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02 February 2006, 04:50 PM
Carlos Eduardo Montoya Cortes is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Image: The picture on the wall (My frist school day) (

03 March 2006, 01:33 AM (

Hello i am again, and this is my frist idea:
A group of ants climbing a buildin of sugar...and for a ant is like if we climb the everest mountain a huge journey...

Soon i will post more ideas this is not my final idea....

waiting for comments

03 March 2006, 05:16 PM (

Hi the new idea.
all of us remember our first school day...right?
that was a traumatic day, the beginig of a yourney in a new enviroment with people that we don't know. a yourney that will last for too much time...
here is my idea...a kid that just get out of his home and he goes to his first school day....

waiting for comments

03 March 2006, 05:54 PM
hi ! how are you ! interesting concept you have here! the kid concept is great , but from your image , the kid is walk to school or home , maybe if you want the feel of journey , you can put charactor in foreground and use his eye direction to the destination :> hope u understand my poor eng ! heheh

03 March 2006, 08:54 PM
hi ! how are you ! interesting concept you have here! the kid concept is great , but from your image , the kid is walk to school or home , maybe if you want the feel of journey , you can put charactor in foreground and use his eye direction to the destination :> hope u understand my poor eng ! heheh

Hi i'm fine thanks!

well. i understand don't worry, : the kid is walking to the school, and from the perspective he is leaving his house behind, and is jumping around happy but inocent about what will happen to him at the school:twisted:....are you following me?:deal:

03 March 2006, 08:59 PM
Hey Carlos,

Nice to see you in the challenge again, 2 interesting concepts . The kid going to school concept could work nicely, give the kid a backpack ,lunchbag etc and the viewer will get the idea.

Good luck with this.

03 March 2006, 09:51 PM
HAHAHA nice concept sketch, just kidding, you should see mine. I like using 3d primitives for perspectives as well, I find I harness more CHee-Ting energy that way. I am glad you are in this challenge too, look forward to see more! GoodLuck!

03 March 2006, 03:09 PM
Hi melkao,
This is a very-very good idea i think. Playin with memories and seriouy feelings. I know it's hard to depict, but you can do it am sure. Lookin froward for models. Now push it my friend!
You have the ingredients to cook a fine piece :)

03 March 2006, 04:08 PM
mmoir: WOW!, Do you was reading my mind? i already have the backpack modeled...soon i will post it....thanks for reading my mind:scream:

rasamaya: thanks man.....i saw your concept sketch, and is very good too...we are rgeat artist with the sketches! right?:twisted:

Tremoside: i still remember my first school day, and for a child is a scary day...all of we got that day, and we remember it....thanks for the coment:beer:

03 March 2006, 04:30 PM
Hi Carlos how are you dude? Liked the new idea, but the frist one looks to me more interesting, just a opinion.


03 March 2006, 09:09 PM (

Starting with 3d is the hous in the foreground.
As you see is a happy house, because i want to make something like those story books for kids, with happy suns and flowers, and enviroment totaly diferent

03 March 2006, 04:07 PM (

here is the model of the not a humankid , is more like a cartoon kid...hope you like.

waiting for comments

03 March 2006, 06:06 AM
hey man, you got some cute character designs going on, definately a unique piece:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 06:12 AM
The house doesn't look happy. It has a too big curvature upwards on the "mouth", you should try making it downwards. This way, the house looks like its strying to scare the child. It definitely doesn't look like a happy house.

I suggest you making the child looking the school from far, instead of the house, with perhaps the house by the side or behind, or even the child looking from the window. This way, the image makes clear that he is travelling for the school. You can make just the house on the scene but you'll really need to make a good pose and expression of "fear" if you really want to emulate the feelings he'll having. I don't know, perhaps, you can pose him trying to step forward but with a scary expression in the face.

Anyway, please try fixing the house. Plus, the red eyes don't help.

03 March 2006, 06:44 PM
What a cute looking kid! This looks good so far - looking forward to the rest :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 06:51 PM
hhssuu: Thanks man!:D i was workin in a big head model...and this is what i get...glad you like it:beer:

Elentor: well i can see what you mean:eek:...and yes maybe the expression is not the best:twisted:...i will fix it. and the red eyes ...well they are not texturized yet, the red color is just to make the diference betwen the bricks and windows(eyes).:bounce: and i don't know about his looking the school, the general idea as that he is leaving behind his house with the backpack, and i still don't decided about the expression of his face...:sad:

thanks guy for the comments:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 08:56 PM (

ok , now the model has the biped, now i can get the pose that i want

03 March 2006, 05:11 PM (

OK! now the Backpack is modeled, doesn't have so much deatils because in the escene will not be too much i'm working in the escenary

03 March 2006, 08:50 PM
Although the sketch is a bit vague, this seems to be going nicely. I'll check on it again soon...

03 March 2006, 10:01 PM
Very funny Carlos, I really liked this work, good start with backpack dude


03 March 2006, 10:07 PM
Hi bro!

Nice idea... I hope you post soon the improvenments to the environmet like you tell me the other day, I think that can put a diferent ambient to the scenary and bring to it more originality...

Nice character ;)

03 March 2006, 11:08 PM (

here is the general idea...i still not decided about the feelig of the boy...and maybe i'll change somethings on the concept

03 March 2006, 06:31 AM
first day at school? i feared school till the last day ha ha ha.
thats a nice concept carlos. just thinking if kid was shown holding
the hand his parent as if he was not wanting to but taken to the school
on his first day. m sure u will add good expression to his face .well thats
just ian idea.

good luck

03 March 2006, 12:31 AM
I like your character my friend! Those proportions looks well for a cute kind youngster. Am curious about texturised setup of him. Just keep WWIPping! Go ahead and show what you can! It's gonna be great fun as i see your concept.

03 March 2006, 02:06 AM (

Now i finally started with the escenary...and here is a little model of an strange tree...and i want to keep this concept in the final image

03 March 2006, 02:16 AM
Hey Carlos, great design on the tree, the looks is really good dude


03 March 2006, 03:02 AM
The new concept is awesome and way better.

03 March 2006, 10:02 AM
Hi. Very fun idea! So interesting shape of a tree! Good luck, Carlos!

03 March 2006, 04:18 PM
Tigrenka: Thanks girl for the support, but i think that the tree need a little more details after get finished with it...thanks again!:twisted:

Elentor: WOW! do you like it?,.....yeah that amazing! thanks a lot!:thumbsup:

alancamara: i want to keep this concept in the general structure of the final image....glad you like it!:buttrock:

Tremoside: youngster?...hey that sound pretty good, and i still working about his textures:D

frag: thats is a interesting idea....i promise you that i'll keep on mind that cool idea!:applause:

mamcx: thanks a lot for the comment bro!

a-papantoniou: i'm trying to get a nicely work here to get something more interesting...thanks for the comment!:deal:.

thanks guys! and lets rock!:buttrock:

03 March 2006, 04:23 PM
Hey ! nice lovely tree ! great style
Love the style of the little character too and the third face drawed with the tear :scream: really funny !

Go on Melkao ! :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 02:19 PM
swed: hey man thanks a lot, and i glad you like it...soon more updates:bounce:

03 March 2006, 07:27 AM
The new concept is really nice and that tree is looking great! Very nice ornamental style, I like it :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 02:32 AM (

Just testing some visual effects

03 March 2006, 06:23 PM
I really like the tree. The house is really creeping me out though. I'm not saying it's a bad thing. It's just kinda evil looking. Looks like it's going to be a very interesting picture. :buttrock:

03 March 2006, 04:59 PM
I really like the tree. The house is really creeping me out though. I'm not saying it's a bad thing. It's just kinda evil looking. Looks like it's going to be a very interesting picture. :buttrock:

Thanks!...yeah ...the expression is scary ..but that won't be the final work is keeping me so busy and i have no much time to work in this:sad:....but thanks for the coment my friend and i hope to finish this:deal:

03 March 2006, 07:24 PM (

Texturized! at last...finally i got time to do this...i'm very happy.....

03 March 2006, 09:03 PM
Hehe really cool styling.
The eyes are very simple and yet I can still see sadness in them.
I like :)

03 March 2006, 09:16 PM
I like the style for childrens books; that's something I've been wanting to do for a while.
I like to ask myself questions: what would he like to be doing other than school... etc. Is this a true story, cuz I cant remember my first day at school. GoodLuck, and I hope the CG Gods bless you with some free time!

03 March 2006, 01:20 AM
Womgoose: Thanks a lot...but those are not his eyes.....those are a glasses.:D

rasamaya: Well, maybe he will be fighting against his father:twisted:, who is making him go to the school...or alone but sad walking and looking the floor:cry:..or very happy:cool:...i still deciding the feeling:wip:

03 March 2006, 01:28 AM
Interesting idea. Have you thought about using a cartoon shader of some kind?

03 March 2006, 01:45 AM
Very interesting character, I really liked my friend, and the Eyes? I'm waiting..... keep it up dude


03 March 2006, 04:47 PM
alancamara:...Eyes? those are a glasess not eyes...but i glad you like it:thumbsup:

se7enthcin: Cartoon shader?...i never tought on a very interesting idea! thanks a lot!:buttrock:

04 April 2006, 04:58 PM (

here is the style of my sun..a little strange, i guess...but is the general concept

04 April 2006, 07:32 PM
Hey Carlos,

I like where your image is going , I agree with everyone on the tree. Cool design.:thumbsup: The kid character looks great , maybe a bit more detail but he is well done.:thumbsup: I am looking forward to updates.

04 April 2006, 03:57 PM
I see you're making the sun in the same style as the trees - cool! I like the boy too - good expression :thumbsup:

04 April 2006, 10:55 PM

thanks guys for the coments and the support...soon more updates!:deal:

04 April 2006, 11:06 PM
I really like the style of the sun and the bright colors. Can't wait for more updates! Is the boy textured?

04 April 2006, 05:34 PM (

Finally i can update something....and here is the dad of that boy...and they will be figthing, the dad tryng to bring the boy to thye school, and the boy tryng to stay at home!

04 April 2006, 09:59 PM (

Here is my dad model finish at last....and here is with his son

04 April 2006, 05:03 PM
Ok this moment i am applying the biped to the dad and adding the textures...soon some renders!:bounce:

04 April 2006, 06:08 PM
Your Work Is Very Interesting And Progressive
Something Progressive

04 April 2006, 08:18 PM (

almost done with the models......later the ecenary.

PD: thanks jhonny3d and i waiting any coment

04 April 2006, 12:09 AM (

Bus, first step on modeling...hope you like...

waiting for comments!

04 April 2006, 08:41 PM
Hi Carlos, good progess, hurry up there is just less than a month left! :wip:

04 April 2006, 11:39 PM (

ok my bus is almost finished...just a few fixes and will be done....

hey Climax thanks man for remind me taht...damm work! eating all my time...i hope to finish on time

04 April 2006, 10:26 AM
Hi Carlos,

Nice progress here. Buses wheels are really cool. I feel the weight of the mass. :thumbsup: Just go ahead my friend! Do your best. Am sure u can finish in time. Really thanks for your support :beer: I think you should organize your timetable and your next steps to go forward porductively. best wishez! Go GO GO :buttrock:


04 April 2006, 07:06 PM (

At last....the first escenary i'm working in the details(trees, bus, mail box, etc...).

hope you like it, and i'm waiting for coments and advices!

05 May 2006, 06:13 PM (

OK now the most fun part begins...the ecenary you see the position of the house...and soon more details...don't miss it!

05 May 2006, 05:11 PM (

hey look the bus, in the escenary.....

waiting for coments!

05 May 2006, 07:08 PM
Oh man. You are just walking on your own way. WHAT IS GREAT! Keep going :cool: Good luck!

05 May 2006, 01:12 AM
Oweron: thanks a lot for the comen i really apreciate this time i'm addin gmore details...:drool:

05 May 2006, 07:43 AM
Very fun! Love the characters, especially your house. Looking forward to seeing more! Good luck!

05 May 2006, 09:04 AM
Hi melkao, I like your concept. School sure is a long and epic journey:banghead::cry:. The way you’ve approached the design of the trees and sun is very cool:cool:. Good luck.

05 May 2006, 09:18 AM
I like the building and the expression on it. ;) The picture has dynamic feeling in it. Did you try to rotate a house a little bit to the bus ... i think it would be a little more interesting?

05 May 2006, 04:56 AM
InTerceptoV: rotate'll keep on mind, thank you!

Hoju: i remember my frist school day, and you'r right, is alng long way...i at least finish that way, and is a really yourney......glad you like it!:applause:

oceanbluesky: thanks a lot:scream:, but i'm still working in the expresion!....:eek:

thanks guys for the comments!:buttrock:

05 May 2006, 01:09 AM (

Now posing the characters...and here is the dad. with a bad expresion on his face!

hope yopu like it and waiting for comments

05 May 2006, 01:33 AM
Very nice!~~~~~~

05 May 2006, 10:30 AM
nice... perhaps background are too blury.:)

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05 May 2006, 08:58 PM
i missed your work but is cool to see it now, i really like your characters, the dad face is a very good design..keep going man!:bounce:

05 May 2006, 12:35 AM
rattlesnake: hey thanks for the comment, and i glad you like the dad:thumbsup:

alvin_cgi: mybe you're rigth ....anyway , i was thinking to change the image background for something more cartoon!....and let's see what happend:twisted:

jianghoufu: thank you for comming!~~~~~~:bounce:

05 May 2006, 03:38 AM (

here are some the color of the
and i'm still working in the floor to make some more cartoon or.....

and the tree is just test...later it will look more real

05 May 2006, 06:14 PM (

Hello i'm trying to decide wich background.

wich looks better....?

05 May 2006, 07:03 PM (

ok everybody...i almost done!
here i added some details.
1. the rocks
2. the butterfly from the machineflesh cg
3. the mad man from the master and servant
4. the man from the espectacual( the bus driver)
5. the title on the mail box
6. the illumination and some photoshop effects.

hope you like it, and i will wait for comments!

05 May 2006, 05:05 AM (

Look al this photograph... every time I do it makes me laugh.

I got a picture on my wall, a picture taked by my mom, a picture of my first school day, and like the other boys I didn't want to go, and i was figthing agaist my dad.

I was afraid to go people, that I ever knew before, it went to beginning a great trip, and whe my dad finally drop me in the bus, I was thinking to my self "the journey begins"

Mr. Bob was the driver of the school bus, and he was really mad, and the Mr. Yimmy was a really nice teacher, and he always traveled with us.

The other boys also were scared. it was the first day of our big journey...

Now, I keep this memory because make see that the big troubles become in small with the time.

Look al this photograph... every time I do it makes me laugh.

05 May 2006, 06:16 AM
Congratulations on finishing this one, melkao.:thumbsup:

05 May 2006, 07:06 AM
congratulations man..i think it looks good with th picture frame..good idea!!:thumbsup:

05 May 2006, 08:12 AM
Congrats Carlos - I agree about the frame, really nice touch!
You made a really good job with this, it turned out great. Good luck! :)

05 May 2006, 08:14 AM
The picture frame is an awesome touch! Congrats for finishing on time! It came out great. I didn't like going to school back than either.

05 May 2006, 11:10 AM
Hi man, congrats on the finished image. You have a very interesting entry, i agree with teh picture fram idea, quite unique. Good luck with voting :thumbsup:

05 May 2006, 01:24 PM
Hey Carlos,

Great job on your entry :thumbsup: :thumbsup: , I like the style of your characters and I agree with the others that the picture idea is excellent. The story is great and so true, good luck with this.

05 May 2006, 03:01 AM
Great job on completing your final image Carlos! Like your style and theme and especially your unique approach to using a picture frame. Very cool! Looking forward to seeing more of your innovative work in future Challenges!

05 May 2006, 06:39 PM
Hoju, rattlesnake, Gunilla, Womball, hhssuu, mmoir, oceanbluesky:

Hey guys thanks for the comments, and i'm sooooooo happy:) that you like the frame picture idea...and good luck to all of you.:buttrock:

PD: Here is the link to see all the gallery of the final images of all of us.

06 June 2006, 03:42 PM
Hey ...When the winners will be anounced?....this is killing me!:banghead:......i'm going crazy:surprised

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