Strange Behavior (Illustration) Entry: Mark David

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  06 June 2007
Concept Sketch or 3D pre-visualization: One last one, probably

Some might say graffiti art is strange behavior. I'd argue it's even stranger at 30,000 feet.

I could keep churning these things out forever I suppose but I still like the idea of modeling one almighty weird space ship - my first idea. Maybe the other concepts would work as simple jokes but I love these challenges for the chance to spend months on a single image and a gutsy piece of modeling/illustration is something I'm keen to get into.

But it was nice to get those other ideas out of my brain and onto paper - it sort of clears my head and lets me move on
Mark David
People need nature more than nature needs people

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  06 June 2007
Great to see so many great artists participating in this challenge!

Have a great time! Good luck to you!

  06 June 2007
So, there you are! And off with a flying start it is.

Quote: I still like the idea of modeling one almighty weird space ship - my first idea. Maybe the other concepts would work as simple jokes but I love these challenges for the chance to spend months on a single image

Exactly my thoughts when looking through your sketches, they are all adorable but you need something you can fill with details to not get bored with it. And a crazy vehicle is you

Let's have fun now!

WIP: Anatomy


  06 June 2007
Hey there, Mark!

Great to discover your thread, this challenge is definitely made for you ...
Looking forward to see tons of good ideas and funny drawings!
Good luck!

  06 June 2007
I love the fishing in the restaurant one... The other are very nice but that one looked like the best choice in my opinion..

good luck mate
If you fail the first time... So much for skydiving...

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  06 June 2007
Hey Mark, where´re your Eon army???

I´ll be taking a look to your new, probably hilarious, work
  06 June 2007
Wow !
excellent :
i love the first one with the plane

very crazy

Good luck to you my friend
  06 June 2007
Hallo, Mark!

I was sure you could NOT miss this one, and I can't wait to see how this thread develops. You've already given me some very good laughs.

Best of luck (as if you needed it ).
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  06 June 2007
Thank you Michael

Cheers Gunilla. Yeah, I'm thinking more and more that the image must be eye-catching. I want it to be something you don't see every day. The other scenes might work as ideas but don't really grab me as a visual spectacle. So the space scene is the one I'll be doing.

Hi Sabrina! Great to see you dropping by. I sure hope this means you might be thinking of starting your own thread

Thank you! I appreciate your kind words and your opinion very much. I was happy with that restaurant scene as a drawing but I think that as a humorous art piece it's peaked. What I mean is, I think it might be working as well as it can in its current quick-sketch form and might even be slightly less effective in 3D. That was why I was thinking of either the tree scene or the spaceship. I'm keen to go with the spaceship because I think it has the potential to go much further as a piece of eye-catching imagery than the others. I sure hope I'm right!

Hi Gonzalo! Thank you very much for dropping by mate! There's no EON army this time - just me and my Mac. But I can assure you, I have absolutely no faith at all in my ability to take my work seriously for 4 whole months.

Thank you Laeticia. I'm pleased to say that the plane is the one I'll be doing

Thanks mate! I appreciate your kindness and confidence in my stuff. But I can assure you, I'll happily grab every bit of luck I can find!
Mark David
People need nature more than nature needs people

  06 June 2007
there you are...
just me... and my GP...
Sometimes life is at its cruelest just before it is its most kindest
  06 June 2007
Hmmm, wait a minute! I've seen this avatar before, I must think, Not sure though!
Glad to see you here Mark! Spacey or not, your ideas are always spicey and filled
with lots of funny moments and great toony execution!
I sure am looking forward to see what you might come up with for this one!
Good luck!
  06 June 2007
Heya Mark ,

OMG , I laughed so hard on the restaurant one ... aha , made my day ...

Arf so many great ideas ... I saw you're up for the plane one , should be really great .
It's gonna be really cool to follow !

Best of luck and have fun here ... sure you already are !

cheers ,

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Anatomy Thread

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  06 June 2007
Ha,haha!Amazing start buddy!Got a special feeling about the one with that guy in the nest!I already can see the hilarious and surprised look on the birds faces and that really made me laugh!MAybe some other human flying over and throughing a worm to his mouth could be funny too.the birds will be even more surprised...just thinking up loud..haha.

Anyway, Great ideas and sketches.It will be a pleasure again following your work David!!
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  06 June 2007
Hi Mona, great to see your bouncing GP avatar on this thread! It's excellent to see your own thread started too. Fire up the drawing tablets, it's time to party

Hey thanks Mathias. Much appreciated buddy. By the way, I still think your escaped avatar is one of the cleverest here

Cheers matey! Yeah, I'm pretty much settled on the idea of doing the spaceship one, and yeah I am enjoying this (again). I'm sure looking forward to watching your thread too - your stuff is amazing!

Hi Remko! Thank you mate! I'm really glad you liked the bird's nest idea. I was tempted to go with that one but I was a bit too keen on making one almighty big (and crazy) spaceship so I'll be sticking with the first idea after all
Mark David
People need nature more than nature needs people

  06 June 2007
Concept Sketch or 3D pre-visualization: Basic spaceship shape

Here's a rough plan for the space ship, cobbled together out of primitives so I can see how it might look. My idea is that when you look at the detail you'll see it's going to be all low-technology and built in a slightly comical way.

My original plan was to do something that wasn't too big so you could see the front hatch open and guess where the guy crawled out of it. But maybe it will be more interesting if I let the spaceship be bigger and more detailed - that open hatch doesn't have to be at the very front - it can be anywhere. And after all, I've got 4 months to play with this. So now I'm contemplating the idea being more ambitious with my space ship. Any opinions on this?
Mark David
People need nature more than nature needs people

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