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04 April 2008, 07:57 PM
Randy Mohr is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Work In Progress: Nomopoly salesman - WIP5 (

04 April 2008, 08:09 PM (

So, where did this iconic game come from anyway? ...
I'm a bit further along than Concept/pre-visualization having sketched, inked, and scanned the picture and have made a few corrections in figure sizes. The next stage will be blocking in color! The 95% of my work is in greyscale as my confidence in my use of color is very challenged.
Of course, I will not be using the name Monopoly in my final submission for copyright reasons so I will need to come up with something alienish yet readily recognizable.

04 April 2008, 11:00 PM
fantastic idea and work ..keep it up ..:scream:

04 April 2008, 03:09 AM
This is a really cute piece of drawing! I am waiting to see how you will color it! :)

04 April 2008, 08:12 PM
Thanks for the kind words, moustafaer and Jeromoo! I did some coloring but the more I worked on it the more I became dissatisfied with the composition. Funny how you work on thumbnails and sketches and you think you've got a good comp, then you work it up, ink it out then look at it some more and think "Hmmmm, could be better ... " So, I'm reworking the composition and will post what I've worked on.

Speaking of posting ... can someone explain to me how to post new images as I'm working on them? I've done the initial competition entry image post, but I'm not seeing how to post subsequent progress. Is it through this "post reply" at this thread? If so, I'm not seeing how to include an image.

Thanks for the help!

HG Guy

04 April 2008, 08:36 PM
hi hurdy post your work in progress u press supmit an entry and u choose if it is concept\pre-visualization or work in progress or its the final entry ... but if u talking about supmit a new entry (project) i dont know if u can do that , see the FAQ ...
good luck

04 April 2008, 02:16 AM (

Here's the rearrangement of the composition with a bit of rendering. Now that I see this I wonder if the original was better after all and just needed a bit of tightening ... I think I need to come up with something for the female in the lower right corner to be doing rather than just holding a card, something that conveys the idea of "what's this little dude want and what is all this stuff?"

HG Guy

04 April 2008, 05:12 AM (

A bit of tightening. The lower right needs more development, it looks too loose and open compared to the rest. The caveman with the dice needs to be doing something different with them. Stuffing them up his nose?

I'm delaying adding color. Greyscale rendering is 95% of what I do. I choke when it comes to coloring. We'll see what happens.

HG Guy

04 April 2008, 07:03 PM
funny concept ... beautiful sketch .. keep it up

04 April 2008, 07:45 PM
wow ... what afunny scene, lovely characters man :)

04 April 2008, 05:24 PM (

I've restored most of the original composition (kept going back to it and a gut feeling said it was just fine!) and made a few more changes. Still thinking of a color scheme/palette ...

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