CHOW #307 - Raging Elemental Colossus - Page 4
Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast
Results 91 to 120 of 136

Thread: CHOW #307 - Raging Elemental Colossus

  1. #91
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    65
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Name:  wip4.jpg
Views: 390
Size:  131.3 KB
    Changed the composition and changed the foreground element. Also, I've discovered a new trick. I add a flat black Saturation layer (PS CS5) on top of the painting and turn it on/off when i want to switch to greyscale to check the values. I'm sure I'm a little late on this but for those who don't already now, it's a helpful little trick.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to panama66 For This Useful Post:


  3. #92
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    224
    Thanks
    97
    Thanked 79 Times in 61 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    awesome stuff going on so far guys!
    just more idea for a colossus
    Name:  fire colosus.png
Views: 359
Size:  646.4 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #93
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey! this is my first post here on Conceptart.org, and the first time I'm entering one of the competitions here ;D
    I went for an Earth,Sand type of element. Constructive critique is appreciated!

    Wip
    Name:  Desert_Elemental_Wip1.jpg
Views: 377
Size:  268.0 KB
    Name:  Desert_Elemental_Wip2.jpg
Views: 354
Size:  232.1 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #94
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Hamburg, Germany
    Posts
    138
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 32 Times in 23 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Uh the 3/4 rule might be a problem for me then x) Is it allowed to show less than 3/4 of the design in the entry and supply a character sheet with the full design in addition? That way we would have a bit more freedom in the illustration itself

    Edit: Changed "I" to "we", to sound less selfish xD

    Last edited by Sanjo; November 23rd, 2012 at 07:04 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #95
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,178
    Thanks
    80
    Thanked 372 Times in 230 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Sanjo brings up a good question. In this case, I think that would be acceptable. The purpose of this is to design a character, thus the 3/4 rule exists. So anyone who has a similar final product should think about this as well. In addition, it doesn't have to be a front and back, just a front will do. However, throw in some basic values on it so we can get a good feel for the design.

    Quinn and I will discuss this matter for future topics and make an official ruling on it for the upcoming ChoWs.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Havok Reed For This Useful Post:


  8. #96
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Hamburg, Germany
    Posts
    138
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 32 Times in 23 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks Havok, appreciated I'll do an additional front-view then

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. #97
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    595
    Thanks
    524
    Thanked 1,398 Times in 388 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Great stuff in here. Cant resist the raging elements

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to JanJager For This Useful Post:


  11. #98
    kingkostas's Avatar
    kingkostas is offline Train to help world with art someday...
    Level 16 Gladiator: Spartacus' Retiarii
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    4,764
    Thanks
    6,931
    Thanked 3,157 Times in 1,961 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hello mates, unfortunately i will have to go off home for the next days so i will not have a pc. I will post here whatever i have done but i will not be able to upload it in the finals section. If the moderators could put it, i will be grateful.
    Thanks for the great round!!!

    i tried the different variations but i cant decide now what to do and i dont have the time to properly put them all toghether. So i will have them with the wips.


    so here all in one.

    laterrrr

    edit[forgot to upload the front]

    Attached Images Attached Images        
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to kingkostas For This Useful Post:


  13. #99
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    595
    Thanks
    524
    Thanked 1,398 Times in 388 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    kingkostas very nice

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to JanJager For This Useful Post:


  15. #100
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    2,159
    Thanks
    1,272
    Thanked 1,656 Times in 771 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Kingkostas: Turned at really nice!
    JanJager: LOL, that's pretty hilarious. Don't know if it's intended but I laughed ^_^

    Tuner people, not Turner.

    A mind that wanders so much, it brings back souvenirs.

    Sketchbook -- Blog -- New Music --
    Traditional Paintings --
    The Drawing Dutchmen --
    Book Of Thumbs --

    New Website!!!!!!!
    --
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. The Following User Says Thank You to Pixeltuner For This Useful Post:


  17. #101
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    19
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    participating in the chow is both intimidating and inspiring.

    heres my guy, a volcano elemental.
    Name:  disaster thing done.jpg
Views: 324
Size:  373.2 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  18. #102
    NickyBeats's Avatar
    NickyBeats is offline Registered User Level 16 Gladiator: Spartacus' Retiarii
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Bean Town, MA
    Posts
    4,963
    Thanks
    9,178
    Thanked 2,587 Times in 1,962 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    jager - that is awesome man!!

    kostas - loove the character design solo. looks sweet! love the gills!

    heres another WIP on mine... dont worry im gonna add much more nature stuff to her. this isnt her final design by far...

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    MY SKETCHBOOK!
    Some Sketchbooks you should check out! --->
    (expect this list to change alot)
    Mattinian
    RazorB
    Albino-Z
    MatejaPetkovic
    Cold
    Jama
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  19. The Following User Says Thank You to NickyBeats For This Useful Post:


  20. #103
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Stamford
    Posts
    440
    Thanks
    158
    Thanked 135 Times in 120 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Yesterday I finished choosing the values and colors I wanted. I'm gonna go ahead and take this to final.
    Name:  wip3.jpg
Views: 315
Size:  143.3 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  21. #104
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    OH
    Posts
    12
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Name:  Collosuss_Tsunami.jpg
Views: 295
Size:  292.4 KB Hey guys!! Awesome!! I should have joined this forum a loooooooonnnnnngggg time ago!!! Here is what I have so far. I havent had too much time to work on it. hoping to get some color on it and wrap up my first COW!!!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  22. The Following User Says Thank You to ArtbyAntB For This Useful Post:


  23. #105
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    2,159
    Thanks
    1,272
    Thanked 1,656 Times in 771 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Some more work on ma stonedude
    Name:  stone_elemental_02.jpg
Views: 302
Size:  203.3 KB

    Tuner people, not Turner.

    A mind that wanders so much, it brings back souvenirs.

    Sketchbook -- Blog -- New Music --
    Traditional Paintings --
    The Drawing Dutchmen --
    Book Of Thumbs --

    New Website!!!!!!!
    --
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  24. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Pixeltuner For This Useful Post:


  25. #106
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Italy
    Posts
    291
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked 171 Times in 68 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  26. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to G@m For This Useful Post:


  27. #107
    NickyBeats's Avatar
    NickyBeats is offline Registered User Level 16 Gladiator: Spartacus' Retiarii
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Bean Town, MA
    Posts
    4,963
    Thanks
    9,178
    Thanked 2,587 Times in 1,962 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    this chow is looking awesome. all of the entries are so damn good!!

    MY SKETCHBOOK!
    Some Sketchbooks you should check out! --->
    (expect this list to change alot)
    Mattinian
    RazorB
    Albino-Z
    MatejaPetkovic
    Cold
    Jama
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  28. #108
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    248
    Thanks
    85
    Thanked 18 Times in 9 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  29. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to meeatu For This Useful Post:


  30. #109
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    India/chennai
    Posts
    181
    Thanks
    41
    Thanked 76 Times in 44 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Here is my WIP ... i dunno if it satisfies the 3/4 rule plz let me know ..... so many great enteries so far .... crits appreciated

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  31. #110
    Noun's Avatar
    Noun is offline Saving... Do not turn off the Power. Level 4 Gladiator: Meridiani
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    North Florida, USA
    Posts
    191
    Thanks
    64
    Thanked 92 Times in 42 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    There are a ton of good entries here.

    SeverdHead: I like how near his feet we get a feeling for how it was formed. Actually I might even play that up a bit more by making one leg kind of sunken/still fused with the ground, as if it's still in the process of being created. The basic forms are there, but how can you make it even more interesting? It's basically a humanoid molten magma figure, but it still might need that one characteristic to really make it stand out as something more. I'd actually like to see those growths on his back emphasized.

    NickyBeats: Don't want to nitpick too much since it's not really done yet, looking good though! Might be cool if you added different types of elements to her depending on the elevation--maybe there are trees, leaves etc. lower near her feet, up near the top of her hair is made of clouds/tornadoes, and so forth so that she encompasses a wide range of natural traits.

    vatteh: Great camera angle. I think the moment of action could be shifted somewhat though. Maybe we see a tower of sparks shooting upward from the mouth, or something more definitive that shows how the colossus causes fires. Right now it kind of looks like it's choking on a random fireball. Also, maybe add a little bulk to his torso since it seems too scrawny to support the weight above it (I have the same problem with the legs on mine, actually).

    ArtbyAntB: No real crits, liking it thus far. I like how it's not explicitly raging in the picture, but you can tell he's got the potential.

    Pixeltuner: There's just enough of a face to give it a personality lol. Not sure if it's complete, but looking forward to where this goes from here.

    G@m: Something about the brushstrokes really sell that windy look, I'm hoping you'll keep it mostly like this for the final. Great pose, clear indication of its element. Not sure about the bit of lightning on his right hand. Part of me feels like it's out of place since it's such a minor area in the overall picture, but I can also see how you're trying to subtly hint at an oncoming thunderstorm from the darker clouds.

    meeatu: Keep at it, getting some earth vibes already!

    Going for a machine based water colossus. Something that throws a tempter tantrum every 1000 years and floods entire cities lol.

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  32. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Noun For This Useful Post:


  33. #111
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Russia, Moscow
    Posts
    163
    Thanks
    223
    Thanked 70 Times in 44 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Noun, wow!)) cool idea can't wait to see final result!
    So beautiful works and ideas everyone...
    It's pity that I had no opportunity paint at my pc, I think i wont be able to finish my work till deadline)
    Name:  fire elt2_2.jpg
Views: 265
Size:  266.3 KB
    I've got question, please if you have half a minute: how can I show distance more clear? I always had this problem. Every time I look at your works I can clearly see how you do this but when I start my own pic I just can't show distance and plans and this kind of stuff in my landscapes. Thanks!)

    Sketchbook
    I'm mostly self-taught, please if you have free minute leave some crits for me!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  34. The Following User Says Thank You to Sillirien For This Useful Post:


  35. #112
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,178
    Thanks
    80
    Thanked 372 Times in 230 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Sillirien View Post
    Noun, wow!)) cool idea can't wait to see final result!

    I've got question, please if you have half a minute: how can I show distance more clear? I always had this problem. Every time I look at your works I can clearly see how you do this but when I start my own pic I just can't show distance and plans and this kind of stuff in my landscapes. Thanks!)
    Well, I'm obviously no expert, but I can see several things that stick out. (My Jpegs always come out way too dark )

    There are several elements to showing distance. The main thing you need to watch for is keeping track of your three layers (foreground, midground and background) and the horizon. As things become distant, they get cooler, fuzzier and lighter. As things come forward, they get warmer, darker, and sharper. This is where you need to play with your value range. This can be easily done using the dodge and burn tool, it will help you better establish your 3 layers.

    Right now in your image, you have it too cropped, creating a feeling like the colossus is up against a wall. What is also throwing off this piece, is what is going on in the foreground. There is a very green tree in the foreground and everything receding from it is very warm creating a huge distraction. The tree is in a warm environment, so it wont have solid green leaves, they will be orangish. But if you turn it orange, you lose what identifies it as a tree because we only see leaves. The green is the only thing telling us that is a tree. I would either remove it or make the canvas much larger.


    Another thing is your perspective. I see 2 horizon lines. One create by the volcano and what appears to be where the feet of the colossus are. The other I had to guess using the background hills/mountains. This creates a conflict with your perspective. By making the canvas larger, you can more easily establish your horizon line and fix the perspective issues. With very little background to work with, it creates the second horizon line. I can see that the volcano is supposed to be, kind of, emerging from the mountain side I think? But, its on the same level of the colossus and appears to make him smaller. I would push it back.

    I hope this helps in some way.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by Havok Reed; November 24th, 2012 at 10:24 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  36. The Following User Says Thank You to Havok Reed For This Useful Post:


  37. #113
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    286
    Thanks
    472
    Thanked 180 Times in 109 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Well... I'm trying to push details, as well as the "woodiness" of this guy. I'll also up the evidence of scale (hopefully) before tomorrow. Maybe I'll pull back on the char or change his stance lol... Maybe someday I'll finish one o' these.
    Name:  colossus_img3.jpg
Views: 227
Size:  395.8 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  38. The Following User Says Thank You to MasterTroglodyte For This Useful Post:


  39. #114
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    65
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Sillirien - Atmospheric perspective really helps in pushing elements into the background. Simply put, there is more "air" in between the subject and the viewer so the colours and values look more subdued.

    Edit: This, of course, plays second fiddle to the fundamentals, i.e solid perspective and understanding of 3d space.

    Last edited by panama66; November 24th, 2012 at 12:17 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  40. The Following User Says Thank You to panama66 For This Useful Post:


  41. #115
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    54
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Name:  chow307_thumbs.jpg
Views: 220
Size:  248.8 KB

    A bit late for this. Here are my thumbs

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  42. The Following User Says Thank You to Torres For This Useful Post:


  43. #116
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Berlin
    Posts
    416
    Thanks
    350
    Thanked 115 Times in 96 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by nickybeats View Post
    ....
    this isn't even my final form!!!111 :>

    Sketchbook
    Now crit the shit out of me!
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  44. #117
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    1,506
    Thanks
    274
    Thanked 679 Times in 571 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Really great work from everyone this round, here's an update of my guy.

    Name:  chow2.jpg
Views: 210
Size:  272.5 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  45. The Following User Says Thank You to alexson For This Useful Post:


  46. #118
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    54
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Name:  chow307_char.jpg
Views: 204
Size:  240.0 KB

    My first Wip.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  47. #119
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    451
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked 24 Times in 20 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Nice work everyone. Pixeltuner, love the lighting on yours. Looks awesome .

    So, not gonna lie, I'm not super happy with this. But it's my first CHOW, and I haven't really done anything like this before. Onwards and upwards.
    Gonna render this as much as I can before the deadline, hopefully get some more of a "thrashing" feeling when I flesh the hands out. Made him all ice though, think it makes a bit more sense now.... Maybe

    Name:  colossus-wide.jpg
Views: 208
Size:  53.7 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  48. The Following User Says Thank You to JakeB For This Useful Post:


  49. #120
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    54
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Name:  chow307_char.jpg
Views: 213
Size:  403.5 KB

    On to the final painting!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 2

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •