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Old 09 September 2005   #46
Hey Matt, great sketch, but spectacular is not only about the large scale. Think again!!!
Old 09 September 2005   #47
Hi Matt,

Great concepts. As I see it there are two static parts, the lineup of the army versus the city, so maybe a dynamic activiy/happening that involves both elements would turn this piece spectacular and turn it different from other fantasy battle settings.

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Old 09 September 2005   #48
Hi Matt,

the last sketch looks very promising. Maybe a well known topic but you can give it an individual touch by the design of the buildings and the army in the foreground. I also liked the second sketch. the vertical composition with the diagonal horizonline and the interesting environment could be a very good foundation for a spectacular image.


Old 09 September 2005   #49
Concept Sketch: Concept scribble IV

A little more noodling with the battle scene. I think the extra time has confirmed that this isn't the kind of concept I'm after. Hmm...
Old 09 September 2005   #50
You might be right > this topic is linked to much of LoTR. But never the less another cool sketch.

Old 09 September 2005   #51
I know you're only working stuff out Matt, but this is top! The White Tower, yeah! But lovely stuff!!
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Old 09 September 2005   #52
wow..excellent sketch.I feel great battle near here.

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Old 09 September 2005   #53
love bw art

lika a lot those shades of gray...nice compo...superb atmosphere...

Old 09 September 2005   #54
There is nothing wrong with LotR! well maybe there is Anyway, cool pic and nicely atmosperic stuff also...I'm a sucker for open enviroments :> It's a shame that we need to make character based image (At least I think there needs to be a human(-iod) involved? I trust in Hear-say cause I'm too lazy to read the rules Well maybe tonight I will read them.

can't wait to see what is your winning concept
Old 09 September 2005   #55
The last one looks great to me
Old 09 September 2005   #56
i agree with the others, it is a bit lotr but a really great and emotional sketch. keep the mood and get another environment which feels more proper to you.

hope to see lots of great sketches and a stunning final image
Old 09 September 2005   #57
Great sketches - really like all the compositions!

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Old 09 September 2005   #58
Hmm, I'm not sure war is all that spectacular. The painting itself might become spectacular if executed well (and you certainly got the tallent), but IMO not the thing it portrays. I really hope you decide to go with some other idea. Good luck, Matt!
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Old 09 September 2005   #59
Thanks for the input, chums. It's really helping me to focus my ideas.

I really didn't notice the similarity with the Battle of the Pelennor Fields until I sat back and looked at the sketch. Dumb, eh? I'm no fan of the recent movies, though enjoy the LotR books very much, but either way I don't want to create a pic that has such a close connection with any existing imagery so I feel as if I can leave this concept behind quite happily.

Generally, I think I'm in agreement with Plagiarism that war and conflict aren't all that 'spectacular' so I'm going to see if I can't come up with something a little different.
Old 09 September 2005   #60
Good luck! Not that you need it
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