Michal Matczak is entered in the “The Journey Begins Challenge” update: View Challenge Page
welcome aboard… Good luck…
Thanks for welcome! Another chalenge so fast, nice The DO keep us busy OK, I’m off to make some sketches!
Welcome, Now u have plenty of time to work on something!
Welcome back dude
Good luck and have fun
Thanks guys, yeah, now I have plenty of time and I’ll sure have fun with it! :bounce: Got some sketches, just need to scan them. I’ll post them soon.
These are some sketches I’ve picked. I tried to lay down a few ideas, trying to determine which is the best : a journey of trouts up the streams to mating grounds; some kind of little critter ( I think it could be an ant in the future ) that sets off to unknown on the other side of the Great Lake; two faerie sketches - travelling in packs; a hellish idea of a school attending.
Any comments would be much appreciated.
The first two sketches are really good. And the school one is really funny. But I couldn’t tell you which one to go with, hard to choose.
Good luck and free time!
great approach to the challemge, its good to work it out, and i love the way u handle the light…ps the scary lookin school is just too precious:thumbsup:
Dave - thanks, I’m gonna pass the “trouts jumping” one, but I’ll think of the sea and the school. I have some other ideas rolling in my head, will try to put them onto paper.
Nebezial - thank you very much for the compliment. So two votes for the schoolconcept… might be a good idea to develope it
I thought of one of opening lines from “Forrest Gump” - you can tell everything from one’s shoes… where he’s been, where he was going… It made me do this sketch.
First I tried to make the shoes a first plane from ground perspective, but I was missing… a background. This feelinmg made me expand my canvas a LOT further to the extent you see.
I hope you like it more than the previous ones. I think it has a lot of potential in it, I’ll focus on this idea.
Compo is lovely dude, stick with it and yes it has potential, good luck with this one!
Thanks, Bryce. I really appreciate it Yeah, I tried to really work on the compo, before I went to shading. I’m really glad it shows Tommorow - and update!
love your sketch it have a direction in the way that you told. i like it a lot
& best of luck!!
I upresed, doodled a lot with the composition ( and I hope the cottage support pole doesn’t cut it too much ) and proper perspective lines… made the stairs less wide, so that they don’t run off the page, corrected the scale of the cottage, added first texture wash… all in all - a lot of dooding. I’ve also made a principal colour scheme, but I didn’t like it, so I won’t post it untill it’s better. That will be untill tommorow I hope.
I would REALLY use another two days in the week, so that I have time for everything… maybe we could gather lots of signs on a petition or something?.. Who’s with me?
SINAD - thanks, I’m really glad you like it and I hope you like an update as well.
The sky is REALLY temp so far, I’ll be needing to use a lot of reference with the whole pic. Anyway - I hope to show some progress on the colour work tommorow.
you know, the more i see of these ‘worm’s eye view’ compositions the more i like them. i think it really works with the theme.
looking forward to seeing this one some together.
PS - i think the tree breaks up the post enough to not have to worry about it separating the compostion.
The morning light is great, even without colours! The perspective is allright, it works well, and the cottage support pole doesn’t cut the composition at all. But in my opinion his left tgigh is a little too long. And i don’t like the basecap. :hmm:
And yes, I’m with you and your petitition.
hey Mike, I just uploaded my new concept…and found it creepily similar to yours!! Just wanted to let you know, crazy coincidence! I think your stuff is great, especially that crazy gorilla…best of luck to you…Alex
What an amazing camera tilt. And nicely drawn too. Good luck with the challenge