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04 April 2006, 06:43 AM
Walter is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Image: Storming the castle (

04 April 2006, 07:00 AM
This is my first challenge so wish me luck.

04 April 2006, 08:05 AM (

This is my concept. A young boy weilds a wooden shield and sword as he stands at the entrance to a giant castle. The only light in the castle comes from a room in the tallest tower.

04 April 2006, 09:24 AM
Very nice concept, this should look very nice.
Welcome to the challenge as well :wavey:

04 April 2006, 12:29 PM
nice concept, perhaps the light situation might turn out a bit difficult, but you'll make it, i'm sure!;) good luck to you

04 April 2006, 01:13 PM
You enter late the contest, I wish you good luck for the continuation with your young boy.

04 April 2006, 03:52 PM
Interesting idea, but I would change the angle of the view so the viewer can see the expression/reaction of the character and the grand castle.

04 April 2006, 03:56 PM (

Isnt he cute?

04 April 2006, 04:25 PM
awww.... yeah he's really cute. seeing this i would agree with bkeiser3d, you better not hide his face from the viewer.. perhaps you put the cam behind the castle, so we see the lil guy from the tower or something, this way you might catch both the monstrous castle and the heros expression.. anyway, keep it up!;)

04 April 2006, 04:28 PM
Thanks for the advice guys.

04 April 2006, 06:40 PM (

he's even cuter in 3D

04 April 2006, 03:06 PM (

The hero's viking helmet

04 April 2006, 03:10 PM (

His shirt.

04 April 2006, 10:13 PM (

Here he is in all his mini viking glory.

04 April 2006, 10:19 PM (

this is his final pose.

04 April 2006, 04:19 AM (

The biggining of the castle.

04 April 2006, 04:27 AM (

Creepy isn't it?

04 April 2006, 06:02 AM (

This is the first tree I ever made that I actually liked

04 April 2006, 04:44 PM (

lookin good so far.

04 April 2006, 04:48 PM (

I was going for dark and creepy

04 April 2006, 05:41 PM (

small render to see how it looks

04 April 2006, 04:58 AM
I do realise that I cant hold a candle to some of the other artists in this contest but I'd apreciate any feedback you could give me. Tell me I suck. Tell me how I can improve. Tell me something. Please.

04 April 2006, 07:58 AM (

I updated and enhanced the castle. It looks a lot better now.

04 April 2006, 05:58 AM (

I hope you all like it.

04 April 2006, 04:25 AM (

Its comming all together now.

04 April 2006, 04:32 AM
Hey Walter, very nice perspective, cute little guy too. Like the grass you have here rather than the stone walkway... Look forward to seeing more, good luck!

04 April 2006, 03:05 AM (

Made a path and some dead trees.

04 April 2006, 07:27 PM (

The beginings of a dragon that i will add to the scene

04 April 2006, 07:35 PM
looks exactly like my idea of a dragon :)

your image is looking very good Walter (and creepy), I like a lot your perspective, don't worry about the lack of replies...

04 April 2006, 07:41 PM
Hello Walter.

Perhaps you need to work more on your textures. You must keep in mind that your final entry should be at print resolution (no less than 300 dpi). Double-check the challenge's guidelines ( As it stands now, your textures seem very low-res. Also, try creating various maps for diffuse, bump, specular, reflection, etc.

Here's a link that should help you out:

Good luck. :)

05 May 2006, 04:19 AM (

The dragon.

05 May 2006, 07:46 PM (

Our young Viking in training prepares himself to storm the castle. Though the task is daunting he resolves to fight his way through the castle and rescue the maiden at the topmost tower.

Unfortunatley my machine is not powerfull enough to render it out at full resolution.

05 May 2006, 04:35 AM
On a personal note. I am extremely impressed by the caliber of talent in this contest. All of you have inspired me to take my art higher.

05 May 2006, 11:59 PM
Good Stuff!:applause:

05 May 2006, 01:41 AM
Nice dummy. And good texture on castle. ALl the best.

05 May 2006, 01:52 AM
Nice dummy. And good texture on castle. ALl the best.

Thanks. I really apreciate it.

05 May 2006, 02:32 AM
Hey Walter! Great job finishing! Your character modeling and posing is really terrific! Glad to have seen this through to completion -- hope to see more of your work in future challenges! Cheers!

05 May 2006, 02:33 AM
Thanks. For a while there I was really on the fence about finishing.

06 June 2006, 06:12 AM
:applause: Great job everybody.

06 June 2006, 03:22 AM
silly time:bounce:

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