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03 March 2011, 02:16 PM
hi all,

Here are my first concept of my god of war....i decide to work on god of war, which i think is quite challenge for me to create a god that is different from the video game god of war , Kratos.

More brainstorm idea will coming out soon...

03 March 2011, 05:38 PM
Love No. 3. Good luck!

03 March 2011, 05:53 PM
Nice concepts I like 3 and 4 very nice ideas, good luck. :arteest:

03 March 2011, 07:00 PM
#4 looks great, big and floaty. Great sketches.

03 March 2011, 11:22 PM
Phoenix-06, AlexaSharlOt and BaronImpossible,

thanks for the selection, my next sketch will base on idea no. 3 and 4 to make delopment.

03 March 2011, 01:13 AM
update another sketch of idea, i included some point of the design :

-The god of war is holding an powerful weapon on left hand, it bring the conquer.
- Right hand is holding a protection shield of guard, it can protect the god from any other weapons attack.
- The god is standing on a floating stage, which is the god transport base, it can help to defense in the war.
- Added some arrow as extra weapon on the back, the god is skillful in fighting, so i decide to make the god use different type of melee attack weapons,( i m not sure what other weapons need to add on...)

03 March 2011, 03:13 AM
Very good work

03 March 2011, 07:12 AM
Sk8erWolf, thanks!

here is my another update...

03 March 2011, 08:23 AM
I must say that the last one its really great the pose is very nice and powerful looking I would consider it to make something similar in illustration if I would be in you place. :D

03 March 2011, 01:25 PM
The last concept is awesome! :eek:

03 March 2011, 05:18 PM
The pose on the latest sketch is fantastic, very heroic and strong

03 March 2011, 12:50 PM
AlexaSharlOt, thank you very much, i still need to work on the concept of my god, will keep posting the progress!

Zellvan and Phoenix-06, thanks alot, glad that you guys like it.

i still not satisfield with my current idea....anyway i make some minor changes on the previews concept, here is the update...

03 March 2011, 12:57 PM
very very cool concept!
Heroic and amazing!

03 March 2011, 01:07 PM
Wow your work is simply superb. From the initial concept I would go for 3 and 4 like everyone. Your last 2 concepts look epic. Makes me glad that you are competing in the 2D category as your work is that good :thumbsup: Try to make a sketch for nr4 as the octopus-like warrior concept looks a bit better both idea and composition wise if you made it centric. Good luck and keep on creating some wicked art!

03 March 2011, 04:45 PM
The last two concepts look really cool, like the way the character is posed. Strong and solid.
Good luck with the challenge

03 March 2011, 04:52 PM
The last one looks very good I personally like it the way concept is working out.

03 March 2011, 02:54 AM
here is the update,

thanks for the compliments from AlexaSharlOt, artcreator and ZzMeister, hopefuly i can lock down the overall shape of my god soon.

Darkonerster, thanks for your suggestion, i will probatly go for it now!
the basic shape is from the initial idea no.4, to get a more better form, i merged the god inside to the octopus shape.

03 March 2011, 10:14 AM
Looks really cool now. My last suggestion would be to put his staff into a swing a little bit. Just like you did with the original to get there the S curve.Keep it up! This is going to be one of an epic god of war!

03 March 2011, 04:02 AM
double post

03 March 2011, 04:04 AM
Darkonerster, thanks again for your suggestion! i will consider it!

for this update, i added three warrior in front the base, they are fighting and spirit of guard for the god, and they only obey to the god.

i also changed the weapon. I think to give the god of war a powerful and melee weapon rather than a magic spell looking wand.

Basically my idea will go on this direction, next i will draw more details on the particular part like the shield he holding, the armor and the bottom hover.

oh sorry...double post

03 March 2011, 08:59 AM
A godly posture, strong ideas, well altogether this will be a fantastic piece .
Those four guides certainly added a marvelous taste to the whole concept

03 March 2011, 08:30 PM
Nice start! This looks like it's going to be an epic piece! I think you nailed down some great shapes on this guy.

03 March 2011, 03:02 PM
wow, this looks very epic and deserves the name god. great sketches and strong piece - in combination with his throne it reminds me of zeus.

03 March 2011, 08:29 PM
Hey Derrick,

Great work, your concept looks awesome. Like your change for a melee wepon. The throne design is really great, but perhaps the god can be cleary standing over the throne like in your thumbnails studies ( no. 3 ), only a comment. Again, great work and looking forward for more updates. Cheers!! :beer:

03 March 2011, 12:52 AM
yigit, AngeloCordon and MFTituS, thank you very much, i m glad that you guys like it, it really encourage me for the next step.

Ferx, hi, thanks for your suggestion, i made the god more obvious standing in the center now, you can find it in the new sketch i update here

i give the god more armor design on the shoulder and body, the god of war need to fight, he need a strong armor for the protection and a strong heavy weapon in the war..

03 March 2011, 05:49 AM
another update today, is further develop from the previews sketch....

I decided to change the direction, the design appear in future machine and fantasy element look.

added a pair of angel wing

03 March 2011, 09:02 AM
It's really a great god of war concept.
Waiting next step.

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04 April 2011, 12:18 PM
davidramonilustracion, thanks for your kind words, really appreciate it!

here is my update after long time didnt post here....
Changed the god of war to a perspective view, i only able to finish the upper part body and the warrior on the left hand side, probatly will finish all the black and white outline within this few days. At the meantime i need to think about the background, what it looks like in the future world.

will keep posting the progress....thanks for viewing

04 April 2011, 04:05 PM
Now this looks really epic, like a god of war should be!

04 April 2011, 05:06 PM
The last one its just awesome I really like.

04 April 2011, 03:23 AM
Zykras and AlexaSharlOt, thanks for the compliments!

another update...this is my modeling sheet in perspective view, wish i can have time to complete the side and back view soon.

04 April 2011, 04:12 AM
Amazing skills mate! Great God of War you have here!!! :thumbsup:

04 April 2011, 10:10 AM
arokz, hi, thank you very much!

here is another update by today, side view of the god. I havnt finish the bottom part yet, it is quite complicated and need alot of time and patient, tonight have to work late again....

04 April 2011, 02:41 PM
Haha, epic xD Though I do kinda miss how he was posed on his throne, these last ones with him merged does look fantastic.

04 April 2011, 02:51 PM
Looks great! I dig the baby angel details on the wings.

04 April 2011, 01:36 PM
thanks guy... really appreciate the motivations words!!
here is what i m having now...add some new elements in, those warrior in front can form a cyber protection shield when in the battle, i also add a tail from the side view to make it balance on the body.. now is missing the back view, will continue post it soon!!

edit reason : split the image into 2 files

04 April 2011, 03:26 AM
It is super exciting to see your progress. I am speechless. The amount of detail that you are putting into your work is an inspiration to me. This is my first time participating in a challenge like this and thanks to everyone here and artists that take it to the next level like yourself are showing me a great experience here. Love your work man and please keep posting, any close ups to see all the fine details would really put a big smile on my face :) Thank you so much.


04 April 2011, 07:16 PM
Really great work! I like it a lot.
See you.

04 April 2011, 02:44 AM
I see this char having gold, orange, white color palettes O_O or a cooler blue, green neutral color.

those are some crazy level of details man!

go go!

04 April 2011, 02:46 AM
so awesome and cool!

04 April 2011, 01:26 PM
thanks guy, appreciate so much!
arokz, thanks for you support, i will try my best for this competitions! I also in learning at the moment, it is long way for me to achieve another higher standard. wish me good luck too. :)

i need to change the warrior guide at the bottom to a griffin creature, considered the griffin a great protector from the evil which i think is more suitable from my previews warrior design. I like this pose, probatly will use it for my final drawing.

close up

edit reason: touchup the muscle on the god left hand, and improve the shape on his shield

04 April 2011, 02:13 PM
Heck yeah man! Im loving it :) A griffin is a great idea as they are protectors against evil and can protect your God as well as travel the earth and skies fighting its enemies that surround your Gods environment. So overall your God plus griffins as details is something very powerful. Very nice detail with the griffins if you go ahead with that idea, plus I have a griffin tatt.. so I am definitely a fan :) You have a very power piece here man and your final shot is great. Cant wait for the coloring to start!

Good luck and keep working hard mate :)


04 April 2011, 05:17 PM
Crazy amount of details! Looks very powerful, good luck!

04 April 2011, 05:06 PM
I love this! But WOW, those pecks of his hahah XD I like how they don't look natural, almost as if made of some kind of stone.

04 April 2011, 12:00 AM
Looking really really great.Especially the one you consider for the final image.
I know it may sound totally bs but, there is a minor detail that concerns me in the latest update you sent (on 11.04) : his helmets' horn-like-things look like elvish ears.When zoomed in, they don't look like that , but from a distance they do.
Again, it might be just me.

04 April 2011, 04:24 AM
wow, so many details just amazing I couldn't done my self that good, keep it coming :)

04 April 2011, 12:30 PM
double post again...sorry

04 April 2011, 12:38 PM
thank you so much for the compliments!

yigit, thanks for your comment, i feel that his helmet abit funny in shape also, will change it later!

here is my step of the background... a city in the center where the god will appear on top, and the sky is like tear from top left. Some moody cloud around....

04 April 2011, 01:32 PM
simple color on the background

i m not sure the griffin at the bottom, maybe will change it again.....

04 April 2011, 02:17 PM
Excellent intricate design, especially like his wings. I think he'll need some focused lighting on his head and torso to avoid the viewer's eyes straying over all the other detail.

04 April 2011, 11:27 PM
Love all the details, will have too be careful not to over do it though, Focused lighting like BaronImpossible suggested is a great idea and on some areas less important to the overall form would probably benefit form being less detailed when painting them focus more attention around his head and torso.

04 April 2011, 12:50 PM
thanks for the comments from BaronImpossible and Phoenix-06, i really appreciate it! it definitely need a lighting from the top and fall on his head and torso, thanks for the suggestion.

here is my new update, only painted on this wings, head and torso, and i added a cgsociety logo on top of the city, and i added some tentacle from the sky, (the idea was inspired by the hell boy movie) i still need add some warrior at the bottom which follow my previews concept....

04 April 2011, 01:18 PM
Looking really good, I like the colour variations on the upper body. Very godlike!

04 April 2011, 02:15 AM
never fails to surprise me! :D

04 April 2011, 04:34 AM
I like the composition very much!

04 April 2011, 05:22 AM
thanks for the compliment! hope i got enough time to complete it...
here is my new update, added some building in the background and tweak the sky lighting to make it more contrast. Not much touch up works on the body and the armor, i want to get the final compositions before go to the details rendering on the the god,

04 April 2011, 07:46 AM
Really nice

04 April 2011, 10:03 AM
It's great, lot of strength in the composition and amazing details.
I like it a lot.

04 April 2011, 02:24 AM
(patiently waiting for you next post ;) )

04 April 2011, 01:23 AM
This is very unique design and fantastic! It looks very complicated and hard to render. I know you spent a lot of time with this piece im sure of. My only suggestion is to add in some shading to make this character pop out! Most areas are light and some darker areas can be filled in since the light comes from the top of the picture. I hope this helps, just a comment, can't wait to see more take care for now.

04 April 2011, 01:29 AM
hi, mate, thanks for the nice words.

hi ShogunWarrior, thanks for your suggestion, by adding in some lighting part will help to make a focus point, yes, the details is really hard to render for me, it took many hours from my working time. and now i still havnt finish to render it.

here is my update, i spent alot of times to add the warrior on the bottom, to balance up the compositions, however i think it is not my final piece yet, i want to try some different idea, but for now this is what i have now.

05 May 2011, 05:39 AM
try another version by today, added 2 griffins in the background and make some changes on the overall color, i wish to separate the main character from the background.

To make the dept of field stronger i think i need to add another object in the foreground, it is hard for me now because i worry the compositions will be too complicated and will confius the viewer focus point. What should i add in or leave it empty on the bottom right corner? no idea right now...take a rest first...zzzz

05 May 2011, 05:53 AM
Nice update! I think if you put some fog in the background it could work, the char will pop up for sure, but you may lose some detail in the background..
anyway good work, keep it up!

05 May 2011, 02:31 PM
This is exactly why I joined this challenge... to see pieces like this be born. I am happy and with out words to see the pros like yourself take it to the next level. Just way too much to see in this piece. Great progress and I admire your hard work.

Will be back for more :)


05 May 2011, 12:46 AM
Wow I love the dynamic composition and vivid colours.And your character seems so interesting, and makes me want to know about your character more and more. Your character it self is telling its story.

I like it!

05 May 2011, 05:02 PM
Awesome image and incredible and insane ( in good way) level of detail :D Love the really power look of that god, amazing.
Maybe you can add more fog to the background like Lepilo suggested ( or gray smoke from fire in the city. Perhaps a bit more contrast on the god and dim a bit the ray from sky, and put more light and bright in the face, shoulders, and arms to drag the viewer eyes and focus attention in the "X" composition and in the the god itself ( after see the face of the god the viewer can explore the intricted armor and throne of the god).
I think that the image reads better with the orientation of the last image. Only a lot of foolish ideas, don't listen to me ... :D Great work!! Waiting for more updates!! Cheers!! :beer:

05 May 2011, 03:28 AM
Amazing work, so much detail, congrats and good luck! :)

05 May 2011, 01:11 AM
lepilo, thanks man! i add some blur on the background and bring the brightness up too, i hope it help.

arokz, thank you very much :) your entry is fantastic too, we wish good luck for each other.

lappixx0, thank you very much, glad that you like it.

Ferx, hi, thanks for your suggestion too, your points is helpful for me! i added some light on the god body and make the wings part lighter.

KrizEvil, thanks alot!

thanks for the complimentary and the suggestion, i want to create a warm and hot feeling in this scene, added another warrior with griffin in front of the god, and added fire on the ground too, the shield that the god is holding can summon the meteor from the sky to destroy the world.

if got time will update soon, but i need to spend some time on the modeling sheet, the dateline is closing soon.

edit: adjust the overall color

05 May 2011, 07:50 AM
looks great Derrick.Just needs a little adjustment so that the character's bottom part and the background is seperated a bit.Good luck :)

05 May 2011, 11:59 AM
It looks way better balanced, good job !

05 May 2011, 01:37 PM
brilliant colors. if the role was structured, the works would be better. it is my point.

05 May 2011, 04:54 PM
Looks really great. Like the addtion of the griffin in the foreground, cool. Great mood and environment in your image. Waiting for morte updates. Cheers! :beer:

05 May 2011, 12:05 PM
yigit, hi thanks man for your suggestion, i will fix that part later!

lepilo, thanks, glad that you like it

Echolee0515, hi thanks for the comment too, i see what i can fix on the main character, probatly will give it more better structure.

Ferx, thank you very much, i still need some time to make it better.

05 May 2011, 09:35 AM
Derrick, I like the colour range you've managed to incorporate here - you've got everything, and it's so well balanced. Your god is great, I get the feeling that whilst he's a cyborg or part mechanical he's also really organic - like he's constantly updating and adding on new weaponry. If I was modeling your god in 3d I'd be thinking I need to take the week off! ;) There's so much detail in there it's great! I don't envy your modeling sheet at all... but I'm really looking forward to it.
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05 May 2011, 11:59 PM
budley, hi thanks for your complimentary, i m happy that you like it.

i changed my entry proportion and extend the width and added the background scene on the right hand side.

05 May 2011, 06:11 AM
This is ****ing awesome man! Really reminds me of the Quake games. Sorry I don't have anything constructive to say, I just really like the painting, thats all

05 May 2011, 08:59 AM
Hey Derrick,

That s really cool!... great concept and very cool composition.. tons of great detail you have there.


05 May 2011, 05:57 PM
wow, awesome detail there man! jia you!!!

05 May 2011, 10:55 PM
So much going on! Definitely getting better all the time. Great stuff Derrick!
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05 May 2011, 05:28 PM
i love it~!

i wanna say:创意太棒了!

my DW5

good job!

05 May 2011, 11:51 AM
oh man... that's epic. great job!! can't wait to see your finished work :)

05 May 2011, 11:22 PM
Such a magnificient piece.Thank you for all the suggestions you gave during the challenge.Wish i had half the patience you have with all those insane details.Good luck

05 May 2011, 02:58 AM
ZzMeister, yigit, tianxinyu, budley, AlienKing, KingstonZ, PavelSokov, hi, thank for you guys reply here, really appreciate it! I am happy that i manage to complete this competitions task at the end, it is a great learning stage for me within this 2 months, at least i didn t give up in half way. Something i had complete.

Thanks for all the comments and nice words from the replies here, it is still a far way for me to achieve another higher level, i still need to improve alot, this is what i gain from this competitions... i wish Dominance war will never end up and i have chance to meet all the great artist again in this society, good luck everyone!

final concept :

modeling sheet :

workflow sheet :

05 May 2011, 07:50 AM
Great works,tremendous!Good luck to you!

05 May 2011, 09:57 AM
Wow, the detail, I could look at that for ages and still find new things. Great work, on the character sheets too, you certainly deserve a placing for that!

05 May 2011, 10:48 AM
masterkey, BaronImpossible, thanks for the reply, you guys did a good job too!

05 May 2011, 07:13 PM
What a great piece you completed my friend. I am really happy that I got to meet your work. May you continue to achieve greatness. BEST of luck to you my friend! :beer:

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