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  03 March 2006
Beautiful work here. Great original ideas, The drawings are beautiful.

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  03 March 2006
Here we go again! Glad to be along for the ride with you.
 
  03 March 2006
Concept Sketch: Concept #3 - Breakdown



Another completely different concept.
Man, those super-sized SUVs get, what, 3 miles to the gallon? Serves the couple right for driving one.

Hard to see, but off in the distance next to the evil castle is a McDonald's and a gas station...
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  03 March 2006
Concept Sketch: Concept #2 (vampire wedding) - another sketch



...And here's another sketch of the wedding. The castle is worked in and doesn't feel like a total afterthought, it's a bit more integrated. And there's a lot more motion, for a journey. But the characters are smaller, a negative. Don't know if I like this more than the others posted so far.

As for the rules, I tend to try to be anal about them because I'm just like that. If it says "do small creatures," there's this huge gravitiational pull in my head to doing small creatures. But you're right, as long as we're generally in the right park... There have been lots of real winners in the past who (imho) weren't totally strict about the theme (but followed it enough, i guess) and there have been others who followed the theme rigidly and weren't rewarded for it. So I suppose the small creatures and linear perspective and all that isn't vital...

(but I'll confess I recently got my copy of the Ballistic Matte Painting book and it's inspired me to want to do a big, epic lanscape... hence concept #1! :) )

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  03 March 2006
I like the grumpy guy getting gas concept. Definitely more walrus like!
 
  03 March 2006
Hey Michael, sweet looking concets. The one with the SUV reminds me a bit of "Rocky Horror Picture Show".

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  03 March 2006
The couple without gas! That´s cool! And very well composed too. You should think about using this concept!
 
  03 March 2006
Concept Sketch: mount concepts (from idea #1)



Thanks for the feedback, all! Well, I still ahven't set my mind on which one to work on for the final piece. They all have some good points. I have to confess that this last one - Breakdown - is my least favorite. It's just not quite there yet. I like the idea of the characters, specifically the guy carrying the gascans, but i don't know if the setting is right.

So in the meantime, I've been trying to flesh out interesting mounts for the first concept. Steeds in blue, female with no clothes designed yet in red, and the really roughed-in hero in green. Let me know which you like, in terms of both mounts and human positions... Thanks!

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  03 March 2006
pose #3 is more dynamic and the riderd does not feel like falling (just pulled for a kiss)
the head are a bit creepy i'd go for the first or the second.
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  03 March 2006
Concept Sketch: one more mount concept



Thanks, Enrico. I assume you mean the mount's (creature's) heads are creepy, not the boy? (well, all of the boy's are creepy - i need to draw that better. For now it's just rough.)
But anyhow, in th meantime, here's one more i just drew...

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  03 March 2006
It'd be funny if she was an igor-like girl. Just an idea...
 
  03 March 2006
The female character is really nice!
I enjoyed a lot your Master and servant entry, good work.
 
  03 March 2006
I really like the second to last head- the bird head with the crest. It has great personality!
 
  03 March 2006
Originally Posted by walrus:

Another completely different concept.
Man, those super-sized SUVs get, what, 3 miles to the gallon? Serves the couple right for driving one.

Hard to see, but off in the distance next to the evil castle is a McDonald's and a gas station...


Hah! I love this one Some really great sketches here
 
  03 March 2006
Really great sketches!! I personally prefer the 4th human position, and the 5th mount!
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