Master and Servant 2D Entry: Clint Thorne

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Old 03 March 2005   #1
Master and Servant 2D Entry: Clint Thorne

Clint Thorne has entered the Master and Servant 2D.

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Latest Update: Final Image: concept two final image

Well, here it is, final image! Like so many others, I wasnít sure Iíd get here.
Thank you, everyone, for all your support and encouragement.

I donít think too much of an explanation or description of whatís going on is appropriate. If Iíve done the image correctly, the story should be in the picture. But I thought, since everyone else has been doing it, Iíd make a couple of comments:
The relationship between master and servant is not always a negative one. There is great honor in many types of service, and an individual can become part of something larger than themselves by surrendering their lives to the needs of something greater. Often they find personal rewards they had never conceived of, through service, and the benefits to them seem to outweigh their efforts to serve.
I tried to convey that sort of heart felt participation and emotional commitment between my Deep-Dweller and her Leviathan. They are each otherís only companions, life long partners. Their contact with the surface world is infrequent and brief, only when she requires maintenance or repair on the technology that sustains her body against the harshness of open water.
*chuckle* Thatís already more than I intended to say, so Iíll wrap it up. This has been a great deal of fun. Good luck everybody!

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Old 04 April 2005   #2
Concept Sketch: Scribble studies

I always begin with some scribble sketches to loosen up and see if I can find some interesting shapes and distinctive silhouettes. They usually spark more ideas and allow me to consider options that might improve on my original idea (which is still in my head). There are couple of these that are interesting, some of them are too obvious, some of them weren't any good to start with, but they got me started.

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Old 04 April 2005   #3
Concept Sketch: concept one

my original idea was to portray a relationship between a leviathan and an aquatic woman. I thought it would be best to portray this relationship from the point of the creature by giving it's eye as much emotion and intelligence as I could manage. To that end, this was my first concept sketch.
Old 04 April 2005   #4
Concept Sketch: Concept One (continued)

As the image progressed I discovered some problems with the woman's anatomy. Primarily her fingers are too short and she's got a horribly disfigured growth where her head should be. I decided to address the head issue first.

Last edited by SavageCreature : 04 April 2005 at 08:21 PM. Reason: grammatical error
Old 04 April 2005   #5

it looks nice, i like your penciled shadows. it ll look great!
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Old 04 April 2005   #6
Concept Sketch: concept one (continued)

In an attempt to discover the best solution to my problems with her head, I did a number of overlays trying out different heads, head positions and hair styles.
Old 04 April 2005   #7
It's looking great dude! Keep up the great work. Can't wait to see this thing colored.

God Bless you

Old 04 April 2005   #8

Thank you for the words of encouragement, both of you Hopefully as I post more images people will have more to say.
Old 04 April 2005   #9
Concept Sketch: Concept One (finished)

I fixed her head, lengthened her fingers (though I'm still not happy with them) and touched up some other odds and ends. In the original sketch she had bangs, which I thought gave her a harsher, harder feel, but when I was testing various head designs I decided that I liked it better with messier, more natural hair. It integrates her better with the creature, as if they're both occupants of the same environ. I think I'll call this one done for now so I can explore some other aspects of the design.
Old 04 April 2005   #10

i liked her more with her eyes shut.. it looked like she has apsolute power, and she seemed like she is really thinking about something.. keeping all her feelings inside, ready to burst..
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Old 04 April 2005   #11
Yeah, I sorta like her eyes shut, too, so thanks for saying so, calisto. Makes me feel a little less crazy. I showed the various "test heads" to friends and family, though, and they all liked her better looking toward the viewer, so I thought I'd give it a try. Ironically, when I posted this image it landed right next to another image with tenticles which I hadn't seen before, so I might drop the idea altogether and persue something else. I'm not entirely sure, at this point. My original idea didn't have tenticles, I just thought it would be interesting to explore what they did for the image and the relationship between the two characters, so it won't hurt my feelings too badly to do something else with it.
Old 04 April 2005   #12

nice going! cant wait to see coloured!
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Old 04 April 2005   #13
nice one! you have some nice pencil skills. can't wait to see this in colors. and i looked on those various face shots of the girl and i liked the middle one the most. but it's your choice. and the new one looks good too.

good luck!

Old 04 April 2005   #14

oy i suggest u put a signature of ur thread. this way i gotta search u through ur profile!
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Old 04 April 2005   #15
Fantastic sketches so far! Have you thought of doing a less human eye for the octopus thing? I love the texture you have going on him. Keep it up .
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