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Old 03 March 2005   #1
Master and Servant 2D Entry: Matt Dixon

Matt Dixon has entered the Master and Servant 2D.

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Latest Update: Final Image: All done

I just wanted to leave a note about the concept behind this pic and how it relates to the challenge topic. Some people seem a little confused as to which is master and servant. There's no correct answer. I've tried to leave things as open as possible, in the hope that people will find their own interpretation of the image; it's for you to decide.

For what it's worth, this was the idea in my head when I began -

'The Machine' represents adulthood - the spinning wheels and monotonous rhythm of a working life of responsibility and repetition. The child, obviously, represents our youth - shining with innocence and optimism before the inevitable fate waiting to swallow her up. The girl's hand is raised - is that in curiosity, or a gesture intended to halt to metal beast? The machine appears to smile - is that because the child has touched it's rusty heart, or in anticipation of a new slave to join the ranks already toiling upon it's back? We're all born to be servants, but each of us has the power to be master of the machine if we so choose.

I hope that makes sense to someone. If not, I've tried my best to paint something interesting to look at whatever story you see.

I've had fun working on my first CGTalk challenge and it's been great to watch so many wonderful artworks develop over the last few weeks. Now I'm off to get a beer. Cheers to everyone who's left comments and good luck to all the entrants! Hoorah!
Old 03 March 2005   #2
OooooOooH!! Mr.Dixon!!?

This is gonna be fun....
Old 03 March 2005   #3
Hehe! I'll stop running around soon! Good luck Mr Dixon!
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Old 03 March 2005   #4
This is going to be good! I'll be watching. Good luck, as if you're going to need it...
Old 03 March 2005   #5
g-luck Matt - leaving a mark to get updates on your thread
"Life beats down and crushes the soul, but art reminds you that you have one."

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Old 03 March 2005   #6
good luck mate
Old 03 March 2005   #7
Waddup Matt Dawgs....
You kickin over in CA on the COWs and now you are gonna hand some asskickery here...

Old 03 March 2005   #8
my sentiments exactly... good luck, im sure it will be a top entry and im certainly looking forward to it.
Gravity always wins

a simple truth about life
Old 03 March 2005   #9
Concept Sketch: Scribble

Just searching around for something that 'sticks'. I've got the beginnings of a concept in my head, but I'm not sure exactly how it's going to work visually. Messy, huh? I don't really 'do' lines...
Old 03 March 2005   #10
Woohoo!! Love the big fella.... and the ickle-wickle wotsit really sets off the scale...

More!! More!!
Old 03 March 2005   #11
Concept Sketch: Scribble with colour

Playing with colour. These things always make more sense to me as a pattern of colours and values than lines, so this stage is more important to me than the scribbly linework.
Old 03 March 2005   #12
Nice start!(you're further on than me, at least you can make out your design. Mine looks like someone spilled ink into their underpants and then threw it out of a moving car!)

Looking forward to seeing this move on!

Best of luck!
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Imagination is more important than knowledge... Albert Einstein
Old 03 March 2005   #13
Gosh! This composition works really well already Matt! You may not do lines, but you do blobbles so well!
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Old 03 March 2005   #14
oou! that was one serious piece of nice consept!
Good luck with the challange!
sorry my english sucks..
Old 03 March 2005   #15
3 minutes between the two? When i said 'More!!' i expected a longer wait.

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