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09-06-2005, 07:10 PM
Alex Paiva is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Concept Sketch: Layout2 (

09-06-2005, 09:23 PM
Hi Alex!...good luck for you!:thumbsup:


10-17-2005, 08:22 PM
Thank you, guto.

My concept is the following:
-A "Vale-tudo" fight. The referee, in a critical moment, is not in a good position. One of the fighters seems to be in a bad position too, but after many punches on his face, he grabs the opponent arm with strenght and hate! The result of the combination of these situations has not a happy end... Take out the children... It's not gonna be beaultifull!


Alex Paiva

10-17-2005, 11:00 PM
Hi Alex, welcome to the contest, good luck dude. The concept is strong, like Vanderley Silva, hehehe. Are you'll make some sketch or will be start with modeling? What styles you'll to use, cartoon, realistic? I'm impatient to see your entry dude :thumbsup:

10-18-2005, 02:59 PM
Hello, guys.

I'll try to do it realistic. I want to learn Z-brush, the zumbi editor, and this is a good oportunity.

This is an reference of an armlock I got in web:

This one below, my friends here at work tried to do the pose for me to take an angle reference. The "Armlocker" is Marcello Carvalho, a jiu-jitsu expert! The giant russian is our internship kid, Rodrigo "Ruiveleza". The other one, trying carry Marcello is my husband, Marcio Bukowski.

I'm gonna post a first layout concept later


Alex Paiva

10-18-2005, 03:24 PM
Oh no!
This is real!

It's going to be fun.



10-18-2005, 04:53 PM
A first layout:

Comments, please!

See Ya

Alex Paiva

10-18-2005, 05:58 PM
Can't wait to see it ready.

Got my eye on this one...


10-18-2005, 06:14 PM
Alex, welcome to the challenge my friend and wish u all the best. nice concept image with live models lol :scream: Looking forward to a kickass finish. :thumbsup:

10-18-2005, 07:23 PM
Nice A first layout.:thumbsup:
i dig the angle of the shot. Good luck on your challenge!

10-18-2005, 07:42 PM (

First Layout.

Alex Paiva

10-18-2005, 08:05 PM
Nice start Alex, good concept. The composition also is good. What style do you'll use, realistic or cartoon? Good luck. :thumbsup:

10-18-2005, 08:08 PM
Nice angle!
good luck on this scene! i'm looking foward to see moreeeee :D

10-18-2005, 08:39 PM
Nice composition, i like the DOF and the camera fisheye lens. The colors and the mood are also very good....keep going and good luck.

10-18-2005, 08:50 PM
very nice comp,.

:D amazing you got those nice people that one for you,.
very entertaining start,.:thumbsup:

10-18-2005, 09:04 PM
Nice image Hope you have enough time to finish. Are you a girl by the way Alex sounds a guy to me.

10-18-2005, 09:22 PM
I Think you could do it cartoony and realistic.

I think you could rotate the camera just a little bit, just to give a drama.

P.S.: I'm not his husband! He was joking. That little cute piggy!



10-18-2005, 11:42 PM
cool man.. i love this.. the sketch is already amazing.. best luck friend..

c ya !

10-19-2005, 06:29 AM
looking very promessing... good luck to you. :)

10-20-2005, 01:27 PM
I love cage fighting :) Peter Aerts is my Fav :) w8 for more because its nice concept.

10-20-2005, 01:31 PM
go for ultimate fight ! waiting with interest the modeling of characters.
Have fun and good luck Alex :)

10-20-2005, 02:06 PM
Ha,past few days I kinda got into soul calibur and tekken,and its good to keep me calm :)
So I like a lot that pose you chose,and whole scene,waiting to be modeled...
See you again!
nice day :twisted:

10-20-2005, 03:10 PM
Your concept is great! Very creative! Congratulations and good luck!:thumbsup:

10-22-2005, 12:29 PM (

I'm working on the pose. I think the referee was looking scared before. I tried to make him more "inside" the situation. I changed a little the fighters. I'd like to have sritics and sugestions about this poses.


Alex Paiva

10-22-2005, 01:28 PM
Hum... I think I like the first one more than that...

The desperate mood of the referee was more into the spectacular context of the challenge I a afraid to say.
I am not sure... anyway, keep up!!

I am sooo curious about the character design! Do you sketches or something already?! :bounce:

10-22-2005, 01:32 PM
Well, Alex, this looks very nice.
The models are now less skinny.

The referee was looking scared before indeed, but I think he is too serious now. Maybe he should look at the same time surprised and concerned. This is suposed to be 'spectacular', isn't it? ;)

Other thing I've noticed: (about the red fighter) the arc made by the legs could look more like the arc made by the back, putting more strength on the move, really pushing the arm of the blue one.

Just some sugestions. :)
Very good work.

10-22-2005, 02:59 PM
I think i disagree with them about the referee...
A Referee of a Cage Fight, cannot be scaryed about anything! I think in this new pose, he seems to be in a regular pose, but he cannot see what's going on, because an arm is being broken and he just can see the victim's back.

The fighters can be improved on their position


10-22-2005, 05:24 PM

This is why the referee is not focused in the action:

This is the user view.
Please, I need critics and suggestions!


Alex Paiva

10-22-2005, 07:09 PM
Oh, man! I was really interested on this one until you posted this last image! I mean, I have no prejudices at all, but first you were husbandS, now this pic...

About the image, it would be nice if the referee was closer to the fighters. It would make a nicer composition and his expression could enhance the "spetacular" mood.

The pose is a bit static too. Sometimes in these kind of fights, there are armlocks in mid air! The red fighter would be pulling the victim way out of balance and breaking his arm, while in a full arc position, with no contact to the ground, sweat flying and blood spreading in a very motion blurred way - although blood with cartoony characters don't match very well, I think. Anyway, that would be really spetacular!

I'm also very curious about the character design!

Keep keeping,

10-22-2005, 09:57 PM
Excellent Concepts Alex ! Look forward to seeing more ...:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

10-23-2005, 12:17 AM
I agree with ZNP about the mood of the referee and the bending arc of the red figure.
Maybe he expressed the same ideas I have in a better way.

10-23-2005, 12:21 AM
This has the potential to be really cool. Problem is you have 3 characters plus an environment to finish in just over a month. No small feat. I hope you make it, this could be cool.


10-23-2005, 02:35 AM
Great Concept

Good luck!!!

10-23-2005, 03:00 AM
I too think the red fighter should be in a more precarious position. Mabye on one foot getting ready to fall back. And then the ref. could have his hands up and trying to move out of the way. You have also set yourself up for a great expression on the blue fighter's face as he is trying to use his head as leverage.

On the whole I think you have a good concept and compostion. Just need to walk it out.

Vinicius B. Silva
10-23-2005, 07:15 PM
HEHEHE Yeph!! Armlocke!!
I already trained jiu jitsu!! eheheh that blow breaks, among the arm and the in the face of arm hehehe
elbow (to be more exact).... very good its reproduction brow!!
and good luck!


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