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02-28-2006, 03:39 AM
Jose Cua is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Coloring WIP: flight sketch 5 (

02-28-2006, 03:46 AM
dang! double post! sry admin... plz delete my other thread:shrug:

02-28-2006, 04:45 AM
hey coke~glad u join man~time for ya to do something 'finished':thumbsup:goodluck

02-28-2006, 06:56 AM
Thz man! i'll try my best to do somethin finnished :P good luck to you too!

03-11-2006, 04:22 PM
here are some concept sketches. i think that the direction i'm headin is geared more on the theme of flight to portray the journey, and the use of young kids/creatures/animals to emphasize on the word "begins/beginning". heres what i've got so far.

i've also got another idea of a robotic bird, and its creator/scientist letting it go, as a flock of real birds begin their migration in the background. still workin on designs for the bird though, will have some more sketches posted soon.

03-11-2006, 04:56 PM
kumusta? another filipino!, i like your work, its nice and simple. good luck!

03-11-2006, 05:18 PM
heheh the more the merrier eh? thz for the comments pare, not really finalizing things just yet, got a couple ideas in my head that i hope to sketch out soon! anywayz thz for droppin by.

03-11-2006, 06:26 PM
nice sketches! the third one would be my favorite :D
keep goin bro xD

03-11-2006, 08:05 PM
The art is nice, and the colors are great, but I don't know if this journey is good or bad, or how the characters feel about it. I think the second concept is better on this matter mostly because of the kid's expression. I don't know, maybe it's just me, and not what you want to convey.

03-15-2006, 01:48 PM (

still playin with the flight theme. would like to add something dramatic in the background, but don't know what yet.

03-15-2006, 03:05 PM
very good idea and lovely design, i'm fan

03-15-2006, 04:29 PM (

last one for the day, still playin with the same concept

03-16-2006, 03:22 AM
dang~this is great jose,i dig the color schemes on the 2nd last sketch yet i have a feeling that the last one would be a great one to follow with~waiting for more man

03-16-2006, 06:15 AM
keep the character's face to the camera. ???
good sketches, man!


03-18-2006, 07:45 PM
Welcome pre. Musta na dyan.

Salamat sa pag hinto mo sa thread ko. I really like the sketches on post #5 especially the one below. I would combine some of the elements together with the rest of your sketches. You got some nice colour comps going. keep it up pre :buttrock:

balik ulit ako.

03-18-2006, 08:20 PM
That one may work depending on what u do in terms of composition! Good luck!;)

03-19-2006, 04:19 AM
kinomoto: thx alot, lookin forward to ur thread updates as well!

werepumkin: I agree with ya man. I don't really have a solid/concrete idea of what i wanna do at the moment just sketchin stuff out, i'll try to come up with something more defined in my next update. i really appreciate ur c&c's.

grobouk: aw... shucks... thz for the kind words

sh@ke: sup buddy? thz for your reply man, i'm lovin ur updates as well, lookin forward to some updates!

anzibon: thz for ur advice, not sure if i actually need to keep the char's face facin the camera though, perhaps i'll let him be lookin up, like my previous sketch. I think that actually feels like he's about to embark on a journey. thz though, i definetely think that the face down in the latest sketch isnt the way to go, appreciate your advice.

Arc80: thz pare. doin alright here i guess. thz for ur comments, i think i'll definitely be combining some o my sketches together. good luck rin sa entry mo pare, just saw the update and its lookin even better!

beelow: thz man, good luck to you too! haven't really thought about anythin compositionwise, but i'll try to do so on my next entry.

03-19-2006, 06:27 AM
duddee your stuff are really improved, your daily sketch practice are paid back, Im looking forward also for your updates, good luck

03-20-2006, 04:11 PM
yay cokes on the challenge, just saw ur thread dude sorry for not dropping by earlier.

nice stuff so far dude, hehe ur character on the sketches looks funny

best of luck, will be cheering for u all the way

04-15-2006, 04:17 PM (

just a layout change, not quite sure what to do with the flying things/jetpack ppl compositionally. nothing final, the concept could still change

dang... i accidentally clicked final image... hope theres a way i can change it. changed the title though... hope that did it

04-17-2006, 11:43 AM
your piece looks wonderfully contemporary, a compound of dream and determination. Starting the search of a dream at the beginning. Its very cool! :)

04-18-2006, 10:42 AM
haha. This little character is just perfect.

04-18-2006, 10:44 AM
Cute little boy. Good luck this looks promishing.

04-18-2006, 11:48 AM
wonderful concept and character design. i love the xpression on this kid's face, as well as the overall design as a whole. rich colors make this piece really stand out. great work -- keep it up!

04-18-2006, 02:58 PM
this is a great concept! nice colors and such great expression!

04-18-2006, 04:55 PM
proconpictures - thanks for your encouraging words :)
jevinart - thanks a lot, I'll try my best to do this well, just saw your entry, its lookin good man!
ramitxon - thanks friend, good luck in your entry as well
authentic - heheh thanx man, those few words mean alot to me, good luck with your bunny rabbit :)
jadecilcleton - thanks so much, glad you like it, nice progress in your entry as well!

04-19-2006, 02:46 AM philipino friend, jose mari chan, sup man! :D i really like those previous post the darker one. really capture the afternoon scene. dang!! u r kick in the ass! u should finish it bro. i'll wait! :buttrock:

04-19-2006, 02:53 AM
Hi Jose, that boy looks ready to die. What a cute and tragic character! LOL

I like the concept! Give him a pose like he is about to dive off. Make it humourous ala Calvin and Hobbes! Hey, how about having his family and friends rushing at him in the background, trying to stop him from committing the most foolish act of his lifetime? :D

04-22-2006, 05:00 PM (

some more color experimentation. still not happy with the composition though.. don't know where to put those jet trails

hey henry, thz for the comments. so u like the old one better eh? hmmm, i;ll think bout that, the idea of the darker one isn't that strong though, doesn't make much sense too. I think the color's weren't giving the right mood that i wanted too. nwayz, let me know what you think about the latest update, if you still like the old one lemme know.

jeromoo: hahah, glad you like it jeromoo. that's one o the alternatives to what I want the audience to think. Its up to what the audience wants to believe. logically that contraption that he's wearin is no way ever gonna make him fly, but look into the boys eyes he really hopes, he believes (well, at least i hope it looks like that when i'm done). the audience can either stick to reality, or believe with him. I prefer not to define the whole event fully and dictate things fully, my intention is to involve them in the storytelling process with their own thoughts as well, to create their own stories from it just as you have. well... dunno if i can accomplish that with the finnished painting, but i'll try heheh. cheers

04-22-2006, 08:08 PM
Love you start, excellent application and color intensity. Nice stylization too. Looking forward to good things.

04-23-2006, 05:03 AM
Sideache: Thz a lot. Will be dropping by to check on your awesome entry. Any crits on compisitoin and stuff would be really appreciated.

04-25-2006, 12:58 AM (

added a rough layout of the smoke trails of the jetpack ppl flying up to somewhere.

04-26-2006, 09:34 AM
haha... love it.

nice colours, cute kid and a great expression...

04-26-2006, 11:05 AM
yep. that character is great. can't wait to see this finished.

04-27-2006, 02:59 PM (

heres another update. Nothing final, I know the compositions messed up. still wondering how to fix it. open to any suggestions.

thx duddle, thx dom.

04-29-2006, 06:43 AM
Hi! Excellent colors! Your character is GREAT! I like very much! Cliffs
are beautiful too, only a little sketchy. I look forward to seeing this progress!
Good luck! :)

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