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03 March 2008, 10:40 AM
Agostino Priarolo is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Work In Progress: another wip (

04 April 2008, 08:01 PM (

Aliens...what they say? what do I have to do? Oh my...oh jesus what they want? do you see them? here! wait...yes...sure..I will do that...where? oh my...

04 April 2008, 05:07 PM (

Ok. I'm a little late with the modelling but I never stopped to think about this from the beginning.
I started with a cube. Posting the early 3D sketches...

04 April 2008, 05:10 PM (


04 April 2008, 05:26 PM (

So I really want to send a big thank u to Softimage for this big opportunity to learn their great program and use it for non commercial projects. Xsi is so ergonomic, clever, easy to use and understand and it never fails me... I'm always positively surprised by the smart ideas behind each part of it. Thank u Softimage!

And this last sketch shows that I'm beginning to put down ideas with the other genial tool that I have, the awesome Zbrush...

So the idea behind this is to illustrate a schizophrenic guy who has some little cute aliens on his shoulders always talking and touching him all the time. So it's not exactly related to the uplift narrative but I see on the instructions that we can do this. Well, this guy is -uplifted- (or down-lifted?) to a particular and abnormal state of mind...
I really hope to make something interesting here.

05 May 2008, 07:34 AM (

Another little step. I know I must accelerate this. Anyway more or less this is the main char blocked out. Also the final shot will be with this point of view more or less. Still I have to block out the aliens. Hairs on this are only a placeholder, I will make them with Xsi hair. Face features and hands are rough, I have to work on them; I'm trying to reach an expressive but realistic image. Hope to finish in time because I'm doing like 4 things at the same time these days.

05 May 2008, 02:03 PM (

another wip. A couple of those aliens are in a placeholder pose and I'm going to pose them in a different way. They are wearing something like a comic book suit and maybe with different psychedelic colors. Still no idea about the backround but it will be something really yellow.
Still to work on the main char.
Little time left I need to hurry.

05 May 2008, 10:33 PM (

This is the last wip.
I'm working on the final render... last touches on textures and lights...

The final shot will be with this same point of view and poses.
I want to sleep! I can't

05 May 2008, 11:45 AM (

after I'll post the render before effects and comments

05 May 2008, 12:01 PM (

ok. I made it. It was hard. A lot of tech problems and no sleeping but overall I'm quite satisfied by the result. With more time I could have worked more on textures and lights and sculpting. Also I had to turn off final gathering otherwise I couldn't make in on time. the final render is the base. The final image is something else, more interesting I hope.

My goal was to make something dramatic, involving some psyco thinking.


05 May 2008, 12:13 PM (

another wip

05 May 2008, 04:21 PM
I'm a little confused here. Which is you final image?

05 May 2008, 07:30 PM
Hi Agostino!:wavey:
:scream: ( on finishing I saw it in your gallery! I like how the little aliens are creating unbalance in this poor human soul! Love to se it in a big wall! You style its so graphic I like that a lot coz you mixed with classical composition!:thumbsup: (

Again congrats on finishing my friend :lightbulb and sorry I didn't saw you before but you must do a link or something...I am way to distracted that its hard to find other wise the post from you ! :arteest: ( my friend!:beer:

05 May 2008, 07:36 AM
I'm a little confused here. Which is you final image?

Yeah I know I made a mistake:

First, I published the Final image because I thought I was running out of time.
Then, I published a couple of wips and they are showing on the top and as thumbnails in the main thread. I ask the moderator to change but he kindly replied that's not possible...

anyway the final is this one, I even wanted to change it to yellow and add more contrast but had no time so the final final is the one that u can see at my portfolio but the following is the one that I submitted as final...

AXEL, lol you are always so kind and specific in your comments...THANK YOU good luck!

05 May 2008, 07:40 AM
Ok and this one is the final that I put in my portfolio. As you can see by the concept I had in mind the yellow color since the start because it's the color of madness. But I had to submit the final really at the last minute so I had no time to change it and add more contrast.......but I like the pink result anyways lol.

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