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10 October 2003, 04:44 AM
Eric Schreffler has entered the ALIENWARE Challenge.

10 October 2003, 05:35 AM
To many ideas in my head! So little time! Not enough crayons! aaahhh!:love:

10 October 2003, 01:25 AM (

First layout idea that came to me. It took me awhile to come up with something that I felt was truely as alien as I can wrap my non-alien brain around. ;)

10 October 2003, 01:26 AM (

Alternate layout, I like the idea of the chasm opening into a desolate plain, it gives a more awe-inspiring effect.

10 October 2003, 01:29 AM (

Closeup of one of the floating 'orbs'. In case my totally l33t sketch is a bit vauge :p this is supposedly an organic plant that grows underwater, supported by small gas-filled orbs, with the top orb having a lens apature on top to collect light.

10 October 2003, 01:32 AM (

Closeup of the bottom of the orb plant, toying with the idea of having the plants growing over a derelict structure or ship of some sort.

10 October 2003, 08:05 PM
you can derelict my balls

10 October 2003, 04:15 AM
I can derelict my OWN balls thank you very much. :surprised

10 October 2003, 05:03 AM (

Same basic idea and layout as the last sketch, but more visual activity for the eye to investigate.

10 October 2003, 09:25 AM (

Just getting a feel for the composition's placement and proportions using simple shapes for all the basic elements. I realize it's very dark at this point, there's only 2 lights at this point, the sun/star and a low ambience.
I can already tell that this is going to be a lot of fun to flesh out. :)

10 October 2003, 05:24 AM (

Not so sure I like where this is going, the water surface twisting off isn't as good looking as I'd hoped it'd be, even without all the dressings. It just dosent seem to 'fit'. Maybe I'll switch it for some atmospheric effects, or I cold scrap the whole scene tomorrow if something better comes along, who knows.
Still plenty of time to figure it all out. :)

10 October 2003, 06:49 AM
I'd light up your scene a bit more so we can see what is going on... but the last concept sketch you did is sweet. Alot of stuff going on.

10 October 2003, 07:55 AM (

Ramped up all the lights, not a whole lot to see though.

Sick of playing with it tonight, didn't eat anything all day so my blood sugar is shot. :(

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