View Full Version : Enchanted forest - character - Cockofthewok

06 June 2002, 03:50 AM
Well, this time like others, I seem to be a day late and a dollar short for the contest. I guess you can't blame a guy for trying. I wanted to go for sort of an enchanted rainforest feel for my piece. that's why this character was designed with a veiled chameleon in mind. hope you like my start.

06 June 2002, 05:58 AM
Cool design, I enjoy the tree/ax/staff. :buttrock:

06 June 2002, 07:09 AM
There's still plenty of time to get this done, looks like you have a good start already. Welcome.

06 June 2002, 10:09 PM
k here's sort of a convoluted or whatnot sketch I did to get my idea on paper. the idea is this: guy with little axe walking through rainforest ready to chop down some trees. happy and whistling, unaware he has pissed off the wrong creature. mr. tree guardian sitting up in the canopy with an axe that can chop the little man in half. what do yas think?

06 June 2002, 10:21 PM
Originally posted by Cockofthewok
what do yas think?

What I think is that it reminds me a bit too much to elfufu's thing in the challenge.


06 June 2002, 10:36 PM
GAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUURRRGH! I just saw it. I guess there's still something called origionality here. I'll try to do better.

06 June 2002, 10:43 PM
I like the pose though, maybe he could be staring in a pool of water or something...

06 June 2002, 10:48 PM
I'm working on a new on as we speak. Mr. tree guard is leaping from a tree at YOU with axe brandished.

06 June 2002, 10:55 PM
Don't get me wrong. I mean no harm.
jeroentje :beer:

06 June 2002, 11:43 PM
no, no, no. I mean at the viewer. please keep giving me crits. I'm still learning.

06 June 2002, 09:32 AM
You could reverse the angle and have your character jumping out of the tree down upon the unsuspecting victim. That could be equally dramatic.

06 June 2002, 02:26 AM
Here's my idea (surprisingly similar to kirt's yet I had yet to read it at the time). don't love me judge me.

Tommy Lee
06 June 2002, 11:54 AM
This looks great now!

Waiting for a clean draft and color.

Keep on:applause:

Tommy Lee

06 June 2002, 04:50 PM
thats so funny that you had the same idea as my entry without seeing it. we think the

06 June 2002, 01:31 AM

I'll update a more finalized sketch ready to scan soon

06 June 2002, 02:18 AM
I like the chamelion style feet and tail you gave your dude in that last sketch. Those are definite improovements over the orriginals. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

06 June 2002, 08:39 AM
Come on!!!


I'm looking forward to see your work!!!:wip:

06 June 2002, 03:47 PM
UPDATE IT MAN! I know what you mean about the food stamps.

06 June 2002, 06:24 PM
tee hee. Thanks for all of the feedback guys! sorry aout the long time with no updates. I was in vegas visiting my dad. Also, I'm enlisting in the army on June 16th. Hopefully I'll be able to get pretty finished with this by then. here's a small update. I'll fix the hands gripping the axe soon. But please, feel free to critique the hell out of it.

06 June 2002, 06:25 PM
D'OH! I'm being a god damn post whore again! B.T.W. I've been studying the hell out of feng zhu, masamune shirow, and muira kentauro's work just to name a few. I hope the knowlege will help me on this contest.

06 June 2002, 03:05 PM
It's too late now, but I wanted to show a new design. what do you think?

06 June 2002, 03:12 PM
Nice job, but that shoulder guard looks a little to big. It sticks out to much, and the character is way to stiff. I guess it depends on the situation though, is he being knighted? Seeing as he's hurt he should maybe be slouching a bit more.
Nice job. :thumbsup:

Tommy Lee
06 June 2002, 05:39 AM
Befor ya die, ya see elves...hehehe.

Great, but I agree with Gamoron.
Hope to see a finished one of ya at the end of the challenge.

GO,GO,GO Cockofthewok!!!:thumbsup:


Tommy Lee

06 June 2002, 10:57 AM
Looking good! :thumbsup:
Would love to see it finished. You still have 2 weeks.

06 June 2002, 01:14 PM
2 WEEKS?well damn, I'll get it finished pronto!

06 June 2002, 04:48 PM
here's a quick sketch to illustrate my new idea. whereas the other sketch was one of hope (that's why he stiffened up to try to meet the fairy) this one is of despair. it seems that time has run out for this man. he's older and more wounded in this one and he's staring at the fairies with contempt. yes that is a crown lying at his feet. what do you think? (the jpeg's really compressed)

06 June 2002, 05:36 PM
That's much better! Way better posing. But why contempt?
Clean it up and post it again.:thumbsup:

06 June 2002, 04:34 PM
Lil' update here. cleaned up the king, and begin on bg. I'll photoshop in the elves/faeries later. (I've been watching WAY too much Lodoss).

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