The Journey Begins Challenge (2D) Entry: Simon Bull

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  03 March 2006
Coloring WIP: wall detail start..


ive sorta very quickly tried an idea for the walls of the maze...just old crumbly

ive just started the tops of the walls...its just a will need alot more texture and bump but i think its a start....

i really like the little

im thinking that the walls bould be alot more alod and bumpy...

  03 March 2006
It's looking so great. I definitely like this version of the man much better. I can't wait to see more!
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  03 March 2006
I like the way this is going. The texturing is going to be a lot of work, but if I know you I have total faith you can pull it off. ^_^

Two things.

1) Part of the contest is the instilling of an emotion related to the character. I don't know how the judges'll react if the character is small and his/her face is difficult to see. I suppose this part could still be fulfilled if the image itself evokes enough emotion. Perhaps the maze could be the character.

1) There's no goal in this image. Why is he entering the maze? It should be readily apparent. Could be something as simple as a glow at center, far off in the distance. I, however, vote for a pillar of fire.

Because, you know, there's nothing exploding in this image, and explosions are the difference between good art and great art. Just look at the Mona Lisa!
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  03 March 2006
this may sound like a very silly responce... but better now than later.

ok, here goes... have you given any thought to the design of the maze itself? The maze you've got looks great and it does make sense. It's just that most of the passeges are pretty direct to go somewhere. there aren't a lot of visible dead ends and so forth.

anyway, this is a personal taste thing. i tend to get really picky about stuff like that and most people would just see a maze. i'm envious of the concept you have here. hope you're having fun.

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  03 March 2006
mmm i think the image needs some point of focus to the viewers atention maybe the lamp´s light of the man or some lightnings in the clouds

cheers buddy!!
  03 March 2006
Im very like the idea with maze. Hope later you make the maze more "asymmetrical" and more "alive". Some kind of trees maybe,cities, or something like that.
Good luck in journey ! )
((Journey Begins))

  03 March 2006
Coloring WIP: blue beam..test

well everybody was saying that the guy was lacking a goal...

well heres a little idea that i have had in the back of my head for a while..

i dont know but...i sorta liked that before he had no visable sorta spoils the fun from being an evil endless trip into nothingness...death.

anyway its just an idea...what ya'll think?
  03 March 2006
Feimi: thanks im trying to do a little each night...tomorrow im going skiing for the weekend so i probably wont do anything for a few days... :(

kattkieru: who are you?....just kidding
@ 1) hehe...well everybody is doing really figure driven images so i say ill do 100% the other making him small and a little distant was supposed to push him away from the viewer...hes already cant help him man..its gone beyond that now...theres only one way for that dark little figure and thats through the even darker maze..

@ 2) how about blue fire ?? lol....and yeah i agree its just never much fun if you cant set at least something of fire....

anzibon: i agree...expect to see more dead ends in the next few updates thanks for the opened my eyes

bandro: probably will do a combination of the leading to the other...Cheers

Mex: shall do...probably not the city part but there will be moss and vines and all that kind of stuff that goes with it

thank you too you all my fine furry little friends
you are all such a great help

  03 March 2006
I thought the piece had more mystery and interest when you had no idea where he was going, and he was just shining a light off into the darkness. And I've seen the line straight up into the clouds (a la 'Tron') in other entries here already. So I liked the previous rev more myself. And as Michael Chang pointed out when I asked about his entry, Why does a journey have to have a specific goal? In any case, the previous version DID have a goal - the end of the maze... but who know's what's there or why? I liked that about it!

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  03 March 2006
First of all, I'm totally digging this concept. Just looking at the maze makes my brain hurt - in a good way!

I like the maze without the "goal" of the pyramid, but... I also like the idea of the pyramid as well. If you keep the pyramid I'd

a) make it smaller because it's so big, you've lost a lot of that look of infinite distance - push it way back so that the journey still seems like an impossibility

b) I like the big blue laser beam, but if you keep it, it might be cool to have the glowing light in his hand the same blue color - as though it is a talisman that is drawing him to the heart of the maze, ie: the pyramid.

Just some thoughts. It's amazing. Can't wait to follow the rest of your progress.
  03 March 2006
Hey, I like this goal. The blue fire is cool. (Blue fire's hotter than orange anyway.) Right now the pyramid looks like it's floating on the maze-- hope to see a maze opening in there so that the bottom of the pyramid can disappear into the inky black depths of hell.

... or something. ^_^;
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  03 March 2006
Hey!that´s a good idea =) . About the guy, it seems he´s lighting the ground, like seraching for a coin. What if he lights the space in front of him?Just an idea

Good luck mate!

  03 March 2006
Well, i liked the previous version without pyramid and blue light more (well, maybe the pyramid could fit in.. but let go of the blue light)
i pondered some days if it wouldn't be nice to have some apocalyptic flare at the horizon.. maybe a sunrise, maybe the flames of hell..
just some mighty orange flames to balance the lightning in this picture
  03 March 2006
I dig your maze. It reminds me of a scene from the movie Time Bandits.
  03 March 2006
lose the blue light of doom i prefer the one before
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