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11 November 2008, 12:02 AM
David Revoy is entered in the "Steampunk Myths and Legends" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Concept / pre-visualization: Pegasus concept --> STEAM WINGS (

11 November 2008, 03:58 AM (

Just a speedpainting to start with a picture on the thread. Happy contest to all other challenger !

11 November 2008, 10:53 AM
Nice to see you in this challenge ;)

Good luck

11 November 2008, 11:15 AM
Ah! Another familiar one :) Nice start, DeeVad.

11 November 2008, 12:42 PM
Wesh david !
Envoi le paté !
enfin, bon concours quoi...

11 November 2008, 12:45 PM
Hi David, great to see you here again. You're fast my friend.

11 November 2008, 01:51 PM
Hi David, nice to see you in this challenge, and welcome!!

Great first pict, can't wait to see more of your work!!

Cheers!! :beer:

11 November 2008, 02:41 PM
That one looks already great! :applause:

11 November 2008, 03:18 PM (

Another speedpainting around the idea of a giant Pegasus transport machine.

11 November 2008, 03:26 PM
loving the ideas, keep em coming !

still on pencil and paper myself :/

11 November 2008, 03:31 PM
hey david,i like the second idea,looks pretty cool overall,i havent got time to work on this but i will come in and support from time to time:)good luck my friend

11 November 2008, 05:21 PM
The second one definitely has potential. Keep it up :)

11 November 2008, 05:33 PM
Good to see you back, David. Cool design on the second piece. Good luck!

11 November 2008, 06:02 PM
Looks amazing. but it looks more dragon than a horse with wings. this can be tricky.
looking very nice though. good luck

11 November 2008, 06:11 PM
looks nice ... good luck :)

11 November 2008, 06:19 PM
Cute designs! I like the dragon and the chick they seem to combine good for a history in there! Great to see you joining with great ideas already! I am sure will be fantastic seeing your work development ;)

11 November 2008, 06:42 PM
such a beautifull concept! good luck with your picture :)

11 November 2008, 06:45 PM
Nice concepts David, Love the dragon you did, just wanted to wish you good luck and have fun

11 November 2008, 07:16 PM
Thanks friends for all the posts, for the moment I will continue speedpainting cause I want to find something "intelligent" > ( Waoo , big "word" )

11 November 2008, 10:06 PM
I'm really digging the style you have going on; can't wait to see more. Good luck :thumbsup:

11 November 2008, 10:09 PM
Just want to subscribe to your thread :)
Interesting concept and sketch...

Good luck!

11 November 2008, 10:22 PM
Loving the Pegasus. Looking forward to more updates.

11 November 2008, 10:46 PM
Great Idea and nice pos he have David, nice progress sofar, I like the idea of the giant transformer really specially by the humour look here are on the sketch, :scream:

gl buddy

11 November 2008, 11:26 PM
This is looking good, cant wait to see it come to life :applause:

11 November 2008, 12:48 AM
Hey David,

Awesome sketch, like a lot your concept on the pegasus, very cool :D. The mood on the image is great. I want to see your pegasus on a race track :D ( only a wish :D) Again, great work and keeping an eye on the development of your idea. Cheers!! :beer:

11 November 2008, 06:18 PM (

Some thumbnails sketching and some composition adaptations.

11 November 2008, 06:19 PM (

A speedpainting from the previous study around Perseus , Pegasus , Andromeda & Ceto.

11 November 2008, 07:32 PM
Nice concept! I like the composition! :)

11 November 2008, 07:36 PM
These concepts are looking great! looking forward to see them progress!

11 November 2008, 11:06 PM
I like the pegasus best so far! Looking forward to see more!

11 November 2008, 11:34 PM
Yes. The pegasus concept looks most promising at the moment.

11 November 2008, 08:45 AM
Your last sketch reminded me ancient Russian icons of Gorge The Victorious:

Beautiful sketch! It has the same iconic feel in it.

But I must admit - like the Pegasus transport machine better...

11 November 2008, 08:58 AM
great concept david! i like the wings design a lot! is this your final concept sketch?
how about showing the front side of pegasus and perseus? and tilting the camera angle more toward the direction of the spear being thrust into the creature itself ... that way .. there's a lot of force and dramatism involved ... see how it goes :p
good luck bro! :thumbsup:

11 November 2008, 10:47 AM
nice ideas !!

11 November 2008, 11:12 AM (

I started to add more brush strokes and work on one of the hot part of the drawing ; Ceto "steampunked".

11 November 2008, 01:58 PM
awesome myth to portray a steampunkish action! Im signing in to stay in touch with ur further development :) good luck!

11 November 2008, 02:31 PM
Just great as always with your works, keep great works up then :thumbsup:

11 November 2008, 05:31 PM
Really like your last composition which has lot of movements and dynamics going on. Eagerly waiting for updates!

11 November 2008, 07:57 PM (

Another WIP , with starting to add first large détail and ideas and correct some problems.

11 November 2008, 08:24 PM
CodeNothing >> Thanks for your appreciate message, make me more trust in this composition

DefiledVisions >> Thanks too, I hope you will like the one I choose to developp.

Goro >> Hargh , you broke my heart cause I choose to ilustrate my last sketch, more classical. Thanks for your precious advice, even if I do the bad kid and not follow it.

MartinNielsen >> Hargh again , I want to say something customised for answer you but , I didn't have enought englih vocabulary to say with other words what I explain to Goro above.

Musi >> You are right, but my idea refer more of a lot of "crossing" legends. The one of perseus / adromeda / Ceto revisited a the renaissance with Pegasus ( at original Perseus have flying boots ) , this customisation look to appear with the old european legend mixed of "Orlando Furioso".
But all of them are near of St Georges, thanks for the link ;)

Nwiz25>> Ha thanks for the advices, but I will manage this picture as a "large" scene printable in hi-res printing. So I have to respect some classical criteria as no cutting with the frame the boddys, and show the scene with a narrative method by places elements in a reading way. For sure I can't say I found the best solution, but I've tryied some oher in my thumbnails to take time to imagine what the picture would do by other way.

Monero1981>> Thanks

NinjaA55N>> Woo, great artist , thanks to come on my thread. Yep I choose to steampunkish a myhtological action that lookt for me the best way to feel ensure about the subject of this contest.

Mim-Armand>> Thanks for your warm encouragement. It's hard with first WIPs submited , they look ugly , soon I think my picture will start to be "watchable" . I'm happy if you think I engage the work in a good direction.

Donglu-LittleFish>> Wao , I really like your portfolio , thanks for your comments , I really like your feedback.

I don't know if I will can continue to answer like this to all message , cause of time .
But 10000 thanks for all of them.

11 November 2008, 10:11 PM
mkaaaay this is allready looking so EPIC!! wonderfull work :D

11 November 2008, 12:44 AM
wow... good luck... nice sketch.

11 November 2008, 07:13 AM
Like your style David and good choice ;)

11 November 2008, 08:05 AM
Hey DeeVad...
you are going to hate me but I think if you choose a lower camera angle the image would
be more dynamic. Right now it looks a bit static to me. More like a maquette if you know what I mean. And the ceto could use more characteristics of "steampunk". More gold and retro style pipes. Also shouldn't the horse be driven by steam instead of those jet propulsions?

11 November 2008, 08:25 AM
Hey David,

Really great sketch, like a lot the atmosphere on it, cool!! and the ceto design is awesome. Great work so far ! Cheers mate! :beer:

11 November 2008, 08:49 AM
Cool concept and work; I think you can refine the horses legs a bit - maybe have a look at some reference pics of a horse's front and rear legs. The front leg can also be thinner as it is further away from the viewer. Otherwise looking great! :thumbsup:

11 November 2008, 09:37 AM
I love the colour palette you have going on here, it speaks perfectly of greek mythology. However, I have a point or two to bring up....first, the laser? It's too modern for the steampunk genre. Secondly, shouldn't his shield be on the other side to protect him from Ceto? Another thing, I'm afraid...I have to agree with Goro...the drama would be much greater with a different perspective. You could make the horse bigger and move it closer to the camera (so the corner cuts off a part of it) to make it appear to be flying into the frame to attack Ceto. Just a thought.

But I reeeeeeally like the colour palette. :D

11 November 2008, 10:11 AM
calisto >> Cool , that's exactly what I want to do, an epic scene.

nash88 >> Thanks Nash, exctly as you said I consider it as sketchs, I change idea and practise design.

Elendil_le_Grand >> Nice to see you on the challenge my dear Elendil. I have to jump your thread soon. Thanks !

Goro >> I HATE YOU ..... ( Not ) !!! Your right on all, and thanks for your sharp eye.
I think I have to start over on a good base now my design are more definited. ( to avoid horse problem / have a good perspective /etc )
May be I will use a 3D dummy? I have to think about it to make a good start.

Ferx >> Thanks, I will redesign Ceto to be have more volume and be less flat.

RupertD >> Thanks for your observation. I think I will redo totally the horse. I'm not happy with the design for know.

Paperclip >> The colour palette is insparted by a mix of W. Bouguereau painting found on wikipedia, a good trick to have a base of classical & epic picture.
About the lazer , your right : as Goro is right about the reactor on the horse. Thanks for your advice about camera, I will redo something about it.

I have to think about a tool that would be able to compensate my lake of technics. 3D is good in a certain way, but I will be more proud if I will start over a strong line art all drawed in 2D.
Not evident.... For the moment I will do some freelance job to refresh my mind ( and win money for paying my food and appartement ... haha )

11 November 2008, 12:14 PM
all brilliant stuff... one coolest than the other.:applause:

11 November 2008, 01:45 PM
Wow, this thread is great!
I really like the work you're doing, the dragon is excellent :applause:

11 November 2008, 02:53 AM (

Before return to the main scene, I take time to work on concept art. Here : the main site and enginering on "Pegasus".

11 November 2008, 12:59 AM
DeeVad - shit man! - you have really made some progress! I will follow this one - best of luck!

11 November 2008, 05:06 AM
oh wow. I love your idea! This is going to be awesome. Keep up the amazing work. I'll be watching..... hehe.

11 November 2008, 08:12 AM
Nice horse, Deevad :)

11 November 2008, 08:17 AM
Yep really nice ;)

11 November 2008, 08:27 AM
The mechanics of the wing look quite believable.
The whole machinery on the horse's back feels a bit too heavy for a horse with such thin legs and fragile frame, it kind of calls for stronger horse. From another site, Pegasus is an extraordinary horse, and it possesses powers and strengths out of reach of the ordinary horse. And then it looks very elegant as it is :)

Just thinking laud :)

11 November 2008, 10:01 AM
I can see you are doing well, really very well :)

especially for the horse, huge little details :D

- Yusuf

11 November 2008, 11:16 AM
Great idea!

11 November 2008, 09:27 PM (

I continue on the Pegasus design. I'm helped from the comment, and I decided to choose a lighter equipement than the previous. More lightweight, and with a concept I create and like : Steam Wings.
Now I feel have a strong concept for Pegasus.

11 November 2008, 09:45 PM
That steamwing concept rocks, you're right, keep going with that! Love that gasmask on it's face too!

11 November 2008, 09:57 PM
daw : Thanks a lot Daw, I really get nostalgic when I thought to the period I do everyday Daily Sketch. I will come back, cause your daily sketch page is inspirating and beautifull. Have you got a thread for this contest ?

BrittanyRichardson : Hi Brittany , nice to see you ! It's pleasant to have comments from familiar poeple. Thanks a lot !

Martin : Thanks a lot, as I see their is a lot of good concept boy ( and girl) in the challenge arena, I must work a bit.

Elendil : >> Thanks Friend !

Musi : The new update was drawing in thinking a lot to your comment, and I think it's a better one. Thanks !

MaxSpidder : Thanks MaxSpidder !

NR43 : Thanks I hope to keep on this road for Perseus and other designs.

Kredepops : Thanks for this first comment encouraging before I go to sleep, that's precious !

11 November 2008, 10:02 PM
heh, I know, I kinda disappeared for a while, but this challenge brought me back - sparked my interest.

Anyway, I love your most recent pegasus concept. I really like the idea of the steam wings! That's brilliant. I like the mask too and all the other really lovely details. inspiring. :)

11 November 2008, 10:36 PM
WOW! I love those wings with steam instead of feathers! It's really great! And the horse looks lite, elegant and yet powerful. LOVE those small doodles on hooves, and the mask! :love:

That's what I am talking about!

This is one of the most original steampunk interpretations...+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

O.k, those pluses are my cat's contribution to my excitement - he just gracefully dropped his back side on the keyboard :D

Glad to be of some help...

11 November 2008, 10:37 PM
oh yeah now that looks more steampunkish!
Great progress man!

See if I can update my thread tonight....

11 November 2008, 10:56 PM
Hi there!

I just saw your last concept and I think you had an excellent and original idea about the wings. ;)

Good luck and enjoy this challenge:beer:

11 November 2008, 04:39 AM
so nice and very artistic good work and wish for u good luck

11 November 2008, 06:41 AM
Looking great!!

11 November 2008, 07:44 AM
Hi David,
Amazing concept skeches.:thumbsup:
Keep it up and good luck

11 November 2008, 07:45 AM
Whoa! That's a big improvement on the design!

11 November 2008, 01:52 PM
fantastic. loving the new design.
steam powered lasers ? awesome! hahaha oh wait,
thought it does look great, paperclip may have a point :)
keep it up man, wicked.

11 November 2008, 02:04 PM
Yeah, great work, i love the new pegassus.
Keep improving!

11 November 2008, 02:13 PM
wow!! i love it a lot! :eek: :love: i especially like the little details on the mask n hoofs!
keep goin friend! :buttrock:
good luck as always!! :thumbsup:

11 November 2008, 03:15 PM
Love the steam wings! they seem a little small tho. Keep it up!

11 November 2008, 03:40 PM
Hi there David, good to see you back on the challenge again. I really like the steam wings idea! Very cool!

11 November 2008, 04:12 PM
Man... the lasts sketch for pegasus looks great...


11 November 2008, 04:43 PM
BrittanyRichardson: So, it looks like we disappeared and reappeared from Cgtalk at the same time :) Thanks for your comment about the last concept.

Musi : Thanks , you gave me a good feedback from the last ( heavy) one Pegasus. and your "+++++++" are cutes :)

Goro : Thanks Goro ! I will go "slowly but surely" and draw each concept separed before inclued them in a large scene. I will surely avoid perspective problem and not good design.

GonzaloGolpe : Thanks Gonzalo, I already enjoy the challenge !

LordJoe : Thanks for the "artistic" mention, it's rarefull to get it with a sketch. I'm happy.

balfs21 : Thanks !

Ataulfo : Thanks, the next ones will be harder ; Ceto and the city ; I will sketch till december I'm sure !

NR43 : Thanks, I tried to read more documentation about steam and the Victorian style. That was a great spring of inspiration.

Neubius : Hey Hey, I think I will forgive the laser ideas, and return to a traditionnal strict Steampunk design for purist.

LORDvesalius : Thanks ! I will try to keep improvement.

Nwiz25 : Thanks !

Snows : Thanks, you are right about size ; I will see in the last scene and composition to enlarge them.

Jeromoo : Hi Jeromoo ! I didn't regonise you at first cause of the avatar changing ; last one was a little monk with calm eyes if I remember :) Are you in the challenge too ? Thanks to came on my thread :)

MeijaSan : Thanks !

11 November 2008, 06:23 PM
amazing work!!!

11 November 2008, 06:59 AM
nice Idea there David Keep going :arteest:

11 November 2008, 10:27 AM
Hello! I really like your work! I was hoping someone would do pegasus... I think you will do a great job! all the best

11 November 2008, 10:36 AM
Very skillfull concept work! I'm eager to watch the final piece :)

11 November 2008, 05:20 AM
I really like your latest image very dynamic! I look foward to seeing the completed image.

12 December 2008, 06:56 PM
been a while since ur last update ....... we want updates mate :bowdown:

12 December 2008, 10:43 AM
david, great stuff in here!
i love the composition in post 39 really the most. i can't quite read where the rider is looking though, i'd make it very clear that he is aiming at the monster in water that he is shooting. also, dig the colors in that one, good work and bonne chance!

12 December 2008, 05:08 PM
I love your pegasus. I was thinking it wasn't possible to do steam winfs. I'm glad you did it it looks great. I'm still thinking how my pegasus wings will look. But thanks for posting this. I like how your work is coming along.

12 December 2008, 09:52 AM
Great designs. You have nicely planned the details for Pegasus...keep it up!

01 January 2009, 05:35 PM
Arf , I can't finish the challenge this time , too much of good work waited for me since last weeks .
Thanks again to all advice and poeple that help me in this entry.

May be next time !
And Good luck for those that are still in competition !

01 January 2009, 10:29 PM
We'll fight another day... :) I was close to quit too, but after a final rush I managed to complete an entry. See you next time.

01 January 2009, 07:27 AM
Thanks Martin,

I receive the email notification about contest extension.
I 'm back even if I have a lot of work. ( great job on your thread , remind me Midgar from Ff7 ; I very like )

I will paint my steampunked pegasus.

01 January 2009, 03:10 AM
The thumbnail in the main entries page nail me, I like it a lot, I'll be around to see your progress great work by the way.

01 January 2009, 08:46 AM
Hi David,

I love your Pegasus, and it would be pity to waist such a good concept. May be you can finish it anyway at some point - it will be a wonderful peace as far as I can see!

I am off my image entry too - struggling to get the video going...

See you next time! And thanks for all that good advice you gave me :)

04 April 2009, 01:28 PM
The feeling is very fairy tale,Very good

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