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05-04-2008, 08:15 PM
Michal Suchánek is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/uplift_universe/view_entries.php?challenger=15509)

Latest Update: Final Image: SPACE DRINK
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05-05-2008, 03:13 PM
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Hi everyone,
Here is first sketch of main idea.

05-06-2008, 03:52 PM
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wip head

05-07-2008, 01:41 PM
Hi dude
Great to see you have joined the challange... I have to say that I love the concept of your artwork, the scene from the space bar where all those drunk aliens drinking some deadly cocktails and the hot chick humanoid waitress (as usuall in your portfilio:drool:) serving it to them. Great man.

Just wondering what will the background look like. It will be simply some nasty dirty wall full of vomit or some smoky enviroment with the dark silhouettes of another monsters? I am very curious what it will be in the end...

As for the wip of the alien. Great start! Looking forward what you will do next. Maybe the ears could take little more "attention"...

Take care man

05-09-2008, 10:25 AM
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sorry for gray tones:), working on colors

05-09-2008, 10:28 AM
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05-09-2008, 10:34 AM
WODDA!!!. COOL STUFF! the expressions on your models are fantastic! keep it up!! cool job...really!

05-11-2008, 10:53 AM
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still working on textures

05-11-2008, 04:39 PM
this kind of makes me think of that old chapell show skit with the grape drink. its awesome. excellent image thus far.

05-11-2008, 09:34 PM
I already love it !

John Keates
05-11-2008, 11:36 PM
I love the expressions on these guys faces, particualrly the alien on the left. Can't wait to see more. I hope you are a fast worker.

05-12-2008, 02:55 PM
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Welcome to SPACE DRINK interstellar bar! Located on the outskirts of Paramos Nebula with romantic view over Oberon-5, this cozy place allways cheers you up after lightspeed travel. Have a meal, a drink, play cards or enjoy the presence of our attractive waitresses. And for those who seek adventure - we offer original Tellarian Tapas. Watch out for the backblast!

P.S.: No Vaurians allowed!

05-12-2008, 03:42 PM
Hi Michal,

This image reveals your great talent. Face expressions of all the characters are just superb. And above all - the image itself is really funny. :thumbsup: Only thing that bothers me is that Oberon-5 is so similar to our planet Mars ;)

Good job, mate!

05-12-2008, 05:21 PM
It's a kind of magic, what else?
Spectacular, this image is fantastic. Very good!

05-12-2008, 06:04 PM
impressive work, very professional.
Alejo --

05-12-2008, 06:17 PM
This is definitely one of my favourite entries can't believe only noticed now.
Love the layout the storytelling and the humour haha

Girl looks terrific alien characters are super, textures and end result even better.

Please keep it up time's almost up :beer:

05-12-2008, 06:30 PM
this is an amazing job !
The scene is well done and I think I'm in love with the waitress !
Great great work Michal !
I hope to see you in few weeks as a winner for this !
Anyway, this is my favourite now !

05-12-2008, 07:08 PM
Hey, this is another one takes attention a lot!!
The picture is so alive and characters are strong. They make people smile.. :)(like this)
Congratz Suchanek!! :thumbsup:

05-12-2008, 08:20 PM
Oh my...!!! You did all that in a week? Amazing even if it took the full duration of the challenge.

This image has got so much charm. A great concept realised with superb modelling skills and very humorous characters.

Definitely in my top ten. Congratulations and good luck, Suchanek!:bowdown:

05-13-2008, 08:45 AM
Hi Mike,
Great work mate, I saw your concept yesterday, and I knew it will be good.. but this is rly awesome! Great work with colors, nice render, perfect materials... but most important thing---> mood! Your picture have great, funny mood, Yeah, it makes ppls smile:) (btw. I think I fell into love with slimy tentacular thingy at right side)

Keep it up mate, your pic. is my favourite!

05-13-2008, 09:07 AM
thanks a lot guys for your comments

05-13-2008, 09:48 AM
Michal Suchánek is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/uplift_universe/view_entries.php?challenger=15509)

Latest Update: Final Image: SPACE DRINK
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Hi Mike
Congratulations, great to see you have finished it in time. Heh, Its just like other people said. Its very funny picture with great idea and very well done mood. Also nice work with textures and colors:thumbsup:

I hope you get some attention in this competition. From me is certainly 5 stars

05-13-2008, 06:40 PM
He he, very funny indeed :) Don't teach aliens human behaviour...

05-13-2008, 07:26 PM
Really nice job, especially modeling her face. Nice work!

05-13-2008, 08:10 PM
Hi michal
Cool image. Very funny. Really good the aliens expressions.
One of my favourites.

05-13-2008, 10:02 PM

That is hands down, the best 3D Render I've seen yet in this challenge.

Great idea, great technique. In fact too great. Perhaps you should get disqualified in order to make it fair on the rest of us. ;)

Just kidding. :bowdown:

05-14-2008, 10:57 AM
AAAAWWWW I just realized Ive been staring at your work for more than 15 minutes!.. my favourite in this challenge for sure.. man you're a real wiz.. your work is wonderful.. congratulations, you're a master..

05-14-2008, 03:47 PM

I like the way you coloring the character so clean, the girl is hot too:drool:

05-14-2008, 08:00 PM
Wow! This is amazing work, and you did this so incredibly fast! The characters are great and look very much alive.

05-15-2008, 09:39 AM
This just rocks! Love the characters, expressions, poses, mood and the lighting. All is spot on. Great render! Also looks like you did a tremendous amount of work on it during the last days.. considering if you still working on textures on 11th and didn't have the third alien(passed out on the table) yet.

05-15-2008, 11:37 AM
Thank you all for nice replies!

to Sleepyghost (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=161712): Yes, you right. I´ve got terrible graphic marathon in last days. No sleep, no food, no girlfriend, no commercial works, only working on Uplift universe:).Fortunately I carrying in my head idea of picture for a longer time:-)

05-15-2008, 04:21 PM
one of my favs
her skin looks a little plastic on closer inspection in her lower half....but her face is beautiful...
as i said one of my fav..

05-17-2008, 12:49 AM
this is more than great :scream:


05-17-2008, 08:07 AM
fantastic image...hahaha...great, great...i'm speachless. congratulations.

05-17-2008, 03:40 PM
It's a good work you've done a good composition plenty of details very well located.
How about the hair method for this scene?
Thx for your post 5 stars from me of course ;)

05-18-2008, 04:55 AM
wow! :eek: congratulations! :applause: clearly one of my favs too! :love: the lighting is fantastic! ... not to mention the expression on their faces! ... priceless! .. i love the way you captured that 'waitress ad' look ... very professional dude!

05-18-2008, 05:42 AM
hey!! beautiful woman! i like the face of she, is perfect! at simple look I believe that was a photography but is 3d, it can be a big Poster! is great! good job!

05-18-2008, 01:39 PM
Thanks. Well, hairs was made in Hair and Fur in 3DsMAX. Whole scene is modeled in MAX and Zbrush, rendered with V-Ray.

05-18-2008, 02:33 PM
wonderful image. congratulations.
Perhapas you could add some liquid drops and splashes to the glasses area. it could imo give some more dyanmism. just my 2 cents.

Good luck whith the judges

05-20-2008, 08:00 PM
awesome! the face is really great. her anatomy is kinda funky but well, I guess it's supposed to be stylised!

05-21-2008, 10:03 AM
Very interesting image. Except a little problem about the girl, it's really a masterpiece! I especially like the expressions of three aliens. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

05-21-2008, 03:49 PM
And the winner is...... Man this is AAWWEESSOOMMEE :drool: the expressions, the shot, the render EVERYTHING! :bowdown:

05-21-2008, 04:07 PM
Brilliant! I love the expressions. Nice choice of name too :) (The name of the waitress, I mean). Really great!


05-21-2008, 05:07 PM
Good concept and the humor of the situation fits perfectly.

05-30-2008, 06:12 AM
big piece of work in here and really nice idea for an uplift :D

now it's my favorite ;) cheers!:thumbsup:

05-30-2008, 07:16 AM
wow! Nice! Reminds me thos Amazing Stories covers...

05-30-2008, 08:37 AM
WOW~I really love that:cool:

05-30-2008, 12:57 PM
I didn't comment yet? yeah it's a fantastic image. Congratulations.

06-07-2008, 04:45 AM
amazing works.
love the lighting and facial part.
great modelling skill too.

07-09-2008, 07:54 AM
Heh I think the prizes are out. Ok maybe your entry was little off topic?
Maybe it's not an obvious illustration of David Brin's work?
Who knows anything about judge's criteria anyway.
But you still get my grand prize :beer:

Better luck next time.

07-12-2008, 11:13 PM
I didn't see all the entries, but your work is amazing...
And the history... heheehe - COOL!
It has style!! I hope you win!
Good luck! :thumbsup:
Pedro Jafet

07-17-2008, 01:49 AM
Very good its magic and impression

07-31-2008, 12:57 PM
Amazing work!!! Wow! How long did it take to finish?

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