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06 June 2009, 07:40 AM
Blaz Porenta is entered in the "Secret Agent" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Work In Progress: close up (

06 June 2009, 07:41 AM
Hi to all fellow artists! Just in case I'll find the time for this one, I entered the challenge :) Good luck to all, lots of inspiration and lets have a blast!

06 June 2009, 07:47 AM
hey~thanks for dropping by,im not sure about how my time works but ill join the fun:Dgood luck mate

06 June 2009, 08:07 AM
Good luck Blaz! Show us the good stuff, can't wait to see what you'll create!

06 June 2009, 08:49 AM
i hope you will find some time to do it, will look forward to your creation :)

definetly have fun on the challenge

06 June 2009, 09:08 AM
hey :) hello there. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

here we go again!

06 June 2009, 09:55 AM
Have fun creating beautiful stuff, I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with this time around...

06 June 2009, 10:15 AM
thnx to all of u my friends :) its so nice to see so many familiar faces! This time around I guess I'll be playing with a ninja theme.. it was such a long time since I draw or paint a ninja, and I believe a spy topic fits perfect to do some black magic!

06 June 2009, 11:42 AM
:arteest: Good to see you are back for yet another challenge and I'm sure your entry will prove truly inspirational as always

Good Luck

Mr Freeman :beer:

06 June 2009, 01:03 PM
well, this will surely be interesting :)

06 June 2009, 01:26 PM
Good luck and have fun, Blaz! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the ninjas! :thumbsup:

06 June 2009, 03:20 PM
Good luck Blaz, looking forward to any shinobi updates.

06 June 2009, 06:09 PM
thank you for those kind words MrFreeman! I'll do my best :) Also thnx to Intervain and Justame2002 for stopping by! Shinobis will attack!

walrus: hey man! so glad to see u around. Will u participate? I surely hope so.. And this time not as a judge, so less pressure :D

06 June 2009, 08:45 PM (

This is my first pass.. and coz I wont have much time to work on this challenge, I believe I'll go on from here and change composition and characters if needed thru painting.

The story is about japanese samurai demons, who caught a spy and thought they r safe now.. but in the back there is one more sneaky bastard, who replaced the servant of the general and is giving him a poisonous apple for a snack. Ninjas rule! :)

06 June 2009, 08:48 PM
Cool concept! beautifull style! very elegant. i like it!:thumbsup:

06 June 2009, 09:26 PM
Great start man!

06 June 2009, 09:52 PM
Looking interesting so far, Blaz! i have about as much time as you this time around, so if inspiration strikes me and I can do something fast, I will.

06 June 2009, 12:21 AM
great stuff Blaz,the story rocks!:D im probably in the same situation as Walrus

06 June 2009, 11:04 AM
Hey :) Looking good already and good luck :)

06 June 2009, 06:36 PM
it looks very interesting, i like it. Good luck!

06 June 2009, 05:22 PM
hey blaZ!! :p how's it goin! this is gonna be great! your color palettes always amaze me!

all the best dude! :thumbsup:

06 June 2009, 07:51 PM (

some more details and forms added..

06 June 2009, 08:17 PM
Kool! Nice concept...looking foward:)

06 June 2009, 09:12 PM (

and a first color pass... just testing so far.

06 June 2009, 01:30 AM
wow,man i love the colors!the details are shaping up very well!:thumbsup:

06 June 2009, 02:46 AM
I knew from your first gray scale mach up that this image is going to pull you in. It does even more with that splash of color and another pass. This is really shaping up and definitely different than others in this contest.

I'll be keeping my eye on this one.

06 June 2009, 10:17 AM
Awesome sketch.:thumbsup:

keep it up:beer:

06 June 2009, 12:42 PM
Wow... it's looking awesome.

06 June 2009, 03:03 PM
Hi mate,

passing by to say i┤m watching you.

always expecting great stuf from you and with style;) i love your impulsive sketches.

go ninja!

have fun

06 June 2009, 05:00 PM
Looking great, Blaz! I love the colour scheme you have going on. My only crit would maybe be that the thing on the left kind of draws your eye down to the bottom left a bit too much, but I'm sure you have it all under control. :D Please continue, sir.

06 June 2009, 05:52 PM
cool start.
more ninjas yeah!

06 June 2009, 10:55 AM
well this is starting to look sick as hell! love the fat goat samurai in the front just the ninja looks a bit too samurai-i if u wanted to make a ninja... but i guess the details shall reveal a lot more.
Love the colors specially the ones in the left corner.

06 June 2009, 08:43 PM
I expect a lot from this one! I'm not disappointed so far!
Hot stuff as always, NInja!

06 June 2009, 11:12 AM
O man, poor guy

06 June 2009, 12:31 PM
already started looking nice. keep it up. Best of luck :)

06 June 2009, 08:27 PM (

As u may know, I often change color scheme during my painting process, and this image is no exception. I went for more brownish tones here, which also helps me with detailing at the moment. Im still thinking what to do with the background.. will there be a sky, curtains, clouds, etc.. I'll see what will pop in my mind at that time :)

06 June 2009, 08:37 PM
MichaelZHsee: thnx buddy! I hope new colors work as well for u.

scho81: thnx! I'll try to keep that structure of the image that will keep pulling u in :)

rawgon: keep watching and I hope I'll fulfill ur expectations!

paperclip: yea, the thing on the left side is a leg of a guard in the front, which will be lightened up and textured with some japanese textile pattern or replaced with something else... donno what yet, but I need something there :) thnx for the crit!

luxi: hey buddy! ninjas dont always have masks, especially when they r captured.. but I'll make them more different than those monster samurais! and the one in the back, with the poisoned apple, he mustnt have a mask, otherwise he will be suspicius ;)

yakonusuke: I hope I will be able to live up to ur expectations! thnx

Ataulfo, mic, KOryH, Zazill8, nandlaskar: thnx to all who stopped by and gave me a comment! much appreciate it!

06 June 2009, 08:43 PM
I might as well give a bit bigger image for a preview..

06 June 2009, 09:09 PM
OMG!:bowdown: That's awesome, nothing to say , that's great,

06 June 2009, 09:23 PM
wow man! the light on this piece is a class!
the design of the samurai that┤s seated is just great, captured my attention for a while.
great direction


06 June 2009, 11:24 AM
blaz ma samurai dude! :D hehe ... love the color scheme right now .. dark .. earthy yet wet .. raw tones! ... keep em comin bro! all da best to you! :thumbsup:

06 June 2009, 02:00 PM
Really cool! Simple and powerfull!
Digg the composition of the board.

Will follow this thread for sure!

06 June 2009, 04:26 PM
Wow,You got a winner here Blaz.Cant wait to see more.Cheers!

06 June 2009, 04:32 PM
Awesome colors! :thumbsup:

06 June 2009, 04:42 PM
great job...
and i can see the ninja now, he just needed some detail to separate him from the others. Love the one in the back with the apple, love the light, but i did prefer the old color scheme, but that is just a personal preference. As for the backgrnd i think like a mongolian/general tent would be really cool.

06 June 2009, 04:59 PM (

moooore details :) this is fun, hehe..

BIG thnx for all the feedback guyz!

06 June 2009, 04:59 PM
...and a near full res size:

06 June 2009, 07:11 PM
wow man, amazing progress!

06 June 2009, 07:47 PM
So true... :) Excellent stuff here.

06 June 2009, 03:45 PM
excellent,nice subject ,idea and composition,i like your japanese demons samurai(oni musha??) good luck

07 July 2009, 12:10 PM
once again im not sure I'll be able to finish my entry... projects dont give me any room for my personal images... ah well.. maybe next time. Thnx to all of you who stopped by, and I'll try to finish this one after the deadline. Good luck with all of urs entries!

07 July 2009, 01:18 PM
What? And you'd come so far! You don't think you'll have any free time in the next two months? Well, keep us in mind if you have a spare minute or two, as right now you're a lot further along than most. We'll miss you, buddy! :D

07 July 2009, 08:03 PM
hehe Michael, thnx so much for those encouraging words :) but here is the situation: 10 print size paintings in next 3 months, 2 days per week full time job as an art director for another company, couple of storyboards for music video and 3 other "smaller" projects.. I just hope I'll eat and sleep enough to survive :D But after October will pass by I'll be free as a bird again.. if nothing else drops by.

07 July 2009, 08:11 PM
this looks so cool... love it.

07 July 2009, 08:26 PM
Aww... too bad, I really looked forward for your entry.
Maybe next time! Keep it up, Ninja!

07 July 2009, 09:45 AM
Great image!! Your challenge is growing up very well! Brillinat idea at all,and,I like a lot the colours...very appropriate.:applause:

07 July 2009, 10:52 AM
really inspiring painting. It's too bad that you wont be able to finish this for the competition, it would have been great to see it finished.

07 July 2009, 11:20 PM
Whoa! That sucks! You still have abt a month to go.. maybe you can squeeze some time in to finish this. It looks great!

07 July 2009, 11:07 AM

dam man, but it's looking awesome. I know what you mean though mate, i'm doing mine on my lunch breaks at the moment. :)
Can't wait to see it finished.

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