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06 June 2007, 04:37 PM
Linda Smith is entered in the "Strange Behavior Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Concept Sketch or 3D pre-visualization: Lester study (

06 June 2007, 04:39 PM
hi hi everyone I know and everyone I don't know. This should be a fun one can't wait to see what people come up with :)

06 June 2007, 05:19 PM
Hi Linda, i agreed with you, this one will be very funny and I think it will be also very competitive and we will see very nice pieces (i hope murphy is not reading this), great topic indeed.

Best luck for you my friend, ill try not to be anoying giving u feedback :D

06 June 2007, 05:24 PM
Hi, Linda, great to see you! :)

Fun indeed! A nice change of pace from the last one (I love variety... ;) ).and it's lovely to find known faces (or avatars) in the Challenge forums...

06 June 2007, 06:43 PM
Hi Ivy, happy to see you're in Fishy and glad to compete by your side!Good luck and loads of fun to you!:bounce:

06 June 2007, 07:32 PM
Rei, Thaldir and OKMER :D so nice of you all to stop and say hello best of luck to you guys also :)

06 June 2007, 08:35 PM
Hi Linda!, good luck!, i hope you remember me, im Rei's girl, and this is my first challenge xD! ...cheers!:)

06 June 2007, 09:22 PM
awwwwwwwwww hugies look who's back again!!! best of luck have lots of fun and let it rock!
yay weeee linda is back! lets rock it!!! :scream: :buttrock: :beer::wip:

06 June 2007, 10:01 PM
ha ha what can I say to Sacha :) *hugs hoping I can come up with something strange and let my weirdness shine through

06 June 2007, 11:04 AM
Hi Linda.
Can't wait to see a concept!
Good luck and thumb's up! ;)

06 June 2007, 01:30 PM (

This is a super quick scribble, just wanted to get my concept down. I think I am going to go with the kid under the bed scaring the monster.

06 June 2007, 01:32 PM (

and an quickie sketch the first of probably many , trying to develop my main character.

06 June 2007, 01:34 PM
wowz freeky


06 June 2007, 09:12 PM
thanks bechira - I at least have an idea now and a scribble :)

lol Squibbit nuff said :)

06 June 2007, 10:10 PM
kewt stuff ^^ :) love the 3dsketch's walls, very cool textured :) looking forward to what you come up with next :D

06 June 2007, 11:11 PM
hahahah such a cute sketch!! great to see you there linda :)

06 June 2007, 01:46 AM
a very warm welcome to u my dear! :D:love::applause::bounce: great to c ya once again!

hehe .. love the role switch with ur first concept! very very cool indeed! :D

06 June 2007, 12:16 PM
Sacha - ahhh * hides that isn't texture it is just scribbling

Thanks Linda :) good to see you have a thread here too

nwiz - ha ha ha ha you are always so warm in your welcomes :bounce:, I have a few other ideas floating around in my head and hopefully can get some sketching done today

07 July 2007, 07:24 PM (

Decided to scrap the monster idea as I wanted to do something different for this challenge. Took me a while to get some idea of what I wanted to really do.

I am going to do flying turtles making a strafing run with fish bubble guns. Anyway here is a quick sketch of a flying turtle.

07 July 2007, 06:16 PM (

ok, sort of have a concept for this idea now...

07 July 2007, 07:51 AM
HEY, I cant belive the great world Artist is here! and of course you already maked us happy with your sketches :)
I like the turtles :D hehe they are sweet. but most i like is the sketch with character on paper,
I wish you Good Luck!


07 July 2007, 10:34 PM (

another concept, Lester Lemming Causality and Life Insurance

07 July 2007, 10:47 PM
lol, very cool idea with lots of potential and fluffy furry cute things ^^ looking great, cant wait to see ya develop this :D

07 July 2007, 06:15 AM
Hey Linda:)
Thats new update that u said before, funny, hehe really good, agree with Sasha. cant wait too.

07 July 2007, 08:04 AM
Hej Linda!

Glad to see you again here! I found some of your work on THE SKETCH OF THE WEEK forum - good work!

You are full of ideas!:thumbsup: I like your kid under the bed idea and the last Life Insurance one, they have big potential in them. Can't wait for development!

Good luck!

07 July 2007, 10:25 AM
Sacha - weeee thanks :) ha ha there is room for lots of furballs in this one

Timur - Thank you , I might have one more concept to throw out here before I decide

Sasha - hey, great to see you back to musi :) do you have a thread in this one?

07 July 2007, 11:03 AM (

not sure if this is strange behavior or if he is just lost

07 July 2007, 12:34 PM
Hey HEy, such a nice concept :D but i this yes it look more like Lost , that the duck is using map is strange too :D
hehe Waiting for the next update,
Good Luck and Take Care :D

07 July 2007, 12:39 PM
Hi Linda

Drawing strange monsters again, are we? :D

have fun!

07 July 2007, 12:43 PM
Thanks Timur :) Think my next update might be to do a bit more with the lemming concept see how that develops when I add some color and a few more things.

lol yes coCoKNIght I seem to have this thing for strange monsters :)

07 July 2007, 01:15 PM
Interesting sketches! That beaver looks really threatening,they must be verry carefull with trusting their live him:eek: Keep it up!And good luck!!:thumbsup:

07 July 2007, 01:27 PM
Hi, Linda. Good to see you here!

I like the general concept of the lemmings - it sounds like you do too - but try exploring with the theme a little more. Do you need the entire office whose window just happens to look out on the grisly scene? What if it were more implied... such as if the enterprising lemming had merely set up an desk along the side of a road right next to a parade of lemmings passing by (we all know where they're heading!) And perhaps one lemming has stopped in front of the desk, curious... Anyhow, just an idea, taking your concepr and thinking of ways to do the same thing only differently. I'm sure you'll come up with a great way to tell the story. Good luck!


07 July 2007, 03:22 PM
Rama6ka - ha ha thanks pssssst it's a lemming lol, I was thinking it resembled a ground hog though

Mike - hello, glad you stopped to post weird that our minds are thinking alike. :wise: I was thinking along the same lines, because first I don't like to do rooms, too much perspective and nit picky stuff for my taste ha ha. If I do go with the road side idea I am going to put a hang glider sales booth there too and maybe a few of the little dudes riding the currents ... still thinking of ideas :bounce:

07 July 2007, 04:32 PM
I love Mike's road idea! That life insurance agent would have enough clients on the road side. I can imagine lemmings staying in the queue to his desk, and from there in the queue to cross the road! And may be a speeding car far away on the road :twisted:
Oh, and if that gent is actually a scavenger bird (griff - I don't know the name of it on English, the one with long naked neck)...

I don't have thread yet, but I am working on my first post. Soon!

07 July 2007, 09:17 PM
I think you mean buzzards, that is what is supposed to be circling my duck in the desert ha ha.

07 July 2007, 09:34 PM
Hehe!Yesss me like lemmings&beaver too!Kind a prefer that direction and i'm sure thata will be lots of fun realising it, with all this flurry & furry.
ME looking forward too to your next steps!Good luck!Later ;-)

07 July 2007, 09:52 PM
lol ok ok so I have to practice drawing lemmings so they don't look like beavers.

ha ha thanks OKMER I do owe credit to Sacha though for planting the lemming idea in my head.

07 July 2007, 11:28 PM (

been working on trying to develop my lemming. I never realized they look like a miniature beaver/hamster combo

07 July 2007, 01:52 AM (

another concept sketch , aqua cats

07 July 2007, 02:02 AM
wet kitties? ahahaha go ahead ^^

07 July 2007, 07:43 AM
Hey Linda, it was great to go through your thread. You've come up with some really nice ideas. I think my favorites are the lemmings and the cats. The idea of selling life insurance to lemmings is really funny - I dread to think what the premiums would cost

07 July 2007, 08:08 AM
cats fishing under water.strange concept .will follow ur thread.Best of luck :thumbsup:

07 July 2007, 01:41 PM
Sacha - ahh ha ha ha ha I can't reply to that

mdavid - weee thanks for the post, maybe I will try to combine the lemmings and the cats ha ha that might be interesting

CUBISIS - Thanks for the post and the nice luck wishes :)

07 July 2007, 02:29 PM
AHAHHAHAAH CATS underwater ! Beautiful!!! :applause:

07 July 2007, 10:18 PM
Thank you Serena :)

07 July 2007, 05:10 PM (

playing a bit more with the cat idea, mostly scribbling in some colors to see if the idea will work. Next step will be pencil cat sketches, I am going to need to work a lot on limb and body positions etc on the cats and perspective.

07 July 2007, 11:14 PM
nice, the image has grown a lot with the colors!
give a harpoon to those crazy cats, hehe :D, I like them!

07 July 2007, 11:17 PM
I say go with the lemming life insurance. It's the funniest idea and a great story behind it. I see a lot of potential with that.

07 July 2007, 07:10 AM
Hey Linda,

I see you keep coming with new ideas :). Cats are not bad, but I still like the insurance idea better...

But you re the boss, and for you to decide :scream:

07 July 2007, 11:24 AM
elmasfeo - ha ha thanks, I might do that :)

paperclip and musi - I am still exploring ideas and still playing with the lemming idea too. I will make a decision sometime soon I hope :)

07 July 2007, 12:53 PM (

Still exploring and decided to do a little Lester sketch, see how I feel about him.

07 July 2007, 01:08 PM

the lemming looks realy stressed, as one thinks and agent in such a firm woould be :D. maybe you should give them little ties or white shirts.

i realy like the cats though :D if you realy change them into these ultra fluffy ones you showed :)

anyway have fun exploring and i should do myy sketches too....

07 July 2007, 02:15 PM
Hi Linda! Just checking what you're working on. You're not doing weird fishes ? I'm so disappointed ! Actually, the cats are pretty weird fishes I guess. ;)

The lemming sketch made me laugh the most though. But I guess it's good to still explore your possibilities as long as you have ideas.

Good luck with the challenge!

07 July 2007, 04:17 PM
Llynna - ha ha yeah think I will do a poofed out cat underwater sketch today and see how I like it ..and errrrr hoping nobody noticed I spelled casualty wrong *hides

RicoD - Thanks for stopping by and for the feedback :) lol no weird fishies for this one, I am in a furry mood lately I think.

07 July 2007, 07:16 AM
Wow! Cool updates :thumbsup: I love the color work. With the cats, the flipper on the foot of the foreground cat is not all that easy to make out, but that's a very trivial crit because I know this is so early in the piece. The lemming pic really grabbed my attention - especially those mournful eyes (which are quite hypnotic!). I love his little suitcase too - a wonderful old-world addition to the scene. Excellent stuff!

07 July 2007, 11:57 AM
awwwwwww cuteness ^^ such great work on his fur, and such a cute thing he is ^^

07 July 2007, 01:02 PM
Very nifty update! And I think I agree with Lynna. It would be awesome if you could throw him a tie or maybe some thin rimmed glasses (maybe falling off of his face).

I love it so far, I've still got my eye out on this thread.

07 July 2007, 03:14 PM
weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! :p :bounce: soo very cute! love the fur and leather effect very much! even the cats sport some really cool colours! :eek: i like the way u mix them all :love:
way to go dear! me waiting to c more from u! :bounce:

good luck as always! :thumbsup:

07 July 2007, 05:13 PM
mdavid - Thanks bunches for the nice comments :) I had a bit of fun with Lester and have had some more ideas floating around that I will sketch out soon, I hope anyway

Sacha - awwwwww you always say such nice things , thank you :D

Coyox - ha ha , I am thinking maybe a gold earring and a gold tooth . Thanks for the visit and the compliments :)

nwiz - ahhh ha ha ha you are always so fun and bouncy and full of nice things to say. I havent' made up my mind yet which concept I am going to go with, still working on a cat sketch... or attempting to if it doesn't flow well I will more than likely go with lemmings. :bounce:

07 July 2007, 12:56 AM
Oh no! Why he doesnt stop looking at me!

Cool work on the fur and leather Linda but nothing new to hear for you, color and expression is nice but just a litle sugestion, add more glossynes to his eyes to make it most expressive.

Congratulations Linda, you are improving very much, keep it up.

PS: Im not supose to say this in public but... is really cute

07 July 2007, 04:55 AM
Loved the idea of marine cats, soooo cute! IŽll wait for ups!!!

07 July 2007, 05:03 AM
Lester's looking nice, Linda. I agree with Reinaldo, though: His eyes could be a bit more expressive. They're working better in your three mini-sketches because the hilights are sharper there. You might try exploring darker eyes with sharper specular hilights on them. The rest, though, especially the fur, is looking great!

07 July 2007, 09:30 AM
Rei - I made him just to stare at you mua ha ha ha. Thank you for the suggestion on the eyes and I wont' tell anyone you said "cute" in public :D

Jujuba - Thank you , still working on a more detailed cat sketch too ( I was lazy yesterday )

Mike - You always make awesome suggestions :) Thank you for those and the compliments.

07 July 2007, 02:53 PM
Well, ReinaldoRomero ( deserves the credit - he's the one who pointed it out first. I just reiterated and reworded. But glad it was helpful no matter who said it! :)

07 July 2007, 05:52 PM
Mike - I guess I meant that as a general statement. I go through a lot of threads and read the comments and you never fail to have excellent crits and suggestions. You are one of those that is generous with their time and in helping others. :) bleh enough nicey nice stuff from me ha ha or you might end up with a fresh batch of screaming teenage gurly fans.

07 July 2007, 01:28 AM
hey lynda, this thing you uploaded last is adorable! but i have to point the fact that there are some anatomical issues with it. so that might be something you might want to address later in the piece.

ill keep an out for your thread. best of luck.

07 July 2007, 10:44 AM
Thanks Slav , errrr ha ha ha like his head is so big he might roll like a ball instead of walk and his arm is growing out of the side of his head and I don't want to talk about his ears..... yeah weeee just to name a few . Maybe when I develop him further I will give him a big belly to match his oversized head, not sure yet where he will go as I work on him more. I just hope he doesn't mutate too much on me :eek:

07 July 2007, 02:03 AM
I really think you should give that insurance guy some extra attention because I know it could be a real killer.

07 July 2007, 07:39 AM
i really like this idea of the lemmings.. please stick with that. as walrus sugessted having a parade of lemmings walk by and one take an interest would make for a stunning painting...
easily one of the best ideas on here. jealous.

your chracter is nice at the mo... are you using references? If so i would do a few life drawings of lemmings and then go on to design a more cartoony character. Also if using reference look how the shadows and higlight fall on the lemmings fur, try not to fall into the trap of painting every strand of fur, try to create the illusion of fur rather than painting every singe straneg, and perhaps also be a bit more adventurous with brushes as it looks a bit airbrushy.

cant wait to see what you come up with. subscribed.

07 July 2007, 06:32 PM
MoKhatib - Thanks for the visit to my thread :) Lester is getting a bit lonely I have not had much time to work on him lately. Hopefully soon he will get a bit of attention.

W-I-L - Excellent suggestions and yes I am using references, I found that lemmings are kind of an odd looking critter. They look like miniature beaver hamsters combinations. The idea of doing a few life studies is great :) Thanks a bunch .

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