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

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

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


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

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

02 February 2006, 09:20 AM
W00t !! 5D

Let's rock the place Omar !

have a lots of fun and best of luck !



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

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

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

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

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

BTW nice concept....

03 March 2006, 11:36 AM
Hi Omar !

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

Keep it up mate !

cheers ,


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

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

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

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

I'll be watching ;)

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

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

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

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

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

04 April 2006, 04:07 PM
hahahah cool dude keep going

04 April 2006, 04:20 PM
very good

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

05 May 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 May 2006, 10:42 PM
Haha, crazy:thumbsup:

05 May 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 May 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 May 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 May 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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