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    I dont know if I will have enough time to finish...But I'm going to try!

    Here's some thumbs...not sure which yet...may try some more....

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    Hello everyone,

    I was recently motivated to get back into (concept) art after wasting much of my time playing video games, and not spending too much time drawing / sketching. I came across ConceptArt.org, and I was blown away by the work you guys make! Absolutely stunning.

    Anyways, I really want to pick up on art again, and to improve my skills, i'll try to join these weekly themes. I love the challenge, and hope i can learn alot from you guys.

    About the theme; My initial thought when reading the theme, was the vehicle has to be amphibious, rough-terrain vehicle because the planet surface is made up of streams, as well as harsh rocky surface. Therefor, I thought about a basic car design, with big high-temperature-resistant threaded drums which serves as both wheels and floatation devices.

    However, crossing a lava-lake, you do not want to get a 'flat' if you only have 4 'wheels'. I figure, the more floation devices, the better. These 'drums' are threaded, so that it has traction on both the rocky surface, as well as the high-viscosity lava.

    Each drum will be connected to a seperate suspension system, so it can easily cross over uneven terrain. The overall look of the vehicle will be low, with a big surface to stabilize the vehicle when travelling over molten lava.

    Unfortunately, my tablet does not function anymore, so either i'll have to fix it somehow, or purchase a new (used) one. Untill then, this unfinished block-model to explain my idea is all i can show you.

    IDW # 205 : Alien Lava Vehicle

    Any feedback is welcome, positive or negative. I join this challenge because I want to improve on my art, so evey bit of advice i can get from you guys is helping me out.

    Thanks alot in advance!

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    my idea

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    Thanks for the feedback!

    Zelda-Geek: Very nice looking little UFO car. The illustration is really charming too. Hope you manage to finish it.

    DNVN: I like the scale-fish-like look of the design. The composition is not showing off your design to the fullest potential though. Maybe you could show it a little more from above.

    xingdesign: I like the tripod Idea. I think It would look stronger if the three legs extended directly from the cockpit, but perhaps you wanted that precipitous look?

    8smoku8: I think it's looking really good. My only crit would be that the wheel/paddling thing at the back is out of perspective with the rest of the car.

    ControColpo: Hard to give you anything constructive based only on the wheel design, but it seems like it could work. Hope you manage to fix your tablet.

    Didn't get a lot done this week, but I managed something tonight (thanks for extending the deadline Pixie Trick). I mixed some elements from my first thumbs and tried to imagine several kinds of vehicles designed after the same principles. Not sure about wich one to choose though. I'm probably going for the bus, since it's looking very big and macho

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    And a color thumb for the illustration.

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    Obstfelder Thanks for the crit, i really need to plan things out better, i love that last update by the way i get a good feel of the world and vehicle.

    Last update from me not really happy with the colors, need to get back to study's

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    Hey everyone,

    Here's my progress so far;

    IDW # 205 : Alien Lava Vehicle

    I kinda like the overall shape of the vehicle so far, but it might have a more human design, like humans build it.

    Also I fixed my tablet, so I tried to sketch it into an environment, but i do not really like the overall feel of it so far; too saturated i think. And I do not like the composition. I'll try to move stuff around later this week.

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    man this is an awesome topic. I wish that I wasn't so busy this weeked, I had a cool idea for it, but I just don't have the time to put in on this.

    An Industrial Designer who likes to pretend he can paint.
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    first ideas

    IDW # 205 : Alien Lava Vehicle

    but.. lava is a high viscosity fluid ( i imagine it almost solid ) so the next step from a boat propeller is a drill or a very fast vehicle that can glide like over it like a hovercraft. I assumed Aliens' technology is at our current era and similar to ours, no antigravity engine or sci-fi stuff, more like our automobile industry developed on a different enviroment, no wheels but drills

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    what i'm going with

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    8smoke - Love your design, would love to go speedboating in a lava stream

    obstfelder - I really like your design. you obviously thought hard on the 'wheel' design. it seems like it'd really work in high viscosity fluid! i really like your colors.

    DNVN - your lava powerboat looks awesome!! really like the scaled design of the hull

    r3u5 - I like your propulsion method. I was thinking about some type of screw propulsion aswell, but my design started to look alot like one of those tanks from fallout 3... so i scrapped that idea. i like how you implemented the screw design.



    Here's my progress so far. Still messing with the values of the environment and the vehicle... I kinda like the top left of the picture, in terms of colors.

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    Nice stuff everyone, I got totally distracted this week. We finally kicked on the AC here, and kicked out this dumb ass bitch who was driving me crazy, so maybe i can think clear enough to draw something better than weird ass Victorian shit and giant bananas next week! lolz

    Really some cool ideas in here fur sure!! Bravo!

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    I've been following this thread for a while now, and there's some really great work. I particularly like R3uS's, ControColpo's and xingdesign's, because there're some really novel ways of tackling the problem of driving on lava.

    I kinda rushed for this one, so the deadline extension was a lifesaver

    My vehicle (a 'bus') uses the heat from the lava to power itself. Water-filled pads are heated up, the steam from which shoots up pipes to the engines, making the turbines go around, which in turn power the thrusters that keep it floating above the lava.

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    where is the FINALS thread?

    and here is my entry, I'm not really happy with it but it will do...

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