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Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 12:47 AM
Just to count me in...:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Good Luck to everyone!!!!


Tommy Lee

01 January 2003, 01:09 AM

cant wait to see your sick creation :D

01 January 2003, 01:24 AM
rock on TOmmy whooooo hooooo :buttrock:

01 January 2003, 01:55 AM
so what will you be making tommy, the undead uri-ducks from hell? :p
Good luck!

01 January 2003, 01:58 AM
Looking forward to another great peice of sick work Tommy!
Bring it on, we can take it! :D


Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 01:59 AM
LOL...slow down with ya comments. Wait till I show my first wip...hehe:bounce:

Thanks anyway:beer:

Tommy Lee

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 03:20 AM
So Dudes and Dudettes!

Here is my first Concept:

It is a CranŽyok.
This species is sized from about 10 centimeters up to 6 meters in lenght and hang from trees in dark woods where they are looking for little creatures to eat.
They are very shy creatures, but also dangerous when afraid. There tentacles are filled with some sort of nerve-poison, that even elfmagic couldnŽt heal.
Mostly they move from tree to tree with help of their tales, swingin like an ape but CranŽyoks are also very fast on the ground using their strong Arms and tentacles...
Some people say that they are semi-intelligent, but this was never improved.
So, whatch out for the CranŽyoks!!!

01 January 2003, 03:23 AM

01 January 2003, 03:43 AM
i have to agree with the "oh my god" part,
Tommy, why do you waste your talent on tatoos when you make comicstyled things like this?

Well not saying that tatooing is a waste... but damn!

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 03:52 AM
Thanks Alevice:)

@Alice:Thanks,.. and I hope i could bring it to the industry. I love drawing,.. but here in Austria I look to strange to get some good Job! IŽll never give up tattooing because I love it. But my dream is to work as conceptartist or something.

May my dreams come true:sad:


Tommy Lee

01 January 2003, 04:00 AM
:surprised :bowdown:

01 January 2003, 04:33 AM
:eek: :bowdown:

01 January 2003, 04:59 AM
OOooooooOOooh wow!!!!! :bowdown: :bowdown:

01 January 2003, 07:51 AM
Exquisite drawing, its very dinamic and full of movement, and the design and background is great. It would be lovely to see in ROTK a bunch of these eating the face of Arwen. Ohhhh yeah. :thumbsup:

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 01:23 PM
Thanks,thanks,thanks dudes and dudettes!!!!:beer: :beer: :beer:

@Pancy: a big LOL!!!!!:D

update coming soon...

01 January 2003, 03:31 PM
Nice one there Tommy :)

About that 'looking to weird for a job-part', come to holland :P no1 looks to weird for a job here :D :beer:

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 04:20 PM
Hehe ReinS... I know that.:beer: Thanks for ya comment....

Here is the next step: finished rough on to the fine-shading-braincracking-shading-thingy...LOL!!!!:D

01 January 2003, 05:39 PM
looking good as always Tommy :applause:
You're the only guy I like for giving me nightmares :)

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 06:29 PM
Thanks Styggy!:beer: :beer: :beer:

01 January 2003, 06:44 PM
looking very deadly! :thumbsup:

no thumb on it's left hand?

01 January 2003, 06:49 PM
Me likes!!!
It seems more an aquatic creature than a tree-dweller but it looks like something I definitely wouod rather not encounter.

Looking forward to more!


01 January 2003, 07:00 PM
Don't know why it reminds me Ripley;)

Deadly great job, Tommy...

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 07:32 PM
Thanks guys!

Thumb is coming up too...hehe...thx Slacker!:beer:

Another little update...

01 January 2003, 08:07 PM
:eek: U ARE .....GOOOOOOOSH.......U are amazing.....!!!! :eek: .........ROK ON!!!

01 January 2003, 09:17 PM
That looks quite good, Tommy!
Although I have to admit, I don't really see that creature living in Tolkien's Middle Earth, it's a little bit too 'alien-esque' for that. ;)

01 January 2003, 09:36 PM
Cool, Tommy, real cool. You do know you got a month on this right?! lol.


Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 10:45 PM
@Culann: Thanks man! But this is my style and I donŽt wanna copy tolkien or something outa the concepts of the movie. But btw... whats about the creature in LOTR part 1, that lives in the waters near the doors of Moria???:hmm:

@Gamoron: I know, I know... but maybe IŽll do a second one too...hehe. Thanks buddy!!!!

Btw,.. here is the next update: Finished fineshading,.. next steps:
Highlights and color.

01 January 2003, 12:28 AM
Goddamn Tommy! You ever do any sucky work? Nice to see you gettin' your arse in gear again :thumbsup:

regards, Paul

Corn Dog
01 January 2003, 12:38 AM

I'ld say he looks like he lives along a rocky river side. Uses tail and hands and tenticales to slither up and down the rocky bank to feed on various animals (coming to drink) and fish in the river.

Scary all the same though.

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 01:09 AM
Thanks Obudtaig and corndog!!!:D

Next update.. finished the rough coloring... next step:
DETAILWORK...aaaaaargh:insane: ...hehe!

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 02:57 AM
Nextone: Finecolored... next step: finetuning!

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 02:59 AM
And a closeup...

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 03:51 AM
Last update for today...started finetuning. Here is a closeup in nearly original size, what iŽve got so far....

Sweeeeeeet Dreams:twisted:

Mangled Poly
01 January 2003, 04:44 AM
tommy i love your work.. plain and simple, but you know this!

01 January 2003, 08:19 AM
creeeepy!!!:argh: :xtreme: ....the only crit. is i think you need to rough up his teeth a tad...cos right now he looks like he has some decent dental hygiene.

01 January 2003, 11:25 AM
Slow down there chief ...

I'd hate to think you do everything this quickly. You'd be running on 2 hours sleep, have bad indigestion from your last meal and the ladies would all be dissappointed. :D

The pic looks fookin' awesome as usual! Can't wait to see what you do for a background.

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 04:01 PM
@scello: look at nature. Lions, cougars, bears and so on have blankwhith teeth. So why my CranŽyok shouldnŽt..hehe. IŽll think about it and thanks for the comment.

@Kirt:LOL!!!!! Thanks buddy... ya know me!:D

Here is the next update btw... finetuning is nearly finished:

01 January 2003, 04:04 PM
Damn! You have TIME! (me jealous)
Looking very juicy!

01 January 2003, 04:10 PM
Sheesh Tommy! I mean , sheesh. I've barely started. Looking awesome man, hopefully the bg will slow you down. I'd have to say I kinda agree about the teeth. maybe a darker yellow up by the gums, to be like tartar or something like that. Looking awesome. I'm starting to think you might be influenced by Giger. Is this true? You got that mastic or whatever its called look down dude!

01 January 2003, 05:00 PM
I finally got it figured out ...

Tommy has been giving out 3 thumbs up to several people in the 2D forum (:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ). So, I've deduced that he has had another arm sugically attached (or it's a birth mutation). Makes sense to me - right?

01 January 2003, 05:42 PM
Great job ! And you're working faaaast ! Keep it up, it's completely awesome! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :applause:

01 January 2003, 07:06 PM
Good stuff Tommy. At this pace youll be able to do 2 or 3

Kirt- I have had several discussions with people about how the artist in Europe and Asia seem to have no day night cycle. They're always working!!!

01 January 2003, 08:47 PM
Yeah cleptocat, we don't have night cycle lol!

Hey buddy, impressive work again Tommy Lee! Looks good so far!
Keep goin' on it, really cool design! :thumbsup:

A background "by night" maybe (for more mood...and nightmares) ? ;)

(ps: That's a really cool challenge btw...I got too much work to I may not go on it ... :cry: ...too bad that Jeroentje isn't here too I wish he will join the fun soon... anyways, keep going dudes!)


Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 08:54 PM
@doermunk: Must sleep...damn coffein...DOH!!:eek:
Thanks for the comment!!!:D

@Gamoron: Yeah ya both right, bout the thees.. will add some more ugly yellow!!!! And I am not influenced by giger. I like some of his works, but thats it. thanks dude:beer:

@Kirt: Damn man...who tells ya!!!:annoyed: hehe..cheeeeeeeerz:beer:

@Baal:To fast for some in here..hehe...anyway. Thanks!

@cleptocat: I mostly work at night. Thats the the time I am most inspired. And I dont think IŽll make 3,.. but maybe 2:D :D

Thank ya all

Tommy Lee

01 January 2003, 09:05 PM
There is something wrong with it.
Last night it came in to my dream. Yes, it was hitchhiking when i went to work and coz it looked so lonely and friedly i picked it up.
It told me it war coming from octoberfest but overslept it's stop so it's hitchiking to home coz it don't have any money. I gave it few euros and dropped it off to gasstation nearby my work. It was very polite all the time and i hope it used those few euros to coffee an sandwich, not boose.

Anyway great work Tommy dude

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 09:06 PM
Hey Arty! Ya posted while I was postin.
Thanks buddy... I am not sure if IŽll took day or night. But I think day... because I think it looks more disturbin in an enchanted forest. WeŽll see!!!:D
Laterz and may ya find the time to join. I hope it for Jeroen too!!!

@Poju: Really..LOL.. now thats a twisted dream..hehe!!!!:beer:

Laterz all

01 January 2003, 09:10 PM
a clear and deep workflow one ofthe best ever

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 09:16 PM
:blush: :blush: :blush:

Thanks Carlocki,.. ComonŽlets go to Holland and marry me:love:

Btw: Where is your entry????


01 January 2003, 09:24 PM
hmm is not Las Vegas faster?

soon soon a good 2d entry (this time no repent)

now i start going with a friend having two big red double malt Beers somewehre in town.
Coming back hope to find the pencil on table

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 10:11 PM
Hehe Carlocki!!

So,.. every killa needs a victim, right? No! He needs two!!!!:twisted:
Here we go with the concept for the victims.. have no name for them right now..anyway:

Mangled Poly
01 January 2003, 11:11 PM
Tommy man if i ever get a tatoo im flying out to see you i swear it.. as far as this challange very nice! as always, but whers the "DAGRON?!?!?!" (spelt like that) :buttrock:

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 11:58 PM
Thanks Poly!:beer:

Its called CranŽyok. I show just the victim that people can see how it progresses...

Here is an update of the victim:

01 January 2003, 12:08 AM
Gawd Tommy, you're just insane dude!!!! now words man NONE!! :buttrock:

01 January 2003, 12:37 AM
Tommy finally draws something cute just so his monster can eat it LOL :applause:

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 12:43 AM
LOL Styggy!! YaŽre absolutly right..hehe!!!

Thanks man:beer:

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 02:05 AM
Another update... Started to color the victim.

01 January 2003, 03:26 AM
now I have three 2d artists here in this forum that always have my thumbs upping to them.

You work and skills are astonishing

I have never participate in a challenge

maybe it's time for it
(maybe because Loganarts said I'll be a dead guy if I do not enter, hehe)

Tommy Lee

You got my thumb up to you

Only one.. the other is drawing, sorry

01 January 2003, 03:47 AM
absolutely great Tommy. It really gives a since of how large this beast is now. F*k'n terific. :thumbsup:

01 January 2003, 06:04 AM
Oh no! It's going to eat the baby furball too?:eek:
Awesome job, Tommy Lee!
I wish I were 1/10 as good as you are at coloring:love:

01 January 2003, 09:57 AM
Tommy Lee you are the best (beast)!!!!:airguitar

01 January 2003, 10:37 AM
Tommy Lee

Your work rocks, excellent stuff, this is one sinister scary mother.


01 January 2003, 01:40 PM
Awesome. But I'm confused, I thoought that your creature was small? Did you chnage this or am I just Stupid.:scream:

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 05:52 PM
Thank ya all for the kind comments:beer:

@wildsheepchase: Shut up buddy... Ya have an excellent style.:thumbsup:

@ivanimal: I donŽt think so(about the BEST!)..but thanks dude:D

@Gamoron:It is not so large..wait for the background;)

Cheerz dudes and dudettes

Tommy Lee

01 January 2003, 08:24 PM
Tommy, your creations are so good, this one in particular, I find it hard to believe that you don't use some sort of arcane magick to conjure beings from some sort of alternate plane of existance and trap them in a still image. This one is simply wonderful. I can't wait to see the finished product. :beer:

Mangled Poly
01 January 2003, 04:23 AM
Constant V's DAMMNIT TOMMY! Constant V's on that monster... here let me improve it for you *pulls out the lighter* :wip:

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 09:26 AM
@Fleedawg: Maybe it is like ya said:twisted:...hehe...WOW, thanks for ya kind comment.

@Poly: Ah.. thanks dude... but what is constan V...My english is to bad think. Please explain:blush:

I canŽt believe that I reach so much people with my work,... Thank ya all so much:bowdown:

Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeerz:beer: :beer: :beer:


01 January 2003, 09:34 AM
You are, you are ....

Mangled Poly
01 January 2003, 12:04 PM
Tommy sorry it was a joke from the link i sent you the other day..... Oh well, also i hope you arnt going to keep the scene like that i loved the victims feet, and now well, there NO LONGER SEEN!.. lol anyways looking ototally awesome tommy

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 12:16 PM
Oh..Now I got it!!!LOL:D

The last pic is just a closeup to see the beginning coloring of the victim.

01 January 2003, 04:07 PM

Dzjeezus Tommy! This is one of the best things I've seen from you!
I wish I could find the time to join the fun, lucky enough we have some more time this challenge, so just maybe... :)

Cheers, Jeroen
(btw, give the "victim" some orange hair, to set it off against the monster, that will bring some depth in it ;) )

01 January 2003, 04:59 PM
If i get a copy of this pic in a deasent resulution when you are finished with it, i promise you i will hang it over my bed :D

01 January 2003, 05:59 PM
:surprised wouldn't that image keep you awake whole night Alice?

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 07:53 PM
@Jeroen: Thanks buddy. And I thought about the hairthingies too, but I didnŽt come to a cool color. Maybe I was very tired.
And I also think, this will be my masterpiece since I lost 80% of my work 2 years ago.
Thanks for ya comment and the Hairtip:beer:
Btw... We will see us in Copenhagen. I am coming for sure!!!!!
Hope to see some of ya all.

@Alice: Ya will get a print. What a compliment!!!! About the resolution... Now its about 3000 pixels high and 3500 pixels wide with a resolution of 300 dpi. Thats enough...huh?
Thanks Alice:wavey:

@CGFreak: First thanks for ya comment. About the tablet: I work with a Wacom Graphire 1 (Intuos 1) with A6 workspace. I love to work small like that. If ya buy one, get ya the Intuos 1 or 2. The Intuos 2 is more precise. Just buy a tablet from WACOM. They have the best support and work perfect with nearly every Graphic Application.
Hope this helps a bit. Laterz dude!!!:beer:

Thanks again and till the next update...

Tommy Lee

01 January 2003, 08:20 PM
Holy crap this soooooo cool, Tommy Lee :applause: :applause:

That's such an awesome pic!!!! :bowdown: :bowdown:

01 January 2003, 08:54 PM
Originally posted by Tommy Lee
@Jeroen: (...) Btw... We will see us in Copenhagen. I am coming for sure!!!!!(...)

Sure, I'll probably recognize you from across the whole festival: you're the guy with the tattoo on his face, the knife in his hand and the blood on his shirt, that's walking in a sphere of silence because of all the people staying at a distance.

I'll be that guy wondering what the hell he is doing, being a 2D guy in a room full of poly-people (Ah! Looking for Tommy Lee and the nearest bar ofcourse. Although I have this silly idea I can find both at the same place ;) )...

Cheers, Jeroen

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 10:08 PM
@Jeroen: LOL!!!...WeŽll see us there:twisted:

@CGFreak:Ya welcome:beer:

And here is a little update on the Vyctheem(hehe found a name)...

01 January 2003, 01:51 AM
not drawing this time

two thumbs for ya

Ps - maybe three if you clean your jpg files from all this crap of compression

01 January 2003, 10:48 AM
ey bruz, its that compressed to be able to attach the pictures, he did mention the resulution he worked in before ;)

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 12:45 PM
Yeah,.. the atachment size is reduced now to 30Kb...
Thanks alice:beer:

I started to sketch out the forground...

01 January 2003, 01:21 PM
It's gonna be another awesome work dude! I'm at school but I can't resist to tell u what I think!!!

Go on!!!!!

C u later!


01 January 2003, 02:02 PM
Man, you've got all kinds of craziness going on here!

01 January 2003, 02:22 PM
this skecth is so fine
Drawing it in blue could be seem a Walt Disney skecth for a scene

01 January 2003, 04:16 AM
:applause: :thumbsup: :beer:

01 January 2003, 03:19 PM
What he said :thumbsup:

01 January 2003, 03:43 PM
That background is awesome:applause: Can't wait to see it colored:beer:

01 January 2003, 04:36 PM
Cool man,

this background will be funny to paint
I will keep a eye on it...

very very beatiful compositision


Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 05:51 PM
Thanks for ya kind comments, but IŽll start a new one. I let the image rest 2 days, and now I donŽt like it that much. It have to be better,... different. Hmmmmmmmmm.... I will start to scribble again. Update coming soon.


Tommy Lee

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 10:38 PM
So... here is the sketch of my new creation. I made it mor tolkiesh...

ItŽs a Tocriel on a Swampstilter.

The Tocriels are a race wich were extincted long befor humans appeard on the continents of middleearth. They were Hunters and slave traders.Their "booty" was sold mostly to the great Lords of Moria.

Tocriels had a patriachalic system so the female members of their race were also slaves in some way... (also sold sometimes for the dirty buisness inthe darker areas of a town.)

They could be found in nearly every swamp of middleearth, living in houses built on the gigantic branches of the Meghocry trees.
For the hunt and traveling they use the SWAMPSTILTERS. Very fast creatures. They could reach the speed of a jaguar and were able to cross every terrain. They extincted at the same time as the Mocriels.
Nobody knows why?

01 January 2003, 10:41 PM
:eek: :love:
Awesome!:buttrock: :applause:

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 03:13 AM
Thanks Rachel:blush:

Here is an update,... Composition is ready:

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 03:14 AM
And a closeup of the 2nd Tocriel:

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 04:42 AM
Started colors:

01 January 2003, 04:54 AM
Great scene... I've been looking at it for the last ten minutes trying to find something to crit for you, but I can't. You could put more detail in the background, but I'm sure you've planned for that already. Really great work.

Are you just abandoning your first attempt? I don't think you was really great, also! Another great piece for your portfolio, if you finish it!

Looking forward to the coloring stages:beer:

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 04:57 AM
For sure will come more in the Background. This is just the forground and Mid. Background and FX are coming at last.

The other piece I will let rest a while... IŽll finish it for sure sometimes.:beer:

Laterz Rachel


01 January 2003, 07:19 AM
Dude, the designs are rocking. Go go go!

01 January 2003, 08:10 AM
GReat colors man!!
please post more "in progress" stuff...

your work rocks!

01 January 2003, 05:16 PM
WTF! Damn Tommy you move to fast, you got to make the morning last... D'oh! Anyways... Awesome man. I think this is on higher level then the previous one. Great concept. And I see you're moving in a new direction with your colouring, no black and white underpainting. Cool! :bowdown::applause:

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 07:25 PM

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH...GODDAMN...IŽve another one. I started to play around in Painter,... and now I know IŽll do this.
So here is my final concept. DonŽt know where it ends...

Its also about the Tocriels(Same story as befor)


Your do-not-know-what-to-do-Tom

01 January 2003, 07:29 PM
LOL! Someone has too much free time on his hands. :D

Tommy quit your teasing and stick to one idea. They all rock, but my favorite so far is the second one.

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 11:41 PM
Hey Kirt ya right. The 2nd one is also my favorite. I reworked it.
Made the head of the swampstilter different and also added a little creature called Moghriiin. ItŽs a scout for the Mocriel. They are damn fast and absolutly silent.

Here we go...sketch:

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 11:43 PM
Here is a closeup of the little Moghriiin-dude:

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 03:15 AM
lol...thanks CGFeak..


Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 06:20 PM

Here is the background-concept:

01 January 2003, 07:41 PM
I like this way of putting skecthes on the thread like films' storyboard.
Also the blue line are great.

Tommy why don't you use a web space to put yuor images? At the end they would seem more clear

01 January 2003, 09:30 PM
NICE! REAL NICE!:buttrock: :beer:

01 January 2003, 10:39 PM
u are a monster!!! :eek:
ROCK OVER!! MAN U ROX! GReAt!:bounce: :applause:

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 01:19 AM
Thanks buddies:beer:

Here is an update on the background:

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 01:20 AM
...and a closeup:

01 January 2003, 01:25 AM
Really cool!

This side view gives an "Oddworld" flavor (Playstation... now X-box...argh!) to your concept ( your beast reminds me those "scrubs" in the game too) .

And yeah, all your drawin' are mostly goin' to the're right-handed! :D

Cheers buddy and good luck again!



01 January 2003, 02:21 AM
Man, I really like were you are going with this, such attention to details!
I liked the first monster design though but we'll see how far you can push this...keep on going


Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 02:23 AM
Thanks Arty and Royal:beer:

Here is a large image of the final composition:

01 January 2003, 03:10 AM
Great combo!

Go on! :wip:

01 January 2003, 06:44 AM
:surprised s**t dude!!! you friggin rock:xtreme: :surprised

01 January 2003, 07:53 AM

much better

think we have a winner here

hope to get some extra time to finish mine so as to keep myself on the competition.

Great drawings man

why didn't you begin painting shadows with blue in spite of black?

4 thumbs this time (doing nothing this time)
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

01 January 2003, 12:25 PM
You have surpassed yourself this time, fantastic concept, if only someone was modelling.



Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 07:47 PM
Thanks dudes...BLUSH!!!!!!!
@Bruzun: What kind of mutant are u???4 thumbs...hehe. Thanks dude!

@Vertex: Thanks man. It would be cool if someone would model this. So everybody who reads this: Feel free to model this scene, ya all have my permission.

I started coloring(Basiccolors):

01 January 2003, 09:05 PM
crap. That's awesome Tommy.

01 January 2003, 10:24 PM
I am not really liking the coloring on this one. not becoz it is bad, but it does not seem as a Tommy Lee's

01 January 2003, 10:30 PM
I think Tommy is trying something new Alevice.
Good for you Tommy Lee, always keep your style in motion :beer:

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 10:51 PM

@Alvelice: This are just the basic-colors.. final coloring ya can see on the little critter. He is the reference for the whole lightning. No panic,... anyway it will be a Tommy Lee-

@Jeroen: It will be just a bit different. The most difference will be the way IŽll come to the endresult. I am not sure whats coming out!hehe! Its an experiment.WeŽll see...:beer:

@Gamoron::blush:... you too dude and ya know that!!!!:beer:

Update coming soon, when I finished the basiccolors on the first layer.


01 January 2003, 11:32 PM


Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 11:39 PM

01 January 2003, 11:42 PM
No worries. You are the cool bob, no matter what you do (well only except if you leave to do your stuff).

Mangled Poly
01 January 2003, 06:12 AM
tommy are you a super hero? :buttrock:

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 06:12 AM
Well... thats a really nice compliment. Thank you Alevice:wavey:

@Mangeled: Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....NO!!!!:beer:Thanks:D

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 10:16 AM
a little update:

01 January 2003, 10:51 AM
Woah, so many new concepts! where are you getting the time from? are you stealing from us? Urgh todayŽs wednesday!! where is my tuesday?? :D

Great drawings, i like the final composition, the beast design and the little creature on his head :thumbsup: . IŽm not sure about the colors, reds, blues and greens toghether, but you are Mr. Wendtner and iŽve got clean underpants, so i dont worry at all.

01 January 2003, 11:04 AM
Surrealistic beauty.Wonderful art Tommy Lee.......It's vibrant and totally full of life.I just would like to see that bad arse beast run wild in the streets of Beautiful Vienna.............As long as there would be no damage I think that would really be freaky.;)

Well excellent work,you got lots of time for more,so get to it.Great job.:thumbsup: :beer:

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 11:08 AM
hehe Pancy...yeah I am the evil Timestealer..muahahaha.
Anyway...thanks man. And donŽt call me Mr Wendtner, call me Mr.

@Virtuoso: Thanks man. And yes,.. this would be freaky...for sure....:beer:

So,.. Basic Colors finished and tweaked to a darker Tommy Lee-Style. Next steps: Shading and Highlights....:

01 January 2003, 11:58 AM
Originally posted by Tommy Lee
Thanks dudes...BLUSH!!!!!!!
@Bruzun: What kind of mutant are u???4 thumbs...hehe. Thanks dude!


I'm that kind of teenage mutant ninja stuff


Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 01:15 PM
LOL...thanks bruzun!:beer:

Another update... Compression blurs the details down a bit. Sorry!!

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 07:50 PM
Thanks man, but I have my own webspace... but I have to look, that itŽs not to big for modemusers. Think about 56K..DOH!!!
I think its not usefull to put a 1MB pic in here.

Thanks anyways dude!!!:beer:

01 January 2003, 08:33 PM
Thats looking ****ing awesome Tommy. Nice dramatic lighting. Holding my breath bud! BTW the website looks great.

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 08:50 PM
Thanks Gamoron... This lightning is a challenge for me.
The website is just temporary ...was my first attempt to build a website.... A new one with all features is in work.

Laterz bud

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 12:56 AM
Thanks again CG!:beer:

Next update:

01 January 2003, 01:24 AM
:surprised :eek:

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 01:33 AM
Thansk guys..look again..I updated the pic above.

@CGFreak: When itŽs finished IŽll load it up to in highres...there ya can grab it then!:beer:



01 January 2003, 02:26 AM

I love it dude! Cool Lightwork! Maybe u got a too high contrast on the "Tocriel & Swampstilter" of the foreground...but I can't wait to see the final result mate!! :thumbsup:

Keep it goin'! :buttrock:


01 January 2003, 02:34 AM
Looking good Tommy! :thumbsup:

I don't know if you're onto the forground creature still or it's done ... but I thought I'd point this out anyway. There is a white halo around the creature which I'm assuming is from copy and paste in photoshop? If it's intentional, I'd get rid of it and use hightlights and shadows to separate the creature from the background.

The legs to our right don't look like they're shaded enough either. Compare the shadows there to the shadows on the side of the creature's face.

I'm sure you're probably still working on it ... but that's my critique for now just in case you missed it. :D

Mangled Poly
01 January 2003, 06:19 AM
tommy you sure your not a super hero?:curious:

01 January 2003, 11:21 AM
Very nice, as always :) :applause:

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 11:31 AM
Me thanks for comments and crits!!!:beer:

@Arty: I think the contrast isnŽt enough! Kirt pointed this out in his reply. Anyway...This pic is maybe things will change. Thank ya:beer:

@Kirt: All ya said are the things I planned for finishing..hehe...thanks dude. Very nice critique. I like it when people look closley on my images. Thank ya Kirtydude:beer:

@Mangeled Poly: hmmmmmmmmmmmmm...still not!:beer: :D

@tmt: Thank ya very much dude:beer:



Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 08:50 PM
Update. Nearly finished...added DOF, cleaned up the Forground, made shadowcorrections and added some details....

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 09:01 PM
I add it with the blur tool in photoshop..going from the right to the left and down with less and less and less... opacity. The top-layer stays sharp. And the things that are very far away i blur again...thats it.
Hope this helps a bit dude:wavey:

01 January 2003, 09:16 PM
SWEET! :xtreme: :scream: Looking fantaastic Tommy.

01 January 2003, 02:29 AM
Much better! Now you just need to add a bit of that green glow on the forground critters. Not much because they're in the sunlight more than the one in the background. Maybe just on the areas closest to the power stone (or whatever you call that).

The plants you have growing around the rocks ... I forget what they're called (I call them corndogs) ... I think they grow primarily around water sources. You should probably change them so they're not identifiable as 'corndogs'.

And lastly, I think you should add a touch of that blue from the background rocks into the shadow areas of the foreground rocks. Chances are that the rocks are of the same type and should reflect the light simularly. On the top peaks of the background rocks they should reflect the orangish color of the foreground ones. Does that make sense?

I dunno ... I'm working too much lately I don't make sense to myself anymore.

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 11:11 AM
@Gamoron: just:beer:

@CGFreak: No prob man.

@Kirt:Thanks Kirt!Really good points ya told here. I was sitting to long on that image in one piece. IŽll do another doddle over the weekend to get distance of this one to finish it correctly.
Thank ya very much Kirt. You pointed really out the last prob.

What should I do withou ya buddy??? :beer:



PS: When we see an update of your piece Kirt???:bounce:

01 January 2003, 11:19 AM
Tommy Lee,

Amazing simply amazing, that image looks so cool.

I have only one major crit, you seem to have overlooked the other 200 frames of animation where they march across the screen. (hehe..)


:bounce: :thumbsup:

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 05:32 PM
Vertex..IŽm working on it, IŽm working on it..DOH!!! Maybe the animation is finished 2678 a. d.!!!!

Thanks dude:beer:


01 January 2003, 05:34 PM
2678 a. d yer say, mmmmhhh, that might be worth waiting for.

again excellent.


01 January 2003, 12:30 AM
Very, very cool! You can definately feel some of your "new school" tattoo influences in your work! I really like your style a lot. I'm working in the game industry right now and am considering moving towards the tattoo industry myself.... I know this is a CG forum, but do you have any examples of your skin/ink work on the web to check out?
You definately inspire me to continue in the cg realm myself once I get going; thanks! Maybe I'll take a break from some of the flash I'm working on to join in the 3d challenge

01 January 2003, 11:08 AM
Wow.... Respekt? RESPEKT! :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

01 January 2003, 03:12 AM
Incredible scene Tommy!

01 January 2003, 07:08 AM
ummmm errrrr ... HOLY sh@#$$T ths good!!


01 January 2003, 09:35 AM
I had to come in and say it again................GREAT>

There are a quite a few very nice pieces of work in this 2D challenge,but this is one of the elites in my humble opinion.Soooooooo much to look at,really cooooool work Tommy Lee...........:love: :beer:

Tommy Lee
01 January 2003, 04:00 PM
Thanks for all ya comments. Sorry, but have no time to answer all ya comments and questions now. Very stressy times in the Tattoo-studio and stuff.

Update and Answeres coming soon.

Cheerz dudes and dudettes:beer:

Tommy Lee

Mangled Poly
02 February 2003, 02:04 AM
Tommy you need to give up the tatoos they get you nowhere, you need to dedicate your whole life to the challenges... because thats where all the fun is at!:buttrock:

Tommy Lee
02 February 2003, 08:10 AM
LOL Poly... I would give up tattoos if somebody gives me job in the industry.... hehe.


Tommy Lee
02 February 2003, 10:38 AM
Lol CG!
Ya Pics are very nice. I have to say ya really learn fast. Ya skillz went higher from pic to pic. I will take one Pic and overpaint it to show ya what to improve, because its hard for me to explain in english technically. IŽll send ya that next week, because right now IŽve no time.

Laterz buddy and keep working

Tommy Lee

02 February 2003, 01:35 AM
wohooooo! looking great Tommy, as expected! :D

I like how you're managing the composition and the mood.

Only one thing. There seems to be a contrast between the creatures on the right and the background and the other creatures. Maybe this is because of the blur only, but it looks like if both parts had been done with different techniques, the creatures don't fit perfectly into the background or vice-versa.

Just a thought from a color-blind 2D newbie, so better pay no attention to that! :rolleyes:


02 February 2003, 04:19 PM
Dont forget to update the one on cgchallenge, Tomy Lee. That's the one most people will see when the judging starts ;)

Tommy Lee
02 February 2003, 11:21 AM
@Frinsklen: Thats just the DOF. Thanks for ya comment:beer:

@Jeroen: OOOOOOOOOPS...thanks buddy. Nearly forgot!!!!:beer:


Tommy Lee

02 February 2003, 07:13 PM
Tommy, it looks awesome! Are you finished? Great compostion and lighting...the character/beast on the right really pops out. Great work, as always dude:beer:

02 February 2003, 01:47 PM
ey tommy, would love to see a version thats not killed by compression :(
Just a little link...
And if you should ever finish the first pic, I still want it above my bed :D

Tommy Lee
02 February 2003, 04:55 AM
@WSC: ItŽs not really finished and I think I donŽt have the time to get it done....STRESSSSS!!!!!:scream:

@Alice:I will post a larger version and hope to do ya a favor with the first pic soon....:beer:

Tommy Lee
03 March 2003, 06:34 PM
This was a great challenge. Congrats to all of ya my artistic friends:beer: ... And thanks for 5089 views...WOW!!!!:eek: :eek: :eek:

I am little worried about that I found no time to finish the pic...ah...what the heck!!!!

Love ya all for true...great community and great friends in here. Hope to see some of ya in Copenhagen or on the Cebit in Hannover/Germany!

Cheerzs dudes and dudettes:wavey:

Tommy Lee

03 March 2003, 07:38 PM
5089 was well deserved dude! Great piece!:applause: looks finishedenough to me. I think you worked on it longer then any piece previously. :wip: I'll look you up for sure when I'm on that side of the planet! I need a nice tat!oo!:thumbsup: :buttrock:

03 March 2003, 07:38 PM
PS. you replied to everybody! :surprised :eek:

Tommy Lee
03 March 2003, 07:42 PM
Thanks man...I had to reply to everyody, because I was missing a long time. Just to show the respect to my buddies in here!!!!!

Thanks again:beer: :beer: :beer:

PS: If ya here on my side of the planet, IŽll tattoo ya for free...thats a promise!!!!:beer:

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