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02 February 2006, 09:29 AM
Michael van den Bosch is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Modeling: messengerboy (

02 February 2006, 12:40 PM
Good luck Michael....:thumbsup:

02 February 2006, 02:52 PM (

Here's my first concept sketch


Is there anything worse then getting milk, when you just got home from school and thought you could finaly get some rest. Doing an errand for your mom, at the one place, where they have the finest of this product; at "Cat-Rock City".

02 February 2006, 04:19 PM
haha, nice concept, very promising!

good luck and heb plezier! :)

02 February 2006, 05:08 PM
Love the concept:) Can't wait to see what this one turns out like!

02 February 2006, 06:52 PM
Job, glad you like it! cheers.. :)

Carina, thank you! ;)

02 February 2006, 06:53 PM
Nice sketch!

Good luck:)

02 February 2006, 06:57 PM
The concept lucks very cool! :thumbsup:

02 February 2006, 08:41 PM
Vedic kings, Alberto_Ro,

thanx for dropping by! ;)

03 March 2006, 12:33 AM
It looks as if you could have a lot of fun with this one. Good luck! :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 12:37 AM
5-Ding it this time, man? Good luck with this! I like the concept, very funny! It looks promising... will subscribe to this thread.

Have fun! :D

03 March 2006, 04:20 AM
hi MichaelMotion . doin 2d and 3d i see. a very cool sketch mate! welcome mate!

03 March 2006, 04:24 AM
Great concept! When do you start the animated series, I think my kids (and my cats) would love it!

03 March 2006, 04:51 AM
lol very nice and cute! :D

03 March 2006, 08:08 AM
It looks as if you could have a lot of fun with this one. Good luck! :thumbsup:
Hope I will, thanx mate! That's what's most important, right? Havin' fun :D

5-Ding it this time, man? Good luck with this! I like the concept, very funny! It looks promising... will subscribe to this thread.

Have fun!
Yep! Well, gotta try it sometime, right? Thank you!

hi MichaelMotion . doin 2d and 3d i see. a very cool sketch mate! welcome mate!
Cheers matey!

Great concept! When do you start the animated series, I think my kids (and my cats) would love it!
Thnx! Hehehe lol.. Don't know yet, let's see how far I get with this one.. ;)

lol very nice and cute!
Thank you! :)

03 March 2006, 08:11 AM
hahaha hilarious idea , cant wait to see this progress :)

03 March 2006, 08:28 AM
wow, great sketch there michael, this ones going to be good I can tell!!!

03 March 2006, 08:30 AM
nice sketch, i love the the style of the characters, cant wait to see it in 3d;)

03 March 2006, 09:01 AM
Wonderful concept! I think this theme must be right up your alley - good luck! :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 09:02 AM
Hah, didn't know you were 5D - Michael that is a fantastic sketch! Absolutely love it. :thumbsup: So much talent.

03 March 2006, 09:40 AM
love the dogs faceexpression... :bounce:and the bonehandle on his wagon is just :wip:

03 March 2006, 11:32 AM
Another one!! hehe.. Michael your really into this!! I like the dynamic of your 2D but your 3D is funnier. Overall I wish you good luck in both. Looks good with great concepts!! Keep it up! :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 11:47 AM
Cool! i likt this idea a lot.
can't wait to see more.

good luck man

03 March 2006, 12:55 PM
HAHAHAHAH funny .. I like it a Lot good Luck:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 01:02 PM
cool:thumbsup: I like the "cat rock city".

03 March 2006, 02:21 PM
SheepFactory, appreciate it! ;) thank you.

mike_t_3d, I hope so, I'm working on it.. thnx..

mooncry, Thank you, oh ok.. I'll tell them you like 'm.. :D

Gunilla, you mean the motion of the Journey, yep, in my alley indeed. Hope it works out alright for me.. :shrug: cheers!

Elsie, ahhh, made me blush.. Thank you..

makaron, Thnx.. yes, made me laugh myself, don't get that a lot.. :)

Loris_, thanx, I'm trying.. Well, one has to be funnier than the other ;)

Cr@sH, Thanks Cr@sH! Appreciate it!

anostudio, cheers, glad you like it..

alvin_cgi, thanx..

03 March 2006, 02:30 PM
Aaaah a man after my own heart. nice to see another comical approach! Simply beautiful sketch work! I watch and wait with baited breath. :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 02:42 PM
That's nice :)

03 March 2006, 02:45 PM
Hey Micheal, this is very cool, I really like your Style of drawing, Kinda reminds me of Axterix and Obelix style, Can't wait to see it in 3D :)

Keep up the amazing work!


03 March 2006, 03:40 PM
3d as well :D great concept i like the look of the dogs face :D so funny :D keep up the good work michael :D

03 March 2006, 03:46 PM
Hilarious concept. Subscribing to this one too :)

03 March 2006, 03:56 PM
Outstanding concept indeed, looking forward to it's completion :deal: .

03 March 2006, 04:06 PM
Cutest concept so far:thumbsup:

Its looking very very promissing!

03 March 2006, 06:29 PM
The interesting concept! Good luck !

03 March 2006, 07:27 PM
Very nice style and concept. Good luck in the competition.

03 March 2006, 08:02 PM
Wow, didn't expect so much replies! Appreciate it very much..

Crin, hobo, KnightSoul, Agamemnwn, Queensoul, sergage, sergioKomic, Sergey Banityuk, dunderdan, thanx a lot.. :wavey:

03 March 2006, 10:26 PM
The reply count alone shows how easy it is to connect with your idea eh? ;) Great start.

03 March 2006, 10:36 PM
Hey Michael, it looks like you are going 5D too, best of luck to you on the challenge! I really like the style you're going for here. :thumbsup: I look forward to see it progress.

Matt :)

03 March 2006, 10:43 PM
"Aiyow" a real fun idea ....I like it a lot

03 March 2006, 11:01 PM
That's fantastic, wonderful idea :D
Good luck to you also, for both the challenges!

03 March 2006, 11:32 PM
I'm subscribing to this one, it should be fun!
at first I thought it was a cat who was inside there, ordering the dog to go and get some milk, something like cats ruling over the dogs...

Best of luck with the 5D (it's quite an amount of D's, you know)

03 March 2006, 12:22 AM
That's a pretty good sketch. I shows good layout and form. Have you thought about entering the 2D entry instead? ....or maybe both lol.

03 March 2006, 12:32 AM
This time I am fanboy too...

03 March 2006, 03:28 AM
I like this take that u are doing Micheal, good luck with this, I would definitely want to see how well u model!:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 10:05 AM (

Started modeling 'CatRockCity'

03 March 2006, 10:09 AM
nice rock. :D

03 March 2006, 10:13 AM
excellent start. Maybe more hard edges and putting more up the ears; I know it's a wip^but I have many hopes in your thread.

03 March 2006, 12:41 PM
This one really rocks! ....interesting concept. Good luck and keep those wonderful models coming.

03 March 2006, 01:20 PM
hey Michael!

Two entries eh? You're feeling brave!!

I love that first concept. The dog's face is priceless!!

And i'm always quite excited when i see something original and stylised in the 3D section. I'm gonna keep dropping by for this one...

03 March 2006, 02:08 PM
Ill hope you will be able to finish both 2d and 3d. They are cool concepts and the slketches are great. Im impatient to see what will become.

03 March 2006, 02:11 PM
Very nice!
No critics!

03 March 2006, 02:14 PM
Like the dogs expression and the ideas swirling in this sketch.
Best of luck..

03 March 2006, 02:22 PM
This is a funny story, hehe :buttrock:
Nice sketch as well! Can't wait for updates!:bounce:

03 March 2006, 02:53 PM
great :)
cool concept, i agree with authentic, hard edges and bevels on the angles will make it "more rock" :) . keep it up !

03 March 2006, 03:45 PM
Dont now why everone thinks it shod look more rocky, its only going to be a blurdout shadow in the backgrund anyway. And the shape i good if you are in a tranin like the grand canyon.

so it looks good, the consept is funy :D. go for it

03 March 2006, 04:11 PM
So... a dog is going to get milk in a cat city... Gee, no wonder why he is upset...

Good luck again! :cool:

03 March 2006, 04:39 PM
thats a really good sketch you've made..looking forward to this one :)

03 March 2006, 06:39 PM
Wow, thanks a lot guys n gals for those comments.. ;)

se7enthcin, thanx

authentic, hard edges, yes, I know, but not to much tho, this rock is gonna be blurry ;)

ecura, Thsi one realy ROCKS! hahaha.. LOL! made me laugh, cheers :thumbsup:

duddlebug, Thank you jonny! yeah man, hope I'll make it in time.. :)

Ramitxon, thank you! I hope so too. I'll do my best, k?..

Alberto_Ro, :)

Tke, thnx..

Jonason, you think this story is funny, heh? Have you seen the dogs face? :D

monks, thanx for dropping by and for your input! :thumbsup:

Bord, totaly right! This 'RockCity' is gonna be in the distance, so it'll be blurry, a silhouet.. thank you!

DoInferno, Hey buddy, thanx a lot! appreciate it! You're doing ok yourself I've seen..
Let's give it our best, k? :wavey:

Stefan_Morrell, cheers! :)

03 March 2006, 06:42 PM (

Here's a quick texture for the 'CatRockCity'
In the end, I think there will only be a silhouet of this rock, dunno yet..

03 March 2006, 06:46 PM
that is a perfect catrock, even if you only have the silhouette:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 11:48 AM
Hi Michael, like your ideas of cat rock city, looks very promising so far with this 3d cat symbol...looking forward :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 12:17 PM
Great start for the modeling - very cool catcity!

03 March 2006, 01:06 PM
Very nice!
I really like the Cat City! No critics!

03 March 2006, 01:25 PM
It i just a suggestion: Make the botom sharper. i mean I would make sharpe stones there. But again, the deatils depend how much blur will have because of the motion blur. However, I suggest a slight color change from bottom to the top

03 March 2006, 03:40 PM
Funny idea, and really interesting style so far.:thumbsup:

Keep it up!

03 March 2006, 06:46 PM
Cool idea :thumbsup:

I love your sketch :love:

Let`s wait how all this looks in 3d :deal:

Good luck and have fun :bounce:

03 March 2006, 08:07 PM
Hey! Nice start! :) I like your concept! :)

03 March 2006, 12:58 AM
This is going to be a really fun one to watch. Looking great so far and that sketch is funny.

03 March 2006, 03:25 AM
Funny stuff! Looking forward to seeing what kind of pallette and tone youll give to this one. Good luck!

03 March 2006, 09:30 AM
Goodmorning michael . Great modelling of the city. A nice touch that u blurred to see the profile and you it reads as its going to be in the far distance :D

03 March 2006, 02:09 PM
hahahahhaha.. you concept is so funny! :bounce:

see you later, good luck!

03 March 2006, 03:34 PM
Catrock city? Sounds like a rockin' place to be? :D

whaaat?! :eek:

lol :scream: great start! the rock model is looking great! :thumbsup:


03 March 2006, 04:27 PM
This is awesome! Good luck MM! :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 04:29 PM
Very interesting concept, ...."Cat Rock city" LOL...I'll be watching this.

03 March 2006, 08:44 PM
makaron, 'CatRockCity' has to be clear. People have to notice it almost right away, so, don't know how much blur I'll use, but thanx a lot for your words! :)

cipher, cheers for that comment.. :)

Gunilla, thanx a lot!

Alberto_Ro, ;)

E.M.P.E.R.O.R., don't know about how much blur I will give it, texture isn't dun yet. I'll think about the color variation tho, thanx! :thumbsup:

burpy, appreciate it!

Nomad, fun, that's what's this challenge is about, right? ;)

BobbEr, hey there, thank you.. You've got a nice concept yourself! :)

3D_Explorer, I'll try and keep you come back and look for more..

dvelasco, it's gonna be all cartoony, but you'll see. ;)

Agamemnwn, well, good evening by now, sorry 'bout that.. thnx!

ziriguidum, glad you like it.

ragdoll, it's a 'rocking' place alright! :D cheers!

Rebeccak, thanx for dropping by and your comment.

Kid Mesh, thank you..

03 March 2006, 08:26 AM
Yikes ..,another 5Der...who rocks da place. :)

Awesome idea ...i smiled when i saw your has that sweet emotion as if u are seeing a child movie where the adventure of a big journey begins... :thumbsup:

Have fun friend.

03 March 2006, 05:03 PM (

Started modeling the doghouse.

Roof still has to be done. then comes a little stylizing (proportions). Thought I'd post an update..

03 March 2006, 05:12 PM
Nice beginning, looks very sweet! :)

03 March 2006, 05:13 PM
oh I just love this doghouse!!! I know is still a wip model but ... nice modeling michael!! ;) Looking forward for the final :)

03 March 2006, 05:25 PM
Very nice, Michael! :thumbsup:
The dog house is very well modelled!

03 March 2006, 05:30 PM
Very nice man. It is looking great!

03 March 2006, 05:37 PM
cool keep going

03 March 2006, 06:15 PM
Yeah, this is nice progress. What about more kinda perspective deformation for the doghouse? :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 03:10 AM
Ok man. I loved your concept, so i cant let you move on your image without telling you something thats bothering me. If you dont change, then its your choice, but ill have a clear conscience that i, at least talked to you about it.

I think your cat rock is too blured. It feels strange to me... Instead of telling you why, ill give to you a link that you probably read already, on the instructions page of the challenge. Anyway, here is what id like to say, and CGSociety people said better than i would:

Atmospheric Depth
Depth haze arises from the scattering of light by particles suspended in the air. The physics of scattering is well known and is worth noting. Scattering will reduce contrast but dos not blur the background image. Selective scattering and absorption of different wavelengths also leads to shifting of color towards the one background color.

So, to achieve atmospheric depth to an image all you have to do is add more of a single color with increasing depth. The color should be the same light color of the distant sky. The result is that the foreground is always darker with more contrast and saturation. With distance, the contrast drops and the image lightens towards the distant sky color - but things in the distance are not blurred.

You can have the blur, but it mimics lenses view, and thats not wrong, but i dont think its looking so good on your image as a focused "distant but kinda hard to see " rock would.... (just like on your sketch...)

I believe im complicating a simple thing im trying to say.... Here is the link...

03 March 2006, 04:58 AM
the dog house is adorable,really nice work on modeling the planks,did you try leaning the doghouse back rather than forward?..I think that would help the composition alot.
I also think the 'catrock' is too blurred,though it's a only a wip & I'm sure you'll be working on that some more,

looking forward to seeing some colour in this,such a cool style you have :cool:


03 March 2006, 05:02 AM
Hi Michael,

Very funny idea, yous sketch looks great, and it is great that you already hit the modeling milestone, :) what an envy.

keep it up,. and good luck.

03 March 2006, 07:40 AM
Very nice modeling for the doghouse - sweet style :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 08:26 AM
love that doghouse. like the style with nails missing and boards are look like they falling off soon... but as magic it still stands... :) and the touch with the bone above the door is original :applause: usally it is a dogsname there...

03 March 2006, 09:16 AM (

Here are some wires of the DogHouse.
Fixed the roof.. Details now

03 March 2006, 09:23 AM
Haha this is a great concept :D Love your modeling style to, great for this piece.

03 March 2006, 09:31 AM
sfrey, thnx!

Loris_, thank ya! Pretty happy with it myself so far..

Alberto_Ro, se7enthcin, the best, cheers! thanks for dropping by.. :)

Oweron, yep, you're right, working on that, still a WIP you know. ;)

DoInferno, been worrying 'bout that myself, maybe there's not gonna be blur or DOF, still haven't decided yet. Appreciate it matey!

Stefan_Morrell, thanx! still working on it and haven't decided the pose for the DogHouse yet, bit more backwords would help a lot for the perspective POV, thnx for the words! ;)

Nakary, Gunilla,, thank you!

makaron, thanx a lot! yeah I know! or a board with some sort of name the've given the house, so.. there's still some option left heh? :beer:

^tilite , thanx, I'll try keep doing my best..

03 March 2006, 09:48 AM
Hey Michael loving the cartoon style with this , no crits just keep up the great work :)

03 March 2006, 09:50 AM
Still looking slick. I am so in trouble if I don't catch up with you :eek:

03 March 2006, 09:54 AM
I like the concept and the model of the house looks very cool!

Good luck!

03 March 2006, 10:01 AM
Lovely style you've got going here man! That dog house is fantastic! I was gonna tell you the roof was wrong but you beat me to it. :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 10:04 AM
The concept and models look very cool :thumbsup: Good luck to you!

03 March 2006, 03:38 PM
The sketch has loads of character and that doghouse is really fun. It looks like you have a good one going here! subscribed, cheers.

03 March 2006, 04:42 PM
great job on the doghouse michael it looks great :D

03 March 2006, 05:33 PM
Your concept is so simple and great all at the same time, the modeling on the dog hours it self is extremely detailed, cant wait to see it textured and lit.

03 March 2006, 05:36 PM
oh no!.. dont you dare to change that bone to something else... :twisted: haha...

03 March 2006, 05:55 PM
best threah so far! :love:

03 March 2006, 05:59 PM
very nice concept , i like your idea
looking for more... .. .
good luck man!:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 08:25 PM
that's a great toon style you've got there..the doghouse is beautifully modelled..the bone is a nice comic touch! look forward to more.

03 March 2006, 08:31 PM
This is looking very good. Lots of style.

03 March 2006, 10:08 PM
I love ur concept and i dream ur render keep the simplicity of your rought

03 March 2006, 11:11 PM
Hey great work on the modeling Michael, it really captures the style you have in your concept. And the style in general looks great! :applause: My only comment would be that the nails don't make indentations into the wood. And I think since you went through all of the trouble to model the wood grain in into the individual planks this little detail might add to the look. Anyway just my two cents. Keep up the excellent work!

Matt :)

03 March 2006, 11:58 PM
This is one neat house....very nice work u do sir ! :)

03 March 2006, 01:59 PM
thanks for comments, i love your 3d concept

03 March 2006, 03:56 PM (

Started modeling the (main character) little dog.

03 March 2006, 03:59 PM
Cute, he looks like he's trying to be mean but I just want to go up and scratch his belly ... LOL

03 March 2006, 04:11 PM
lol this is so cute and lovely! keep it up i'm definitly following this one

03 March 2006, 04:21 PM
I can almost hear his *mumble* ... oO( I dont wanna go to the store... I dont wanna...) :applause:

03 March 2006, 04:31 PM
very clean model michael. NOthing to crit just wait for updates

03 March 2006, 04:47 PM
Beautiful model - no crits at all. Lovely style all over :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 05:26 PM
yeahh... excellent idea! i loved the sketch. the modelling is good too! :thumbsup:
good luck dude

03 March 2006, 05:29 PM
sweet model dude!!! would be possible some wire of the little dog? :bounce:

03 March 2006, 05:45 PM
Cute, he looks like he's trying to be mean but I just want to go up and scratch his belly ... LOL

that's exactly what I thought,lol..he's adorable

03 March 2006, 07:09 PM
fantastic Michael! very original character, and really cute and funny! nice clean modelling, too.

03 March 2006, 07:12 PM
I was going to say the lil dog looks real cute, but I've been beaten to it. Nevertheless he is cute, I had a feeling he would be :)

03 March 2006, 07:22 PM
The dog is neat! I love your process so far. The dog house is a character itself

03 March 2006, 07:30 PM
hey man...I love the concept, love the character design...very cool...good luck!!!

03 March 2006, 07:51 PM
The little dog rules:)

03 March 2006, 08:06 PM
Reaaly Love de little Dog... so cute!!

03 March 2006, 08:33 PM
I like it very much either in terms of the design resolution you gave to the image, and the cartoon fell you pass to the modeling and in terms of idea too, I found it very interesting the journey of an unwanted dog trhu the city of cats. The hole Idea of abandon / independent age and the controverses, those unfriendly tipes we must face in our life journey is well depict on the image! I cant wait to see more!

03 March 2006, 08:58 PM
cool modeling

03 March 2006, 11:59 PM
good job man...:thumbsup:
i like very much ur idea...cant w8 to see it finished !
nice character design
good luck...

03 March 2006, 02:01 AM
thats so amazing!!! are you going to keep it smooth and toonshade it or are you going to addhair and fur?

03 March 2006, 06:50 AM
wow , i love your concept and the sketch is so funny , and great modeling so far , wait your next update , keep the good work , i am going to watch your environment:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 08:32 AM
Matellis , thanks Matt!
se7enthcin , haha... I hear ya! better hurry then! :D
monica-taddei, hey Monica, thnx a lot
Crin, just trying to post some progress.. the roof wasn't finished then, but am glad I beat you to it. cheers Michael.
mrdreamer, soapy, thanx for dropping by guys!
Agamemnwn thank you Jannis.
funkymunkey90, thanks James.. I can't hardly wait myself. hehe
makaron, no no Mona, I will not change that bone, it'll stay right there where it belongs, k?
Marcos_BorBa, hey Marcos! thanx man! you're making me :blush: appreciate it!
coochaki, shakes, thnks for those words guys!
3D_Explorer, ;)
Kender, hey Riera, that's what I'm going for!
mmbenya, hey there Matt, keep those two cents coming! I'll look into that, appreciate it man!
DimitrisLiatsos, grobouk, I'll just try keep you coming back for more, thanks

my post of modeling the little dog:

3D_Explorer, hehehe, thanx! going for cute with a mad/anoyd look on his face.
JackZhang, thank you Jack
makaron, yeah! I maybe want to model the textballoon also, you know, with a lightnin B, a bomb, etc . would be cool tho, right? maybe I'll do..
thanks Vincent, Gunilla and vader
Marcos, yeah, I'll do that. it'll be with the next update, k?
Stefan_Morrell, shakes, hobo, appreciate it! cheers..
a-papantoniou, thanx for those nice words! :wavey:
Juliano, Gregory, Nelson, Fabio, Antone, Makis, thanks for looking and taking the time to comment!
funkymunkey90, hey James, it's not gonna be toonshaded or with hair/fur. It will look smoooooooth tho! :D
kreuz, :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 09:06 AM
Oh Michael, it's looking so awesome :applause: this thread makes me smile whenever I come visit, heh. Can't wait for more!

03 March 2006, 09:47 AM
i like the design of this dog i think it will look nice when textured

03 March 2006, 10:20 AM
Looks really great. :thumbsup:

Can't wait to see more.


03 March 2006, 12:58 PM (

here are some wires of the little dog..

maybe I'll put an textballoon over this little fella's head with some bad symbols, like a lightnin' B, a bomb, a cloud, etc. Makes it even more cartoon!

03 March 2006, 02:11 PM
Skills bro skills....loving the dog right now hahahah very nice :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 02:27 PM
Hehehe...a dog really pissed ...heeheheh...awesome one of my favourite threads... :bounce: :bounce:

03 March 2006, 02:44 PM
Looking good there Michael!!! Love the dog. So sweet!! hehhehe And yeah, I would really like it with some balloons over his head. A 3D cartoon. Will be sweet!! Keep up.

03 March 2006, 02:44 PM
hahaha cool bone keep going

03 March 2006, 02:46 PM
very cute! nice style! give us more!!!

03 March 2006, 04:08 PM
maybe I'll put an textballoon over this little fella's head with some bad symbols, like a lightnin' B, a bomb, a cloud, etc. Makes it even more cartoon!

would be nice to see how that looks... :bounce:

03 March 2006, 04:50 PM
All the modelling looks awesome. Nice concept.

03 March 2006, 04:56 PM
haha. Funny dog. Do you use fur in final image?

03 March 2006, 05:08 PM
That dog is really cool, his mood is very funny! :D
I like the cartoonish style of modeling you choosed for this project!

03 March 2006, 05:47 PM
I really like all the aspects of this concept! Brilliant!

03 March 2006, 08:24 PM
Kid-Mesh, thanx, appreciate it!
DimitrisLiatsos, thanks buddy, I'll do my best..
monsitj, a lot of work has to be done also, I'll try and update soon, k?
makaron, k, some other stuff first, but you'll be seeing it shortly..
luigithekid, cheers for the nice words..
ziriguidum, naah, don't think so, but never say never!
Alberto_Ro, thanx, honoustly this is what I do best (I think), cartoons
varma, appreciate such a nice comment, thnx!

Lot a work has to be done over the weekend, but still I try to update soon. :wavey:

03 March 2006, 09:48 PM
The dog is great ! Good expression on its face ! :applause:

03 March 2006, 10:14 PM
awesome modelling :D it going to get some time to get my skill s to your standard michael but u are definetely and ispiration to watch and learn :D

03 March 2006, 10:21 PM
Very nice cartoony character :)

03 March 2006, 10:29 PM
very cute little dog ! so expressive ! I like it very much ! :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 12:47 AM
Hey michael, what software are you using?

Love the expression!

03 March 2006, 11:56 AM
gpepper, Agamemnwn, stefgrafx, SweD, se7enthcin, thanx a lot for the nice words. Appreciate it you dropping by and comment.

Agamemnwn, awww thanx, you made me :blush: again!

se7enthcin, I now use Lightwave and ZBrush, there's a lot of other great 3d software I want to explore tho, like XSI, Modo, so the road ahead is long..

03 March 2006, 04:17 PM
hey man,
thanks for checkin out my entry!
I like your character design.:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 04:26 PM
Very cute dog! will it have fur? The concept is sp far my fav.!
Good luck!

03 March 2006, 04:38 PM
The dog is excellent!*****

03 March 2006, 12:19 AM
It's pretty obvious by the number of replies that I'm not the only one who likes your style a lot. Good luck

03 March 2006, 02:06 AM
Fair enough. I think you would like modo. You should try out the demo. I was sold on that program in the first five minutes. Honestly, five minutes is all it takes. XSI is pretty cool but I do not think it could replace my maya. I recomend you try both of them because each user likes different things. :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 06:28 AM
Ya ! nice start :P i didn't choose my idea yet and u are already in the modelisation stage ! wow .

Great sketch and idea! I luv cartoon style, maybe i'll take this kind of approch too for my entry. If u have time maybe u can model his mother saying him goodbye( just an idea like that).

Thx for passing on my thread too.

Good luck dude !

03 March 2006, 04:32 PM (

modeled the car (carrier, dunno how to call it) with some milkbottles (maybe there will be three) behind the dog.

Still has to be stylized, lines are to straight for now, but, here's where I am so far..

03 March 2006, 04:49 PM
We usually call the car a "fifth wheel." At any rate. Keep going man!

03 March 2006, 05:02 PM
Very nice!

03 March 2006, 05:03 PM
keeo going :bounce: :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 05:09 PM
great stuff,I love all the curves on the dog house...never a straight line in sight!.


03 March 2006, 05:36 PM
lovely concept and excellent cartoon style ! the dog is so cute. I prefer the dog's head's shape of the concept but the 3d one looks more agressive (and yet just as cute). very nice.

03 March 2006, 06:29 PM
Still my best fav. best thread! you got my vote, man!

03 March 2006, 06:49 PM (

modeled the car (carrier, dunno how to call it) with some milkbottles (maybe there will be three) behind the dog.

Still has to be stylized, lines are to straight for now, but, here's where I am so far..

The planks and stylin on the doghouse are killer Michael:thumbsup: LYW... How did you make the planks?

I think the dawgs head is really well communicated but maybe the ears could be thicker and I think his body could benefit from being a little wider, especially on his back end to break up the uniformity a little...

...Hope it's OK for me to critique... Anyways... I've just unfolded my old lawn chair so I can stay in the yard and watch this evolve... Rock on:buttrock:

03 March 2006, 06:52 PM
Yea, this is gonna be a good one. Nice style.

03 March 2006, 07:52 PM
Looks very promising! Subscribed. :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 09:37 PM
tuck, cheers, glad you like it..

varma, still have to decide if the dog would have some fur..., haven't made up my mind... You'll have to be patient :D Thanx!

sergioKomic, appreciate it.. ;)

mdavid, yes, I know and it means a lot, Realy overwhelming, it's a great feeling :bounce:

se7enthcin, thanx for that, I already did try the modo demo, but a month was to short, I didn't have time to fully enjoy it, what I did btw. Going for the extension of the demo, but I'm very busy, so hope I can explore it more... Oh.. fifth wheel, k! Thanx for that!

dominikmk, I have been thinking of modeling his mother, and I guess I'm going for it.. Still a lot of work to be done with the main character.. thank you!

Alberto_Ro, :beer: mate

the best, thank you!

Stefan_Morrell, well that's what I'm going for! the fifth wheel is going to look like the doghouse to, it's just to straight now! Thanks man!

Banjowanjo, when I'm done modeling, posing and texturing the dogs head will be turned slightly, this is why the head isn't like the concept yet.. also didn't want to it make that cute.. thanks!

varma, thnx! aren't you in the judging? :D I need people like you!

DaddyMack, I hope you will enjoy the ride! Thanx! No problem, critz is what I need! Makes this picture even better I think. I'll try that with the dogs body.. cheers!

3D_Explorer, thanx for dropping by and taking the time to comment! ;)

JDPinto, cheers!

03 March 2006, 11:14 PM
I love how you're putting it all together so nicely :thumbsup: .

03 March 2006, 12:06 AM
Hellouuu Michael!:thumbsup: Hey, I like your idea so much, lol!Ill keep on watching to your progress on it hehe, poor little doggy:thumbsup:


03 March 2006, 12:33 AM
Its fantastic! Its got all the right elements to it.

03 March 2006, 01:13 PM
Very nice modelig, the dogs is looking good.keep it up :)

03 March 2006, 07:18 PM
looks superb Micael..fabulous cartoon style..the modelling rocks! love that doghouse

03 March 2006, 07:28 PM
:drool: ...great stuff Michael....

the door of the house maybe looks a bit small for me, but I cannot think of anything else, it looks so good...

03 March 2006, 07:38 PM
hiya Michael thats , the modeling goes veru well with the sketch! nice work mate !
keep going!

03 March 2006, 07:48 PM
very cute micheal:bounce: keep it up :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 08:52 PM
this one is very promising as well! love the progress on it! keep it up! :thumbsup:


03 March 2006, 09:40 PM
hehe.. thats one bad ass dog!!! :D Modeling looks good michael. keep up. :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 04:41 AM
Excellent work, Michael. I love the way youve modelled the wood grain into the planks; just the right amount of detail where its required. Im keen to see how youll deal with texturing and the final look of the piece.:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 11:32 AM
Very nice modelling, you're born for this cartoon style! :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 12:37 PM
I like the idea! it`s funny!
Well modelled so far! I like the dog`s face :D
Good luck!

03 March 2006, 05:19 PM (

modeling a part of the fence, chimney and pully.. There will be a rope around the pully with at the end a hook, or to clichE? Maybe a bucket?!.. dunno yet.
Nails in de front of the house are to big, just noticed, I'll fix that next..

here's the update..

03 March 2006, 05:21 PM
Like I said before, the dog house you created has a life of its own. I consider it more as a character of your still, than a prop.

03 March 2006, 05:24 PM
a bucket does sound good,though with your style I think either will be just as good :)
nice work on the wood planks,& post some wires too if you can,I like seeing how your making these shapes


03 March 2006, 06:16 PM
cool updates :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 07:34 PM
another detail nut! love it! totally perfect toon modelling mate.

03 March 2006, 08:00 PM
a bucket can be of use... to store all those milkbottles in :p

03 March 2006, 06:50 AM
sergage, glad you still like it! Thanx.

Gonzalo Golpe, yeah, haha poor little dog indeed. didn't saw this one coming heh? :D

ecura, awww thank you.. ;)

cipher, I'll try and do my best, thnx for dropping by..

shakes, I'm starting to love the doghouse myself! thanx ;)

elmasfeo, the door, yeah, that's because of the big head of the dog, but he'll fit in
there, maybe I'll strech it up slightly, cheers mate!

yunisirees, no1gashuffer, ragdoll, Loris_, :) thanks a lot!

Hoju, the wood was done pretty easy, I'll show some wires next time I update.. ;)

Job., LEON_25, appreciate the nice words..

a-papantoniou, haha, thnx, you're right. House is getting better and better..

Stefan-Morrell, the bucket will be modeled, I'll show ya in a next update along with some wires, k? wooden planks are pretty easy, you'll see. Thanx!

the best, shakes, thanx guys ;)

makaron, been thinking about that, but maybe not for the bottles, there's gonna be something else.. cheers Mona!

03 March 2006, 08:35 AM
makaron, been thinking about that, but maybe not for the bottles, there's gonna be something else.. cheers Mona!

hmm.. thats not fair... you have to tell what.. :curious: now I have to sit here and guess... haha

.oO( for nails and hammer, to repair the doghouse? to keep the petcat in? maybe for the mail? or for mummydogs curles? worms for fishing? or milkmoney?)

03 March 2006, 09:14 AM
excellent. Will the dog have his name on it ??

03 March 2006, 10:20 AM
You have got some work done I see! Fantastic work!
I really like your concept! Cool and cute modells!
Keep it up! No crits from me, man!

03 March 2006, 04:04 PM (

Hey all, been modeling the textballoon and the bomb..

what do you think? Should I make a flat texture (draw the bomb in 2D) and past it on the balloon? Or go with this.. Hope you'll comment Cheers!

03 March 2006, 04:44 PM
excellent with this style of bubble I think.

03 March 2006, 05:32 PM
maybe the 3D makes it better in a "3D picture" but I really like the 2D version... I vote on that... 2D :)

03 March 2006, 05:33 PM
Ha ha ha, man, this is first real 3D comics bubble Ive ever seen :scream: Go with this style. BTW, very nice progressing in here. What do you think about to thick ears just a little? :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 06:22 PM
Love every stpe of this - the dog house is fantastic! :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 06:44 PM
Not much to say. One of my favorites!

03 March 2006, 07:14 PM
I'd definitely do a 2d balloon if I was doing this-I don't think 3d speech balloons work, or are necessary. lookin cute !

03 March 2006, 09:12 PM
cool updates

03 March 2006, 12:02 PM (

Modeled the bucket and a 'know-it-all'-bird, The bird will point his finger/wing just like the mother (humor element), where the little fella should go get the milk..

03 March 2006, 12:14 PM
know-it-all-bird... and a gnag-to-a-mother... no wonder that doggy thinking bombs... :bounce:
perfect touch :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 01:26 PM
funny and cool idea keep going :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 01:45 PM
The "know it - all - bird" totally ....the best ever :) :bounce: . Just look at that expression..wahhaaaaaaaaa :scream: .

Awesome, awesome...hahahahah .

03 March 2006, 02:27 PM
Every time I look at this entry something makes me smile.

03 March 2006, 03:34 PM
Looking good.
I like the new details keep going:)

03 March 2006, 08:18 PM
authentic, makaron, Oweron, Gunilla, 3D_Explorer, shakes, the best, DimitrisLiatsos, hobo, tuck, thank you all for the nice words! appreciate it very much. :thumbsup:
I'll be out for the weekend, so no updates from me.. see ya next week!
And keep those poly's flowing! :buttrock:

03 March 2006, 07:30 AM
Great modelling and great looking characters Michael! :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 09:17 AM
Cute bird! :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 12:17 PM
Yes, the bird is the perfect touch and very expressive.:applause:

03 March 2006, 12:42 PM
Cute bird and nice expression! I really like the sense of curviness to those planks! It's very
soft and articulated! Can't wait to see how texturing would bring more life to it all!
Still a fan!

03 March 2006, 01:38 PM
very funny bird!

03 March 2006, 07:34 PM
cute bird Michael! all looking great.

03 March 2006, 03:07 AM
Hey Michael

love the bird here too. The expression on the eyes, yes, keep that!
The house looks, so, well so cartoony...great!
The nails, some are in more than others, that is a very good touch.



03 March 2006, 05:20 AM
very nice characters:thumbsup:
looking for more... .. .
good luck

03 March 2006, 05:29 AM
so cute, i love the chicken!:scream:

03 March 2006, 10:43 PM
Ouh droppin' by here a little late !

Really awesome style you're going on ! that birdie totally cracks me up ! :scream:

Keep up the great work , I'm soo gonna follow this from now !

cheers ,


03 March 2006, 11:43 PM
ho yeah, i've seen your last pictures yesterday, I like it so much, cartoony style or i should say "tex Avery" style. Plank, tank, and "tchip-tchip":) are nicely done.

see Next.


03 March 2006, 10:27 AM
i like the birds expression . its so funny :D great job Michael . looking awesome :D

03 March 2006, 07:11 PM
Interesting concept Michael -- looking forward to seeing more, good luck!

03 March 2006, 08:01 AM
It's been a long weekend :eek:

03 March 2006, 02:07 PM
Yeah - long time with no updates here... you're not going to abandon your little doggie, are you? :wavey:

03 March 2006, 03:27 PM
Exellent and fuuuunny:applause:

I`m looking forward for more... especially coloring :bounce:

Great work :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 04:15 PM
Just excellent ! Great style on your characters ! :bounce:

03 March 2006, 09:28 AM
Thanx! bird will only be a small part of the image tho, but it's nice to have some humerous elements I think!

Thanx Marlon, I do my best, tho I think it wont be good enough seeing all these master modelers around me!

Hoju :)

still have to wait a little longer, been very busy those last weeks.. texturing is coming tho..

thank you Juliano!

cheers John! appreciate the comment..

Thank you cesar!

Appreciate it Mohammad..

hehe, a bit your style too heh?

thanx Stphane! never to late I always say! thanx for your nice words..

cheers David!

thank ya Jannis, I think the bird is just right with this expression heh? He made me laugh too when I was designing him.. :D

appreciate it Eric

Hey Andrew, there's been some delayment, cause of busy-ness with my work, there's a lot to be done and you know how it goes when you have to choose between pleasure and salary(making money for survival). Hope I can get back to my modeler soon! cheers!

Hey Gunilla, no, no... not going to abandon this little doggy. He's waiting for me tho.. hehe!

hey Maciej, thanx!

thanx for dropping by Gilles and leaving some words..

03 March 2006, 10:07 AM
Nice idea! Funny scetch!

04 April 2006, 01:41 AM
nice cartoonish details in the warping and twists of your wood planks, nails, pipes and such

04 April 2006, 01:35 PM
I really like the cartoonish style you have, want to see more...:)

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04 April 2006, 02:04 PM
Cute little bird! Still one of my faves!

04 April 2006, 03:48 PM
This is coming along very nicely! The detail are amazing! Cute bird too.

04 April 2006, 01:34 AM
Come on Mike, I'm looking forward to your final very much you see. :love:I love your concept.

05 May 2006, 09:36 AM
Hey Michael, no update since a long time ! Where are U ? Don't tell us you give up the fight ?

05 May 2006, 08:51 AM
I agree, this concept is too good to be abandoned! Please give us some more, if you can spare the time!

05 May 2006, 12:01 PM
I'd like to thank everybody for supporting while it lasted..
I'm sorry to say I think I won't be able to finish, the job is holding me back with the always anoying deadlines and those last weeks I'm working on a big project that's takin' all my spare time too... So, hope to be back in time.. but if I'm not, :shrug: please don't shoot me! :sad:
Thanx again for the words and support! ;)

05 May 2006, 12:09 PM
If you do have to give it up it's a great shame.

But the family dinner comes first ....

05 May 2006, 12:45 PM
It's a sign of how wonderful your work is that you have so many keen followers on your thread - me included. But like hobo said, putting meals on the table comes first. I sure know what it's like to be dragged away from the things you enjoy doing by the realities of work, and I bet most of the other folks here do too. Good luck with those deadlines Michael

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