knows, bt anyways, I will get back to this soon, thanks for the support!

FrozZT- thanks, that futher lets me know that I am doin' my job,LOL, holla!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 03:54 AM
Hey beelow, this is looking good. The expression and the sense of weight is very strong.

09 September 2005, 08:32 AM
how about you change the angle, so that the dude would stand on a
narrow path sourrounded by a glowing pit of lava and in front of him
would be a mountain.

Then all the people on the bed would have som sort of insignias on them,
like on a shirt, a tattoo , an earring, etc. and on the mountain side there
would be other beds or sumthin, places mrked with flags or stone pillars
with insignias on them corresponding to those on the people.

then that dude would have to climb the mountain and take all the people
to their places and some of the people would cheer him on , some would
shout insults and some would just be enjoying the ride.
Ans still the dude would try his best but still the journey would be difficult
and some people would always fall from the bed into the lava...
maybe the dude stumbled once and the bed rocked too much, maybe the
wind caused the rocking... maybe someone on the bed threw a brick
at the dude and he shook the bed himself to get rid of the miscreant...


09 September 2005, 01:00 AM
thanx, guys!

zpapageo- thanx, glad that you like it, I wanted to get the motion of the guy more expressive, to give it a little more feelin' in to the piece!

Squibbit- I will think on that, nevermind let me try to incorporate some of those elements in my painting thanx, squib!:D

09 September 2005, 02:21 AM
hey man,
just stop by to see what's new


09 September 2005, 08:41 PM
Oh , nothin as of now just workin on my 3d stuff right now, I should be back on this one this week though holla!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 08:49 PM
Good luck!

This is a nice start!

09 September 2005, 09:57 PM
I just realised you're doing a 3D entry as well Bryce! The sense of weight and the sheer effort of the character is looking great! Watch his balance though, he seems to be favouring the left side at the moment. Get some colour down! :)

09 September 2005, 02:19 AM
Hey guys, sorry for the delay, I am just doing finals this week and hopefully I will get back on these asap, More than likely thursday, I will have something by then, holla!

kemar- thanx Kemar!:thumbsup:

Poshspice-Yeah, I am doing 3d as well. I will make the change, thanx Posh, and will do the colour thing, soon, holla!:D

09 September 2005, 10:32 AM
It's cool~ good luck!

09 September 2005, 12:11 PM
Dude! a 2d and 3d entry, where do you find the time?? Compositions look good!

09 September 2005, 06:42 AM
Thanx for the visit in my thread!

About your sketch i like how it builds up height, but i dont know is the man's pose best possible one? Maybe try adjust it a bit.

Good luck! :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 09:16 PM
very interesting and most original idea! I hope u'll manage to show ur concept well, so good luck with this challenge! :)

09 September 2005, 02:34 AM
love the sense of weight and the great expression you painted here. hehe, looking forward to your next update mate, keep on rocking!

09 September 2005, 02:38 AM
I wanted to say I think your submission is excellent so far. Lots of energy and very dynamic. First thing that comes to mind is Atlas.

09 September 2005, 03:39 AM
Nice Beelow! Goodluck to your 3D entry too... 2 stones in 1 bird oh i mean, 2 birds in 1 stone....huh! How was your sleep superman? :D

09 September 2005, 03:00 AM (

Here is an update since I haven't been posting, not much as I am still looking for reference for my baby submission, but here goes, holla!

Oh before I forget, in this one I am just messing with color a bit to see what I will go for in color, thanks for you support guys and gals, will comment personally later, I will get back with you guys, holla!

09 September 2005, 03:17 AM
His facial expression really helps convey the weight that he is carrying, a lot. Very nice job on that and the composition is working really well now. I'm yet to see what you're going to do with the background.
Screw the 3D entry and just go work on this one, hehehe (j/k). Will be back for more and stop being lazy :D :p

peace bro

09 September 2005, 05:35 AM
hey man where youv'e been, start looking interesting,
cheers dude :applause:

09 September 2005, 01:51 PM
good luck bro...

10 October 2005, 04:47 PM
Hey man. Been busy with 3D? :) Cool concept on that category with the baby thing. By the way, have you seen Les Miserables with Liam Neeson? There's a part there where he carries this gurl on his back and scales this really high, 90 degree wall just to get over Paris. He was carrying a bag full of stuff too. They couldnt pass through the gate coz they were wanted by the authority.

I love how the wall acts as an obstacle between total damnation and a new life. And the dude conquered it with sheer determination mixed with brute strength. Just thought you'd get more ideas from it. Keep it up

10 October 2005, 07:53 PM
Looking good, nice expression. One thing - make the guy more underneath his burden, it looks like it's slipping off his back.

10 October 2005, 08:43 AM
Ok guys thanx for the tips and comment and support, I will get back to working on both my entries since I have some reference now, yes!

Sean J- thanx!

Jose Pardo-Shyt I don't know, HOpwfully I can get them both done in time, It's time to loose sleep,LOL, holla!:thumbsup:

Falcor_- I will try to fix it a bit, thanx!

NinjaASSN- thanx, I will try my best!

the1st_angel-thanx, and weclome sacha, glad to see you here!:thumbsup:

2tacos99cents-LOL, I love your name, LOL, thanx!

rongen-LOL, thanx, will try to knock them out hopefully by the end of the contest!:eek: :D

Arc80-LOL, yeah finding reference of a chasis of a school buss is no joke it sucked ass, I got close to what I need to be able to model the chasis at least or stylize it, thanx!

Korline- Sorry, Korline just been looking for reference, it is hard to do stuff without it, LOL!:D thanx for your continued support, should have something soon, holla!

anil6tr- thanx!

ahbeejieh-Naw haven't seen the movie. Thanx, man good lookin out, I will go check it out!:eek: :thumbsup:

Baron Impossible-Thanx baron will go and fix asap!:thumbsup:

Alright then that's everybody I hope, Until the next update holla!

10 October 2005, 09:03 AM
hi man,thanks and goodluck for ur challenge!

10 October 2005, 06:57 PM
Cool concept and interesting layout/composition. I can't wait to see more!

10 October 2005, 07:31 PM
this is easier to type than to do but how about trying to make the people on the back represent different factors. (maybe with clothing facial feature or something ) just an idea to kick about

10 October 2005, 08:34 PM
nice idea about it... keep it up.... good luck:thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 08:22 PM
I am still not satisfied with the piece, with the poses I am now trying to figure out what I want to do, so hold your horses guys. I will be back, thanks for the support!:thumbsup:

reynold- thanks dude!

gardogg-Will try to do something by this weekend, thanks!

kraal-Oh they will, they will be a representation of people that get on my damn nerves, LOL, thanks man!


10 October 2005, 07:03 PM
hi buddy,look interesting characters and poses.will turn to see more.cheers.:thumbsup:

mr. thurner
10 October 2005, 10:00 PM
hey, i was passing here n decided to post something... i'm seeing your work since begining n i realy like this concept n personage design. keep it going n good luck here!!

<a href="">MY SPETACULAR!:D</a>

mr. thurner
10 October 2005, 10:01 PM
i'm a idiot...

10 October 2005, 03:12 AM
Nice facial expression!:thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 03:18 AM
I think your piece had more power when you had the burden dominating the frame from above. Its a quandry because I like what youre doing with the additional characters, it just lost some steam in my opinion. Perhaps theres a way to work both in, but it doesnt seem easy.

10 October 2005, 01:17 PM
Look's very promising! Just remember to cut back on the black when you'r coloring, use cold colors instead (like cold/dark blue).

Keep it up! :)

10 October 2005, 02:05 PM
Hi Bryce,
like your latest update.
I saw the balance aspect was mention but I rather like the sence that he is struggling both under the weight and to keep balance. Think it makes the image more dynamic that way.
Youīre on the right track with this I think!

10 October 2005, 02:04 PM
Hi beelow. HM! so far looks interesting. Plese keep posting updates.
I'll like to see more form your project.

xbo :scream:

10 October 2005, 07:45 PM
Glad to see some color! Is the character going to be balancing objects also or just people?

10 October 2005, 03:26 AM (

Iwanted to finish this black and white first, and submit it as my line art but, I am anxious to upload what I am working on, I think that I am happy with what I got. I will eventually put some more people maybe, but that'll depend though. But here goes, I will try to have3 this image finished by next week, what ya think?

10 October 2005, 03:41 AM
You got some skills bud keep up the good work.

10 October 2005, 03:42 AM
Sorry guys, I haven't posted in a while but here it is the next step. I tried to get in as much as people have crit, and here goes.

xric7-thanx xric7 got it togther!

mr. thurner-thanx dude for stopping by! How are you doing on yours?

pushav-Yeah I got to boss it up with his facial expression,LOL! thanx pushav!:D

2tacos99cents-I think I pulled it together, now that I have reference to give me the right thing that I want, the lighting is not completely accurate but you get the idea I think, thanx dude.

am7-thanx dude, I think I will finish grey scale first then go with color, a technique that I learned.

Norberg-thanx norberg, I may have fixed the problem now. It took a while to figure it out, but I think I nailed it now!

2xbo-thanx dude!

Jose Pardo-Thanx man! people will be on his back as you see in my new update, sorry tooked the color back out, just want to finish the grey scale before I go with color. thanx again!

10 October 2005, 05:52 AM
looking really good beelow~the latest update rocks!keep it coming ya~:scream:

10 October 2005, 10:55 AM
I really like your idea! This's very interesting! But it seems to me that this construction is very unbalanced, and that it'll crash down now. Maybe add more characters in the background so as to create the impression of the mountain which stretch to the skies. But it's only my thought! Good luck! :)

10 October 2005, 12:53 PM
You've been busy! The ladies are looking good.

10 October 2005, 12:55 PM
Good luck, man:thumbsup: And how if you put more people, 7 or 9 more?hehe

Looking good!


10 October 2005, 01:12 PM
hey! I still relate strongly to this concept... And i think many others do too. Love the characters and the composition! Though i think it looks like it tilts a little bit backwards and to the left(from our viewpoint).. Maybe its becouse of his left(from our viewpoint) leg?

10 October 2005, 10:33 PM
i kind of agree, if it swept out a touch more it would add weight to his stance, but dayum, it's looking nice

10 October 2005, 04:56 AM
Wow, that's looking really rather cool. I like the concept a lot... Are you feeling particularly stressed these days? I like the composition and the angle, but with such a dramatic angle, it would be fitting to see more of the figures match that odd perspective. For example, we're looking up at them all, from a kind of "worm's eye view." Yet all of the faces are seen as if you're at eye level with them. Sure many of them are looking down at the viewer, but it might also be cool (or fitting) to have some of the faces also be a "worm's eye view," and undershot showing a lot of chin, as it were. True, it's a harder angle to draw, but once you chose the camera angle, you can't avoid it altogether...! :)

Anyhow, good luck with it!


10 October 2005, 05:11 PM
Thanks guys for the replies. I will make changes as needed!

wildcory1-thanx, cuzzo!

sh@ke- thanx Micheal!

Atris-alright I'll see what I can do, I plan on putting more people on top of that mound of people that I have going on now. Thanx for stopping by how are you doing on your entry?

Jose Pardo-Thanx for the support Jose!

Gonzalo Golpe-Yes indeedly do, I will do so!:D

FrozZT- I don't know I think it seems to work here in this image, I looked in the reference that I have and buddy's leg seemed to do that. I think if I were to move the leg over to the left I would loose some expressiveness of the pose it may come off stiff. Let try to move the leg over to the left a bit and see what it looks like! thanx FrozZT!

spyroteknik- Like I was saying to frozZT I kinda like the off balance look. But let me go ahead and move this leg over to the left a bit!:D

walrus-Thanx walrus I did not even notice that I will make the necessary changes to to make it fitting as you have said thanx dude that helps a bunch!:thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 09:51 AM
Very cool, this one is going to be good.

10 October 2005, 12:55 PM
good composition.
And also i like the sahdowns and lights of the face of the guy in botton

Great work

10 October 2005, 10:25 PM
I will have something up either by tonite or tomorraz, i holla at ya lataz cg friends!:D

tAsty BITs-Thanx tasty! I plan on making it that!:thumbsup:

maurodelia- thanx dude!

10 October 2005, 01:36 AM
Dude, this is SO COOL! I feel really stressed right now and I can relate to the picture in a big way. The picture is hopeful in that it portrays that one doesn't have to crumble under stress, but rather can muster all of ones strength and push forward despite the pressure. Wow, you have really captured something amazing here and it motivates me! Can't wait for more!

10 October 2005, 02:07 AM
awesome concept! looks pretty great so far, good luck :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 05:28 PM
great development! I see that u could really bring this pic to a very high level with different face expressions. I forgot to ask before, and didnt catch anywhere... is this just a tone scheme right now, or it will stay in black and white?

10 October 2005, 02:38 PM
I like this so far.:bounce:

10 October 2005, 10:58 PM
YEA AHHH! anger ... stupid ppl get off me back. and get me my CAIN! :P

great job man i for one demand COLOR!

10 October 2005, 01:21 PM
It's looking good Bryce! Nice concept.

It would be really cool to see the clouds being more of the composition (reverse-mirror of the group of people)

- Sam

11 November 2005, 09:53 AM
this gets better and better, raw power in it, looking great. not much to add, just keep on rocking! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 05:46 AM (

Here is a bit more that I have done to this, I will try to have the black and white done by the end of this week, as this piece is friggin complicated to figure out, but I will acomplish this, u can count on that! I will responded to everyone later, holla!

11 November 2005, 09:25 AM



LOOKS HEAVY....LITTLERLY.........(I hope you speak my real language.....the language of the streets....cause it's hard to type professional.)



11 November 2005, 09:47 AM
Cool ! very impressive pic ! great job man ! :thumbsup:
When we shall see a color variant? :)

11 November 2005, 09:49 AM
Incredible concept. I love it. Nothing to crit.

11 November 2005, 01:47 PM
Hi! Wow! Now it's looking more impressive! The image turns out very, very interesting! And only one. The little girl on the left. I don't understand what she does there? In my view, there's no need for her presence there. Anyway, it's a very good job! I look forward to seeing a next stage! Good luck!

11 November 2005, 02:53 PM
Fantastic concept. It is REALLY spectacular. Waiting for progress...:hmm:

11 November 2005, 03:04 PM
Good and very complex idea in execution! It is a lot of work...
Good luck !

11 November 2005, 01:29 AM
Sorry I have not been able to post on all of your works guys, I have been busy as of late and plus my internet is down at the crib for the time being. I will hopefully will be able to crit your works soon. Keep hustlin' cgers. I Holla at cha lata, cg fam!:D

gardogg-I am happy that you are able to connect to the piece well, that means a lot to me, that also lets me know that I have a successful piece thanx for that, how are doing with your 5d work???

ori@r.a.m- thanx, I am glad u like!

NinjaASSN-Its just a tone scheme, for right now then I will go to color, I know it is taking 4ever, but it is well worth it!

pushav-thanx pushav, sorry, I haven't been to your forum in a while, I forgot to pay my cox bill, I have been offline.

Slav-You will get it, just hold your horses *pets slav*,LOL! I just gotta solve my grey scale first and I am kinda just making up figures going to the top as I go along, thanx man, much love!

Somhairle-That is a great idea let me reverse them to see what I get, thanx a bunch!

the1st_angel-thanx for the support sacha, I am liking your entry, I hope to finish this contest! LOL!

THE CLYKE-Hell yeah, I from the streets too! I feel you on that, thanx for the support cuzzo, I am going to pimp this one out 4 tha hood!:argh:

HamsterFly-Hopefully soon HamsterFly. I want to solve everything in greys first then to color! thanx!

authentic-Thanx, I am glad that you like it!

Atris-Well the idea was to do people that irritate the crap out of me, a whiny trouble making child being one of them. I will try to do something different with her, maybe change the pose or something! thanx dude:thumbsup:

Aritz-I want to update one more greyscale then it is on to color! thanx man!

Sergey Banityuk-Thanks, yeah it is very complex indeed and difficult to solve, I am beating myself up about doing this, but for those prizes, gotta do something spectacular, right? Right!:D

11 November 2005, 02:11 AM
Holy $&!T! Original, Mr. Smith. Very Original. I love this. :)

11 November 2005, 02:15 PM
Hi, Bryce, your subjects is spectacular, and to draw human being is
always very hard, respect
E.T :cool:

11 November 2005, 08:41 PM
Man, i have not been here for awhile. I thought you were busy with the 3D entry, but this...this is looking TIIIGHT bro. Very nice interpretation of a more realistic subjects and idea :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :applause:
The angle is great. The detailings are looking nice and each expressions are done well. A good contrast to his expression. BUT WHEN are you going to colour it?

I'm eargerly awaiting for the colour treatment. Be back again bro.

(how's the 3D entry going by the way)

11 November 2005, 09:39 PM've managed to express this very well..congradulations and most of all good luck!:thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 09:10 AM
Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant !!! :bounce: :bounce:

Your work is clearly amazing. Just one litlle crit about an anatomy issue : the poor "Sysiphus" seems to have his left shoulder broken... Anyhow, this is just a small wound if you have to carry such a burden !!!

Keep going on


P.S. thanks for your regular dropping by

11 November 2005, 09:58 AM
THE CLYKE-Hell yeah, I'm from the streets too! I feel you on that, thanx for the support cuzzo, I am going to pimp this one out 4 tha hood!:argh:

lol......ight doggy REP that "ish":buttrock: :wip: lay yo hammer kid
slam dat one time and a half son....on the half dat forizzy

11 November 2005, 01:24 PM
Wow, even more people, that's Spectacular! : )

11 November 2005, 08:16 AM
:thumbsup: Great work Beelow!!

Drawing the figure is one of the hardest things to do and you've really captured emotion in their faces and postures.

Looks like you've still got a lot to do in terms of colouring, but hey it's already looking truly spectacular....keep up the great work :bounce:

11 November 2005, 06:36 PM
I really wait for an up-date :wip:

11 November 2005, 06:22 PM
hey you know i actually intended to do sothing simialr to this cant say what it is cause i stiil want to do it just not for this challenge since i saw you, i need to be original

good luck with this and more speed , times winding down

11 November 2005, 10:17 PM
Hey beelow,

this turned out very spectacular, mate. :thumbsup:
the image conveys the heaviness perfectly.



11 November 2005, 02:54 AM
hey man...this has realy come are making me want to submit something now, but i doubt i have the time.

keep it up, every post keeps looking better than the last. you're going in the right direction.


11 November 2005, 06:17 AM
Samuraikuroi-thanx glad you like it!

Tranchefeux-Thanx for stoppingby Eric!

Arc80- I will color soon just gotta solve the tones first then the color will come!

OrO-thanx Oro, glad that this piece is successful!

spacesnail-Will fix it, thanx spacenail!

THE CLYKE-Oh, foshizzzle my nizzle!

Jose Pardo-Yeah pretty much thanx Jose!

MrFreeman-Yeah I know but, I should have it done soon thanx!

jddog-will update soon!

lynch-Thanks jason, yeah you gotta be more original, lol, thanx dude will try to pick up the pace!

Fahrija-thanks fahrija, I will update soon!

thejaybird- Thanks the jaybird, How is your reel coming along, hope you make it kick ass, thanks for the support justin!:thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 06:35 AM
hey now this is starting to look really good, now hurry up, i wanna see u finish this :)


11 November 2005, 01:42 AM
Sorry guys, I want to finish the black and white which will be the last, thanks for the support!

Squibbit-Thanks Squib will do!:D

11 November 2005, 06:28 AM
this image shold be black and is like a sculpture...i don't think there is an image in this contest that is so expressive...thumbs up for your genius!!:thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 03:17 PM
hey man,
now I see, like it more and more, little different approach there, very modern,
I think it's a great piece, girl on the left needs a little work,
but overall it's very original, admire your style :buttrock: :buttrock:
I think this is what makes to stand out from the rest, not trying to follow the main stream
love it, very cool :applause: :applause:
(it's cold inher)

11 November 2005, 06:20 AM (

Here the next step enjoy!

11 November 2005, 06:35 AM
greaaaaaaaaaT work man:thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 06:52 AM
I'm so pleasantly surprised by this, cause there was a long time nothing much
happened on this thread ad now you are making this great pic that seems to
advance so nicely :thumbsup:


11 November 2005, 08:40 AM
Just a question (maybe already asked sorry), is that will be colored or is it a black and white piece ??

11 November 2005, 03:05 PM
gaianix-thanks dude!

Squibbit-Yeah, thanks squib sorry bout that, just other going on.


11 November 2005, 03:13 PM
Bryce, time is getting short, lets see some color!

11 November 2005, 03:18 PM
Hi bryce,
Havenīt checked in for a while so it was a pleasant surprise to see how this developed.
I hope you know your colors as well as your shading. Itīs allready looking great, but in color it could be really, really spectacular.
Great work!

11 November 2005, 04:09 PM
Hi, this is Voytek. Your idea is very good, I like the composition very much. I did very similar composition before., but with an angels. Good luck.

11 November 2005, 05:13 PM
i have absolutly nothing to crit about your looks great :buttrock: but try to post some stuff as coloring and final coloring z you can't go for ever with lineart...cheeres

11 November 2005, 07:40 PM
Good work! :)

I think that increasing the amount of people on his back really made the picture to look more spectacular. At first i didnt get it. I thought this was supposed to be some kinda of strong man feat, but now it just aint possible by normal human. So it works fine.

Where are them colors?! Uh oh.... hurry up! :eek:

11 November 2005, 07:56 PM
hehe yea you slacker!

i just have one small crit for you... i know might be your intention so ill be very careful in the way i present this. so here goes. i know that most of the illustrated figures are not anatomically correct but the female figure that is sitting on top of the the guy that's laying down that the main character is holding up ... her foot seems to be elongated and doest quite fit in... it just looks out of place ... i suggest you either make her leg after the knee longer or shorten the upper part of the leg. either way it should get rid of that inconsistency.

aside that i cannot say that anything major jumps out at you. this image is splendid. keep rocking mate!

11 November 2005, 08:49 PM
This is looking really good. Looks like you're all ready to start coloring, or pretty soon anyhow. Only comment - and this may be intentional -si that the tower of people fades right into a gab between the clouds, so it's really hard to see where one ends and the other begins. Whiter clouds (i.e. no gap there) could help... or maybe it will all be clear once coloring is in.
Good luck and keep haing fun with it!


11 November 2005, 09:37 PM
Hi !!

I've been away for too long...sorry...
Here's one of my favourite pic. Just wondering if you really need colouring.
To me, it's strong enough. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Keep it up


11 November 2005, 06:01 AM
Hi Bryce! Now I see why this little girl is there! :) She looks very expressive! And I'd be very interesting to hear about the characters! Are all these characters fictitious or real? I'm waiting for your colors! Good luck! :)

11 November 2005, 04:10 PM
Jose Pardo-Yes daddy,LOL:bowdown:

Norberg-Thanx, man, lets hope I can pull it off with the color added in.

Voytek-Cool, just checked out your thread you do great work, thanx for droppin' by much appreciated.

OrO-Yes I can:p thanx OrO!:)

Falcor_-LOL, yeah I better get on it! thanx dude!

Slav-I know u are but what am I:p Yeah I know probably almost all of the figures are not correct but I see what you mean, this image is pretty hard because I am trying to force the perspective, I don't know how many sketches I have done to correct these problems, but I will try to fix them if not I will just try to finish this and submit it within the next week! Thanx for that, again I will correct them!

walrus-Thanx walrus I will make the correction. not intentional!

spacesnail-Well, everyone seems to want it colored and also I can get some practice with color so will color it, but I see that it is strong already! thanx spacesnail!

Atris-Yeah, I had major beef with the first pose of the girl. She did not seem snobbish enough, so I went to find reference of an upset kid and I stumbled over a photograph of a kid doing the sticking out tongue thingy, that little brat! Yeah, I just kind of made reference to people in my life that are annoying and seem to just be there and bother me. Just leave me alone, Like mike...if you know what I mean!

11 November 2005, 05:26 PM
Hey Bryce. This is really getting impressive. I love the all of the poses. I cant wait to see some color. :thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 08:05 PM
Yeah, me too! This is looking smashing! Colour man! I think you must be the most active participant of all here Bryce! :)

11 November 2005, 03:18 PM
zpapageo-Thanx man, Yeah I still have to correct some of them, but I am glad u like!

Poshspice-Thanx Posh, yes daddy 2, I will color.:p Yeah I guess so, I just want to get to know the other artists, and be a known force as well as great digital artists here. I hope you get to finish your entry, I still have plenty of work to do myself!

11 November 2005, 04:09 PM
Hey, I donīt reply to your spectacular yet. I must change it.
I like your work! Great style and characters you have there, but most fantastic is idea, really great! Keep working! :thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 09:04 PM
Great composition, man, very thought-out :thumbsup: Amazing amount of details. Will you colour it? I like it the way it is now...

11 November 2005, 11:24 PM (

Here I am just hinting My lights, right now, so I know where I want my focus to be! I'll submit something new tomorrow!

11 November 2005, 11:52 PM
Beelow - When I opened up this thread my jaw dropped. I had no idea that you were THIS GOOD at drawing! This is incredible work man. I loved the concept but I never expected such a strong execution. Great work.:thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 12:12 AM
!Nice! Your figures have really taken form! The man on bottom has a great expression! It could have been real easy to have made him look like he's smiling/laughing, but you really get a good sense of the weight and and extreme strain on him. Lock in that lighting:thumbsup:, and good luck!

11 November 2005, 01:00 AM
Hey nice work on this painting. Great concept and composition. You really took on a monumental task with this painting, but I am sure that you are up to the task. Thanks for dropping by at my entry and giving me the good advise and encouragement. I am looking forward to seeing your finished entry!:thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 04:47 AM
wow ! very cool dude! nice compostion , concept and shading! one thing I notice is color , now it' s look like duotone , maybe you can add more saturate color to it ! go go don't forget your super baby in 3d entry! hehehe:thumbsup::bounce:

11 November 2005, 06:40 AM
Great Concept. Very original. Keep up the good work :thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 12:10 PM
Keep it up Bryce - this is really coming together. I just realised that I've been subconsciously inspired by the 'fro on your avatar :)

11 November 2005, 06:57 PM are using that technique where you first paint the image in grayscale and then you overlay the colors..that's awesome..and the facial expressions..this is powerfull..good luck!:buttrock:

11 November 2005, 06:58 PM
hey mate that is soo cool, your a guy with allot of talent

11 November 2005, 07:31 PM
Looking at the picture again, I think the guy with the gun needs a bit more work. His arm isn't shaded too well and the gun doesn't look right. The face of the main characters looks excellent in particular.

11 November 2005, 12:36 AM (

Here is some more work on the coloring, A little saturated for my taste. I will refine some more, thanx for the support!

11 November 2005, 12:42 AM
I will post responses tomorrow guys and gals, holla!:arteest:

11 November 2005, 02:28 AM
great!u've got ur colors up,ur skills in the rendering job has tremendously improved mate!:)

11 November 2005, 03:48 AM
I'm really feeling this, I can relate. The concept is great...excellent composition. My only crit would be to make certain you fade the people highest up in the clouds enough, otherwise good stuff.

Good luck. :thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 07:26 AM
Awesome details beelow :drool: One thing that comes to mind though is, that guy on his back against the dude carryin' the whole mob's gotta be hurtin a lot with his stomach takin' all the weight like that ;P Nonetheless, you definitely take the cake in originality in this contest :bowdown: ~ Peace! :cool:

11 November 2005, 08:21 PM
rawwad-Tahnks, rawwad for dropping by, good luck with your entry, how is yours doing anyways?

MikeTheHunter-Yeah, as you se in these post, I have went into coloring thank Mike!

gardogg-Thanks gardogg glad you like! It took a lot to figure out, but I have nailed it, I still have to refine the greyscale as a move along!

KITTNLITTER-Thanx, man, I will get it down, just got to refine as I go!

Euphrosyne- Thanx! I would not have crit If I did not have a great painting to back it up, I guess! I hope that you make those changes that I have suggested! Good with your entry!

monsitj-Thanks, monsitj! I won't forget about my 3d. I just have to get my base colors down, I just have an idea of what I want, let see what I can do in terms of color!


Avatarist-LOL, the fro usually does it, I don't what is up with this fro? When I have it my talent tends to show more. It all in the fro!:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

OrO-Thanks Oro glad that you have noticed it, sorry that u misunderstood me, too much slang from tha hood will do that to ya!

eddieellis-Thanx eddie, don't make me blush:blush: :rolleyes:

gardogg-Yeah, I haven't worked that area yet, getting there, soon enough, thanx again gardogg!

sh@ke- thanx shake, I had to do a lot photo shot to get the poses that I want, It was a pain!

Segvoia-I will do so, thanx!

ahbeejieh- Yeah, I've been getting that response from some people at school, LOL! about the guy that is taking all of the weight of the people, but hey its a painting anythings possible.:rolleyes: Thanx, man!

11 November 2005, 01:59 AM (

Here is the next step just, doing as I go I guess, let me know what you think!

11 November 2005, 02:18 AM
well...i absolutely love the idea of this pic. the charcters are rendered nicely. one thing i don't think i like though is the clouds, they seem too blocky and tall, competing with the stack o' people, which should be the main focus.

11 November 2005, 06:54 AM
same issue..the rest is super cool :buttrock:

11 November 2005, 08:56 AM
Like the color you've made on the characters. Be careful to keep the action on characters so maybe less contrasted bg or maybe a little blur on it (to try).

11 November 2005, 10:07 PM
bakanekonei-Thanx, i will change out those clouds, I agree, did not like when I was doing them.


authentic-Alright I will try that as well! thanx dude!

11 November 2005, 08:45 AM
This totally reminds me of this Kevin Garnet commercial that nike made where he was walking down the street and people kept on jumping on his back. That commercial kicked major ass.

11 November 2005, 09:52 AM
This totally reminds me of this Kevin Garnet commercial that nike made where he was walking down the street and people kept on jumping on his back. That commercial kicked major ass.

ahhh i remember seeing that advert, i just watched it again. Indeed the concept is similar but i really like the take on this one, i feel i can relate to it. I really look forward to seeing this progress... hmm, i think i subscribed to it already.. :)

11 November 2005, 09:35 PM
I think its great! Love the subtle colors u r using, and the contrast on the face of the first guy. I hope that everyone will be in this style. love it!

11 November 2005, 10:59 PM
Good progress, very interestingly turns out, it is possible to examine work very for a long time:thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 11:05 PM
Bro, this is coming out really bad arse :thumbsup: :thumbsup: I really dig the colours and what you got going on background. Great job homez.
Nothing to critzs man. Keep it up :D


11 November 2005, 01:29 AM
fal$eProfit-Hahahahaha, I just want to tell you that I never seen the commercial, and people at school told me that, and I was like that hella sucks. One of my teachers told me, that but he told me that my entry was a totally different concept, then he said after that, "fuk nike". I am a big KG fan. i Love the Timberwolves. I wish they didn't trade stephan marbury, that suks, but thanx for the reminder.

TheCleaner-Thanx, the cleaner! I think that everyone can relate to this concept, that was the idea.

NinjaASSN-Yeah I will, I just working the tonals as I am going with the color, just making adjustments as I go along.

Nikolay-Yeah, my teachers do that here as well, alot of eye candy I bet!

Arc80-Thanx archie, I hope to finish by this week, why do I keep saying that, I never finish, I will stop saying that from now on!:thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 03:03 AM
This is look good almost there

11 November 2005, 04:09 AM
your getting there, i gotta say this is difficult ,all these faces arrgh .

two things more tonal ranges for you skin and get some cloth references you could use less wrinkles
i'm now learning this stuff andeven though i'm getting better at painting from my head you can't beat references.

good luck beelow

11 November 2005, 05:29 PM
Great progress, now thats really the weight of the world on his shoulders :) keep up the great work, the finnished parts already look amazing :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 05:56 PM
very nice progress.realy love your idea.keep it up cheers.:bounce: :thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 07:55 PM
wow! i really missed alot! i love the way it turned out!!:thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 05:28 PM
hey man, very cool update, :applause:
great coloring, very nice , very nice :buttrock:
cheers :beer:

11 November 2005, 09:40 PM
I love the concept of this image. Great work so far.

My main comments would be the strength of the background (but that has already been mentioned), but also there seems to be a portion in the image that seems a little too much in shadow compared to the rest of the image. It is mainly in the bottom middle: part of the main character and the man on his shoulders. I find myself squinting at the image to make out the detail - but that could be just my bad eyes ;)

I like this image very much. Good luck for finishing in time!

11 November 2005, 03:45 AM
Hey man,I really like your concept ,it should be really I am still waiting for your Final Image,hope to see more detail ,hurry up!!:)

11 November 2005, 07:32 PM

Lot of work in that pic for sure. I read the comment about the Nike commercial but I've seen it and I still think youre image stands on its own. In all honesty I wouldnt have even thought of the similarities until it was mentioned... I still think its one of the most original pieces here. Looks like youre pacing yourself nicely. Just keep at it, its coming along great :applause: - Joel

11 November 2005, 09:13 PM
Bryce, this is looking better and better. The colors are looking great. Nice work

11 November 2005, 04:37 PM
Sorry guys for being away so long, I will post something later tonight, good luck all!:thumbsup:

wildcory1- Yeah, just got to tidy it up, thanx!

lynch-Yeah, I know I went kinda over board with the wrinkles, thanx, lets see what I can do!

the1st_angel- thanks dude, I hope to get this finished in time I am kinda pushin it! I am starting to get tired of looking at this image, hahaha!

xric7- Thanx for the support!

calisto- Yeah you did, sorry to see drop in so late, but it is all good!

Korline-thanx Korline, it is starting to get cold in Vegas finally!

Lync-I will make adjustments to make out the character in the foreground, thanx for them bad eyes!

Michael Chang- Thanx, I will finish, good luck with your entry!

Mecha Hate Chimp- Thanx, mate yeah, damn Nike! damn Nike to hell, LOL!:D :rolleyes:

zpapageo- thanx, I am still unhappy with the colors right now, I will pull it together, though. Thanx again!

11 November 2005, 11:38 PM
hey your thread should be saying final colouring by now we only got like 5 days left
most of your characther should look more the one in at the bottom in terms of tone he really stands out you should also try not to acsentuate edges to much like that girls knee it makes it look to flattend with highlight going almost all around the shape

quick hurry man i want you to finish this, good luck

12 December 2005, 03:01 AM
each of ur updates shows alot of difference as well as imporvements,man this is good~please complete this asap:bounce:,the cock is ticking :scream:

12 December 2005, 05:29 AM
hi hi

I love the expression. 10 points and a gold star for that alone :) You've got a great start on the dramatic lighting, how far up the pillar of people are you thinking about making it before things start to fade out? I'm a little perplexed by that one linear cloud formation, the one that looks like it might have been made by a passing jet. It goes right over the tower of people, and I'm not sure if the left side of it is supposed to be a continued pile of people that are just tilting back to the side, or if it is just the cloud.

Keep it up! :thumbsup:

12 December 2005, 01:48 PM
right on... just one quick note. just make sure to not fall into the same pit i did. my image ended up being to grey and colors where too dull so i had to redo a great deal of the image.

friendly heads up on that... well with that said its complete :buttrock: i love it. keep going man!

12 December 2005, 04:29 PM
if you can't stop don't stop beacause you've done a relly nice work

12 December 2005, 07:38 AM (

Here is something new, I still have to fix some inconsistencies here and there and still try to paint out the grayscale while I simetaneously work in color, I still have to make changes, in some of the places where you guys and gals have commented on, approximately 4 days left I should be done on time good luck all.

12 December 2005, 09:17 AM
Hi I love your image ! idea is great !
but IMHO previous variant with darker clouds, is feels little bit more dramatic !
Good luck man ! :thumbsup:

12 December 2005, 09:30 AM
Bryce, That's so great, I like the concept a lot :)))

12 December 2005, 09:32 AM
Yep this getting better and better! I know itīs just a matter of taste but I really liked the grey sky you posted 21 september. I think the image is easier to read without a colorful bg.
Just make sure you finish this in time OK!

12 December 2005, 10:58 AM
You have to done this... ! Like I told you I really like the concept and everything come out perfectlu now ! Waiting for the final :wip:

12 December 2005, 06:34 PM
Finally, an update. Looking really niiice bro. I like what you did to the clouds. It has more forms and interesting shapes developing now. The details are looking sweet as usual. So i'm just waiting for you to finish it :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

be back again homez