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02-28-2006, 10:56 AM
Adam Perry is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Image: A minor update! (

02-28-2006, 11:00 AM
Ok - Let's do this! :bounce:

...and no more last-minute rushes!...

...ehm... that applies to you lot as well!

02-28-2006, 08:49 PM
Subscribing :)
Best of luck to ya!

02-28-2006, 08:52 PM
welcome dude, have fun!


02-28-2006, 08:56 PM
Welcome back, ur in early now, lets see what u can put together, good luck!:thumbsup:

02-28-2006, 09:59 PM
Oh! Hey! Thanks guys! :)

I'm playing with some ideas.

It seems they've gone from one extreme to the other with the challenges - The Spectacular challenge was really open, but this theme seems overly narrow - If everyone adheres closely to the guidelines we'll all be doing practically the same picture! :rolleyes:


03-01-2006, 11:51 AM
Hiya Mate, just droppin by to wish ya lots of fun and a great Journey :)

03-01-2006, 12:41 PM (

This little idea popped into my head this morning.

It will be a scenic shot with a pony and cart - full of enthusiastic adventurers. The pony is not so happy about the excursion...

So, to start with I did this sketch to try and capture the pony's personality.

03-01-2006, 03:34 PM (

I want a whole bunch of these guys lounging in the cart - getting very drunk! :D

03-01-2006, 03:46 PM
cutenesss mate. great studies, keep em coming :))

03-01-2006, 04:09 PM
The sketches are cool ... :)

03-01-2006, 05:12 PM
nice so far mate.... that dude looks like adwarf from snow white and the seven

03-01-2006, 07:44 PM
I love the pony facial concept. Note in real life a not so happy pony ears would be pinned back but its more expressive how you have it. Looking forward to seeing more.

03-02-2006, 02:55 AM
cute looking lil old man :scream:some nice expression studies here~keep them coming mate and best of luck to ya

03-02-2006, 04:28 AM
nice colors

good luck

03-02-2006, 10:58 PM (

Another quick rough - same thing really... just trying to get a feel for it, and nail the style of the piece.

I did some others in pencil last night.. but... umm.... I'm too lazy to scan them! :P

Thanks for your comments! :)

03-04-2006, 08:36 PM
hahah hes soo cool and so funny ur style man:buttrock:

03-04-2006, 09:01 PM
Thanks... I'm not sure how much this is 'my style' though! I don't do cartoony stuff very often - but it's nice to do something different now and again! ;)

03-10-2006, 07:47 PM (

Just a quickie I did in the week.

Hope you can get an idea of what I'm aiming at overall...

...cause I haven't got a clue! :D

I'll try and do something more substantial over the weekend...

Thanks for looking!

03-10-2006, 09:34 PM
Cool looking concepts Myth! I am still unsure as u are, too of where u want to take this, haha!:thumbsup:

03-10-2006, 10:18 PM
Thanks beelow!

I was only joking though... ;)

Just have to figure out the most effective composition.

03-10-2006, 11:41 PM
Nice ass.

No, I mean... You know what I mean. Good lighting too.

03-10-2006, 11:50 PM
Oi! Are you trying to compromise the integrity of my thread?!!! :p

03-10-2006, 11:53 PM (

Just did this...

Not much expression - just trying to give a better idea of what's supposed to be in the pic.

Might try to include more open scenery though...

03-13-2006, 05:58 PM
It's got such depth. Damn that's good! Flesh this one out and it'll be fantastic.

03-13-2006, 09:06 PM
nice sketch, good sunny atmosphere :)

03-13-2006, 09:30 PM
nice colors, great sketches :thumbsup:


03-13-2006, 10:20 PM
JTD - Thanks! - It's an interesting effect, though I'm not sure I'll blur the actual piece like this. I prefer to use painterly techniques...

Arseny - Thankyou - I haven't decided on the weather yet - but I'm quite keen on a hazy summer day...

Squibbit - Cheers! :)

03-13-2006, 10:30 PM (

Another quickie I did last night...

I really want to nail the style before I get started on the actual piece.

One problem I'm having is that the theme is kind of a parody - so if elements are clichéd it actually goes with the feel of the piece. But my usual instincts are towards more original stylised pieces...

So - it's fun to do something very different, but also an added challenge!

I hope I'll find a happy balance... :D

03-13-2006, 10:33 PM
nice... :bounce: this gonna be fun to follow

03-14-2006, 12:37 AM
I really like your painting style... I need to start using my painting in a more sketchy sort of way like your doing here... going to be very interesting and very helpfull to me to see this one develop... hope you post lots!


03-14-2006, 01:39 AM
Nice little updates dude, keep'em coming! I will be watching!:thumbsup:

03-14-2006, 10:32 AM
Good luck, looks good sofar, will be back for more.:cool:

03-15-2006, 03:48 PM (

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?!!... No! - It's... just another quick sketch! :P

03-15-2006, 03:54 PM
Thanks for all the comments! (overly generous as they may be..)

I really like your painting style... I need to start using my painting in a more sketchy sort of way like your doing here... going to be very interesting and very helpfull to me to see this one develop... hope you post lots!


...helpful?! As in 'so you'll know what not to do'?!! :curious:

03-16-2006, 03:23 AM
Hey Mythmaker!

I can't speak for norvman, but I find it extremely helpful seeing how an image develops from the original concept or concepts through to the finished piece. Not so much in learning not what to do, but getting an insight into the thought process of the artist and how they interpret the theme of the challenge.

Looking forward to seeing your final image....

04-03-2006, 11:22 AM (

I'm really keen to get working on the full picture now - just haven't had much time for it... I'm really looking forward to the Easter holiday! :D

04-04-2006, 11:16 PM (

It's a kodak moment! :D

04-19-2006, 08:23 AM
cool concept, bad a$$ horse, I really like your style. Yes, I agree, really nice expressions, I think expressions would be the key element of the concept 'drunken oafs'.
Good luck!

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04-19-2006, 03:09 PM
i like the last one...the dudes look like they are having fun and not caring whee they are going...the trip could be "starting" when they wake up from their little me sometimes :)

04-19-2006, 04:43 PM
nice sketches. are they all elements in a greater composition? I'd like to see that. great stuff. I love the expressions you achieve on the characters.

04-19-2006, 07:25 PM
Thanks for the feedback! I'm hoping to get started on the full pic in the next couple days (fingers crossed!)...

The best indicator of what I'm aiming at is the concept sketch on the second page (the one with all the greenery). If you can picture the other sketches integrated into that... then you might get an idea of where it's going... ehm... or just be really confused! :thumbsup:

05-15-2006, 11:50 AM (

Think it's about time I posted some updates!

This was a bit of a pain to do - didn't really enjoy it, but I perservered cause I knew it would make the painting go more smoothly.

I was going to take it further than this but got bored. Still - it gave me a good start! :P

I'll post the first colour in a moment...

05-15-2006, 12:00 PM (

This has to be one of the most fun stages - as it progesses very quickly from dull lines to full colour scene! :D

It looks quite tight at this size - but this is just the basic block in. I've already spent several hours on it since, so I've filled in some more details (like a proper harness and umm... sticky out wood-things that go either side of the pony...).

I'm also toying with a sign post in the foreground - looks quite funky, but I haven't decided whether to include it yet.

I'll post another update once I've got it feeling more coherent... ;)

05-15-2006, 12:05 PM
Arrghh cute, i love it.
Your style is very cool ;)

05-15-2006, 04:23 PM
great painting this. easy to understand, great emotion in the characters. good luck with the final detailing. i really wanna see this finished. good stuff

05-16-2006, 11:50 AM
This is looking really promising! Nice light, great subject and lots of cool characters, including a horse! I just looked at your first page and the 'no last minute rushes' comment.... i reckon you've got some rushing to do! :)

Good luck with it (and Painter's Acrylics!)

05-16-2006, 01:07 PM
Did I say that?!!! Surely not I?!! :blush:

Yes... a bit of rushing indeed I have to do... BUT - Thankfully I'm in a much better position than the last 2 challenges! :thumbsup:

Elendil - Thankyou!

domclubb - Cheers! - That's a reasurring comment!

05-21-2006, 09:03 PM (

Umm... Here's an update! :)

Sorry I haven't posted sooner, but I have still got loads to do on it...

Lots of detailing, refining, and some general fixing and balancing.

Thanks for looking! ;)

05-22-2006, 07:22 AM
Really it's a good work ;)

I love it ...

05-23-2006, 11:47 AM (

Done a round of detailing.

I think it's starting to come together. Still many hours of work left though...

05-24-2006, 04:52 AM
cool characters' its like "THE FOUR BROTHERS".,movie but fantasy version.hehe i like that granma piloting the horse.,

05-27-2006, 08:55 AM (

Still have a good few hours work to go...

I tried to upload this last night, but I kept getting that site maintenance message!... Hope that doesn't happen today!

...on with the final push! :D

05-27-2006, 09:32 PM (

“Another Whirlwind Adventure!”

A warm zephyr blew through the valley. The grass rippled, and the leaves seemed to dance – as if sharing in the fun. This promised to be another grand adventure! The beer flowed, and the song along with it. All was well… except – somewhere amongst the throng of merriment, someone wasn’t quite as overjoyed as the rest…

“Oh yeah… happy, happy… joy, joy… Bleh!… If this is going to be anything like the last one” Thought Bill the Pony “…I think I might just take a long walk off the next available cliff…!”

05-27-2006, 11:41 PM (

I made a few minor alterations before uploading the full image. The changes are barely noticeable, but I thought I'd post it anyway...

And I just want to say congratulations to everone who got their pics finished - and the very best of luck to you all! :)

05-28-2006, 12:40 AM
cool stuff man! kind of reminds me of robin hood in some ways! :thumbsup: good luck mythmaker :)

05-28-2006, 12:45 AM
congrats on your great final, funny lovely piece with a great atmosphere and awesome characters, love how you approached it with style and humor :) best of luck on the final Judgements!

05-28-2006, 07:21 AM
I feel with Billy the Pony... poor thing... :D and I love that luxuriant foliage and the light...

05-28-2006, 06:16 PM
Slav - Thanks! - Good job on yours too! ;)

Sacha - Cheers! - Glad you like it! It was a bit different to my usual stuff - I decided to go with a simple theme this time - wanted something focussed and refined. Hope I suceeded! :) Sorry you didn't get one finished...

Mona - Thankyou - The foliage was tough work - especially the trees! I was trying to achieve a natural look - I think I did ok, but trees are really complex - I could have worked on them a lot longer...

05-29-2006, 07:34 AM
I love your work and your image is wondefrull !!
Cool ;)

05-29-2006, 10:13 AM
Thanks Nicolas - Shame you didn't get your finished - you need to stay away from those videogames at crunch time! ;)

05-30-2006, 07:28 AM
Yes i think i should :)

05-30-2006, 03:30 PM
Hi! Excellent characters! Really great atmosphere and mood! :) I really like expression of the horse! Congratulations! Very good work! I wish you good luck! :)

06-10-2006, 01:54 PM
Better late than never - this is great, should certainly factor somewhere in the top 10!

06-13-2006, 12:55 AM
Congratulations man yours is my favourite :D

06-17-2006, 09:33 PM
Atris - Thanks! - I'll need all the luck I can get with people like you around! ;)

Baron - Cheers mate! - I hope you're right, but I wont hold my breath!... Hey - I just back from a week in Cornwall - I had 55 e-mails in my one account - the only 2 which weren't spam were a CG newsletter, and an auto-message telling me you'd left a post in here... :rolleyes:

Sathe - Thanks a lot! - That's high praise considering the company... :thumbsup:

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