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03 March 2006, 07:05 PM
linda lukšić is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Coloring WIP: im a bit late sorry (

03 March 2006, 07:38 PM
hey linda.whaz up.:D nice to see u enter again.can't wait to see ur entry,mate.don't let's wait so long.:wip:

03 March 2006, 07:47 PM
Welcome to the copetition Linda! Good Luck!:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 08:28 PM
yind is here..woohoo:love: :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 08:51 PM
was looking for u.. good luck and have fun

03 March 2006, 09:43 PM
Good luck Linda :D

Hoping to see some previews soon :)

03 March 2006, 10:22 PM
welcome welcome nice to see you here!! good luck :applause:

03 March 2006, 10:23 PM
Hi Linda! Good to see you! Have fun, I hope! :)

03 March 2006, 10:40 PM
welcome calisto, good luck and have fun!


03 March 2006, 11:14 PM
Woohoo, welcome again Linda. I like your new avatar by the way.
Hope to see this one finish.

Goodluck and subscribed

03 March 2006, 03:03 AM
hey linda~its great to see u here for another challenge~go finish this one my friend.wish u lots of luck:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 11:58 AM
yaay! hi linda ...welcome & have fun :D

03 March 2006, 02:05 PM
Hey there! Welcome and have tons of fun! :D

03 March 2006, 08:57 PM
Good luck Calisto :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 10:10 PM
waaaa thank you all so much for the beautifull warm wellcome ^^ i wish you all the best of luck and lots of fun on this challenge.
its a really cute theme!! :D

xric7: waaaaaaa im so happy to see you too!! thank you so much my dear friend, i hope it wont take long's brainstorming time :D
beelow: best luck to you too, mate!:D
nebezial: nyooo!!^^ihihi i hope ill make it this time, thankiiies cep :love:
W!L: yaaay W!L good luck to you too my friend :D
3dRaven: wheeee good luck to you too!! i hope so too...gotta think of an idea first XD
OrO: yaaaay OrO!!!wellcome to you too, mate!! so glad to see you! :D
Poshspice: hiya! grat to see you too, my friend, hiihih good luck to you too and lots of fun as well (i know i will)
Squibbit: hiyaaa! thankieees!! best luck to you too!
Arc80: yaaaay archie!!thank you so much! i wish you the best of luck also! hahahah i hope ill finish it also...nebz showed me how fun it can be to make a comic...and the rest is history XD i hardly find time for collegeXD. but ill do my best on this challenge..i need good critique...:D
sh@ke: thank you so much my dear friend...i hope ill finish this one also...good luck to you too!! :D
Vahn: yaaaay! same to you my friend!!:D
oz haver: heyaaaa! to you too! the best of luck, and tons of fun! ^^
Skurai: thank you so much skurai...why dont you join also! is fun! :D

03 March 2006, 10:13 PM
Where are the sketches,I am waiting! Looks at the watch on wrist, and looks at the clock on the wall, taps foot, and waits impaitently*:rolleyes:

Hope to see something soon from u Linda!:D

03 March 2006, 10:18 PM
Good luck calisto, and have a great time!!! :bounce:

Cheers, :)


03 March 2006, 02:26 PM
I'll be watching too :)

03 March 2006, 04:48 PM (

well here we first idea...i imagined a fairy-like creature riding a dragonfly through the swamp...nothing special...i just felt happy doing it.the creatures will be looking at him(frogs, turtles and simmilar swamp creatures seeing him off. he will be waving to the old world behind going to the end of the swamps into a new area...
maybe i'll post more ideas...
cheers :D

03 March 2006, 04:53 PM
cool a dragonfly rider...sooo where are the dragons?:love:

03 March 2006, 04:53 PM
beelow: teeeheee thanx alot mate:D :D well here it is :D:D
Rebeccak: thanx alot, becca, same to you!! :D :D
3D_Explorer: teeeheee thanx :D
nebezial: hahahahahah after the dragonfly...?XD he didnt like its cleaning dragon back job XD :love:

03 March 2006, 04:57 PM
excellent sketch, linda


03 March 2006, 05:03 PM
Awesome sketch, I can see the "nebezial" in it lol :D
And about joining, well, I might just do that, but I won't be able to post until monday :D

03 March 2006, 07:53 PM
wooww beautiful sketch i hope you keep those electric lights they seem exciting

03 March 2006, 10:37 PM
i'm loviong it.. nothing wrong with that at all... kepp it coming

03 March 2006, 10:43 PM
I like it. Simple and nice idea and started to look good. Keep up and good luck. I'll be checking out. :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 08:36 AM
hey linda........nice to see you here agian....

the scetch looks pretty.........

you konw?i'm coming back to see paint more:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 10:53 AM
Hi calisto! I think Im not signed into ur thread yet, so... here I am :) Good luck and the first sketch looks great. The story is also interesting so Im waiting for some creature concepts now, hehe...

03 March 2006, 11:22 AM
Squibbit: thank you so much! :D
Skurai: heheheh yeah...hahaha what can i do, when you see his works everyday you cant help but to improve not to get left behind XD..thanx it means alot to's a sign im getting better:D :D
yaaay you joined. cant wait to see what youll come up with:D
bandro: thank you so much...yes i think i will keep them...but ill add more colours and midtones..hahaha ill see what ill do...maybe ill add more space..XD
W!L: thank you so much wil!! haahahah this time im going all out...i like this theme so i'll make sure to finish it...i wonder how it will look in the end..:D
Loris_: thank you so much, ill keep an eye on urs as well! :D
kmest: yaaaay kmest!!:D :D im so happy to see you again..did you join the challenge? waaa i'd like to see your works as well!
NinjaASSN: heheheheheh thank you so much my friend!! :D ill post something soon!

03 March 2006, 04:38 PM (

well here is a concept for a dragonfly...dont mind the anatomy of the guy...he won't look like this, he is here only to demonstrate how he will be riding it...maybe ill change it...O.o dunno..oh...and he wont be wearing this..i just put whatever on him...XD ahahhaah he looks like a biker XD

03 March 2006, 04:53 PM
hehe.. thats a cool firefly !!! I like the concept and the colors. looks good.

03 March 2006, 04:56 PM
Wow!! Great concept!!! Really nicely done!! Nice to mix up different kinds of bugs.

Wainting to see more!! :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 05:01 PM
OooooOh! Very Nice Very Niice! Has a FernGully-esque feel to it! Love to see the background and final image! Good luck! :thumbsup:


03 March 2006, 05:01 PM
The dragonfly is looking really cool.
Keep it up :D!

(Htjem doznati Hrvatski! Sačuvam pomoć :D (Seriously, I don't even know if that's right...(I tried to say "I want to learn Croatian! I need help :D)))


03 March 2006, 05:51 PM
wowwwwww...i love the colors...:applause: cool concept also

03 March 2006, 06:14 PM
looking really good luv.. you sticking with teh origional composition cos thats great?

03 March 2006, 06:16 PM
wow, takin a real designer approach on this one awesome:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 07:51 PM
fantastic is slightly difficult to see the saddle

good luck!

03 March 2006, 08:52 PM
cool he nebzz?LOL.great vehicle design.i do love rthe mood in ur 1st sketch.the dragonfly reminds me off japanese's the souls leader of the dead.or maybe i'm wrong haha.anyway,wanna see more.cheers bros.:bounce: :thumbsup: :buttrock:

03 March 2006, 09:08 PM
excellent sketch, linda

Good Start off

03 March 2006, 09:16 PM
Cool, i like the composition a lot and the design of the hybrid dragonfly.
The composition definately has a nice dramatic feel to it and i personally think it would really push it if the setting is done at a night scene, but i do like the colours that you have now even though its just a sketch. Great balance of warm and cool colours :thumbsup:

well, be back again to see more update.

03 March 2006, 03:39 AM
i like the dragon firefly approach.great going linda:scream:

03 March 2006, 02:09 PM
Loris_: thank you so much!! :D
Zycho: wheee thank you!! :D
ragdoll: really, thank you so much!! im so happy!! :D
Skurai: thankiiiies, skurai!! (heheheh you say it like this: želim naučiti Hrvatski.trebam pomoć.)
želim (or you can say "hoću" also)-i want(alltogether); naučiti-to learn; Croatian -Hrvatski; trebam -i need; pomoć-help; heh i'd be glad to help you out with it. you got it wrong but it was a nice try i apreciate it, it was close enough. :D
OrO: thank you so much my dear friend! :D
W!L: thankiiies! of course i am...this is a character design only....
nebezial: wheeee thankiiies cepo :love:
oceanbluesky: thank you so much...yeah it is because its the same colour as the dragonfly, but it has a metal-like feeling..oh well it wont be seen anyway, the guy will be riding on it so i just made a concept of a function..
xric7: teeeeheee, i'd say he is XD heheheh, he haunts me...whenever i try to make a character he pops out. really? thank youuuuuu so much for telling me...i m soo interested in jap. mythology!!! im sooo happy! that is so cool, dragonfly carrinig the souls!!:bowdown:
triumphant: thank you so much!!
Arc80: and i are the same :D we adore night scenes..i dont know why i put a sunset..maybe because i wanted a change, and to play with a different colour of light...:D thanx alot!
sh@ke: thank you so much, my friend!!:D

03 March 2006, 02:52 PM
aww! dragonbutterfirefly! nice! :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 03:14 PM
Ohhh, what a cool concept! I love what you've done with the dragonfly!

03 March 2006, 05:14 PM
A dragonbutterfirefly :D

Cool mix and somehow doesn't seem unnatural, waiting for its further evolution :)

03 March 2006, 08:09 AM
those are great concept sketches,waiting to see more from you dude
keep it up:)

03 March 2006, 08:48 AM
:buttrock: linda!!!

sexah stuff so far!!!

03 March 2006, 09:05 AM
Hi Linda,

Really like your new concepts - haven't been around for a bit but can see that your techniques have moved on loads since the last challenge I looked in on.

I think the strongest thing at the moment is the colouration of the initial concept image - try and retain that through the whole thing as it's really strong.


03 March 2006, 05:35 PM (

awww so here sis a really small update...
i've been trying to work on the background a bit. well basicly the green was screaming my eyes out so i softened it a bit...and the swamp plants were a bit too big, so there were no deptheh here...awww what to do...also the dragonfly will be added later, and ill proabably put it somewhere in the corner where is dark so that it can be more visible with ferals on its tail and head...there will be plants but....i think i should make a pic even bigger...

03 March 2006, 06:37 PM
Looks good Linda. Don't do the mistake on proceeding a lot on the background without having the main characters on it, because I think the characters should be on it while you are working on it to get the mood, lights and shadows to match. Plus, it will be nice to see every element on the composition to see the overall balance. Will you add swamp animals as well? That will be cool. When you start adding characters, maybe you could try making the environment having even more depth and bigger proportions in relation with the characters and animals. Anyway, just some thoughts from me!! :D Everything looks
good. Looking forward for the next updates.

03 March 2006, 07:40 PM
Hi Linda, hey good luck on that one, you'll surely come up with something nice!
Will be back to see more :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 07:54 PM
Nice work so far linda, keep it up! :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 08:44 PM
amke sue you add the main elemnts before you go furthur.. ie your chractrs. need to see how it wil look at this early stage... have fun and keep it coming

03 March 2006, 08:57 PM
dunkelgold: teeeheee! thanx :D
Feimi:wheee thank you so much!:D
3dRaven: yaaay thank curently enjoying making the background:D
Michael Chang: thank you so much!!
NOOB!: yaaaay!! noooobie! thankiees!!:D
Magnemar: think i evolved a bit? i sure hope so..thank you so much...yeah..i'll keep the colourism...recenly i've been learning to paint shadows and light, so my works have all been very dark...XD this is a good chance to move away from the darkness a bit..XD
Loris_: thank you so much on the comment! you are reading my mind:D yeah i thought of making it even more bigger, and adding swamp's fun to draw life...
yeah i guess i should make the whole composition..but..i dunno...i like to widen it as the challenge proceedes..thank you so much!!
thierry2005: yaaaaay...i've been thinking about you! cant wait to see urs! :D
Skurai: thank you so much my friend:D
W!L: teeeeheee...i see you have been typing fast...XD yeah i should put all of the elements..but first i cleaned it up...i dunno why but i never like to go over the sketch..i like to do things sponataniously...sketch limitates in the first one i showed how it should look...but ill proabably change the position of the rider..thanx alot, those were usefull suggestions!:D

03 March 2006, 08:59 PM
No problem mate, I added you on msn, btw :D

03 March 2006, 09:01 PM
skurai: yes i saw! teeeheee..i put you on the contacts!:D cheers cya there!:D

03 March 2006, 09:03 PM
lol, yeah :D

03 March 2006, 09:04 PM (

well here is a little part of the background...i just felt like doing was fun...

03 March 2006, 09:06 PM
looking very nice . . . glad you ahd fun:scream:

03 March 2006, 09:09 PM
Nice mood, I like it.

03 March 2006, 09:25 PM
this is just beautiful!
good painting. magic coloring. :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 09:48 PM
Love the mood of this painting, very good indeed! The saturation seems to work well here, good job!:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 09:55 PM
Very peaceful. Lovely colors!

03 March 2006, 10:02 PM
So beautiful! And I love the dramatic angle. Whatcha gonna put in the scene?

03 March 2006, 10:23 PM
Hi calisto,

I love the colors. Keep up the good work!


03 March 2006, 11:01 PM
beautiful update Calisto! Lovely colors. I really like it :)

03 March 2006, 02:40 AM
makes me want to go down that river.
and i hate boats. :)


03 March 2006, 08:43 AM
Wow! You've made so much progress since I was here last! I really love the colors in that last picture!! I know this will be something special!! Keep it up, I'll try to visit some more!! :beer:

03 March 2006, 10:25 AM
Love the strong colors! Can't wait to see the main characters!

03 March 2006, 10:58 AM
hey linda,the colour of the new latest one is great, like the sunset colour in my dream..
I gonna looking forward to see what it going to be ,:surprised

03 March 2006, 01:47 PM
wow! I really love your sunset :thumbsup: , good luck for the challenge!

03 March 2006, 03:40 AM
Hi Linda
Oy, i knew i missed a bit. The last update is really looking good. Colour is great and nice mood. Sunset definately works.
Just a suggestion for the composition, i would definately increase the size of your page, a bit on the top and on right side. For the river area, some lilies receading towards the background might help the depth as well. I don't know, just mumbling i guess :D

will come back for more :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 04:21 PM
Hay! nice to see you here too! ;)
good challenge, hope you remember W domination team.. lol
Good luck, i'll keep an eye on your work!

03 March 2006, 08:23 PM
nice update! calm feel to it. :thumbsup:


03 March 2006, 02:59 PM
Hey Lindach,,nice river flow here,

Im waiting for another update,what would it bee this time arround?

Seeya G'R'L'___Vidiš ti našeg stivna,kako roka ,NUTS__:)

Vidimo se :wavey:

translate from Croatian
Seeya :wavey:

03 March 2006, 05:40 PM
W!L:hehehe thanx, mate...i did:D
Skurai: thankieees!!:D
MichaelMotion: thanx alot!
beelow: thanx alot, mate!
3D_Explorer: yeah it is...too peacefull...TIME TO PUT SOME CHAOS!! mwahahahaha
JTD: thank you...well it will be a dragonfly rider, but there will be more than that..swamp weed and plants, and the main character the dragonfly rider!
Ravena: hiyaa!!thank you so much!!:D
Loris_: thanx alot loris!!:D
anzibon: wow!! im so happy!!that means alot :D
Zycho: thank you so much!! i hope ill post another update soon XD im not really in a raher lazyXD
dash2k4: thank you so much!! teeeheee...i cant wait either even though im really enjoying making the background!!cheers!!
Michael Chang: from your dream? wow!! thank you s much!!
Helleonor: thank you so much!! good lucjk to you too!!:D
Arc80: thanx alot archie!! i will increase the size, thanx for the suggestion, it all looks tight a bit now...
Neozoom: heyaaaa neozoom!! im soo glad to see you here!! so...are you gonna participate also? of course i remmember...too bad it didnt work in the end XD, but nevermind we are still the w domination team XD. cheers!!
ragdoll: thank you so much!!:D
A I R: daaaamaaa!!! ihihihihi wheee!! thank you for visiting!! teeeheee...da! stivn roka!!cya!!:D

03 March 2006, 09:27 PM
Hey Linda,

You have a great looking sky there. The sunset colors and the reflections on the water look great. your character designs look great as well I think you should sketch and plan those other characters that will be looking at the fairy.

Also your initial concept drawing the overall composition looked too cluttered. The character and the reeds filled so much of the frame. I think you have a great backdrop sky, sun and water. You should show more of these and that would create a greater difference of the characters against a large background.

Kepp up the work and don´t forget to plan all the elements and extra characters and distribute them purposefully. Don´t leave them until the end:bounce:

All the best.

03 March 2006, 12:11 AM
Hey,what are you doing up this late girl...
When are you updatin some cruicial elements...

seya arround :wavey: have a good night Lindach.

03 March 2006, 10:47 AM
Hi Linda, thanks for thinking about me, yepeee:bounce: !

So what comes next, any characters designed yet? Will come back to see later?
See ya!

03 March 2006, 02:53 PM
Ciao Linda,

Great composition here! Have you thought about trying to desaturate red just a bit? I think this could turn this beautifull painting into even more spectacular view...
Svaka cast.

Best regards and big respect

Khan alias Chupacabra

My Journey Begins (

03 March 2006, 06:22 AM
:) hey Linda sweetest work. the new brighter and richer colors match well your style so i'm looking forward to your next steps. keep up your beautifull work :)

03 March 2006, 06:55 AM
Linda, where's the update?:shrug:

Hope to see something soon, keep them coming!:wip:

03 March 2006, 12:41 PM
Yone: thank you so much for the suggestions! i agree that my sketch was too cluttered, so ill add more depth...this one will proabably be waay in the back...i hate when i dont have space to put my characters!thank you so much again!!:D
A I R: teeeheee thankiiies, mate..i guess im a vampire..XD i like to stay up late, and suck bloo....i mean to XD cheers!!
thierry2005: who wouldnt? you are a great artict! cheers!:D
Chupacabra: thank you so much...yeah ill proabably desaturate a bit but not too much..i love when my colours are clear..thank you for the advice..
the1st_angel: thank you so much angel!!:D
beelow: hehehe well here you go...

03 March 2006, 12:44 PM (

ah...i hate when i dont have enough space to put my HAVENT HAD ENOUGH DEPTH YET!!:D:D
i cant gert rid of my constat feeling tat there should be lots of trees everywhere...

03 March 2006, 01:03 PM
if you want tres then let there be trees! dont let the characters drive the image too much...all aspectes are just as important as eachother...

by the way...very nice colours going on the reds in the far water... :)

03 March 2006, 01:14 PM
:applause: Very nice, very nice Calisto!! Lov ethe mood of it. I can see the contrast between teh forest and destination. Cant wait for the characters to be added. keep up!!

03 March 2006, 03:26 PM
I like the scenes with trees in it. Feels more forest-like. Very nice work! I really really love that sunset!

Keep it up!

03 March 2006, 03:40 PM
wee and there were trees lovin it now:thumbsup: :applause: :love:

03 March 2006, 03:51 PM
things come together really nice, cant wait to see tiny little nebs come back :scream:

03 March 2006, 03:55 PM
Nice update! Go ahead and paint more trees, i would say!

So what is the plan to getting the characters in? It would be interesting to see the characters getting ready to get into a boat or something, eh? I like this alot though, I really like he compo in this one!:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 04:34 PM
Lovely sky and water!

but the water and the foreground trees seem very much apart. perhaps more light on the foreground ? or is it in preparation for the characters?

03 March 2006, 11:10 PM
Yaay, update :D
I see this is coming along nicely :D

03 March 2006, 02:37 AM
The warm colour of your pic brighten up my day :D

Beats the view outside hands down (will winter ever end in Europe?)

03 March 2006, 05:12 AM
nice update, linda,

03 March 2006, 10:39 AM
really good last update! oO

can't wait to see the final :)

03 March 2006, 07:27 PM
Very nice update Linda. With this composition, i'm not sure if you need more trees, cause i think it works well at the moment. Maybe a few exotic plant likes might give it more. If you want to add more trees, then you might want to make it a horizontal comp or a bit of panoramic. Then that would be more appropriate to show more of the environment.

other than that, the colours looks great :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
cheers and be back

03 March 2006, 04:43 PM
just love your style.. you have got alot better me thinks... keep it up

03 March 2006, 05:03 AM
wow, the background is amazing by itself! I can't wait to see what you do next! :D

03 March 2006, 12:43 AM
Nice work!:bounce:

05 May 2006, 06:29 PM (

here i am back from the dead finally... i hope ill finish this on time..i had a lot to do recently so i didnt really work on this much...well i made a small update today and ill be doing more. thank you all for your kind support! cheers^^

05 May 2006, 08:51 AM
Wow, nice color, nice depth and your perspective is working well. Keep it up. Can't wait to see the characters.

05 May 2006, 09:04 AM
Love the evening light,


05 May 2006, 06:39 PM
Looks great! you'r colors are fantastic, and you have a nice contrast going. Keep it up! :)

05 May 2006, 04:45 AM
Hi Linda,

Hope i'm not too late for a drop in. Good to see you back :D Very nice mood and the setting is great. Cant wait to see the characters.


05 May 2006, 05:46 AM
Hey there, Linda! Its been a long time!

You better hurry up! One more week to gooooooooooooo... Lighting and colour is nice and vibrant! Cool sunset! Waiting for the dragonfly and its rider! One more week to goooooooo... :D

All the best to you!

05 May 2006, 10:47 AM
I like the warm colors and the contrast of your image. So characters are comming soon?

Good luck in upcoming final week.


05 May 2006, 09:13 PM
it is sad that you haven't completed the image!:sad:

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