View Full Version : Dominance War V - 2D - Yigit - God of Nightmare

03 March 2011, 01:45 PM
I'm a little late to join the fun and you guys seem to have all concepts reserved :)
Anyway, here are some sketches i did while trying to develop some ideas.Comments are really welcome.

My concept is about god of nightmare.

Just like any god, he continues to exist as long as his followers worship him.
He gives hints of the forbidden knowledge through dreams of the willing ones.

Don't want to bore you with more background stories + i'll write something more solid once i totally shape the concept.

Anyway his somewhat physical appereance to his followers are something like that :
Just like the nightmares he loves to roam around, his avatar is more like a flowing wave of thoughts.He moves swiftly on his Ghismaer towards the direction where fear dwells.When needed, he communicates with his disciples with one of four faces on Ghismaer.(will expand the reason for it later)
When the avatar of the God of Nightmares walks on earth, storm clouds start to gather above him

Will design some more interesting arms soon.OR maybe no arms but something else instead.

03 March 2011, 01:49 PM
Woho, great idea about the nightmare-theme... the concept is even at this point pretty amazing!

03 March 2011, 02:09 PM
Great idea. Very nicely shaped and detailed sketches.

03 March 2011, 02:43 PM
Good start, looking forward to seeing what you come up with

03 March 2011, 03:04 AM
Awesome start, love the idea of nightmares. Will keep an eye on what you come up with.

03 March 2011, 05:13 AM
Oh wow, yet another one to watch out for!
Love the atmosphere of the sketch, the design lends itself Pete fly to the idea of nightmares. I especially like the black darkness head at the top of the sketch!

03 March 2011, 08:49 AM
nice design, the sketch look scary for me, keep it up!!

03 March 2011, 09:27 AM
Some different sketch.I liked the alien forms so maybe i'll combine this with the initial idea.I'll sketch more to have newer ideas.

03 March 2011, 10:18 AM
Ah, that last one is so beautiful and elegant!

03 March 2011, 02:52 PM
Yigit, awesome stuff!
Sounds scary,...lookin forward to more!

03 March 2011, 06:19 PM
Trying some colors.Of course it's not definite but once i put in some colors, it aids to develop the concept so just wanted to do it roughly..
Edit : and yeah i shamelessly copied&flipped those godknowswhat stuff :P

03 March 2011, 10:45 PM
Bloody fabulous, love it so far!

03 March 2011, 02:58 PM
i love his upper part - with the black head like a hole. his bottom part looks a bit weird though...

03 March 2011, 03:51 PM
i love his upper part - with the black head like a hole. his bottom part looks a bit weird though...
It would be very nice if you can explain it a bit further so that i can work more on it.

03 March 2011, 11:32 AM
Really terrifying this god, very good work.

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03 March 2011, 02:54 PM
Really nice mood and color scheme. Keep up the good work!

03 March 2011, 12:30 AM
Cool work so far, and great and dramatic atmosphere in the last sketch, awesome :)

Good luck and waiting for more updates. Cheers!!

03 March 2011, 01:03 PM
I really like the pose, I also like the idea of the dark space as a head. Scary stuff, cant wait for more updates ^_^

03 March 2011, 05:00 PM
very devialish-esque, yigit. love it!

I definitely wouldn't wanna piss off this enitity/higher being. XD

03 March 2011, 07:04 PM
I haven't found enough time to draw because of all the work i have lately but here is some minor update

03 March 2011, 07:09 PM
Oh wow, this is beautiful!

03 March 2011, 07:23 PM
Really cool update, your god is looking great for sure.
Maybe you need a bit more "air / space" above the head of the god, the composition looks a bit constrained by the canvas, only a minor detail :).

Again , fantastic work!! Waiting for more updates. Cheers!!

04 April 2011, 07:51 AM
STUNNING! Having him that desolate space seems oddly fitting.

04 April 2011, 12:24 PM
nice one!! i love it very much!!! one of my favourite entry! good luck!

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04 April 2011, 09:21 PM
Fantastic Mood on this one :)
Great work !
Nightmare indeed!

04 April 2011, 01:39 PM
Thanks a lot for the motivating comments.
Tried a bit of ambience to give some idea about where he usually spends his time...
I'm thinking about ghost-like-stuff emerging from that hole at the bottom.or make the hole like a mouth ready to devour what its master throws at him.
Not sure about those sleeping girls, i might remove them and add some more interesting stuff.

04 April 2011, 02:04 PM
Wow, amazing so far, congrats, your god is so cool. Cheers

04 April 2011, 02:23 PM
I like the lines of movement, and his weird hovering eyes. Something is not right about his chest, though, it appears just a little out of perspective. Nice work, can't wait to see it finished.

04 April 2011, 02:37 PM
Yes you're right now that i saw it, it's both out of perspective and left breast seems to be connected directly with the throat, and it's left side... lol well, it's completely wrong, i'll redraw that part , thanks a lot for pointing out :)

04 April 2011, 07:44 PM
Love the head, pretty creepy !

04 April 2011, 02:32 PM
Ah, so inspiring O_O I adore the design of his head.

04 April 2011, 02:39 PM
the main guy was somehow lost in the image so i decided to make a brighter background

04 April 2011, 04:07 PM
Really great concept and amazing environment, it's a terrible nightmare indeed.

04 April 2011, 05:26 PM
awesome idea and great painting process! your rock man, I enjoy following your thread :)

04 April 2011, 06:38 PM
This is not an actual update but just wanted to have your opinions on one thing : should there be a city seen from the hole below like in the example (you know he's feeding off of peoples dreams or something like that) or is it too unnecessary that it distracts the focus?

04 April 2011, 08:05 PM
It looks pretty awesome, but I think it unnecessary, because it is too small (city element) and it dosent make to much sense. But concept is awesome keep it up my friend !

04 April 2011, 06:55 AM
first of all, great work! very inspiring!

i think the city might be a tad too distracting, i prefer the black hole underneath him :)

good luck!

04 April 2011, 07:07 AM
I agree it's distracting but I think you could make it work by adjusting the lights, making a fog or something...
Cool idea, I think I've sad it, but I love the head !

04 April 2011, 07:27 PM
I don't want to complicate your decision, but I like the city down there full of people sleeping ready for a good nightmare.
Anyway it looks great both ways.

See you.


04 April 2011, 02:40 AM
O_O.... yea.. definitely not going to sleep tonight

I am not sure about the city really.

With it: it really connects us to a story- looks almost like a movie poster. And if it were, I'll definitely go see this movie.

Without it: it looks like a void century, not sure when this guy will strike, and if he ever- aside from doing cool poses for the photographer. You think he has his own paparazzi group?? and if he is willing to share? I could use one or two. Only if he is willing, I dont wanna sound too pushy up against a godly entity ^^;;

04 April 2011, 05:23 AM
This is still one of my favorites! Really epic and creative design.

As for the city, I like the idea but it being located under the rocks makes no sense. The rocks could be a portal to the dream dimention but that is too much of a stretch.

Can you try this idea:
Instead of the city have a person sleeping in the hole, head towards the viewer. Does that make sense? If you are imagining what I am imagining, it should be creepy.

04 April 2011, 04:13 PM
Thanks a lot for the feedback guys! It was really a great help.

I added some kind of stairway to "heaven" :P Also , i wasn't very happy with the bottom part so changed it a bit.

04 April 2011, 08:25 PM
Such a beautiful piece of art :)

04 April 2011, 09:02 PM
really AwesomE!! the color palette is beautifull.

04 April 2011, 11:28 PM
Arokz : Thanks man! Actually there are lots of work .Luckily these days ive some free time so i can work more on it.I hope i won't get bored of it as i usually do..

Gyorkland: thanks . yes, i think colors seem to work ok in this one

These are of course not finished stuff but just thought i should slowly start doing modeling sheets.1- i felt i started to get bored of the illustration so wanted something new.2-I can see mistakes easier this way.
Will render them at a later time once everything is in place.

04 April 2011, 11:33 PM
oh man... i quit.


Lol jk man... soooo awesome! PLEASE don't get bored and keep shining with such amazing work!



04 April 2011, 09:54 AM
Lol arokz . yours is a pretty solid design , one of my favorites!
I have some kind of block and need your opinions between these 3 . Which one do you think looks better (the bottom part) ? At first i thought the bottom part i drew yesterday looked nice but now it seems a bit bulky.
Sorry for posting frequently but according to my past experiences, what i usually like are not liked by other people :)

04 April 2011, 01:35 PM
Woow, like it a lot, I prefer number 1 but with ground of number 2

04 April 2011, 01:39 PM
Very nice progress, modelling sheet elements are looking good too. Regarding your 3 choices, in all of them the god fits a bit too comfortably 'into' the background (or should that be uncomfortably?), in that there are a lot of tangents between his body and the rock & ceiling & staircase. I think you need to locate him in space a bit more, if you see what I mean. In terms of the design, 2 is my preference but with a few of the spikes from 1.

Also, I think he needs more of a sense of scale. If you made the staircase continuous you could have a procession of people walking up there to offer gifts. This would also link the foreground with the background more and create added depth. Good luck!

04 April 2011, 02:36 PM
jesusguijarro : so it is somewhat like what baron suggests.

BaronImposibble : You cant guess how helpful your suggestions were! i think these were the exact things i was missing in my piece. Now after reading your comments i realized how the figure had so many tangents with the enviroment. I think i did it without conciousness to fit the guy within the frame.
I also realized i have to add haze to the distant elements to improve volume a bit more.It looks all to crowded now.

Thanks again for the suggestions guys

04 April 2011, 04:03 PM
Also, I think he needs more of a sense of scale. If you made the staircase continuous you could have a procession of people walking up there to offer gifts. This would also link the foreground with the background more and create added depth. Good luck!

+ 1 Very good idea it will be just awesome.

Great progress so far your god is just simply amazing.

04 April 2011, 11:24 PM
BaronImpossible made the best observations, there are perhaps too many tangents in certain areas, I think maybe using more atmospheric perspective in the background could help separate him from the background more, also maybe have some of the rocks in the distance go behind him pushing the background further back as at the moment too much of the background elements follow the form of the God making it seem like the background is closer than it is. I like the idea of having people climbing the stairs to offer gifts, would help with the scale and I agree that 2 mixed with the spikes from 1 would work well

04 April 2011, 12:00 PM
It is very pleasant to see on DW5-arena of such strong artist! :thumbsup:
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04 April 2011, 12:40 AM
thanks x-art-x

couldnt work on it for a while so here's an update.I wasn't very happy with the old one

04 April 2011, 01:53 AM
I'm not sure how I feel about the new background. Nobody seems to see him.

The old background was solid in my opinion, I liked how the caves framed him in terms of shapes. Not sure if I expressed myself well there.

04 April 2011, 02:52 AM
Very nice desgin~especially the middle of body, keep it up!gl:thumbsup:

04 April 2011, 05:25 AM
I think he looks a tad too small in this new one, not as epic as could try keeping the background but making it smaller by comparison to him? Perhaps give him a nighttime scene? The otherwordly glow he had seems a little diminished here in the larger daytime scene, but then I was quite fond of his shiny-glow XD

04 April 2011, 08:00 AM
Great concept and illustration! In the last image your god looks smaller because of pale shading and lack of people/mortals in the foreground, i think. I don't see a problem about epicness there, other than these. One of my favourites, good luck!

04 April 2011, 09:36 AM
Thanks a lot for the feedback guys.Yesterday before posting , my wife also said that the previous background was better and more fitting to the concept i had in mind. So i better use some common sense and start to render the old one.

04 April 2011, 07:36 AM
I definitely think the same. Maybe because bg looks like an arena so first idea comes to my mind is that the creature(God) is like a lion for the arena fights. I liked the Frame too. I kinda like the throne idea of the first sketch of the 3. Keep it up! :)

04 April 2011, 07:48 AM
well I think the upper part of this backgrounds fits him better, 'couse the other one was like trapping him... was all surrounded with rocks. I agree the with the arena likeness though..

04 April 2011, 10:30 AM
Just to confuse you, I much prefer this new background, it just needs a few simple tweaks IMO. What I'd do is expand the canvas to the right and fit the staircase in more comfortably, then have people in foreground / midground / background for size comparison and have some of the people at least facing him. Also, he appears a little 'twisted' in that his base seems more full-on to the viewer than his torso, which is corkscrewed a little to his left (so he's facing more to our right). If you intend to twist him then I'd make it a little more obvious, else tweak it a bit and straighten him up. This is coming along very nicely indeed!

To make it less like an arena maybe add some 'torso-up' statues or busts of his royal godliness, so that it's more clear he's being worshipped.

04 April 2011, 11:23 AM
Now im truly confused and stuck between ideas..Since most people said the older version was better, i headed back to it and continued from that point.Personally i liked the new one better hence the feeling of a true ambience (well and i loved how all those reddish colors lol).
But then after asking a couple of people, none of them liked it so i gave up.Hehe and he looked like a tax collector in front of a city wall so that made me laugh - so i thought "maybe people are right"...

But regarding your comments, i can now see my mistakes in that image, and all your points are right.Thanks a lot for it.
I'm actually happy that while making that new background i had a couple of new ideas , which hopefully i'll do once i find some free time to paint some personal pieces :)

Anyway, i switched back to the old version and worked a bit on it.Started rendering tentacles to give a rough idea of what it'll look like.
There's a lot of issues like the stairs are behind the figure and it'd be better to move it towards us , or that left circular stone making a tangent to the figure , and the bottom part looks half twisted etc....i'll fix all these later.I need to work more on the main character first i think , since i focused too much on the background that i forgot the main subject lol.

Hmm some update.oh man i constantly change my mind lol.But i think this one's bottom part is better:

04 April 2011, 08:06 PM
Haha I know how you feel! Isn't it awful when when you present a few options and there are differing opinions? I wish things were more black and white haha.

To help you out I like the latest image the most by far, I just think the electricity should be orange because it takes too much attention as is.

04 April 2011, 09:39 PM
Concepts are nice and the idea is unique.
I love the color tone, keep going.



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04 April 2011, 04:20 PM
i like the last idea more, it look more like a god. maybe should add in the missing face on the bottom part to enhance the scary feeling.

04 April 2011, 07:57 PM
i like the bio feeling of the bottom. Those lightning objects seems to levitate the god. Its youre call but i think he(it?) doesnt need anti magnetic fields to fly but i think you're trying to make a hybrid, some metal some biological being . Waiting for updates ^^

04 April 2011, 10:19 PM
Akiman - Yeah i totally agree that they wouldn't need magnetic fields or weapons or gigantic bodies etc... they're gods after all...But once i started to think it that way, i was left with a blank canvas lol :)
So , i just put away most of the logical part and now just trying to paint a superior figure with interesting (at least i try) visuals.You know people like that, just how they like oversized useless pauldrons in mmos hehe.
And about the main subject, yes i'll head for a part bionic being.

DerrickSong -yes , i'll find out something for that part , probably another face

Opsite - thanks a lot

PavelSokov - totally hear you :) wouldn't it be nice if we'd all be in a workshop and give ideas instantly or sketch together , i think everything would be faster and easier . About the jumping arcs, i think i'll either stick to bluish hues or remove them altogether , dunno yet.But orange ones wouldnt make much sense except fancy effects :)

A little update : I think big bad guy facing this direction looks better .I know it's not a big deal but sometimes it can change the whole feeling.So i liked this one better.
Worked a bit on the design of the bottom part . I'd make it like a caterpillar but then remembered that was Ferx's idea so just trying to find some other killer feature for that part.

04 April 2011, 11:01 AM
impressive stuff, like it a lot

04 April 2011, 12:32 AM
Been following your piece a while now and I really like it. I agree with you in that it looks better facing the new direction. I forget to look at tonal values by desaturating - thanks for the reminder! Personally I'd like the dude with the umbrella down the front to be a little more obvious to read as a person, just to help read the scale of your God more immediately. The birds help but I think it would help id the little guy was a little more conspicuous.

Fab work! Whatever you do, let's face it - it's going in totally the right direction!

04 April 2011, 09:02 AM
I can't decide wich version I like the most, all of them are great.

04 April 2011, 01:17 AM
Just wanted to say I love this piece! The head on your god is scary and interesting. I'm inspired.

04 April 2011, 11:50 PM
Thanks guys.I'm very unstable with the background, but i swear this will certainly be the rough of the background.Maybe there can be some guy sacrificing a virgin or a baby.Btw, changed (again lol) the bottom part.Now at last im somewhat happy with it :P

04 April 2011, 02:22 AM
I really love the way you change backgrounds like its no big deal to you... Wish I can see you paint :) Love your process mate! Other than that I have nothing for you... whatever you pick is epic work.

Best of luck to you :)


04 April 2011, 09:39 PM
Thanks Arokz.
Used some texture here and there but still not enough , looks a bit muddy atm.Painting is actually the easiest part once you're happy with your idea.
Also i just checked this image on my wifes and dads screens and it was much more darker and with a different hue on them.It seems i'll just have to check it on different screens before i start finalizing it.
Note to self : "try" to buy an Eizo asap...

04 April 2011, 09:50 PM
I like the bottom thing on the God a lot now. I prefer the other background, but anyway looking good.

04 April 2011, 12:55 AM
wow, your entry looks amazing! I really love the design. About the screens, I have the same issue I really need to get two monitors that are the same make lol :)

04 April 2011, 02:09 AM
Hi Yigit,

This is a very lovely piece of artwork and im sure it took you some time to complete. The best thing about this is how fast your able to change so quickly and make last minute decisions to make it look better. Some of us are not able to do these things. Keep up the good work! can't wait to see more, take care for now.

04 April 2011, 04:08 PM
Definitely the last background is my favorite.
I think you've got it. Cheers.

04 April 2011, 07:32 PM
Hi Yigit
Your piece is AMAZING! the variations are all great-each one has something that makes me feel I'd go with that one, but I'm sure what ever you go with will be the right one!

04 April 2011, 01:17 AM
wau!! i really like the last piece you did, the god look really power full and huge now, the feeling is totally different now!!congratulations!

05 May 2011, 12:55 AM
Derrick : Thanks man, yeah it seems the perspective helped with emphasizing the scale (lol as it should be :) )
Paul : Hey man! Thanks.
David Thanks
Shogun : Well, thanks but i think , what i do is completely the wrong way.I mean going ahead and redoing it over and over again with different stuff.I should've planned ahead well, get into render and be done with it but, well, im really bad at planning.
Demoshthenes : thanks,yep all of us need to :)
Lepilo : thanks

minor stuff but i love painting those guys

05 May 2011, 02:08 PM
It's looking really beautiful. Great job so far! You seem to have lightened the colors a bit since the last post, and I think that the darker values were more dramatic. One area, though, that doesn't need darker values is the archway behind his head. Compositionally, your piece gets very cramped up at the top there. I really liked your much earlier posts that had just sky behind his head because they showed off his head so much and it's such a cool design: The lack of face, the tendrils reaching out all over. A lot of that gets lost with a dark archway behind him... but if you fogged the archway out more up there, you could recapture some of the great silhouette of the head.

Also, a lot of your much-earlier posts had lots of hints of red all over that really guided the eye. It was very dramatic, and the colors would still serve to call a viewer's attention to various details (especially if used on the darker version of your god, as in the 2nd-to-last post.

Anyhow, just some thoughts and ideas. Overall your work is really rocking. Nice job and good luck! :thumbsup:

05 May 2011, 03:13 PM
Thanks a lot Walrus.Nice to see you here, you've a great entry on GA.
I think you're right there about the highlights and shadows.Atm , it has a focal problem.I think i'll work on it a bit more to make it easier to read.
I'll try what you said with the red stuff.If that works , i can switch back to it.Time is running short :/ And i've not started the model sheets either lol.

Well, was just trying some color correction and some fancy lightning stuff.I don't know it it works well but..well, experimenting...

05 May 2011, 01:48 AM
Wow! This has a whole different feel to it! It's hard to say which I would prefer, and fortunately I dont have to choose :-) This newer version is much more intense and dramatic though, so I guess it depends what mood you're going for

05 May 2011, 03:37 AM
fantastic job yigit!! i like the newest version very much! i m sure this piece will get something at the end!! good luck to you!!

05 May 2011, 08:43 PM
Holy crap this one is good! Nothing but praise from me. :thumbsup:

05 May 2011, 04:33 PM
Hi Yigit,

great work as always man. *thumbs up*
Your pre war concept was great, but this is "god like"
Keep it up mate! Nothing more to say... : x

05 May 2011, 12:59 AM
OH wow! human sacrifice, wish I had thought of that one :D Great work, I love how this turned out. :beer:

05 May 2011, 04:35 PM
Paul,Derrick,Ability,Daniel : Thanks guys!
Daniel #2 : Hehe well, Gods want us to sacrifice more :P

Ok , I panicked a little since time is drawing near so made DW my priority today and thought i should start working seriously on the character sheet and the illustration a bit..

05 May 2011, 04:56 PM
Looking very nice yiğit! Keep em coming ^^

05 May 2011, 01:18 AM
Awesome update man :bounce:

Your ortho, did you sculpt it? hahaha nicely done

I love how the final mood turned out, but I don't mind going back to the previous mood too. Both are just great. I guess my only critic would be the crowd, they seem way too calm. If only they were scared and pissing in their pants, now that would be nightmare! haha :D

05 May 2011, 01:48 AM
:buttrock:Finishing very nicely :applause:

05 May 2011, 04:22 AM
Hi Yigit, looks awesome! Character sheet lookin good too, looks 3D!

05 May 2011, 03:20 AM
Yigit your entry is awesome, love it. Good luck! :wavey:

05 May 2011, 12:58 PM
Thanks a lot Akiman.
Randiz : Thank you.Yeah i should work a bit on the crowd while painting the final touches.Ortho? You mean torso or am i too noob :P ? If you meant torso, no i painted it but used a reference for muscle structure.
Arokz : Thank you . Yours is finishing nicely as well.
JSN : Hey man.Thanks a lot.A little shadow and highlight helps it to give such an effect.If you're talking about the sheet with the text, well, moving R,G, or B channels helps to give such an effect.
KrizEvil : Thanks a lot

05 May 2011, 02:33 PM
Gigot I like your second to last update the most with the arc above his head. I felt like your latest update lost a little bit of scale and composition.

If I were you I would revert to the second to last update, make the energy orange,and call it done!

You might laugh haha, I had a dream I just woke up from where I was looking at your thread and you changed your background yet again haha. This time he was on top of a planet!

05 May 2011, 02:58 PM
hahaha Pavel, you made my day man :D !!

k , i'll listen and will check it like that , if that looks better, i'll stick with that.

05 May 2011, 08:31 PM
Simply awesome entry. Fantastic image, love the head of the god... gosh, a truly nightmare (in the good way :D) The model sheet looks great ... :cool: uhhuu After see your first stage on the model sheet I throwed mine. Waiting for more updates!

05 May 2011, 04:45 PM
Thanks Fernando but don't say that, the deadline is extended for a week so you can do it.

I thought it would be better to finish modeling sheet first and then go back to illustration and fix the parts you guys mentioned.

05 May 2011, 06:30 PM

You have no idea the anguish with which I was painting just now, an 100% sales commission job starting out, a free commission for a friend, a giant marketing assignment due sunday, and dominance war.

I am going to check their site, and then I am going to feel a lot better.

(I was wondering why there are new entrants popping up with the deadline on monday haha).

EDIT: sorry for getting excited. Your modeling sheet looks great. I wish mine had that graphic design integrity like yours. Do you have tips on how to handle the background of my modeling sheet? Right now it is an awful gradient.

05 May 2011, 06:50 PM
Very elegant, (your entire process) awesomely done mate :bowdown:

05 May 2011, 07:10 PM
Looks great yigit! Good luck on judging process ^^

05 May 2011, 11:32 PM
Fantastic stuff!! The model sheet looks great - a real inspiration for the rest of us. I think like you I might take a break at the weekend and bash out the model sheet. Keep it up Yigit - you WILL represent us!

05 May 2011, 01:20 PM
Just see you fantastic works, lovely!! can not wait to see your final draft:cool:

05 May 2011, 11:09 PM
Echolee,budley,akiman,arokz,pavel , thanks a lot for your kind and encouraging words.

note to pavel : well, try some texture brushes on them ..they can take away that digital feeling a little bit, if not altogether.

here's a little update :

05 May 2011, 12:11 AM
Man oh man you make me smile :)

Yeeeeees I LOVE IT!

05 May 2011, 11:02 AM
This one is epic! Love all the rain and chains details, they bring so much more to the image. I would have only one suggestion if I may.. the tentacles seems to be like a worm, which would make them very slimy on a rain, but they still look a bit too dry. I think this is due to scattered reflections, but missing some longer ones like in this octopus example:

If I understood it wrong, I apologize :) once again, it is an awesome piece! Good luck!

05 May 2011, 11:38 AM
thanks a lot. I totally got what you meant, and you're right, i should go and fix it as you suggested,i'm sure it'll look better (and more logical)
thanks again

05 May 2011, 12:51 AM
Yigit, great stuff! The sacrifice on the altar is inspired, that's such a cool touch. The rain works really well too. You should just continue this post forever, every change makes it into a brand new painting that is equally as good, if not better than the one before! Thanks for the constant advice by the way, it's a great help.

05 May 2011, 12:24 AM
thanks Alex

05 May 2011, 12:50 AM
Ok so I am looking at your new post... and I really wish I could see this entire process on a video tutorial or something. The changes you make are so cool. The way you just added the fire is a nice contrast to the rain. Also, how you wild up the crowd its great. For a second I wanted to pick up my fist and join them, got me pumped! lol. You know its a great piece when it makes you feel something inside. I have a lot of respect and faith on this piece to be ranked up there in this competition. Is there any way you can describe your work flow as far as layers and all that... ? I dunno if its too much to ask for.

05 May 2011, 08:13 AM
I am super like your work.Excellent!

05 May 2011, 06:13 AM
Really nice work! Love your feeling and detail so much! :applause:

05 May 2011, 01:09 PM
Another winner! :applause:

Let me congratulate you first.

05 May 2011, 01:36 PM
Randize : Thanks man but i don't think so
Kexin : Cheers :)
Masterkey : Tyvm
Arokz : Sorry man , i couldn't reply earlier.I use photoshop for software and usually have 5-6 layers.One is for background, another for character(s),another for foreground stuff, another one for effects like rain, fire etc. , and whenever needed, i create another layer between them (for distant,mid distant or close objects).
When i want to paint something i create a new layer and paint on that one and when i think its satisfactory, i merge the layers (and save the files often and with different names) so that i can go back and change when necessary.
Just like most people will say it, keep layers as little as possible in numbers.I sometimes work on just 1 layer and the result looks much better since it looks more natural.The reason for that is, when you have only 1 layer, the colors easily blend while painting just like in traditional medium.
Talking about colors, assign (maybe you've already done that) color-picker tool on your tablet and keep a hand on it all the time.And use it frequently.This will help to easily blend colors (especially when you choose "sampling size" something like 3x3 or 5x5).
I had a habit of painting in grayscale and then coloring it but it always looked sooo artificial (or i was doing something wrong lol) that i stopped it.I'm now working directly with colors.
Oh and lastly, keep the zoom level at a distance that the whole image fits your screen.Just zoom in (to 50%) at critical details..The whole painting should look "as if" it's very detailed :D.You needn't zoom in and paint everything one by one.Just rough silhouettes would do.This way, you wouldn't get bored too fast and can concentrate on the main subject of the image.
Generally speaking, use the gifts of Photoshop as little as you can.
If i pointed out the obvious, i'm sorry.Maybe you already knew all of these and asked for a more specific thing.If you did, please let me know so i can tell as much as i know.

05 May 2011, 01:50 PM
Holding down Alt while using the normal brush makes it a temporary colorpicker, I use it tons.
So no need for shortcuts for your tablet or so I believe, just make sure your fingers nearly grow attached to the Ctrl and Alt buttons, Ctrl + S really is my most used shortcut.

If I haven't said it yet, this work is obviously brilliant.
Been following you for quite a while, love the way you effortlessly threw in new backgrounds.

I like the crowd in this one, gives it somekind of medieval vibe. With the fire and worship, very befitting to a god. The rain also really adds to the grim atmosphere. I really wouldn't know anything constructive or critical to say.. but eh, you should've added the chain on the foreground sooner! It adds to the amazing depth you created in the image, as said before.. this really sucks you in and makes you want to join in with that crowd.
Definitly prefer the orange over the purple though, think it fits the theme and contest nicely.

P.S. Which hair products does he use? Even in the rain his "hair" ooks awesome.

05 May 2011, 04:32 PM
This is looking terrific; I love the red on the bottom now, it really adds some solidity to the composition in a way that having the same hues on the top or bottom didn't.

I hope you don't mind, I love your piece so much that I incorporated your god into my god's painting ( It's a low res image, but you can kinda see your god on the stairway, right underneath the "148" on the 'Now Serving' sign. (I didn't want to post the image here so as to not distract from your thread) Hope you don't mind - it's really intended as an homage because I like your piece so much!

Good luck with the remainder!

05 May 2011, 04:50 PM
Oh MY GOD !!! I mean , my god! LOL man you're a genius :) I am really honored, and your piece looks terrific! I hope best of luck to you in the contest !

About that reddish part, after reading your previous comment, i gave a thought about re-adding reds to the character since you were right about it.Also changed the background to a lighter tone and erased all the distracting crowd and it worked thanks a lot.

My best wishes both for this contest and all of your life

05 May 2011, 06:57 PM
wow I love the atmosphere in your image. I think I can hear the crowd's screaming!

05 May 2011, 09:34 AM
This will be the final

05 May 2011, 09:41 AM
well done well done

as i said. its a winning piece. :beer:

05 May 2011, 10:16 AM
Great work yiğit! Grats!

05 May 2011, 03:16 PM
Weeeeeell, I guess that's the contest. Again. ;)

Excellent work man, I'm really glad you went for more saturated colors with the final. It really brought it together! Thank you for contributing such a wonderful piece.


05 May 2011, 03:38 PM
That is ****ing gorgeous! Congrats! I enjoyed looking at your progress, the amount of different backgrounds we analyzed makes my head spin haha.

I can't help but notice the lack of a modeling sheet. The deadline is in 2 days son, hurry!

05 May 2011, 07:18 PM
Thanks a lot Randize,Akiman,Dreadreaper and Pavel!

Note to Pavel, the modeling sheet is at

05 May 2011, 07:28 PM
Very well done, congrastulations!:wavey:

05 May 2011, 11:29 AM
oh man... the final piece is awesome!! great job :thumbsup:

05 May 2011, 10:16 PM
Thanks guys!

Here are my finals ( link ( ..

05 May 2011, 11:05 PM
hello, truly inspiring art work, love the details, and how you make all work together for the final piece , congratulations and good luck, one of the winners I hope, my best wishes :arteest:

05 May 2011, 11:36 PM
Thanks a lot Jorge! Doesn't really matter if i win or not, it was totally great meeting all of you guys and working like in a workshop :)

05 May 2011, 03:06 AM
yigit, i love it!!! it is great to have a great artist like you in this competitions, from the beginning till the end, you show us a high quality of workflow on how to create a great art!!

i wish you good luck! take care!

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05 May 2011, 04:51 AM
It was a pleasure! gorgeous work man! Your background changing made my head spin, but it was all clearly well worth it. Love the energy of the piece, which can be seen in the crowd, the rain, the debris,etc. powerfull work

05 May 2011, 09:16 AM
I am so happy to see ur image among the finished ones as well! The presentation sheets look sick! :D one of the strongest pieces for sure, so I wish u all the best! :)

05 May 2011, 09:49 AM
Yep, very nice work. The main piece is very strong and really well polished. The character sheet is one of the best I've seen, almost as if the characters are actual models. I must admit I've not had time to check out the other forums but if this isn't in the top 5 I'll be surprised. Good luck!

05 May 2011, 09:57 AM
A very nice God, i like the details, especially the human sacrifice on the left, great idea!
I wish you good luck even if i think you don't need it. :beer:.

05 May 2011, 01:23 PM
Derrick : Thanks really a lot.The reason i joined DW is to meet nice people just like you and to learn how other artists develop their works.I learn a lot by listening to you guys' advices and by following your workflows.So , i think the social aspect is the greatest reward of this challenge.It was really nice to meet new people during the whole challenge.Again, thank you.
Pavel : Thank you ! Well, the god himself was a bit static so i had to cheer up the environment a bit ^^ . Btw, the lineart you do is one of the best i've seen for a while, good luck
Ninjassassin : Your entry is one of my top favs too.I'll definitely follow your works from now on.
Baron : Thanks really a lot, i feel honored to have a comment like that from you.You are CGSociety's superhero :) I'll get a popcorn while watching other gods being confined soon.
Makushiro : Thanks.Hehe, old evil gods want sacrifice don't they? Maybe it would be better if i made it a virgin in whites on an altar but its a bit too late, maybe i can make a brand new painting just like a close up for that sacrificial moment

05 May 2011, 03:55 PM
Maybe it would be better if i made it a virgin in whites on an altar
Well, i like this idea too, but maybe there would be too much attention on the virgin, but a kind of close up would be nice.

05 May 2011, 05:22 AM
Hey Yigit,

Congrats for this awesome artwork!! Great concept and beautifully achieved. The model sheet is simpky fantastic (and like I said before, I was tempted to leave the competition after seeing that model sheet.... :D) Follow your thread was a really great and fun journey and was an honor to share this challenge with you.

05 May 2011, 10:25 AM
Ferx - thanks man, i'm really glad you didn't give up and pushed it till the end, otherwise such a nice work would be totally wasted (and it shouldn't be)
To be honest this was the first serious modeling sheet i've done and i found out that it was more fun than i imagined.But still i doubt modeling sheets or workflow sheets effect the overall piece as much as the main illustration, so we'll see...

By the way, please someone tell me when the voting starts.On the rules page it says it starts on 23rd may, 23.59 EST but still there's no such voting page.I can hear you say "yigit why are you surprised? this is typical for DW" but i'm still wondering :)

05 May 2011, 06:15 PM
Thank you so much for your reply yigit. It was great to meet you here and I really hope you get what you deserve for your amazing piece. Take care buddy!


05 May 2011, 07:57 PM
Fab stuff Yigit. My hat off to you, I was thinking when I first signed up there would be few entries to rival you and Simon but there's some amazing stuff here, huh? Best of luck in the voting, and like you I'm wondering when it's going to start...

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