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06 June 2007, 09:21 AM
Alwyn Talbot is entered in the "Strange Behavior Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

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06 June 2007, 09:22 AM
this is where the fun begins

06 June 2007, 09:24 AM
good luck buddy, tear it up ;)

06 June 2007, 09:25 AM
cheers dude - you too !

06 June 2007, 10:27 AM (

:D just a joke untill i have a decent idea !!

06 June 2007, 02:19 PM
Hey NEubius,yesss, nice to see you're in bb!Good luck and loads of fun 2 you!

06 June 2007, 02:50 PM (

first idea, i doubt i'll be going with this, but it was a fun little sketch

06 June 2007, 03:26 PM
hey OMKER dude! excellent to 'see' you again!
much fun to you to sir !

looking forward to yours!

06 June 2007, 10:15 AM (

just another idea, the creature is part of an invading force but is compelled to do some something against it's nature and rescue the child.

but not really sure about it. Is this brief all about homour or is it just an option? could use some opinions...

06 June 2007, 10:23 AM
any one ? do you think the brief means it has to be funny ?


06 June 2007, 12:45 PM (

i'm thinking i'm going to move on to a different idea soon. but in the mean time i'm quite enjoying playing with this....

06 June 2007, 02:25 PM
The baby in the robot's arms idea is emotional. I really like the zombie in the veggie deli idea, though.

You could get the zombie to have some of that overly pasty sterotyped vegetarian look and use a stolid expression to show how boring standing in line is... especially if most everyone has the same expression. There's something really satyrical and fun underneath this idea that's a little less obvious.

06 June 2007, 02:50 PM
Hey man, I like both concepts, but I think the invading force concept doesn't have that "strange" feel to it, if you know what I mean.

Though at the same time going against what he is suppose to do can be considered strange, the trick is getting the judges to pay attention that much, you really have to make it worth their while to think about your piece.

I think if done right this could be very good.

06 June 2007, 03:13 PM
Good Concept, the Vegi Zombies (taaammaaaatoooooesssss) did make me laugh when I saw it.

Keep it Odd!

06 June 2007, 04:14 PM
aaraaf - completely get where your comng from there man, thanks alot!

Geta-Ve - thanks man. you've got a good point there, this is tricky i'm enjoying the 'crazy sci fi painting' but i'm thinking i may be off topic a little ......?

Darksuit - yay! really glad it made you laugh! that's got me pretty much convinced to go with the zombie idea now! :)

many thnaks guys,

06 June 2007, 05:02 PM
this is good,its very emotive and i like it:)keep it coming

06 June 2007, 05:06 PM
Yop yop Pixelmonkey!!haha.That name is already kind strange:D I like it!

Liked your vegi zombie thing, made me laugh.The last one seems nice althought I find the theme and colorscheme a bit classical, which is really ok, as me too, i'm thinking about just having fun and take one of these good old robot/child or monster child meetings.
Nice start!I'll follow this thread!May ze forzz be wizz you buddy!!!:beer:

06 June 2007, 07:19 PM
I really like the lighting and colors.

06 June 2007, 10:34 AM
miketche - thank you, might have tp broaden the background out .. more room for details.

OKMER - thanks man, this is getting tricky, i think i may have to work on both ideas side by side and see which comes across better at the end.... ? madness ? i dont know :D but it'll keep me busy haha

MichaelZHsee - cheers man, apreciated it. would you recomend i keep working in to both ? im confused lol

06 June 2007, 02:27 PM
welcome back...hope to see some good work here..

i hope to finich mine this

06 June 2007, 08:38 AM
good to see you man! you'll finish dude, no worries :)

hope to see some good work > eek me too!! :/ haha

06 June 2007, 11:35 AM (

character sketch for beasties in idea #2

zombie sketch from idea #1 to follow...

06 June 2007, 12:12 PM
cool i didnt notice the creature was saving a baby, good work here, best of luck!

06 June 2007, 01:50 PM
hmm yeah, need to make it clearer i think.

thanks man, and the best of luck to you ! :D

06 June 2007, 02:23 PM
nice creature concept!

06 June 2007, 03:36 PM
thanks man!

07 July 2007, 02:24 PM (

character sketch for idea #1
the vegetarian zombie

still not sure which idea to go with...

07 July 2007, 03:55 PM
yo Alwyn! :scream::D:buttrock: hows u?? long long time no c man! very happy to c u here! :bounce:
this is one crazy challenge! all of us gettin to meet once again! a blessing sure is! :love:

love ur concept with the robot and the baby! :eek: very emotional indeed!

waiting to c more buddy! take care! m have fun! :D

07 July 2007, 03:59 PM
hey hello mate! ace to see you again! yeah this challenge seems like a crazy one alright.

glad you ilke the idea :D going to go check yours out now.........

07 July 2007, 04:08 PM
Hi Neubius! Nice to see you again. This one rocks. Good luck, mate!

07 July 2007, 07:53 AM
the vegeterian zombie is a great idea and a great sketch...

have fun,

07 July 2007, 10:11 AM
thanks man! it's geting really hard to choose between the 2 ideas..... ones kind of funny and the other would be a lot more viually striking and more emotive.

dont know what to do !! haha

07 July 2007, 10:25 AM
i am sure you can make the zombie scene visually striking... i like the other idea too but the zombie one just stood out for me..

07 July 2007, 12:32 PM
i'll give it a go allright, thanks man.
i think i'm going to work on the them side by side and see which comes out better. ha like i'm not busy enough! :) all good fun.

07 July 2007, 04:29 PM
effing Rights man. Can't wait to see this one play out. Good luck.

07 July 2007, 09:08 AM
cheers dude : ) and you !

07 July 2007, 11:25 AM
eek ! need to get on with this ! been to busy at work and everyone is steaming ahead !

will make some progress this week !

07 July 2007, 09:38 PM
I can see it now.., farmers guarding their crops from vegiterian zombies, the country in peril as the food supply is threatened. But this zombie has money, hmm what happens when it runs out, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN HE BROKE!.

hehe, nice concept.

07 July 2007, 01:18 PM
haha ace
you've given it more thought than i have :/ eek i need to get busy man!

thanks for the commnet dude,

07 July 2007, 09:04 AM (

new idea, i think i preffer it. going to make a start on it today.

07 July 2007, 12:18 AM
Your latest concept is a great idea!

You could carry the message more by having the vessels completely loaded up with gifts/presents...

I mean, even if it conveyed a sort of Trojan horse message, it would still retain 'strange behaviour'.


07 July 2007, 02:13 AM
You have some really nice drawings here. Lets see some more concepts! :thumbsup:


07 July 2007, 08:02 AM
I really like the new idea but if you want to use it, you must push it a bit more... the image right now doesn't show why they are heading to earth...

do they go there because they were given this present and thought it was a threat? do they go there because they were given this present and want to give the humans a bit party in return? do they just want to give humans a present? or, as AJ said, is this a kind of trojan horse idea? (all these might not be what you thought of... they are just examples that came to my mind)

This idea and the veggie zombie are both very good... cant wait to see which one you pick...

keep it up,

07 July 2007, 11:30 AM
AJ you're absolutely right. one big pile of presesnts coming up! :D thanks

Gord-MacDonald thanks man. hopefully i'll stick with this one!

icedeyes not entirely sure which angle to push the most, i may see which presents it's self along the way :D

thanks folks!

07 July 2007, 11:30 AM (

quick colour sketch to se if new compositon works.....

07 July 2007, 11:31 AM (

super quick sketch to see if new composition works.....

07 July 2007, 11:43 AM (

got my creature worked out and i think i've got the story straight too. might actualy get started properly now! :)

07 July 2007, 12:05 PM (

progress finally

07 July 2007, 02:22 PM (

yay in to proper painting now, fun.

07 July 2007, 04:37 PM
its great to see all ur planning and concepts, I look forward to your finish image! Rock On!


07 July 2007, 08:48 AM
he is lokking real mean... i like the painting so far on your character... keep it up

07 July 2007, 11:19 AM
i agree with george! :eek: fantastic lighting man! :eek: creature concept is pretty cool too! :scream:

07 July 2007, 10:20 AM
dondixon - thanks man, finally getting in to it :) going to make some serious progres this week i think :)

icedeyes - yay cheers man :D should be posting first draft of the story/explanation soon...

nwiz25 - really glad you like it dude! :D
... been trying to work out what it reminds me of for ages... fininaly got it > do you think he might be a bit to 'gears of war' stylee ?


07 July 2007, 11:42 AM (

bit more in...
there's going to be a few more light sources, but i guess i'l find out what they are when i work in to the environment

07 July 2007, 11:58 AM (

bit more in, having lots of fun.

need to get working on the environment...

07 July 2007, 12:37 PM
Nice progress on your character Neubius, i like the secondry orange lighting you're starting to introduce.

07 July 2007, 10:05 PM
Wooowhooo buddy,cool,cool stuff here!
It will be kind a difficult to express rightely what really is their meaning behind all that gift's but that is the great challenge I think at the same time!Sure you'll be having fun on this one!
The lighting on your character rock's!.
The rendering on the overall character seems a bit different from the rendering on the belt,where it seems' you used more hard edged brushes.For the moment I think the character will also need a color that differences a bit more from the overall warm colors, to contrast a bit.Just some suggestions ofcourse.
I know it still will evolve ofcourse!
Great work mate,keep 'm coming:beer:!

08 August 2007, 10:33 AM
handlebar - thanks man, i'm really enjoying myself here, just wish i could put some serious time in. :)

OKMER - hey buddy. thanks for the assist.
yeah, it all needs a lot of fine tunning got to make sure the whole character as the same treatment.
... i'll worry about the meaning coming across properly a little later haha ...eek


08 August 2007, 05:05 PM (

i think i need to spread the elements oput a little....

hmm and get started on the environment :/

08 August 2007, 01:40 PM (

making a start on the craft....

08 August 2007, 01:56 PM (

OKMER dude, tried to bring the painty style together a bit, would love to know if you think it's working :)


08 August 2007, 10:03 AM
i'm getting left behind by everyone here :( got a project that needs my attention, hopefully done with it by sunday :/ !!

then i've got a lot of catching up to do eek. :D

08 August 2007, 10:38 AM
great improvment in concept man!
keep it up and good luck.

08 August 2007, 11:06 AM
Very nice work man ! I agree with Remko about the rendering and warm colors but I am sure you'll fix all that... An other crit dude : I think there is a little problem of perspective on the first plan character especially on the right arm, torso and the belt and legs ( too much twisted ). All these details make your character a little bit flat... I hope this can help you to improve your great concept.
Waiting for your next ones :beer:

08 August 2007, 11:22 AM
Dehghani > thanks man, just wish i had more time to work on it!

btw checked out your portfolio, great stuff dude :)

bouboul > AHA ! that's what it is, cheers man, been trying to work out what wasn't quiite right about it. :D just need to get this other project out the way super fast so i can do some serious work on this !

08 August 2007, 12:24 PM (

playing around with the composition some more...

08 August 2007, 01:26 PM
The overall composition is very nice imho but in this image, its more obvious that there is a problem with the right hand... looks like the joint is dislocated or like its pushing out of of his ribs... the rest of the character is very good as are the ships... keep us posted

08 August 2007, 10:06 AM
yay thanks man! super helpful. fixed in next update


09 September 2007, 09:11 AM
just got back from holiday and everybodies flying ahead! eek ! :D better get busy!


09 September 2007, 02:49 PM (

finally got a little bit done, not sure if i'm going to get this one finished..... :/

09 September 2007, 03:45 PM
:thumbsup: Great details Neubius

Really coming along - really hope you get to finish this

Still a month to go so fingers crossed :cool:


09 September 2007, 09:18 AM
thanks man :D

going to make some real progress this week !! i hope

eek :)

09 September 2007, 03:35 PM (

i'm dying to work in to the balancing of the whole image, but there's far to many details to get in! arg! really need to get busy ! eek

10 October 2007, 08:16 AM (

Just been to busy to do anything on this for ages! it's still mostly placeholders. going to try and throw myself at it for the next 6 days. could use some opinions :/


10 October 2007, 05:06 AM
Hi Alwyn
amazing work man, well done,
and good luck for you!


10 October 2007, 08:54 AM (

Alon - thanks man, i need it ! :D

very greatgful of the extension on the deadline, maybe i can actuallly finish this ..........?

11 November 2007, 07:20 AM
damn man! :eek: your work really went up to a different level altogether! :eek: me really waiting to see the final mate! :bounce: finish it! you've come this far!:buttrock:
good luck to you! :thumbsup:

11 November 2007, 02:43 PM
nwiz25 thanks man, really apreciate the encouragement !

been really busy with work and in the procces of buying house ! got no time for nothing but determind to finish this now :)

cheers dude!
A :D

11 November 2007, 03:13 PM (

... long way to go....

i'm happy with my story, i just need a picture ! haha :D

11 November 2007, 04:02 PM (

played with the lighting abit, made a small start on the balancing... lots more of that to do i think....

11 November 2007, 08:47 AM
AH well! just been to busy lately to make any progress this time round. i guess i'll finish this one once i'm though my current project and have have any time to spare :) any way folks it's been fun as always! :D

see you next time.

Good luck to you all !


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