View Full Version : The Journey Begins Challenge (3D) Entry: Joel Carlo

02 February 2006, 06:24 AM
Joel Carlo is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Modeling: The Time Machine (

02 February 2006, 07:27 AM
wowz many 5Ders this time, good luck to u on this side too


02 February 2006, 07:28 AM
Thanks Squib :)

Im gonna give 3D a shot this time around.

02 February 2006, 08:32 AM
5d it is! Welcome to the club buddy!:thumbsup:

02 February 2006, 08:21 PM
What up Chimp dog... Let's go!

02 February 2006, 08:26 PM
Hey Joel !

I know your awesome 2D skills , and now I'm dying to see your 3d's as well !!
w00t !

Have a lots of fun and best of luck man !

cheers ,


02 February 2006, 08:31 PM
Good luck Mr. Carlo!

As said above, your skills in 2D are well-known and amazing..
Hope to see those skills in 3D.. Be lurking here from time to time.. ;)

02 February 2006, 08:41 PM
Good luck, Mecha! :bounce:

02 February 2006, 08:59 PM
beelow - Thanks B!

Igor - Im amped!

Zapan & Michael Motion - Thank you for the awesome compliment, I'll do my best not to dissapoint!

Rebeccak - Thanks!

03 March 2006, 06:22 AM (

So I came up with a few ideas which will more than likely become the foundations for my entries:

The first revolves around the basic premise of robots who are tired of being treated like servants. They yearn for the same rights and privileges as human beings and decide to escape a world of servantry for a chance at a better life. I have this idea of a few robots hiding in a background ready to jump at the opportunity to become stowaways on a spacecraft in some sort of intergalactic backdrop.

The second revolves around a race theme. I have a few ideas for this oneÖ I thought maybe doing a spin on the cardboard race car set in the future where kidís have these pimped out high-tech racers, or maybe a throwback to the old turtle and the hare race. Kinda luke warm on those but I see myself gravitating toward the irony of a rat race, with rats dressed as humans waiting for a gun to go off.

The third and last idea is a take on little red riding hood. I thought about having her standing in front of a huge dark forest in the bg with and a shadowy figure of a wolf in the immediate foreground. I think visually I can pull something off really nice with this but itís not a very original theme.

So thatís it. Since Iím entering both the 2D and 3D challenges Iíll more than likely split the robot theme into 3D and whatever I decided for the other into 2D.

I probably wonít start sketching stuff until this weekend but any ideas or suggestions as to which of the above concepts you feel are the strongest are appreciated. Thanks everyone and if I havent said so already, good luck!- J

03 March 2006, 06:25 AM
Another 5Der! Whee! Unite! :D

03 March 2006, 08:44 AM
Wow, cool little Sketches!

Good luck!!

03 March 2006, 10:42 PM
Cool concepts. The last one is what I like the most. Good luck.

03 March 2006, 03:04 AM
Some good ideas man, think I'm going to try and tackle the 5d thang too. Good luck and God bless.
A2 and B2 seem like you could do alot with them

03 March 2006, 03:32 AM
wow 3d I cant wait to see this, are you doing 2d too?

03 March 2006, 07:51 AM (

I finally got some time to work on my 3D concept art. The idea I have is to create a scene involving a scientist either putting the finishing touches on a time machine or have him inside the machine, seconds away from his first departure.

This concept sketch doesnt exactly follow the challenge guidelines but it will serve as my reference for the image's overall feel.

I plan on using zbrush to create the majority of this piece and I will probably start modeling after a couple of more sketches for the time machine design.

03 March 2006, 07:56 AM
Wow, thats an amazing sketch!!

03 March 2006, 08:00 AM
i noticed you have the same entry for both 2D and 3D...

probably just a mix-up...

very nice concept tho! :thumbsup:


03 March 2006, 08:25 AM
u rocks there and here too, nice


03 March 2006, 08:54 AM
Great sketch (if that's just a sketch...!)! It'd be nice to see this one in 3D, but as another person said you used the same image for 2D =/... perhaps you haven't made up your mind yet? ;)


03 March 2006, 09:09 AM
Great sketch (if that's just a sketch...!)! It'd be nice to see this one in 3D, but as another person said you used the same image for 2D =/... perhaps you haven't made up your mind yet? ;)


Joel said on 2d forum:

Another concept. I was back and forth on this one but I've decided to roll with it for the 3D piece. I have a few more ideas which I might sketch out but I think I'm pretty certain as to what I will be doing for the 2D piece. I'll post that one next. - J

03 March 2006, 09:43 AM
Mecha LOVE Chimp!
Great work dude! I really dig the sketch. So far it looks a little sterile or like a museum or something. I don't know what you are going for but maybe a work station or desk would add a bit to the scene?

Keep up the good work.

03 March 2006, 10:04 AM
an amazing concept sketch.:applause: Don't you want to go to 2D challenge? Ok, it was a joke, I just wanted to turn down a competitor... :D Great concept, waiting for your 3D work!

03 March 2006, 10:37 AM
Wow, the time machine concept is looking great. I think the simplicity of the room works really well for this. Looks really ominous with the long banners and small windows to finish the room.

I really like this composition.:)

03 March 2006, 11:34 AM
One of the best concept sketches I've seen so far, wish I had that sorta 2d talent ;)
This is deffinately a thread to watch.

03 March 2006, 11:37 AM
ok... your sketch looks like a final image to me - WOW.:scream:

03 March 2006, 11:41 AM
Yes amazing sketch there, love the ambience, this image in 3d could really rocks :buttrock:

03 March 2006, 11:52 AM

nice sketches and interesting story so far... ...oh btw hello & welcome to the challange :)

03 March 2006, 12:18 PM
Wow, coool idea, rescuing the essence of the time travels

03 March 2006, 08:47 PM
Beautiful lighting! I like the muted colors, maybe a couple of little colored lights in the machine would look nice? Interesting how the concept is journey, and yet the scene is so static, almost contemplative. Feels a bit like heīs in a very quiet museum or an old europpean medical college. Good luck!

03 March 2006, 12:45 AM
After looking at your concept I am asking myself if 3d version can possibly devastate my ego even more... yaw on the floor...

Somehow this concept makes me think about Vermeer- light, pavement... colours are not in his style but rest fits perfectly.

03 March 2006, 05:29 PM
Hey nice sketches, the last one has really good mood and atmosphere. Cheers, good luck.

03 March 2006, 06:45 AM (

Took some time today to sketch out another idea for a layout. Im not really digging it too much but I think Im on the right track. The most difficult part for me will be conveying emotion on the character's face so I might go for an even closer shot next and just try to tackle it head on.

03 March 2006, 07:11 AM
The sketch looks great. Maybe the character is dominating the space though, so the journey idea takes a second place.

A question: Are you using ZB for your 2D entry also?

03 March 2006, 07:24 AM
Like always Joel, your sketching skills are great!

Keep it up:)

03 March 2006, 08:19 AM
Oh my...! :eek: ...this is amazing...i can't just call it sketch.. :) ...Beautiful and very J.Vernes style look...Argh...5Ders are a dangerous species.. :D .
Great idea man (in 2D also)....

Subscribing on this journey .

03 March 2006, 09:05 AM
Wow, amazing sketches. Can't wait to see it when it's finished.

03 March 2006, 07:28 AM

your last sketche is just prefect... really like it a lot!!!

03 March 2006, 08:38 AM (

Got around to modeling a low poly figure in zbrush today. It's going a little slow for me with both challenges but I'm looking forward to knocking out some work over the weekend.

03 March 2006, 09:33 AM
Nice ZBrush base mesh. :cool:

03 March 2006, 07:52 AM
Hey Joel !

Damn your sketches are amazing !
And really clean base mesh , can't wait to see the zb work you're gonna make on it !

Eagerly waitin' for more !

cheers ,


03 March 2006, 08:53 AM (

Dinking around still as I try to get my head around modeling in zbrush.

My boy Ig suggested I try tech-ing out the scene a bit to make it look a little more futuristic and maybe make the guy in the labcoat help a cosmonaut put on a suit in front of the time machine. I wasnt digging on it at first but it grew on me the more I thought about it. It would definitely help give the impression that a journey is about to happen, or atleast more so than in the previous concept sketches I put together. Suffice it to say, I think its an excellent idea.

03 March 2006, 08:01 AM
the cosmonaut dress might possibly help but since your construction is a closed unit its not quiet much required :) if he's planing to travel trough time, he will most propably stay in the capsule until he arrives. and in case he lives in a future where timetraveling is reality, he might have materials andd a design for it that are away a bit from what nasa uses today :) you are such a talent when it comes to sketching, i'd love to see you develop a kick ass design in 2d first to get a clear idea of what zbrush will be used for. hehe. rockem all mate, keep up the pace. looking forward to this with great expectations, go go go:bounce::bounce::bounce: !

04 April 2006, 11:40 PM
You better cut that out Joel, you're making me look bad. Here you are busting out two entries, and I don't even have one :scream::):D The cosmonaut kind of threw me off a bit . . . but I don't have anything to say really, so instead I'll just sign up to keep tabs on your progress.

BTW, what's with you and turtles? :p

04 April 2006, 07:11 AM
Heya Joel, :)

I've been completely remiss in terms of keeping up with the Challenge (I've totally slacked myself, but I blame the Workshop) :curious: ;) ~ ha, no, of course that took first priority, but it's nice to be able to check in and see how everyone is doing on their entries ~ great stuff, looks like things are well underway! :)

Best of luck, heh, looks like you finished your 2D entry in no time flat! ;)



CGTalk Moderation
04 April 2006, 07:11 AM
This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.