Strange Behavior (Illustration) Entry: Filipe Laurentino

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  10 October 2007
Line Art or Model: alien_texture - hands_face

a little uptade.
hands and face!
"Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around."


  10 October 2007
Line Art or Model: almost there!

this is almost the final image!
i'll see if i can do something else

on background i used a custom brush i learned from Bobby Chiu's book ... it's a textured brush .... but i used a different texture!

so .... soon i'll be back for the FINAL IMAGE! =)
"Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around."


  10 October 2007
Thumbs up

Wow the skin texture is much improved now, Great!
and I have to say I'm sorry, By SINE I meant SHINE (It was a mistake) more defined lights to make the tentacles look wet... thats it

Almos there pal, keep it up !! !!
  10 October 2007
ow ... shine .... i understand now!

so .... i tried the best i could to do that ..... but i think it could be better!
anyway ..... the time is over ...... i have to post the last image now!
thanks a lot for the help! =)
  10 October 2007
Final Image: Just Playing!

It is 2020! The life in Earth is the same that was in the last 20 years. Everybody is just worried about their own business and problems. Suddenly, the sky is full of strange machines. No one can see the sky anymore, and everybody is scary and don't know what is going to happen! These strangers invaders are making the world a huge mess.
They have a plan to conquer this planet. Every "soldier" has to worry about one single person in the world. And one of these "soldiers" faces an innocent kid! And what happens here?
The invader is even more scared than everyone in the world! He sees the kid playing with a toy that has just the same aspect of his race!
The invader don't know what to do and back to his ship.
He warns the others invaders and they leave the planet to think about what happened and what to do! Maybe they can back to the Earth to persist with the invasion .... or maybe not!
What to think about this picture!?
Is the kid just an innocent child who's playing with his toy and didn't see what happened ....... or ... (something really happened here!).

Last edited by laurentino : 10 October 2007 at 02:14 AM.
  10 October 2007
this was my first challenge!

I thought if i should enter this challenge during a few days. I thought because i was a little scared to face this reality. I always made simple works, nothing really huge, you know ...... and here there is a lot ... i mean, A LOT of extraordinary artists. And i didn't know if i was prepared to participate in a competition with so good people working.
But i thought, and i decided to come in.
Why i made this decision? Because i didn't have nothing to lose. Actually, i had a lot to win. It doesn't matter if i don't feel like a master artist ... i had to try ..... i had to have this experience! ......... And It was good .... it was REALLY good!
Being in contact with all these good artists is a bless .... and i am so happy to see everybody's works. See the progress of everyone it's a process of learning that you can't easyly have!
So i have to thanks everyone .... for being so great artists .... for inspiring me and making me keeping here!
I want to make a special thanks for Gabriel Vera for taking his time to analising my drawing and giving me tips .... really good tips ........ his feedbacks helped me a lot (i don't know if i could make how he told me ... but i tried ^^)
A feedback is the best thing you can have when you are doing something! This is not just for artists .... it is for every professional. It is because you can see your work with someone else eyes .... with someone else experiences .... and someone else concepts
of working, of life! .... and this way, you forgot for a little bit that is you that is working .... and you can do something you had never imagined. So Gabriel .... a huge THANK YOU for every post you made here!
I also want to thanks Bobby Chiu .... he has a lot of podcasts .... and these videos are a big source of motivation for me! ...... i'm sure this happens with a lot of people either! ..... i'm telling this because i had a lot of doubts in what i'm doing for my life ... and i still have .... but his words just made me rise my head up and keep going in what i believe!
So ... thanks to Bobby Chiu again! =)

And thank you everybody in CGsociety .....for doing challenges like this one ... and for having this space to everybody share experiences!

I'm very happy for all this

See you
(i'll be always around here ^^ )
  10 October 2007

Hi Filipe pal! I have to say I'm happy this all helped you and Is great that you made up your mind and joined the challenge, as you said no one has anything to loose here, and It was a real good time!!

As the final came close your piece evolved a lot, the kid now looks more of the first skeches, a bit naughty, enjoying his power over the little toy, but suble enough too. there's 2 more weeks time now and I could suggest you to work the area between the Alien's nose and mouth.... but thats all up to you, we are all a bit tired now...

Is great to hear you'll be around! I will too for sure, and so we will meet egain and have a great time !! thaks a lot to you too, and cheers!
  11 November 2007
Thumbs up

good work on the alien skin! its a good thing you participated .. its a memorable experience! even i was overwhelmed, so much talent! its simply amazing! all these artists teach us something very important ... learning to appreciate and help others in need or to improvise .. hope to see you in the next challenge! its gonna be even more fun! good luck with the finals! cheers mate!
.. vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
[ Project amphibia WIP ]
  11 November 2007
Line Art or Model: back to work!

it's not over!
i discovered it in the next morning of the old deadline .... and i just find time again now!
i'm happy that we have more time ... there is a lot of works that i want to see done and they are still not.

i worked the alien face as Gabriel Vera suggested (thanks again man) .... and now i look to it and think: "how i submited the old face so many times??" ^^
i found an old man face and used it as reference to work that area between the nose and mouth.

This weekend i am certainly working a little more on the whole composition.
I'll just fix some details and trying to get better before submit the final image again.

SteevieWoo .... i owe you this image ^^
and you have a masterpiece on this challenge ... i loved your scene! ... it is so inspiring =)

Neville .... your words were, and still are very important to make me go on!
and not just your words ... you have a beautiful work here!

Soon ... i'll be back!

Last edited by laurentino : 11 November 2007 at 02:24 AM.
  11 November 2007
Line Art or Model: That's it!

i think that's it!
i worked a little more on the alien skin, because the pattern i made seemed to be a bit unnatural .... so i made a hand work on it.
i think it's better now
i wish i could try some different textures =( ...... but i'll have other opportunities for this.
here are some close-ups =)
... i will submit the new final image soon!

Last edited by laurentino : 11 November 2007 at 01:10 AM.
  11 November 2007
Final Image: Just Playing!

.... spaceship SB-001 reporting:
... we are approaching the Earth at this moment ...
... everything seems to be Ok ... our first line attack is already in the planet ...
... i believe right now we have at least 50% of the habitants under control! ...
... we are just waiting the authorization!
... ok!?
... well ... 623 units of earth time for landing.
540 ... wait ... wait!
.... what is that???
.... there is one spaceship leaving the earth???
.... who is that?
.... who are you? ... SB-001 calling.. roger.
.... answer right now!.. roger
.... not responding! ...
... whata hell is happening?? ... there are other ships leav....... WHAT??
.... base ... what is happ.... WHY???
... we are so close ... we have everything under cont...
ok ... we're leaving!
... SB-001 leaving planet EARTH! ...
"Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around."


  11 November 2007
now it's done!
i made just little changes, but for me it's so much better now =)
and i don't know if i used this "roger" thing right .... if i didn't, please let me know ^^

and again..... a special thanks for Gabriel Vera ... who said everything i needed to do to make my drawing better ...... thank you very much Gabriel ... as i said before... i owe this image ^^

(this parenteses represents everything i said before, in the earlier deadline)
thank you all for this opportunity ...... and see you around!

Last edited by laurentino : 11 November 2007 at 12:59 AM.
  11 November 2007
Hey Laurentino, really amazing work. The Alien design is really nice, and you put a great fear expression on it, really cool! I like a lot the texture for the skin. The expression on the kid emphasizing the concept of whether the child is playing only or is it something more, really really nice! The toy design is really great too!. You can be proud, this is a really nice image, with a great strange behavior feel!

Congratulations Laurentino and good luck!! and now.... time for a well deserved caipirihnas and some tequila shots!! Cheers mate!!
  11 November 2007

haha! The story was great! Thanks again for everything and good luck!

See you soon!
  11 November 2007
Hey Fernando .... thanks a lot!
i'm very happy you liked ..... and certainly, it's time for some drinks now

Gabriel ... thanks again .... good luck to you too!
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