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    Grumbleputty: Just a quick point, the water looks more like a river than a marsh at the moment, I second Gregnog's idea about putting fireflys in the lantern. ^_^


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    Quote Originally Posted by grenogs View Post
    libertinem: looks interesting so far, but still to early to comment on this one, going to be interesting how you develope this, the lighting could play a big part here. Either good photo ref or even a 3d prog like daz studio or poser could help with the lighting effects.
    Funny you mention that, I was planning to hound my reluctant models into a photoshoot tonight + booting up the poser.

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    Hello guys!
    Well, this is my first time participating in an activity of this forum.
    I'm going to follow the classic path on this. That is about a hero in a marsh with the task of saving the princess before the beast devours her.
    Hope this is related to the concept of the challenge.
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    libertinem: yeah i somewhat become a bit of a daz studio freak lately, i recently installed the newest version and finding it especially good for setting up strong lighting scenes.
    c-rallis: i think the concept is pretty open, and 0pen to interpretation, your rough is looking pretty good so far, and i may sound a little picky here, but you may want to look up the actual definition of 'marsh', from my understanding, marshes are more grassy, similer to the ones frodo crosses in lotr, and any wetland type of land that has large trees would be considered as a swamp.

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    Grenogs, you were absolutely right about the "marsh" definition. Thanks!
    So, I changed the bg and added some color. Still rough...
    Any critique is absolutely welcome!

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    Dile: I dig it, but something about the scale seems off- the figure in the middle distance seems to be on the same plane as the tents further off, so it read like giant colonials (which, incidentally, would be AWESOME). A little atmospheric haze between him and those tents should clear it up.

    c-rallis: Really great creature design, and a classic theme. I think you can increase the intensity of the scene with a more dramatic camera angle- play around with some different vantage points and I think you'll find it adds a lot of energy to your piece.

    Kitten Poker: Thanks, and you're right- My ripples in stagnant water look like a flowing stream. I'll hunt down some reference for stagnant pools and see if I can get that looking right
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    This is a great topic! Might have to find some time to try this one...

    Rob Powell - #3 has sooooooo much potential! My favorite by far! I hope you go with that one!

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    Book jacket illo (young adult range), going for a turn of the century type image, sherlock holmes, great expectations period. i want to try and keep it quite misty and atmospheric, though i'm not to sold on the colours yet. crits more than welcome, be as harsh as you wish guys, i really don't mind

    hmmm.... with or without grass foreground?
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    I think this will be my first time entering IOW here's my first WIP, hmmm maybe not marshy enough yet...

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    Wow! Great stuff ppl! Grenogs, I like the grass foreground. A simple but great addition to the depth of field.
    Taking Grumbleputty's comment under serious consideration, I changed the vantage point. Lowering it actually, made the beast look more intimidating.
    This is the outcome...

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    #3 wins...thnx for all the feedback guys, some promising stuff so far...

    changed it up a bit, made the guy more of a swordsman as opposed to a boring guy with a walking stick, changed the lanterns to torches, and added little floating candle thingies....
    hopefully I'll get to actually painting something as opposed to brainstorming...
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    @grenogs: I really like your first one. It kinda reminds me of Frazetta's "Neanderthal" image in terms of the threatening mood it creates. I think the second one with the grass foreground kind of kills that. Possibly because the grasses almost form a heart like shape it almost seems welcoming. I think the foreground stuff could work if you could figure out a way to have it reinforce the threatening aspect. Anyway, just my two cents. Hope it helps.

    Anyway, here's my first WIP:

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    @defiledvison looks great in such earli stages, deffitnly feel the cross the marsh look forward to how you move forward with it, it's gonne be during night time?

    @robpowell some cool looking thumbs you got going, my favorit would probbaly be 3 and 4 ( for your 2nd post i noticed you chose 3 ^^ it's looking cool, look forward to see you dropp in the colours

    @libertineM story seems very intressting, look forward to how it will turn out

    @Grumblepetty very cool sketch i think one things the sketch has and colour version dosen't is the glipse in her eyes, so much emotion in the sketch but it kinda fell off in the colour phase but easy to fix

    @Dile_ its looking cool, and quite like the selection of "timeperiod" or how you wanne put it

    @c-rallis so much tension and power! i love it!

    @grenrog quite a soft colour palatte choice and personally i prefer the one with the grass in the foreground

    @jonafunart i do the marshland feeling from it, tho i didn't quite fully understand what marshlands really was until a few minutes ago

    @jpacer It feels like your are inviting the viewer to follow them on their journey which is something that i quite liked, wether it was intetional or not that's what when i look at it, can't wait to see the colours pop in

    so many great ideas and inspiration from everyone, i want to deal with some things i find very hard to do, here's some thumbs i have made to try and figure out what i want to go for, i am aware they might not give the into the marshlands feeling fully yet, which is something i will take care of in next update hopefully

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    thanks for the help guys, much appreciated , most likely going with the 2nd image.
    jpacer: weren't sure which frazetta image you were talking about, so had a quick google. And as much as i like frazetta's work, his "Neanderthal" image was exactly the style i don't want to achieve, so thats cool. I think once i start adding the detail to the main figures, i'm hoping it'll make a little more scence.
    snatti: so far i'm steering more towards #3, but that could be mainly because it's not a fantasy piece. As much as i like fantasy and sci-fi art, it is really nice to see something much more modern and down to earth.
    c-rallis: i didn't really want to mention the angle on this one, as i had already mentioned it to some others earlier,lol, but yep, this 2nd image works for me.
    jpacer liking the feel on this one, my one big crit on this though, as i also mentioned on c-rallis original image, at the moment it's looking more swamp like than actual marsh.
    rob powell much prefere this one, looking forward to see how you develope this,

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    IOW #5 - Crossing the Marshes

    going to make a sotry about giant monster crossing marshes, and brave hero stopping it.
    I didn't say it will be original ;P

    just need to find the color palette

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