I participated the first time at a CG Talk Challenge and here`s what came out
this years topic was "Strange Bahaviour" so the result is a wide range of awesome art from really inspiring artists; was a damn cool experience^^
below you see the more or less final b&w version of a picture I`m working on; more details will be added in the colorversion
C&C very appreciated, cheers
EDIT: well the time passes by and it seems that I`m the lucky winner of this years CG Challenge in the illustration category! quite surreal for me
here are also some close ups for those interested:
a bigger version can be found over at cgsociety.org, guess I`ll make some holidays now...perfect time now^^
Last edited by guterrez; December 23rd, 2007 at 05:45 PM. Reason: update
Haha, love that kind of stuff. It reminds me when i eat with my boss, but without the kitty.
I love it!
Great realisation and mood, with a good idea.
niceee 5 from me one crit ... in the upper right corner i didnt think that was a hand that holds the cat ... more like (some branch or something)
that is perfect! looking foward to the finish on the black and white piece.
spookybabydoll, kemar: thx guys, good to hear you like it
Alex Alexandrov: thx man; you`re definately right about that hand, it`s the biggest issue in that painting...I learned from it for the future^^
foster: man this means a lot for me, I`m a big fan of your work and your book is never far at my working place
really cool to have you in my thread
wow every amazign work.. and very inspiring.. the color pallette is great on the first! ... and the idea is hilarious ha.... yes yes very much lookign forward to see the final black and white...
mmm.. I don't like the one at the top with the tee party.haha. I have to say, again, that its a standout piece in the competition and definitely a top contender. Oh, and that sketch is lookin wicked too. Best of luck homie!
Man, that's just plain cool. That's all there is to it! Love the contrast of the leaves on one ogre and spikes on the other. Very interesting to look at. I don't know whether to say "Awwwwwww" or "Ewwwwww", heh heh. Of course I love the bad guys, but that little bear on the right is really cool as well, fantastic. Your faces are rendered really nicely, just the right amount of caricature there. Colors are great, just love it all around. Thanks for posting!
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Wow! This is both amazing and inspiring. You have inspired me into doing something similair. Thanks.
That first piece has got everything. What a feast. No pun intended.
haha nice, that's sick! I really like that b&w one too!
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hey guys, thx for all the comments
I`m glad you like the piece and that it`s usefull as inspiration, I take this as big compliment^^
hola JP, good to see you hear man!
the b&w one already has colored, I`ll finish it in the next days and post it here
Did you won something ? It's quite excelent !
What a GEM this is! It's a pleasure to look at! I agree though that the hand looks out of place holding the kitty...it seems to come out of no where. I am throughly enjoying the details of the little tea party. I think it would be cute to have that one kitty climbing the spikes up his shoulder (having two male little kittens myself I know they are quite persistent in such endeavors)
Anyway, big thanks for posting it, it's great. Made me smile
The top piece is great! Using the hands to show gender is pretty awesome too. Theres one very small issue I see which practically doesn't even matter, but the creatures feel and look so enormous and somehow they're really low to the floor. But this piece is so silly cool it really isn't an issue.
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I absolutely love it,brilliant idea and great skills,one of the best pieces of the challenge
Awesome Mathias. Good stuff.
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Braided comb-over!!!!! BWAHAHAHA I love it~~~!!!
thx for all the great feedback, I`m glad you dig it!!
was big fun to do this painting and the challenge was just awesome
the b&w piece is nearly finished now, just some minor details are missing
hey Craig, good to hear from you, especially when I think that you must have an assload of work on your desk^^
hope to get a mail from you soon
I remember seeing this at CGtalk, this is a fantastic piece.
big thx AztcFireFlower, for your kind words and resurrecting this thread at the right time^^
wish you all peacefull Christmas and a good start into 2008!!!
hehe, yeah when they can adapt teapartys why not also Christmas^^
don`t exactly know what they have in their tea but I know what was in mine this evening...yummy-yummy
That's the stuff a new PC is made of! =)))
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