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Old 03 March 2006   #1
The Journey Begins Challenge (2D) Entry: John Barry Ballaran

John Barry Ballaran is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page

Latest Update: Coloring WIP: =end of the line=
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Old 03 March 2006   #2
Welcome back, John, good luck with ur enrtry!
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Old 03 March 2006   #3
Welcome again pre. Kulang pa tayo. so hintay natin yung iba bago mag Bakbakan (Gloc 9 style ba), hahaha.

balik ulit ako. Ingatz
 
Old 03 March 2006   #4
welcome to another one, dude, have fun!



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Old 03 March 2006   #5
yo welcome & have fun
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Old 03 March 2006   #6
beelow, Arc, Squib, Vahn... Great to see you guys again. No concept at the moment. I'm freegin' trashed with work. Arc, tutulog pa ata yung iba :P Will try to post some concepts later. Tnx for the welcome
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Old 03 March 2006   #7
Concept Sketch: "the last parade"



Time to get into this game...

The concept I wanna work on is about a circus that shutdown coz of a depression that hit the country. Set in about the 1800's or something. The sideshow freaks have been going from town to town, amusing "townies", with their appearances. Now they need to go into town without the circus to find regular jobs and blend in with society. Their true journey is about to begin. Will society accept them for who they are and what they look like?

The emotion I wanna evoke is both fear and sadness and perhaps even pity. The colors will be desaturated to give that old photo look. The appearances of the characters will be scary and their skin tones are gonna be pale, and each of them will be disfigured in their own little way. But their expressions will be that of fear, sadness, and anxious anticipation.

The characters: the lobster man will be upfront smoking a cigarette, the bearded lady/girl follows, along with the obese twins, the man with the elongated neck, the world's smallest 2 headed pony will be ridden by the world's smallest man, there's a wolfman in there too, and the world's tallest man will be carrying a pinhead on his back. The figure looking out to the group near the arch will be the ringmaster who's taken off his hat, feeling like he failed his performers. The circus tent is being taken down at the background and the arch with the name of the circus at the entrance will be boarded up to give the viewer a hint that the circus is closing. Some circus laborers (roustabouts) will also be walking around, carrying stuff to the wagons.

Sorry this had to be a long read. I was in the mood for typing :P CnC welcome.
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Old 03 March 2006   #8
Finally, something to see naman. Ang tagal bago mag post meng. Yeah, i'm liking the idea behind it and the mood that you are going for. This will be interesting to see pre. So dalian mo sa update. Okay yung subject matter mo

balik ulit ako. ingat
 
Old 03 March 2006   #9
I love that mood , amazing
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Old 03 March 2006   #10
that crowd will be fun to watch the progress off...
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Old 03 March 2006   #11
Arc80:
Hehe, sensya na pre, tambak sa trabaho e. Tagal ko ng kating-kati magsimula :P

elgrozni, makaron:
Thanks, for droppin' in guys. I'm excited to work on this too
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Old 03 March 2006   #12
The concept is good and interesting for me,I am gonna wait for ur other sketches of more work in progress mate,cheers
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Old 03 March 2006   #13
Tnx Michael. Will post some more work as soon as I get some work load off. Feel free to crit away as I post. Cheers man.
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Old 03 March 2006   #14
Concept Sketch: world's tallest man head studies



Thought I'd actually "conceptualize" and draw all the possible looks of the characters rather than just draw out this image of them directly from my head. Might get something interesting in the end. It's also fun, and I missed doing sketches on actual paper.

Dont know whether to veer towards a more realistic approach to their looks or more stylized. Sketching down these faces might help me decide in the end.

Sorry about the cropping of the image. Suggestions welcome.
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Old 03 March 2006   #15
Concept Sketch: lobster man head studies



More head sketches. Sorry again for the cropping. My sketchpad is bigger than how much my scanner can handle. And I'm not one to waste sketchpad space, so this'll have to do ;P

The first vision of this dude in my head is this badass, face on my hair, cigar-smoking dude who's been to a couple of fights due to people teasing him about his deformity. He'll have a couple of scars and stuff. He's also the lover of the bearded lady, so they'll be holding hands in the pic. A bit of 90210 there for you's.. :P Be back 2m. ~peace
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