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03-21-2008, 10:52 PM
Kenneth Anderson is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Work In Progress: development (

03-21-2008, 11:07 PM (

Just messing

03-21-2008, 11:08 PM (

Another idea I doodled

03-21-2008, 11:13 PM (

A character sketch based on what I read about the Uplift Universe books. Which aint much. I read summit about Gorillas so here we go

03-21-2008, 11:20 PM

This is my second challenge and I am pretty excited. However, the subject is kinda out of my "comfort zone" haha so it will definetly be a challenge!

At the moment I am messing with ideas. Exploring, speed painting, experimenting, seeing what happens. I have no real idea of where I am going to go with this challenge yet, whether to make a cartoony illustration, or push myself and try something more serious and realistic.

Also, I am very unfamilar with the book series mentioned. I am not a huge fan of sci-fi! So I am unsure yet whether I will research the "Uplift" series, or concentrate my time on making something unrelated to it.

More sketches to come soon, cheers!


03-22-2008, 02:23 PM
I like the third composition myself....good luck!

03-24-2008, 09:16 AM
Thanks mark!

03-25-2008, 10:27 PM (

This is a quick sketch to visualise the theme I think I have decided on. I am going to go along the lines of humans worshipping an alien being as a god. I know - it looks like a jelly fish! I thought it would look cool. Still messing with ideas. More coming soon. Ken :D

03-26-2008, 12:25 AM
This is a quick sketch to visualise the theme I think I have decided on. I am going to go along the lines of humans worshipping an alien being as a god. I know - it looks like a jelly fish! I thought it would look cool. Still messing with ideas. More coming soon. Ken :D

Interesting lighting... I like the bright blue with the dim reddish-brown.

03-26-2008, 12:45 AM
you've got great skill, jellies are all good, they have a natural propensity to look alien anyhoo, especially with their bio luminescence ..

your gorilla is quite striking, loving the colours :D.


03-26-2008, 04:54 AM
I like the jelly one alot...interesting idea and has the potential for some
really nice lighting too...

03-26-2008, 05:00 AM
wow thats an interesting concept, good luck !

03-26-2008, 05:24 AM
hey thanks for dropping by to my thread,it seems like u hav got some very interesting concept going on too.that gorrila sketch is damn cool!:thumbsup: keep it coming mate

03-26-2008, 06:53 AM
Hey Kenneth, nice to see you in this challenge my friend, and glad that you are out of your commfort zone :D because this sketches rocks :thumbsup: Really cool concepts, and cant wait to see the all evolution on your idea. Good luck and cheers !! :beer:

03-26-2008, 07:23 AM
I like a lot the color palette of all your pres.
Maybe my favorite the one last one.
Best luck,

03-26-2008, 09:08 AM
vmulligan: Thanks for the comments - lighting isnt my strong point, I find it incredibly difficult!

Lightsovereign: Thanks for the kind comments. And yes I agree, they do look quite alien! Maybe I will use the jellyfish as inspiration, a springboard to something more unique. cheers!

Cyberone: Thanks for the comments :) I may develop the jelly one further and see what happens!

i3abden: thanks! Good luck to you too if you are participating?

Michael: No worries! And thanks for the kind words. Glad u like the gorilla :D

Ferx: hey Fernando! Thankyou for the kind words mate, much appreciated. Good luck to you too - I hope you are entering!

Dharmaestudio: thank you! I think I will develop the last one a bit further :D

03-26-2008, 10:15 AM
love the character concept :)

03-26-2008, 11:07 AM
Cool idea, and yeah, jellyfish are soo alien. My suggestion would be for some of the humans to take off their hoods, to show that they are humans? It could be another race of aliens under that hood ^^

03-26-2008, 01:32 PM
Ivy00: thanks Ivy :)

Pegahoul: Thanks! And yeh good advice. I need to make sure the audience knows they are human. This is just a rough idea sketch the now. Thanks for the advice!

03-30-2008, 08:43 PM
Last idea is really cool. I think I went through your portfolio and liked what I saw and hope to see some promising things. Later. I'll be lurking to see how your entry shapes up.:thumbsup:

03-31-2008, 09:14 PM
Lots of arts work! I like your style!
Very nice!

I can't wait to see more! =)
Good luck!

04-02-2008, 09:04 AM
I like your concept work, if what you choose to go with is as good as your strange behaviour entry then we're in for a treat. Good luck to you!

04-05-2008, 02:59 PM (

I am exploring ideas for aliens

04-05-2008, 03:05 PM
beelow: Thanks for the kind words mate! If you got any crits or advice I would me more than happy to hear it! cheers, hope you enjoy my thread :D

morganvillette: Thank you! Much appreciated :D

Pearlyking: Thanks for the kind words! Means a lot!

Hi everyone, been neglecting my thread for a while, Ive been pretty busy with work, socialising and getting my wisdom teeth removed! haha but I am getting back into this competition now.

I have my idea so now I am beginning to explore the visuals. This is some alien concepts. At the moment it looks fairly generic and demonish, I will probably try and move into another direction with it, maybe linking back to the jellyfish idea.

More to come soon.


04-11-2008, 08:42 AM (

Concept for a futuristic human priest

04-11-2008, 12:05 PM
I really like the colours and lighting on that priest concept sketch! He looks wicked.

04-14-2008, 07:45 PM
Great concept sketches, i realy like your style and use of colour.

04-24-2008, 12:32 PM
I like the concept not sure where you're going but it made me look.

04-27-2008, 03:53 AM

WOW! Love all the sketches, they look all great! I like the new priest concept though the colors are good to reflect power in his personality, and I also think his role it’s easy to relate for an alien relationship after all his work field it open to many things possible! Keep it up! And hope to see more from you I enjoy lots your "strange behaviour' entry! I'll be here to support the always good works from you ! :D

04-27-2008, 05:45 AM
Hey Kenneth,

I really like post #23, your alien sketches. It has a nice guellermo del toro feel to it. Keep up the awesome work. Brad

05-03-2008, 10:02 AM
me with sasquatch70! i especially love the colours a lot! red and black rock man! :buttrock:

05-04-2008, 11:28 AM
Hi everyone - well a quick update on my challenge - I have been very busy and distracted recently, and unable to work on this at all! I was ready to throw in the towel, but reading the encouragement here, maybe I should make one last stab at getting something finished, even if its not to the standard I would hope. SO, I think I will try and get something up there! Thanks to all for the words of encouragement.

Andyjones: Thanks for the kind words!

Handlebar: Cheers!

Buffichar: Thanks! Im not sure where I was going with it either haha

AxelAlonso: Thanks for the kind words Axel! It is very encouraging to hear from you, and may in fact help spur me into action! Glad you liked my strange behaviour also. I will try my best to continue with this challenge!

Sasquatch: Thanks Brad! That truely is a compliment saying it has a Del Toro feel - that makes me happy haha. cheers!

Nwiz: Thanks mate! :D

05-05-2008, 12:27 AM
Oh, Ken yea some more encouragement from me..hate to see you miss out!! of luck to you


05-05-2008, 08:01 AM
LightSovereign: Thanks for that mate! best of luck to yourself! :D

05-05-2008, 08:03 AM (


Im finally getting back on track. My initial idea was to go down the epic path, but when I doodled this I felt a more up close approach was visually stronger. So, I am developing the idea of the human priests who rely on the alien being to "uplift" them into new spiritual awareness. Still working out the story, but basically, the humans are worshipping the alien being as a god.

05-06-2008, 10:36 PM
Hi Kenneth,

I like this new composition, witch I am sure its work in progress already! Coz he have little time now! Haha…we will finish it I hope... :thumbsup:Back to your idea with the “Alien God”. I think helps lots they way you add the perspective but he looks a bit scary , so maybe I understand a bit of that also in his face, then again , fear does make people do crazy things as blindfold religious freaks! Hahaha! So that could be also the point!:wise:

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