Not quite sure if I should enter it in ChOW or not.
might still work on it a bit..dunno.
Last edited by Helzon; January 24th, 2007 at 09:07 AM.
dude, nice quick movement on that topic! good saturation levels on the clouds. they're almost, but not quite fighting with the figure. biggest thing to work on would be the anatomy of the face. I'll be looking forward to seeing this guy develop.
hey mike....are you still on separate layers with the chow entry?
if so, there may be some playing room with saturation levels and adding some atmospheric haze to get some more distance in place. the only other thing is a question if the 'bard' would be chattin' up the apocalypse on a clear blue day or if it would be forboding with greens and ochres and so forth.
Ok Dave, I threw some haze in there just for you...and I threw an overlay layer in PS that made things seem like he's standing in the morning sun a bit more.
In terms of when and why i picked this particular time and place. It's really to zig instead of zag with the rest of the group. I know that everyone in chow and their brother is going to go for dark brooding, skull infested pics. Why not then have a clear lovely fairy tale kind of morning with the full knowledge that in just a few more notes...everything is going to go to shit. What's that line from BladeRunner?...."Wake up...it's time to die!"
That was really the impetus behind the look...besides it gave me more of an excuse to render more clouds...
Thanks for all the advice bro...keep it coming.
My best to ya
Ben:Ahh you're too kind bro. I wish i knew where this all was coming from...but dare not question it...just letting it happen. Can't wait to
see what you've been bustin your hump on in terms of the "Gods at War". Best of luck with Spectrum.
Jokisalo: many thanks!
Brendan: Thanks boss...it happened so damned quick i really didn't have time to blink. Again...not questioning it...just rolling with it.
Last edited by Helzon; January 24th, 2007 at 12:11 PM.
will add more elements in time.
Lee: Thanks man, i appreciate that. Can't wait to see what you come up with next...im sure you'll have 4 more pieces posted before i put the period at the end of this sentence.
Justin: Hey boss...thanks for dropping in and the kindness as well. Will definitely return the favor.
My best to you all!
EDIT: Hey Sirio...been trying to get to your SB to scope it...but CA is being a mother-*@&* about letting me open
the page...it keeps coming up with "Failed to Open Page"...is the link in your siggy still working?
Last edited by Helzon; January 25th, 2007 at 10:17 PM.
mike, good sil's!! gonna develop any of those lovelies further?
Brendan: Thanks boss...yeah...I want in the next iterations to really go through the same steps as the guys in the book and push a couple of these characters. Now which ones to pick....gahhh!
MikeV.: Absolutely bro...will drop that line ASAP!
Lee: LOL! Thanks for always keepin an eye out here. Yeah..like i said above...will definitely be taking maybe two of them and flesh and develop them. If you haven't already checked it out...go and grab yourself a copy of "The Skillful Huntsman" It's just one mind ripping rollercoaster ride of goodness. Im sponging off of Brendan at the moment and just trying to squeeze every last bit of beautiful essence out of that book.
My very best to you all!
I am on the dissatisfied short bus with Dave so alas I reworked this silhouette..and am feeling better about it. At least it pushes the depth factor a bit more. Will have to see how the color up works out. Here's to hoping.
Maybe I missed the short buss but what are these wonderful b&w skectches for?
Are you going to finalize any of these or are you seaching for a concept to explore? I guess I would like to know more about your process.
so this is for a book? commercial or for yourself?
Lee: Thanks bro ...the first iteration was just too flat, and needed a kick in the pants. As for the last on the second row...i agree..my mind was locking up at the time and just not grooving on the character anymore. But i hope to get some color work done for the ginormous mermaid and post it soon. Thanks as always for popping in and your support.
Jason: Hey, hey boss...The sils and tones are inspired from a book called "The Skillful Huntsman". In essence theres a small story at the beginning and these three concepting monsters plus Scott Robertson take you through the entire process of designing characters, creatures, props, and enviros. It's worth it's own weight in platinum. Just incredible. These were really exercises and just trying to see how organically things went. As to finalizing I may pick one of the tonals and go from there and make a full blown character....i just have to get the time to do so. Got a gig thrown at me so in essence im a workin stiff for now.
How about you?...how's things been? Drop me a note.
hey boss! wow...what can i say, but post 105 just rawks! your silo and small studies are remindin' me of min's work (bumskee)....
Hey Helzon, Those sills in post 105 are saaWeeet! I really like 3rd in top row for the economy of value, what a great read. And 1st in second row just 'cause it's cool with the wing sillhouette. You got many great ideas milling around in your head. The Skillfl Hunts is an awesome reference. It's great to see how you are applying the inspiration from that book.
Keep inspiring me.
Last edited by AztcFireFlower; February 3rd, 2007 at 04:06 AM.
10 mins of digital sardonic.
Responses to the love soon.
Unless the character is either apathetic or commiting something against himself.Originally Posted by OldNoobie
Alrighty..not being a dick here..just informative.
It's all in the title of the post...dark humor, sardonicism, it's
meant to be grimly mocking or cynical. And the title
is just an outward expression of the character's thoughts.
But your interpretations of it are just as valid.
Many thanks for dropping in.
My best to you as always.
Yes there are many interpretations, that one was mine. I was pointing out that it is possible to have that kind of expression with a gun barrel pointed in the presented location and that no one knows who is holding the gun. I tend to think a lot from different kinds of perspectives, not just my own. I'm not picking up on the sarcasm however.
Last edited by epiginosis; February 2nd, 2007 at 11:52 PM.
Hi jason..i see ya there boss.
Here's something in a different vein so to speak...
Just a wip...have to reduce the sat a bit...damn CMYK.
Last edited by Helzon; February 3rd, 2007 at 06:56 PM.
WOW! ATTA BOY MIKEY!
this last piece has pure enjyoment drawn all over it.