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06 June 2003, 01:49 PM
This looks like a good one. Hopefully I can get some time in to do this one. Good Luck everyone. Looking forward to some awesome work.


06 June 2003, 09:46 PM
Good to see you back! Good luck!:thumbsup:

06 June 2003, 06:58 PM
Originally posted by wildsheepchase
Good to see you back! Good luck!:thumbsup:

Likewise ;) rock da house!


06 June 2003, 04:01 AM
Thanks lild! I'm really busy since getting a job. It's both my salvation and I guess damnation. (?) Anyways they probably wouldn't steal my images if I created them there, but I can't ignore the technicality. So... I've got to work on this here at home, and that doesn't leave me with much time. But here's what I'm concepting. I'm pretty sure I'm going along with this route but it might change. Either way I felt I should post something.


Hope you guys like it. I'd really like to add more action depending how I'm feeling about this. I'm thinking about this one a lot. Too many damn influences out there that cross over so many genres. but I don't think FPS needs anything from me. So I think I'll head the RPG adventure route.

nuff ramblin'.

06 June 2003, 04:08 AM
Those are some nice looking sketches you've got there:thumbsup:
I'm watching:surprised

06 June 2003, 04:13 AM

06 June 2003, 06:40 AM
good start, missed you on the last one. Ill keep an eye on the progress of this. Finsh! you got a month! :thumbsup:


06 June 2003, 07:04 AM
I really like the top sketch, interesting character and expression even at this stage.

06 June 2003, 11:53 AM
There is nothing to do! U ARE My FAVOURITE 2D ARTIST!
Cool,cool,and again cool!:cool: :buttrock: :bounce:

06 June 2003, 01:14 PM
Thanks guys. :love:
SEL: I'll try to finish. Looking forward to seeing what you're doing.
Rey: Cheers Man! I hope I can improve on it a lot.
-OZ-: You da shizznit! I hope you're rocking the house in the 3D section man! I'm going to look right now. (edit) I don't see yours. :curious: (edit)

:thumbsup: :D:

06 June 2003, 01:48 PM
the top sketch is awesome :) ....hope you've got the time to finish this one

06 June 2003, 01:53 PM
Thanks dude. I'll do my best.

06 June 2003, 03:09 PM
Great concept sketches there! Your characterisation is superb with just a few lines having been drawn. I visited your website and loved what I saw too.


06 June 2003, 03:53 PM
I'm diggin' your last sketch...yeah a lot of influences but a really really (really) great sketch!
Hope you'll find the time to finish this one!


06 June 2003, 05:08 PM
Cheers guys. I wasn't able to work on it much over the weekend. I had engagements that stole my time. But it was fun. Late last night I made some doodles. I'll post them soon. I think for this image that I'll be shooting for a 70's and eighties ispired Movie Poster layout like the StarWars films. First I gotta get the story figured out.

Thanks for the encouragement!:bounce:

06 June 2003, 03:49 AM
Bad update. But I've done some work. This shows the evil wizard that the Icon must go up against. Also I think the girl who is the love interest is in there too. Ummmm... I'm aiming at an RPG, but I don't want to do an epic storyline. I'm taking cues from smaller scale fantasy like The Innkeeper's Song by Peter S. Beagle. Awesome.

06 June 2003, 09:00 AM
It's always interesting to see a page of someone's sketch book. I like the sketch of the villian:thumbsup: It seems like you're on to something there.:beer:

06 June 2003, 01:14 PM
Originally posted by Gamoron
Bad update. But I've done some work. This shows the evil wizard that the Icon must go up against. Also I think the girl who is the love interest is in there too. Ummmm... I'm aiming at an RPG, but I don't want to do an epic storyline. I'm taking cues from smaller scale fantasy like The Innkeeper's Song by Peter S. Beagle. Awesome.

I love the sketches. Really. But may I ask what the white block is for?


06 June 2003, 02:31 PM
While I was doodling I threw a character in there that doesn't belong in the story. He's a raving mad emperor that, although I like a lot, he's part of a different story and I didn't want him to get mixed up in this. Sorry.

06 June 2003, 04:09 PM
this really looks fantastic, in fact looking at these threads is so inspiring I may decide to do a painting instead of a 3d entry!

06 June 2003, 04:42 PM
Originally posted by Gamoron
While I was doodling I threw a character in there that doesn't belong in the story. He's a raving mad emperor that, although I like a lot, he's part of a different story and I didn't want him to get mixed up in this. Sorry.

Ah, okay. Thought it was censorship for something naughty ;)

06 June 2003, 01:22 AM
Looks great so far Gamoran! Really dig your style. I would love for you to show me a sketch of my 3d entry character in your style...since I suk at drawing. Your style is how I envisioned him. If ya have the time...check it out.

Cant wait to see more updates :bounce:

06 June 2003, 02:30 AM

06 June 2003, 04:25 AM
I pushed myself on it tonight and got some stuff done. But now it's bed time. Here's an update, the layout may change a little but this is pretty much it. An RPG game named "The Apprentice" about a young apprentice who's master, a powerful wizard, casts him down and kidnaps his girl. He must find and rescue her and save his master.

06 June 2003, 08:57 AM
Ur last attach WROX!!!! WOW!! the little guy in dinamic pose and his puppy ROX! :bounce: Still i think u are the best!
And i hope a day i can buy ur comix! U have To do IT!!!
MMMH not sure to open a 3d thread 4 this challenge....mmh...better start with helps me to focus about all the ideas rolling in my flipped brain!

06 June 2003, 01:01 PM
Cheers Dude!:beer:

06 June 2003, 03:04 PM
very nice sketches. I really like the feel of the very first one and love your style. Cant wait to see some more.

06 June 2003, 04:06 PM
Thanks Dave. I liked the original too, but felt I needed to get some more action into it. I may end up painting that one later though.


06 June 2003, 06:03 PM
Damn! Great composition!!

06 June 2003, 06:38 PM
Cheers Dude! When are you and you're sister going to update?

06 June 2003, 06:49 PM
I've been sending her stuff via email which she has been uploading to the thread. There's at least one update in the pipeline, but it doesn't look like she's gotten to it yet. I think she's probably overloaded at the moment working on two things at once.
Anyway, this is the first time we've collaborated on a cgtalk challenge, so we don't really have the process down.

06 June 2003, 07:04 PM
I really like the expressions in this peice, like the over-exagerated look of anger/ pain/ whatever on the lead, its genious

Dave Black
06 June 2003, 05:03 PM
Fantastic work, man. You illustration skills are simply breath-taking...I literally gasped when I saw them, and then slowly began uttering all sorts of foul things under my breath.

Really looking forward to seeing where you take this.




06 June 2003, 08:20 PM
What can one say.................Just sit back and enjoy is what i will be doing.You know it's going be great.bring it on Gamoron,bring it on.:thumbsup: :beer:

06 June 2003, 09:03 PM
Great sketches, the lines are full of energy, as the last character´s pose. Love the last composition, that should do a great box cover or poster. The little pet imitating the apprentice pose is really funny.

Go go go! :bounce:

06 June 2003, 02:36 AM
Cheers guys.

Zealot: I hope you're aying nice things now. Unless its to some dummy. :D

Virtuoso: It's already been broughten... I think. :scream:

Pancreas: :thumbsup: I wish he could march around that town your working on.

Now I'm stumped. I've been thinking about my composition and I was thinking of changing it. Not completely. But changing it. Centering her and taking out the guys on the right and then changing the apprentice. Making him in a more pensive pose like the first image I drew. Anyone have any suggestions? Maybe I should quickly do it up and ask what you all think then.

06 June 2003, 03:49 AM
So I did this...

But I might still do both ideas. Keeping the same background.

06 June 2003, 06:52 AM
Nice dynamic pose and compsition.
You should definatly go with this one .

I agree with Pancreas this would look great as as a cover or poster piece.

06 June 2003, 08:21 AM
Y O U A R E T O O G R E A T ! :drool:

W o r d l e s s !:eek:

EXCITED!(not sexually:p )


06 June 2003, 08:41 AM
Piouuuf ! Really nice composition ! dynamic, expressionfull (I don't know if I can say that in english ;) ! Nothing wrong to say !

06 June 2003, 02:41 PM
Wow Gamoron this really has a lot of energy to it. Really digging this.

06 June 2003, 03:33 PM
Rey: Cheers Mate. I'm feeling better about it now. I'm trying to make it a poster design

-OZ-: Glad you're keeping yourself under control.;) Coming from a guy whos work I respect so much, I'm so happy.:beer:

Totyo: Thanks for saying nothing but good things.:thumbsup:

cleptocat: Cheers man. I'm glad you like it. I've been starting to second guess it.:buttrock:

06 June 2003, 07:19 PM
Hey Gamoron,

looking good but it feels unbalanced now with the female on the left side and nothing on the right. I really like how everything is coming together. A suggestion I was thinking when I saw this would be to have this awesome atmosphere over your main character with tons of ships or amazing sky etc. Then have that blend into the older guy above as if hes controlling everything. Then have a perspective shift where a ton of depth like in 3d, goes from the little gremlins to the main character. Just an idea thrown up in the air to help out. Looking forward to that next update, either way I know its going to come out great..


06 June 2003, 10:34 PM
That is actually an awesome suggestion dude. I've been mulling over what to do about all this space around him. It is a little too bland there eh? Maybe I'll have to expand the canvas. Great Idea!:beer: :beer: :wavey:

06 June 2003, 03:44 AM
Update. I was trying to implement SEL's suggestions and I came up with this. I felt that it looked odd having him looking the way he did without something before him. So I've stuck a generic dude in front of him and increased the canvas size. I'll be working more on the BG as well I want to come up with something creative for the demons.
C&C welcome!

06 June 2003, 03:50 AM
Yes Gamoron,yes this works.That was a very good suggestion from Sel.It seems you have killed two birds with one stone.The space to the right,and now an antagoniser of some kind........I'll let you work out the details of what this being will be.;)

Nice stap's a very good move this new version.It also somehow makes me think Tim Burton somehow,and Van Gogh.Oh well looking very good,keep it up.:thumbsup: :beer:

06 June 2003, 04:00 AM
Cheers Virtuoso! I'm browsing other artists work all over the place. Its good to hear you like it. :D I want to nail a good image down here. :thumbsup:

06 June 2003, 04:02 AM
Wow! It's looking fantastic:thumbsup:
I really like the color scheme you've got going, too. I think the two characters in the foreground are going to do an excellent job of leading your eye into the painting. Can't wait to see it done:D

06 June 2003, 04:45 AM
Nice facial expression.

It seems like you should push the creature in the right foreground
a little further to the right or scaled down a little so he doesnt cover your main characters hand as much, especially with that cool energy field around his hands. (why hide it).


06 June 2003, 04:52 AM
Cool one,Gamoron!

Yeah, I was thinkin' the same thing that Rey for the generic char on the foreground, I agree with him.

Go on! :buttrock:

06 June 2003, 06:54 AM
ya seems preety promising wrk comin up!

all the bst! ;love to c the making of it!

06 June 2003, 01:29 PM
@ wildsheepchase: I've limited myself to a smaller palette. Normally when I need a colour I just grab anything from the picker, I think that's why I feel my stuff is always too saturated and mixed up. Cheers!:thumbsup:

@ Rey: I think you're right dude. I'm gonna do that. I might do some concepts for the demon. I don't want him dominating so much (and blocking that hand). Though I was thinking of shifting his hand, but now the more I think on it, I think it would look good if the light was silhouetting the demon.:buttrock: Thanks!

@ art7sayan: I'll do it, I'll do it!:D Your website gave me some ideas for the demon. No worries though I won't do any total hacks! Just inspiration.:beer:

@ shaangfx: Good to see another Canuck in the running! :D I'm off to check yours right now.

Mangled Poly
06 June 2003, 06:18 PM
nice concept, awesome layout/design of the piece i want to see more!

06 June 2003, 03:18 AM
update!!! we want update!!!:beer: :bounce:

06 June 2003, 04:18 PM
hehehe. I'm going to try to get something in this weekend at the latest. I'm taking off after that for week's vacation. But I should be able to get something in soon.

06 June 2003, 08:30 PM
Cool concept and cooler characters, best of luck and eh... enjoy youre vecation :)

06 June 2003, 08:50 PM
Cheers Amir!:thumbsup:

06 June 2003, 11:09 PM
i really like that picture, nice style and really well designed :thumbsup:

06 June 2003, 11:29 PM
Thanks Neox. I'm loving the work you've done in your thread.:thumbsup:

@ everyone:

I wasn't able to update folks and I leave on Wednesday for my Vacation. I'll be back after July 2nd and hopefully will have an update within a few days after that.

06 June 2003, 12:49 PM
I like your drawings

....................from Toronto like an Hurricane

06 June 2003, 01:04 PM
but is a sin that the shadow like character in very first field,cover the boy a little!:applause:

07 July 2003, 03:01 AM
Cheers Carlocki and -OZ-! I haven't had an opportunity to update. Bermuda made me lazy. But here's the latest, working on it some more tonight.

EDIT: This is the most recent update. Still some more tweaking to do.

07 July 2003, 04:40 AM
Image is a little darker from compression, but close enough.

07 July 2003, 07:16 AM
dont forget to post it! tonight!
want to c more!:beer:

07 July 2003, 10:13 PM
hey gamoron, great work :buttrock:

i would suggest some tweaking on the color of the grass, it seems too green for a night scene, in my opinion, try to desaturate it just a bit and add some brown tones. i suppose it' would work better :)

also some simple shadows on the bear would add them more volume and detail.

hope it helps... and good luck :)

07 July 2003, 10:22 PM
Cheers jgb. I've got some more work to do on it. It's not a night scene. Compression just darkened it a lot.

07 July 2003, 11:33 PM
Gamoron ... this is really comin along sweet .... lovin the composition .... i like how you've mixed so many elements into it

yah , is does look pretty night-time right now though ... will look for the uncompressed version :beer:

07 July 2003, 10:04 AM
Finally back in action,and I am very happy for that.This looks like Vangogh meets Tim Burton..........and thats a very good thing.It really is avery nice looking piece of work.As always gamoron excellent.:thumbsup: :applause:

07 July 2003, 04:16 AM
Thanks guys! Last update. I'm not doing anymore than this. I know its loose, but that seems to be how I'm doing things these days.

07 July 2003, 10:31 AM

Looks good! And with those white eyes of his, I wonder wich one is more evil ;)

07 July 2003, 10:02 AM
:bowdown: M A X I M U M R E S P E C T ! ! ! ! :bowdown:

07 July 2003, 03:26 PM
Thanks -OZ-, you da MAN!:thumbsup:

07 July 2003, 05:15 PM
I love how it turned out, really dig it very much. The skeleton on the foreground is great, gives depth and doesn´t cover much of the background (a smart chose, the thinnest enemy).

the scene is readable quite easily, colors and light sources center the composition and leads the eye.

The girl´s faces should be smoother, blending the strokes, I´d add stars, or those bugs with light in the arse, wossname, as a replacement of the red eyes (i like them, but at first sight I thought they were rose petals, too much American Beauty for me?)

The apprentice´s grimace is great, but the raw white eyes and teeth makes him evil, or at least slighty aggressive.
I love the lousy strokes, give movement and vigor, but some areas could get a little more work so the piece could bear a more detailed observation (I mean, people touching the screen with the nose).
I like the font and place of the text, great piece!

07 July 2003, 11:42 PM
Thanks Pancreas I'll probably do those changes. I think this guy is going into further development.

07 July 2003, 08:17 PM
I love this one!!:applause:

07 July 2003, 10:49 PM
Hey thanks man! I didn't think anyone would be responding back here.


07 July 2003, 02:52 PM
I wuz bored and in need of inspiration. Where better to find it than in the murky depths of the CGtalk basement!!!!??:)

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