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09 September 2005, 07:14 AM
Mathew W. Waggle is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

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09 September 2005, 07:39 AM
welcome and good luck

09 September 2005, 01:41 AM (

My concept is two farmers who are best friends. They know a earth wrecking twister is coming but instead of running, they nail the table to the floor and strap in and have one last night of drinking whiskey together. Will they survive? Sure, why not?

My main goal is to give the feeling of scale and terror of the nasty storm coming and illustrate the calm of the two buddies as they resign to thier fate. Also maybe throw in som funny stuff, like flying cows or cats, etc.

Let me know what you think, I will try and do the same for you, thanks!

09 September 2005, 02:49 AM
Very nice. It might be cool to extend the frame even further upwards to show the huge funnel blotting out the sky and dwarfing the men.

09 September 2005, 02:56 AM
Christhatguy - Thanks alot. I wasnt sure if that would throw the comp off but once I did it the twister looks alot bigger and scarier. Thanks

KoryH - Thanks! good luck to you also :)

09 September 2005, 03:25 AM
hie, i think this could turn out to be a spectacular yet magnifecent art work,alil more structure or buildings being shattered away by the huge twister would spice up even more~i'll follow ur thread along the way!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 06:40 AM
thanks Sh@ke! I will try to fit some buildings in there for you, I want all kinds of stuff going on, so we'll see. I will be sure and watch you too.

09 September 2005, 06:53 AM
LOL! Great concept and I couldnt help but giggle thinking of the two farmers with the house blown apart around them. Flying cows are definitely a must!

Cant wait to see your next update:)

09 September 2005, 07:03 AM
Man, this piece is GREAT!!! So funny and very optimistic. I'm sure this guys will survive! In my country people says: "The God keeps drunkards and madmen"
I think it's a good idea to show flying cattle or domestic animals. But how these guys are sitting on their chairs? Are they glued or nailed? :)))

09 September 2005, 07:19 AM
This is a fantastic idea!!

And i really like the composition.

And if you can capture the "feeling of scale and terror of the nasty storm coming and illustrate the calm of the two buddies as they resign to thier fate" then it'll be a truly spectacular piece!

And some cows or cats would be a bonus! :)

09 September 2005, 09:38 AM
Mecha Hate Chimp- Thanks man, I hope I will not let you down
antTON- Yeah, I spent alot of time thinking it out, I didnt want to get lost in all the sci-fi pieces. So maybe my painting wont be the best, but the concept is original enough I hope to make a difference. I really like that saying too, we have a similar saying here in the states. But we have another saying that might fit "fortune favors the bold" :)
duddlebug- Your words are a great encouragement for me! Ill try to do the best I can. I have entered previous challenges and never finished on time, but maybe this is a good enough idea to persue to the end, thanks!

09 September 2005, 09:41 AM
Haha, friends forever, of course!I think this image catch the idea of this spectacular challenge. A situation that happens once in lifetime. Dramatic but, I donīt know, full of hope and friendship:thumbsup:


09 September 2005, 10:05 AM
Good idea! :thumbsup:
It can be developed successfully!
good luck

09 September 2005, 10:11 AM
Great idea(I know you already heard that:) )ha,ha
really curious to see the next stages!!!Maybe some cars or tractors flying around or heading towards them,ha,ha

have fun!!!

09 September 2005, 10:17 AM
Extreme drinking! Excellent. Makes me want to go and try it outside, right now. Where's that f*cking beer?!

Reminds me of a true story (I still have the newspaper clipping somewhere) about some loggers who decided to prove who was the toughest during a drinking session. One cracked his own skull open with a frozen swede, and his mate responded by cutting off his own foot with his chainsaw. That's nothing, said the first bloke, and cut off his own head. No joke, it actually happened! :)

Anyway, I'm waffling. This is great, I'd like to see it go all the way to finished. Keep it up!

09 September 2005, 11:02 AM
I'm agree ihis is a fantastic idea!!
I like ur composition a lot. good job!
best of luck:)

09 September 2005, 03:14 PM
Lol! Awesome idea. Cool imagery, and you can't help but feel some love for those knuckle headed beer lovers. :D

09 September 2005, 08:39 PM (

Im struggling to get the right pose and emotion. thanks alot for all the motivational comments so far! I will respond very soon.

09 September 2005, 08:49 PM (

Im struggling to get the right pose and emotion. thanks alot for all the motivational comments so far! I will respond very soon.

09 September 2005, 09:07 PM
wow, that is an excellent concept. :applause:
I wouldn't add too much things flying around ... the farmers should be the eyecatcher.
i will follow your work.

09 September 2005, 09:19 PM
Just came back to check how youre doing. The latest sketch looks great! Im interested in seeing your work with the tornado next. Keep up th egood work! -J

09 September 2005, 09:40 PM
Man this is a great idea. Great contrast in what's happening in the scene. Anyway, I kinda thought that they were playing chess when I first saw the thumbnail and was kinda disappointed when I saw that they were just drinking. This is a crazy scene but would'nt it be crazier if they were concentrating on a game of chess AND drinking whiskey or smoking some cigars? You know, just casually playing chess... Coz, like that funny story about some drinking guys from Baron Impossible, guys who drink really do crazy stuff. And it just looks like they're both drunk and have lost their common sense or something. And I dont think nails will hold the platform they're on against the tornado. I think you need a lot more support than that. Just my thoughts :) Love your concept. Keep it up!

09 September 2005, 11:59 PM
Haha, fantastic concept. Very original. You just know they are facing certain death, yet you don't feel bad for them, looking at their brave attempt to fight it. Good sense of black humor.

About the poses: I'd let one of the guys hold the edges of the table, tight and cramped, as if he is about to be torn away from it. That way it immediately strikes the viewer that they are trying to brace themselves as good as they can.

This is definitely one of my favourite concepts already, I'll be watching this thread. Good luck!

09 September 2005, 02:08 AM
Hey man! Looks good so far! Keep it up. (P.S.- Remember me? From :D)

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