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03-01-2006, 03:14 PM
Benita Winckler is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Concept Sketch: The Journey Begins (

03-01-2006, 03:18 PM
ooo yay... I'm sure you'll have a bang up entry... just finish this time ;)

03-01-2006, 03:19 PM
Yay! Welcome, Nachteule! Have Fun!



03-01-2006, 03:19 PM
Hey, Benita, good to see you again! Looking forward to another great entry by you. Have fun...! :)


03-01-2006, 03:21 PM
You rock. Can't wait to see your concepts.:)

03-01-2006, 03:47 PM (

hello :)
here is a first colorscheme..


leaving all trappings behind.. emptiness.. there is only the light between the leaves.. and no human voice disturbs the silence..

03-01-2006, 03:55 PM
hi! thank you! :bounce:
first i had my thoughts about joining in this time but how could i resist?
looking forward to see your artworks! good to be back again! :) yay!


03-01-2006, 03:59 PM
it took me just one frickin glance at that lush green to think dunkengold...was i wrong..i think NOT! hehe hiya:D

03-01-2006, 04:02 PM
ha, u again ^^ :p best of luck and great to see ya made it to here too. Have a great Journey and lots of fun!

03-01-2006, 04:23 PM
Nice to see you for this new challenge, good luck

03-01-2006, 04:39 PM
Benita! I'm so glad your entering, I'm really looking forward to seeing your ideas, I love the colour scheme so far, especially the green (my fav colour :D).


03-01-2006, 04:44 PM
Hey, glad to see ya here again! :D Here's hoping you'll have time to finish this one, love your stuff!


03-01-2006, 04:46 PM
I'm loving that colorscheme, it seems to cry out for some rich gold/yellows though...I love the green!

Good luck (yea like you'll need it..) and have fun (very important, don't you know!)

clippy :)

03-01-2006, 05:01 PM
thats looking really nice mate... keep up the good work

03-01-2006, 05:02 PM
Hey Benita, Nice to have u here! Good luck Benita!:thumbsup:

03-01-2006, 05:50 PM
Without a doubt this is going to kick ass ;) Best of luck to you Benita!

03-01-2006, 06:04 PM
Yay Benita! Have fun! :)

03-01-2006, 07:49 PM
hi mate,nice to see you in.good luck:D

leaving all trappings behind.. emptiness.. there is only the light between the leaves.. and no human voice disturbs the silence..

sound great.i love it.can't wait to see more.:bounce:

03-01-2006, 08:38 PM
good to see you here benita :)

im sure you will show us something beautiful. havent seen you around in a while, hope you are doing ok and all your exams worked out.

my art prof would love is concept, he is all into modern art and some conceptual things, like the oak tree from a water glass and stuff.

03-01-2006, 08:50 PM
huhu benita! viel spass :thumbsup::applause::D

03-01-2006, 09:01 PM
Hi there! Very calm colors.. good luck and have lots of fun! :)

03-01-2006, 11:25 PM
Good to see you back Benita. I'm dying to see what you're going to do with the theme. We missed you last challenge. Hope you have more time on this one.

goodluck and will drop by again

03-02-2006, 12:15 AM
The colors are lush and lovely. Can't wait to see where this goes....

03-02-2006, 01:49 AM
dunkelgold! Can't wait to see the sparks fly! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)


03-02-2006, 02:08 AM
benita~i cant wait to see what ya come up with~i sensed a great journey is coming,goodluck my friend and best wishes to ya:thumbsup:

03-02-2006, 04:15 AM
Excellent! --Really this image is complete as it is in a sense...very beautiful already. (Also your website is gorgeous -- worth checking out for others who may read this post and not be familiar with it.) Strange, this thread has had ~170 views while others not nearly as subtle but with clearly readable figures in thumbnails have already had 2,000.

Very much liked the "out of focus" blurred look. Love the calm, strong browns and greens shifting into warmer yellows. It would be interesting and challenging in itself to work with only the current palette -- looking forward to seeing your final image and where you go from this inspiring start. Good luck.

03-02-2006, 09:21 AM
Aye! Good luck and have tons of fun!!! :D

03-02-2006, 10:34 AM
Hi Benita! Good luck!

03-02-2006, 01:53 PM
Best of luck to you Benita!

Color green.. not much to say yet.. ;) I'll be lurking here from ti to ti..

03-02-2006, 08:46 PM
alright!!! do it!!

03-03-2006, 07:16 PM
thank you - same to you Benita :)

03-04-2006, 05:21 PM (

some studies.. sadness.. easiness.. just doodling around till i get an inspiration :)

03-04-2006, 05:24 PM
Wow! If this is doodling, then what will you make when you....
ehhh... . better not think about that for now :D
lovely doodling..

03-04-2006, 05:28 PM
Beautiful work Benita! I love that way of doodling onto a textured coloured background :) it's much fun. That face on the left is very nice, I like the expression - any references used? Keep up the great work girl!

03-04-2006, 05:30 PM (

aw u look purdy


03-04-2006, 05:31 PM
hahahaha wow benita ur showing signs of life, u better finish this work cause i adored the works i saw u do!

03-04-2006, 05:41 PM
Wonderful Benita!

I can't wait to see more! :)

03-04-2006, 05:55 PM
this time i will try to get something finished, yay! :bounce: and painting with you guys is much more fun then alone in a chamber anyways! :)

MichaelMotion: aww thanks! i hope i can keep up the spirit that way :D

Elsie: thank you, hooray for textures! :arteest: and yes, i looked at some of my pics.. no other models available at the moment..

Squibbit: wheeee! :)

nebezial: i'll try! :D (still looooots to learn!)

enialadam: thank you :)

03-04-2006, 06:02 PM
Really lovely studies Benita! :)

03-04-2006, 06:26 PM
Great sketches, you're improving every time I see your stuff. Good luck.

03-04-2006, 10:40 PM
lovly.. emotional.. cant wait to see what you come up with

03-04-2006, 11:48 PM
Nice to see u start benita, good luck, u phenom!:thumbsup:

03-04-2006, 11:58 PM
Amazing skills!
It looks really great :eek:
Good luck

03-05-2006, 03:19 AM
Now those are what I call amazing concepts, great job. I'll def keep an eye on this piece, as I am a very big fan of your work. Keep it up!

03-05-2006, 04:02 AM
great start fo the journey mate.i want to see more hahaa.:bounce: :thumbsup: :bounce:

03-05-2006, 06:49 AM
Beuatiful Painting/drawing. I can't wait to see more


03-05-2006, 11:26 AM
your character is so romantic! I like it! show us the composition!

03-05-2006, 11:27 AM
yaaaay the sketches look awsome!! good luck and have fun dunkengold, ill be watchin..

03-05-2006, 11:28 AM
Wow! Very nice presentation! And very moody sketches!!

I want to see moore!! :)

03-05-2006, 11:35 AM
hey benita,
looks like you are at it again :) keep it coming. looks realy good.

03-05-2006, 11:48 AM
Hey Benita! Looks really good, I loove the expression of the top left face. Made me really intrigued what will it turn into :)

03-05-2006, 12:49 PM
Got any concept ideas? Great sketches btw, very sensitive.

03-05-2006, 09:46 PM
Very nice facial sketches Benita and i like that subtle hints of her characteristic from her expressions. Will await for some compositions.


03-05-2006, 10:44 PM
Nice color palette, love the greennn, will be watching this thread... Good luck :thumbsup:

03-05-2006, 11:10 PM
thank you everybody :)
composition is soon to come!

03-05-2006, 11:29 PM
Awsome Benita can't wait to see this compositon idea woot! :thumbsup:

03-06-2006, 01:16 PM
absolutely stunning charactersheet, cuteness :) cant wait to see more, keep on goin!

03-06-2006, 07:05 PM
I was just visiting your website, and I saw some very impressive concepts that you're working on for this challenge. I really like your style, definitely looking forward to the progress. I'll be watching this thread like a chubby kid watches cake.

03-07-2006, 01:44 AM (

some of the doodles for the composition.. leaning towards the second one (storywise)
but i'll do some more sketches tomorrow..

good night everybody! *waves* :)

03-07-2006, 01:58 AM
the 4th would be my choice but with the 3rd color schemes:scream:nice going benita

03-07-2006, 02:10 AM
These are looking great, Benita!

2 and 4 are my favorite compositions. Something about having someone or something else in the scene appeals to me, there's a bit more story and purpose.

As for colors, the yellow ones feel too acrid and jangly for what si a very calm composition, so I like the cooler tones in 2 and 3. # is my favortie - 2 seems a bit too saturated to me - but somehwere in between them might be nice too.


03-07-2006, 02:14 AM
All seem to have a really nice compo. I Like the second one the presence of the second charcter, speaks to me. The color scheme is different from ur use to doing! It almost seems when I think of Benita, Green is the color that comes to mind, hehe! But let me reiterate that they all have a nice feel to them, good luck c ya!:D

03-07-2006, 03:44 AM
You call these doodles??? Have mercy when you bring out the fine brushes! Love the mysterious lighting. It's one epic journey I'm afraid to go on. Love it! Will you be submitting all four of these, or will you pick just one?

03-07-2006, 04:56 AM
Very nice start

Good luck

03-07-2006, 05:14 AM
All your sketchs looks great, maybe I prefer the number two because looks more complete (about the story) but I think the color is better in #3.
Lets see your next sketch!

03-07-2006, 07:31 AM
4th picture looks wonderful!

03-07-2006, 07:35 AM
I'd go with 4 too..
there's something about that door, very magical!

They're all lovely tho..

Don't stop now! :)

03-07-2006, 07:50 AM
got with 4! go with 4! haha all them are very well done , but yeah 4 i like the most , love your art :) keep it up

03-07-2006, 08:15 AM
2 and 4 for sure.great stuides

03-07-2006, 08:28 AM
Beautiful concepts Benita. I really like 1, 2 and 4.

Can't wait to see more! :)

03-07-2006, 08:31 AM
I Really like the colors in 1 and 3, not sure about composition though

03-07-2006, 08:51 AM
2 and 3 stand out to me!!! great stuff here! u better win sumthin!

03-07-2006, 09:29 AM
I think the 1st concept fits more to the challenge but I really lobe the little wood hut of the last one.
Good luck.

03-07-2006, 09:50 AM! Four!

03-07-2006, 10:53 AM
i like em all.. maybe 2 and 3 the most..


03-07-2006, 01:09 PM
Number 4 has the best atmosphere in my silly opinion (IMSO)! What a great update!

03-07-2006, 02:12 PM
Hi....Benita....:wavey: :)

Really nice to see that ....MAGIC AND BEAUTY...being created once more..:thumbsup: :applause:


03-07-2006, 02:13 PM
beautiful concepts - i really liked the color scheme of number 1!

03-07-2006, 03:15 PM
wheeee! thank you for your opinions! :bounce:
i nearly forgot HOW MUCH FUN these challenges are! *feels all reminded of art school classes* lots of hugs and kisses! :love:

i'll be back with some more sketches soon, thanks again for your feedback!

03-07-2006, 04:04 PM
Great images! Great ligths!

I find the details!!...rsrs :scream:

Good Lock!

03-07-2006, 06:49 PM
all four are good, the second one gets me back to it .... great going .... :thumbsup:

03-07-2006, 11:36 PM
love the mood of these latest pics! can't wait to see more of your painterly awesomeness!!!


i'll check back later,


03-07-2006, 11:43 PM
Hey! Love the sketches so far, particularly the second one. Something about its mood really touches a string within me. Good luck with the challenge! (Although I don't think you'll be needing any. ;))

03-07-2006, 11:51 PM
wow! awesome! question: those are concept sketches? man, my final piece can't look that good. :eek:

03-09-2006, 09:44 PM
WOW!!...and....WOW!!!im impressed and amazed, and i cant find words to describe it!!:eek:

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFULL...I LOVE ALL OF THEM!!so either one you pick, you cant fail...beautifuuul!!!:drool::drool:

03-09-2006, 10:35 PM
Hi Benita,

I admire your work already for a long time. (gfx and your homepage). I love all your pictures, because they are exact after my taste. Here I am strained, as your picture continues to develop. Keep up the great work! *subscribe*

Viele Gre,


03-09-2006, 11:32 PM
Great concepts, I think the first one works best in terms of lightning.

03-18-2006, 08:25 AM
brilliant. love your concepts... all of em.

03-18-2006, 09:09 AM
Four reads as a jorney about to begin. Hehe but I just looked at em really quick.

03-24-2006, 01:54 AM
Hello Benita

I feel like I'm going against the grain here, but my preference is number three, given the challenge topic. Number two is an extremely interesting concept but it doesn't speak to me about "journey" so much as it does "meeting". Number two, with that muted color scheme, stirs a sense of a lonely journey about to begin - the figure is already moving away from the audience. Not all journeys are happy...


My journey:

03-24-2006, 10:49 AM
uuuuupdaaate!! :D :bounce: :love:

03-27-2006, 12:58 PM
seems very promising.
please feed the ones that cant paint with an update.....or are you sleeping the whole day? :)

03-27-2006, 02:46 PM
Hi Benita! Great to see you participating again, here's to hoping for a completed entry! Love the faces and your quick concept sketches. I'm inclined to agree with Tastybits, that 4 certainly reads as a journey beginning, one reads as more of a 'light at the end of the tunnel', hence end of a journey, two as more of a meetng in the middle of a journey and three is nice for mood but doesn't really say much about anything. Theres a lovely sense of trepidation in the last one. And I join in the baying for an update!! :applause:

03-27-2006, 04:59 PM
Nice start :thumbsup: you have a great mood already here :)

I`m looking forward to see more progress :bounce:
Good luck and have fun :D

03-28-2006, 07:54 AM
wow benita u art kicks! my favourite artist keep it up :thumbsup:

04-13-2006, 04:36 AM
this really does look promising...

04-29-2006, 11:22 PM
oh oh! you're doing a piece for the challenge. I'm so excited to see what you come up with. You're my fav fantasy-style artist! *subscribes*

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