View Full Version : The Journey Begins Challenge (2D) Entry: Negoita Alexandru

02 February 2006, 11:27 AM
Negoita Alexandru is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Coloring WIP: WIP (

03 March 2006, 09:20 AM
Hehe good luck!

I wanna see... sketches :)

03 March 2006, 05:59 PM (

here`s a first concept sketch...

03 March 2006, 06:19 PM
Great start dude, good luck to you :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 06:51 PM
Oh yeah, awesome :buttrock:
I wonder where the characters are gonna be. Keep it up! :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 07:06 PM
thanx taz!
lilcara, i wonder about that too, hehehe :D

03 March 2006, 07:16 PM
Me too XD

but I love your landscape :)

03 March 2006, 08:19 PM
The sketch looks great! Love the color scheme. IŽll be watching and waiting for the characters and story. Good luck :)

03 March 2006, 08:20 PM
Nice enviroment! Very moody!

Can't wait till you get some characters in there!! :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 09:46 PM
bafta :thumbsup:
si good luck

03 March 2006, 10:02 AM
Hy Dominus. good luck from me to!

i waiting for the characters sketch to. (baga mare:D)

03 March 2006, 10:54 AM (

still searching...

03 March 2006, 11:44 AM
hey some really nice sketches, keep it going! :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 01:41 PM (

not satisfied with this one either, but trying to get close to the character... for the expression is the key, right? :)

03 March 2006, 02:51 PM
That looks nice. Lovely lighting and the composition really leads your eye around wll with all of the curved edges. If you're concernd about character size, you could even push him closer to the camera too. What will the light be? A torch? Something magic? Or just The Outside? One thing that could be fun is to incorporate the bones from your first post: They were very cool looking, and the shapes could fit in yuor composition well. Don't know if they fit your backstory, but they look nice... :)
Good luck!


03 March 2006, 02:53 PM
wonderful atmosphere and technique -- very nice work so far!

03 March 2006, 03:49 PM
thanx walrus for the feedback, you are absolutely right... but, i THINK i found another concept for this challenge.. i`ll upload the sketch later, i`m more confortable with this new concept. thanx anyway, and also, your Journey looks awsome! :)

jevinart, thank you too!

03 March 2006, 10:31 PM (

ok, i think i`ve found what i wanted.. i think this is the sketch i`ll finish!
the character is just as close to put some feelings on his face.
let me know what you think :)

03 March 2006, 10:42 PM
Hi Dominus,

I love dragons and here I love also the perspektive and mood. And background colors are great, so far.

Keep up the good work and much luck!


03 March 2006, 10:45 PM
I love the variety of your concepts, and the faciltity with which you change and conceptualize them. This last one is ceryainly very epic-looking.

03 March 2006, 03:45 PM (

i like this one more, the perspective gives a more dinamical look, what do you think?

03 March 2006, 04:37 PM
I agree. The dragon is definiately looking at where he intends to go. But you can't do a furry dragon because I'm doing a furry dragon! Oh well, you beat me to it. :scream:

03 March 2006, 04:41 PM
ill go withe the cave concept i think it has the most potential :)

03 March 2006, 04:55 PM
Good background concept.. Nice terrain and atmosphere..good luck to you!!

03 March 2006, 05:12 PM
JTD - hehe, probably not my final concept, dunno :)
Slav, thanx, but... i don`t know, i thik i`ll the dragon a chance :) my instinct sais so
idyeaah - thanks!

03 March 2006, 08:41 PM (

could be this one, so i`ll do next a color wip to see how it works...

03 March 2006, 11:06 PM (

now, i`m stuck right here and i need some help!
i like this one, but some tell me that i should come back to the one with the panoramic view.... i REALLY don`t know.. i like the perpsective of this one better, plus the characters are now with the face to the watcher.
SO... i really need a good spleep and some feedback...

03 March 2006, 02:02 AM
i'd go with the latest piece where the dragon and the rider face the camera,perhaps ,translate or place the characters lower in the frame?u could kep the angle still with the vast background u have at the moment,:scream:u can go with ur dragon~coz i'm doing phoenix:D

03 March 2006, 05:02 PM
10x for your reply ! I didn't spend much time drawing the horses (a few hours). Well, everyone has his own style of drawing and concepting drawing scenes. I personally like it detailed :D. But it's just the beginning though, i only made a few the detailed scene (in colour of course comming soon), and of course the main character: the girl :D.
Bafta multa in continuare ! Si...o sa mai trec pe aici sa vad cum progresezi :D

03 March 2006, 05:37 PM
sh@ke - here i did what you told me but its just temporary, i think i`ve found a better twist, i`ll post it soon ;)

-KiD- thanx dude!

03 March 2006, 05:47 PM
great mood and movement. the previou composition worked better for me cuz it made a larger feel for the scene. keep up the great work :)

03 March 2006, 06:02 PM
hey man great colors i don't like the first one in this page wich shows the dragon flies away to a castle it gives me a feel of end of a journey not begin, but the last one is much better.:applause:

03 March 2006, 08:27 PM (

okeeei, that is a sketch for my new ideea. i`ve seen that everybody`s doing riding dragons so i`m gonna keep the background and replace the dragon with something new ;)

03 March 2006, 10:42 PM (

this is how he will look :)

03 March 2006, 10:56 PM
that latest update is great, I love his expression! And dont worry about the vertical format, it gives a lots of dangerous feeling and feeling of high. The horizontal is often too peaceful and easygoing, so for ur theme the vertical choice would be perfect I think. keep up the great work!

03 March 2006, 11:13 PM
Bai....le ai ! ce pot sa zic :) felicitari pt desene! sunt chiar reusite ! bafta multa in cont !

03 March 2006, 11:38 PM (

so this is how the image should look, just a sketchy preview.

03 March 2006, 06:29 AM
are those for sale? man i need a car :| anyways good stuff man. should be fun to see what else is to come from you in terms of background and other such things.

03 March 2006, 06:42 AM
Haha, that looks interesting - the combination of melancholic mood of landscape with crazy pilot above. Maybe the airscrew isn't enough to keep him in the air :scream: What about to give him a little kite above head he can use for fly?

BTW: The color scheme looks fantastic :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 11:16 AM
NinjaASSN - thanx man, and yes, i`ll go with the vertical, looks better to me too

-KiD- - merci man, multa bafta si tie!

Slav - if those were for sale i would have buyed you one :D thanks for comments

robertmekis - thanx alot, i`ll think about his machine... anyway you made my day with your comment because i used to have your photos as wallpapers on my desktop! :love:

03 March 2006, 02:06 PM
Ha! Great expression and pose on that guy! And you're right, it does have a more interesting twist than the usual person-riding-dragon. I like it, and I hope you do too enough to stick with it: It's good!Good luck with it!


03 March 2006, 07:49 PM
Oh my! That's great honour for me! :love: Better I shall prepare some more for you :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 11:07 PM
ALL RIGHT!!! Great job! I'm glad to see how you keep pushing the concept. I think this is a nice twist with a very dynamic execution. Look forward to the next post.

03 March 2006, 10:00 PM
salutare! ai o tehnica si un stil bestial. iti urez si doresc toate cele bune!

03 March 2006, 10:16 PM
so many ideas! are you working on multiple submissions in this category? just curious... for this particular image, i think the expression on the character's face is fantastic -- great job.

03 March 2006, 11:36 PM
walrus - thanks, yes it does look better this way

robertmekis - heheh, i should visit your website ;)

werepumpkin - thank you! :)

Dimmur - multzam frumos ;)

jevinart - thanx! and nope, just this one. i like his expression too, scared heheh

04 April 2006, 06:28 PM
imi place omu asta:

are o fatza perfecta pt. "the journey begins". adica chiar ca "begins", he he, fain inceput de calatorie. imi inchipui ca cineva i-a tras un sut in cur (pot sa spun 'cur' aici ca astia nu inteleg oricum... hihihi). o colega de-a mea zicea pe vremuri, de la maica-sa citire: "un sut in cur e un pas inainte"

04 April 2006, 07:09 PM
I like the look on his face. keep it up

05 May 2006, 12:31 AM
double post, sorry.

05 May 2006, 12:36 AM
common... i was hoping for an update! line art... i am looking for the juicy bits! :wip: :wip:

05 May 2006, 10:25 AM
Slav, and all the other who encouraged me.. i'm so sorry to disappoint you.. but i really don't have now the time to finish this :sad: i have a bunch of other projects on my head...

even if i couldn't finish this in time for the challenge, i PROMISE i will finish it sometime and i will post it here on CGsociety! i love it too and i don't want to it give up ;)

thanx everyone!

05 May 2006, 12:11 PM
wow cool,

why dont you finish it ?

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