View Full Version : "Love before AD" and "Tornado" thunderdome WIP

04 April 2006, 09:42 AM
cross posted from CA:

i'm not sure if they will refund my money that i paid but apparently the top 10 winners of the thunderdome for the girls at will get tuition paid at the Massive Black art workshop this summer. Here are my ideas...I think I will do the "Tornado" one but please help with ideas!

topic: illustrate a song of your choice.

my ideas are based on two songs (sorry for bad translations!!! from chinese to english):

Love before AD (TOP LEFT IMAGE, basically a guy watching a girl touching a black stone carving in a crowd of people, and the reflection is of himself touching her back):

The ancient King of Babylon passed the Hammurabi code of laws
It was carved on black diorite 3700 years ago
You stand before the display, looking intently at the carvings
I stand aside, quietly admiring your face, which I deeply adore
Offerings, alter, war, bow & arrow, whose past do they belong to?
I love how you belong only to me in the midst of this crowd
We pass the Sumerian Goddess
And I wish in the name of the Goddess
My missing goes on like the Tigris River
When what is left of the Ancient Civilization is but an illegible language
The myth becomes a never-ending poem
My love for you has been written before this Century
And it has been buried in the flatlands of Mesopotamia
Uncovered after many centuries
We find the wordings to be still clear & intelligible
My love for you has been written before this century
And it has been buried in the flatlands of Mesopotamia
The promise of forever carved in cuneiform
The promise that has been eroded for thousands of years, will be re-enacted now
I feel exhausted, I am far away from home
I am afraid that I will never be by your side again
Love Before the Century
Love Before the Century

Tornado (a girl is caught in a whirlwind/tornado, her feet are in a whirlpool and a "ghost" of her love is being torn from her):

Love is like a gust of wind; it blows, and then goes away
This kind of rhythm would leave anyone helpless
Without you, my soul goes out of control
The black clouds have descended, they pull me away
Quietly, stealthily, silently leaving
Teetering on the brink of danger
My world is already in a violent storm
ooh~~ Love comes too quickly just like a tornado
Can't escape the whirlwind, can't escape in time
I cannot think again, I cannot think again
I cannot, I cannot, I cannot
Love passes too quickly, just like a tornado
I cannot bear it, I already have no place to hide
I don't want to think anymore, I don't want to think anymore
I don't, I don't, I don't want to think of you anymore
Unconsciously, you have already left me
Unconsciously, I have followed this rhythm
After becoming aware, another autumn has passed
After becoming aware, I should live a good life
Unconsciously, you have already left me
although the "ghost" more like:

04 April 2006, 06:17 AM
uh, just some more idea for "tornado"

her feet are dangling in a whirlpool with waves splashing all around her...may add sharp rocks or something. i'm not too sure about the rest of the idea....her love is being taken from her... either way, the figures will follow the form of a tornado.

04 April 2006, 03:06 AM
i like the idea, its quite clever. however, i wonder if maybe what you have so far is compositionally weak. its very flat, no dynamic mood, despite the obvious action. i really like your idea though, im looking forward to see where you take this!

04 April 2006, 03:08 AM
I ahev absolutely no idea what you're talking about but a distinct notion it'll be cool. Keep going :thumbsup:.

05 May 2006, 04:26 AM
i got really pissed off cuz like the sketch didn't take me long at all, and i started painting for like 5 minutes today for fun and I got almost started to look sort of good. took bad i didn't have time for the actual challenge.

i know there are some anatomy problems still...i'm not very good at anatomy so if anyone wants to point them go right ahead.


how dark the real colors will be:

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