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July 17th, 2006, 11:52 AM
Morganica - 1930's - the 1st Android
He couldn't believe his eyes... in the middle of the night... it moved.
He felt asleep and the sound of the whole installation being scratched... made him shiver. It bloody moves!!!!
The professor already knew the name of his creation.
He could not even consider the possibilities of what he created.
Dark thoughts were in his mind...
It was real... now what?
Now... concept! :yayca:
1 = 1930's
2 = Android
Make sure your picture contains these - you will receive 5 VOTES for each topic covered.
3 extra votes will be offered for the description.
I will consider the "topic votes" during this week depending on my time.
Also - i will try to do my C&C round for the entries not taken to the poll.
We had an awsome round with almost 30 entries - 17 were taken to the poll.
Congratulations to ALL.
There were pics who took a lot of time yet not made it to the poll. I will do my best to comment all the entries in the following days.
July 17th, 2006, 01:16 PM
He couldn't believe his eyes... in the middle of the night... it moved.
He fell asleep and the sound of the whole installation moving... made him shiver. It bloody moves!!!!
The professor witnessed his creation working on itself, finishing what he had started.
He could not even consider the possibilities of what he created.
Dark thoughts were in his mind...
It was real... now what?
July 17th, 2006, 04:13 PM
i am so in on this
heres a preliminary sketch (not my final Illo)
just to knock out an art deco sort of design
i like it but it needs a few design tweaks
just trying to keep it fast and loose
July 18th, 2006, 05:42 AM
After a few CHOW's, I'm back again XD !! (looking at Oblio*)
WOOT, Bumpskee is here also :)
Anyway, I'll just do my best and try to get in ^^
Or else........ try again next time :O
EDIT: I received some nice feedback and I decided to change some stuff. I think it's ok since the poll thread is not created yet.
I did it, I've used my whole life to complete it. Yesterday, while I was painted her face, it moved, it bloody moved !
I told it to sleep, shut it down, plugged in the cable to recharge her. I was sleepy.
The next morning,
I woke up. It was noisy. I opened my eyes and there it was. "My little child", and a lot of smoke.
I see she's trying to walk. Her back is faced at me. I can see she's having trouble with walking. She's just like an innocent newborn child who knows nothing at all. It still has to grow and it needs guidance.
It noticed my presence and turned her face at me. Staring with a face like it has a lot of questions about things she doesn't understand.
I grabbed my hat and jacket, dressing her up. You wouldn't want a naked smoking android walking through your house do you? I lifted up my arms doing a pose like "what now?". Then it happened...
It copied me !! She used one of her arms to copy my pose !! (my piece captures the moment) This is AMAZING !!! I'm so amazed my mouth fell open. I can see lots of interesting and fun days awaiting us. I want to see how she'll develop. Let's go my sweet little Morganica...
July 18th, 2006, 05:52 AM
my final.... (what a progress from my last wip)
Dark thoughts were in his mind...
Everything else around him just vanished asif it was an illusion!
He only saw his creation standing in front of him.
Things went in a flash through his mind.
He knew that he'd created something that noone else had ever created before.
The fine craftsmanship has to be thanked for because of his sernior blacksmith crew.
Also possebilities came up in his mind.
Making wealth with it?.. fame?.... army?..... or even world domination.....
The only thing he could conclude was that is was real....
July 18th, 2006, 07:21 AM
July 19th, 2006, 05:18 AM
This is my Final.
Sparks flew and lights twitched, the thing had awoken..finally after all this time he had done it, he had created the first android. Morganica sat up on her cold table, turned her head to track the only warm, living thing in the room, her creator. Master and puppet, both locked in an intense unbreakable stare, thoughts running riot through each of there minds.
July 19th, 2006, 08:41 AM
Here's my final:
From the Journal of Dr. Edward Fitzpatrick (1887-1931)
Thursday March 15, 1928 - A tragedy
Today, my daughter Morgane fell ill with pneumonia, the doctors aren't sure if she'll even last the night. All I can do is pray, I feel so helpless... she's only 17, why did it have to happen to someone so young?
Monday March 19, 1928 - Things are looking up
They released Morgane from the hospital today, she's not fully recovered, but the doctors say with some bed rest and relaxation she'll make a full recovery in a few days.
Tuesday March 20, 1928 - A dark day
Those damn doctors, curse them all, how could they let her die, how could they let my baby die. [Words Unintelligable, many scratched out beyond recognition]
Thursday November 15, 1928 - I have discovered a way
I will bring her back, I have found the way, there is hope. I don't know how far this will take me, but I will bring her back.
[Many months, entries, and years go by in the journals, many failed experiments, many failed tries.]
Monday May 18, 1931 - It works!
How appropriate, today would have been her 21st birthday. It's been over 3 years since she left me, but she finally came back last night. My baby has returned to me, but she's different...so different, but she's my baby. I will call her Morganica.
[Several months pass, and he grows accustomed to his new daughter. He keeps her within the house because he knows that the world would not understand.]
Wednesday September 16, 1931 - It can't
It can't be happening again, I can't lose my baby again. They found out about her, they won't let her be, I must get her out of here. We must run away where we can never be found.
[Three days later the corpse of Dr. Edward Fitzpatrick, and what remained of his 'Morganica' were found in the woods by some hunters. Dr. Edward Fitzpatrick had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the right temple. 'Morganica' must have been dismantled elsewhere, some parts were never found, and evidence she had been dragged was present in the mud nearby. 'Morganica' never functioned again despite many efforts to rebuild her.]
Updated Wednesday Thursday July 20, 2006.
My goal with doing the weekly exercises is to learn and refine. So in all of my images I will be trying to work on something that I feel I need to improve. C&C very welcome.
July 19th, 2006, 02:31 PM
Finally done. Here is my chow any crititism would be helpful for future chows.
After many years,something went wrong. Its creator had to destroy it.
July 19th, 2006, 03:12 PM
Final image for the activity, though I'm seriously contemplating taking it farther later.
"The inventor had worked for close to two decades trying to realize Capek's vision of the robot. The obsession was to prove both his greatest boon and bane however, when the Great Depression claimed the life of his daughter Morgan. The work kept him functional, but his grief and burning need to see his daughter again made him consider the unnatural. On a fateful day in 1935, working with the same feverish mad genius Shelley had ascribed to Frankenstein, he used elecricity to copy the contents of his dead daughter's mind to the android shell. Somehow, it worked. the diodes and vacuum tubes that had been barely motive before, began to move more and more smoothly. Soon the metal girl was moving with the same dancers grace and elegance of his lost daughter- not quite her, but close enough that he thought her ghost must be part of her"
I tried to evoke some art deco statuettes I had looked up images of and their flowing dancer lines, while adding an obvious dose of early 20th century technology in the joints and glowing vacuum tubes.
July 19th, 2006, 07:30 PM
The professor felt something gnawing deep within his guts, the sound of his creation, his life’s work, screaming a curdling metallic cry from downstairs, cutting through the night like a scalpel through an eyeball.
"No no no, this is Wrong! This was never meant to be, it wasn't supposed to ever LIVE. They will be after me now for sure, and it...."
He was commissioned to design an "android" by the government as the stench of war seeped slowly under the countries door. But he wasn’t supposed to build it - not yet!
"The bloody thing is nuclear! And nobody knows about it except me"
"Its not ready, I was going to shut it down after the last “accident” – no more people can die at the hands of this thing!
The nuclear power when linked to “her” brain inside the machine were way too volatile a combination… Sometimes I believe she is tormenting me, coming back… no NO!
HELLOoo DAaRLING bzTtt
…may god have mercy on all our souls..."
July 19th, 2006, 08:16 PM
Welp here's mine...Had to rush her out before comicon. Ill post the story later
July 20th, 2006, 03:32 AM
I have been super super busy, but I couldn't resist this one chow. Here is a quicky. Good job everyone, I think this is gonna be a fun round with lots of cool entries. Trevor, beautiful man. Hope you don't leave those legs out in the finish, it's looking a little top heavy right now. Eriboss, can't wait to see.
Augustus Lodwick, an empoverished british inventor, lost his wife to tuberculosis the winter of 1930. He gathered his belongings and moved to New York with his daughter, Morrigan. Upon his arrival, and thanks to a few contacts, he landed a job as a professor of science at NYU. Absorbed by his work, he failed to notice Morrigan's symptoms until it was too late. She died on a rainy night, plunging the professor into a deep depression that drove him mad. Overcome with grief, he gathered what he could of his daughters remains, with the intention of bringing her back to life. He was unable to preserve her organs, but her brain he managed to keep alive. He brought her back, inside the shell of her favorite porcelain doll, along with an intricate construction of wires, cogs, and unimaginable mechanisms even he could not remember how to make. Once the deed was done, and he only waited for the spark of life to manifest in her, he fell asleep, only to dream of the horror he had brought upon the face of earth.
July 20th, 2006, 03:33 AM
July 20th, 2006, 04:35 AM
Hi there guys
It's a Final, and this is my first post on this forum...
Tell me what u think!
A by Hawaiian's assembled from shipwreck-parts-robot in 1929,
given life by weird-ancient-island-magic preformed by the main village Shaman,
to protect the Hawaiians from the fierce-sea-gods (and crasy-westerners).
"When the shaman awoke the very next day, he heard something move in his hut...
There was no doubt, no question... His ritual had succeeded!
Not long after, he realized that it was not his place, not his meaning to create life...
He created out of hate! Nothing would come from his creation but hate!
The gods would avenge this evil deed! He must destroy this creature before it was too late!
But it was... (buwhahahahahahaaaa!!!)
(ps. he looks trough the line on his face)
July 20th, 2006, 05:26 AM
Dad spent a lot of time in his workshop. We kids would fall asleep to the comforting sounds of his late-night tinkering and the familiar smell of Dad's ever-present Black Gold pipe tobacco. We dared not interrupt his work....ever since Mom left he'd been a bit more reclusive than usual. We were used to his 'projects', but this one had to be special. One night, Dad woke us up from our sleep....
'Kids, meet yer new mom!'
My brother and I were bleary-eyed...and I couldn't believe what I just heard. Was I dreaming?
'New...mom?' ' I blinked with amazement at the....thing....in front of me. 'Wha-'?
'Now see here boys....yer mom ran off with that no-good milkman. On account o' that I gotta keep up appearances I tell ya...besides, she's a looker ain't she?'
He looked at her thoughtfully and drew on his pipe.
'Dad...what does she do? Why did you make her?' I was actually impressed by Dad's clever use of household objects, strange as it was.
'She's an 'android', he said slowly, as if it was an important word. 'I call her Morganica...look, even kitty likes her!' Dad seemed to drift off in thought.
Suddenly he snapped to. 'Jules Verne himself would be proud....lookie here...she brought me a drink! Why thank you, Morganica!'
With that, he gleefully threw back a shot o' sauce and gave us the dopiest grin ever.
We all laughed at his crazy joke and welcomed Morganica, and the future, to our tiny home.
July 21st, 2006, 06:24 PM
Not sure how much i like my entry, but it was a good step to experiment a li'l. I had much fun doing this. Really love the entries so far.
The good Professor was a well respected man, always sophisticated and intelligent. However, feeling lonely at times, he built himself Morganica: a bubbly, happy and cheerful android, which’d never leave his side. Every night before he’d go to bed, he’d plugged Morganica into a giant battery-like device in his lab, along with her faithful dogbot Jack.
July 21st, 2006, 07:44 PM
Here is my final
"Yes at last, my power source has finally arrived, the fragment of the meteor which conveniently fell of the back of that government truck, the last piece of my perfect revenge. Now it is only a matter of time before she’s charged, before my plans are put into order.
Whose designs are inefficient now Hastings?
We would have taken the worlds fair by storm, and finally gotten out grant, but my wife, that vamp, she ruined everything. Oh, she will rue the day she put on her glad rags and ran off with my assistant Hastings, laughing...
and with Hastings!? that bumbling fool, that fool that cracked her perfect porcelain face.
Well we'll see who's laughing now
Laughing when she breaks down their door"
July 21st, 2006, 11:50 PM
I stole the "century" poster in the background, and the textures off the web.. don't know if this disqualifies me, but i had fun anyway.
The cruel irony of life came to the scientist... That same cold, emotionless smile. The lack of passion. His new creation truly was the perfect replacement for the wife he had left... He now knew himself destined.. to share life with someone who would not share her life with him.
July 22nd, 2006, 11:00 AM
The professor was sure he had it. The answer to creating artificial life! His terrible creature should be alive, but somehow it wasn't moving.
"It's horrible! I'm an idiot! I wasted my time on this forsaken creature! I'll never work for the army again, damn them! Damn their robot! Damn their doomsday plans!" he shouted.
While he was furiously looking for faults in the control panel of the droid, he didn't notice the flicker in the red eyes of the android behind him. First thoughts flowed into its intricate circuits. Slowly the creature moved its hand. The electronic brain of the creature began to speed up and questions formed in its metal head.
"What is all this? What is this small being before me? Why is it moving so quickly? Why is it so loud? Can I make it stop?"
July 22nd, 2006, 01:34 PM
Commissioned for the worlds fair of 1939, Morganica was to represent the pinnacle of the machine age and its nobel intention to revive the economy. Sadly however, the beast in man over shadowed his beautiful dreams, and a world wide war condemned her to obscurity.
July 23rd, 2006, 07:29 AM
July 23rd, 2006, 02:03 PM
Of course I had known the bakelite surface of it would be black. Ironically, until I clothed the mechanism out of a strange kind of modesty, the naked truth of what I had done had not occurred to me. What else had I done other than to reintroduce the scourge of slavery to the world? I was overcome with a rage of self loathing and fled the room. (Final)
July 23rd, 2006, 08:18 PM
Great entries everyone! I had to enter this one.
Don't think I'm going to add much to this. This I think is going to be my final.
After tearing apart his old busted 1930's Philco refrigerator, Doctor Henry Jabbas finally found a perfect torso for his robot. It was at last alive!
July 24th, 2006, 12:55 AM
just in time!
Golden as heavean, Morganica could not tolerate becoming the mad scientist's maiden. She deserved more, she deserved the real world, not just being his Roman ages fantasy. "Liberate tu te me ex inferis" she remembered herself. "Save yourself from Hell". So she ran.
July 24th, 2006, 01:56 AM
He couldn't believe his eyes. Ten years he had toiled to create his masterpiece. Revenge would soon be his! But first he needed more...
Something quick and fun. Thanks for the interesting topic.
July 24th, 2006, 02:48 AM
hey here's my entry... I went for a lot of art deco, some erte, and Chiparus sculptures.. wanted to get that bronze look
July 24th, 2006, 07:59 AM
Here's my effort after not drawing for a very long time. I apologise if the greyscale is wiggedy whack but I did this on an LCD.
July 24th, 2006, 02:33 PM
The golden sheen of her skin became shinier the more I handled her. The friction from my hands had, over the past several months, slowly polished out the flaws in the metal. Morganica, my experiment; my replacement for the child my estranged wife and I would never have. Perhaps if I'd payed her as much attention...
Put the childlike mechanism down. I'd taken to cradling it in my sleep, like a child's affectation, after the first month. It was always there the next morning. Refill the absinthe glass. Drain it. The small steps are necessary since she left. Just concentrate on what's in front of you, and keep sucking on the greenish bottle. The speakeasy barman swore it was the thing for the job.
I can't tell if I'd given Morganica two eyes dissimilar size, or if the absinthe had started working halfway through the second bottle. I'd tried to measure them a couple of times, but the jaws of the calipers seemed to open and close jocularly of their own accord.
Forget the glass. Can't find it anyway; just get the bottle and stumble off to the bed. Oh, wait, she took the bed with her. Figures. The baby's room--would have been the baby's room--has a small bed in it. That'll do. Make my way through the stale air and mustiness to the bed, and try to drain the last half of the absinthe. I must have dropped it somewhere on the way here. Scrunching up on the bed brings sleep...
I wake to a noise I can't remember. Oh God, my fucking head! I try to pry open my eyes against the weight of the light coming from the lamp in the corner. Didn't remember turning that on. She must have come in to get some of her stuff, and couldn't wake me, so she left the light on. Probably left a note somewhere. Go look.
Blocking the doorway to the hall is a diminuitive golden child, closely clutching a stuffed toy. Morganica? The absinthe must have had something in it I hadn't bargained for. What...?
She clanks a step closer to me, round, red-lensed eyes brilliant with the reflection of the lamp; almost teary. She clutches her long-haired toy closer to her, rubbing her cheek against it affectionately. As she does so, the toy turns in her arms, the long hair falls back, and rather than the button-eyes of a teddy bear, my wife's slack-lidded green irises stare back at me from her severed head, underneath long, red hair matted with her blood.
July 24th, 2006, 04:19 PM
Um, is this thread still open? I thought it was due on Sunday. Maybe I'll get a chance to Ink this...
July 24th, 2006, 05:11 PM
Yeah, I'm like a day late... sorry, but I thought I show you guys my take on the topic, since I've already started :}
Morganica with prototype jetengine, produced by Heinkel.
In 1934 the American scientist Jacob Morgan immigrated to Nazi Germany, because he felt sympathy with the Nazi ideology. In Germany he started to work for the secret department of Military Science. Morgan's field of expertise was Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. In 1936 he developed the first prototype of a machine called "Die Morganika", named after himself.
Adolf Hitler himself gave Morgan free reign over the project. Morgan's goal was to produce the perfect soldier. In 1937 the testing was finished and the first operational "Morganika" was a fact. It was immediately deployed to take part in the Spanish Civil War, where it secretly fought along side the Spanish Facists.
In 1938 Morgan's labolatory was destroyed by the British Secret Service. All documentation was said to be consumed by the fire. Morgan got assasinated a day after the attack. The British furiously searched for the Morganica and late 1939 they found it hidden near a military airfield. It was destroyed by the famous British agent, nr12, after a memorable fight.
July 25th, 2006, 04:42 AM
i'm on it now.
such a difficult task... i'm very low on time and i find it so hard to decide what goes up and what not.
i feel lik ejust taking all th eentries and see about my work.
sory for delay - in 5 days changed 4 hotel rooms, 3 cities, one apartment, one car, 2 countries.. twice... , took a man into a hospital, been to 3 parties, lots of meetings, and took 2 offroad trips.
Slept... few hours - lots of red-bulls.
I would have done this yesterday as ussual but the CA was down when i had the time for it.
Now... deciding is SO hard... i feel lik elookng at the entries th ewhole day - but i don;t have the time... ,my appologies if i screw up.
July 25th, 2006, 09:07 AM
Looks like I didn't make it to the poll again T.T woot...
O well, congrats for the ones who did ^^
As for the votes, I only give one. Hard choice though. It was either Trevor, Migsta or Supervlieg.
I think Trevors is still a WIP though. Migsta had a great piece but I really liked the concept of Supervlieg.
So Supervlieg, there you go.
I'll be waiting for the C's Oblio, thx in advance
July 25th, 2006, 09:54 AM
Voted for Migsta, Carotello, and Main Loop. All great images.
July 25th, 2006, 01:13 PM
LOL ok. it doesn't matter if I'm not in the poll.
Nothing to be sad about.
For those who did make it on. Congrats.
I voted for Migsta and Mainloop.
Some other where also cool but then I could just vote for everyone.....
Anyway see yall next time.
July 25th, 2006, 01:38 PM
Tough choice here...
Migsta- One of the top contenders. You got a real nice smooth way of doing your work. I couldn't help but notice the metropolis look to the robot too. Still a very solid design.
trevor- You got one heck of a design even if it isn't complete. I gotta keep an eye on your sketchbook when you complete it.
shadoman- Classic! The gun and hat seriously cracked me up. Nice design and piecing together the whole thing. There is some nice detailing going on here.
Eriboss- Unique design by far. It's pretty interesting how you choose your layout. You android almost look like it has parts of its body that are human.
It is almost in a way creepy.
Landauart- Haha, nice touch on the bottom. This robot has that sort of gangster look to it like the one done by shadoman. Nice simple tones.
NukleoN- You got so many things to looks at in this piece. I honestly didn't notice the cat on the first look. Very cool touches and just a very fun piece. It looked like you had alot of fun with it. By the way, am I seeing things are is that supposed to be a "Masons" symbol by her waist?
Cookiedough- For some reason the "Jetson's" kept popping into my mind when looking at this. I think the choice of using the black&white was a smart choice. I really do like this piece though, it is nicely stylized.
GriNGoLoCo - Nice funky colors and style. This piece really jumps out at me.
Main Loop- Your layout and design is spot on. Just the way your present your piece is slick. I'd say out of all the pieces here yours is likely the most professional looking.
Art2- This piece screams movies like "The Rocketeer" and "Sky Captain". If you put more work into the metal and body this would of likely been the winning piece for me. I hope you work on it some more. I just think the browns are too dark. It is an awesome design and you presented it with pure classy style. This could easily be a poster for a movie or comic book cover.
Supervlieg- you got my vote. I couldn't resist your take on this and the whole crazy looking scientist and evil robot. The thing that sold me with this piece is that wicked face on the robot. I can't stop looking at it. Nice illustration.
Artifex33- holy crap that is creepy! That is one evil little robot you created. The severed head looks like it could maybe use some work. It looks blurry to me.
July 25th, 2006, 02:17 PM
I went with Migsta and Art2 simply because if there were a hypothetical movie that was to take place in the 1930's and feature some type of android these are what I would expect to see.
July 25th, 2006, 04:13 PM
Hey Oblio, thank you for taking my piece to the poll.
I really couldn't find the energy to finish it Sundays, because with this heat it's hard to be creative...
Trashy, MasonL, thanks guys!
Brown too dark, eh... I made this on my laptop, maybe I should check it on my regular computer. Brown was supposed to be close to nazi shirt brown.
I always wanted to add the scientist in the background, but ran out of time (before the thread got closed, heh)... think I'm going to work on it some more.
July 25th, 2006, 04:26 PM
i went for migsta, art 2 & nukleon! great job guys.... if trevor had finished his....
July 25th, 2006, 10:25 PM
Thanks a ton for the votes...there were some great entries and I definitely had fun creating my piece. :D
Trashy: Thanks for the comments! The waist symbol isn't Masonic (that I know of), just a stylized M...but good eye. ;) Glad people are spotting the kitty too hehee.
July 26th, 2006, 12:32 AM
err... where's the next topic?
July 26th, 2006, 03:33 AM
Thanks for the comments and votes y'all!!! Alot of great stuff here, can't wait for the next one!!!!
July 26th, 2006, 04:02 AM
Really nice contest, and really enjoyed doing it!! My vote went out to supervlieg, you seem to have a natural feeling for lights and shadows in your scene. Cool concept and composition too. My credits go out to Migsta, Mainloop and Art2! Way to go guy's!
What i wanted to mention aswell is why could anyone just vote multiple times? I think you should just vote once, so your vote just really counts you know? You cant just go and vote multiple presedents ether?? :P
Everybody did a great job! Thanks and really lookin' forward to the next round!
July 26th, 2006, 04:13 AM
Dayum... I like Trevor's art deco droid best but it isn't polled :/
Also really liking Main Loop, Eriboss and Migsta's entries.
Great work all.
July 26th, 2006, 04:23 AM
I voted for Mainloops and Migsta's, out of the two i favor mainloops concept is a very unique concept that works very well. Migsta i liked your concept but Mainloop gets my overall vote even though i voted for you both. Migsta your execution was excellent.
July 26th, 2006, 05:19 AM
Voted for Supervlieg, lovely design, mood and render.
2nd: Main Loop
lovely entries folks! Good round..
July 26th, 2006, 07:17 AM
Thanks Trashy for the comments and to anyone that threw a vote my direction.
Great work guys. I think that this was a hard topic for some, including myself, because of the lack of technology at the time to really do some of this. But that is why it is concept art. It doesn't HAVE to exist.
I voted for MainLoop, because I just loved the style of the piece and the clothing was proper for that time period.
I also liked Migsta, Supervlieg, and Trevor (damn you for not finishing that piece).
July 26th, 2006, 09:09 AM
i voted for a few people, hard to distinguish a clear winner because of such variety.
i wouldn't mind knowing why i entry wasnt accepted though.
July 26th, 2006, 11:34 AM
Android vote went to Migsta.
1930's vote went to Cookiedough.
July 26th, 2006, 01:11 PM
I wonder why surfacemonkey entry didn't make it to the final. I love it the most although it was very many great pieces. I like the boldness and humour in this entry. His android mocks an attractive woman image in a very funny way. Sure he used some rough technique, but like it nevertheless and in my eyes it adds to the character. A bit trashy look but still very stylish and sensual.
I like the Main Loop attention to period of time suggested, Robot/ child idea of carotello, strange and innocent looking, even sweet, a tin dress and pose of the MasonL piece, Cookiedough and professor combined weird creation, fuuryoku's graceful dancing pose and flowing ribbons ( and he/she still managed to show the nonhuman nature, wonderful).
I regret not voting for trevor and NucleoN. they are very beautiful entries too, and very expressive.
Thanks to everyone, it was unusual contest in my opinion.
July 26th, 2006, 02:35 PM
thanks for all the votes guys, i wasnt expecting that.... I voted for Migsta, but i liked nukleon's alot, had a lot of charm.. eriboss was cool too, but it didnt seem to fit the brief that well, plus the decoration was more art nouveau than art deco... good job, was a fun challenge
July 26th, 2006, 03:11 PM
cookiedough was my fav by far (way to capture a betty boop like bot!), but i gave out props to a few peeps....you know who you are.
July 26th, 2006, 03:21 PM
my ONE vote goes to.......main loop
i think we may have been on the same wavelength when it came down to ideas
the execution is fantastic
and the design is great as well as spot on for the times
migsta great peice but it looks a bit shiny / slick for my tastes
but i really like the radio design in the gut
oh and thanks to everybody who would have voted for mine if i had finished
had way too much freelance to do
so ill just finish it later in my sb
July 26th, 2006, 03:44 PM
migsta Maybe the best rendered picture here! Great work, just somewhat conventional design.
shadowman I think I´m voting for you - gangster look is a good idea for a 1930s robot!
landauart Strong piece once again! But your name reminds me of Lando Calrissian who betrayed Han Solo - thus no vote for you! Hehehe. Kidding of course!
nukleon: Very cool, I love the little cat hiding out in side the robot! Sweet detail. In fact, probably would have vote for you if I could have made out what the weird thing is on her left humerus/upper arm.
Cookiedough You are my second favorite! Cute piece. Where you going for a Marilyn Monroe homage with the fan? Should have made the robot look more like here though - but it would have been the wrong decade anyway.
July 26th, 2006, 05:29 PM
Thank you very much for the votes, peeps. I appreciate them a lot.
I voted for several people, there were some very strong pieces. I really enjoyed seeing so many different takes of this topic. I think i like Trashy's piece best of all, just cos the fridge is currently my favourite place to stay (it's freakin hot!).
dragon4lunch: The Marilyn homage was an afterthought. In fact, that's my personal beef with this picture, i didn't plan any of it. I just started to doodle her and then decided, 'oh crap needs bg'. Which is why it could've been better in theory, but that's something to battle in the future. And yes, i stuck with the 30'ies fashion, cos miss Monroe is the wrong decade indeed.
July 26th, 2006, 06:49 PM
Nucleon and Migsta snagged it!
July 26th, 2006, 09:25 PM
Voted for mainloop, just thought that was the most visually appealing design.
Shadoman that looks too much like a Starwars battledroid wearing a hat.
July 27th, 2006, 07:28 AM
Armando, not what I modeled it after, I'll take that. Hat and gun were my "Oh shit, I have to make it from the 30's..."
July 28th, 2006, 04:55 AM
ok - feedback time- sory fo rdelay and sory for being short - time is sometimes a dirty bastard.
cool ideea. your piece has serios issues on the values - you can hardly see what is going on - her right hand for example does not distingush from the body. Try to make the piece B&W and see your values again. Also... it seems realy dirty - some more confidence in your strokes will help - construction/structure - try to make your forms more "3D".
you have put a lot of work in your piece. i love th ereflections and all the upper part. your main problem are the edges - if you would take the same ammount of attention that you put in the neck ... to have the same attention at your edges on arms, legs, etc.. you would have a stronger piece.
Some areas seem flat also.
you are comming close yet still your values and forms need more attention.
your colors are very satuated too - but that will come after the value fix ;)
again - here is a lot of work i see. i like the metalic feel - yer .. lighting is inconsisten - make it B&W and you will see.. how each leg and arm has sort of the same light. try to use a single light source for a start.
you look like a confident guy - you just needed to put more effort in it ;)
sensible piece - your values and forms suffer too. see the high contrast in the piece of "chest cloth"... also try not to use black to darken your halftone to shadow areas.
nice approach - you need to be carefull though - son;t use black to darken your areas.. and also.. for the non textured parts - you need to make the form better - values too.
cool guy - it realy needed more work.
what an approach, eh? on a technical side - you need to work forst your porportions and the forms - make sure its a 3d objectin the end. it looks flat and .. proportions are off.
i had a difficult time with your piece - looking at it longer i see an interesting style and all... lots of work. yet.. the first sensation was to disregard the entry and that stuck with me. it lacks the impact and the attention in the rendering.
your overall volumes could use some enhancements... maybe if you go for a more coherent lighting...
powerfull pice - the values are almost there.. i guess just a little more attention for the overall light (see the diference between the top and the bottoms of your piece) would be great - yet as you worked on a bad monitor.. we'll let it go. The structure of your work, the forms are a bit choppy - perspective etc.
sry for al lthe mistakes, typos, and nonsense sentences- i'm really under hure pressure these days. time .. is evil.
July 28th, 2006, 09:38 AM
Oblio, your C's are LATE ! But very appriciated hehe.
I'll work on it I guess, while you find a way to surpass time ;)
July 28th, 2006, 11:50 AM
Thanks for the input. Time to improve.
July 29th, 2006, 01:06 AM
thanks for the Critique - I'll work on it :).
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