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04 April 2008, 07:03 AM
Rares Mihai Halmagean is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Work In Progress: Alien Head (

04 April 2008, 07:09 AM
This should be great fun! :scream: This time I'm going for a 3D entry. I don't know if it's the free essentials xsi license, which is great software by the way, or the fact that I've been entering 2D work the last few challenges :shrug: but it's what I do for a living, so what the heck. Good Luck everyone!

04 April 2008, 04:36 AM (

This is pretty much the direction I'd like to go with this piece. I'll save the explanation with the hope that the image is self explanatory. Any ideas on how I can take it further?

04 April 2008, 05:51 AM
great image! i really like the idea. ill keep an eye out for your wips.

04 April 2008, 06:53 PM
Thank you Slav! I can't wait to start producing wips myself. But first I'm going to have to conceptualize the characters a little more.

04 April 2008, 07:41 PM
I love it already!

04 April 2008, 08:20 PM
Hey Rares, cool concept mate, I really like your idea for the challenge: The first previz and composition for it, works really well. Good luck and looking forward for more updates! Cheers!! :beer:

05 May 2008, 06:23 AM
Paul and Ferx,

Glad you like so far. I've already got some 3d elements. I'll be posting them up soon as I have something decent to show. In the meantime I'm developing the alien concept.

05 May 2008, 06:34 AM (

I'm thinking this character would be somewhat awkward. That he/she would have a difficult time learning this human contraption. Let me know what you think.

05 May 2008, 10:04 AM
cute and vibrant colour concepts dude! :love: very personal touch to each of them!

05 May 2008, 12:50 PM
fantastic creatures :]

very funny and cute concepts , (especially number 7 and 8)

05 May 2008, 01:00 PM
verry fun creatures lol , i hope to see finished it ,
good luck

05 May 2008, 01:00 PM
I agree, wonderful creatures/aliens!

05 May 2008, 05:48 PM
nwiz24, rumar, picksel and varma,

Thank you for your comments. I'm leaning towards #8 myself and since theres not much time left I'm going to have to start modeling as soon as possible. I've already got a few models started so I should have some updates soon.

05 May 2008, 07:21 PM
Those sketches look ace!!:applause:

05 May 2008, 08:44 PM
HE HE HE HE HE GREAT IDEA!!! well..for me...number 8!!!

05 May 2008, 02:21 AM (

The Student Driver car. I'm adding more details like headlights and wear & tare later. But now I need to move onto getting everything else roughed out.

05 May 2008, 01:59 PM
harachte, OZ,

Thanks! #8 is the direction I'm taking the look of the alien.

05 May 2008, 09:47 AM
soooooo cute! :love: The creatures are really impressive.

05 May 2008, 04:28 PM
Thank you Arias! It's going to be fun modeling him.

05 May 2008, 07:34 AM (

This is the alien head model based off of concept #8. I'm taking it to z-brush tomorrow which is the funnest part after concept sketching :D.

05 May 2008, 08:37 AM
I like our work on alien concept I hope you can keep that style in 3 D

05 May 2008, 02:48 PM
Thanks. Well the design will very much be faithful to the concept but I may not make the final piece high contrast as I'd like to maintain an upbeat feel throughout. Thanks for chiming in Scala. Love your piece by the way. :thumbsup:

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