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Old 01 January 2003   #1
Races of Middle earth - character - HBlaauw

Howdy all,

Here's my first concept designs for
my character...


Old 01 January 2003   #2

Here's more concept designs...
I've designed a creature that's mainly used
to carry heavy loads over long distances....

I'll post a complete description soon.


Old 01 January 2003   #3
Welcome to the challenge Hennie!

Great concepts so far. Waiting for more.


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Old 01 January 2003   #4
Nice looking sketches. I was just wondering how big the file size is? It took me a while to load and I have broadband. Maybe you could shrink them down just in case others are having the smae problem.
Old 01 January 2003   #5
Good stuff.
Like the scetches a lot.

AI also c you have used the South African flag in your Avatar, aint I right?

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Old 01 January 2003   #6
Thanks guys, I apologize for the large file, I'll
see if I can sort it out.

I'll post more images later today.

Iguiniz: Yup, that's our flag. It's a design I did back in '92 for a comic book character I created.

Thanks again,

Old 01 January 2003   #7

Here's the color w.i.p - painted in painter using a wacom tablet.

Rory Woodford, will model this character and enter the 3d challenge.


Old 01 January 2003   #8
Old 01 January 2003   #9
Here's another w.i.p.

Check out Rory's progress on the 3d model here:



Old 01 January 2003   #10
Am i the only one who cant see the pictures at all? nor the 3d progress.
Lets Render!!

Feel the pancreas experience!
Old 01 January 2003   #11
Here's the description:

The Drendath are gentle creatures
that can be found in the southern
regions of Gondor.

They're mainly used by humans
to carry heavy loads over long
Their thick hide and hard shells
allow them to withstand enemy
attacks, so they can continue to
navigate through a battlefield

They possess enough intelligence to
make use of tools, such as walking
aids, yet they can not speak...

The Drendath are vegetarians.
They are not territorial creatures
and they roam freely among their

Their shells are host to an array
of small creatures, that feed off the
parasites that reside within.


Old 01 January 2003   #12
That looks very cool, Hennie
Old 01 January 2003   #13
All I see are red x's
Old 01 January 2003   #14
Hmm ... it's lost some of the expressiveness and craggy surface textures that you had going on in the concept sketches. The face looks more developed than the arms and legs also. Add more texture and I think it'll come back to life.

I also like the tortoise appearance in the bottom two sketches of concept_02.jpg Right now he looks like too much mass to be practical as a pack mule. He doesn't seem to be carrying much for his size.
Old 02 February 2003   #15
Thanks for all the comments...

To be honest, my time's a bit
limited at the moment...I'll try
and make some of the changes
you mentioned, Kirt.

Thanks again!


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