The Journey Begins Challenge (2D) Entry: Steven Stahlberg

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  03 March 2006
Originally Posted by paperclip:


Good luck, Steven...not that you'll need it...nice to see you around!


Yeah


Originally Posted by paperclip:

By the way...2d? Not 3d?



U nuts..don't give him ideas...he 's gonna whoop our a$$ too!


Originally Posted by paperclip:

Hope you have fun in this challenge!


Yeah,indeed have fun ...and very pleasant colors in your image if i may add......


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  03 March 2006
Thanks everybody!

Quote: not sure about the central wall - what's it for?

Yes, the wall... well it's a half-hearted attempt at making the road look like a modern highway, with a divider and two lanes of traffic in both directions (you know, like a post-apocalyptic future)... I thought, if I made the road look huge in relation to the character, the sense of scale would increase - I want the landscape to look as huge as possible. But, it didn't really work that well. Plus, it lacks logic.

Using this as a background for something different - that's exactly what I've been thinking about. Let's see if I can make another sketch today.
 
  03 March 2006
Oh, really beautiful landscape! I taken with your nice colours.

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  03 March 2006
Concept Sketch: Closeup of charactere



Okay, I'm trying to get a more interesting pose on the character in the image, here I'm thinking maybe she's sitting by the roadside waiting for some kind of carriage or bus... Probably making the character much bigger/closer than before.
 
  03 March 2006
Great stuff steven. Nice color. Keeping an eye on this thread. Good luck.
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  03 March 2006
Nice pose, Steven, it very much looks like she's waiting for her Journey to begin... But of course, crouched down like that she'll take up less space on the canvas than standing, so you may need to move her even closer...

Anyhow, it's exciting to see you entering this Challenge. I hope this means that not only will we all get to learn from you as you develop your great work, but that you'll also be visiting lots of other threads to share your experience and insights!

Best of luck, and have fun!

-mike
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  03 March 2006
Excellent! like so much the tones of the landscape of the page 2 and the pose you put right here. Good luck man!

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  03 March 2006
Amazing work as always. It looks more like, the Journey's end is in sight, or I'm half way through the journey, rather than the Journey begins.
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  03 March 2006
I see you are going to end the journey with an outstanding image as usual. The pose of your character is great, I agree with Walrus, she must be larger in the image. I´ll be watching you Masster...
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  03 March 2006
i dig the brushwork, and color balance kicks ass..great work overall
 
  03 March 2006
The sense of depth is amazing in this picture. Gives the impression of a truly epic journey ahead. I also like the way that you can't see the finish line. Gives a sense of mystery about where exactly the character is headed. It'll be interesting to see how exactly the character fits in with this composition. Very nice so far.
 
  03 March 2006
ohh yeah nice to see you in this challenge...you added excitement to the competition

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  03 March 2006
Yeah that could work, Just one character right? I am still unsure what u want to go for in this piece, but u have a lovely color pallete! Did u want to have the character to be alone, in a barren desolate area? I would like to see more sketches, I will keep an eye out for this one!
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  03 March 2006
Line Art: Together forever



Okay, here's a completely different approach I thought of yesterday, let's see where it leads. Because it has mostly negative associations, it may not fit the topic perfectly - "journey" to me sounds positive - but strictly speaking she is embarking on something new, and possibly long-lasting...

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But I'm not flushing the landscape, not yet. I'll add in that character first, see what it looks like.
Quote: I am still unsure what u want to go for in this piece

Yes, that's it's problem right there. Awe and excitement are emotions that are very vague and also hard to evoke in any strength, so most people are left with a bit of a 'meh' feeling of this, at least so far. :)

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