VOTING: Moment of the Month 01: Unexpected Reunion

Oh hell yeah

Who wins?

Poll ended at Fri May 16, 2014 12:12 am

andersgoliversen
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VOTING: Moment of the Month 01: Unexpected Reunion

Postby algenpfleger » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:38 am

Okay, here goes my baby :D

Moment of the Month 01: Unexpected Reunion

Finals thread opens: Saturday, May 10th
Voting begins: Sunday, May 11th

Your challenge is to show a defining moment in a character's life. This is about emotion first and foremost. Your job is not only to clearly communicate what is going on, but to go beyond that. Let us feel a connection to the character (or characters), evoke an emotional response, tell a story. Let us have a glimpse into their soul. Be relatable.

Guidelines and Rules:
- Post sketches and steps as you go so other people can both learn from you and give you feedback.
- Be personal. This isn't about designing space marines for a videogame, this is about being human and being an artist.
- Design is nice if it helps the story, but it's not the focus here. In fact I challenge you to set your scene in as relatable a setting as possible.
- Emphasize mood and expression over realism and coolness.
- Once finals thread is up, post your final image there and link to the steps and sketches.

Topic: Unexpected Reunion. What you do with these two words is up to you.


Good luck, and have fun!
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Re: Moment of the Month 01: Unexpected Reunion

Postby Feohria » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:48 am

Awesome :) I'm totally into this!
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Re: Moment of the Month 01: Unexpected Reunion

Postby BeruangSarkis » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:53 am

Oh man, so many exciting projects to do.
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Re: Moment of the Month 01: Unexpected Reunion

Postby algenpfleger » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:55 am

Here's a few great examples of images where the story is at the very core
http://fav.me/d22ipny
http://fav.me/d67yocn
http://fav.me/d60db05
http://fav.me/d6zqelr
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Re: Moment of the Month 01: Unexpected Reunion

Postby Zakknart » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:58 pm

Okay, I never participate in this kind of challenge before, so I'm a little lost here, we must post our sketches, ideas and steps here, in this topic, right?
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Re: Moment of the Month 01: Unexpected Reunion

Postby takashmen » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:08 pm

Zakknart wrote:Okay, I never participate in this kind of challenge before, so I'm a little lost here, we must post our sketches, ideas and steps here, in this topic, right?


that's right Zakknart everything posted in topic of challenge you are participating :)
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Re: Moment of the Month 01: Unexpected Reunion

Postby Zakknart » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:25 pm

Thanks takashmen =)
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Re: Moment of the Month 01: Unexpected Reunion

Postby Buxu » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:27 pm

oh man you won y heart with this idea, its defenetly something cool to get into and very challenging, the emotion... cool challenge
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Re: Moment of the Month 01: Unexpected Reunion

Postby andersgoliversen » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:25 am

I like the topic and I'll try taking it in a few different directions before deciding which way to go with it. Here's my first sketch:
Mice_reunion01.jpg
Reunion of Mice
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Re: Moment of the Month 01: Unexpected Reunion

Postby algenpfleger » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:18 pm

i never asked for this feel ;_; that's beautiful man
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Re: Moment of the Month 01: Unexpected Reunion

Postby Feohria » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:24 am

Anders that's awesome T_T
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Re: Moment of the Month 01: Unexpected Reunion

Postby andersgoliversen » Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:36 pm

Algenpfleger & Tida: Thanks for the encouragement, made me want to develop this further:)

Trying out some different color schemes:
Mice_reunion_BlueWhite.jpg
Blue+White
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Blue+Yellow
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Mice_reunion_BrownPurple.jpg
Yellow+Purple
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It's still at a pretty rough stage, but I got lots of time before May 11th:>
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Re: Moment of the Month 01: Unexpected Reunion

Postby Feohria » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:17 am

I love all the tones! But the first one is really sad mood....
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Re: Moment of the Month 01: Unexpected Reunion

Postby sachsapne » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:30 am

ouch, the feels
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Re: Moment of the Month 01: Unexpected Reunion

Postby Smilingpen » Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:17 am

Anders: i like the first color palette also the most , i think it brings the emotion beautiful out. Just an idea i got for it though, how about making most of the background really dark and near where the mouse is, a hanging defected bulb who sparkles electricity a bit which illuminates a little the mouse and the mirror reflection? No need to do ,maybe its totally bad, but it came into my mind for adding more drama to it xD.

Damn great topic .
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Re: Moment of the Month 01: Unexpected Reunion

Postby fox-orian » Thu May 08, 2014 9:10 pm

I like to imagine that this mouse is just seeing its reflection.

I made myself even sadder. Oh god.

The first color palette feels the most telling of the environment (a lab / pet store) but the last one looks the most realistic. That's a spot-on UV Day lamp. But you usually see those used for lizards and amphibians who are cold blooded. The second color scheme is, I think, too overdone. I'd almost want to see the first scheme mixed with just a SMIDGE of the second for visual effect.
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Re: Moment of the Month 01: Unexpected Reunion

Postby Smilingpen » Sun May 11, 2014 2:46 pm

Not sure if i still can post but nothing is up yet ,and i just finished this piece now . Steps in my SB ;o I hope it´s understandable ... :D Yes man the mouse is too good * vote ;) Image
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