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02 February 2006, 01:26 AM
Martin Brennand is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Concept Sketch: Pillar Designs (

02 February 2006, 01:33 AM
Hiya Martin! Off we go on a brand new adventure!

I'm excited! Best of luck to you!

02 February 2006, 01:38 AM
Here we go ~ good luck, Martin! :beer:

Cheers, :)


02 February 2006, 01:40 AM
wo0o0o0o!!! australins wo0o0o0o0!!!

go martin, best of luck :D and the same to everyone else :D

02 February 2006, 01:40 AM
Good luck dude and have fun!

02 February 2006, 01:52 AM
heh, so you are doing 2d martin, really looking forward to it :D. see you around on irc and stuff

best of luck and some great inspiration n fun :D


02 February 2006, 02:00 AM
enjoy the challenge mate~and have lots of fun:thumbsup:

02 February 2006, 03:04 AM
yess! goodluck man!

02 February 2006, 03:24 AM
WOO WOO! Lets see what you got Martin!:D

02 February 2006, 03:26 AM
Good luck to you sir... :cool:

02 February 2006, 03:45 AM
ditto! GOOD LUCK!!! :D

02 February 2006, 04:42 AM
dude already what are the snailpiderzz for????!!


02 February 2006, 05:07 AM
hi martin Good luck with the challenge :D

02 February 2006, 05:08 AM
Its finally here, huh, Martin.? Nooooooooo moooore boredom :D

02 February 2006, 06:53 AM (

This is the first idea. I'm probably not going to run with this though as it feels a little too "Primary School Poster" for my liking. I'll do a few more ideas.

02 February 2006, 07:04 AM
Thanks everyone for the great support before i've even started!

Squib! I already showed you what the snail-things were for! Go back and check the WIP exchange! :D

02 February 2006, 07:45 AM
awsomeness :D

subscribed for sure, best of luck martin, now that theres a challenge on, guess you've gotta get those creative juices going, best of luck :D

02 February 2006, 07:48 AM
Have fun.. Best of luck! :)

02 February 2006, 08:05 AM
Daniel Radcliffe is behind you all the way! :D

Go Erilaz! :p

02 February 2006, 08:08 AM
LMAO!!! Hi, DR!

02 February 2006, 08:46 AM
Yay, good luck Martin *hugs* time to put all this vast improvement together and seriously impress us all :thumbsup:! Best of luck to you!

02 February 2006, 09:21 AM
Yeah Martin !!

have a lots of fun and best of luck mate !

cheers ,


02 February 2006, 10:30 AM (

Just churning out ideas. i'm aiming for a kid who is setting out of his home for a day of fun, but for him, naturally it's a huge journey of adventure.

02 February 2006, 10:35 AM (

Ewww... this one not so good.

02 February 2006, 02:22 PM
Maybe not great, but there's still something appealing about the image :) He kind of radiates enthusiasm which is a good thing! Looking forward to more!

02 February 2006, 03:06 PM
yo erilaz! good luck man, ah you already got some stuff drawn.
Go get 'em!

02 February 2006, 03:17 PM
I think the 2nd concept sketch is absolutely charming Martin :) Looking forward to seeing where you're going with this.

02 February 2006, 05:26 PM

(he should. hold. a teacup....)

03 March 2006, 06:35 AM
I agree with Peter and Alisa... even for a rough sketch there really is something appealing about it. You can sense the enthusiasm which is great :)

03 March 2006, 06:47 AM
Goodmorning Martin,

I like the second one as well . its the feel of a kids adventure. Great start :D

03 March 2006, 04:58 AM
Hey guys, thatnks for the overwhelming support! I'm throwing the boy concepts into my 3D one, but i'm not abandoning the 2D one yet. More concepts to come!

03 March 2006, 08:01 AM (

This one is going to be a more serious one. i'm looking for a more impressive march of golden heroes out of some majestic sort of castle. I'll refine the idea as I go. As I stated before, the Child concept will be punted over to my 3D section!

03 March 2006, 08:40 AM
great concept martin . I like it very much . when i show it the first thing that poped in my head was maybe they are crusaders :D great job

03 March 2006, 09:24 AM

I like that idea. waving maidens on the battlements and such.

...when reading through the challenge overview page I was like "Who is Martin Brennand? Ah, erilaz..." getting accustomed to people's pseudonyms can be a strange thing :D

03 March 2006, 10:01 AM
Ack.. keeping a watch on both 2D and 3D threads will be difficult! Like the last concept! Really like the second one as well, but if you'll concentrate on that one in the 3D category, I'll let you off:)

03 March 2006, 05:09 PM
The one with the fella striding out of his house is lovely, it's so purposeful! Obviously a little more work will refine it much more, but I think you should ...oh, wait..just read that you're pushing it over to the 3d section. Hmm....go with the castle one then!

I think you should try and push the values more on the castle concept though. It's got potential, baby!

03 March 2006, 12:16 PM (

I like this idea a lot better. A swirling vortex to the gods-know-where, and a man you're not sure you can trust.

Agamemnwn: The crusading idea had come to mind... but I think it's mainly to do with the stone I want to use... very yellow old and ruinous. I think i'll go with my current concept however.

Mu: Thanks! Heh... I wanted to do maidens, but the thought was a little too much. I still have to call people by their username.. it's weird!

Carina: Heh... I'm trying my best to stay focused on one at a time!!!

paperclip:Thanks a lot! I think my balance of 2d and 3d is going to be severely influenced by how I feel each day!

Anyhoo.. i'm feeling a lot beter about this one. I'm going for tense lighting and as real as possible, so i'm going to have to flex those observation and patience muscles!

03 March 2006, 12:34 PM
nice mystical and adventurus :D i like it very much Martin :D

03 March 2006, 01:45 PM
Niiice Martin :). Got some perspective issues on the hand there, but thats easily fixed :D I love the glowing characters and swirling vortex - great concept. Hope you take this one somewhere!

03 March 2006, 01:46 PM
I see you are going for a KISS concept. Simple, to the point and hits the theme. Lets see what you can work out with it.

03 March 2006, 01:15 PM
heya Martin, that man doesn't look trustworthy :D which is a good thing :)
Maybe make him point or gesture to the vortex with his other hand too. This will emphasize his intentions of trying to get you into that vortex. Also you could move the man a bit to the right so that he doesn't block off too much of the path and view leading to the vortex. Standing more on the side like some err doorman :)

03 March 2006, 09:07 PM
Very intriguing and not at all like your ordinary style, Martin!

I'm curious to see where you go with this- I'm afraid I must disagree with marlon though, maybe gesturing would make the scene too obvious. You could have his hand raised though, covering his face a bit but still extended out to the viewer, to make him seem more mysterious and sinister,

03 March 2006, 11:47 AM (

Starting to work out the design for the image. I'm nutting out the composition in my head, and the character of my man (young/old, neat/rough etc.), but for now I'm working out environment, which will play a key role.

03 March 2006, 12:11 PM
Hey erilaz! Looking good, I like your concepts. I look forward to seeing more sketches :D

03 March 2006, 09:35 PM
HI Martin

I'm definitely liking the third image best myself - I have a fondness for the symbolic crossed with the literal and your concept has both elements of "journey" - into some mysterious place, and into some mysterious relationship...

Good luck



03 March 2006, 07:49 PM
Hi!! Best of luck to you!!:)

03 March 2006, 08:44 PM
I've seen every one of those shapes in the toilet bowl.:eek: I'd go with the top middle. It appeals to me the most.

03 March 2006, 09:25 PM
Hey there erilaz, just found your entry. You are going to be busy! Don't think this let's you off the hook on your sketchbook. :p

I like the latest idea. Interesting point of view for the story you are telling.

03 March 2006, 09:39 PM
Squib! I already showed you what the snail-things were for! Go back and check the WIP exchange! :D

duh, only now i notice u said this! But I can't find it dude, need linky!


03 March 2006, 02:42 AM
Hey Martin! how you going? hope it's all good!!

:) will look out for your progress, good luck! cheers

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