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03 March 2008, 10:02 AM
Goro Fujita is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Concept / pre-visualization: - (

03 March 2008, 10:05 AM
Hi everyone!
Not sure if I find enough time to do a finished piece but I'll do my best!
Good luck everyone!

03 March 2008, 10:30 AM
i take a beer, put my feets on the desk and waiting on my screen to see your kikass concept!
Good luck to you Goro.

03 March 2008, 01:08 PM
That makes us 2 Goro... time is tricky thing :) but the power of will can do many things!!! and ofcors no sleep :twisted:

03 March 2008, 02:21 PM
Hi Goro !
I really impatient to see your work on this challenge !
Have fun !

03 March 2008, 11:30 PM (

Looking for ideas. More sketches to come

03 March 2008, 12:47 AM
Hello Goro,

Good luck for this challenge ! Your sketch is alreally sooooo cute.

03 March 2008, 03:04 AM
Great concept design, I am really looking forward to see what this becomes...

03 March 2008, 03:14 AM
Hi Goro, I've always loved your work!

I'm glad to see you here in this challenge!

Good luck man! :thumbsup:

03 March 2008, 05:45 AM
Way to go Goro! glad to see you're one of the first challengers, I really hope we all have time to finish and have fun!:D

03 March 2008, 08:50 AM
The girl looks like Booh in Monsters and cie ! :)

03 March 2008, 10:57 AM
Goro you seem youve finished the piece already :eek: huh!
You are narrowing the lane to the great prizes man! :cry:
Keep on good working

03 March 2008, 11:42 AM
Hey Goro, it's great to see you back again, drumming up more of your illustration magic. Good luck with this one.

And your first sketch is superb - capturing both strangeness and innocence beautifully

03 March 2008, 12:02 PM
hey goro nice start there, good to see you in the challenge

03 March 2008, 02:33 PM
Goro, all the best, lets rock! :)
Sweet speedy, nice colors!

03 March 2008, 03:49 PM
Support group checking in :D

03 March 2008, 04:18 PM
Hooray!!! Very nice start Goro... I always love your color choices!!!

03 March 2008, 06:12 PM
Beautiful and cute. The best of luck.

03 March 2008, 06:52 PM
Brilliant, already an outstanding concept for alien human interaction! :thumbsup:

03 March 2008, 07:19 PM
Hey Goro, nice to see you here too. You work fast Man... Cool concept, I espect marvels coming from you. :)

03 March 2008, 07:33 PM
I love the world you created Goro...
And here you have a nice start with a lovely stuff again.
Good luck on you...

03 March 2008, 06:39 AM
This is looking really nice! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your whimsical style!!

03 March 2008, 09:59 AM
thats very nice,cute looking aliens uve got there~keep it going mate and good luck:)

03 March 2008, 03:24 PM
Hi Goro, verry cool start, I`m looking for more concepts, not sure this one is enough crazy :D Good luck and have fun :bounce:

03 March 2008, 03:48 PM
hey goro, loved your robot feline entry in the last one. this one is sure to be a hit as well. cant wait to see more of it!

03 March 2008, 05:21 PM
I love it. Fantastic color comp. Can't wait to see more!

03 March 2008, 09:14 PM
Hey Goro, nice first concept mate. I know you be experimenting with the concept :D and this is a thing that I cant miss ( I love the evolution on your concepts from the first sketch to the last image :D). Good luck!! Cheers mate :beer:

03 March 2008, 01:29 AM
I like the style and atmosphere of this one. Colors are very complimentary. Good work.

03 March 2008, 03:19 AM
Very nice entry. And cute in a good way. Best of luck on this one.

03 March 2008, 01:53 PM
Hehe... cute and original :) Good luck!!



03 March 2008, 01:55 PM
Coolest alien ever, he looks like a boiled sweet

Let's see more!

03 March 2008, 10:42 AM
haha Goro, this is just too cute :D

03 March 2008, 03:25 PM
SweD, ttracing2, SolidAhmed, joshpurple, Ramitxon, akahraman, NathanielWest, MichaelZHsee,
Slav, sasquatch70, grafixsuz, JuanManuel, HornlessUnicorn, Baron
Thank you very much for you comments! Good luck on y'all!

What's sleep? :D
Thnx man

Thnx rock on!
hehe yeah....indeed looks like Boo

Hey there long time no see. Are you entering?

Thanks I hope I find time to finish....

Yeah...I just entered to push myself a little....good luck to you too!

haha nah...Still looking for ideas....
not so easy as I thougt ^^;

thnx man glad you like it! are you in?

thnx man same to you

All the best to you too buddy! Looking forward to your concepts!
Your strange behavior entry would fit in this well too :)

Great you're in! Let's rock

Thanks man! Go draw your girls :P

yeah I will do a lot more sketches. thnx!

Glad to hear that! Stay tuned :)

03 March 2008, 03:29 PM (

So here's another concept. Similar scene...different mood.

03 March 2008, 03:40 PM
now this is more like it. i wasn't sure about the first one before.
good start. good luck

03 March 2008, 03:40 PM
ah damn u Goro... put in to the finish section and call it done... and take the prize :P the atmosphere is so awesome here! sell it to pixar and they'll made a great movie out of it.

03 March 2008, 03:40 PM
Cartoon style attacking! :D Great start Goro, good luck!

03 March 2008, 04:58 PM
Wow the second one is just brilliant. The mood is just perfect. :love:


03 March 2008, 05:00 PM
I like the way you take. The obvious direction of this challenge appeared to be more realistic or scientific, but indeed, whatever, as you, i like the way of dream and cartoon caracters.

I don't know if this is the the way i'll take but it's a nice idea .

Good luck.


03 March 2008, 05:46 PM
Hi Goro,

great concept. Nice mood and colors...I really like it!



03 March 2008, 06:28 PM
Oh man, it's so cute and...pretty! :eek: For lack of a better word that is. I can't wait to see how it'll turn out.

03 March 2008, 07:41 PM
Still warming up Goro? you need no luck you placed in the other contests. I want your crown. I will keep an eye on your thread most definitely. Later.

03 March 2008, 07:48 PM
I really like your 2 previsualizations.
REally right colors and beautiful composition.
Best luck,

03 March 2008, 07:49 PM
Just lay down and wait for the prizes to come man, this picture looks done :thumbsup:.

03 March 2008, 07:59 PM
i really like this one better. it just seems right and tells a great story....

03 March 2008, 08:34 PM
I absolutely adore this one!
The aurora borealis brings such a nice and serene mood to the whole picture.

03 March 2008, 09:33 PM
Simple yet so elegant and well-crafted, very nice!

03 March 2008, 10:06 PM
Yeah! I love this one too! :thumbsup:

03 March 2008, 10:53 PM
Wow, you've done it again. That first idea was beautiful. The little girl reading by the iight of the alien's antennae was wonderful, but this new image is even better. There is a sweetness and innocence in your creations that I like a lot. Your work is superb. I love the way you play with light and colour too. The only comment I could make about this new image is that it looks perfect (and finished) as it is.

btw, I'm still not sure if I'll be able to enter this one. But I'm not ruling it out either

03 March 2008, 11:16 PM
Very good images and mood, but the first was my preferred, the big alien with the girl remind me the E.T. mood, friend without prejudice :)

03 March 2008, 11:20 PM
thats great...

i realy want to know witch program you're all useing for sketches?

03 March 2008, 01:52 AM
Beautiful & marvels idea you have there...really really cool:buttrock:
love your art work style & the colors...
wish you good luck man n im looking foward more from you...bring it on man...:thumbsup:

03 March 2008, 10:54 AM
This concept is also good and charming but previous one was so cute..:wise:
My vote is for the previous.

03 March 2008, 02:35 PM
still nice sketch !

03 March 2008, 02:48 PM
I vote for the second concept 'sketch' (if I can call it that, it's so awesome!).
You always do such lovely work Goro.
Good luck for the challenge.

03 March 2008, 04:48 PM
i like your style! just add you as favorite :-)

03 March 2008, 04:55 PM
your style's so cute ^^. I like the one looking at the aurora

03 March 2008, 06:44 PM
I had zero inspiration for this challenge but somehow you just gave me some.. we have to work together on something, someday.. :cry: i love you..

03 March 2008, 07:47 PM
Love this one, Goro! :thumbsup:

03 March 2008, 12:08 AM
hey goro, as always nice sketches with lovely atmosphere and mood. keep it up and good luck!

03 March 2008, 03:00 AM
Hi Goro!
I love your colors!
really beautiful images

03 March 2008, 10:27 AM
rawwad, Russel-Nash, alessio, Lappisch, dharmaestudio,
GaeasHerald, ttracing2, Maph, BaronImpossible, Paul4wood,
Markphisto, Nantha, KU2GUN, gpepper, Nekomouse, chandro,
Pegahoul, HornlessUnicorn, wueste, laurentino
Thank you so much for your comments guys! It's very encouraging.

Thnx I will do some more concepts...

hehe nah..... ^^;

Thnx man! I'm planning to do a more sifi approach as well

hehe yeah...the warming up phase is the part I like the most.
I will stay in that stage as long as I can :)

Thnx for your comment buddy!
I'm thinking about doing a more serious action loaded aproach too.
See if I can make it. I'd like to go in many different directions this time so stay
tuned. I just saw you're in! I'll be checking your thread in a minute.

thnx! I'm ps addicted.

Hey bro! Good to hear from you! Now I've inspired you, I'm expecting you to enter
the challenge. And you know what happens if you don't finish...:twisted:
And yeah! We definetly have to work together sometime let's found felloro studios or something like that :scream:!
What are you up to thesedays? You haven't updated your website in years.
And now hush hush enter the challenge!

03 March 2008, 10:32 AM
Go Goro Go! :)

03 March 2008, 11:37 PM (

So here is a completly differnt approach. I didn't read the uplift universe books but this came into my mind when I read the stuff on David Birn's website.

03 March 2008, 12:22 AM
this is gonna be a good thread :D

Love the most recent image

03 March 2008, 04:56 AM
i like that latest one alot...
nice colours and mysterious feel...
looking forward to see what ya go with...

the one with the little girl reading is cute too..

03 March 2008, 04:59 AM
Great composition!

03 March 2008, 05:07 AM
Fujita! This one is brilliant!!! A lot more action, a lot more tension. it's sort of getting away from your toony style( I LOVE YOUR TOONY STYLE), but it's still very eye-catching!

03 March 2008, 11:57 AM
Malanjo, nethken, Cyberone, sasquatch70

Thnx man. I will do a concept with some chimps too.
I'd like to try different styles and interpretations of the topic.
Still don't know if I'll end up cartoony or more realistic.

03 March 2008, 11:58 AM
Man, you make me so envious!! But, your work is awesome and I'm super inspired by seeing such high quality stuff produced so quickly.

I also prefer this one to the other two. Each idea just seems to get better and better!

03 March 2008, 03:47 PM
I don't understand the latest sketch, but still, it is compelling, the colour composition is brilliant...
I feel I'm learning just from looking.

03 March 2008, 07:34 PM
Man, your scetches are always awsome. :buttrock:

Just a small note: The "nose" of the dofphin looks a little bit off. More like a shrew.


03 March 2008, 10:49 PM
Great look for the dolphins, excellent lighting, excellent scene, -without reading the massive literature of Uplift I think you are right on! :thumbsup: (DIG your talent!)

03 March 2008, 10:20 AM
Hey Goro!

Nice to see you taking the challenge again. The theme should fit your style perfectly. I'm really looking forward to see another great piece from you.

Personally I don't like your last one. I don't know - it looks like a movie still and not like an artwork. I miss the warmth in it that comes from your other concepts. If you want to do yourself and all of us a favour, stick to the things you really love to do. It will pay off in the end!

03 March 2008, 11:52 AM

alot of concepts here.
I like the little girl most thus far. (and the alien is cool)

All those "star wars / big battles and explosions -stuff" gets on my nerves.

but one can see already, this'll be a nice entry :D

03 March 2008, 07:56 AM
The latest sketch is my favorite so far. It has a very "classic/pulp sci fi" feel to it...very appropriate to the sponsored material.

03 March 2008, 09:01 AM :)

03 March 2008, 10:48 AM
I like the way you have created the sketch, nice lighting, paint / paper textures showing through. Super.

Skillful pushing around of digital paint. Looking forward to more.

03 March 2008, 02:36 PM
Yeah, completely agreed, the last one is very nice!
It's got the most potential of the whole bunch you did I think!

03 March 2008, 12:50 PM
Awesome awesome awesome ! C'an't wait for your next ones
Best of luck mate ! :beer:

03 March 2008, 01:39 PM
I like the latest one too, brilliantly done.

03 March 2008, 04:48 PM
Hi Goro as in every contest always a lot of concept , all very good I really like the last one to. It's always a pleasure to see your work .

03 March 2008, 09:13 PM
Malanjo, nethken, Cyberone, sasquatch70

Thnx man. I will do a concept with some chimps too.
I'd like to try different styles and interpretations of the topic.
Still don't know if I'll end up cartoony or more realistic.

hey goro, cant wait to see your chimp-concept.

03 March 2008, 05:36 PM
hey goro

you threads are a treat to watch. so much life and the work always ends up being soo good. you will probably have to write more tutorials to document the nutty ways you make things.

then share them maybe? :)

03 March 2008, 09:13 PM
Very nice! I love it!
Good viewing angle, perfect colors!
I wait to see more!! =)

Good continuation! See you!

04 April 2008, 06:51 AM
Your latest concept sketch is superb and it's great to see that side to your talent. Of course I personally prefer your cartoony work simply because of my own personal bias, but if you did go with an action/serious/sci-fi style then I have no doubt you'd do an outstanding job of it. Whichever way you go, I'll be looking forward to seeing it progress.

The way I see it, as long as you follow the style that excites you the most then you're bound to come up with some real magic.

04 April 2008, 07:40 AM
goro - delightful - i like them all :) you go for a raw 2d or you plan some 3d elements ;)

04 April 2008, 08:41 AM
I agree - great concept, allready very impressive scene and light, I'm sure it will be awesome when you finish it.


04 April 2008, 08:57 AM
I really like what you're doing here, good luck!

04 April 2008, 10:16 AM
Nice work Goro as usual. Very different concepts. The 2nd one is a little too classic for me. The 1st nd 3rd are great, it depends if you want to do something humoristic or more serious.

04 April 2008, 11:00 AM
Superb storytelling stuff Goro. Gorgeously lit and full of atmosphere.

04 April 2008, 09:53 AM
hey Goro,

yea I would have loved to enter and hopefully I will later, if the inspiration is still there. but I don't want to leave another entry unfinished and get the same, hard punishment as last time :D
but ATM, busy. freelancing and fully booked until early/mid may as it stands now. it's the reason for not updating my personal site to.. work.

yea we spoke about it so long, we have to do something someday soon. a studio might be to early lol :D but at least a project or a few if the opportunity arise!!

your new pic looks great but it miss the "childish" storytelling feel i love so much in you works :cry:

04 April 2008, 09:47 PM (

I'm pretty sure that I won't work on this concept any longer but I wanted to visualize how I imagine those neochimps.

04 April 2008, 09:49 PM
oops doublepost...

04 April 2008, 09:53 PM
Nekomouse, Russel-Nash, RoGreg, ScottC, RupertD, Hideyoshi, bouboul, Baronimossible, scala,
Slav, morganvillette, HornlessUnicorn, Pearlyking, Nickillus
Thanks a lot guys!

A Human and a Neodolphin are spying on the Enemy Alien Race.

Thnx man that's kind of you!

Hey Daniel wuzup. Hehe I think I know what you mean. Well actually I love to experiment. So I did another 'serious' sketch...
I already have another concept in mind which is cute, strange and frightening as well....stay tuned.

here you go :)

thnx man! I obviously do more of the cartoony stuff and I do like em more. But its fun to experiment with the dark side
of the force from time to time :P
But I think I get back to the cartoony thing in my next concept.

da swag is in the house! Thnx man. I haven't decided yet wether I use 3d or not...
A 2d 3d combo could be interesting.

Hey vince how are you! I'm still seeking for the one idea but I guess it's gonna be a humoristic thing.

fellah haven't updated your site in years so being busy is not an excuse...hehe!!! :P
A short film would be great....but it takes too much time I guess.....we can thing about it when we have our own
studio in 10 years ^^

Hehe don't worry. There are more concepts to come (with childish storytelling) :)

04 April 2008, 10:55 PM
Cool start, can't wait to see this progress!

04 April 2008, 11:07 PM
fantastic drawing, It always amazes me how well you capture the light and shadow in such rough sketching style. Why not say this one is finished ? you can enter more then one I believe. ;)

04 April 2008, 01:01 AM
dang these are cool 'sketches'. hope you have time to finish... gl

04 April 2008, 01:20 AM
Another beautiful sketch. It's always a real treat to see your updates

04 April 2008, 01:35 AM
Chimps as soldiers is cool. Some of the previous sketches had better ideas. This one can turn out to be a nice one as well, with a wow factor. We all know what Goro is capable of. Waiting for the next idea that you have in mind. Later.:)

04 April 2008, 02:48 AM
crazy goro >< next time if i see you enter the challenge, i will go do something else (heart break)

04 April 2008, 07:59 AM
DAmn! everything u did are so good that i cant say "OH! THIS IS MY FAVOURITE ONE!".
The colours are so beautiful...well like it very much! In my opinion u got masterpieces in your hands now!

04 April 2008, 08:07 AM
Amazing work, i love the neochimps, too bad your not gona work on them anymore, but both have amazing colors. I wanna c what else you can come up with...

04 April 2008, 09:50 AM
That starts well here, I like this sketch.

04 April 2008, 12:24 PM
this is awesome!

on a slightly more technical note, the pallet is really realistic, it looks like observational art. did you get some teched up monkeys to pose ?
and i love your suit designs.
nice one,

04 April 2008, 09:28 AM
HammaJamma, pixemo, mdavid, Tranchefeux
Many thanks guys!

hehe thnx man. Well I think the story in this is not strong enough and I'm not very
satisfied with the composition either.

Thank for your kind comment!

haha nah what the hell are you talking about! Your 3d stuff is coming along great!
Keep going man!

Wow thnx! Glad you like em.

Thnx man! Yep I have some armored monkeys at home ^^
No I didn't use any poses. Just straight ahead loose drawing.
After finishing I realized that I was inspired by unreal tournament and starcraft suits... ^^:

Maybe I'll do another chimp concept I just thought that this one is not strong enough...
It could be a movie still you know...I'd like to have more story in it.

04 April 2008, 12:36 PM
Goro, Lord of the concepts!:applause: I've been learning so much just looking at your works that I have to thank you. I see how much I have to grow. Keep rocking!
I will keep an eye on your thread (for sure!)
By the way, the neochimps are awesome.
Greetings from Brazil!

04 April 2008, 12:56 PM
watching your portfolio im sure is gonna be beautiful . the girl sketch looks nicer to me!:)

waiting to see more. I've enjoying your robot-cat story as well .

04 April 2008, 02:58 PM
nice to see you are in already, Goro :)

for me, I prefer the first tow sketches till now ... I didn't read the whole posts, but it looks like you still searching for a good sketch ...

good luck mate :)

04 April 2008, 03:58 PM
cool pic! it's your entry that makes me get back to check this challenge.. sad I have to crush you before this challenge is over.. in one way or another.. fear the smurfs!!!

hm yea true.. i can't blame my site on being busy :D haha.. well... uhm.. bye :D

04 April 2008, 08:31 PM
great sketching Goro! keep loading, the alien looks brilliantly funny!
looking forward

04 April 2008, 03:07 AM
Hi Goro,

Always great to see your menu of ideas! my favorite so far its 2nd and the 3rd they have mood and history more easy to look at it and also a bit more complicated emotionally, well they all look GREAT! althoug that will be personal choice :) I always see great things in your thread :eek:keep on coming that crazy good style!:D

04 April 2008, 03:22 PM
I like your Neochimp visualisation!

04 April 2008, 12:27 PM
Hey there long time no see. Are you entering?

Nice sketches since my first post , but I prefer the ones with cute little girl and strong colors.
I'm surprise to not see a lot of threads around cute things, this year. I'm just entering the challenge, but I will try to be more serious than on the past challenges ( all not finished :p ).

Good luck, I will be around if you have difficult choice to do, but I'm sure you will do perfect job with yourself choice.
(keep your exellence ! )

04 April 2008, 09:40 PM
hey goro. I found this toy. look like your character~ so cool
hope you like it.

04 April 2008, 09:10 PM
Hi Goro! I loved the cartoony concepts. In the other hand the gorillas are neat and the stalking scene isvery moody, the problem I find is that most of the characters are obscured either from being looking the other way or standing too far away, making hard to tell their alien or uplift features, but I know you will deal with that just fine, it's completely in your style. I'll keep an eye on this :drool:

04 April 2008, 02:55 AM
Bro great always have this great idea for your artworks...
The last visual, you did looks great...something like Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes.
keep up the good work men....MY FULL SUPPORT FOR YOU.....

good luck men...:thumbsup:

04 April 2008, 01:52 PM
Nice concept, does monkeys are your favorite animal :) ? . Cause your avatar is monkey, you buy toy representing monkey and you sketch admirably monkeys. :applause:

By the way I i'll be watching further to see evolution. Promises a nice picture.


04 April 2008, 05:15 AM
I like all of them.
I would say go for the idea or concept that is most out of your
comfort zone.
you may be challenged and learn something.
I mean you are already well rounded,
so it could be neat to do a peice that is unexpected.

I am not one to talk. But at least I am doing it in 3d
wich is amazingly hard and slow for me and is NOT
what I get paid to do.

anyway 2 cents.
will you be visiting Redwood City soon I hope!!??

04 April 2008, 11:45 PM
Wow! There is so much life in all of your concepts.

04 April 2008, 01:45 PM
Geeba, chilombiano, renderwhite, nethken, Nantha, DaVee, Paul4wood
Thank you so much for your comments! And sorry for the lag of updates...
I hardly find time to work on my next idea...A little busy thesedays.

yeah...still not satisfied with the ideas so far...have to find something stronger.

plz...not the smurfs...

Thnx for your input! I'll do my best to find a good concept to work on.

cool cool looking forward to your ideas.


Thnx man and I totally agree with you. I'm workin on it :)

Thnx man! hehe I'd love to but never know...

04 April 2008, 04:21 PM
always great to see your stuff goro !


04 April 2008, 01:17 AM
Planet of the apes, yeah :D Can't wait to see what's next.

04 April 2008, 06:22 PM
You here too? Man, I have absolutely no time for this but here I am, trying to take part.
Great stuff!

04 April 2008, 10:12 PM
Hey Goro. :) Kick ass work like always. You rocked last time, and I'm sure you will this time. :cool:

04 April 2008, 04:34 PM
Hi Goro, just stopping by to see how you are doing, and what a treat. I hope you don't stop.

04 April 2008, 02:30 PM
Great concepts, colours are so beautiful

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04 April 2008, 12:18 AM
I wasn't going to enter this contest until I saw that you were,not just because I am a fan but because I wanted the chance to compete with you. I do not consider myself a painter by any means especially compared to you. That is why I am entering, it is your skill (amongst others) that I aspire to and hope to at least match. I hope that didn't come off sappy or what ever, I'm not very good at this I just wanted to be noticed in hopes of finally getting some feed back.

Good Luck

05 May 2008, 07:33 PM
oh. i hope you finish on time! go close doors and good luck!

05 May 2008, 10:08 PM
sup Goro? no finish? :(

05 May 2008, 10:36 PM
I know I deserve punishment but i really didn't have time...I kind of hoped for deadline extention... T.T

I was on vacation in Korea and Australia....I even drew a sketch on the plane...
but didn't find time to finish.

Thanks for all your support guys!
Hope I can finish next time...

m@ where are you by the way? I never see you online thesedays...

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