The Journey Begins Challenge (2D) Entry: Daniel Lieske

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  02 February 2006
The Journey Begins Challenge (2D) Entry: Daniel Lieske

Daniel Lieske is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page

Latest Update: Final Image: The Jouney Begins - Final Image
¡Que la fuerza te acompañe!
  02 February 2006
Good luck, Daniel!

Although for you it will not be a matter of luck but of your excellent skills of course

Looking foward to your ideas....

Lieben Gruss
  03 March 2006
Nice drawing! Definitely depicts the beginning of a large journey
and might be cool to see him in the painting as already suggested.
Have fun!
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  03 March 2006
Thumbs up good luck

good luck mate
  03 March 2006
Thanks for your wishes and your input!

@ artvandely:

Thank you! The biggest hurdle will be to reach the finish line this time. That´s not the first Challenge I subscribed to but I never finished one.

@ FrozZT:

I also thought of the possibility to place the viewer in front of the painting, but for two reasons I think I´m not going to do it this way. First, I want to show the character and his state of mind. I aim at a mixture of anxiety and fear that will always mix up at the beginning of a journey. And second, I think I don't really want to show the landscape the child is going to explore. Perhaps I give a hint on which type of landscape it is (like a forest, or an open prairy) but in the end I think it´s a cool idea for the viewer imagining his own landscape.

But of course I need a "stage" for this scene. That´s something, I'm still thinking of at the moment.

Thanks for the input!
¡Que la fuerza te acompañe!
  03 March 2006
Don´t fret, Daniel. Believe me: this time you will be ready. I have ways of making you draw

To achieve this and since Duracel is in it as well i subscribed too. We make a wonderful DD-Trio, don´t you think?

Maybe you should give FrozZt Suggestion a second thought. It will be hard to make clear that it´s not just a boy standing in front of a Canvas. Or you turn the whole scene and place the frame in front of the boy and the viewer can look right through. I mean, hey, it´s mystical painting, isn´t it? Aaw, anyway, you´ll be doing fine.

  03 March 2006

Ha ha, guys now you are challenging me and I have to proove that my idea is working the way I think it does! Makes the potential fall depper, but hey - that´s the essence of jouneys: the higher you climb the deeper you may fall.

Rock on art! I could stand losing the first place to you.
¡Que la fuerza te acompañe!
  03 March 2006
wow.. ure so fast man.. take it izi uehueheuhe congrats.. best luck.. cya !
Rafael Grassetti
  03 March 2006
I really love the idea, and you rendered it quite nice, even in this unfinished state.

The only thing that bothers me a bit here is the little window in the roof. the light from it falls behind the painting and the painting itself is glowing. I think it would be stronger if you leave the window out, or at least its light (or direct it to another place), so there is a stronger contrast between the thing behind the painting and the painting itself. Right now it looks to me as if all the light could come from the window instead of the painting (like the light spot on the globe).
Anyway, it looks better than most things I come up with

This side up

Last edited by yoitisi : 03 March 2006 at 07:42 AM.
  03 March 2006
Thumbs up

Great concept. I definately can't wait to see this one completed.

I totally agree with Yoitisi on how the painting looks like it is glowing. The glowing makes it look like a really bright lightsource but the outside window is darkness from the window outside makes it look strange.

Good luck on completing it.
  03 March 2006
This last sketch is fantastic!
great how the painting is standing out, with the greyish tones of a dusty addick

  03 March 2006

congratulations, i'm fan of your work
  03 March 2006
i love the idea of the searching/playing boy on the attic, a cold, dirty place full of different stuff and than finding this key to a new world....

only thing that comes a bit too short for me is the epic aspect. you have built up a whole scene around the core of the idea (ok, the emotion of the boy is important too) and just touched the idea with your small picture.
it would be great to see the whole dimension of the journey that lies before the kid. maybe something like the magic happens (the picture was activated) and the world comes out of the picture and shows all the aspects of a new world with dragons, knights, castles, would be a bit more than just a landscape with a castle on its top, that you could show on this little area.
hope, you know what im trying to say...

but overall your idea is something that most of us dreamed as a child.

P.S. ach - ich könnt mir so ein tolles 3d bild vorstellen, wo die vorteile aus beiden welten (2d und 3d) so richtig zur geltung kämen
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  03 March 2006
very cute and great painting...

i really like this idea!

you could also have something comming out of the picture more than the little a butterfly or insect...dragonfly??
anyway its just an idea!!
  03 March 2006
Great COncept

An amazingly well executed perspective. Can I suggest a more dramatic sense of movement through subtle detaling?
- a sense that the carpet is being "sucked in" or intergrated to the painting,
- more tension in the red tie or a sense of firmness and hesitation int he grip or stance of the boy,
- and perhaps some atmospherics to give the sense that the the image is either "drawing" the boy into the other world or "alluring" him in.

I look forward to the finished product!

It ain't over till the Fat Lady shatters some glass.

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