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09 September 2005, 09:10 PM
Sander Shiguenori Nonaka is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

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09 September 2005, 11:22 PM
hi everybody!
Im now searching some references for my spectacular image :)
I already did my concept sketch, but im not able to post it right now (no scanner) so then tomorrow ill take a shot with a digicam and post it, sorry for delay. For now i can only write about the history of the image.

-The spectacular power of fire -

Ill try to bring my vision about the reaction of the primitive humans when they first saw the fire. It will be a cloudy day, almost night, with some thunders at the background lighting the scene. The place is somewhere near pequim and the primates are the Pithecanthropus erectus. I want to pass the feeling of the primates when they see the tree burning and an animal running because of the fire light.
I know its going to be very difficult to bring the facial expressions well done, but Ill give my best in this contest. Hope you like it!! :thumbsup:
I will post some more information with the concept later.


09 September 2005, 04:41 AM (

Its just a "funny version" concept. Ill not expend too much time in drawing.

09 September 2005, 05:09 PM (

I like hands, so i first model the hand. Its a base hand, it isnt looking like a primate hand because ill modify it to make the other 3 primates. Its just a base model.

09 September 2005, 05:12 PM (

just another hand view

09 September 2005, 05:15 PM (

wireframe view

09 September 2005, 05:41 PM
Very good hand! The only thing that I will suggest is that you make the finger nails longer. They look like they were chewed down too much at the moment. Cool drawing too!

09 September 2005, 06:02 PM
Hey gardogg, thanks for suggest!! Ill fix it!! :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 06:08 PM (

WIP base head for the primates. Lot of work to do!!

09 September 2005, 06:10 PM (

Just a closeup

09 September 2005, 06:39 PM
Hey nice work so far. The modeling is top notch! I like the concpet too. Not too long ago I saw that movie Quest for Fire again, it was on tv, so I sat and watched it. Great movie, the whole idea of the discovery of fire is pretty interesting to speculate about.

09 September 2005, 08:30 PM
This model is looking very good so far. I can see the "ape/man" very easily. The only thing that I would suggest is that the mouth is too wide and the entire lower half of the face is a bit too wide as well.

09 September 2005, 01:21 AM
nice concept and modeling so far, go cat. :)
best wishes for you :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 04:16 AM
Great modeling so far :) Will be a good piece for certain.

09 September 2005, 08:24 AM
Hi Snok, very nice modeling. Can't wait to see it textured along with the rest of your characters. All my best to you!:thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 01:40 AM
Very good work Sander .. i hope see it finished!

Best Wishes!

Pedro Felipe, sim aquele aluno chato

09 September 2005, 02:14 AM
Hey Sandar,

The first time seeing fire I would imagine would have be a real site specially if you started it. The hand and the head models are looking good , how are you going to handle the hair Good luck with this.

09 September 2005, 05:51 AM
Soapy - Thanks man!! Quest for fire its a great reference/inspiration, thanks again for remenber me!! :thumbsup: Ill try to watch the movie one more time.

gardogg - Ill post an update with a more thick lips, i agreed with you, thanks for critics! :bounce: About the lower half face, I did some search about the "man of pequim" and i found some interesting pics that showed his suposed face and a shot of his skull, im trying to keep the correct anatomy, but with a little bit of personal touch. Lets see if you like the final result, ehehe :) (i hope so) :thumbsup:

Junpei - Thanks junpei!! You are the first who repair on that... anh... "thing" (thanks to call that "thing" of cat, ehehe) running out!!

Yongkiat - Nice to see you here yongkiat!! :) Maybe you can rent you elephant for me, so i can make a mammoth version of it to put on my scene!! ehehe :buttrock: :)

thierry2005 - Thanks man!! I hope to be abble to do a nice texture, lets see!

sunshinebetter - Ae pedro, td bem!! Valew pela fora hein, agente se v!! Shave and a hair cut on it!!!

mmoir - Thanks for critics mmoir! About the place, im trying to imagine somewhere in the china mountains, ill try to pass a personal idea of a place, maybe even a not so real like terrain, i dont know yet. The hair will be a very difficult part of the process, Ill take a lot of time on it.

09 September 2005, 05:55 AM (

ears added

09 September 2005, 05:59 AM (

Just a mouth open rough pose to see how tooth and tongue are looking.

09 September 2005, 04:53 PM
Very, very intriguing idea. Good modelling too.

Good luck.

10 October 2005, 08:05 AM
Hey suk-grigorij, thanks man!! Im spending too much time in modeling, hope i can finish this contest!! Updates soon (delay, as well... :sad: )

10 October 2005, 08:15 AM (

Body base, its a stylized version of a primate, hope you like it, c&c are welcome.

10 October 2005, 08:17 AM (

Now a front view

10 October 2005, 08:18 AM
Hi. nice head modeling. good luck man. :thumbsup:

10 October 2005, 11:31 PM
Hey Sander, very nice to see brazilians here. That is one of the best ideas that ive seen here. Original, inspiring =D keep rocking dude

e boa sorte.:)

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