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02-28-2006, 05:24 PM
Stjepan Šejić is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/journey_begins/view_entries.php?challenger=9814)

Latest Update: Final Image: Wanderers of Ravine
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9814/9814_1148554246_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3577749#post3577749)

02-28-2006, 05:38 PM
Good to see you again, Nebezial. Best of luck. :)

02-28-2006, 05:40 PM
Your work is awesome. I've been following your threads in the 2D wip section and you have some serious hard-earned talent! Can't wait to see your concepts. Have fun.

02-28-2006, 05:43 PM
Nice to see you for this new challenge, good luck

02-28-2006, 05:54 PM
I wish a good luck and lots of creative energy to all of my buddies from previous challenges :D Dont be mad coz I'll post the same first reply to all of u, but wishes r sincere.. I just wanna to sign up to ur thread. Once again best of luck!

02-28-2006, 05:58 PM
Nebz!! Don't hurt us!!! :D

02-28-2006, 06:07 PM
poor little nebz, surrounded by such big talents, what will he do? :sad:


02-28-2006, 06:13 PM
hahaha thanx everyone ill try to keep up the pace..this challenge may prove it self difficult for me..comic stuf went berserk on me..and im gettion pummeled..but dont anyone be homping otherwise, i intend to finish mwahahah...it will not be anything impressive but it will be finished..and now i run to cry waaah

02-28-2006, 06:14 PM
OMG, you already entered :O

Good luck mate! :thumbsup:

Who knows, I might enter this for practice, probably won't finnish, but meh ;)



02-28-2006, 06:15 PM
Good luck with ur piece
I heard many your things from Sh@ke and Xric7
haha really nice to meet you

02-28-2006, 06:19 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9814/9814_1141150790_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9814/9814_1141150790_large.jpg)

well to kick this thread off..this is from my own story..kinda like a legend in a world i created..these two are off to fin d fortune and glory..but they will find love war and tragedy

02-28-2006, 06:22 PM
Great start man.
Btw, I have a request, if it is possible, could you explain the process as you go along?
I hope it's not to much to ask.

02-28-2006, 06:28 PM
welcome back my friend.. good tom see you... great start mate,,, looks very promising

02-28-2006, 07:14 PM
ooooh this is gonna be good, i know it! good to see you again man, have fun!!!

02-28-2006, 07:25 PM
Seen your works.. so...

Please amaze me ! :)

02-28-2006, 07:38 PM
How the hell do you get so much personality in the face with such few lines!? lol.:D

02-28-2006, 07:43 PM
Haven't you finished yet! ;) Hiya Neb, good to see you!

02-28-2006, 07:45 PM
looks exciting and epic!

02-28-2006, 07:59 PM
nice sketch!! Looks promising!! :)

02-28-2006, 09:09 PM
Wow! Great Sketch! I'll be watchin'!

02-28-2006, 09:10 PM
Wassup Nebs buddy, I always luv ur fantasy stuff!:thumbsup:

02-28-2006, 10:05 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9814/9814_1141164356_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9814/9814_1141164356_large.jpg)

now playin around with stuff, the dragon here is the holy dragon auros..on him is a woodling sprite, alya

02-28-2006, 10:16 PM
Hi Stiv'n.I was wondering what would you choose for subject,but it doesnt surprise me,
But,what suprises me,I see you finished yours! :)
looks great. :thumbsup:

02-28-2006, 10:16 PM
Great start! :applause:

02-28-2006, 10:21 PM
I like the direction you're moving with this, definitely going to follow it to see where it goes to.

02-28-2006, 10:22 PM
already rockin! good stuff - lookin forward to this!


02-28-2006, 10:25 PM
Heya Nebz - awesome sketching! How can anyone be so good with colours and line art *buries head under pillows* this promises to be a great thread!

02-28-2006, 10:27 PM
Heya Stiepan, glad to see you've entered! I'm subscribing and I'm curious to see what you come up with...your stuff always promises to be good and I love the looks on the faces of your people!

Keep it up...go go go go...

02-28-2006, 10:31 PM
Hey Nebz !

Great to see you in !
You know how much I love your work !
No doubts you're gonna make a kicka** picture !!

Have a lots of fun and best of luck mate !

cheers ,


02-28-2006, 10:37 PM
One of my favorite 2d artists pops up on the scene. I'm sure this will be a journey to remember and we all get to see its progress :D

02-28-2006, 10:42 PM
Hi Stjepan!
This sketch looks realy great :thumbsup:
With so quick progres it will be finished in one week, hehe...
I am looking forward to seeing more!
Good luck.

02-28-2006, 11:06 PM
Lovin the the sketch! cant wait to see some more :)
have fun!

02-28-2006, 11:21 PM
U know that is crap guys, don't give him ass pats, LOL!:wise:

Keep rocking it out dude!:thumbsup:

02-28-2006, 11:21 PM
Best uf luck mate, looking forward to your eyecandy :D

03-01-2006, 12:05 AM
Damn bro, freakin good start. Love the sketch.
Sorry i haven't been around cgnetwork in a while. I've miss one of your kick arse work at the regular 2D forum and very nice tutorials as well.

Subcribing now, hehe. Let the fun begin

03-01-2006, 12:16 AM
Rock on kiddo.

Good Start off

03-01-2006, 12:21 AM
You don't know because I am more of a watcher, but I really like your work and I'm excited to see your progress and final on this challenge! Best of luck!

03-01-2006, 01:21 AM
Awesome sketch already! I'm jealous! It's brilliant! :applause:

03-01-2006, 01:35 AM
getting started early this time around eh?


03-01-2006, 02:05 AM
u rock with the 1st sketch man~pour us more mate~!i couldnt do anything yet due to my workload in the office~dang biscuit:scream:
best of luck dude

03-01-2006, 02:12 AM
hi nebe! glad to see you again! don't hurry man, your sketch look cool ! :bounce:

03-01-2006, 02:25 AM
Damn, that's already looking like a pretty impressive concept. :thumbsup:

03-01-2006, 03:25 AM
Man! you rock!
This will be sooo fun, and your sketch already rocks!

03-01-2006, 03:44 AM
Great sketch! Look foward to your updates.


03-01-2006, 04:15 AM
hey buddy you already started, good luck

03-01-2006, 04:59 AM
hot daeng... i can see where this is going! :bounce:

03-01-2006, 05:42 AM
'allo! Great start already, I like the dragon's face, so cute! best of lucks and keep the fun high!

*i'll be stalking you too!*

03-01-2006, 06:20 AM
hahahah wohoo im havin a fwwlin this challenge is gunna be a whol e lot of fun...AGAIN lol

beelow hahahaha beelow ,u tha maaaan:D
the1st_angel..eyecandy...plenty of time to see
Arc80 thanx man..yeah been busy,,ansd the comics thing started goin reeealy good!
Agent_Orange, kiddo hahaha kickass, thanx man:D
jjhei thanx alot
Lync haha this is kinda natural to me , anyways allways wanted to make the scene where tyr and kalo hick off their journey
slav, thanx man
sh@ke ..hahaha..another commercial i presume
monsitj..heya monsit..naah i wont be hurrying..but there 8is a problem with this one..this time i really want to make this scene..and its pretty simple to make..jll have to slow down
ArtisticVisions thanx
Smash.rs thanx mate
Five thanx
oz haver ahah yeah he is cute lol

03-01-2006, 06:44 AM
Damn Neb! You started this thing off with a BANG! Awesome sketch! I love the expression on the characters faces. Great camera angle as well.:thumbsup:

03-01-2006, 07:22 AM
wow nebz!!love ur latest up date.cool characters and great compos.the dragon look cute.haha i'll look forward to see the one on the drogon's back.:bounce: :thumbsup: :bounce:

03-01-2006, 07:28 AM
Hi Nebezial, looking good! Good luck!

Looking forward to seeing your milestones!


03-01-2006, 08:17 AM
Dude this rocks! your concepts rule man. you really should consider making a website and filling it with all your stuff. i bet it would be the most visited site on the net :)

so you sketch directly in photoshop, do you find that much easier or just more convenient because you have a digital canvas and you don't have to worry about ugly results when erasing or something?

I really love your style and can't wait to see your progress in this contest.

good luck dude.

03-01-2006, 08:24 AM
just want to say your latest sketch looks awesome :D

the sketch you have right now is really nice, nice poses, character design and compositioN!
this sure is going to be great.

Good luck :)

cheers Kam

03-01-2006, 08:56 AM
can't wait to see the final piece! It really reminds me of the story in the Eragon novel. Keep it up!

03-01-2006, 09:46 AM
yay nebz! hehe have fun & i hope you'll find enough time :D

great first sketch ... the dragon reminds me of some chocobo versions i have seen :)

03-01-2006, 10:18 AM
Neb buddy! This time only 2d or you gonna kick our asses with 5d like last time? Anyway good luck man - watching your thread :]

03-01-2006, 10:21 AM
Dam, this is looking great already... Good luck on the challenge :bowdown:

03-01-2006, 10:23 AM
What can I say, you got skills? Yes.
Great sketchin' so far..
*subscribes* :thumbsup:

03-01-2006, 11:52 AM
Hi Nebezial, you are one of the best cg artist at cgsociety ( for my point of view ) and I never understand why they didn't cover you of a lot of Awards. I hope they will get up and give you some price cause your presence in the 2D gallery is great and you made often frontpage for your work in the forum. I learn a lot from your good tutorials, and I wish you all the best for this challenge. Your sketch is really good !

03-01-2006, 12:07 PM
good luck neb! I have a good feelin bout this one!

03-01-2006, 12:13 PM
Can't wait to follow the development of this one.

Good luck, nebezial :thumbsup:

03-01-2006, 12:25 PM
like what the guys wearing... but my only crit would be that the rock he is standing next to doesn't look all that much like a rock. .. it looks more like a dragon ..its a rookie mistake mate and you might want to work on that ;)

03-01-2006, 12:29 PM
Hey Nebz!! I'm looking forward to seeing your ideas. My best wishes to you in the challenge, this gonna be fun!

03-01-2006, 12:45 PM
Nice to see you're in.
Excellent work so far!

03-01-2006, 12:53 PM
Hey Nebz, Good luck! (subscribes):cool:

03-01-2006, 01:44 PM
Great sketch!


03-01-2006, 02:02 PM
wow that is looking tight already Neb.
Subscribing and wishing you the best of luck :)

03-01-2006, 03:52 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9814/9814_1141228339_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9814/9814_1141228339_large.jpg)

haha..some lineart.blah i allways hated this milestone but anyways..just dropping me ideas..workin out the mood..ill probably change it like a million times

03-01-2006, 04:00 PM
awwww awsome update. ha, need to squeze my wacom harder, gettin too heavy debreeze from your side now :p go nebz go, expectin more eyecandy in lightspeed ;)

03-01-2006, 04:03 PM
Hey man! You know you've got 3 month, you look like your gonna finish in a week lol! Awesome start! Good luck and have fun!

03-01-2006, 04:04 PM
Wow, you guys are fast! This is looking incredible already. I´m looking forward to see that dragon finished.

03-01-2006, 04:07 PM
wow, beautiful start!:bounce: and hooray for dragons! :love:

good luck!!

03-01-2006, 04:23 PM
soooo nicee!!! and very fast. I like everything.. not much comments rather than... keep it up!! :thumbsup:

03-01-2006, 05:00 PM
It is a pleasure to watch your progress. The atmosphere that you've created with your color pallet is truly amazing!

03-01-2006, 05:05 PM
Your latest update is sweet....keep it up man.

03-01-2006, 05:06 PM
Awesome update mate, I love the mood :D

03-01-2006, 05:07 PM
Man, what a great start...excellent work:thumbsup:

03-01-2006, 05:08 PM
and nebz said let there be light.. and there was light.. great progress son

03-01-2006, 05:13 PM
wow...thats all i can say, wow, but what happened to the pixie thing on the tail end of the dragon?

03-01-2006, 05:33 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9814/9814_1141234398_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9814/9814_1141234398_large.jpg)

well i decided i wanted to show a bit more of the lands of aeterra..so..i did
just noticed sumthin..i sure like to start these descriptions with well hahaha

03-01-2006, 05:59 PM
Whaahouuuu !! Nebz !!

That's amazing !!
This is gonna be huge !

cheers , master !


03-01-2006, 06:16 PM
Fantastic Update.

My only advice would be to possible rotate the girl's arm back more, or maybe just lean her back more as a whole. She seems in a slightly awkward position as is.


03-01-2006, 06:17 PM
Great stuff Neb. Your speed is really amazing!

Can't wait to see it get fleshed out even more.

03-01-2006, 06:21 PM
Wow cool designs man. Looks like your rippin through em allready. :) good luck!!! :scream:

03-01-2006, 06:52 PM
tyr and cal(isto..get it?:P ) buahahahahahah great to see you here again!! njaaaa good luck, love :D :Di love the idea!! nice sketches also :D

03-01-2006, 06:59 PM
just noticed sumthin..i sure like to start these descriptions with well hahaha

Haha, who doesn't :D

03-01-2006, 07:05 PM
Lookin good Nebs. great update. nice colors and mood. this is going to be a nice one!


03-01-2006, 07:31 PM
looks amazing.

03-01-2006, 07:41 PM
:bounce: i love it love it love it love it:bounce:

03-01-2006, 07:46 PM
Interesting Compo and nice mood dude!:thumbsup:

03-01-2006, 07:54 PM
Man, that is great! I looove dragons! :thumbsup: It's really good - even in this stage. Make sure you rechecked the compo, though, it seems to be getting one-sided. It could be just me, though... Keep it up! :scream::thumbsup:

03-01-2006, 08:58 PM
Great atmosphere!! I sense the characters are going to look great. However... I don't get a sense that they're going anywhere....

03-01-2006, 08:58 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9814/9814_1141246714_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9814/9814_1141246714_large.jpg)

a- i officially have me a new favorite brush for enviroment
b- how yall doing? :))

03-01-2006, 10:19 PM
hello,my friend!! nice to see you here..damm you all started already :scream: panikkkkk aaaaaaa..good luck

03-01-2006, 10:23 PM
a grand epic fantasy pic... you got alot better me thinks from last time i saw you.... keep up the good work.. (slow down son!!)

03-01-2006, 11:12 PM
Bro, slow down, wait for us mate. You're winging this very easy. Love the colours and the character designs are looking really good. The dragon reminds me of FF series dragons. Freakin cool bro. No critzs for the moment. Just slow down and wait for us, hehehe.


03-01-2006, 11:29 PM
ur updates have come stunning more and more.i have nothing to say.:drool: :drool: :drool:

03-01-2006, 11:38 PM
Man that looks sweet. :drool:

03-01-2006, 11:59 PM
Great Nebz! Already epic, huge and with the usual personal and incredible style. Love the dragon and the colors. Nice composition so far! Great!! *subscribed*

03-02-2006, 12:01 AM
Wow, this looks great already. Really fast progress, haha. Keep it up!

03-02-2006, 12:07 AM
Whoa! Are you going for a record time?! This is coming on fast!

Looking good! :thumbsup:

03-02-2006, 12:12 AM
dat just rocks, dude, i'm pretty much speechless, way to go


03-02-2006, 04:40 AM
nice composition

good luck

03-02-2006, 05:02 AM
i knew it neb~u'll just gonna complete this image in two days~maybe we can see the final image tomorrow?:scream:man its only the 2nd day.lol.btw~the color rocks:thumbsup:

03-02-2006, 05:20 AM
Nice start. Good luck

03-02-2006, 05:27 AM
Dude, I can't believe the speed with which you are putting your entry together. The concept is brilliant, and I love your choice of perspective. I bow to the magnificence of your talent. All hail the mighty Neb!


03-02-2006, 06:00 AM
SUBSCRIBING!! Lots of luck on your journey Master Nebz. I dont want to miss any part of this :)

03-02-2006, 06:50 AM
Nice colour studies! The lighting and palette are just right. It almost seems a shame to tighten them up... Best of luck Stjepan!


03-02-2006, 07:36 AM
awesome concept,the composition is very well done :)


03-02-2006, 08:45 AM
I really like the color and compossition here.:applause:
The characters are very interesting too, cant wait to see more :thumbsup:

03-02-2006, 09:05 AM
Woooow really amazing work :applause:

And you work really fast... but personaly i prefered the first composition... but it's just my opinion..

03-02-2006, 10:08 AM
Wow, how beautifull!!
Loved the dragon and the light and the colors....

best of luck to u!

03-02-2006, 01:27 PM
Your command of the pallette and skills are without question, stunning. However I question the laid back nature of the characters which seem more "content" (to sit and relax) than "excited" about a pending journey. Is this the intention?

03-02-2006, 02:03 PM
Somebody stop this guy!
Excellent so far.. Colors 'r' looking good ;)

03-02-2006, 02:13 PM
Relax, man. If you spend the next months finishing this great image you can risk overdoing it.
For the momentit is looking fantastic.

03-02-2006, 02:20 PM
wow....gasp..so many replies so little time lol ,well thanx for the support everyone and now to answer some stuff

1-composition is still being worked out, i intend to lay alot of compositing strenght upon the color scheme
2 characters poses are mostly just sketched..i intend to have tyr be excessicely eager to follow the migration of the flat tlailed dragons..he believes it holds great significance..while others arent really that convinced..especialy kal, the elf girl who being aquainted with tyrs leadership abilities..especialy his ability to read the map upside down is a lil in doubt that they willl go the totaly opposite way..but ..on the other hant whereever he goes she will follow

3 i agree on her hand critic the pose is unnatural will fix..
4...i fint it real amazing that no one had a comment on the weird perspective of the bug looking at the whole scene hahahahahah

03-02-2006, 02:28 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9814/9814_1141309690_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9814/9814_1141309690_large.jpg)

the story develops as we see the flight of the flattail nordragons migrating ,but the weird thing is that the time is way wrong..

03-02-2006, 02:39 PM
They should have left on Thursday to beat the rush.http://community.the-underdogs.org/smiley/happy/wink4.gif

03-02-2006, 02:48 PM
So you plan on finishing the Challenge in what, a week? :D

03-02-2006, 02:53 PM
Hello Nebezial, before I registered at this forum I stalked it secretly:). I followed some of yours tutorials and found them really helpful, particularly with the blending! So it's great to see the master himself at work:D.

I love the bright lighting! Compositionwise I would like to see more of Tyr (as he's trying to lead the way), but I think it's just because he's sketchy still. Keep up the incredible tempo!

03-02-2006, 03:21 PM
the first dragon sketch alone was incredible, but now dragons migrating in groups?! i'm all googly eyed now. :D i can't wait to see this finished! and it looks like i won't be waiting long, judging by the speed you've been churning out these wips! :bowdown:

03-02-2006, 03:25 PM
Slow...down...!!! :D :scream: :bounce:

03-02-2006, 03:31 PM
Hi there,

Good job. Kind of nice mood, although dragons all around. I would have been scared to death(smile). I see a lot of comics in your pencil. That's great, dude. Comics are so much more than anything else you usually get to see in the cg galleries.
Samo naprijed, care!


03-02-2006, 03:31 PM
This is really progressing nicely and at such great speed. I'm curious, do you intentionally want to finish early? Or do you have some time off at the moment? Whatever may be the case, I'm sure this piece will be a top contender for the prize:)

03-02-2006, 03:41 PM
JTD hahaha yeah , this way the traffic can be a bi...
ArtisticVisions to be perfectly honest i could have done this one in a day lol..too much practice in the last 2 months i guess
Maladie u are totally right about more tyr!!!
Rebeccak..i have slowed down:D
Lyneranhaha yeah allthough there will be a few more dragons
Chupacabra haha thanx these flattaills are rather peaceful creatures, feed with fish, haha hvala:thumbsup:
danielh68 haha nope not intenio0naly but i cant help it..i work 10 hours a day so i developed pretty nice speed..but the thing is these characters are a major part of my world in my comic..and basically this is in my eyes just another splash page lol..and i do 2 pages a day

03-02-2006, 03:53 PM
composition pleases itself me and light in your work greatly
I wait the final:)

03-02-2006, 03:57 PM
So here you are, raising the bar...

03-02-2006, 04:05 PM
Doing great as usual O,O!
Love the dragons!


03-02-2006, 04:12 PM

*gives up now*


Amazing work Nebz, I adore the colour scheme and the dragons :)

03-02-2006, 04:18 PM
Its too MichaelTurner-ish for my tastes... (to saturated, too cute..)

But its looking very good...

03-02-2006, 04:34 PM
:eek:this is absolutely breathtaking work! i guess now it's just a fight for second place, im glad im not in the 2d comp haha:)

03-02-2006, 04:38 PM
krot_art thanx
DoInferno ghaha.well many havnt started yet so its easy to look nice lol
Lady Medusa thanxiee
enialadam hehe thanx
sergioKomic..WHAT??? michael turnerish???..oh you didnt...you so did, them re fightin words..il let u know that i am more of a manga final fantasy freak not michael turner,these are characters from my own world!!!
heheheheh..ah u know im kiddin , its really too early to say anything even for me to where ill take this one

03-02-2006, 05:09 PM
Originally posted by Nebz: Rebeccak..i have slowed down:D
We are doomed! :scream: :bounce:

03-02-2006, 05:16 PM
hi mate... not sure about the whole bug perspective jazz.. looks a bit wired to my eyes.. but seeing as i have the flu coming on and my eyes are all watery and blurred i might be wrong... dunno if you plan to add some more dragons furthur off in the distance but i think that would help your composistion... also have to agree with sergio.. from my experience of your works you tend to use a bit too much saturation... not pleasing on my eye. anyways great work so far mate.. shapeing up nicely.. you just need to work faster if you want to finish it for the deadline.

03-02-2006, 05:32 PM
Awesome... :D
What is that brush called? (the textured bg brush)

03-02-2006, 05:37 PM
Looking good so far bro.
I might have to agree with WIL on the dragons. I think they're too close to each other. Scatter them apart and push them at the background. They're too close to the main characters and you're loosing that depth of field. I would put most of them at the background. Just an opinion :D
Other than that, i actually don't mind the saturation. I think thats part of your style and it works for me, hehe.

I guess you're leading the pack now (man, i have to find more time to work on this one :argh: )


03-02-2006, 05:43 PM
sergioKomic..WHAT??? michael turnerish???..oh you didnt...you so did, them re fightin words..il let u know that i am more of a manga final fantasy freak not michael turner,these are characters from my own world!!!
heheheheh..ah u know im kiddin , its really too early to say anything even for me to where ill take this one

I know you "love" him thats why I stated the fact .... Its too saturated for my taste...:scream:

I know youll turn it around!:thumbsup:

03-02-2006, 05:48 PM
Rebeccak hahaha rebecca u nut!
W!L haha nah ur just drunk:D well i wanted to do sumthin a bit different.but there is time..who knows i might do a few variations and make a choice at the end thanx man
Skurai..its a default brush i just fiddled around the settings lol
Arc80 i know what u mean but for now im still playin round with ideas i have in mind them being skilled flyers that can fly quite close..just for experiment i intend to have their color build a certain flow..will see:thumbsup:
sergioKomic heheheh yeah i thought ud remember that one mate:thumbsup:

03-02-2006, 05:52 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9814/9814_1141321957_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9814/9814_1141321957_large.jpg)

applied me a color correction layer to play around ..ill probably do like a million more of those..ok exaggerating..but u get the picture

03-02-2006, 05:58 PM
DRUNK? shhhhh.. My girlfriend thinks this mug is full of cough syrup.. (red red wine. goes to my head........ burb)

.. yes more dragons has balanced things out very nicely... the bug perspective looks fine to me now... see all you need in any problem in life is more dragons..

03-02-2006, 05:59 PM
That's what I call lightning fast progress, great great work. Looking forward to the finished product.

03-02-2006, 06:01 PM
of course, the bank is about to take away your house..take this..DRAGONS!!!
someone is in your parking space..u guessed right burn baby under the flame of my dragons lol
slickgreekgeo thanx man love ur etuff, especialy subzero that one kicked ass

03-02-2006, 06:04 PM
now now nebz.. i was joking.. dragons are not real. repeat after me ... DRAGONS.. ARE ... NOT .. REAL. you have to deal with your problems in a more constructive manner.

03-02-2006, 06:07 PM
hahahahaha... we have another nut among us...

Wait I m gonna call all the other nuts over to your thread:buttrock:

BTW its allready turning I can feel it...:D

03-02-2006, 06:41 PM
:surprised but they are real..i know it..i knoow iit
i saw one..had coffee with him..he kept it nice and waarm...

whos nuts..DRAGONS EXIST!!! the END is neear..repent!!!

03-02-2006, 06:45 PM
looks good, subscribing for updates.

03-02-2006, 06:50 PM
aweeeeeeeeeeeeeesoooooooooooome !!
its time for neb to dominate the 2d challenges.

03-02-2006, 07:25 PM
waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ahhahahaahahhaahhaha you can never have enough dragons. awsomee!

03-02-2006, 08:50 PM
Hey, Nebz is right!! I see dragons tooo...and we took the photo above toghether! ;) I'm the guy on the dragon's wing anyway :D ... cheers!!

03-02-2006, 09:38 PM
Oh my goodness, do you not eat or sleep?! You have progressed so far in such a short time. And, your work is awesome!

I'm rather partial to dragons too, so this is an extra bonus :)

03-02-2006, 09:55 PM
I like all those huge bugs that flyes around :p sorry... the dragons... :blush:

03-03-2006, 01:44 AM
Fast, strong start. Looks like you got your story worked out already. Love the contrast between the relaxed mood of the main characters against the wild flapping motion that the migrating dragons are creating. My only crit is the tower in the middle of the picture just makes that contrast a little too obvious and divides the picture too 50/50. Awesome colors already too.

03-03-2006, 01:59 AM
Dude don't you know there's like 3 months to complete the challenge?! jeez slow down man! :D :p

Anywho, I have nothing usefull to say except for THIS FRIGGIN ROCKS!!! love it, yessir!

03-03-2006, 02:51 AM
errr...WOW! :applause:

03-03-2006, 03:17 AM
Yo Stjepan, finally i managed to have time to comment on your works! your speed is amazing. But if i want to suggest anything useful, then i would like to ask you to challenge yourself to try something completely different from what you do. Take this opportunity to explore new things because this contest is gonna last for a good long time. I already know that you can do vampires and dragons and reptilian things very well, so I would like to see you create something entirely creative and new! This is just a suggestion, bro. If you enjoyed doing that kind of things so much, then why not? let's have fun with contest! :)

03-03-2006, 03:51 AM
I have always been inspired by your work. Its going to be tough to beat you but i shall do my best. I love the concept that your going with and i think the fact that you have one of the dragons just hangin with your characters truely adds some humor to this peice which is what most people are looking for with this challenge. I look forward to seeing your progress.

btw dont be a stranger. I could always use helping comments from a more experianced artist.
Good luck

03-03-2006, 04:31 AM
wow this looks amazing, and almost finished! :D
I really envy how people can just sketch and it looks almost finished :)

I love the dragons and the composition. The vertical canvas kind of makes it look like you tried to squash everything in a small area. Maybe if you keep the canvas horizontal, it might be better, giving it more open space..
I also like the lighting, it gives an air of "the beginning a promising journey"

Good luck!

03-03-2006, 06:28 AM
uiron thanx
warpyy anh i just wanna makr this one so that i can run off to 3d section hahahaha
calisto yeah i totaly agree on that one
Xillion yeah..u see im not the only one..oh and id like to take this oportunity to thank Xillion for posing for the pixie hahahah
ahbeejieh yeah i know what ur saying ill work on the tower thanx
Lync haha.thanx but u really shouldnt be surprised i make comics look like this and i make 2 pages a day..so this really isnt that big of a deal
Rudeone haha i said it once ill say it again..i HAVE slowed down..geez i made 2 comic pages and some 3d stuff also...honestly:D
SquishMe thanx
jeromoo hahaha yeah u know my stuff lol but this one io just want to be honest to myself and make sumthin i really love..u see i totaly gave up on actually winning anything annd i refuse to make anything high brow with philosophic aspects on the concept of a journey...that i m keeping for the 3d section hahahahha
Kahlan Amnell oh thanx, btw that dragon is a boozer, a drunk, lol ill check urs
Silveraxe thanx i like the horizontal one also ..and this is one of the rare pics im doing on a big resolution

03-03-2006, 06:37 AM
Jezz, it looks like a final image already, good work dude it is looking like 5 stars

03-03-2006, 07:25 AM
wow, really lik ethe angle and the compotition. this is gonna be great! lookin forward to it :)

03-03-2006, 08:45 AM
:thumbsup:You are truly my inspiration in dark times.

i saw that beautiful sketch of yours and, that made me realise i just need to be in this challenge as well again.

i wish you best of luck

(i will keep an sharp eye on you as always ^^ )

03-03-2006, 10:02 AM
that's pretty cool, though too many dragons :D

03-03-2006, 10:14 AM
Hey man, it looks awesome! very nice start...

03-03-2006, 10:15 AM
Fannnnnnnntastic :bounce:


03-03-2006, 11:55 AM
Wow :eek: just few days of the challenge and it`s looks like you have an almost finished picture :D

Great work so far :thumbsup:

03-03-2006, 11:58 AM
You never sleep muahahaha... :scream:

The more i come here and the more i find your concept amazing!!
Great work

03-03-2006, 12:24 PM
dude this is amazing. like every else said, slow down man.
you're rockin your way through this contest like it's no big deal at all!!

it seems all the things you're drawing/painting just come out of you automatically! you know your painting while watching telie and eating popcorn at the same time. with no problems at all. while me and probably a lot of us Newbs out there are stressing about How the heck to start Painting the sketches we thouht out.

i mean doing a grayscale sketch is one think but putting it in color, well thats kind of a nightmare man.

well just my frustrations down, it feels much better now :)

looks awesome mate, keep up the great work.


03-03-2006, 12:48 PM
I think the point of view is great. You sense yourself dwarfed by the scene and the characters. I think the dragon on foreground is brilliant but I find there are too many dragons flying. They barely have enough space to beat their wings. Maybe if you make them a bit smaller you could still put a lot of them in the scene whithout been overcrowded.
Nevertheless the image is fantastic.

03-03-2006, 12:51 PM
woow nebzzz!!fantastic update .love those dragonss.still 3 months left.hehe:twisted: if u do stunning update everyday till the deadline i can't imagine what the greatest level of ur final product will be.OMG:drool: :drool: :drool:

03-03-2006, 12:56 PM
hehe neb,u disappoint me man~thought u'd be finishing this one in 2 days~:scream:haha,just j/k,this is one of the sweetest entry so far!:thumbsup:

03-03-2006, 01:51 PM
It's already too late for me to post here my advice or comments about your choice... anyway... this one totally agree me and seem to comes as another great piece of Mister Nebezial... I'm not worry for you and your skills... this composition works very good and you have done in only few time something marvellous...

...now I'm ready for the second effect... the following of your adventure, of your Journey... best of luck Stjepan... I keep my eyes here... :scream:

03-03-2006, 02:04 PM
Gosh Stjepan, you're steaming ahead here! Looking incredible already. Just...gosh...now I'm depressed! :P

03-03-2006, 04:11 PM
Rudeone haha i said it once ill say it again..i HAVE slowed down..geez i made 2 comic pages and some 3d stuff also...honestly:D

You're not human are you? :p

03-03-2006, 04:38 PM
Hey Stjepan, friend! Excellent! You are so fast, I like idea a lot! Good luck :beer:

03-03-2006, 06:01 PM
Epic, very nice....

one thing i want to say if i may, the girl looks to relax to begin a journey. Just my two cents but man youre fast.
Good luck!:beer:

03-03-2006, 06:15 PM
Hi Stjepan,

this is really awesome concept!
It already looks great!

I like that castle, makes those people look really small.

Svaka cast ;)

03-03-2006, 06:21 PM
whoa it looks awesome nebezial the dragon`s feathers are a creative twist i liked it

03-03-2006, 06:47 PM
Wooo! Even more dragons!
Hope they won't clutter up too much eventually though

03-03-2006, 07:01 PM
Great work their mate
i love the collors, and the way you suggest the beginning of a yourney really good, keep it up :thumbsup:

03-03-2006, 07:15 PM
Yup, definately much better in terms of showing the depth. I would suggest to widen the view a tad bit on the right side and just watch out that your image doesn't get too busy.

keep at it bro

03-03-2006, 07:51 PM
spentablularific! :applause:


03-03-2006, 09:47 PM
nebz...where's the update...hurry up man..you wont make it...heheheh kidding! :D waaaa i still amazed by it...:drool:

03-03-2006, 10:04 PM
Almost one whole day without update?
What happening?

03-03-2006, 11:44 PM
WoW! It's realy great work! I like colors!:buttrock:

Good luck!

03-04-2006, 01:20 AM
HAHA, you re sick! thats Epic allright, damn great composition & depth, good luck, dont harm your self! hihi

03-04-2006, 08:16 PM
Hi...Nebezial...:) GO GET EM...TIGER.......BEGINNING OF JOURNY LOOKS FANTASTIC...:thumbsup: :bounce:
I'M Thinking of Rubens circular action compositions...the hunt paintings.
Looking forward to seeing the distination...:)


03-04-2006, 08:17 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9814/9814_1141503471_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9814/9814_1141503471_large.jpg)

i was rel busy with comics..nyah thats why i was nort updating hahahahahah anyways here some fiddling round the dragons

03-04-2006, 08:19 PM
You bastard, :D
Why do you have to rule ;)

03-04-2006, 08:26 PM
Dragons have become such a cliché... but these are super cool! :cool:

Keep posting them updates! :D

03-04-2006, 08:33 PM
Awesome!, cool dragons, but relax a little man, you are making us poor mortals appear lazy.

03-04-2006, 08:36 PM
waaaaaa its soooo beautiful! im so envius the colours are beautifull!! waaaa

i love it!!!:love:

03-04-2006, 08:52 PM
cool dragons, onething is, front drangon's wing is too straight(linear) down?

03-04-2006, 09:43 PM
Impressive dude, ur moving along rather fast dude good luck!

03-04-2006, 09:46 PM
For the king, for the land for, the mountains, for the green valleys where dragons fly :buttrock: lol, you rock man.
Nice seeing your dragons alive and kicking, mine dragons are still hibernating :sad:

03-04-2006, 09:53 PM
hehe thanx everyone..i got a lil work buried..:sad: ..but its all fun so i wont complain..too many replies to go one by one , sayw some great advices thanx everyonesturmkim thanx i know what u mean
Vyse_soa man u just sent shivers down my spine..im intensively listening to rhapsody when workin on my fantasy stuff..and on this one i listened alot of symphony of enchanted lands..soo
into the silent dark and forgotten caves of dark unor...:D

03-04-2006, 10:24 PM
Wow, looks great. Very fast with your sketchs. I like it, specially the colour.
keep going:buttrock:

03-04-2006, 10:29 PM
look spectacular mate... what resolution are you working at???

03-04-2006, 10:44 PM
Great dragons, coming on really well. Good luck.

03-04-2006, 10:54 PM
Oh yeah! great design in the dragon, looks so good!

03-04-2006, 11:12 PM
awsome man.. ure going to the first place.. best luck.. cya !

03-04-2006, 11:19 PM
My god yo!!:eek: Can I have a brief description of where you came from, from an artistic standpoint, like what training youve had etc.

03-05-2006, 01:08 AM
simply astonding!

03-05-2006, 01:24 AM
Man you must be putting some hours into this :eek:



03-05-2006, 04:52 AM
Wow -- thats great, and extremely fast :eek:

03-05-2006, 05:01 AM
Neb dude, youre killing me! That looks incredible bro!!!:buttrock:

Damn, I gotta say thats one helluva sketch. No crits from me man. Its absolutely beautiful!:applause:

03-05-2006, 07:22 AM
Really looking great man, you are really speeding through this one. This would have done well in the last challenge as well I think. And I reeeaaally love the design of the dragon's head, keep it up!

03-05-2006, 07:53 AM
Hi. Picture is stunning as far, but at first glance I can't see that anyone there is setting off for the journey. First thing I see is resting dragon, and some flying ones.

Good luck ;)

03-05-2006, 07:57 AM
Awesome. Love the colors!

03-05-2006, 09:30 AM
Thats an awesome closeup nebz....great to know youre having fun!! i still dunno if i can join in or not.

03-05-2006, 09:39 AM
Hehe, yeah, wasnt listening to rhapsody for ages.
When I saw all your sweet dragons, I had to think of this Song... keep on rocking :bounce:

03-05-2006, 10:28 AM
oh my god those dragons are amazing and the concept is great. Good luck with the challenge Stjepan . Definetely will be watching on your creations :D

03-05-2006, 10:31 AM
haha, a league of your own, dude, even with the delays :thumbsup:


03-05-2006, 10:58 AM
Just stoping by for drooling, hehe.. awesome stuff, really nice rendering even in this early stages, but I didnt expect nothing less from u so just keep rocking man.

03-05-2006, 11:32 AM
this is how it goes, he usually drinks his morning coffee, brain storm for 15 minutes, sketch for 2 seconds and then comes the rendering stage.

03-05-2006, 12:33 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9814/9814_1141561984_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9814/9814_1141561984_large.jpg)

slapped on details on tyrs face

03-05-2006, 12:35 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9814/9814_1141562123_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9814/9814_1141562123_large.jpg)

hehehe just couldnt resist..zyr is well known for his astounding ability to read maps and orientate...hehe not really

03-05-2006, 12:39 PM
Ohh, he's looking freaking cool :D

Lol to the classical scene :D

03-05-2006, 12:40 PM
this is how it goes, he usually drinks his morning coffee, brain storm for 15 minutes, sketch for 2 seconds and then comes the rendering stage.Today 11:58 AM

heheheheh what is a morning coffie? O.o that word does not exist in his dictionary...:D
coffie is to be served whole day XD just keep it comin :D

hehehehhehe i know this scene...you changed her armor, didnt you...and some other stuff too! well i love it!! i love the way you made his face!! :love:

03-05-2006, 12:46 PM
so when's your book coming out? looks pretty cool, i think i might get a copy :)


03-05-2006, 12:54 PM
:applause: looks really cool
good luck

03-05-2006, 12:57 PM
Mecha Hate Chimp haha thanx man saw ur stuff serious aswhoopin man
Louieville haha thanx..i drew so many dragons in my life that it kinda just poars oput lol
Pawlack..nope they havent gotten all hi ho for the tyr leading the journey..he is kind of a no direction cant read a map to save his own life kind of guy
Star_Searcher_2103 thanx
maranello55 give it a shot man u know its fun
Vyse_soa haha yeah..that band really hits thwe fantasy spot in me
Agamemnwn thanx man
Squibbit haha
NinjaASSN thanx man, still waiting for ur stuff
warpyy..excuuse mee..brainstorm lasts 3 minutes, nad thenn work hahaha
Skurai heheh thanx
calisto hehe u should know eh? a lil coffe for čep and yind goes a long way
Squibbit..this isnt how my gbook looks likr this is just an uber fast doodle..heheh its out this summer after im done with making some noise with kade and another BIG comic project..my first issue is half way done

03-05-2006, 01:01 PM
Squibbit..this isnt how my gbook looks like, this is just an uber fast doodle..

yea good to hear, i'd hate to buy crap :rolleyes:


03-05-2006, 01:10 PM
yea good to hear, i'd hate to buy crap :rolleyes:


Haha lol :D

Yeah, good to hear that it will be out this summer, I so order it :D

03-05-2006, 01:50 PM
I love your style. This is coming along really great. I love their clothing designs :)

03-05-2006, 02:23 PM
hold the phone... this is a book your working on? coolio. just noticed you ahd all these tutorial threads up too.... and then went to your profile and saw your birthday november 27 1981.. almost topped myself cos mine is november 28 1981.. almost exact same bloody age and you are lightyears ahead of me.. god i wish i ahdnt stopped doing any art when i was 16

03-05-2006, 02:44 PM
:applause: *gets some more popcorn*

03-05-2006, 02:56 PM
Man, that's AMAZING! You're running for the first place for sure! :thumbsup:... if you stick with the dragons ;)

03-05-2006, 03:50 PM
are you keeping the speech bubble on the girl? it won't feel as great if it had comic bubbles in it... but i suppose that was just a joke of some sort... :scream: still very nice!


03-05-2006, 04:36 PM
hey Nebz, tyr's face looks great, specially like the hat
I'm subscribing this one :D

03-05-2006, 05:41 PM
hey nebz, I really dig your concept its amazing
the only thing (and i should be saying this because i couldn't do it better) is the noce on the face of tyrs, its not wrong, but its something i noticed when looking at it.

anyway forget what i said, it looks stunning :d :thumbsup:

03-05-2006, 05:58 PM
Wow, you are fast. This is getting really awesome.

03-05-2006, 06:03 PM
well you are fast, if we consider that you're making 3 jobs at the same time...XD

waaaa is that it...more, more...more updates :applause: :drool:

03-05-2006, 06:17 PM
Awesome work here, both in speed as well as skill :) people like you make me try harder, so keep doing what you're doing.

03-05-2006, 08:44 PM
I love your art man. Can't wait to see this finished product. :)

03-05-2006, 08:51 PM
Hi nebezial,

Wow, this is a very impressive thread. I love your tehniques, thank you very much for sharing them.
You already have a very strong piece here.
Well done:applause:


03-05-2006, 08:59 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9814/9814_1141592361_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9814/9814_1141592361_large.jpg)

ok so this is what i have so far..i just adore the possibilities with default brushes,,especialy angle jitter option

03-05-2006, 09:01 PM

and here is a lil higher resolution pic

03-05-2006, 09:05 PM
Man you really rock ! :buttrock:

And that's an extremly cute face of that girl.

btw do you have any website so look at or a link to the comics you do the work for?

greetz DerSkw

03-05-2006, 09:10 PM
yaaaay! capooo this looks amazing!! but one tiny advice. i know its not finished, but tyrs shirt is a bit too simmilar to the bacground colour behind him, yeah you'll proabably put leaves and stuff behind...but well...heh i had to tell you...

i adore this!! :love:

03-05-2006, 09:14 PM
what can i say its beautiful!!! :buttrock:. Will the castle have a cascade on the side?

03-05-2006, 09:21 PM
beautiful update! Can't wait to see the next one.



03-05-2006, 09:32 PM
man, this thread is sooooo inspiring. Really gives me a big push for continuing mine!! :)
Awsome updates, excellent work and very fast!!! hehe.. Keep it up. :thumbsup:

03-05-2006, 09:39 PM
Good progress bro. I'm liking their costume a lot and the dragon looks like you can paint them with ease :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Just watch out for some tangency between the dragons. Other than that, didn't i tell you to wait for us, hahaha.

peace bro

btw: hows the comic book going?

03-05-2006, 09:39 PM
You are probably tired of hearing this but... awesome...

03-05-2006, 09:53 PM
great job, i really love it. go nebezial.:thumbsup:

03-05-2006, 10:09 PM
Brun(o) Croes thanx man
Ramitxon haha alot of practice
calisto hahah yeah you should know:love:
yoitisi yes thats the way to go man
se7enthcin hehe ill do my best not to dissapoint u
zegritch thanx man..this challenge made me develop more stuff..ill share them all as soon as i can open some room for a breather
calisto hehe thakyee about the shirt i just laid down a placeholder color for now
bandro oo i have big plans with the castle
zegritch haha thanx
Loris_thanx im glad it inspires u if u are in need osf any tips just pm me
Arc80 no worries im still juggling these dragons lol, now about the comics, this one geos is half donr the first issue, of 10 graphic novels..it would have been done but i needed me some promotional comics so i went to make a comoc for an indie arcana , their kade..lets just say will be lookin sweet , i believe sean will be presenting it in 2 weeks in la comic con. after that i have a top cow super cool project and then i publish geos and things change after that, oy do u have msn?
Skurai thanx man
Ring thanx

03-06-2006, 01:30 AM
That image seems so elastic and one of my favorites.

03-06-2006, 01:42 AM
Oh wow, I really like Tyr now, especially in the high-res version. Almost overconfident:). I still have one point of critique, and that is to me the whole thing looks a bit confined. Because of the great mass on the right and the dragons flying really low. To me it would feel even bigger and more impressive if the dragons where somewhat farther off and more 'abstract' somehow (like I would imagine migrating whales or elephants would look like).

But this is just a gut feeling and besides I really like the whole thing already! Looking forward to your next update.

03-06-2006, 07:37 AM
very impressive, i hope i have a chance to compeat being my first time, good luck and have fun

03-06-2006, 08:14 AM
very nice picture, I especially like dragons