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04-04-2008, 09:50 PM
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04-04-2008, 10:48 PM
Hi everyone

How exciting the expecting CG CHALLENGE beging again. And so nice that I can paint with some old friends. I'm not sure if I have enough time . but I'll do my best! Good luck to everyone!:)


About how to represent the topic--"Uplift Universe". .. The idea I 'm pursualing is how to represent the relationships between the aliens and future humans ,and the uplift creatures and humans. … my words seems to be like some prattles. Haha. : ) But..

I think it ‘s the most important. The relationship…some contact..and something like that.

So I ‘ll working on that.

04-04-2008, 10:49 PM
I..just review the grand moive <2001:A Space Odyssey> by Stanley Kubrick. I think… some idea in that movie it’s a little bit like the topic here.

See….In the movie , the very strange room( at the end of the movie). Perhaps…. it represent the alien presents making the “primordial” man ..making these feel a little bit more confortable while it’s going to be exchange to teach man ..

It’s just like when human take an animal into the zoo and set their environment very similar to their accustomed habitat.

Or such as some biologist who try to training and teach Chimps.

I think These are kindred.

04-13-2008, 07:49 PM (

Sorry for not upload the process frequently. : ( Really,I don't have enough time to think over this topic till April.24.

NOW This forum is very busy. How exciting! Everyone works so hard. I just can't endure to that day. haha:D

So here .. I sketch some rough shapes of vehicles and machines in space-time.
use Alchmey and Photoshop in several minute.

Good luck to everyone:applause:

04-24-2008, 09:01 AM
A Quick Concept Sketch

04-24-2008, 09:07 AM
A quick Concept Sketch

04-24-2008, 09:12 AM (

Software: Photoshop

A quick Concept Sketch

04-24-2008, 09:14 AM
Sorry ,something wrong with my computer just then.... :blush:

I know I'm late. I hope I could finish this topic in time. Best wishes to everyone here.

04-24-2008, 01:57 PM (

the second sketch today

04-24-2008, 03:37 PM (

I 'm not very sure about what I want to paint..just sketch something to make myself think over the topic.

04-24-2008, 04:25 PM
Very beautiful and interesting sketches.
I really hope you'll finish in time, I want to see which way you will take with your image. :)

04-25-2008, 08:19 PM (

There's a quick idea flash to my mind when I sketch this piece just then,
I will sketch it as soon as I can. : P

04-25-2008, 08:23 PM
Hey Fangyu, love that image, really great enviroment and melancholy feeling on it :thumbsup: . Awesomme palette and like a lot the thexture, cool :D Again, great work!! Cheers mate!!

04-25-2008, 09:07 PM
Everything looks great. I hope you have time to finish it - wishing you best of luck :thumbsup:

05-01-2008, 09:39 PM
such inspiring set of previz work you got going over here.
the portrait is beautiful.
keep it up!

05-02-2008, 12:17 AM
I'm looking forward to seeing the end result. It's hard to picture your work yet, but it looks like it's going to be amazing. I like the background you've put together. What program did you use for it?

05-03-2008, 04:29 AM (

I don't satisfied with my idea few days ago. Now MY inspiration root in <uplift war> Act 6. Here it is. : )

05-03-2008, 04:47 AM (

Planetary Coordinator Megan Oneagle
Tymbrimi Ambassador Uthacalthing

05-03-2008, 05:07 AM
TO Ferx , Kerem, XSIEN and, silenceimpaired:
Thank you for you so nice encouragement.
I must keep on and try my best to finish it in time.:)

05-04-2008, 10:44 AM (


05-04-2008, 11:01 AM (

I think the position of this rough set will almost be the final .
I'll refine it as soon as I can. : ) .

05-04-2008, 09:24 PM (

work in progress
I paint this in painter.

05-04-2008, 10:03 PM (

I just add one character I sketched on MAY.3
Here the background is just the background. So I don't want it to be very clear.
But of course it's too rough now. And lack of scenes and props which I haven't paint yet.
I want to show you what I will work at. : )

05-04-2008, 10:23 PM
Hi Arias
Thats looks amazing.U are really doing a very good job in few days.

05-05-2008, 01:40 AM (


05-05-2008, 02:01 AM
Thank you Ataulfo :)

Actually, I don't satisfy with the background. I must change something.

But maybe I won't adjust it today. I am going to figure out the characters tonight.

05-05-2008, 04:09 AM
Very nice paint work. Good luck on getting it done :D.

05-05-2008, 04:43 AM
Nice Character and Background, like it:thumbsup:

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05-05-2008, 06:27 AM
Very impressive loose brushwork - like your style! :thumbsup: Nice to see a speedy artist in action.

05-05-2008, 07:10 AM
We can feel it's gonna be wonderful

05-05-2008, 07:23 AM
Beautifull...and delicate. Great light too.

05-05-2008, 10:25 AM
Great potential. Hope you make it in time :)

05-05-2008, 10:36 AM (

A concept.
I try to make the faceplate fit with Fiben's face.
root in <Uplift War> ACT 5.
He was now with the uniform in a battleplane.

and the RIGHT picture is something I just paint for adjusting fur brush .(sorry,It's not a Chimp)

05-05-2008, 10:40 AM
Thank you!
RaresH, JoPu, RupertD, scala, OZ , MartinNielsen ^_^

Thank you for your so nice encouragement.

I plan to finish the four character tonight which are all in my mind now.
the above is the quick concept sketch of Fiben.

05-05-2008, 10:42 AM
:eek: Fabulous!!

05-05-2008, 11:09 AM
Good news and good Luck your Neo Monkey is wonderful

05-05-2008, 09:11 PM (


05-05-2008, 09:27 PM
good painting! like Oil painting!& I hope you finish in time

05-05-2008, 11:50 PM (

concept of Fiben with faceplate.

05-05-2008, 11:59 PM
fantastic concepts! background is astonishing.

05-06-2008, 12:24 AM
Thank you all, your comment is more inspiring than anything else . : )

05-06-2008, 03:36 AM
A beautiful piece of art you are creating. Very nice work.

05-06-2008, 06:19 AM
That space-monkey looks great :)

05-06-2008, 09:26 AM (

character concept- the clothes

05-06-2008, 09:31 AM (

haha ,here. I was dull with just painting sketches.
So I try to compsite something.
Just for myself to have a pre-visualization.

The character concept is almost down. Next I will do some concept sketch about aerocraft.
And refine the background again. Try to compsose the set in my mind.
Thank you all above. : )

05-06-2008, 11:02 AM
i really like the bottom one better...

05-06-2008, 11:57 AM
Everything looks fantastic, great process indeed! I prefer the second one, the grey fellow looks like he's not interested in the view, so it doesn't make sense for him to be blocking hers. My 2 cents, that is...
Again, great piece already!

05-06-2008, 12:16 PM
I don't know how gonna look the last image but if you keep on like that you gonna be the Number One .
About the 2 images I prefer the one with the man on the right .

05-06-2008, 01:23 PM
I prefer the second one because I fancy the guy with her a hired guard... she is enjoying the view and he is impartial to it, surveying the scene only for threats.

05-06-2008, 09:08 PM
I like the second one. Looks like he is consulting her and she is a really important person. although I would put her closer to him.

05-07-2008, 03:28 AM
Thank you friends! : ) Actually, I like the second one two.

These serveral days I am a little busy.Poor thing.

Anyway, I hope I will finish it in time.
Everything is possible,right. haha ..Thank you for your so nice suggest. I will try my best to it.
And best wishes to all of you. :)

05-07-2008, 04:40 AM
Hey fangyu your work is so fantastic that We need that You finish . You allready start something wonderful . Please

05-07-2008, 06:38 AM
Looking fantastic. Please hurry :)

05-07-2008, 09:42 AM
Hi Arias.
I think that first scketch is better.
Again i must said that your work is amazing. Its impressive how you work so fast and good.
Viewing that Im sure that u will finish it in time.
Keep it up.

05-07-2008, 05:30 PM (

I quick sketch. do you like the dress?

05-07-2008, 05:30 PM
scala, MartinNielsen and Ataulfo
Thank you .Really.
I was really touched.

05-08-2008, 12:02 AM (

rework the background.

05-09-2008, 06:39 AM
Really appreciate the depth in your background

05-10-2008, 08:40 PM
This image is very strong. Nice colors and well rendered. I can't wait to see the final result of this image. Keep going. I am surprised yet again to see this thread not being flocked to. Hope to see this one finished though.;)

05-12-2008, 09:10 AM (

This is what I 'm painting now. These days I was too busy. But I really want to finish it in time. I don't have time to delay it and refine it for long time.
So here it is.
Hope I would finish it in time. : )
Best wishes to everyone too.

05-13-2008, 03:34 AM
Cool Image and color

05-13-2008, 04:11 AM
I like the air we breath looking at your image

05-13-2008, 11:09 AM (

Root in UPLIFT WAR act 6

According to the “Invade Matter” report from the space chimp pilot “Fiben”. A strong improbity alien race will soon attackstone mankind’s colony “Garth”. Human being will face a disaster.

Planetary Coordinator Megan reading the report while watching the peace and beautiful city, worried about the chaos unavoidably.

The other mankind-like alien race “Tymbrimi” didn’t ignore the humans crisis. They come !Tthe galaxy friendly emissary, Tymbrimi Ambassador Uthacalthing , was comforting Megan, and resolve to help human beings fight the disaster together.

05-13-2008, 12:59 PM
Final is nice although I liked concept from 05-08-2008 12:02 AM best. I'm sure you'd make more brush work if there was more time. Characters and background totally rule. It's good that you used monkey concept too...

05-13-2008, 01:06 PM
that landscape on the background is beautiful! I love the colors!

05-13-2008, 04:24 PM
This is well put together image. Nice colors and nice mood. You can feel the warmth and the sense of peacefulness of this image. ;)

05-13-2008, 05:14 PM
Very beautiful composition. I love the atmosphere and detailed environment outside. Good luck :thumbsup:

05-13-2008, 05:58 PM
The depth you put into the background in excellent. A fine entry indeed :)

05-15-2008, 03:58 AM
Hey Fangyu, really great image!! Like a lot the cool enviroment on it!! The palette that you used is awesome, great color balance and feeling on the whole image!! :thumbsup: And the story is a great complement on your image!! Congratulations for this awesome image!! Best of luck!! Cheers!! :)

05-17-2008, 02:28 AM
eric scala , Martin Nielsen, Przemek Kotynski, Bryce Smith, Fernando Porcel,

Peter Prabowo, Joko Purnomo, Simon Bull, Raul Ovejero, Aaron Gerber,
Waldemar De Maria, Iban Egańa, Fabio Oscar Corica, kobatune, Andrew Alexandris,
Rares Halmagean, Rupert Dolby, Tiziano Baracchi, seail Jang

Really,Thank you very much indeed, My Friends ! : )

Thank you for your so warm encouragement!heartfelt gratefulness

Virtually I don’t satisfied with this work. Especially the composition is not good enough. But it will not be the most important thing to me.

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