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Old 03 March 2008   #1
Uplift Universe - Image Entry: Mike Bohman

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Latest Update: Final Image: First Contact
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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