View Full Version : The Journey Begins Challenge (2D) Entry: Omar Carias

02-28-2006, 03:31 AM
Omar Carias is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Image: The Quest (

02-28-2006, 03:36 AM
lets rock this challenge mate~goodluck and all the best to ya~:)

02-28-2006, 04:50 AM
ey climax, welcome and have fun!


02-28-2006, 05:20 AM
Hello my friend..time to set on fire the best wishes...:bounce::thumbsup:

02-28-2006, 08:21 AM
5d as well, good luck with ur 2d as well buddy!:thumbsup:

02-28-2006, 09:20 AM
W00t !! 5D

Let's rock the place Omar !

have a lots of fun and best of luck !



02-28-2006, 09:23 AM
Hope you have fun, there's a great journey ahead of you!
Best of luck! :thumbsup:

03-02-2006, 04:00 AM (

The Old GAIANICONIM was told that in the Land of MAHONUS there was a place called AMAL where the creatures of the magical forests could find a home and procreate peacefully and hidden for those who could not see. It was the last hope because the magic was fading from LADRADIE. The old man had always been a Magical scientist, an artist and a voyager, that's why he was the one to find the new land on board of the ERAT with his little sidekick TARICEVADID the elf of the river who would be the key to open widelly the new lands and fill them with prosperity.
GAIANICONIM had biult the ERAT himself and traveled to wonderfull places but never found the MAHONUS land, the Legend says that the old man will be the only one who could open the way to reach AMAL, but everybody knew in the land of LADRADIE that it should be MAHONUS who would find GAIANICONIM and open the path to let TARICEVADID flow and bring the magical creatures of the forest to a place wich we would be surprised to know

03-02-2006, 04:59 AM
interesting 1st sketch climax,the ship design looks cool:scream:

03-02-2006, 07:36 AM
nice story and lovely ship :bounce:

03-02-2006, 10:17 AM
I liked the idea and the story
Good luck and have fun!

03-02-2006, 11:08 AM
One minor detail yesterday was 01/03/06 not 01/02/06....

BTW nice concept....

03-02-2006, 11:36 AM
Hi Omar !

Awesome sketch ! Jeez , I definitely love your style !!

Keep it up mate !

cheers ,


03-02-2006, 03:34 PM
Thx Michael, the ship is inspired in the fantastic art of James C. Christensen, still gotta put some more details, but i will when coloring, i dont want people to think I am steeling ideas :blush::)

Thx Mona! I am glad u like it! :) wanna ride?

Thank u dude, it is in fact a very short story, sure I am already having fun! :thumbsup: same to you!

Damn! you're right! hahahaha I hope People don't believe that it is an old sketch, yep, yesterday was Marz 1 st! :scream: Thank you buddy :D

Thanks Brouty, I guess It would have been cool to do it in 3D, but i decided to go for a digital paint, I am still burning my brain for an idea to my 3D thread :argh: I am glad u find it interesting and that you keep an eye on my work :)

03-03-2006, 01:09 AM (

I am Truly happy to see lots of great artist even at this stage concept sketches are beautiful in the entries i have seen, that make this a hell of a Journey and a real challenge! Good luck to everyone, and as I say to all : HAVE FUN!

Ps: This is the Line art for my paint, the elf of the river is already on top, (he wasn't there in concept sketch cuz i hadn't designed its character :P hope u like it c&c are welcome!

03-03-2006, 09:58 AM
I really like your story..

Awesome sketch, i think it will be a great pleasure to follow this thread...

Keet it up

03-03-2006, 10:10 AM
of course I wanna have a ride with that ship... :bounce:
we can say... Im the fairy on the flower waiting... :)
naaaa.. I heard ypur thought Omar... Im not the gnom at the top of the roof... :p

03-03-2006, 08:13 PM
wow man this is looking truly good!!, i love the ship, great skillz!

03-03-2006, 10:15 PM
What a cheerful drawing.
Keep up the good work.

03-05-2006, 03:27 PM
I like the Idea very much It's good to have clear idea of what you want to achive. keep it up!

03-05-2006, 03:32 PM
Hey! great style man, i love the design of that ship and you'r characters. :) However I feel you could perhaps try some different angles, I mean as it is now the camera is looking straight at the ship making it seem abit flat. Other than that, looks great! keep it up!

03-05-2006, 03:46 PM
Nice idea, and good color sketch.
Buena suerte!

03-05-2006, 05:04 PM
Thanks dude, stick around :)
hahaha, Ok, any time you want :D
Thank you Jorge! Happy you like it
Thankx budy, :wip: :D
Yeah, but sometimes is good to improvise during the road, That's my plan :)
Thanks :), yeah it seems a bit flat, during the scketch part I tried other angles, but at the end this was the one i was looking for, perharps the game of light and shadows would make the diference, Thanks for commentaries :thumbsup:
Thank u very much Amigo! Buena suerte para ti tambien:thumbsup:

03-07-2006, 10:54 AM
I think this is a really cool response to the challenge. All the best :)

I'll be watching ;)

03-07-2006, 10:55 AM
u have great idea for the 5d also keep going

03-20-2006, 10:38 AM
Hi Climax, I like your concept, & looking forward to see it in 3d.
Good luck.

04-18-2006, 03:26 AM (

Hi, Sorry for not posting since a month ago, I've been more into my 3D thread, thanks for the visit, this is the coloring wip of the little guy on top, many details are still missing, just wanted to post one more time LOL I hope you like the Progress, is not much but at least I've started already!

04-18-2006, 03:42 AM
hey man this looks great, the color palette is very well a joy to see this image...cant wait to see more updates

04-18-2006, 06:49 AM
oh boy Omar is rocking again cool keep going dude:thumbsup:

04-20-2006, 07:15 AM (

Hi, started coloring the old man, clothes and fur are as you see in progress, I hope you like it so far see ya

04-20-2006, 10:17 AM
Looks Great! The best thing about that painting that if you won't win the competition you can always sell this as an ad for pipe products!

04-20-2006, 11:11 AM
Very good pic very funny with a good toon's style, great job

04-20-2006, 11:52 AM
love your character design and color scheme -- beautiful and bold! really like the idea....

04-20-2006, 04:07 PM
hahahah cool dude keep going

04-20-2006, 04:20 PM
very good

04-20-2006, 05:49 PM
love the colors and the kind look on the characters...

please, paint some more and show us...:bounce:

04-20-2006, 06:09 PM
Pipe products! hahahaha, Thanks buddy :D
Thanks Laurent! I am glad you like it so far:thumbsup:
Thanks for sweet words pal!
Hi Antone! specially thanks to you for continuos support! :beer:
Thanks dude!
Comming soon Mona, you were rigth, this is the right side of the challenge :scream:

Thanks for visiting :beer:

05-03-2006, 04:15 AM
Hey Omar, like the colors here too...looking forward to the finished image...good luck!

05-03-2006, 11:54 AM
Great colors and concept.

05-07-2006, 03:52 PM
Very cute stuff, dude! The gnome as the lookout especially. Getting a little Tolkien vibe here. Wow, you doing 5D?! I hope you finish this one as well. All the best!

05-12-2006, 09:01 PM
Hey you are doing the 2d challenge too! Fun characters and the colour adds a lot to the light mood. Cheers. No crits yet.

05-16-2006, 03:15 AM (

I added more details,background and sky are not finished, but I wanted to show that I am still in the fight :P, I've had lot to do lately, I hope i can finish soon.
C&C are welcome same as you in my thread, thanks for visiting!

05-16-2006, 05:37 AM
very cool updates but keep going and faster :twisted:

05-23-2006, 05:03 AM (

I am not sure what is the diference btw final coloring milestone and the final image, kind of coloring should mean "no more coloring further" but anyway, I am posting this image about to finish, Crits and comments are welcome.
Thanks for comming :)

05-23-2006, 05:12 AM
like these funny details :) and like the mood and the colors...

05-23-2006, 05:17 AM
keep going dude no long time so faster faster faster

05-23-2006, 05:41 AM (

Due to a little out of proportion of the head, the girl looks rare from the distance...but see looks better in this detail, I'll make some tweaks, now i gotta have some rest

05-23-2006, 06:05 AM (

I am not sure what is the diference btw final coloring milestone and the final image, kind of coloring should mean "no more coloring further" but anyway, I am posting this image about to finish, Crits and comments are welcome.
Thanks for comming :)

this is just awesome mate!! very incredible looking image..:applause:...muy bien Omar!

05-25-2006, 03:59 PM (

It is about to rain and a long journey awaits, far to be a sad farewell, it is the begining of an infinit adventure, a magic tale that is more real than we believe.

Thanks to the people following this thread, this is the final line for me, I appreciate your visit, c&c and all great support during the challenge

The image is an allegory, a hidden meaning, though the names of the characters appear to be pretentious, they are anagrams that describe a path we have chosen.

The ship= El Erat= El Arte= The Art
Gaianiconim= Imaginacion= Imagination
Taricevadid= Creatividad= Creativity
Mahonus= Humanos= Humans
Amal= Alma= Soul
Ladradie= Realidad= Reality

The Storie is simple, you can read it in the first page of this thread.

Thank you very much!

05-25-2006, 04:05 PM
you did it... you finish it on the right side... :thumbsup:

looks great... like it a lot... :bounce:

05-25-2006, 05:12 PM
Wow - what a great image this turned out to be! Amazing - you're just as good with 2d as with 3d. Congrats for two fine entrys :bounce:

05-25-2006, 11:02 PM
Makaron Thanks mona, I really enjoyed both entries, hard work, but happy to have finished on time, thanks for having followed this thread, and I am truly glad you like it :beer:

Gunilla Thanks Gunilla! :) Happy to read such nice words, thanks for all your support, it make me try to make my work better, Thanks pal! :beer:

05-26-2006, 12:42 AM
Hello...amazing and beautiful result on you image my notch work again:thumbsup:, amazing details on it, i really love it:applause:

05-26-2006, 03:28 AM
congrats dude awesome job very cool

05-26-2006, 03:33 AM
Sorry I missed this one - fun stuff. Good luck!

05-28-2006, 09:51 PM
to all of you, nice people who followed this thread
I wish you luck and the best to everyone
I hope we can meet once again in another challenge or in the CGWorld
Cheers to you great artists and good friends!

05-28-2006, 10:42 PM
Haha, crazy:thumbsup:

05-29-2006, 01:48 AM
Congrats my friend I really like this one! :applause:
those clouds rocks!
And you finished the two challenge! Wow!:eek:
5 starts right here for you man! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

05-29-2006, 06:28 AM
Awesome image! congratulations! it is realy a good job! those characters are realy captive! =) Good luck! realy expect to see you among the winers!

05-29-2006, 06:53 AM
Oh wow! Now I've seen your 2D entry as well, and it's amazing. Beautiful work. Your use of colour and light is fantastic. I especially like the way you've got the light hitting those clouds in the sky. Congratulations

05-29-2006, 11:43 AM
Hey Omar, I don't see before you participate too in the 2d challenge... and I stoped front of something fabulous... I really like your 2d style... fresh... very fresh and imaginative... well, you're a complete artist man... speechless I am... congratulations Omar :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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