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03 March 2006, 04:16 AM
Chris Haines is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

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03 March 2006, 01:09 PM
hey chris hows it going. Lets see some concepts soon! Im subscribing to your thread too.

anyways ill talk to you on msn sometime if were ever on at the same time again lol.

03 March 2006, 07:58 AM (

This is the first concept i have in mind. Essentially some woman looking from a mountain top above a city in ruins, with a glimmering futuristic city in the background, eventually the figure's destination. I am thinking of removing the mountains

03 March 2006, 02:02 AM
certainly looks like a long journey ahead !! nice color palette... Good start. :thumbsup: Keep the good work going on.... :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 12:18 PM (

I think ive decided on this concept, its basicly the same idea but ive changed around the composition. im going to begin to model a low res scene, to make sure there are no perspective or lighting errors, then paint over it.

03 March 2006, 12:06 AM
Your newest concept is definitely your strongest, and it's one of the most ambitious entries; It should take a lot of effort to paint. If you can do this, which I'm sure you can, it'll def be one of the most strongest pieces. Lookin forward to c how this develops.

03 March 2006, 07:10 PM

03 March 2006, 03:35 AM
hey chris. I thought i subscribed to your thread but i guess it didn tgo through. Great concept that would looks so amazing. Hope to see more!

03 March 2006, 06:56 AM
mmm the theme isnīt yet well defined so it appears only as a static landscape you need a history to tell

good luck and keep up:bounce:

03 March 2006, 01:52 PM (

This is my so called "line art", the base rendering that i will begin to constuct my scene with. i purposely made the buildings fairly simple to speed up the process, and to make sure i didnt cheat too much by making everything 3d before id even started. i am in the 2d challenge section after all.

03 March 2006, 06:04 AM (

My first post of the colouring stage. im not sure if im happy with the lighting, i might change it to look more like a foreboding, epic journy, and less like a sunny day. i have used photos in a matte painting-like composition, im not sure if this is allowed but there was no accurate way i could paint those cliffs. still a LOT of buildings to paint, more landscape to paint etc. comments and crits are most welcome

03 March 2006, 06:43 AM
nice going man

03 March 2006, 09:13 AM
Very interesting to see your WIP and its certainly an imposing image. I'd like to know more about the back story and characters....

03 March 2006, 05:29 PM
chris well that can i say it looks horrible... lol jk... seriously this is kicking ass great job keep workin on it,,, im pretty pissed i got a new job and ive had to wrk everysingle day this week so ive had no time.

04 April 2006, 12:02 PM (

hey again, its been a while since my last update. i got flooded with a lot of assignments for my graphics course so i sort of lost interest in this image for a while, but im back on the job and im finding time to work on it most days. i changed the sky which completely changed the atmosphere of the picture, i think it looks a lot more epic now. ive been staring at it far too long already and i dont even think im past the halfway point, so some crits and advice would be very helpful, thanks.

ps. sorry for the low quality image, i'll post some detail shots soon

04 April 2006, 02:10 PM
I like it so far, but the river looks a little strange in places, as if the perspective is not in-keeping with the rest of the scene. This is mainly noticeable at the large bend in the river. It may just be the way I'm seeing it, but I think a more subtle bend would make it look more accurate.

04 April 2006, 04:20 AM
Love this image dude, is this a matte? U may have to take another look at that river, it is not matching up with the perspective well especiall 3 quarters of the way up the comp at the bend. U may want to curve the river as well in the foreground or make it a lake. But, it is looking really nice though!;)

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