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02 February 2006, 11:48 AM
bouclet francois is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

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02 February 2006, 11:51 AM
Hi all, a new very exciting challenge, good luck and good work at all

02 February 2006, 03:45 PM
Youplaaaa welcome Grobi!!!
Best wishes man;)
cya soon

02 February 2006, 09:38 PM
... good luck and wishes to you. I'm curious to see your funky challenge


02 February 2006, 10:45 PM
Welcome frenchy guy and good luck
aller les petits francais on se la donne

03 March 2006, 10:59 AM
welcome back grobouk !! good luck to you :cool:

03 March 2006, 08:54 AM (

here are the snotlings,keepers of wood

03 March 2006, 09:03 AM (

forest, realm of snotlings

03 March 2006, 09:09 AM
hey hey ! really like your snotlings ! good point of view in the forest, waiting for the snotlings invasion in it :)

03 March 2006, 09:13 AM
really love the perspective on this. whats the plot going to be with the snotlings?

03 March 2006, 08:09 AM (

Mohena, li'l indian girl

03 March 2006, 08:11 AM (

the snotlings, keepers of wood and holders of the capacities of the deess earth are sad.
After to have taught their knowledge, Mohena, apprentice druide to them, must leave them to join the windy mounts in order to acquire the capacities of the spirits of the air. Gone up on his faithful companion doudou "the bear which whistles" Mohena starts its journey

03 March 2006, 09:21 AM
very cool work ! :) love the bear design !

03 March 2006, 10:42 AM
Cool sketches. I tink you have a funny concept going. I'm impatient to see some colours. Love the snotlings.

03 March 2006, 01:18 PM (

direction of lights

03 March 2006, 01:28 PM
Nice characters an camera angle.
maybe the bear's paw could be a little less human?

03 March 2006, 01:31 PM
funky little piece you got going here man...

forground may be a little cluttered but it still looks nice...

cant wait to see a render...

03 March 2006, 02:01 PM
I like your style a lot, that sketch is ace.

Looking forward to see how do you develop it.

Good Luck!

03 March 2006, 04:59 PM
Very interesting character design and composition. I like it! Can't wait ti see how you color it...
THe composition has a real style to it. It feels a bit crowded in the lower half and very open in the upper, and it might be nice to see how it looked oif the space around the charactes could "breathe" a bit more... but then, maybe it wouldn't be so ominous. Either way, looking forward to more. Good luck!


03 March 2006, 06:03 PM
Now, this is going to be fun to watch. Give us some colorz. Are you going for gloomy look? something really adventurous? Keep up good work :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 08:18 PM
Great idea which begs to be accompanied by an entire illustrated book so we can follow their adventures! I find your style original and really fresh!

03 March 2006, 09:04 PM (

the first colors

03 March 2006, 09:09 PM
Very nice colors and great style :) I really like the idea too.

Maybe the foreground is a bit too dominant though, maybe you should try and focus a bit more on the main character.

03 March 2006, 09:12 PM
Hey mate! this going to be great! I love your style, very original. keep great working :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 09:42 PM
Hey, that looks like it´s going to be a beautifull picture! I´ll be watching you! Good luck!

03 March 2006, 01:55 PM
this is great, I really like the style. i can't wait to see where you take this piece.

03 March 2006, 02:08 AM
Wow, I LOVE the colors in this one, and the style is really nice as well. Can't wait to see where this one goes!

03 March 2006, 02:52 AM
Just like your Spectacular piece; great style! nice shapes, depth and colors.

03 March 2006, 03:01 AM
might as well give up all ready....


man that really looks good!

love the snotlings sketches too...


03 March 2006, 03:45 AM
this has a nice composition keep up the good work

03 March 2006, 05:02 AM
good luck! guy , nice sketch:thumbsup: , wellcome any comments

03 March 2006, 05:22 AM
Hey, Very impressive style and colors. All the best:thumbsup: .

03 March 2006, 06:11 AM
:) Wow! That looks amazing! Very nice depth! I'll keep an eye on you :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 06:29 AM
:thumbsup: hey dude good concept and composition....all the best:bounce:

03 March 2006, 08:42 AM
Beautiful concept. I love the colours so far :)

03 March 2006, 12:28 PM
lovely lil' characters and the first colors look promising too. like the "double wave":)

03 March 2006, 12:52 PM
This looks cool! colors are a good choice I think and the style..
well... yes! Something very magical about it. Just love the style!

Don't stop now! :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 11:46 PM
the colour and compo looks so good ,wanna see more :) keep it up

03 March 2006, 01:17 PM
I agree with everyone that u have a very nice style, Bouclet. The current version looks good even without details. Excellent.

03 March 2006, 03:50 PM
very good choice of colors :), real good ambience !

03 March 2006, 07:38 PM
Really nice work here so far. I like how the trees lead your eye into the action, great composition. It looks like the colour and atmosphere will be great too.

03 March 2006, 06:54 AM
Good Luck Grobouk!
Very great style!

03 March 2006, 07:52 AM
I love your style in this! The colors are great, the depth feels right; it definitely works. I want to see more now.

03 March 2006, 03:12 PM
I've get inspiration, great job! Keep goin'

03 March 2006, 03:20 PM
Good luck!! it´ll be a great work =) Like your sketches too:thumbsup:


03 March 2006, 05:26 PM
The colors! The perspective! The style! Incredible!! And it's just starting out.... wow.:bounce:

03 March 2006, 05:31 PM
i'm really enjoyin this piece dude! lovely characters, great composition, nice colors, beautiful piece overall. i have a really good feelin about this one!

03 March 2006, 09:04 PM (

test of lighting

03 March 2006, 10:22 PM
very cool designs! first time i've seen ppl draw on grid paper.

03 March 2006, 12:40 AM
amazing coloring skills you have the details still weird i can't easily discover the whole image the cyan color covers larg areas.

03 March 2006, 12:47 AM
beautiful! the colors are perfect, the style is very original and charming. it`s beautiful already, it`ll turn out just perfect.

good luck and best wishes!

03 March 2006, 12:55 PM
So simple yet so expressful! I love you'r style, the light test looks nice too. Can't wait to see it finished. :)

03 March 2006, 01:11 PM
Stunning clean work Bouclet! The colour and atmosphere looks wonderful.

03 March 2006, 01:15 PM
what a wonderful style and colors.. pls finalize it as soon as posible and make me get rid of this impatience.

03 March 2006, 01:29 PM
awesome clean style and lovely mood. Great stuf.

03 March 2006, 07:08 AM
Yes! Great style, everybody made the right comment about that! Great ilumination too!

It´s just not clear what is going on the very first plane... But i know you will work it out, won´t ya?

03 March 2006, 08:00 AM
really nice style!

03 March 2006, 08:54 AM
i envy your handling of colour, it looks amazing!

03 March 2006, 01:29 PM
brilliant style and colors:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 02:40 PM
Hi there,

This is my choice nr. 1 so far in this challenge. Kind of Tim Burton meets Tom and Jerry.
I'll vote for you, man.

Best regards and big respect,

Khan alias Chupacabra

My Journey Begins (

03 March 2006, 02:59 PM
Thanks to all for comments

03 March 2006, 03:47 PM

03 March 2006, 04:28 PM
Nice style! :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 04:35 PM
Great story, Great characters, no fuss.

I feel like a snotling.



03 March 2006, 05:36 PM
hehe that charcters design is very cool! :thumbsup: J'adore :)

will be inetersting how you'll put detail into this :D

03 March 2006, 07:52 PM

Vraiment très jolie, j'adore.

03 March 2006, 08:12 PM
Amazing cell shading, great style! Can't wait to see the update! :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 09:25 PM
looking good; but the comp is really hard to read; it's hard to tell what is going on.

Actually I think it would help alot if you would flip the main character so it's head and his waving hand is on the open space of the image. (where the background is lighter) and draw him so he look back at his friends. That way you have a great silouhette which would naturally help to the image readability.

Good luck with the contest!


03 March 2006, 08:48 PM (


03 March 2006, 03:11 PM
nice sketch you had done , man , and good start , i'll be watching you:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 04:24 PM
great stuff. It's refreshing to see a stylised approach. The composition is cool, very dynamic and qwerky. The characters are great and it tells the story very effectively. No crits at the mo. It will be interesting to see where this goes. Keep up the good work.

03 March 2006, 02:08 AM
this is awesome~abnormally interesting with the approach and style ur going with,all the best mate~u did great !:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 12:01 PM (

mohena details

03 March 2006, 12:02 PM
Ah, you started detailing it, great! I love bear, very nice expresion :)

03 March 2006, 12:21 PM
nice approach,dude...simple but effective.Your angles are really cool

03 March 2006, 12:26 PM
nice aproach,dude! really nice angles..simple but very effective I love it

03 March 2006, 01:17 PM
Great colors and beautiful lighting. I love that vector style you have going there. This one appears to be the best of your challenges so far- the 'snotlings' have a lot of personality so far. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

03 March 2006, 04:38 AM
this is lookin really amazing grobouk! i'm luvin every update so far.

03 March 2006, 04:53 AM
Very cool toon style and graphic coloring Bouclet.

Congrats and keep posting your ups.

03 March 2006, 09:09 AM
You have a unique style my friend. Beautiful work. I'm looking forward to see it finished.

03 March 2006, 09:30 AM
good concept and a very adorable style!

03 March 2006, 10:46 AM
Perfect render! I love it. Nice man, realy nice job.

03 March 2006, 06:49 PM
Yo grob. I hadn't time to tell you something about your last post so I make it here.
In fact I waan tot say that it would be maybe more interesting to have the little girl happier. I know everybody is sad to leave the others but she seems she is going for a great journey. As you can often see in such moment in film, the secondary character are sad but the main one is more happy or brave to make a little smile because he know he had to go. Often he's more sad some scene after :).
So in short, I think she could be smiling or neutral and let the scene comprehensive about sadness of everybody. And I think it will be better with such a charming picture.

See you.

03 March 2006, 08:35 PM
very cool style ya' got here. love the characters and the technique -- original and fun. very nice work...

03 March 2006, 10:18 AM
I love how this is going! I almost want to see it animated or something, its got such a great style and feel to it. keep it coming!

03 March 2006, 02:01 PM
uh, nice colors and style. Good luck!

03 March 2006, 08:42 PM (

thanks to autentic for coments

03 March 2006, 08:45 PM
Very interesting indeed, keep it up dude!:cool:

03 March 2006, 08:49 PM
graphisme fin, tres joli....une ambiance colorée on ne peut plus suis conquise :-)
En attendant la suite bon courage!!

03 March 2006, 09:37 PM
Good concept, following the plot of your adventure, good color, good perspective. What more can we ask for?
Good luck my friend!

03 March 2006, 12:23 AM
nice colors man, the image is starting to look so much better the details and light from the back mixed beautifly while this whole image looks to be having only two colors pink and cyan it is well managed and the color "steps" from dark to light is nice too. good work.

03 March 2006, 11:07 AM
Always also fan of your style. Your talent has equal only your humilite and your descent of beers... :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 09:12 AM

j'aime beaucoups ton style et les couleurs que tu utilises ;vraiment soft!
continue comme ça (c'est pas original comme commentaires mais c'est sinceres!)

03 March 2006, 10:05 AM
ya pas de quoi!
j'utilise photoshop.
c'est halucinant le nombre de talents et d'images de qualitées qu'on peut trouver sur ce forum!
Ton image de spectacular etait vraiment bien aussi.
les couleurs la luminosité et la dynamique vraiment vraiment top!

03 March 2006, 01:18 PM
im liking it more and more as you are getting along :)

are you planning on keeping the cell shaded style?...i think its graet...i really hop you do :)

03 March 2006, 03:38 PM
Great work here mate!
Very stylish one and great colors!
Keep up the good work, as always you're doing a masterpiece!

03 March 2006, 08:35 PM
hi mate, i really love your stylized way to work and the colors you chose are wonderful.
lookin' forward to see your progress.

good luck and best regards


03 March 2006, 09:57 PM
grobouk!! very nice characters i love your style!!
the composition is good and the colors too ^^


03 March 2006, 02:30 AM
Beautiful work. Best of luck with the contest. Great colors...!!!

03 March 2006, 07:10 AM
your work is very cute & great awesome color.:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 07:19 AM
Love your colour pallete! Can't wait to see how the final result looks.

03 March 2006, 03:19 AM
like your sky's colour a nice charaters and great style,:bounce:

03 March 2006, 05:34 PM
Beautiful style and colours, and great characterisation too. I have nothing critical to point out, just sitting here admiring... lovely stuff

03 March 2006, 06:39 AM
Love your coloring scheme and style is interesting!

04 April 2006, 09:59 AM
I love your work !
Color are very nice :)
good luck ^_^

04 April 2006, 09:37 AM
I like this unique style and your choice of color, good job

04 April 2006, 05:11 PM (

hi all,
I'm back and I'm very happy,it remains only 1 month but I think finish this challenge.
Thank you has all for your words.

04 April 2006, 01:20 AM
like your style, clean lines and color. cool perspective too.

04 April 2006, 08:16 AM
hi Grobouk
happy to see you back in the race!

04 April 2006, 01:35 PM
i like ur work ........ looks really nice:)

04 April 2006, 06:52 PM
Very nice style, very toony.

05 May 2006, 04:35 PM (

more than 3 weeks and still a lot of work

Thanks to all for comments

05 May 2006, 05:09 AM
Nice funky the way you suggest depth with color. Good luck!

05 May 2006, 07:37 PM (

forever wip ...

05 May 2006, 08:15 PM
You have a unique coloring style, great work, keep it up.

05 May 2006, 08:21 PM
great lighting, i can feel the story of the hunt, if it is a hunt. lovely colors. no crits :)

05 May 2006, 10:12 PM
It's a really well executed piece, love the details, in especial the lighting

05 May 2006, 10:43 PM
Hey, like the graphicy linear style, could see this as an animation. The tree works well pulling your eye into the picture and leading off into the journey beyond. Lighting great so far...I shall watch with interest!

05 May 2006, 05:56 PM (

still beautiful a week end of work ...

05 May 2006, 03:06 PM
:thumbsup: You are the best...
Your direction of the color is really etonnant, you have a style which are clean for you...
Good luck for your many projects. :applause:

05 May 2006, 05:24 PM (

Mohena, lil' shaman leave the snots, spirits of wood to join the windy mounts. If the snots regret the departure of Mohena and cannot hide their sadness, Mohena is more serene, it knows that one day, it will return to see them...

05 May 2006, 09:53 PM
Man, your drawing style is very cool! I like a lot! And colors are great too! The combination of it give us this amazing piece!

Great work!!:applause:

05 May 2006, 12:01 AM
great characters! haha good luck man and again awesoem image.

05 May 2006, 07:14 PM (

At last, I finished the challenge.
Good luck to all challengers and see soon.

05 May 2006, 12:26 PM
yay, you finished it. great lighting. the story is solid. you got my vote heh :P

05 May 2006, 01:18 PM
The composition is very good.Colours and the light also.Chracters are very nice stylized.I can say good luck.Best wishes.

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