View Full Version : Dominance War V - 2D - Ferx - God of no idea for now

03 March 2011, 04:31 AM
Like many others in this war, I dont have a clear idea at this moment of what kind of god I will do for the challenge :)

I´m making some rough sketches on a few ideas, waiting for the dark side enlighten me... :D

Good luck to everyone and cheers!!! :beer:

03 March 2011, 11:20 AM
Hello Ferx.
So glad to see your work again. Nice sketches.
See you.

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03 March 2011, 11:44 AM
Hey there. Nice sketches, especially the first ones. I like the skull faces and my favourite is the one middle-bottom in the first image. The second batch are good but more monster than god.

03 March 2011, 07:08 AM
David: Thanks for your words ! :)

Simon: Thanks for the comment. I dont have a clear idea yet but I like the skull style head for the character, I'll keep that feature for the next designs :D. Cheers!!

03 March 2011, 07:17 AM
A new idea ... The god of Gravity Force :D ....

Like the idea of a massive and ultra bulky god.
He can sustain his huge structure weight because he has total control over gravity force.

Some very rough sketches about this concept:

03 March 2011, 09:25 PM
Great idea and sketches! Especially the latest ones. I think it misses something though, dont know what, which would make him a god rather than just a monster. But ur going in the right direction with this one :) good luck!

03 March 2011, 06:36 AM
You sketches are looking good, I like the feel you get with the pen over grey washes in the first ones.

03 March 2011, 08:54 AM
all lovely sketches.As the previous posters said, it looks good but looking more of a monster rather than a god.Maybe add a bit mof mysterious hints here and there? or add some supernatural element?

03 March 2011, 11:28 AM
Hey buddy, I agree with the idea of it being a bit more "monster like" as others have said. I like your sketches though even if they are a bit monsterish. But I don't see why your God can't look like a monster, just as long as the concept is still of a God. Maybe if you get the basic idea of how you would like your God to look and then add God-like elements, ie maybe a throne, worshippers, garments, staff or weapon (maybe supernatural style like Yigit suggested). Looking forward to more work dude.

03 March 2011, 03:39 PM
who knows how Gods look like ? for me the concept works fine, looks very powerfull and the gravity concept is great! looking forward for more Ferx!

03 March 2011, 11:07 AM
About recent comments, I suppose a god can have every form. Can be similar to a monster, a human, a plant, or similar to nothing.
I like the gravity idea, gravitational force controls the universe, it is a huge power for a god.
Keep on working. Bye.

03 March 2011, 11:11 AM
Last sketches are nice, I like the idea about gravity.:)

03 March 2011, 11:12 AM
Floating things are good, I like floating things. Perhaps have him in a more vertical position, as he can control gravity, and that would make him more like a god and less like a beast. I do like the skull-like head though.

03 March 2011, 11:15 AM
ok , sorry to say that then .Maybe i was commenting a bit too early by just looking at the first sketches. I'd better wait for the final work to tell my opinion then.

04 April 2011, 07:39 AM
I love his gaping jaw XD And you've already gotten across the epicness of his size!

04 April 2011, 05:48 AM
Blaz - Thank for your comment. Yes, agree with you, I need to put the "god aura" in the character.:D

Samuel - Thanks for your words, and glad that you liked the sketches. Cheers!! :)

Yigit - Really thanks for your suggestions, you are totally righ, I need to push more the concept to a really credible god. Thanks again for your words! Cheers!! :D

Matt - Thanks for your comment amd support, really cool suggestions! and I follow your advice for sure. Cheers! :D

Jorge - Thanks for droping by , and thanks for your words, I really appreciate it. Cheers!! :beer:

David - Thanks for your comment. You are right and I keep working on the god of gravity concept. :D

Alise - Really thanks for your words! Cheers!! :D

Simon - Thanks for the suggestions. Yes you are totally right, a more vertical position can help and I will try that in the next update. Cheers!! :beer:

Katie - Thanks for your words and glad that you liked the extra giant and bulky size of the god :D

04 April 2011, 05:55 AM
Working a bit on the concept of the god. I try a vertical position on him and make some helmet designs trying to put god touch on the character. Think that #2 and #3 can work with the concept... :D

04 April 2011, 06:08 PM
I like him better like that. You could have him hovering slightly above the ground and instead of legs on his lower half, have fins, so that it's clear he can master gravity. Looking good, though, keep it up.

04 April 2011, 05:27 PM
Simon: Thanks for your support and suggestions. The hovering idea is really cool, I try it in the next sketches... Like always I´m making a lot of turns before landing my concept... hahahah... time to work :D Again, thanks for your comment.

04 April 2011, 08:20 PM
Working a bit in the whole design and incorporating the idea of hover (thanks BaronImpossible :) )
In the option A, I managed multiple arms, and in the B option a more bulky god with multiple legs like a centipede :D
I need to push more the concept and do the final design ... time goes fast!

04 April 2011, 08:54 PM
The centipede guy is way more scary, worms are more friendly creatures, it depends on what mood do you want to convey. I like the centipede god.

04 April 2011, 10:28 PM
Lepilo, thanks for your comment. You are right, maybe the centiped version is more scary :D

04 April 2011, 10:34 PM
Playing with some ideas on the use of gravitational powers, like use of any material for weapons and armors....

04 April 2011, 11:18 PM
Hi Ferx, I like your updates, your god is looking cool, I like the B option, I have a sugestion, the end of the tail must be more sharpened or something like that, it would give a stronger look to your character. Congrats, see you :)

04 April 2011, 04:18 AM
Not to confuse you but I like the worn version more!
Doesn't it suck when you show two versions of something and the posters always disagree? Happens to me all the time, I hate the confusion and ambiguoity of it..

04 April 2011, 02:24 PM
I'm with Pavel, I like the wormy one the best XD

04 April 2011, 06:32 PM
Christian - Thanks for your comment. You are totally right about the tail, I'm taking note on your suggestion, thanks! :D

Pavel - hahahah yea, taste is a totally subjective matter. I think you ever go with the elements, personality, emotion, composition and mood in the character that help to tell the story that you want to transmit. Thanks for your words! Cheers!! :beer:

Katie - Thanks! Taking note on your vote :D


04 April 2011, 07:20 PM
I have not had much time to work with the concept. I´ms still trying to find the definitive idea .... but I think I'm closer ... :D

04 April 2011, 07:28 PM
I like his hovering little legs, reminds me of an alien version of the Baron from Dune.

04 April 2011, 11:11 PM
Brilliant development and the concept of gravity control is nice. He looks cool floating around with his little legs

04 April 2011, 07:19 PM
I like the most the last one version.
See you.

04 April 2011, 07:27 PM
Great concept! I like what he does at #23 and the design at #28. He's cute actually, but in a violent way. He'll sure be a badass god! Can't wait to see the final illustration! Good luck!

04 April 2011, 11:07 PM
Simon - Glad that you liked. Yes, from the beginning of the challenge I had the idea of ​​a god of corruption, inspired by the Baron Vladimir Harkonnen from Dune novel, but someone had already chosen that god and I decided to go in other direction, but I can't remove from my head the idea of the Baron Harkonnen :D

Adam - Thank for your comment, appreciated. Cheers!!! :beer:

David - Thanks mate ! :D

Ersin - Thanks for your words and support. For sure is a totally badass god :D Cheers!

04 April 2011, 11:20 PM
I made a decision and I'm going for the pot-bellied god design :D . I think that concept is better suited for my idea, and for the hanging legs ( great for the hovering idea) on the Baron Harkonnen´s style

And some ideas for a an arm weapon/armor (Now i need to work on the god outfit :D)

04 April 2011, 11:48 PM
The skull one is cool, maybe have the logo on the skulls forehead?

04 April 2011, 02:43 AM
I like where this is going buddy, the pot belly idea is cool and he is definitely looking badass. I also think the logo would go well with the skull as Phoenix-06 mentioned. However I also thought it might work well as a tattoo.

04 April 2011, 06:57 PM
Adam and Matt - thanks for your comments and suggestions. Agree with the skull armor for the arm and fist and the logo on it. :) I need to accelerate the work to finish on time.

04 April 2011, 12:16 AM
still working in ideas for the god.... and less than a month for the deadline...hahaha.... but is the fun part :D

Like the stone helmet in a football helmet style :D

04 April 2011, 06:38 PM
Sketches are nice and the idea is unique, keep going.
Cannot wait to see the final picture.


04 April 2011, 10:04 AM
First design is a bit too cartoony but the second two are excellent. I particularly like the skeleton idea, I'd definitely include that in your worksheet or concept sheet. Helmet looks good too. One idea, being that he's the god of gravity, might be to have free-floating armour than can enclose the body, re-arrange itself or hover around him when not in use. Would make for an interesting concept sheet although not sure how it might transfer to the image itself. Just an idea, keep up the good work.

04 April 2011, 01:54 AM
Opsite - Thanks for your words. Glad that you liked the concept. :D

Simon - Really thanks for all of your support. Your suggestion is really great, an ultra cool idea with many possibilities, I will make some sketches of that idea and I hope to correctly translate in the final concept. Cheers!! :beer:

04 April 2011, 02:06 AM
Not much progress, but I´m having a lot of fun :D

04 April 2011, 06:05 AM
I start whit the modeling sheet. I need to land the concept and make the final image, not much time left :D

04 April 2011, 06:50 AM
I am a bit sad that you went with the centipede body over the worm. However that seemed to be the consensus so I understand.

You forgot to include his facial tattoo on the side view.

Also he seems a bit bare and boring, I really suggest you explore the idea of free floating armor that Baron suggested!

04 April 2011, 05:31 AM
Pavel - Thanks for your comment. Yes, you are right, maybe i need to push more the concept, hope I can try more ideas, like the floating armor, in the time remaining before the deeadline. Thanks for your support. Cheers!! :beer:

04 April 2011, 09:51 AM
Hey, this is really going very good.
I like a lot the head details, my favorite is the tattoo version.
Go ahead.

04 April 2011, 03:22 AM
hi fernando,

I saw your design and I can see you put a lot of effort into your piece. I can't really say much because the design is not complete and the final piece is not done yet. I'll wait on it and see what you will finish with. Can't wait to see more buddy! keep up the good work. Its exactly what i was intended to draw but you drawn it first! cheers!

04 April 2011, 07:02 PM
David - Thanks for your support !! Glad that you liked the tattoo version. Cheers!! :beer: ( con unas cañas bien frías y uno que otro tequila :D)

Peter - Thanks for drop by. I need to work a bit more fast to finish this concept :D Thanks again for your encouragement. Cheers!! :beer:

04 April 2011, 07:07 PM
I like the rugby head ! And I'm also happy with the centipede body, I have a suggestion maybe his human legs should be skiny.. or fatty, 'couse now they look like a sportsman leg(s)

04 April 2011, 07:09 PM
Working a bit more on the modelling sheet. For not to scold me hard I included the tattoos :D ( kidding :D) ( and need to push a bit more the design of the tattoos.... )

04 April 2011, 11:46 PM
Lepilo - Thanks for your words and the suggestions for the legs, you are totally right and I´m taking note on that. :)

04 April 2011, 08:31 PM
Working the concept of a hover armor. First idea for the helmet.

04 April 2011, 08:53 PM
hover armor is a great idea!

04 April 2011, 04:18 PM
Ersin - Thanks mate. Glad that you liked that idea. Cheers!

04 April 2011, 05:37 PM
The helmet idea is really sweet Ferx ( !

04 April 2011, 02:28 AM
hey man.. very cool idea (as always) , yeah the helmet thing is cool! :buttrock: :buttrock:

youre doing a nice work man, Ill be following your steps

04 April 2011, 03:12 AM
Lepilo - Thanks for your words and encouragement. :)

Jorge - Really thanks my friend and glad that you liked the concept. Cheers man!! :beer:

04 April 2011, 03:20 AM
Trying more ideas for a hover armour and stuff. (I set a deadline until april 30 for concepts and ideas, to have time for finish the final image :D)

04 April 2011, 03:44 PM
I like the chained stone armour and also the spiky head.
This is going very good.
Hope to see your final image soon.
See you.

04 April 2011, 05:54 PM
David - Thanks for your encouragemnet and support! Hope I can finish it in time ( no more beer for now..... no, no... i need inspiration and is friday... more beer and tequila !!! :D hahahaahaha Cheers :beer: )

04 April 2011, 04:29 AM
Working in the concept of hover armour. A chain web with rocks.

04 April 2011, 06:15 AM
hey man, looking nice, so the idea is that he can grab pieces from the terrain to complete his armour? this way he can achieve very complex armour pieces Im afraid, wich is totally awesome!! good job!
man I tried your technique fo inspiration, the one including beer and tequila but no bright ideas came fo me..only pink elephants..haha :D

04 April 2011, 07:50 PM
Thanks Jorge for your comments and support.
Hey , the technic of beer and tequila works and works very well, which I forgot to tell you is that you have to ask the pink elephants for ideas ... hahahaha :D Cheers!! :beer:

04 April 2011, 09:48 PM
ohhh..hahahhaah..nice!! that should work...thanx bro! :bounce::D

05 May 2011, 01:27 AM
My last day for working on ideas for the final concept :D . Trying a composition for the god.

05 May 2011, 08:43 AM
Hey man, cool concept, i like how you gave personality with the gravity feature, the rocks flying and the chains really stands out he controls gravity, also the idea of assembly helmet is really a cool idea. Ill be looking for your entry, very nice job. keep it up

05 May 2011, 04:36 PM
hey man..your god looks very dangerous in action for sure, hope the time left will be enough for you to complete this in time, good luck man!!:beer:

05 May 2011, 09:35 PM
good luck man, that you can finish it, keep on :buttrock:

05 May 2011, 10:07 PM
The composition is pretty strong ! I like it a lot !

05 May 2011, 08:18 PM
Chava - Thanks for your words and really glad that you liked the overall concept. Cheers!! :beer:
Jorge - Thanks for the encouragement !! I hope to finish the concept... no more beer and tequila for now.... hahahaha :D Cheers!! :beer: ( bueno , una ultima chela antes de ponerme a trabajar en serio... :D)
Amolas - Thanks mate. Working hard to finish!
Lepilo - Thanks! Glad that you liked the composition :)

05 May 2011, 08:21 PM
Another composition study .... I like this because the gravity control is more evident , but the other has a fierce and destructive touch... :D

05 May 2011, 04:04 AM
and another composition ...

05 May 2011, 05:04 AM
Hmm nice ones mate!!..I like the first one of these two last comps, where every one is the people flying around, and shows a very powerful god because the camera angle as well , really nice!! :cool:

05 May 2011, 05:27 PM
Jorge - Thanks man! Yes I like that composition and think is the best choice to show the god of gravity in action :D Thanks again for your support. Cheers!! :beer: ( y que vengan las chelas, la cosa es pasarselo bien :D)

05 May 2011, 09:44 AM
I quite agree, the second composition absolutely stands out in my eyes. The one you 2 are talking about, with the upward force. Because gravity and godlike are just the first two words that come to mind when I look at the picture.

However, I did like the brutality and destructive touch in the first as well.

Have you considered combining some of it? Those skyscrapers look quite pointy and destructive, let them rain down? Or some other downwards force (chains, debris, whatever) that he can display without ruining the dynamic of the image. (Still a student myself, so I'll leave all that stuff like perspective and movement for you to figure out.)

P.S. Do try to maintain that "Effortless" feel to the action, as if he could snap the world when snapping his fingers. I love that and it completly fits the godlike and gravity theme.

05 May 2011, 08:14 PM
Erik - Thanks for your comments and suggestions. Yes , I think the best composition is the upward perspective. I give a try to a combination of the first ( destructive ) composition and the second one.
The "effortless" look is a great suggestion , thanks!! Cheers!! :beer:

05 May 2011, 04:18 AM
hi Ferx, i prefer the compositions that you posted on 05/02, i feel that piece has more dynamic feeling and the action of the god look more powerful! however i agree that you try to combine within the 2 latest piece will have some different kind of feel, good luck!

05 May 2011, 06:08 PM
Well done Ferx (, I like the 71 post, really dynamic

05 May 2011, 06:56 PM
Derrick - Thanks for your words. Yes I´m going for that composition, only a few days to the deadline but hope to finish it. Cheers!! :beer:

Lepilo -Thanks for your support, and glad that you liked that composition ( is the good one :D)

05 May 2011, 07:16 PM
Working a bit in the model sheet... :eek: Oooohhhhh my god looks like a hybrid between a caterpillar, a tick, a bedbug and a flea......... hahahahahahahahahahaha :D ..... :curious: :argh: :sad: .... no time for going back ... going with this odd god:shrug: .... time to work fast, only few days... :wip: ....but first things first ... Cheers!!! :beer: hahahahaha

05 May 2011, 02:21 AM
A rough color palette test and environment mood (and some stuff in perspective for a comp test)

05 May 2011, 11:40 AM
cool update bro..concept sheet is geat..keep going time is running!!:scream:

05 May 2011, 06:01 PM
Jorge - Thanks for your support, I owe you one :D Cheers!! :beer:

05 May 2011, 04:40 AM
Hi Ferx, you've been workin hard, and it's lookin good!,...not long now, stick with it!

05 May 2011, 06:19 PM
Jason - Thanks for your words and glad that you liked the concept. Cheers!! :beer:

05 May 2011, 08:27 PM
Hi Ferx,
The concept is so cool, I like it.


my DW5 artwork (

05 May 2011, 09:40 PM
Opsite - Thanks mate for stoping by, I appreciate. Cheers!! :beer:

05 May 2011, 09:43 PM
Starting the final image... at last. :D

05 May 2011, 06:30 AM
A small update.

05 May 2011, 03:43 AM
Another small update...

05 May 2011, 07:52 AM
Now this looks great ! Has a perfect feel of gravity

05 May 2011, 04:18 PM
Yigit - Thanks mate for your words, and really glad that you liked the composition :) Cheers!!

05 May 2011, 05:45 PM
hey bro!!...pfff i missed your last images ...:sad:, dont know what happened to my e-mail alerts, but is cool to see your progress now, love the final composition and already like the lighting you're creating, you should record a mini tutorial on this mate!! :buttrock:

Oh BTW dead line extended 7 days!!! isnt that awesome?..I was about to quit..hahaha

05 May 2011, 09:21 PM
Jorge - Dont problem bro. The extension is great news. I was thinking about not sleep for a couple of days to complete the concept, but with the extension I hope to have enough time to finish it. :D Cheers!! :beer:

05 May 2011, 01:25 AM
and another small update .... at this speed I can't finish this image this year ...:curious: ... :D

05 May 2011, 04:29 AM
dont give up, try your best! it turn out great so far!

05 May 2011, 08:28 AM
Hey Ferx ( !
The feel of gravity is well done! Good think they extended the deadline : )

05 May 2011, 09:59 PM
Derrick - thanks for the encouragement. With 7 days more, I think that I can finish this ... I hope. :D

Lepilo - Thanks for your comment and glad that you liked the image. Yea, the extension is a relly great gift :D

05 May 2011, 09:23 AM
Fernando, I'm totally with Yigit on this one, you've really captured the feeling of gravity on this one. I'm envious of your ability to do this! Just looking at it I feel like I'm being drawn in without the ability to resist - so cool. :bowdown: I hope you get the time to finish it! Looking forward to seeing the final work a lot!
Dominance War V Entry - God of Rock (

05 May 2011, 06:26 PM
Alex - Thanks for your kind words and really glad that you liked the concept, and is nice to know that the gravity feels convincing in the image :D . Thanks a again mate!! Cheers!! :beer:

05 May 2011, 05:47 PM
Not much ... uhhhh only 5 days and hours for the deadline ... I need to finish the image "ya!" ( now!) :D

05 May 2011, 06:01 AM
working a bit in the cityscape.... a big mistake .... but having fun.... :D

05 May 2011, 02:06 PM
:cool: , nice updates bro !! :beer:

05 May 2011, 03:46 PM
Well, you're getting it. Looks great.
Time for beer is close. See you.:thumbsup:

05 May 2011, 05:30 PM
Jorge - Thanks man. !! :beer: (and waiting for your update, my friend)

David - Thanks for your support. Hope that this final days are enough to finish the concept. Cheers!! :beer:

05 May 2011, 06:03 AM
another update :surprised ... at this pace I cant never finish this.... :D

05 May 2011, 06:34 AM
Your concept is so cool
Power in the body and eerie feeling
So exciting
Read like a punch in my face

It's very nice!

I support you!

05 May 2011, 05:14 PM
i love it!


good luck my friend!:thumbsup:

05 May 2011, 07:10 PM
common friend you can do it!!..youre doing it great :arteest::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

05 May 2011, 09:20 PM
tianxinyu - thanks for your comment, glad that you liked the concept :)

Jorge - thanks bro. I´m ready for not sleep this weekend.... hahahaha : D Cheers!! :beer:

05 May 2011, 05:35 PM

05 May 2011, 05:32 PM
update.... far far far away from finish this... ahhahahaha :D Hope the Dark Side helps me.... :D

05 May 2011, 06:14 PM
May force be with us, I wish I can finish mine as well. :beer:



05 May 2011, 12:08 AM
ferx and opsite, i'm on your side so lets finish this together!

05 May 2011, 03:30 AM
Hey mate, I like what youre doing flipping the image , it helps a lot to see better an image that you work on a lot of time,I did that a lot as well with my final image haha, man time is short now so I send you positive vibrations and my best wishes, keep moving forward man!!! :scream: :bounce::bounce::bounce:

05 May 2011, 08:07 AM
Opsite and Randize, thanks for the words and time to join the dark side of the force ... :D

Jorge - thanks bro!! I need the good vibrations and a couple of beers :D Cheers!! :beer:

05 May 2011, 08:09 AM
almost finished ..... :D

05 May 2011, 10:41 AM
this turned out great Ferx

05 May 2011, 11:28 AM
It's looking good. Keep it going.. almost there :)

05 May 2011, 06:54 PM
WHAT A HUGE SIZE HES GOT ! O_0 I WILL HIRE HIM FOR REMODELING MY OWN NEW PLANET ;) THE CHAINS ADD SUCH A GREAT FRAME ON HIM AND THE TATTOOS ADD TE ORGANIC AND ETHNIC LEVEL FOR HIS ARTISTIC SENSIBILITY ! :D Loved the last body design you finally went fr him! I am bit concern for time ...But you sure have ready all the other sheets by now ^_^ so Go Fer Go! And enjoy the last hours of war! make him go Up up towards victory!

My buen Fer pongale tequila a ese cafe y sigale que casi acabas!!! Esta súper su tamaño en referencia, me preocupa que no se vea tanto y mas lo que hace pero estoy seguro que te vale jajaja! asi que a darle duro a esos últimos detalles!

05 May 2011, 10:02 AM
This piece has a great feel to it and you've done well to clearly show the god's powers. Hope you get your sheets finished on time, good luck!

05 May 2011, 08:26 PM
Yigit - Really thanks for your words !!! :D

ZzMeister - Thanks mate. Hope I can finish :D

Axel - Qué onda ( hey with the wave .... :D) Thanks Axel for your kind words and encouragement. (Espero si poder acabar, y a seguir dándole a base de tequilazos... :D al rato me doy una vuelta por tu hilo ,,, :D ) Cheers!!! :beer:

Simon - Thanks for your kind words and really glad that you liked the image. I need extra pusht to put all together and finish the concept, hope have enoygh time :D Thanks again!!

05 May 2011, 08:27 PM
The model sheet .... I only need the workflow sheet

05 May 2011, 11:35 PM
The concept sheet,,,,

05 May 2011, 03:39 AM
I made it !! :D hahahaahhahaha

Change the workflow sheet, because the previous version was so stucked, and here is the final image too.

This is the link to the final submission:
Quantum -God of gravity / Ferx (

Thanks to all for the great time, really great experience like always.
Always a privilege to share our work and see such great artists in action . Truly an honor.

.... and now beer (or beverage you prefer) for all !!! Cheers!! :beer:

05 May 2011, 03:53 AM
cheer my friend!! :applause: congratulations!! really nice final image and I very happy u completed it :bounce: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

05 May 2011, 02:27 PM
Congratulations, you did it. Really great finals.
Time for celebretion now, cheers! :wavey:

05 May 2011, 09:02 PM
Jorge - Thanks bro for your great support !! (creo que pude haberlo hecho mejor, pero en fin jajajajajaja... a seguir aprendiendo y tratando de mejorar... y a ver si ya le empiezo a entrarle al modelado 3D :D) Salú bro !! a base de tequilazos :beer:

David - Thanks for the encouragemment and glad that you liked the final image. Yes time for beer and tequila !! Cheers!! :beer:

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