Uplift Universe - Image Entry: Mike Bohman

Become a member of the CGSociety

Connect, Share, and Learn with our Large Growing CG Art Community. It's Free!

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03 March 2008   #1
Uplift Universe - Image Entry: Mike Bohman

Mike Bohman is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page

Latest Update: Final Image: First Contact

| my site | uplift |
Old 03 March 2008   #2
I really hope I can finish this one this time.
Old 04 April 2008   #3
Concept / pre-visualization: First Contact WIP

Here is my rough concept. Two kids are out in the forest catching bugs and end up catching a tiny alien. This is the initial rough sketch.

| my site | uplift |
Old 04 April 2008   #4
Concept / pre-visualization: Refined sketch

Here I've refined the sketch of the two boys. This is what I'm planning on working off of.

| my site | uplift |
Old 04 April 2008   #5
Work In Progress: rough color - in progress

I've blocked in the colors roughly here. I will refine and tighten everything up as I go. It will give you an idea of the wooded area they are in.

| my site | uplift |
Old 04 April 2008   #6
Nice concept. I liek the colors so far too. I think you could open up the canvas a bit more, not keep it so tight around the characters. Oh, and don't forget to pound some air-holes in the lifd of the jar so the alien can breath!
Michael Dashow
My web site / My art on Facebook
Old 04 April 2008   #7
I like the concept! hope to see a final rendering!
Old 04 April 2008   #8
Thanks Walrus, I was thinking it looked a bit cramped as well. I think it will look better with a bit more space.

| my site | uplift |
Old 04 April 2008   #9
Awesome concept!
Old 04 April 2008   #10
nice concept! I imagine this would be good in a warm golden lighting
Old 04 April 2008   #11
Work In Progress: starting to paint detail

I've opened up the canvas a bit to give a bit more room around the boys. I've also started to get down to painting the details. Time is short so I don't have too much time to mess around with stuff.

| my site | uplift |
Old 04 April 2008   #12
Nice! The colors and characters looks great, and the concept is very effective. The bigger canvas size does make it look less cramped, but i wonder how the alien's gonna read, being so small in such a big picture... Wish i had some helpful advice.
Good luck.
Feeling herself through us, Gaia suffers with the weight of the urbanized world.



Last edited by GaeasHerald : 04 April 2008 at 03:58 AM. Reason: really poor grammar...
Old 04 April 2008   #13
Work In Progress: in progress

I've changed the trees around a bit. I just didn't like how they were before. I think this way looks a bit more natural. Other than that, just plugging away.

| my site | uplift |
Old 04 April 2008   #14
Work In Progress: more messing with the background

I was looking at the background and I realized that the large tree on the left would block the light hitting the boy on the left. So I moved things around. What do you think?

| my site | uplift |
Old 05 May 2008   #15
Work In Progress: new background

I've decide to change the background up a bit. I've done this for several reasons.
1. I thought it was looking too busy and competing with the characters.
2. I felt it was just going to take too long with all the trees and details.
3. I don't think the lighting was working out with the hard light on the boys, yet them bing in a forest.
4. It was just bugging me and I wanted to change it.

So I though I would put the boys on a farm. I'll have a butterfly net on the ground by the boys. I also wanted to tie in a crop circle on the field in the background.

Now it's time to start on the alien.

| my site | uplift |
Thread Closed share thread

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Society of Digital Artists

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.