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Old 11-06-2004, 05:12 AM   #31
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quick clarification: I'm still sticking to the storyline from my very first post in this thread. Only the image layout is totally revamped
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Old 11-06-2004, 05:09 PM   #32
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Concept Sketch: Tesseract Mayfly - messy sketch of colors/shading



Trying to get an overall mood of the image.. going for bold dramatic shadows and strong colors. Tweaked a few design stuff as I go along.
More updates to come :)
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Old 11-07-2004, 04:02 AM   #33
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Concept Sketch: Tesseract Mayfly - refining concept details



on the way to refining details for the line art phase. spent most of today creating and testing brushes for PSP lol

The weird thing on the left is what i would call "the pregnant idol" in the form of a spider-hag

Key figures in this story would be the statue of the pregnant idol which is going to be where the story revolves around, the mayfly assassin, and the war reaver.

The war reaver is an indestructable, neutral, teleporting machine of sorts that nobody knows where it came from. Most believe it walks through time itself as it wanders. It mostly shows up whenever there is mass destruction, but not causing any destruction.

More updates coming up. Thanks for peeking :)
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Old 11-07-2004, 12:37 PM   #34
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Wow your ideas are great, can't wait to see how they end up in the final piece! the collaged elements in the composition make the think of a book cover. good luck
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Old 11-11-2004, 01:38 AM   #35
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Well i really like the idea you have here. The War Reaver especially is great. Very dark, very pessimistic but strange future.
All my time is being taken up by a children's story i'm working on, and i've felt like i'm going to go insane if i don't write something evil soon. But now you've gotten my gears a-turning. I may hold sanity after all!

Great sketches, by the way. Messy is good
 
Old 11-12-2004, 04:30 AM   #36
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Fantatic sketchup. A full working of this will look great!
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Old 11-12-2004, 05:51 AM   #37
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Hey DeaderthanRed,

A few things to remember as you consider your latest composition; Block out some shapes using values to workout compositon and block out color shapes to work out mood. Or you could just combine both whichever youre most comfortable with.

When placing characters and elements of significants to the story, think about emotional expressions, how to best portray power, desparation, determination. When laying down color you don't have to worry about covering up underdrawings. You can be loose with laying down color as you can define boundries later.

Good luck.
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Old 11-12-2004, 11:33 PM   #38
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Hey there...looks like you are well on your way to a really powerful drawing! Good luck and keep going!
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Old 11-14-2004, 07:52 AM   #39
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thanks for all your comments everyone!! many apologies for the lag in updates as I'm still trying to refine my graphic tablet skills (two weeks past since I bought my first tablet lol) it's way different than working withi pens..

Hillartsympho: yep i'm aiming for book cover layout

Yodimus: i'm flattered your gears got activated by reading through my inane babblings lol messy is one of my bad habits actually.. i tend to think with my fingers instead of my head

erilaz and robinayles: thanks! I just hope I have enough time to finish it

Rares_Halmagea: i'm kinda stuck trying to figure out how to design everything so they fit together fluidly into one composition, and i'll certainly keep your helpful tips in mind as i go further into the coloring process, thanks!

Uploading quick update after this post.
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Old 11-14-2004, 07:57 AM   #40
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Concept Sketch: Tesseract Mayfly - War Reaver semi-final concept



this will be the thing's body core.. I might add in extensions, just playing with the design for now. more updates to come

done (so far) in PSP7 and Open Canvas 1.1
will be switching fully to PS7 once I get my line art laid out properly
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Old 11-14-2004, 11:05 PM   #41
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Concept Sketch: Tesseract Mayfly - Pregnant Idol semi-final concept



update for the pregnant idol design.. still forming the key elements in the picture part by part.. terrain/city preliminary design update coming up next. i'm probably going to put in a marching army and lots of corpses all over the city later on.
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Old 11-15-2004, 12:19 AM   #42
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Hi Michele, great job you did there.
Really like the pregnant doll, why does she looks so scary ?
Is she some kind of a godess of live and death?
How does the warreaver create a portal?

Me curious
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Old 11-15-2004, 02:00 AM   #43
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Quote:
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Really like the pregnant doll, why does she looks so scary ?
Is she some kind of a godess of live and death?
How does the warreaver create a portal?

Me curious

She's not really a goddess, but a "totem" figurine of the organization/cult who breeds these mayfly assassins.. symbolizing "giving life to death" (breeding killers)

As for the war reaver, I'm considering revamping his design all together.. he looks really boring at the moment lol Opening portals would be by generating a "point" in space/time and making a wormhole (worm window, really, cos it's a small-scale one).. I think? lol

Thanks for your interest, and questions/crits are always welcomed
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Old 12-05-2004, 05:10 PM   #44
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Have you ever thought of doing artwork for horror movies? That last drawing would scare the sh*t outta me as a character in a movie.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 05:36 PM   #45
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WoW! I ma amazed with Your designs! Wired imagination indeed Reminds me a Gigers style a little bit. Can't waint for upcoming skeches!
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