Machineflesh 2D Challenge Entry: Nicolas Richelet

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Old 03 March 2004   #1
Machineflesh 2D Challenge Entry: Nicolas Richelet

Nicolas Richelet has entered the Machineflesh 2D Challenge.
Old 03 March 2004   #2
Concept Sketch: Temptation sketch

Very quick sketch.

Subject/Idea : Temptation.
More about bio-mechanics next time ;)
Old 03 March 2004   #3
Concept Sketch: Temptation sketch 02

Choose your feature : Sky module or Underwater module.

NB : we recommend that you don't mix or use two different modules simultaneously.

- DREAMS, Inc. -
Old 03 March 2004   #4
Good design

can't wait to see more... and coloring...
Old 03 March 2004   #5

Thank you for your comment !
I'm on for a more detailed concept sketchs
Old 03 March 2004   #6
I love the composition here. My suggestion would be to make the two characters different in function and design, so you get an immediate Romeo and Juliet love-crosses-all-boundaries feeling. This could be a winner...
Old 03 March 2004   #7
Quizboy, you 've got a neuronal improvment to read thoughts, no?
Because, you're suggestion is very close to my base idea.

There are several possible interpretation for this concept :

- 1 -

A love story between a man and a woman both slaves of a company which exploits them.
The man is equipped with an improvment module allowing him to fly in the airs
The woman have an improvment module derived from man's one, but it allows her to breathe and swim under water.
The company ( DREAMS, Inc. ) oblige them to work for it, by exploiting the reachable resources to each one (to gather stars, sources of energy? to fish? found oil?).
Their love is physically impossible, the man cannot breathe under water, and the woman cannot breathe in the air (she have oxygen filters (mechanical gills)).
They will never live together

- 2 -

The final image wille be an ad for the Dreams, Inc. , showing improvment module to reach the skies, or the abyss.
This ad shows 2 beautiful humans with 2 variations of the generic improvment module sold by Dreams, Inc.
Once the basic supports installed on your body (surgical operation carried out without pain (dixit Dreams, Inc)), you can interchange very simply between the two modules.
More variations will be available soon.

Detailled sketches will be available soon, too !

- 3 -

An illustration of the 3 conquests of the human race: The Sky, the Water, and the Flesh...

- 4 -

The fourth conquest of the man is ... the woman (my wife don't agree with this one.... )


I think i'll take the first interpretation.
oh...and sorry for my poor english.

Last edited by Newke : 03 March 2004 at 10:54 AM.
Old 03 March 2004   #8
Good luck man!!!
The concept is good and I hope that you will arrive to do what you have in the head.
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Old 03 March 2004   #9
Thanks Riddick !

I forgot to mention some things about the Yin and the Yang....

Later maybe.

Old 03 March 2004   #10
Definitely, definitely the first idea - where the guy can't breathe in water and the girl can't breathe in air. But on this one then be careful to make it "visually" obvious that they can't mix, so not deriving the apparatus from too similar a design like it is now... Maybe the engineering style of the parts (as in maybe the shape of the nuts, botls and rods or whatever) can kind be enough clue that it's from the same company.

If you do plan to do more with the Yin and the Yang thing (which I love, just look at the name of my web domain "") then you might consider making the two engineering designs symbiotically functional yet eternally separate (oh, so tragic!!! ) - but I think this would be extremely difficult designwise.

I'm very curious to see how you proceed. Good Luck!
Old 03 March 2004   #11
I'd go for the first idea, the theme of a tragic love is more evocative than the possibilty of painless enhancements
One sketch a day keeps the doctor away
Old 03 March 2004   #12
great composition really like the idea, can't wait too see more of your work...
Old 03 March 2004   #13
Looks promising... good luck!

Tommy Lee
Traveling the world to mark your rotten flesh...
Old 03 March 2004   #14
Concept Sketch: Fish'n'Bird

Here's a more detailled concept sketch. I'll add some selected close-ups in minutes, with some goodies ;)

Oops, i was going to forget...I have definitively chosen the "Romeo_and_Juliet and the Impossible Love" like idea, but everyone can interpret the image as he wants.

Massive thanks for viewing, crits & Suggestions.

Last edited by Newke : 03 March 2004 at 06:18 PM.
Old 03 March 2004   #15

Here you can see some very important details :
- The "code bars" (i suppose that's the english word for "Code Barre" in french.). As the ADN chain is the identity for a normal guy, the code bars is the identity for Dreams, inc. enhanced slaves, and the symbol of a consumer society.
Here, the machine enhancements are reducing humans in slavery...
- I tried to make a sad expression on girl's face, and add a little tear dropping from his eye (she fills the ocean with her tears ). Better that an happy face to show the idea.
- The man have air entries to feed his stabilizers (burners), and the woman's got mechanical gills to feed his own propellers.

To be continued....
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