Grand Space Opera 3D Entry: Hagop Kaneboughazian


Hagop Kaneboughazian has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.

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Latest Update: Texturing: Her Christmas Outfit

Here’s a little update on her face and textures. Colors seemed to have been influenced a bit by the season! :slight_smile: The white’s stay, but the will most likely be changed in the final.



And Thank you for allowing me into this competition. I wish everyone the best of luck and hope the Digital Forces are with you. This should deffinetly be a great contest and I will do my best to create something rememberable.

Good luck all…peace out.

…and it begins


Exploring compositions, characters, settings


some more sketches


Already have some nice dynamic poses for the characters in this one. I think you are starting off really good.


What is love for?


Hey Nice sketches! keep the good work I’ll be tuned for more :D, and good luck!


I really like the first sketch and the second sketch of the two heads. Very dramatic.


The Bad Guy, there’s always a bad guy…ok, so he looks a little stupid. I’ll probably get rid of his helmet/hair piece. :slight_smile:


I like the main idea. good concept too!


Is he the evil emperor or the loving father? Actually, he’s both. This is the story of a galaxy on the verge of transformation. An old race is being over-powered by a new race and the old emperor cannot let this happen. In this climactic scene, the faithful daughter of the old emperor faces off against her only true love – the greatest warrior of the new race
more to come!!! Of course, this is a sketch of the Old Emperor!


Compositional Sketch using same elements, + rough blocking of other characters, settings, vehicles.


I like your work. You are doing a good job making it feel like a movie or book cover. I feel I should say that you should be careful with the whole “sabre” thing, you don’t want to look too much like Star Wars. Perhaps futuristic metal swords? or a gun in one hand and a blade in the other, and have them grabbing each other’s wrists like a struggle scene?

Anyway, excellent job with everything. I usually don’t critique people but it is mandatory to talk to others on this forum, and if I say anything at all it should be something of use and meaning.

Keep up the good work. :buttrock:



“too much like Star Wars.” Is there such a thing. If my work ever looks too much like Star Wars, I would be the happiest person on earth…well, the only thing that would make me happier I guess would be to get a job at Pixar. :slight_smile:



I wouldn’t worry about the sabers as long as they don’t glow…You definately hit the book cover idea quite well.


I like the concept a lot. Is the 2 figures fighting with the swords in the forground supposed to be the Emperor’s daughter and the “New Race” warrior? (judging from your close-up sketch of the 2 figures’ heads)


YES!!! That is absolutely correct. The figures are the daughter of the emporer - the princess, and the “Hero” of the new race. They are forced to fight for duty, but alas they have found love in the worste of places. Now, what will be the outcome…


The Emporers gaurds have arrived.


Beautiful progressesion, awesome to see the composition coming together. Your final piece will be quite spectacular.


hm. It’s an appropriate story, more opera than most of the entries I’ve seen… I’m just not a big fan of floating heads. But if you must go the floating-head route, I hope you’ll at least make the emperor look old and wise. Somehow I think an old, wise floating head is easier to digest than a younger, more masculine one. That being said, I suspect your concept will translate into 3d quite well.