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Old 03-19-2008, 06:35 AM   #1
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:01 PM   #2
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Concept / pre-visualization: Early Concept of my Entry



This is just an early concept of what I want to do.
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:47 PM   #3
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Cool! I like this a lot!
 
Old 03-21-2008, 01:10 AM   #4
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I love this idea, HornlessUnicorn! And you already have a great sketch even at the concept stage.

I'm wondering though if maybe the vehicle could match the serpentine body of the alien. But I'm coming from the idea that we as humans always anthropomorphisize things around us so I guess I'd expect the alien to do that as well. But what do I know about how aliens think?

Great art so far.
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Old 03-21-2008, 07:30 AM   #5
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Cool! I like this a lot!


Thanks Nathaniel!

I just checked your portfolio - great stuff! I admire your use of light in your paintings - it's awesome.

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Old 03-21-2008, 07:37 AM   #6
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I love this idea, HornlessUnicorn! And you already have a great sketch even at the concept stage.

I'm wondering though if maybe the vehicle could match the serpentine body of the alien. But I'm coming from the idea that we as humans always anthropomorphisize things around us so I guess I'd expect the alien to do that as well. But what do I know about how aliens think?

Great art so far.


Thanks JTD!

I know what you mean - that's pretty smart thinking!
It’s just that I thought that maybe this alien comes from a world where there's no need for legs (maybe from the deep) and to be able to communicate with other races he needs this bubble-exoskeleton or whatever. So he's basically mimicking other races.




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Old 03-21-2008, 02:17 PM   #7
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That's an awesome idea, will be watching where you go with it.
 
Old 03-21-2008, 03:13 PM   #8
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Concept / pre-visualization: Developing the concept further



Played around with the earlier concept a bit.

Working title "The Oath".

The idea is that a new race has been accepted in the interstellar alliance. The new race are humans.

The image depicts the traditional ceremony of acceptance.

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Old 03-22-2008, 01:24 PM   #9
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the moment of contact between two civilizations, i like the way you are showing that moment, i also like the aliens designs. Great work Dimitrij
 
Old 03-23-2008, 07:39 AM   #10
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Work In Progress: Background



Working on the background here.

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I'm in a little dilemma here. Initialy I wanted to make my painting in a wide (Landscape) orientation. Now I've read that balistic (in a certain sense) prefers the portrait orientation. This is the first time I take part in a contest on CGC what would you guys suggest I should do? Change orientation or is it OK?
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:24 AM   #11
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the moment of contact between two civilizations, i like the way you are showing that moment, i also like the aliens designs. Great work Dimitrij


Thank you, Reynard!
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:23 AM   #12
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Looking good, I especially like the lighting. A word of caution, though, if you're going for a panorama with multiple characters make sure your central characters stand out as a focus. If they get lost then it may appear a bit confusing. Nice work, keep it up!
 
Old 03-23-2008, 11:43 AM   #13
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Oh Wow! I adore the colours you've used.
I'll be keeping an eye on this one for sure.
Good luck.
 
Old 03-24-2008, 09:08 AM   #14
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Thanks for the comments BaronImpossible! - I know what you mean, I'll be changing to portrait orientation anyway I guess.

Thank you Nekomouse!
Good luck to everyone!
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:23 AM   #15
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Hey

Concept is good but your drawing style even better.
Background seems not bad but you must think about the far mountains again i think.
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