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Old 09-08-2005, 08:20 AM   #46
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Hey Matt, great sketch, but spectacular is not only about the large scale. Think again!!!
 
Old 09-08-2005, 08:52 AM   #47
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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 09-08-2005, 10:01 AM   #48
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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.


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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...
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Old 09-08-2005, 12:33 PM   #50
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You might be right > this topic is linked to much of LoTR. But never the less another cool sketch.





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Old 09-08-2005, 12:42 PM   #51
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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 09-08-2005, 12:50 PM   #52
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wow..excellent sketch.I feel great battle near here.
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Old 09-08-2005, 01:47 PM   #53
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love bw art

lika a lot those shades of gray...nice compo...superb atmosphere...
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Old 09-08-2005, 01:58 PM   #54
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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 09-08-2005, 02:03 PM   #55
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The last one looks great to me
 
Old 09-08-2005, 02:10 PM   #56
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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 09-08-2005, 02:13 PM   #57
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Great sketches - really like all the compositions!
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Old 09-08-2005, 02:57 PM   #58
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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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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.
 
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