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    EOW 160: In the Hall of the Mountain King




    Topic = In the Hall of the Mountain King
    suggested by Rambozo & composed by Edvard Grieg...



    Illustate to this music!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrIYT-MrVaI


    I figure it might be cool to illustrate the settings for this opus written by Edvard Grieg. Now...you can go ahead and stay true to the Peer Gynt vision with it's ogres and the lopping off of fingers if you'd like, or you can go ahead and let inspiration guide your interpretation. What's important is to capture the mood of the music and to represent the title faithfully: a Mountain King's Hall (for that matter, what IS a mountain king?)


    All credit due to the composer:

    Edvard Grieg
    Peer Gynt, Op. 46
    In the Hall of the Mountain King


    - Please specify which image is final when you post your final in this thread! -


    I'm excited for this one. *grabs popcorn*



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    hahaha it came in my mind , "hall of the mountain king" from savatage

    Its great thing to try to illustrate while inspired by a music, probably i am gonna do something

    nice one

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    Fantastic topic. I have images swirling in my brain already. I don't do enough environments, so I guess I should give this one a go.

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    EPIC song. first thing that comes to mind is something to do with a lumberjack.

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    That song rocks, although Im also going to be listening to this to enhance the mood:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeen78Yp36Q

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    Imagine playing this song in the shower - better yet, imagine having sex to this song -

    Wait... imagine drawing the hall of the mountain king to this song.

    = EPIC.

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    "imagine having sex to this song "

    its like 3 minutes long. actually.. yeah hehe
    heres a lunchtime draw, kind of literal i guess, hmmm
    cant wait to see what people do this is an awesome topic..

    heres my suggestion for a tune thats in the same vein..
    also makes me think of godzilla
    ITS COMING OUT OF THE SEA!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26AjWANl7Ug

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    nice shapes kendall

    ok here what i started. In the foreground i will try to imply two figures preparing something (to seem like suspicious characters) because the music gives me something like that

    will try to finish it to some point but i am not sure.

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    That's looking great--both of them. Kendall, I love the outdoors mountain 'hall'--I never thought of that.

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    I imagined the hall of the mountain king as a large cavern with little huts lining the cave walls, rope bridges travelling between them. Here's like 45 min. on that...

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    Good idea and start. Don´t forget the perspective on the huts,
    kingkostas
    Promising start. Dramatic picture. Reflecting the music.
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    Great. I thought It was a photo at first. The colours and shapes are great.

    I try to cut down on the ice. but after a trip on skis I cant resist completely.

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    hm maybe this week Ill give it a shot ^^, suggested once for CHoW to use a song maybe that is why I do fell accosted by this weeks topic . btw Velocity ....the first one looks better as it feels more sublime but add the reflection from the second one ^^

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    Si_swe this looks interesting!!!keep refining
    JanJager beautiful piece mate. I like the contrast of outside and inside and i like the hall thats created.

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    Hello EOW. It's my first time posting in this forum, so have mercy. I badly need more practice on my landscape/environment, so here is my mountain king. This was fun and I look forward to seeing everyone's awesome work.

    (Also I kind of just went more with the title of 'Hall of the Mountain King' because for some reason I always found the musical score sort of comical and I have no idea why.)

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    I’m afraid I’m gona have to sit this one out, I have a few contracts on the side commin’ in on top of work so… I’m glad to read people seem to like the theme though

    Velocity :
    I really like your early sketches here. Colours are great, huge scale, integrating the outdoors, that sort of a geometrical-black-temple-axis that’s startin’ to develop. You might wanna check out the architecture of Santiago Calatrava for inspiration (from an engineering point of view there’s a touch of overkill in a lot of his designs but I quite like ‘em none-the-less), you might get some good ideas for those free-standing arcs. I also like the openness in your sketches but I’ld suggest also trying to find a way to appropriate the land further so as to establish at first glance that despite there being no walls/ceilings this whole area IS the “hall”.

    Kingkostas : I prefer the second sketch as the horizontal beams help accentuate the perspective in the piece, plus it allows you to add some extra details/carvings/whatever when you hit that phase of the illo It’s pretty cool you put the king up high like that as well, clearly dominating over the crowd. Lookin’ forward to seein’ how you deal with the lighting in the final illo.

    Si_Swe : An entire city with the hall hunh (?), could be cool The perspective of the cave sort of bugs me though, I feel like if it didn’t bend out of view at the rear it would help the composition : having an extra point in the distance, maybe an extra bend in the walls to give it an “s” shape, or maybe a small opening to the outside world or something.
    I remember goin’ to the Eisriesenwelt in Austria and thinking holy flyin-f+ck this is cool, Maybe that might be a good ref for the caves, I’ve found a few pics for you on the net but I’m sure you can find a better pic of the opening if you search a little :
    http://www.eisriesenwelt.at/images/g...ontent_101.jpg
    http://www.eisriesenwelt.at/images/g...content_62.jpg
    http://www.eisriesenwelt.at/images/g...content_93.jpg
    http://jezzbean.files.wordpress.com/...ria-custom.jpg
    http://jezzbean.files.wordpress.com/...6-lw.jpg?w=500


    Jager : Great start, the warm vs. cold, camera-view peeking inside ninja-style, spyin’ on the goings on inside, really fits with the music. Euhm, keep goin’ I guess (that’s a constructive comment hunh? hehe)

    PokketMowse : I like the pic, get a good feeling for the wind, the cold, isolation. That works for me, but I’m feeling like the “hall” is sort of an afterthought almost here unfortunately. Like it’s only a visual element placed in to help heighten the mood of the mountain scenery as opposed to being the center of attention. I’ld suggest sprucing it up, as Bob Ross might say “give it some little friends” or “make it’s life interesting” hehe

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    First EOW for me...Seriously considering doing this one...hm...

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    so not much but getting started ^^ first EOW ever is a bit thrilling for me ^^



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    Awesome topic! One of my favorite classical composers. Heres what got so far. Right now, I'm trying to get the light to seem like its coming from the side like it peering through some mountains. A tiny thrones is going to be tucked away under the skull too.

    Velocity : Awesome concept! I really like the arches!

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    Jager : Looking good! Would like the see some more light on the throne to pop it out.

    PokketMowse : Nice! I'm liking atmosphere in this. Keep pushing it.

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    ~Twig thank you very much !

    small update added water and trying to nail the lighting



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    I'm still a bit new to the whole environment gig...Any suggestions for how to push my piece would help me greatly.

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    lovely work everyone!!!
    PokketMowse- The work seems finished at some point. I mean now u can either keep up polishing , i mean keep up playing with the rendering, or the other way is to make big changes in the whole depiction of your idea( and usually thats why these thing is important in the beginning, so that u can have an awesome piece even from its skeleton)
    I cant seem to find other way to keep playing with it , and already it looks nice. Maybe play more with the sky back there
    Partisan-Nice start mate, keep building
    ~Twig- mate i already love this a lot.Keep it up, lovely colors and stuff

    thnx for the suggestions mates, i will try to keep up mine, even though i am not sure. Have to do some other stuff

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    Yup. My mountain king's a fat, drunk, dwarf.



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    awesome work guys!!

    i wish i could paint enviros. im gonna try to paint some studies, maybe itll get my noggin moving!

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    thanks kostas ^^, feeling quite intimidated by twig ^^

    so here is an update



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    nice stuff so far, really diggin twigs. hopefully i can start up tmro. finally landed a job at a game studio.

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    yay more

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    really struggling with this one

    I feel its important to create something hat reflects the music, but its hard finding something that'll suit my illustrative style, instead I find I'm finding that its a realistic approach I have taken, which doesn't sit very well with the music.



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    great work mates,
    loakers beautiful maze

    here some more progress in mine, i am also not very sure with some things
    anyway all this its a good training

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    Velocity: You're going some steps away from the typical Ideas. I really like that!

    Twig: I like your idea most for now. It reminds me on a card from the game "Magic: The Gathering" but I can't remember what card it was, the only thing I remember is that it is an artifact card that allows you to draw one more card every upkeep (for the Magic players in here, maybe someone can help me remember.)

    kingkostas: Yours looks most finished for now. Nice to see that you're one of the most active guys I've seen in the last few weeks.

    Loakers: I really like yours right now. Looks really environmental in that way, that I can go through it in mind. Like it would be a dungeon in a computer game. Cool!

    vrt: I like your piece, but I'd like to see more details on the rocks your king is standing. Do more environmental work, try to not focus on the king or the entities. Anyway it's cool!

    Partisan my friend, I got more the idea of a light in a slot. A little lightspot coming through your walls of stone. I really like the way you are painting. Your techniques are damn good for your actual level. That's worth very much!

    BTW: This is my first attempt to get involved to EOW

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    great round so far!

    here is my approach. I thought of a big excentric hall, partly abondened for the mountain king like in the image posted by vulgar, I need to do refinements though...

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