The Journey Begins Challenge (2D) Entry: Mark Kelly


#1

Mark Kelly is entered in the “The Journey Begins Challenge” update: View Challenge Page

Latest Update: Coloring WIP: More colouring…


#2

First concept idea.
Not terribly original
Jack and the old beanstalk. Still I think I’ll run with it till I have a better one.


#3

Well that’s off to a bad start. I wanted to edit the title…spelling mistake…and ended up posting the same image twice…Spot the newbie…


#4

I’ll have to go and draw some real foliage…


#5

Some ideas for Jack’s shack…


#6

Some plants…don’t look much like beanstalks though…

Just wondering, for this challenge thing am I supposed to post the rough reference/idea/sketchy pieces?


#7

Some sketches trying to work out what kind of perspective to use. Needs to look big and dramatic, so I’m thinking perhaps a really sharp worms eye view type one.


#8

I think this is pretty close to the final image…might need to push the perspective a bit more though and fix up the composition.


#9

Hi mark_ire. Nice drawing/composition. Good luck! :thumbsup:

Gord


#10

interesting~where does the big tree lead him to?keep them comig:)


#11

This can be a nice one! like the idea.

cool ma n


#12

Thanks guys, hopefully I can stay commited to this and actually finish it.


#13

I put together a little 3d mock-up using Rhino. Thought it might help with positioning the view for my image and ensure the perspective isn’t all over the place. In the end I gave up on it as the camera placement functionality on that piece of software is totally rage-enducing.

Things left to do:

  1. Sketch some real plants and trees for reference, but seeing as it’s zero degrees outside, that isn’t happening today.

  2. Design “Jack” - the main (maybe only) character.

  3. And most important of all - learn to paint - shouldn’t be too hard - there is 86 days and a bit left…


#14

Hi mark-ire,

I like the last (final) drawn concept sketch very much. Lighthearted adventurous atmosphere. Like one’s favourite fariy-tale.

As for 3D suite, I use Blender3D and find it supports a very easy workflow once you got a feel for its approach.

And don’t even mention not finishing this…:curious: Now I want to see the whole thing unfold!


#15

should be a good one…great start!!

liking the 3d layout for the little shack…has a nice cartoony feel…

good stuff!!

ill keep watching youve caught my interest :slight_smile:

CYB


#16

Tried to finish drawing up the final complete line art image. About half-way through got that familiar “this just isn’t working - it’s really crap” feeling. Agghhh…it’s quite frustrating.


#17

So, I gave up on completing the line art and went straight to colour. Probably not the best idea in the world
…Any tips on colouring and colour selection/combination would be greatly appreciated
as you can see I really them


#18

Nice idea :smiley: came across my mind too haha.

Great sketches so far! :slight_smile:


#19

nice sketches and study. good start. :thumbsup:


#20

Attempting to paint a decent looking Beanstalk type plant. So far so good…I think…Though I would say that, seeing as I’ve been staring at it for the past four hours. I really hope I finish this as it’d probably be the only coloured image I’ve ever finished.

Problems that I can see:
1.Perspective on the shack is off
2.I don’t think there’s a feeling of depth in the image – probably due to the fact I can’t colour for sh*te
3.I’m beginning to think the image itself is a little flat – not colour/depth wise – just boring?

Any comments/feedback greatly appreciated,

Thanks

Mark.