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  02 February 2010
B-Movie Entry: Aaron Bergquist

Aaron Bergquist is entered in the "B-Movie" update: View Challenge Page

Latest Update: Final Image: The Barbarian - Ripped From Time!
  02 February 2010
Concept / pre-visualization: The Barbarian, Ripped From Time

First Concept/Pre-Vis Idea...

I'm thinking of having my main character, the Barbarian, have one hand holding a weapon that is stabbed into a dead creature, and the other arm holding a half stripped woman.

Also, some larger creatures looming in the background for future intent to kill..

I copied the pose for the main character from the movie poster, Army of Darkness.

Last edited by Bergquist : 02 February 2010 at 09:17 AM.
  02 February 2010
Looks like a good pose so far... now just to flesh out the rest. It could be fun if you play with the theme of the film and had all different creatures or characters or other props from all different times. One thing to watch out for is your camera angle: With your hero, your camera seems to be low and looking up at him. But the buildings are seem straight on, we're not looking up at them too. You could try adding more perspective to them, having them climb towards a vanishing point in the sky somewhere, to match the camera angle you've set for the man.
Good luck!
Michael Dashow
My web site / My art on Facebook
  02 February 2010
Hey Michael,
Thank u for your post!

Those are some great suggestions! And having different creatures and objects scattered around from the Barbarian's own time is exactly what I was thinking of!
Its primarily why I went with this theme/title in particular. I had thought of several other slightly more funny ones involving different vegetables, but after looking through everyone else ideas, I saw the vegetable/kitchen concept had already been done a few times, so I stuck with this one.

Can't wait to get out the next version of my pre-vis and really flesh out this idea!

  02 February 2010
Concept / pre-visualization: The Barbarian, Ripped From Time!

Made some progress today with my Concept/Pre-Vis... Got my main character drawn in with some prelim values added. Got his girl sketched in, but still needs a lot of work, including clothing for the both of them...

Still a lot to be done,
I need to get a dead body to go with my monster's head somewhere around the Barbarian's feet.
Gotta come up with what the pile he is standing on will be made up of... street ruble or something, not sure yet.
The background city scape needs tons of work, and some monsters looming back there...
And lastly, I would really like to get some objects from his time in there somewhere as has been suggested, but who knows where those will come in...

So a successful day, but still loads to do!
Wish me luck!
  02 February 2010
Today has been a bit of a struggle, but that's ok! it's part of the fun!

I'm still sketching out tons of possible ideas for this ruble pile he's standing on..
I've tried bodies, building ruble, looking up from a hole in the street, just dirt with objects sticking out... still not sure yet

Also still working out the city scape behind him..

Should come up with something soon though, and then the 3D starts! I'm excited!


Last edited by Bergquist : 02 February 2010 at 01:48 AM.
  02 February 2010
..So my Wacom Tablet is totally dead now

But my new one will arrive sometime next week! Then its back to work!

I think I will be reworking my entire composition as I can't figure out what to have this guy standing on that fits...
Wish me Luck!
And everyone cross you fingers that my new tablet arrives early! hehe
  02 February 2010
Sorry about your Wacom! At least you could potentially get a lot of work done on paper in the meantime. As for what you have now, it feels like their hands are in really awkward spots: Her right hand looks like it's wrapped around his leg and inserted into his kneecap. She must be getting him back for sticking his left hand directly into her brain!
Anyhow, just a bit of repositioning could fix both issues. Good luck with it all!
Michael Dashow
My web site / My art on Facebook
  02 February 2010
hello Aaron
I agree with Michael for the perpective of buildings, in my opinion, it could be interresting to move characters to the left, the head of the woman would become the focus point, now is the pelvis of the Barbarian as it is centered exactly in the middle of the picture.... :-)

Good luck !
  02 February 2010
Great Idea. The composition is coming along very nicely. I think the title has a good impact, overall fits your stuff nicely. Great progress so far.
  03 March 2010
Ello Michael,
Thank you so much for your post!
lol, the positioning is a little weird at this point... She has no fingers on her right hand, which leads one to think they've been inserted into his leg
His hand was meant to be holding her head, but yeah, doesn't quite come across that way yet, to me almost looks like he's yanking her hair and she's screaming about that instead of any creature that could be in front of them...

Hey Arzack,
I agree, his crotch being in the center can't be a good thing...
I'm re-thinking my composition at the moment...
Thank you so much for your suggestion and hope you stop by again!

Hey Sleepy,
Thank u for the encouragement!

So, I should be getting my new Wacom Tablet in tomorrow or Tuesday! I am very excited about that!!
But, I have been working on new ideas in the mean time, and I think I may rework my entire composition...
I just can't find a suitable thing for this "pile" he is standing on to be made out of, and none of my background creatures seem to be coming out enough.. So!
Stay Tuned for some serious re-vamping!
  03 March 2010
Originally Posted by Bergquist: So, I should be getting my new Wacom Tablet in tomorrow or Tuesday! I am very excited about that!!

thats good news, man!

Originally Posted by Bergquist: I just can't find a suitable thing for this "pile" he is standing on to be made out of, and none of my background creatures seem to be coming out enough.. So!

after looking at the concept, i suggest a pile made of crushed cars and business men, soldiers and policemen ! a barbarian going berserk in modern times, hehe...

and what about some fires for the pillaged skyscrapers in the background?

great concept, i especially like the oneeyed skull on his battle axe!
  03 March 2010
Concept / pre-visualization: New Composition

Finally got my new tablet in this afternoon! And started crankin out ideas!

...Out of the few revised compositions I've come up with today, This one seemed most on point...

Still lots to do! The colors aren't for real, just allowed me to see what I was working on well.
There will be monsters rampaging below with destruction/fires, etc.
few monsters in the sky...
and I think I might try to incorporate rift in time some where

So what do you guys think? Do you like it better than my last concept so far?
  03 March 2010

i think, this also is a good idea! perhaps you should give it a more dynamic angle of the camera, rotate it a bit or change the perspective to a worm's-eye view. and i like the waving girl on her balcony.

glad you finally got your tablet.
  03 March 2010
Concept / pre-visualization: Final PreVis/Concept

Ello Everyone!

I have been uber busy the past couple weeks, but now I finally have a few days to dedicate to finishing this challenge!

After struggling for a while with the composition I've decided that trying to put my main character in a detailed city environment just isn't the way to go, and doesn't hold up the true B-Movie feel either..

So! No more detailed city behind him, and no more woman needing to be rescued.

Now I'm just gonna concentrate on my main character, and a cheesy old school feel that really embodies the B-Movie Challenge!

So what do you guys think of my final PreVis/Concept?
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