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jus startin a thread, hopefully with this long weekend comin up il get plenty done!
not really got any ideas yet though.....:hurt:
01-04-2010, 10:03 PM
Inspiration will come. Just follow your nose.
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02-04-2010, 12:32 AM
same for me was well... :D
haha well iv got a couple of ideas now, jus poppin a quick sketch of the first one up, though i think the second (which i aint drawn yet lol) might be a more epic piece.
stuck with a girl as a nod to ms croft herself :crazy:
02-04-2010, 03:28 PM
This is ace, the perspective on it is great. Can you pm me a a good drawing book that helps with drawig characters?
02-04-2010, 04:34 PM
@CLP you stuck with your nose, and ended up with a great start. The anatomy is excellent.
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02-04-2010, 06:28 PM
second idea though i dont think its quite rightyet, needs croppin or somethin. which do u guys think is better?
02-04-2010, 09:20 PM
go for this one, its much more to look at
yeh i think il try to work it a little, resize and maybe change perspective a little. how come u not enterin any category this month Tarik?
02-04-2010, 09:27 PM
I need to learn some animation to make myself more employable, its to long since i lost my last job. Ive got a mini project to do, learn animation and riggin, make my own HDRI's, do some camera matching with the snow creature.
02-04-2010, 10:03 PM
The second one is really good, and tells a story. Very good stuff.
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03-04-2010, 01:50 PM
go with the second one.
thanks dudes, i did end up goin with second one and after tweakin it around a little i ended up with someone almost like the original anyway lol :crazy:
@Tarik: good luck man, im sure u'l pick it up easily. :haha:
anyways what do u guys think of this quick colouring in? i was goin for a stormy scene
03-04-2010, 02:17 PM
your setting up the mood nicely.
03-04-2010, 02:57 PM
the first on would make great steampunk and tomb fusion.
the second one is looking excellent, but maybe u can take it to a whole new lvl.
try to show it night vision or heat vision, and make the trees around charrred and clawed.
and the guy whose watching ur girl thru night or heat vision also sees a transparent form over ur girls head , its got red eyes and is drooling.
and all the surroubdigs have ancient glyphs engraved.(for example cartoon network series di gata defenders)
03-04-2010, 08:55 PM
Like your second idea, the jungle part's got more presence.
thanks guys! I've added the king of kings no the bottom right, the idea is that he is dead, alone in the jungle, not even in the tomb built for him. but y lol, mysterious huh. :haha: need to finish him.
@aby arty: u sure have some imaginative ideas man. If i was able to develop the first idea further i most likely would have implemented your fusion idea!
as for the jungle scene, i think thermal imagery would be cool but it would also negate a lotta detail i think, detail i'd like to try to get into the scene. I might try to do an overlay of thermal vision after i finish the main scene.
as for the other characters in the scene, they on her side! lol i jus figured y raid tombs alone, better to do it with friends, though i like the clawed trees and glyphs ideas which i might try to add as i work on the scene. :evil:
04-04-2010, 10:41 PM
O wow, this is going to be good. :D
05-04-2010, 09:11 AM
Looking excellent already, nice subtle lighting and nice colours laid down so far :)
05-04-2010, 02:10 PM
NICE! like the tilted comp... a lot, waiting for more...skulls...and updates cheers man
06-04-2010, 01:19 PM
Very cool! I was wondering if you could bring one of the characters up closer?
12-04-2010, 04:04 PM
The brick detail is amazing
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12-04-2010, 08:39 PM
i like the composition and the angle - also really nice detailing :)
21-04-2010, 06:08 PM
cant wait for updates. :D
22-04-2010, 05:37 PM
this comp is very good. This is my favorite project at this moment, although i don't know where its going. I hope somewhere good....:)
24-04-2010, 11:42 AM
faster faster more updates please !!
finish atleast one character do it do it.
wowser its been a while since i been on here, been somewhat busy over the last two weeks. hadnt even opened the psd! :eek:
thanks for all the comments of support guys, i am most definitely gonna try to finish this, probably will since i think i've sped up a little with my painting. latest update: redid the background as it was all on one layer.....
left the outline but i've basically got the raiders to do then add some lighting to everything, especially the kings remains which also need finishing! :dance:
expect updates to come thick and fast now. maybe.:crazy:
24-04-2010, 10:50 PM
25-04-2010, 12:06 PM
really good! the trees are amazing :-D
Nice mood!!! i feel wet! Brrrr...
thanks dudes, just a quick update, done some of the character work.
main character is almost done but i dont think theres enough of a sense of tension so i might try repositioning her arms, done a little on midcharacter and nowt on the last guy lol.
Haha cool! i prefer the one with the smallest characters, but this one is better to put the focus on your main character
If you want more tension in your illustration, may be your characters should act like something is happening.
Right now they're just looking around calmly, but if they hear some noise for exemple, they will be more nervous, aiming with their weapons or holding them tightly.
You've got good exemples of tension and skiddish behavior in the "Aliens" movie, it may help
Anyway keep up the good work!
26-04-2010, 07:42 PM
it has an anime feel but not cartoony tho. great work. :D
26-04-2010, 08:34 PM
Very good style and lighting! Keep up the good work!
26-04-2010, 08:47 PM
The sense of atmosphere is really excellent. i like the idea of focusing on the characters rather than them being in the background.
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@kzo: this is a good excuse to watch alien ;p although i prefer predator personally alien is a better film overall. better yet i oughta watch both... :smug:
@M_Cederstrom: i didnt actually notice but now u mention it does look like some manga cover art style lol
@wargrafix: thanks man, and im glad i put the characters into focus because i think it suits the theme much more than the original sized ones.
anyway just a quick shifty of character poses and added a few tweaks to colour, jus to make it a little more jungly. quite difficult pinning down the lighting but i gotta work on the last character and the king yet so i guess i better not worry too much about it.
27-04-2010, 09:10 AM
ghost in the shell meets avatar?
nice feel though!! u know what after u lighten up the trees a lil u could through in a predator like invisible form on them with an ankh mark on its fore head .
the tree in the foreground make it brown but covered wth moss or bluish gray wth red stains , and u could add in a owl sitting on some tree who has his eyes set on a rat somewhere or maybe a raven who been spying on ur team, and yaah the raven shud have blood red eyes.
looking awsome just dont keep it too dark make light shine thru the trees in rays.
keep it up and update soon
27-04-2010, 10:41 AM
super work !! :P
27-04-2010, 03:17 PM
man i hope you bring out that dead king on the bottom. :D
27-04-2010, 03:18 PM
this painting is great! and yeah, it looks like some kind of manga - but a real good one :D
I'm looking forward to see the finished version because the mood is like in a thrilling movie
27-04-2010, 03:28 PM
feels like a tomb raider game. The good parts!
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27-04-2010, 03:51 PM
Really coming along beautiful, great drama and atmosphere
quick update, jus painted in the characters tonight, plus did the king and tweaked lights and colour again.
thanks for all the comments and crits guys, probably spend some of tmoz tweaking lights and adding little details here and there, probably jungle creatures like millipedes too i think,
im thinking of addin a little depth of field but it kinda takes away detail so i might leave that out.:crazy:
28-04-2010, 11:19 AM
This has transformed into something so brilliant, really amazing painting love it :)
28-04-2010, 12:45 PM
one word: awesome!!! love it an I don't think it needs any further effects like dof... :)
yo, i appreciate the support dudes. anyways this might be the final one, not sure whether its better than the previous or not though. only difference is lighting and its not really a drastic change.
i kinda wanted to add other elemets like shadowy baddies like aby arty suggested but at the same time i didnt wanna infused a supernatural feel to it, rather just a regular thriller kinda thing.
Anyways which do people like better?
28-04-2010, 03:29 PM
I really love this piece, but if this is your final you should give a little more lighting, so that the characters get more depth and it looks more like a final picture....
something like this. ( hope you don't mind )
yo! thanks tjerkotten, i've tweaked my pic, might be a bit high contrast now though lol. still , whatd u think?
28-04-2010, 04:31 PM
yo! thanks tjerkotten, i've tweaked my pic, might be a bit high contrast now though lol. still , whatd u think?
Hi, you should look if you could get rid of the red " lightrays " than it should be good. We should see what others think, but i think it suits the picture much better.
28-04-2010, 05:42 PM
yeah now ur talkin pardner.
u know bluish grey trees will reallygive it a feel of a rainforest of death, u shud try that.
right now it is looking like tv series lost. the tob raider element is faint in here , and the skull is still going unnoticed .
u knw what u can do make it so that they are entering ruins of some building or structure.
u could change the tree in the forefront to a fallen pillar wth some engravings or glyphs , or mybe a warning sign buried under it.
and there needs to be feeling that the trees are way too tall , and the sunlight is coming thru them in very fine rays , show some part of the ground lit updue to ray falling there. u could use some lens flare as well.
build up the wall on the side too , its looking as if its sort of a lump.
and u could more on here face.
28-04-2010, 06:08 PM
[QUOTE=aby arty;787304]yeah now ur talkin pardner.
u know bluish grey trees will reallygive it a feel of a rainforest of death, u shud try that....QUOTE]
So you prefered that he created another picture :-p I actually like the mood in this picture. The hunters are walking through the forest into a darker part thinking that there is nowone around. They think they can get out of the forest alive, but only we " the viewers " can see that the skull behind the fallen tree. It represents that something is coming. The hunters don't know that yet. So the viewer wants to say " look out!, don't step over that tree " That is what i feel with the picture. I think its pretty good.
@tjerkotten, when u say remove the red rays im uncertain as to whether u mean remove the sunray things completely or move the hue away from the reddish colour thats there now?
@aby arty: yeh some of those suggestions might take a lotta time to implement... although i certainly agree that its not quite tomb-ish. in the outline i did there was some kinda structure on the right which may hav had glyphs and stuff complete but i opted to remove it because it felt just a tad too outta place.
i feel like its pretty complete really as if i added much more it might seem somewhat jumbled. :crazy::dance:
28-04-2010, 06:35 PM
I cant crit this, amazing!! well done oo, one thing, ive come back to edit this :) her face may....may be a bit to white compared to her neck still really good though :D
28-04-2010, 07:03 PM
well i never said it was a bad piece , i just said few things can be added.
its always upto you CLP , if u think its feasable go ahead with it if u think theres no time then leave it.
well after tjerkotten put his point of view of forward i think u only need to tweak the lighting a lil and her face is a lil flat.
but if you do wish to change the tree u can copy all layers u used for it and then merge and play with the hue and saturation.
if u want to do a pillar just copy the layers merge and do it flat black then wth large brushess put the color of ur pillar , to make the pillar faster select wth lasso and fill thn clean up the edges.
in the end its upto you.
28-04-2010, 07:09 PM
@tjerkotten, when u say remove the red rays im uncertain as to whether u mean remove the sunray things completely or move the hue away from the reddish colour thats there now?....QUOTE]
I think you should remove the rays all together. Keeping the attention on the characters. I don't think we need to see the lightsource in this picture because the characters are so close to camera.
28-04-2010, 07:22 PM
it's also my opinion that a little bit more light is good. but like tjerkotten i think that the rays are not usefull in this case. to me the painting has this wet, dark mood full of suspense and these rays don't fit in here.
but that's just my taste, the picture's still wow!
28-04-2010, 08:00 PM
The rainy weather looking good,great atmosphere
woo im considering this my final entry as I'm tired and i wanna watch NCIS and Numbers.....lol :eek:
anyway thanks to everyone for their crits and support. Good luck to everyone and see y'all next challenge, unless dominance war comes first...i cant remember when that happens
28-04-2010, 09:33 PM
This is a final piece. Great work!
29-04-2010, 03:00 AM
great final!, one of my favorites so far...
29-04-2010, 05:46 AM
Congrats with final !
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