Grand Space Opera 2D Entry: Maciej Kuciara

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Old 11 November 2004   #16
Coloring WIP: The Massanger

I didn't do many changes, just few wip line and shape corrections here and there. Its hard now for me to find more time to do some more changes or corrections, I just focused first on getting the pic to look little better :)
I also tried to catch some other idea for the ship, but didnt find any that would fit this scene. I know that the whole picture could look little bit star war-ish, but the whole idea of the picture was to put the scene in antic-futuristic landscape, anything that look this way is just SW-ish I think ;)
I'll try little more harder next time, know that there nothing special here to critique, but any new would do me good :)
I'll keep working and updating the changes.
Old 11 November 2004   #17
Very nice sketches. I get a SW'ish effect. But its not that easy to do grande sci-fi and not resemble something. Keep up the good work.
Old 11 November 2004   #18
this is looking great - maybe the you could expand the city upwards and off into the distance a bit to really get that awe-inspsiring feeling. I agree with the above posts that this feels a lot like naboo....what about switching up the pallete a bit so it's not so similar?
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Old 11 November 2004   #19
blackarts, that might do, I also thought about the city itsefl, there were even idea with great portal above or rocket-starting-station or something. Must be something resonable that would look good in that kind of composition. I'll try to do some experiments when I'll get some more time. Surely I know this stuff must be finished til the end of competition

Old 11 November 2004   #20
it remainds me Hyperion, one of my most favorite novels i ever read. this art is truly epic i must say.

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Old 11 November 2004   #21
hey, looks good. I like the style. My only suggestion is that, as to me feels rather bleak and bereft of action, adding something dramatic going on somehwere would be good (an explosion? a spaceship dogfight? etc)
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Old 11 November 2004   #22
great sketch Maciej !!!
looks very grand.. and very nice..
best of luck and see you later mate..
Old 11 November 2004   #23
Ur pic has a great potential of being grand. Its not necessery to look like a SW just coz of its architecture. U have ur own original elements, and thats what important.

My suggestion is that u put lots of happening in the first plan. Make a great arrival, loooots and looots of people in the first plan. That will make that walking of the character more emotional and dramatic. Just an idea which I think it would work good.
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Old 11 November 2004   #24
I agree with NinjaASSN, the scene is just too empty. And there's too many similiarities with SW. I personally would make the statues appear a lot bigger in the scale, add more people to the scene....
Old 11 November 2004   #25
hey.. i really dig the drawings! it's weird i saw your earlier one a while ago, but i didn't remember the ship in it..huh? or maybe it's just that i find the ship overpowering somehow? have you thought about toning it down or moving it off to side more..? also somehow the building seems like it should be bigger in comparison to the hero.. anyway, cool stuff!
Old 11 November 2004   #26
hey, also just wanted to add, that imho it doesn't need any more filling, ie. characters, ships explosions.. looks good as is
Old 11 November 2004   #27
Beautiful rendering but as you say, the SW influence is a little too overt. It's not so much the vehicle looking like slave 1 but rather the palace looks very much like Theed on Naboo.

Love the composition - i would try to explore the look of the environment a little bit more.


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Old 01 January 2005   #28

lol I probably only agree with the SW reference because it is pointed out, but I do think it is different and beautiful. I think it carries an old world feel as well - Greek and Italian....and I think that SW does this too....which is a good thing. I think that anything in the Sci Fi and Fantasy Genre is going to be interweaving theme wise, so it is different enough to me. ....I am time to go lol Good work!
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Old 01 January 2005   #29
Thanks guys!
I'm back from holidays, ready to finish the picture. I'll post few updates very soon.

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Old 01 January 2005   #30
Coloring WIP: The Messenger

Someone asked for a very first sketch a while ago. I finally found it while browsing some dump on my HD.
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