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02 February 2006, 07:00 PM
Mark Kelly is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

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02 February 2006, 07:36 PM (

First concept idea.
Not terribly original…Jack and the old beanstalk. Still I think I’ll run with it till I have a better one.

02 February 2006, 07:44 PM
Well that's off to a bad start. I wanted to edit the title..spelling mistake...and ended up posting the same image twice...Spot the newbie.....

02 February 2006, 07:53 PM (

I'll have to go and draw some real foliage...

02 February 2006, 09:40 PM (

Some ideas for Jack's shack....

02 February 2006, 09:53 PM (

Some plants....don't look much like beanstalks though...

Just wondering, for this challenge thing am I supposed to post the rough reference/idea/sketchy pieces?

03 March 2006, 02:41 AM (

Some sketches trying to work out what kind of perspective to use. Needs to look big and dramatic, so I'm thinking perhaps a really sharp worms eye view type one.

03 March 2006, 02:47 AM (

I think this is pretty close to the final image...might need to push the perspective a bit more though and fix up the composition.

03 March 2006, 07:18 AM
Hi mark_ire. Nice drawing/composition. Good luck! :thumbsup:


03 March 2006, 08:49 AM
interesting~where does the big tree lead him to?keep them comig:)

03 March 2006, 12:22 PM
This can be a nice one! like the idea.

cool ma n

03 March 2006, 06:32 PM
Thanks guys, hopefully I can stay commited to this and actually finish it.

03 March 2006, 10:23 AM (

I put together a little 3d mock-up using Rhino. Thought it might help with positioning the view for my image and ensure the perspective isn't all over the place. In the end I gave up on it as the camera placement functionality on that piece of software is totally rage-enducing.

Things left to do:
1. Sketch some real plants and trees for reference, but seeing as it's zero degrees outside, that isn't happening today.
2. Design "Jack" - the main (maybe only) character.

3. And most important of all - learn to paint - shouldn't be too hard - there is 86 days and a bit left....

03 March 2006, 11:46 AM
Hi mark-ire,

I like the last (final) drawn concept sketch very much. Lighthearted adventurous atmosphere. Like one's favourite fariy-tale.

As for 3D suite, I use Blender3D and find it supports a very easy workflow once you got a feel for its approach.

And don't even mention not finishing this...:curious: Now I want to see the whole thing unfold!

03 March 2006, 01:10 PM
should be a good one....great start!!

liking the 3d layout for the little shack...has a nice cartoony feel...

good stuff!!

ill keep watching youve caught my interest :)


03 March 2006, 12:04 PM (

Tried to finish drawing up the final complete line art image. About half-way through got that familiar "this just isn't working - it's really crap" feeling.'s quite frustrating.

03 March 2006, 12:14 PM (

So, I gave up on completing the line art and went straight to colour. Probably not the best idea in the world…..Any tips on colouring and colour selection/combination would be greatly appreciated…as you can see I really them…..

03 March 2006, 12:20 PM
Nice idea :D came across my mind too haha.

Great sketches so far! :)

03 March 2006, 01:59 AM
nice sketches and study. good start. :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 11:08 PM (

Attempting to paint a decent looking Beanstalk type plant. So far so good...I think...Though I would say that, seeing as I've been staring at it for the past four hours. I really hope I finish this as it’d probably be the only coloured image I’ve ever finished.

Problems that I can see:
1.Perspective on the shack is off
2.I don’t think there’s a feeling of depth in the image – probably due to the fact I can’t colour for sh*te
3.I’m beginning to think the image itself is a little flat – not colour/depth wise – just boring?

Any comments/feedback greatly appreciated,



03 March 2006, 11:13 PM
I really like your concept, you're sketches are very strong. Looks like everything should come together nicely, looking forward to this one.

03 March 2006, 11:10 PM (

Didn't have much time to work on this tonight..working late...tried painting all the leafy bits...but I think it's starting to look like a confused mess...oh dear, oh dear....on the bright side I have another idea...which I hope will be much better...though I wouldn't be surprised if the the rendering of it was just as poor..

03 March 2006, 04:32 AM
u r doing good, u r entering the details part, the leaves have created interest, the color u used for leaves is same all through , perhaps if u show color perspective... it would work great...go on.. :thumbsup:

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