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09 September 2005, 09:05 AM
cláudio jordão do carmo viegas is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Image: inner-me final (

09 September 2005, 09:18 AM
Hello guys, it's great to be back to the Cgsociety's challenges, and this time, to the most spectacular of them all, I'm sure!
Well, I dont have any idea for now, but I'll be back... I think! Good luck for all.

09 September 2005, 10:32 AM
Hi Claudio! Great to see you in this one - I have a feeling this theme should be right up your alley ... looking forward to see what you make of it!

09 September 2005, 05:29 PM
Ok, I guess I've found something to develop.
I'm gonna try to represent my vision of a spiritual-inner-manifestation, as if it was captured by a stroboscopic camera!
I fly high :) I know... I just hope not to fall in the middle.
I'll be back with a sketch.

09 September 2005, 08:01 PM (

I hope you can understand! What do you think?

09 September 2005, 04:42 PM (

Well, still sketching, but this time in 3D, searching for the right movement!

09 September 2005, 04:51 PM
spiritual-inner-manifestation captured by stroboscopic camera - the description is already spectacular :thumbsup:

Really interesting concept - a bit hard to understand what you're going to do but I'll definitely be watching this! Good luck!

09 September 2005, 10:41 PM (

Ok, lets models the head, I said!
Ufff, that's harder that I though!
Whaaaaat? I'm not use to it, ok!?
It's not finished, of course, but I'm not in the wrong way, right?

09 September 2005, 09:37 AM (

Refining the head...

09 September 2005, 07:21 AM
So- the face is coming on really well I think. It looks a bit like a mask - is that your intention?
Perhaps it's the mask covering the inner self ... I'm really intrigued to see where this goes.

Feel like I'm spamming a bit on your thread here, Claudio :)
May I suggest you to place a link to the thread in your signature? It will be much easier to find you that way. :wavey:

09 September 2005, 10:11 AM
Hum! How could I never though about a signature?
Thank's Gunilla. :)

09 September 2005, 02:56 PM (

Refining me... weel, not exactly, but anyway!

09 September 2005, 09:52 AM (

Playing with my character in searching for a point of view and dynamics.

09 September 2005, 01:59 PM
The new concept sketch makes it much easier to see where you want to go with this... I can almost smell some of the mood from your GSO image here. Is it the bright and the dark side of the soul showing here?
keep going my friend :wavey:

09 September 2005, 03:19 PM
Interesting concept. It got me thinking are you going to model your figure nude also? I mean when your inner self comes out of your outer self is it still wearing clothes?

Anyways it is coming along nicely, cheers.

09 September 2005, 03:28 PM
Claudio, nice concept and movement on the renders!
Boa sorte e um abraço!

09 September 2005, 04:35 PM

Well, you're right... I guess I can say that this one share the same mood of that GSO image.

As I said somewhere on that thread, I intended to do a movie about that idea, and guess what :) I'm doing it!
Not exactly about "The Hidden One" and he's return, but the main configuration that resembles to the Cross of Christ will be there.
And this new challenge came in handy to explore some visual effects for one of the two characters of the movie.

And you're right once again about the bright and dark soul aspect. That's exactly it!

I'm glad someone understood.
And thank you very much Gunilla for your great support, you were my only friend for a while :)


"It got me thinking are you going to model your figure nude also? I mean when your inner self comes out of your outer self is it still wearing clothes?"

That's a good question inded... I'm still thinking about that, but I guess it would'nt make no sense putting clothes in the Inner-self boby, it would seem kind of silly... just like Hulk shorts. :)

I'm more interest in showing a bean of light, but not like those in "Cocoon" remember?

Thank you very much for your comment.


Thanks Gus, I'm glad you liked.

I'm still trying to find the right movement of the arms, but I think it will be wider.

Boa sorte para ti tb, tens um trabalho muito bom.

09 September 2005, 04:49 PM
Hey - that's wonderful! I remember your ideas of turning it into a movie - good!
As soon as you got anything to show I'd love to see it - and it's really my pleasure hanging around your thread since I really like your unique and special work.
I'm glad you don't see me as a stalker :)

keep em coming, friend :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 08:18 PM
YEAH,ANOTHER NICE CONCEPT HERE!goodluck,mate!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 08:00 AM
nice concept, really like your concept sketch :), waiting for the next picture ! good luck ! :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 11:52 AM
Thank's a lot guys... a new update coming right up!

09 September 2005, 12:00 PM (

I'm still trying to find the better perspective and movement of the arms, but I think it works better this way with the arms opened widely and stretched up.

09 September 2005, 01:33 PM
yeahhh,this is really attractivE,its somethig unique,and i cant wait till the final!

09 September 2005, 04:14 PM (

Here's another possible approach.

09 September 2005, 09:11 PM

best of luck with your entry, my piece of advise if I may, maybe its not too early to think about your background since your main focus seems decided - just to have the all picture in go on


09 September 2005, 09:32 PM
beautiful concept. excellent idea :bounce:

09 September 2005, 02:35 AM
Hello Claudio,

I see a wonderful concept in your challenge entry, the fluttering images are very beautiful! I will be reading your thread!

09 September 2005, 07:24 PM
aBlackEgg - Thanks man, I really appreciate your advice, you're absolutly right... the thing is, I still not sure :) I don't want to create a background, or any other elements that could in any form still the "spectacularety" of the character... I was thinking about a completly natural environment, like a bedroom or so... but I don't know yet.
If you have any suggestions... shoot :) thanks.

nadeym - Thank you very much.

Continuumx - Great to see you on my thread friend... I'll try not to disappoint you! Thanks.

09 September 2005, 07:34 PM
hi claudio_jordao
sorry for not dropping by!:banghead: really cool concept!good modeling and its getting better! and love the way renders look totaly cool and abstract in a way! :thumbsup:
cheers and will keep looking out for more!

09 September 2005, 11:42 AM
Hi claudio_jordao. I love the technic you are using. Looks COOL.
The last one have more style. I like the last one.

Keep going and good luck.
xbo :scream:

09 September 2005, 03:02 PM
Sorry, mate but I can't catch the idea.

09 September 2005, 09:51 AM
yunisirees - Hello... great to see you here, thank you very much for your comment... hope to see you more :)

2xbo - I'm glad you like it so far, thanks for your opinion mate.

suk-grigorij - "Sorry, mate but I can't catch the idea." - Hum! that's bad :( let me see if I can explain.

It all has to do with higher levels of meditation... once one arrives to that level, you spirit becomes a manifestation of light and flies out of your body ready to take you in subconscious discoverys and adventures... I'm not an expert, but I think it's something like this.
What this image represents, is the moment that this spirit is spreading out his arms, like an angel... preparing for that subconscious journey.

Well, I hope it helped you catch the idea, or at least, didn't make you loose your interest :)

Thanks guys.

09 September 2005, 01:34 PM
really great and so nice wing model . INTERESING .:D

09 September 2005, 04:39 PM
Now I get it. Nice, but are U sure, that all this is supposed to be so onesided. I mean, not every spirit may become manifestation of light. There is another side of the madal, U know. There can't be light without darkness.

09 September 2005, 08:46 AM
Claudio... I'm so sorry to forget your thread here... as usually... your way is very particular and your searching always terribly graphic... each picture is a masterpiece... very pleasant for our eyes... and our mind... your sensitive way is incomparable and really yours.
Don't change and give us more Spectacular things...

...good continuation mate :beer:

09 September 2005, 09:05 AM
Ramtin_moom - Thanks mate, I really appreciate it.

suk-grigorij - I'm glad I could explain myself :) You're absolutly right my friend... I was in fact thinking about that question, and I think I'm going to do a kind of a "battle" between the two halfs of the same spirit, one of light and the other of darkness.
Thank you very much friend.

Lemog - Hello... such an honor :) thank you for your kind words and great support my friend.

09 September 2005, 04:05 PM
Battle? Battle is GOOOOOOOD!

09 September 2005, 07:21 PM (

Hello, here's an update of my Inner-Me, this time, caught in the middle of two opposite forces, Light and Darkness.
I want the ambience to be very minimal, and that's still bodering me... I have to think about that!
This is not the light that I have in mind, but I felt like showing it to you as it is for now... I hope you like it.

09 September 2005, 08:22 AM
I don't know if the final image would be spectacular but you create some beautiful pictures. :applause:

09 September 2005, 08:34 AM
I agree! The last picture is pointing towards something really beautiful, I think. The glow is lovely - keep going :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 09:20 AM
Very interesting idea.

09 September 2005, 10:10 AM
Better than spectacular Claudio, and of the light born the spectacular move. G.R.E.A.T. :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 10:49 AM
your lighting is incredible buddy!

09 September 2005, 02:38 PM
I anticipate something grandiose. It will be very interesting to observe of development of this work!

09 September 2005, 08:33 PM
Hi claudio_jordao. Amazing Technic. I love it. Please keep posting. I'll keep 2 eyes in your work.

xbo :scream:

09 September 2005, 01:04 PM
Thanks a lot for your comments and suggestions guys... I'm trying to find some time to work on this, but it's getting very hard. I'll see what I can do :)

09 September 2005, 06:17 PM
I still like the sketches with the wings taking off. I think you should investigate the possibility of having your wings model doing that sort of thing somehow. Maybe translucent and glowing, with repeating iterations over top of the outer you?

But the new design has a lot of possibility too. Either way, lots of progress. cheers

09 September 2005, 07:04 PM (

Finally I found some time to update my image.
I've started refining the character, and fixed his pose, I'm still considering the levels of transparency of his movement, so this is only the final pose.

09 September 2005, 07:16 PM
There is still a progress in your concept and it comes out better every time:thumbsup: . I like especially the movement with the light...I'm curious of your next updates.


09 September 2005, 08:27 PM
This is a stunning rendering Claudio. Each update brings you further I think.
How do you do that nice glow/bloom effect? What renderer?
I've been spending some time figuring out how to do something similar - but without luck so far. This is really inspiring :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 05:28 PM
very are one Cool Artist:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 06:27 PM
Thank you Claudio. Good luck with your work, your last update looks good!

09 September 2005, 07:24 PM
Hi Claudio... I think you've possibly got one of the most seductive and intriguing images in this challenge growing here... Each time I visit, my curiosity grows and my surrealism meter goes off the scale! Just keep Rokkin the way you are mate:buttrock:

09 September 2005, 08:07 PM
Hi Claudio

Thanks for your comment on my work. Good luck to you too.

09 September 2005, 08:32 AM
daWinky - I'm glad you liked this update, I was searching for the right ambience for the scene... and because I think it's too dark, I've made another one, witch I'll be posting in a minute!

Gunilla - Thank you, thank you, thank you :) well, that glow is nothing much... just a spot light, Lightracer, and a little Blur, no special renderers needed.
Oh, of course I've pass it through Photoshop... and thanks once again :)

3rd user / apocryph - Thank you very much guys.

DaddyMack - Wow friend... I'm speechless with all that kind words... thank you very much.

mosquito718 - You don't have to thank me, you work deserves that! Thanks!

09 September 2005, 08:48 AM (

I like more this ambience then the previous update.
I've added the other movements of the character to have a better idea of the final effect and the levels of transparency needed!

09 September 2005, 09:05 AM
Even the concept is not clear to me, I like your picture and find them spectacular. So just :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 09:33 AM
I like very much your idea, even though development is rather strange on your last update, I find that one does not distinguish enough the black profile of the shape.

Good continuation for the continuationI am really curious to see the final

09 September 2005, 09:42 AM
I don't understand concept too , but your image dont' need it , it's look spectacular!!! good job!

09 September 2005, 10:21 AM
hey,spectacular loook...and thats enough!:D nice job,i like the mood and colors....

09 September 2005, 10:34 AM
nice idea! i wonder how this will come out.

09 September 2005, 11:54 AM
I love your last update ! Very nice picture, very impressive too!

09 September 2005, 09:24 AM
Hum! I'm beginning to be a little concern with my work, since some of you don't seem to understand it.

What I want to do, it's not simple I know, but... I want to capture the moment when a spirit sprunged out from the body of a man in a higher level of meditation, I also want to show the two parts of that spirit, half good and half evil... the most complicated thing is that I want to show this, as if it was captured by a stroboscopic camera, to achieve an image like this:

I hope this helped to understand a bit more what I intend to do, and if you have any suggestions... they're all welcome!

Thanks to all of youl.

09 September 2005, 09:44 AM
well, my suggestion is you forget 'bout the half good half evil thing, it's probably too much :)
i liked your first images better than your latest ones.
or maybe you could give weight on either evil or good, and then make the other half INSIDE the dominant spirit-thingy. For example if you choose good, then there would be that angel like being witch would have some kind of demon lurking inside. I think that would be cool, also to express that everyone has a dark side hidden somewhere...
what'ya think?

09 September 2005, 05:39 PM
Hello coCoKNIght, thank you very much for your suggestion... less is more right?
I'm gonna do some experiments on that.
The difference of color/texture on the two halfs should be enought to understand the all idea, and besides, evil as a twisted/subtle way to reveal itself. Thanks.

09 September 2005, 01:24 AM
Good Concept,

Pretty Image Good Lock

09 September 2005, 08:54 AM (

I think this version helps to understand a bit more the movements of the character. What do you think?

09 September 2005, 10:46 AM
ah, yeah, that definatly gives a better idea on what you're aiming at. looking better again :)

09 September 2005, 10:55 AM
Yes - this will be much clearer conceptwise - also looks really beautiful already :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 11:06 AM
Another one very beautiful... in fact, I don't know what give you as councils... for me, all these pictures are very pleasant to see... always more an more pleasure... for that thanks Jordao :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 11:07 AM
Wow, really nice ambience :)
Before the last post I was wondering where you were going. But now that's clear, and it seems really good to me:thumbsup:
Good luck

09 September 2005, 12:55 PM
hei ! yup the last one rulez! a very nice feel to it there! did miss some cool progress here though!

09 September 2005, 05:18 PM
Hi Claudio,

This looks quite original and preety much spectacular.

I wonder if you're into Psychology,
it looks like you got inspiration from the inkblot test?
Any case, nice modelling, nice face and my good luck wishes.

Also your lighting is surely spectacular.
Are you using SSS? What renderer?


09 September 2005, 05:41 PM
One well feels movement, image becomes really legible now:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 11:00 PM
Hi Claudio

Not only your work is original and interesting as images, but the concept truly stands out from the crowd on this challenge!
I think that the last one is great in the way it captures the movement (the best so far in my opinion). And the simplicity helps in this case.

I will keep visiting this thread and wait for developments! Nice work.


09 September 2005, 09:21 AM

This is one of the greatest concept I saw in this contest until now. It's simple and compex int the same time. It has something to say.


09 September 2005, 10:41 AM
Hello guys, you're the best!

pipiritruiqui - Thanks, I'm glad you like it, hope to see you often :)

coCoKNIght - Thanks alot friend, you gave me a great help.

You're allowed to hit me with your critics whenever you want to.

Gunilla - My dearest friend :) thank you very very much.

How is your unwraping progress?

Lemog - Oh come on Lemog! You're just saying that, this is nothing compared to the work you've been doing!

I'm really glad to give you pleasure!... ahahah! this does'nt sound very good does it? :)
Anyway, you've got the picture.

Thank you very much friend.

david.mig - Hello, thanks for stoping by... I want to keep this ambience, but I'm studing some variations and some other elements, I'll try to post then soon. Thanks.

yunisirees - Hello mate... always nice to see you here, your image is the one that rulez :) What a great job you're doing, one of my favorites.

You're always welcome, thanks.

Spin99 - Thanks mate... I appreciate very much.

No, I'm not into Psychology, but I like very much all that as to do with Parapsychology, the
Subconscient, Religion an the Spiritual world... I find it all very inspiring.

Very interesting the link you've made to the Rorschach inkblot test, very interesting indeed, cause I have'nt... but I could, in fact... I think I'm gonna do some experiments on that.

I guess this is one of the images that inspired me most:

No SSS, for the mean time, and I'm using mental ray :)

I'm truly thankful friend. Good luck for you too.

ChrisD01 - Cool, I'm happy that you all understand it now :) thanks.

Matadŏr - Boas... :bounce: ...até q enfim um Português. Tb estás no concurso?
I appreciate very much your kind words friend.
I guess simplicity is always a plus... well, in some cases!

Thanks alot. Obrigadão.

Simovici - I... I... I don't know what to say :) thank you very much!

09 September 2005, 05:06 PM
How is your unwraping progress?

It goes slow - but I'll get there :) How's your going? Got started yet? I got some great advice from Gilles - check my thread if interested. ... and I actually enjoy it, kind of meditative - but it's good we have plenty of time. :D

09 September 2005, 05:13 PM
Wow, it's getting more interresting.

09 September 2005, 03:08 AM
Another kool update, it is interesting to see all the different approaches you are trying out. It is quite the wrestling match you are having with your inner selves, should be fun to see which one breaks out. :-)

09 September 2005, 03:17 AM
Good idea, maybe some gradient to give that sensation of movement that you said.

10 October 2005, 06:17 PM
coCoKNIght - Thanks alot friend, you gave me a great help.

You're allowed to hit me with your critics whenever you want to.

thanks, but you gotta do an update first! :wip: :scream: :twisted:

10 October 2005, 06:27 PM
Very abstract concept here... looks imposing

Good luck:thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 02:50 PM
Os meus favoritos até agora são o #24 e o #38, mas, independentemente da forma final, eu já gosto muito da luz. :thumbsup:

Boa sorte!

10 October 2005, 03:26 PM
subsurface scattering ! hehe boa sorte!

10 October 2005, 09:02 AM
Hey people, thank you all so much... I'm so full with work that I even don't have time to thank you the way you all deserve. But I'll be back, I hope... maybe today!

10 October 2005, 04:33 PM
Hey Claudio! You're not giving up on this, are you? We're all patiently awaiting your updates ...:wip:

10 October 2005, 09:52 AM
Hello Gunilla, I think the time has come for an update... a little one, but that's what I've manage to do with the time I had.

10 October 2005, 10:49 AM
Hello Gunilla, I think the time has come for an update... a little one, but that's what I've manage to do with the time I had.
With you, it's never "a little one", because it's always a very good thing for our eyes... come on Claudio :bounce:

10 October 2005, 02:42 PM (

At last, I found some time to go on with this!
Here is the result of my first adventure in the "Unwraping World".
There's still alot of painting to do, but I've been promising you an update... so...
Thanks for all the great support guys... I'm gonna try to post some modeling upgrades too.
Stay tunned! :)

10 October 2005, 04:15 PM
Oh Yeah - you've finished the Unwrapping - congrats :thumbsup:

Looks good so far, what's next?

10 October 2005, 05:43 PM
heyy! Claudio! Just nice! im one of ur entry's fans!:D:thumbsup: creative inner!:D

10 October 2005, 04:16 PM (

Hello guys, this is going very slowly, but here it is, another update on the modeling phase.

10 October 2005, 04:33 PM
Waouw !!
That's incredible ! Seven pages, and i still haven't undestand the concept (lol)

That's great, very impressive. Can't wait to see more. :bounce:

10 October 2005, 05:05 PM
Interesting concept and great mood :thumbsup:

I will follow that closely.

Good work :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 05:07 PM
I really like the concept, really abstract. Good work man.

10 October 2005, 05:39 PM
now that's awesome man... a really great interpretation :D

10 October 2005, 05:43 PM
Good job !
I'll follow it.

10 October 2005, 07:59 PM
Always incredible for me... I love that :thumbsup:

the better place here... is simply to be THE spectator :cool: congrats mate !

10 October 2005, 08:40 PM
Ooya Claudio... This is by far your most stunning image yet... I find your work most original and inspiring and you've added nicely to the contents of my 'bent' folder... thanks:bowdown:

10 October 2005, 09:19 PM
...I find your work most original and inspiring ...

i couldnt agree more!! :bounce::bounce:... cheers man!

10 October 2005, 11:25 PM
I get the concept but have no idea where you will go with it... It is both beautiful and facinating thus far.

10 October 2005, 03:38 AM
• Extrange.....and cool!

10 October 2005, 06:00 AM
That model is looking great-brilliant interpritation of your idea and your are succeeding in getting it accross in my opinion.

Keep up the good work.

10 October 2005, 07:00 AM
the morphing looks very spectacular to me. impressive work. keep it up... :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 07:04 AM
Love this update - you're truly on your way to something stunning and unique here, just keep going :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 08:32 AM
Hi. realy interesting style. waiting for will need some light fog.good luck man.....:thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 12:44 PM
Hi claudio! your work is going wonderful! I like all that movement in the scene, it looks so different from what we usually see on the threads! keep it up!



10 October 2005, 11:02 AM
Wow one of the cooler concepts around, I really like the surrealism in it, modelling's also very nice and detailed. Lighting looks like it's still work in progress though, (maybe because it actually is!:scream: ) Nice work all around!


10 October 2005, 10:24 AM
God damn... I can't find the time to do this.
And I guess I'm starting to question the all thing... I still haven't found the best way to pass the main idea of a dual-spirit-within.
Well... I'll be back... I hope.

10 October 2005, 11:22 AM
Amazing work! nice work man i love your idea is looking good.:thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 04:35 PM (

Hello guys... I found some time to work on this, so here's another update.
I hope you like it.

10 October 2005, 09:48 AM (

Refining the head...

The angular way or aspect is very good... maybe better for me than the next image... certainly due to the render type... but I love that... :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 11:09 AM
Wow! I like this last update a lot! It's visually stunning and also clearer for your original idea!
Very good, now continue :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 12:01 PM
Man...not only a very unique theme...but also very impressing research on all 8 pages the renders u post as progress or wips are so ...artistic...I really hope u post many different angles when u have your final image ready...:bounce: . Good God did i miss this thread? :banghead:

10 October 2005, 12:31 PM
This is a great update, I love the look and the mood of it:thumbsup: . Keep on to surprise us with stunning updates:bounce: !


10 October 2005, 11:00 PM
The idea and the image looks very unique, great stuff man, and best of luck. :thumbsup: and the face looks nice and stylised.

10 October 2005, 10:37 AM
Lemog - Hey friend... you know, I didn't care much about the face cause we won't see it that big, his face is not important what's important is his poses along time, from the initial state where he's sited on a chair... to the final pose when he spread his wings (his arms) and started to fly, revealing the two sides of his innerself. Thanks friend.

Gunilla - I'm so glad you liked this... I'm trying to continue, I really am... but my daylight work, my course of "Combustion" every night, and my new short-film are killing me :) Heeeelllllpppp!!! Thank you very much friend.

Dimitris - Ahahah, it's never to late my friend, I'm very glad you came, and I hope you like my next updates that I'm trying to do :) See you.

daWinky - Thank you very much Sabrina, you are doing such a beautiful work, I love it.

hhssuu - Hey man, thanks. As I said to Lemog back there... I didn't care much about the face cause we won't see it that big... What's important is his physical expression, and even that it's kind of hard to show, because a spirit is made of energy it has no body no sheel, it's completly free. And that is what I feel it's still missing here. Thanks.

10 October 2005, 02:03 PM
• I love the strange design, it looks like from inside a shell, or a pair of wings, good Job Claudio :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 06:06 PM
An amazing and very original picture - I like it. So, go on for more updates!:bounce:

10 October 2005, 08:28 PM
Heyaa Claudio:wavey: thats another great render you've so casuall tossed into the ring mate... All of the overlapping transparency works wonders imo;) Rock on man:buttrock:

10 October 2005, 03:15 PM
Wonderful job :thumbsup:
Always so creative and stylized :)

10 October 2005, 10:32 PM
It looks painted! :arteest: It looks crystaline! :eek: Man, it looks cool! :thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 06:15 PM
Climax - Thanks my friend... it seems like your understood exactly what I meant to do with this... I want this to be something that looks like something else... a shell, or a pair of wings! Cool... I'm in the right way then :)

agou - I will, I will... thanks for stoping by!

DaddyMack - Thanks alot my friend... Your comments are always welcome.

david.mig - I'm so glad you liked it... thank you.

SoniaNotRed - It looks like... well, that's how it looks :) Obrigado Sónia.

11 November 2005, 03:48 PM
Well your work is most unordinary from all I saw here claudio, ;) awesome, not to mention that it doesn't look 3d, it's like painting, interesting colors, I couldn't even name them... like yelow green? Nice perspective btw, Good luck, I'm trying to imagine the final... neah.. I couldn't guess...

11 November 2005, 01:33 PM
tap, tap, tap - Hey Claudio! You're no thinking of quitting are you?

We're all waiting for what will happen here next :thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 06:34 PM
Hello... I guess I'm still alive!
I might have something to show you tomorrow or so... damn... I've passed through some hard times.

Working all day, studying Combustion every night... fortunately it's over now, and in every "free" time left trying to develop my candidature to a financial support of my new short-film... whitch I ended today.
Jesus... I'm dead. I'm going to sleep now. I don't wanna give up on this, but... ufff!... I'll try to do my best.


11 November 2005, 06:52 PM
I do hope you'll find the time to finish this one up, Claudio... Haven't gotten around to comment much on it before, but now I'm all idle and have a chance to really look around on all entries.

As usual, you're creating something entirely unique. The organic feel of small things/limbs together in this wing-like shape... it's quite mesmerising, and the very tangible lighting and distinct colours make it even more so. It's great, yet a bit difficult to understand - hence excellent. Still some time left, so I really really hope you'll make it!


11 November 2005, 06:59 PM
hiya claudio_jordao

ur updates dazzel my eyes everytime i see! very unique and just looks awesome!
cheers ! :bounce: :bounce: ! finish it .. i hope :)

11 November 2005, 11:40 PM (

Hello again guys...I'm trying very hard not to give up on this.
Which one do you prefer... this one?

11 November 2005, 11:42 PM (

Or this one?

11 November 2005, 12:10 AM
I like the second one more...more contrast and more live in my humble opinion...So spectacular and unique image...:eek:

11 November 2005, 12:17 AM
hmm i like the second one too! but the floor of the first one is better i think! :)

11 November 2005, 12:21 AM
Second one.

11 November 2005, 12:35 AM
hey there

I like it, looks nice, I really don´t know what it is but I like it.. :) Nice design.. good luck

11 November 2005, 07:52 AM
Both looks super but if I have to choose it's the second for me too - it has a nice painterly feel which makes it glow even more - stunning really!

I'm happy to see you continue with this :thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 08:40 PM (

Thanks for all your comments guys.
Here's a little explanation of the scene.

11 November 2005, 10:21 AM
Very very interesting....

Nice feel-mood going on here!

11 November 2005, 06:12 PM (

After re-modeling some parts of my character and re-texturing others, this is pretty much how it will look, I still have to work a bit more on the light... so, this is what I have for now!

11 November 2005, 08:59 PM
Wow this is cool... I really like this kind of 3D picture.:scream:

11 November 2005, 12:53 AM
:applause: :applause:

I love the mood in that light!

11 November 2005, 06:30 AM
Always lot so much your art and this project, particulary with these tones and kind of lighting... but now, just one thing disturb me... the photoshop effect is too much visible... that decrease the impact of your image, thah decrease your particular mood and feeling... and that come finally more technic... maybe something more near of your render can be more adapted...
just my thought Claudio...

11 November 2005, 02:38 PM
very original work and very good lighting ! :thumbsup:
keep it up !

11 November 2005, 08:16 PM (

Well my friends... I think I'm almost done here.
Do you think I should submit the final image as it is... or are there any final suggestions?

11 November 2005, 09:02 PM
It's beautiful, really! You did it again ... a totally unique and very fascinating image. Go ahead, submit it and be proud :thumbsup:

11 November 2005, 05:24 AM
Yeah... this one is really fantastic... 500% better than the previous one... congrats for this always particulaty art Claudio... it's great :thumbsup:

12 December 2005, 02:48 PM
Oh, yes, this one has more depth. That warmer color worked out great. :thumbsup:

12 December 2005, 02:54 PM
I like the light feeling and the structure.

Good Luck, my friend!

12 December 2005, 12:21 PM
You know it's very subjective with this really intelligent style of art to say which is best. As I look back on your updates I'm really amazed by the process you follow to make your art. Maybe it's not one single image but the whole series of images that start to reveal the "inner You". Your journey through this challenge is definitely spectacular!

12 December 2005, 07:13 PM (

Well my friends, here it is... my final image.
And here is what happened:


... and then, something very strange happened, something I can't quite describe.

I was hit by a very bright light, and I... I don't even know from where it came man, it just hit me... and it.. it got me paralysed, I couldn't move, I tell you, I was completely stuck!

All I can say is that I was still sited you know... I... I... I.. I knew I was... I could still feel the ground under my feet, yet... I.. felt like... I was floating you know, like on water or in some kind of gravitational absence... I don't know!

I... I was floating above my body, that's for sure... and my arms, God, that was strange!... I felt like my arms were rising up to the sky... like, like if I was trying to fly away or escape or something... they were rising and stretching and deforming like some kind of... fluid... or energy... or... damn!

And then I... I felt my body... or soul... or spirit... was starting to divide... I mean... I felt like I was being splited in two halfs... one that seemed to be pure, and... full of light, and the other was.. viscuious and dark and... and... and they were... struggling! I guess, with one another, and... I... don't know exactly why, but I... it seemed like... I guess they were... it seemed like they were fi... fighting for... something!... they were, fighting!... for... for... me!... for the... Inner-Me!

12 December 2005, 10:15 PM
Great job Claudio! Very beautiful image. Cheers, good luck.

12 December 2005, 08:32 AM
Great! Congratulation for your final!
You already know I love it :)
The story is good too - it adds a lot to the understanding, good luck :thumbsup:

12 December 2005, 12:02 AM
Great story!
And beautiful pic!

:bounce::applause: :wip: ( Parabéns!!! :wip: ( :bounce:

12 December 2005, 01:27 AM
Beautiful, abstract and spectacular image!Good luck!!:thumbsup:

12 December 2005, 02:02 AM
Hey man, i haven't checked you thread for a while, sorry :P but wow nice final, i love your uniwuq approach to the topic and great colours composition and lighting. Best of luck man! Great work!

12 December 2005, 04:57 AM
Hey Claudio... the final is really Spectacular... and the story too... great art man... always very different, but so pleasant and esthetic... :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

:applause: CONGRATULATIONS MY FRIEND :applause:

12 December 2005, 06:17 PM
I love your style really original and beautiful!the composition and model are both very interesting . Good luck .:thumbsup:

12 December 2005, 06:23 PM
Hi Claudio I wanted to congratulate you with finishing your image, really unordinary one, great job :thumbsup:

12 December 2005, 07:11 PM
interesting - gynamic scene - wow I like it good job

12 December 2005, 07:40 PM
• Wow! extrange, but cool! great jod Claudio, it has been great to have participated and shared in this challenge, i wish u luck and i hope to see more of your work in the future, :thumbsup:

12 December 2005, 07:46 PM
Wow :eek: Looks kinda weird , but that's spectaculary beautiful :eek: ..
Congratulations for this art , wow again ...:thumbsup:

Best of luck , man ! :bounce: :applause:

12 December 2005, 08:45 PM
I'm speechless Claudio... This is my wifes favourite image in the challenge and it's story effects me every time I look at it... Congratulations my friend for a battle well fought and won:applause: I look forward to future encounters with you;)

12 December 2005, 08:48 PM
Amazing image Claudio.... very nice work.. I hope you can finish it.... Good luck..

12 December 2005, 09:21 AM
:thumbsup: Very original concept and picture, congratulation man, it's a stunning and well executed work. It's leaving a lot to the imagination and is very suggestive. Hope it will deserve you a prize. Good luck!

12 December 2005, 10:51 AM
Congratulation a very unique and interesting work ! :applause:

12 December 2005, 11:48 AM
very good final picture :thumbsup: really like it ! one of the best concept, and very spectacular sensation.

12 December 2005, 12:19 PM
Since beginning I was very fascinated about your concept based on a very uniqe idea.
It's great to see now the spectacular final image.
I like your style very much, congratulations !


Roman /Grin3d

12 December 2005, 10:25 AM
nice nice nice,:thumbsup:

12 December 2005, 04:29 PM
Hello guys,

Well, now that it's over, it's time for the traditional list of special thanks right? :)

It might seem that I'm joking or something, but honestly guys... all your critics and suggestions and even the moments that I received none, all that contribute to increase in me the will to do more and better, maybe it's nothing much, but I fell proud of my work every time I get to share it with you, knowing that with your help I'll always learn more and more and more.

For all that, I would like to thank to all these teachers:











Crying Horn









Gonzalo Golpe





























Good luck to all of you, and see you in the next lesson.

Cláudio Jordão

kuma cub
12 December 2005, 02:01 AM
amazing concept and delivery...
i am very into animal spirits, shamanism and changelings - and this has a bit of all these in it as well as being a beautiful image...:twisted:

12 December 2005, 11:06 AM
Hello kuma cub, thank you very much for your words... The spiritual world was in fact what inspired me most, and I'm glad that at least some of you understood what I intented do show here.

12 December 2005, 12:26 AM
Wow really are inspired by the Spiritual Life ... And you are already done!?! I'm speechless...literally.

Congrats Jordao:bowdown:

12 December 2005, 08:09 PM
Yours is the most powerful composition and theme combo I've seen yet. Very good luck.

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