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03 March 2006, 05:26 PM
Satya Priandita is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Image: Treasure Seekers (

03 March 2006, 12:33 PM (

Hi, this is my first time challenge, O boy, I'm soo late, had to finish up work, couldn't come up with a decent idea (due to the crazy talents of the other contestants),until now. This isn't quite a concept sketch, more like an idea...
well it's a composition actually, I decided to start with the composition (I always having trouble with comps), so I don't spend too much time designing costumes and characters.

Okay, the idea is some juvenile islanders decided to start a treasure hunt. A journey initiated by a bleek treasure map ~curiousity and an adventurer's heart is more likely...

I'll fill-in the background story when it's done, so wish me luck. Critics and suggestions are welcome!

wish you all luck too!

03 March 2006, 12:43 PM (

here's some sketches update

03 March 2006, 12:46 PM
welcome to the challange! nice work, i like the concept so far. keep it up!

03 March 2006, 12:50 PM (

here's some sketches update

03 March 2006, 12:52 PM
I liked!... good idea.. and nice concepts!

nice challenge for you!

04 April 2006, 03:04 PM (


Lone Wolf
04 April 2006, 12:59 AM
Hi, nice concept, can't wait to see the end results... the guy on the lower right has a strange mimic, though. Is he exciting or scared or weeping ?
The whole sketch is wonderful, Best luck Man !

04 April 2006, 02:06 AM
Good characters, it is similar on " Jungle book ". It would be desirable to look color

04 April 2006, 03:16 AM
excellent illustrations it will be fun to colour that, goodluck.

04 April 2006, 05:19 PM (

I've made a grayscale shading, of the first character.
To lonewolf, the kid in the corner is looking optimistic, he's trying to look away in a distant trying to match the island formation with the map, but the gleaming sea under the dawn sky is pretty blinding, so he's trying really hard to see what's goin on, that's why he's sqiunting a bit, and frilled his eyebrow, but he still carries that optimistic spirit that's why he's smiling with his lips folded inward like he's having an enlighting plan in his mind. It is a tricky expression, I'll try to make the expression clearer in the coloring.

thanks for the tip

04 April 2006, 08:36 PM
That is a clever technique... I was sure it was 3D - but then I looked at some of your older posts and saw your WIP for another picture... cool! :cool:

04 April 2006, 08:42 PM
this is not 3d? wow, crazy technique and 100% 3d render style.

keep it up :)

04 April 2006, 06:55 AM
hey satya,

are you sure you joined 2D? the latest pic you posted looks 3D but if its 2D then you are an amazing artist. i am impressed. are you using photoshop, painter? thanks for your ideas about adding pony tail to the robot, i will consider that and do some testing and see if looks nicer. i will post it later. good luck to you again.

04 April 2006, 10:00 PM
Wow. That is looks COMPLETELY rendered! Incredibly precise style, man.

I love the theme too! Can't wait to see how this one turns out.

04 April 2006, 04:34 AM
ho ho i youre a talented artist man!. i knew it the first time i found you...good luck and carry on my friend

04 April 2006, 06:33 PM
Thanks guys, those replies are pretty encouraging. I should've post a more step by step WIP, maybe for the next character, I can assure you that this picture will be 100% done in Photoshop CS.

Sorry, but I haven't had the time to post in another update this time, got some little work goin on, hey even an artist got to eat, right?

For the pineman, I'm glad I could help, I'll be keepin an eye for your updates too!

thanks again everybody!

04 April 2006, 07:24 AM (

I should have posted this one previously, good thing I have the backup. I use bevel and emboss as primitive shading.

04 April 2006, 07:34 AM (

Ok I did the face detail (for now), so enough with this character, don't want to spend too much time dwelling on the same place

04 April 2006, 07:51 AM
COOLRIO!? sori maan ga engeh, biasanya 'terminus adquiem'. Apa kabar man? Gak Ikutan challange? gimana animasi korea udah kelar blom? heheh

sukses yaa man!

04 April 2006, 10:42 AM
Thanks for your post Sky. I'm still flabbergasted by looks so incredibly 3D!

The eyes are lookin' excellent! Nice work. :buttrock:

04 April 2006, 07:11 AM
cool stuff here; very unique. i really like your concept sketches but am blown away by your 2d lookin' 3d technique -i so would have bet that they were 3D.your piece has a very optomistic feel to it. looking forward to seeing more...

04 April 2006, 07:04 PM
Thanks Satya Priandita Jakarta! Yeah skyisnotthelimit 4 EsThEtics JUnkiE Like You Indeed! I've take a fantastic Journey to your Work, ...haha we both Crazy Indonesian Love a story about adventure! Insane Detail Comerad!!!is that 3D? Hahaha how did you do that?.. nice architecture! im an Interior Designer too
Yeah I use Bevel little bit for my blades and keep lighiting orientations... not entirely cus its real hard (soon youll see why.. and about your methods..if Im not daze, Is it not 'too clean' for 'nasty decals effect paradise' CG Talk?) thanks btw! Wow an advice from The Jedi Master of Bevel tehniques him self hehehe Thanks I'm not worthy...
again..perhaps little more awesome more Ethnic look on the boy clothes? cuz its more magical, and give Room for small creatures sidekicks..Ok? Just for me i like More when you make a Dramatic & Theatrical Background (5W+1H) Love Your Cameratake from a Extreme Angles ... Keep Rockin'Rule, good luck I Really2 Wish you WIN Bro! LET'S Qonquer Earth!!!

04 April 2006, 10:59 AM
Hi guys, thanks for the replies,

Hey dzygn, I'm not an interior designer or an architect, but if you think it's a good architecture, well thank you very much. I'm just an artist. Couldnt' quite understand about 'nasty decals effect paradise', maybe you mean the depth effects? Depth effects is a matter of contrasity, color selections, an maybe abit of blurriness. Those effects is a simple task for Photoshop, especially when you're working with layers. I lost count of how many layers I made, that's why I work in 'object oriented' manor, almost each object is a single file, another reason is for my computer to cope up with all those layers.

The small creature seems to be a good idea, hmm...

About the ethnic look, actually that was the plan from the beginning, but I figured I'm going to put ornaments, accessories, tattoos etc later when time seems to be more on my side, you see I have other work that's getting in the way of this journey heh heh heh.

Sorry no updates today. Actually, I did some progress, but I'm not at home right now so..

good luck to you all

04 April 2006, 11:04 AM
There's nothing in my portfolio right? I was just checking out the feature, but I didnt post any portfolio yet. heh heh


04 April 2006, 01:24 PM
Hi Satya,

Renderingnya bener2 kerenn!!

I cant wait to see the next stage!! :thumbsup:

05 May 2006, 11:45 AM (

updates! well this is an old one, but I guess I'll just post it. It's the primitive stage of the fat dude

05 May 2006, 11:47 AM (

updates! 1st character color...

05 May 2006, 11:49 AM (

Fat dude in color. oBoy, I hope can make the deadline..

05 May 2006, 12:44 PM
I like your colors. Nice choice and incredible details. So good luck to finish.

05 May 2006, 03:10 PM
wow. you have an amazing style. looks totally 3d. I like the concept too and the charcters are great. Good luck!

05 May 2006, 04:57 PM
Hi I wanted to say that I like your style and drawing technique, it's really interesting and beautifull, your characters has souls indeed, good luck I'm sure you'll make it in time

05 May 2006, 05:23 AM
This looks FANTASTIC!
One of the best uses of adjustment layers that I have ever seen.

Well it is never too late to learn some more.

You have managed to render the image amazingly. Looks better than some 3D renders!
I also loved the idea of your "depth" greyscale for the whole of the image.
Would you mind I try out your methods on a futur project? :blush:

I would really love to see how you finish the whole thing. IT isall looking very promising!

Best of luck... though it seems you don't need it much :sad:


05 May 2006, 02:14 AM
Damn it Sat, Speechless, can't say a word, Satya Rules Baby!!!
Good luck with the journey, me vote for you....

05 May 2006, 06:20 AM
cool pic but looks like ur posted in the wrong thread bro are you sure ur in 2-d??
ur post is 3-d image so its unfair to us if your going to post it here at :
CGChallenge XIX - The Journey Begins (2D) ( hehehe better switch mode to 2-d : hooray for

05 May 2006, 07:22 AM
That's an amazing character design.

05 May 2006, 04:39 AM (

Wow soo many replies! thanks guys, I'll try my best to finish this baby in time.
I see a non-believer? Thanks, that just means I did a good job. I assure you I'm not cheating, I'm not that stupid. I highly respect this forum and all the people in this society. My technique isn't exactly common, and it's not what you called 'efficient', but all is for the sake of being different, and for the sake estheticism..

Hooray to arts and artists!

05 May 2006, 05:02 AM (

Okay it's the last human character, hopefully it'll be a smooth ride to the finish line, more like 'dead line' I guess

For those who doubt my honesty you can check out some more of my work at

It's an arcade cardgame, I was in charge in making and supervising the illustration of those cards. I worked on those cards with two other of my colleagues, so only some of it are mine. Hey one of my colleague is a member here, nicked name "Lonewolf".
How are you old man?

05 May 2006, 07:09 AM
That is by far the most unusual approach to shading I've seen in a long time! You also transport a lot of emotions in your characters. Together with this astonishing rendering technique this is likely to be a very nice entry to the contest. Keep up the good work!

05 May 2006, 07:59 AM
incredible coloring. THe boy is words.

05 May 2006, 10:07 PM
Astounding! No other words. You're making a great illustration and you use an amazing technique! Great! Good luck!

Lone Wolf
05 May 2006, 04:17 AM
Hi pal, very nice touch... though I'm supposed to familiar with your techniques, but I'm still impressed.
I can assure you my fellow artists, that's a genuine original 2D art, using only Photoshop. He's a "specialist" with that new techniques, he's also my mentor and he surely develop so much.
Well, if you believe that Photoshop can make a painting resemblance, why is it so hard to believe that it also can create a 3D lookalikes ?
Way to go my friend, may the force be with you. Best luck to you all !!!
PS: I'm not that OLD!!

05 May 2006, 04:33 PM (

Huff huff, okay, I've never put this much effort on a single picture before. But not trying my best is not an option, apparently I have to live up to my nickname.

Almost there, next is the water... Guess, I'll need more experiments with filters.

To "BlackDidThis", it's an honor if you try one of my technique, but actually you don't need my permission to do that.

Hey Lone Wolf, how's the office doin?
Thanks for your support maan, it's too bad you didn't join this challenge, well you're not THAT old but you're not gettin any younger heh heh?!

Thanks guys for the flattery. I really dont know how to react to that, but it sure does kept me goin. Thank you very much 'guys' ( did any girl replied?.. )but I'm still up for suggestions.

05 May 2006, 12:28 AM
Oh My GooooD!!! Uapiik Tenan!!!haha The Best Masterpiece I've ever seen!!! This Chalenge Absolutely your Arena!!! I Just Have To WO (had Flu!do afraid) lets conquer this Forum.Let Us Sing Indonesia Raya haha!
about advice: The sky looks too strong and could be distracting, softened it with haze,, haha and dont forget Birds! ok?

05 May 2006, 06:11 AM
Whoah, what a nice idea for shading! it must have been quite tedious to do the embossing and beveling all over! But the result is well worth it! Thanks for showing us your technique! Good luck and all the best for your entry!

Your characters look great even on their own!

05 May 2006, 12:58 AM
Hey dzygn, why are you quitttin? That's too bad. Thanks for your suggestion, you're right the sky is too distracting, I'll fix it, I'll add some birds, and maybe that little creature you were talking about before, seems I can make it in time for that... hopefully. And don't get too excited for me, there are others with their own great work here, like jeromoo there...

Hi jeromoo, I've seen your work, it's kick ass. You're very talented.

Best of luck to all of the contestants, including me.

05 May 2006, 09:38 AM (

Final coloring!

05 May 2006, 10:05 AM
sorry I posted the final image in this post but it was a wrong one, I picked the wrong image.

05 May 2006, 11:11 AM (


'Sotong' (the boy holding a map) is a whiz kid. He is the only one in the island with a golden pair of eyes. He claimed he could see things others could not see. He is a very smart boy, sometimes quite manipulative, but he's actually kind at heart. He represents 'Spirit' and 'Knowledge'.

'Jerung' (the boy next to the boat) is the chief's only son, he is the most popular boy in the island. He was born an athlete, a dare devil. He's practically good at almost anything. He is even faster and stronger than some of the adults. He represents 'Strength' and 'Courage'.

'Dugong' (the boy with the bananas) is the town's clown. He makes people laugh with his naive charm, especially his little crybaby sister 'Camar'. He looks a bit older than any other boy his age, kids frequently make fun of him, although he's bigger than the other, he never gets angry to those mean kids. One day he found a weird red banana that never goes spoiled, since that time any kids that tried to pull a prank on him, the prank ends up on themselves. He represents 'Endurance' and 'Luck'. Camar represents 'Hope' and 'Prayer' of love ones.

All three of them are best friends ever since they're small. They played together everyday. One day Dugong found a scroll in a cave behind a waterfall while they are playing at the waterfall. Sotong takes a look at it and decided it's a map to 'The Great Treasure'! Well, He's the only one who can read those funny letters. They made a pact to find this treasure as soon as they have the chance.


Yesterday was Jerung's 15th birthday. In this island fifteen is considered the age of maturity. Jerung passed the initiation trial, he manage to reach the sacred peak and take a dip in the 'Water from Nowhere'. His Father granted him a boat for his accomplishment. The boat is branded with the family crest. Jerung is now considered to be a real 'Man'.

They're good to go, there is no changing their mind, boys will be boys.Jerung snuck his boat out a distant from the village, so it'll be a silent preparation. They snuck out when everybody were sleeping.

By the break of dawn they embark on a journey seeking what in their mind is 'The Great Treasure'.


This picture obviously depict the departure of some boys looking for a 'Great Treasure', but what they had not realized yet is the biggest treasure of all is right under their noses. The treasure will be discovered when the journey comes to a full circle. When they're back home and realize what they're missing on the journey, and THAT is 'Homeland' and 'Family'. You can say that the journey itself IS the 'Treasure', because without the journey, they will not realize this at all and keep on taking for granted of every little things of their home. And when they learned to treasure their home and family, that is when they truly become 'Men'.

Just for fun:
Sotong means cuttlefish, Jerung means shark, Dugong is type of whale-like mammal, Camar means seagull.

05 May 2006, 12:41 PM
excellent work. Impressive coloring on characters. My only crit would concern the bg. I'm not fond on purple night sky, rainbow... I fond it a little cliché. Anyway good luck for judging.

05 May 2006, 03:32 PM
There I must follow. The characters are impressing. The details are ...awsome. The composition succeeded to you also very much. Good luck!

05 May 2006, 03:57 PM
Great! Really a good illustration! Good job! Congrats and god luck!

05 May 2006, 12:33 PM
soooooooooo funny!

if i am not mistaken this is the only piece that actually shows you what happened after the journey. good concept !
good luck, cheers.

05 May 2006, 05:55 AM
I saw your post in ICG, which lead me here.. impressive shading of characters!! Good luck bro.. :thumbsup:

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