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02 February 2006, 01:33 AM
Rudy Faber is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Concept Sketch: moving out (

02 February 2006, 01:33 AM
woohoo here we go again!!:beer:

02 February 2006, 01:34 AM
Hiya Rudy! Good luck in your challenge! See you around!

02 February 2006, 01:43 AM
It's going to be hard to keep up with all the great people coming in! Goodluck!

02 February 2006, 01:51 AM
Good luck!! :beer:

Cheers, :)


02 February 2006, 02:02 AM
hey rudy~thanks for letting me know~haha~i wanna see u finish this time!goodluck buddy~i'm subscribing urs:thumbsup:

02 February 2006, 03:39 AM
Cheers!!! long time no see!


*subscribes to thread*

02 February 2006, 04:49 AM
good to see u again , rude :thumbsup:


02 February 2006, 07:57 AM
Nice to see some countrymen!
Bets of luck to ya, Rudy! :thumbsup:

02 February 2006, 08:11 AM
Wassup Rude, welcome back again, best of luck to ya!:thumbsup:

02 February 2006, 11:04 AM
cheers guys! :beer:
Good to be back, this is going to be a lot of fun :bounce:

02 February 2006, 11:38 AM
hI rUDY! Good luck and bon voyage!

(And i love your avatar... it's groooovy)

02 February 2006, 12:04 PM
Thanx jonny! yeah gotha finish that one sometime...

02 February 2006, 12:13 PM (

This image popped in my head last night.
A young family leaving the city and heading out to their new home in the country.
In the dessert they ask for directions at a gas station.
To give it a fun twist, I thought about some futuristic and classic elements, like a classic looking hoovering car.
I thought that would be a nice contrast.

02 February 2006, 04:26 PM (

Just exploring my first idea with some quick character sketches.

02 February 2006, 06:03 PM
I wish a good luck and lots of creative energy to all of my buddies from previous challenges :D Dont be mad coz I'll post the same first reply to all of u, but wishes r sincere.. I just wanna to sign up to ur thread. Once again best of luck!

02 February 2006, 10:12 PM
Hey Rudy! I see your off and running - good luck :thumbsup:


02 February 2006, 11:21 PM
Nice sketches, so far! I look forward to seeing more. :)

02 February 2006, 11:24 PM
Yay mate sweet start! best of luck on this and let it rock!:scream:

03 March 2006, 05:52 AM
great~very nice for a head start:)

03 March 2006, 11:29 AM
I like the concept, but I love those characters!
So much personality in each and everyone of them..
Can't wait for more.. :)

03 March 2006, 09:46 PM (

Okay so the classic small party heads out on an epic journey to save the world from being destroyed and along the way meet people who join up with them concept.
I was thinking of a huge beautifull fantasy/sci-fi city with our heroes as the main focus.
Some partymembers are amazed by the look and feel of the city because they've never actually been in one. Cityfolk stare at the group because, well they look odd.

Before even sketching out the idea I came up with some diverse character designs first.
I dunno, I think this could be a great piece, but it might be too cliche.
I'm still kinda leaning towards the first concept.

03 March 2006, 09:48 PM
Great stuff man!

03 March 2006, 09:49 PM
Cool stuff rude, Keep em coming dude!:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 10:06 PM
Cool characters.. Ill check back for some more ;).. Good luck and have fun!

03 March 2006, 10:21 PM
nice epic idea... characters are looking good.. like to see how it evolves

03 March 2006, 12:33 AM
I still like the first concept more, it sounds like it would be great with a 50s twist, like the concept art from the Incredibles or something along these lines. I'd love to see more of this!

03 March 2006, 12:50 AM (

A quick composition sketch for my second idea.
I chose to only show two of the leading characters and make them seem younger then in my original character designs.
I don't think I will be going with this one, although I like it a lot, I feel like it's done before and I rather go with something more original for this challenge.
However I did wanted to show it to you guys.
Maybe something for a future project.
What do you guys think?

03 March 2006, 12:53 AM
Thank you all!! :)

Theresa, yes I kinda like that first idea better as well.
Hmm a 50s twist sounds great, good idea thanks!!

03 March 2006, 01:53 AM
I think that the idea of a family leaving the city is a very good concept, but I have an idea, what happens if this family is going to leave the city for a long period of time?, it could be very interesting if they appears in the street and say goodbye to one person or a group of neighboard´s, I don´t know, I see the big buildings in your second sketch and think in the family saying good bye to one person in the second floor of the building, something like that. Is just a crazy idea, I hope it could give you more concepts for you first idea


03 March 2006, 02:06 AM
rudy ~great one~both the main character seems like traveled into a place where they never been to,whih awe and curious about the city they'r exploring now.u r going on the oriental approach too eh~haha.i like it:scream:

03 March 2006, 11:43 AM
@huitlacoche: thank you very much :) hmm that sounds like a good idea, but I think there are already people with sort of similar concepts and, well I kinda liked my first concept.
But yeah your idea could work, I'll keep it mind!

@Michael: thanx man! hahaha yeah well I've always loved oriental stuff + I'm a big fan of classic japanese RPG games like Final Fantasy, I think you could see some influences :p
But I'm not sure if I'll go with this one because, well I noticed it kinda is similar to your concept actually, although your concept is about someone at the beginning of the journey and mine already came a long way.

03 March 2006, 05:08 PM (

Still kinda exploring the idea of a small party on a mission to save the planet.
This is the point when they face a huge enemy, bossfight!!!

03 March 2006, 08:36 PM (

Still exploring some stuff.

03 March 2006, 09:08 PM
Die laatste schets is echt goed.. Lotta stuff happening.
That's what happens on a great Journey or Quest, a lot..
Lovely busy piece.. ;)

03 March 2006, 05:07 PM
This last Sketch looks very promising. These next months are going to be full of posibilities. Great style . Keep it up. :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 06:21 PM
Oh, I love the callousness of the character with the cigarette! But it looks more like they are returning than beginning a journey.

03 March 2006, 07:03 PM
Thanks guys! :)

JTD, well I kinda had an idea they were having a sort of pitstop in this huge city, airship is getting refueled and these two characters head out into the city to look for new parts or something along those lines.
Just exploring some things.

03 March 2006, 08:31 PM
very cool sketches :thumbsup:

your style is great ... im looking forward to what you'll come up with next :)

03 March 2006, 04:29 PM
Hey man, your characters looks great too, the sky , nice sketch,and I will lookin forward to see more from you cheers:)

03 March 2006, 04:36 PM
Wow! I like the ship very much, and the way tou design your characters.
I´ll be waiting to see the color...

03 March 2006, 07:22 PM
Vahn: hey thanks Adrian :) nice to see you
Michael Chang: hey thank you very much man!
Nigio: well thank you :) don't think I will be going with this one though, I've seen other people using an airship concept so I'll drop it...I think..

Right now I'm kinda leaning to the city concept, although I had some doubts at first it kinda grew on me the past few days and I think it could be a great colorfull piece.
Still like the young family on their way to a new home concept a lot, defenitly a piece I wanna do someday, maybe for the challenge...hmmmm tough.

03 March 2006, 12:35 AM (

New concept, a traveling samurai warrior on the back of an oriental dragon.

03 March 2006, 02:23 AM
i like that sky harbour better~the samurai on the dragon didnt really convey much but i'd sure like to see where u lead that to:scream:

03 March 2006, 11:47 AM
Thanks bro! I do like the sky harbor idea as well, but I saw other people using some sort of airship as their main concept, so I decided to drop it for now, might pick it up again though.
I think the samurai dragon concept could work if I emphasise the traveling theme, put elements like luggage in there.

03 March 2006, 03:22 PM
The dragon idea is by far my favourite concept of yours, although all the themes you've been playing with are strong and the scetches amazing. Think maybe this is the one you should go for and pack that sucker with detail. Luggage is a great start.

03 March 2006, 03:53 AM
very nice. well i liked the 4 adventurers what about reviving them and start their journey on the dragon harbor :D show a rude takoff or arguing about dragonflight taxes...

03 March 2006, 06:31 AM
Sky harbor seems to be a cool idea, do that one!:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 04:14 AM
hehe, zup mate, just hoped to see an update, so prolly sum cheerlleading helps:

Update update go rudy go!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
gime an r gime a u geme a d gimy a y
rudy rudy wheee bring it on!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

erm i might have other talents :p still: come on, waitin for that update mate!

03 March 2006, 10:24 AM
asbassie: Thanx! yeah I like that concept, but I think it might be to simple for a challenge entry. I think it would be strongest if you see the dragon and samurai against a background of sky only.
But then there wouldn't be much going on and I want to do a piece with lots of stuff happening, so I'll drop this idea for now.

Bryce: Thanx! well I kinda had the feeling sky harbor wouldn't be that fresh like this, but I thought of a concept of mixing something like sky harbor with my first concept.

Sacha: lol!! thanx man! :p
I had to do a lot of stuff lately so I didn't really find any time to update, but I should have something new today, keep watching :bounce:

03 March 2006, 11:48 AM (

So here's a quick thumbnail of this new idea I had.
I liked the concept of a young family heading out to their new home in the country, but I also liked the idea of a huge futuristic metropolis and the sky harbor concept.
I decided to mix all three concepts and show some people loading up a moving truck somewhere high above the ground.
There would be flying traffic everywhere.
Of course stuff like a huge futuristic city and flying traffic has been done about a million times before, I do think the idea of a moving truck would be a strong and maybe funny detail, besides it fits the theme really well I think.
To add a cool twist to the picture I want to give it a sort of 50's/60's feel with hoovering Tbirds and classic Volkswagon vans and stuff like that.
Although the city is huge, cramped and dirty, I think a bright, sunny and overall colorfull feel would be much nicer than a dark, gray-ish filthy city wich is most common in these kind of concepts.

What do you guys think?

03 March 2006, 11:51 AM
great concept so far, ill keep this one watched to see where you take it =) always a fan of sky cars!

03 March 2006, 10:20 AM
WHAT? ...

dude! your sketches rock the house down! :buttrock:

carry on.

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