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06 June 2003, 01:17 AM
Hi! This entry will be a collaborative effort between myself(a.k.a. wildsheepchase) and my brother(a.k.a. Jake). Here's our concept:

Deep Salvage. More of a blend between rpg and
arcade style vehicle/robot combat. In a
post-post-post-apocalyptic future, what is left of
human society are great cities built on layers and
layers of ruins. Deep salvage vehicles dig deep
within these ruins to recover valuable remains that may
be reused for new construction. Salvageman [Ned? ],
in the course of his six month remote salvage mission
encounters a scientist who has fled there from the
surface world, which has been taken over by a
mind-controlling alien life force. The scientist
(I'm picturing an elderly woman carried around by a
robotic assistant) is part of an emerging underground
(literally) resistence movement. She gives Ned
cybernetic enhancements to help him combat the
aliens and resist their mind control, as well as making
technological enhancements to his salvage vehicle.
It can now incorporate components from any machinery
it comes in contact with, becoming a self-evolving
combact vehicle.

And here's a preliminary sketch of the salvageman:

We would appreciate any crits or comments!:D
You can expect to see more sketches pretty soon:buttrock:

06 June 2003, 05:57 PM
Another sketch, this time of the elderly woman:

Any comments?

06 June 2003, 04:16 AM
Here are some more updates:

Jake's revision of my granny sketch:

And a color study by Jake:

06 June 2003, 04:25 AM
really nice!

makes me want to start coloring.. keep it up!


06 June 2003, 04:35 AM
Here's another update

Coloring by wildsheepchase:

It's not even close to being done, so any crits would be appreciated.:D

06 June 2003, 10:05 PM
Nice work you two. It's rather difficult to crit actually,due to the fact you have such excellent talent and the work is in such good hands.It's certantly well on it's way,It's already very pleasing,and I like the contrast of the image between the characters. Organic meets tech.

Very nice,just do your thing,it's a pleasure to see.:thumbsup: :beer:

06 June 2003, 11:24 PM
Nice work! But how many people are working on this one? I'm getting confused.

06 June 2003, 12:19 AM
Thanks for the replies! :D


Gamoron: Thanks! There are only two of us. Myself(wildsheepchase) and my brother(Jake).

06 June 2003, 02:40 AM
You guys make a good team! All cleared up!

06 June 2003, 05:45 AM
Here's a low-rez update by Jake.

I'm adding other elements to the composition now, so I'm going to wait to add fine detail until the whole image is thought out.

William b. Hand
06 June 2003, 08:52 AM
I far prefer your first colour study where everything is dark except for the old lady. It has huge impact and marvelous mystery to it... whereas now, all the servant work is just detracting from it.
I really think you should back up, and sacrifice the latest work on it. LOVE where it was, only sorta like where it is.
If you don't wanna toss out your latest efforts on this, then I might suggest darkening it all way way way down, closer to where it used to be.

Too Bright!

06 June 2003, 12:41 AM
Thanks for the reply!

I porobably will darken things a bit (or maybe a lot). At this point, my main concern was establishing the basic tones for the robots, etc. I'm also incorporating a lot of new elements and shifting things around as well, so the next update will be a lot different.

06 June 2003, 03:54 AM
Update...coloring by wildsheepchase:

I'm going to be working on this more tonight...if I make enough progress hopefully, I'll update again soon:insane: :insane:

06 June 2003, 02:03 PM
Wow. Nice work guys. Very different approaches and styles here. Are you going to submit the 2 versions? Damn! Wonder what it would look like if you guys overlayed the 2. Jake great contrasts, the light pops! Wild I think you could use some of the darker values but the colours are good. Subtle differences in feeling. The mood is defferent between the 2.:beer: :beer:

06 June 2003, 04:59 AM
Another update:

Gamoron: Thanks! I agree about darkening the image, as you see :D This collaboration has been really interesting...I've learned a lot from my brother's pic. I'm not really sure what we're going to do for the final...maybe try to merge the two images or take elements we like from one and incorporate it into the other. This granny section was only intended to be one part of the total image. We had intended to make kind of a montage/movie poster composition with different characters and such.


06 June 2003, 03:19 AM
superb! wrkin hard man!!! nice!!!!!!

06 June 2003, 10:02 PM
Another update:

06 June 2003, 07:34 AM
One more update on this...I think I'm just about done on this portion:

06 June 2003, 04:23 PM
Really good stuff, can I ask you how long it takes you to color those? Im really getting into actually painting in pshop not just coloring over my lines and I take forever.


06 June 2003, 01:42 AM
Thanks Aehbon! I'm not an especially fast worker myself. I'd say I spent over fifteen hours coloring this over the last couple of weeks. I'm really trying to work on my speed previous entries took 40+ hours:thumbsdow It can take a while when you're just starting to get comfortable with a program, so I wouldn't sweat it.


07 July 2003, 11:19 PM
Update by Jake:

I'm still playing around with layout and there are more elements that I'm planning on adding.[

07 July 2003, 12:10 AM
realy cool stuff ... i like the painterly stuff mixed with the graphics ... a nice touch ....:thumbsup:

the white square though pulls my eye a little too much though that still in the process?? ...either way it's lookin good

07 July 2003, 09:20 AM
HEY! Great work here! One of the best 4 a sin that the main character have a so poor position in the final image....She is great!Give her more space!!!!:beer:
(forget my english,please!!)

07 July 2003, 03:42 AM
pigwater and OZ--

Thanks for the replies!


I'm not sure about the white square, yet. I kind of want it to draw the eye, sort of as the starting point to lead you through the composition. But I might tone it done. The area below the white square will have another figure added, so I'll wait to see how that balances things out.


I'm working on a version that has granny taking up more space. Hopefully I'll have an update soon. Thanks for the comments!


07 July 2003, 07:57 PM
Update by Jake:[1].jpg

07 July 2003, 04:20 PM
This is looking really cool now:thumbsup:

07 July 2003, 08:18 AM
Update by Jake:

There may be another update or two after this, but the image is almost done.

07 July 2003, 10:10 AM
You have done very well,one of the best for sure,really interesting.Nice job team.:thumbsup: :beer:

07 July 2003, 11:55 AM
I like the old lady. Kind of reminds me of Akira, for some reason!!:thumbsup:

07 July 2003, 02:54 AM
Here's the final update by Jake:

Thanks for the comments Aelius and Virtuoso!

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