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02 February 2006, 06:09 AM
Patrick Scott Thomas is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Concept Sketch: Finalizing Character Design (

02 February 2006, 06:13 AM
Im going to need a little time to think about this one.

03 March 2006, 02:06 PM
Okay so here is my first concept sketch for the wip.

I have already come up with a working title. "EVICTED"

This is going to be the most complex thing Ive done to date. (compositing and such)

Im definitley going for the emotional impact in this one. I dont want to give too much
away yet. So your just going to have to see it unfold.

Hope to get it done in time.

I will slowly pull this concept together. Im having trouble getting Painter to run.

03 March 2006, 06:51 PM
Okay here is a rough comp of the concept.

However the more I work on it the more I dont like it. LOL

I thought it would be cool to show people having to leave earth because of a cataclysmic event such as a meteor or something. I wanted to show the sadness of having to leave, but at the same time I wanted to show that they were about to embark on a journey for a new home for humanity.

Theres going to be more ships in the picture showing that a lot of people got off but not everyone.

CC is welcomed.

03 March 2006, 09:11 PM
Different Concept Sketch....

I was thinking maybe there is this warrior who must surpass this mighty army guarding the fortress.

CC is welcome.

03 March 2006, 04:23 AM

Okay Im kinda liking this one. I changed my mind about the grand army because I didnt want to try to come up with some kind of crazy way of modeling that or coming up with some trick. Plus I thought that the idea of a maze may seem daughnting to the character. Yet he stands brave against the ever distant obstacle ahead of him.

03 March 2006, 04:44 AM
The last one with the maze is cool, and I'm sure you will have no trouble flushing it out to a great composition. (I'm just guessing that your 3D skills are on par with your drawing skills you have shown. Me, my 3D had better be a WHOLE lot better then my drawing skills because I suck at the drawing, but i digress...)

I think your space idea is a little bit more original. It could encompass both going somewhere new and leaving something behind in the same composition. I think it will be tricky, but if you can pull it off it could be breathtaking.

Perhaps flush both ideas a bit further before you give up on either?

Just my $.02

03 March 2006, 04:47 AM
Oh yea, check how you are adding stuff. I don't think you are submitting the right way. Are you uploading with the contest form? or posting links here?

I'm new to all this so I could be wrong, but I think you need to upload with the form to get credit for uploading your concepts.

Cheers and good luck to you.

03 March 2006, 04:49 AM
Never done a contest before.

I was just posting the tag in the link.

These are just concepts and not my final one yet.

03 March 2006, 04:51 AM
I think I am having trouble getting my posts to post. I had another post but I don't see it here!

Basically, I was saying I think the space one is a better idea because I think it is more original. Perhaps work more on both before you give up on the space one. I like that it could show leaving something AND going somewhere.

Good luck!

03 March 2006, 04:53 AM
Okay yeah I think I will try working on it some more, I was just having trouble trying to distinguish between the reflections and the port.

03 March 2006, 04:55 AM
And how do I get a pic out next to my thread. It still has the basic avatar.

03 March 2006, 05:11 AM
post the right way...

03 March 2006, 05:13 AM
Well then please direct me to the instructions so that I may do that.

03 March 2006, 05:16 AM (

This is my initial sketch.

03 March 2006, 05:22 AM (

This is my initial concept comp.

03 March 2006, 05:25 AM (

Read above for the description.

03 March 2006, 05:26 AM (

This is the latest concept. Sorry for the double post. Ive figured it out finally. This is my first contest by the way.

03 March 2006, 05:41 AM
Mine too. Glad you got that sorted out.

I'd be glad to hear anything you have to say about my concept.

Good luck to you!

03 March 2006, 10:35 AM
Hi Patrick,

nice start you did there for your first contest :) I like your sketch... the mood already shows up... keep going :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 10:38 AM
I really like this labyrinth idea. Looks cool already!

..waiting for more :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 10:47 AM
really nice concept with the maze!!
good luck:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 11:42 AM
Awesome concept! Cool camera angle and shining city in the background.:)

03 March 2006, 03:25 PM
I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the comments. Definitley more to come.

03 March 2006, 04:05 PM
Hey Patrick

I must say that I really like the maze idea:thumbsup: :thumbsup: You could have obstacles/dangers strewn throughout the maze . This concept really emphasized the journey ahead. Good luck with this.

03 March 2006, 04:41 PM
I thought about adding some additional perils. Such as dragons or something that flies over and some fireballs shoot back and forth.

03 March 2006, 04:51 AM (

Working on the character and his costume.

A color comp is on its way.

CC is welcome.

03 March 2006, 07:20 AM

just a simple thought... maybe you could place some weird looking creatures over the labyrinth... they could have some sort of controling function... the guy with the wrong face gets "zapped" :)

03 March 2006, 08:19 AM (

Couldnt sleep so I started on a rough color comp for the character.

I feel that the character is teetering on the edge between a man or a woman.

CC would be helpful.

03 March 2006, 09:20 AM
Great idea with the maize dude.Should look stunning.

03 March 2006, 03:40 PM
Thanks Sonic-X. I'll try to get some more done today if I can. Juggling school and contests has never really been one of my strong points.

03 March 2006, 05:20 AM (

Okay I decided to ditch the Dune-like still suit from the previous sketch. I liked it, but it didn't fit in this environment. So I went with this type of number. The sword of course is inspired by the one and only Cloud from FFVII. Of course I threw my own special twist on it.

CC is greatly welcomed.

03 March 2006, 07:31 AM
Hey pal,

nice progress with your sketches!!! I like the dune character ;-) But for sure this depends on my personal affectation :D Great work... ...keep going!!!

03 March 2006, 03:36 PM
Thanks uni,

I liked the dune-like suit as well, but he looked very prince-ish with it and I really decided I wanted him to have this warrior quality about him. So that is where he is now, I think.

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