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06-25-2007, 06:56 PM
Mehmet Korkut Öztekin is entered in the "Strange Behavior Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Line Art or Model: invictus, rough painting closeup (

07-01-2007, 11:37 PM
Yess people, it is good to be here. I am new to Cgtalk's world so may god favors the foolish. ]

07-02-2007, 01:14 PM (

Dear cgtalk people, I am new to the forums, even newer to the cg world, here is my first concept sketch for this challenge: Invictus!
I adore the 70&80's illustrations, especialy Valejo"s and Frazetta's album covers and movie posters, so I decided to prepare somethink like them. My idea is not totaly finished and it's subjected to change during the proggression of the mile stones, so please be passioned. I inspired from the famous poem of William Ernest Hanley and an other idea came from Tarot cards. The Hanged man card esspecialy a strange Tarot card. A man is hanged from his leg upside down through a well and there are strange perils out side and deep inside of this well. And our hanged man tries to endulge sweet taste of honey that is leaking out from the wall of the shaft.
In my drawing, the hanged man relased himself somehow, he fought his way out from the pit. Eventough those perils fallows him to our world, the hanged man now endulges a glass of sweet and ice cold margarita with an ironic grinn on his face and self confidance in his hearth.

07-02-2007, 01:18 PM (

here is the line art process of the hanged man persona

07-02-2007, 01:25 PM (

here is the processing line art for invictus, this is a mirror image proof for some development notes. Notes are in Turkish:)

07-02-2007, 01:34 PM (

here is the progressing invictus

07-02-2007, 07:10 PM

Nice beginning with those linearts... :thumbsup:

wish u good luck...

(kolay gelsin hocam)

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07-02-2007, 07:19 PM
yeah man, that lookz freaky awesome.

07-02-2007, 07:50 PM
Welcome and best of lucks!
That's an awesome way to approach a piece, lots of pre-work there, I wish I could be that discipline! Nice one:thumbsup:

07-02-2007, 08:49 PM
Thank you all people, you are so kind, it's an honour to read those critiques, I wish you best lucks!!!

(Eyvallah babacım!:))

07-03-2007, 05:08 AM
very cool, ill keep an eye out on this one. should be an interesting work.

07-03-2007, 11:28 PM
I hope so:)
Thanks for your precious attention, it's highly appreciated.

07-05-2007, 10:36 PM
Like your style, and subscribing now!
Keep up the good work!

07-05-2007, 10:42 PM
Yes good to have you around, this is a very accomplished drawing. I look forward to seeing more. You have a very good understanding of figurature and your style is great. Good luck!

07-06-2007, 11:39 PM (

Here is the creature design. Hmmmm. Now I may start to draw background and the details. Thank you for your encouraging words and beautiful critiques:)

07-06-2007, 11:52 PM
Wonderful line art Mehmet!

07-07-2007, 12:55 AM
Very interesting work, nice concept with beautifull lines & shading

07-07-2007, 01:56 AM
Love the dog and the girl..

07-07-2007, 07:15 AM
I admire your works Bobby, it's so encouraging to hear this from you, thanks for stoping by.:)
All of you, friends, thank you so much. Your comments are highly appreciated.
There will be some details which I consider importand and I want to add, afterwards I am going to start the coloring. Stay tuned! :D

07-07-2007, 08:39 AM
Some wonderful drawing going on in this Mehmet. Cracking stuff. Looking forward to seeing progress.

07-07-2007, 11:04 PM
Very nice concept!

07-09-2007, 11:55 AM (

Here is an other milestone, roughly flying bricks from an exploading wall, there is no backrgound yet. What a shame:(
Thanks to all supporting friends and beautiful critiques, you are the best!

07-09-2007, 08:49 PM
Amazing line art buddy ! :eek: Wonderful ! I like your drawing style . Your triangular composition is powerful too, what a dynamic ! I'll keep an eye on this good thread.
Best of luck dood :arteest:

07-09-2007, 09:06 PM
I really love the character rendering and line art so far. Nice work! I think the bricks are getting to be a bit too much - just too much going on to distract from the characters and messying up the otherwise clean composition. Just wondering whether you really need them... good luck with the rest of the background!

07-09-2007, 11:18 PM
You are quite right Walrus, I shall eliminate some brick details, and however, I want a visual tension in my composition, but it shouldn’t totally encompass and dominate whole picture. It’s not because I need them, I just want them, but not so strong as you said. Thanks for the tip, it’s priceless, bless you and good luck.

07-10-2007, 09:01 AM
In this Digitally-dominated art world, it's nice to see traditional drawing skills put to good use...........'Tip of the hat' from me, sir.

Good luck


07-10-2007, 03:15 PM
Such a precious compliment, you are honouring me sir!
This is such a great encouregement, such a kindly support... I will try my best to make you proud.:))

07-17-2007, 07:04 AM
Really interesting picture! Draws you in and makes you wonder whats going on with the different characters. Your artwork is terrific! If your digital artwork is as good as your line art then you'll do great!

09-04-2007, 10:08 PM (

Here is a rough painting milestone of invictus! There are lots of things due to change and develop: colour contrast problems, textural studies, light and shadow and little funy accesories... I hope you like it:))

09-04-2007, 10:14 PM (

here is a closeup of caracters in rough painting stage , I hope you like them:)

09-04-2007, 10:56 PM
I do!

Glad to see you're still working on this, it's looking really nice! I'll save the crits for when you've polished up things more - overall, nothing to add, jyst stuff I know you're still getting to! :) Keep going!

09-05-2007, 06:52 PM
Thank you Michael, it's so exiting to be watched, very very stressful tough.:) Last month almost I had lost myself in my doctorate thesis; even I lost the sense of time, every thing. One time I thought that I was very late for finishing my challenge project. I hope that I can manage to differentiate between foreground and background. I suppose this would become my major problem.

09-05-2007, 07:02 PM
It's looking great. have faith. I've entered a couple of these challenges and the key is not to get stressed. It's funny, but you naturally deliver in time..........even without rushing.

Keep it up.


09-05-2007, 09:40 PM
Thank you for your most beautiful encouraging words and priceless tips Paul. They are highly appreciated. I am gona keep it up of course no doubt about it. ;)

09-05-2007, 10:31 PM
Draldede - I'm a new-comer here, so I realize that critiquing the drawing at this point is a bit moot, however I'm going to offer an observation.

While your drawing is good, it is a bit inconsistent... the girl and the cat are awesome- very lifelike, exaggerated, simplified just enough, and twisted in just the right places to put motion into the piece, where the male figures seem to technical... almost like you were a bit too concerned with anatomy.

The silhouette of the lead figure is lost in the bricks, and that can be changed as you work, but the debrit seems a bit to well scattered; almost fractal-like.

Lastly, the beast figure feels far too centered in the image and symmetrical in the space it occupies. It makes the piece feel fairly rigid and posed.

I hope this doesn't come across as harsh. Your work is solid, and I feel like a good artist wants to hear these observations. Keep at it, I'm sure this piece will turn out great... again, the unfinished linework in this piece (woman/cat) is wonderful.

09-05-2007, 11:53 PM
Fantastic work so far :applause: I`m looking forward for the next updates :bounce:

09-06-2007, 02:06 AM
totally kick-ass! :thumbsup:


09-06-2007, 06:28 AM
Very nice pic with many movement and action, i like your characters style, very good job

09-06-2007, 08:22 AM
You are wonderful, thank you for your nice comments.:) I wish you luck for your own personal challenges palls. I hope all end well. :D

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