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    CHOW#59 - Guest Host: Marco Mazzoni. Topic: Nanotech Gardner


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    Nanotech Gardener


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    Nanotech Gardener as suggested by cognition.sb
    In charge of maintaining a garden full of species that are part-organic part-machine.

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    Sweet, thanks for choosing my topic.

    If anyone's stumped/confused, the whole idea was 'Nanotech Gardener': In charge of maintaining a garden full of species that are part-organic part-machine.

    I assume it's pretty well open for interpretation, though (as usual).

    Cheers!

     

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    Oh, like the older lady in Minority Report! Sort of.

     

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    I'm in. The concept should prove fairly challenging to pull off, so it will be a good learning experience.

     

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanotech

    get the goods on nanotech....we're talkin' micro, baby...micro. or are we? coggy, baby...speak to the masses.

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    The gardner being built/enchanced by nano technology could in other words look just like a ordinary person since nanos are too small to be spotted by the eye but that wouldn't be creative now would it? Something really sci-fi then, eh, perhpas something along the way of star trek 'borgs'? sounds fun

     

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    or maybe the gardeners are shrunk by the amazing shrinkydinkydoo ray to work in their 'fields'...hhmmmm?
    then they're adequate size. lol.

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    yeah, I'm a little confused by the topic, too. the description would be more accurately titled: "cybernetic gardener" otherwise, all of the action would require electron microscopes to see.

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    Wouldn't it be "bio-tech" gardener? I agree... "nano" denotes little teeny plants... or a little teeny gardener...

    ... and I guess if I'm gonna nitpick the topic, I might as well participate...

     

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    Hopefully I can get something out this week... Each week my stuff gets better XD.

     

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    When I suggested it I was just brainstorming.

    My thoughts were the garden is the nanotech part. This doesn't necessarily mean the plants are small. It could be a combination between nanotechnology and organics.
    Also, if you combine lots of small things and you get something big. You're the scientist here, you define what your tiny bots will do. They could well work as a team and construct a mobile feature around the plants, or manipulate them from the inside out. They can do anything you make them.

    The idea was inspired by something I read long ago about experimentation with a partially organic computer that evolved by itself. It was probably fiction, but hey...

    If you're really stuck just make a Biotech Gardener.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon4lunch
    Oh, like the older lady in Minority Report! Sort of.
    Yea, even though she managed purely organics (I think?), that's a fair example of an appropriate character.

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    Regardless, it's a cool concept... many thanks to Cognition.sb!

     

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    yeah, I've got some ideas a-tumbling in my head, I just needed to stop and scratch at it for a moment (wasn't trying to give you a hard time, cognition.sb!).

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    This sounds pretty sick. How can I pass it up.

     

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dragon4lunch
    Oh, like the older lady in Minority Report! Sort of.
    Yea, even though she managed purely organics (I think?), that's a fair example of an appropriate character.

    cognition - yes, I saw the movie twice and I'm pretty sure they were simply biologically engineered crazy plants. But yeah, it's the right direction.

     

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    i think its seriously funny how these things never turn out even close to how i want them to. funny sad ~ always next week



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    bwkeough - yea, no problemo, just thought I'd extend the brainstorm since it looked like the confusion was contagious. hehe

    Cool sketch, Mr G!

     

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    this old timer is the nanotech gardener, he employs the same technology in his plants as he had in his replacement legs

     

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    mrgrumble and Number9, dang you! I wasn't going to try this concept, but you have inspired me to maybe do it. I really like 'em. ;]

    Cool topic, btw. :]

     

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    okie dokie, first pencils towards the fin concept:


    just finished the pencils, how far will I get before midnight?!


    done!


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    Ok, very early WIP. Just wanted to post it and hopefully get some feedback! That means C&C on me. The idea here is that the guy, the big one in the center of the pic, is the gardener and he grows the garden on himself. The nanotech keeps him alive and helps the plants grow. I have a little more detail behind the story, something with stem cells and such and the earth being totally covered with concrete and steel (thus the reason why you have to grow oxygen generating plants on people). But I'll save all that for the final so I can keep this short....um.... yeah.....

    So, C&C people!



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    bwkeogh that looks shit hot! looking forward to seeing the finished piece!

     

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    Ifman - That's a really cool idea, but at the moment it doesn't look like there's much growing on him - just some moss and little trees. Perhaps you could have him engulfed by a huge variety of plant species.

    Also, the pose looks reminiscent of a toddler. He looks barely conscious and/or sedated, more like a typical guinea pig than the actual experimenter. Before you get too far, I think thumbnailing a range of poses would really help.

     

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    Yeah, i am way into this one! My first CHOW!!!! YAY!

    mrgrumbles: lovin it!

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    FINAL



    Nano the Nanotech Gardener:

    Year unknown, after many attempts humans have finally created the first nano-garden and it's gardener (accidentally). The dream to become a god has almost come true.

    The living creature is a crossing between human and flower and is supported by a mechanical suit. The nano-tech gardener is named "Nano".

    During the first few months Nano was trying to understand it's surroundings and understood she was all alone in the world. Even though it cared for the the garden, it seems very bored...

    Even now, all attempts to create more creatures like Nano failed.

    Last edited by KaWaii; February 16th, 2007 at 04:17 PM.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwkeough
    yeah, I'm a little confused by the topic, too. the description would be more accurately titled: "cybernetic gardener".
    I SAY AMEN TO THAT.

    Just think sexy robots and gardening sor something...

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    There are a range of pencil brushes in Painter, there are also some brushes that would be appropriate in PS.

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by cognition.sb
    There are a range of pencil brushes in Painter, there are also some brushes that would be appropriate in PS.
    Thanks, I will look in to it, havent used painter that much at all...

     

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    Wow, there's some good stuff in here already. Sorry 'bout the confusion with the topic. When I read the suggestion a flood of mechanical, botanical images raced through my head, but now that the pencil's to to paper I'm having a difficult time focusing the ideas into a solid character.

    mrgrumble - I have to tell you man, I really appreciate your sketches. Your exaggerated proportions and soft tones work really well together. Just out of curiosity, what leads are you using?

    number9 - The warmth of your peice is great, very greenhouse. Be carefull about the sit-shadow at the guys feet. Right now it's not attached to anything and it looks like he's floating. I would also consider continuing the plant-box thingie to the bottom of the page and adding a darker tone to the side. This would help it look like it's in front of the gardener.

    bwkeough - That robot looks very nurturing. I can't wait to see it fleshed out.

    Ifman1 - Cog's crit is pretty spot on. I would also suggest that you watch where you place your light values. Right now they are pretty scattered and they do nothing to describe the form. Also, if you do keep this pose, you should make sure his legs are both in the same perspective.

     

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    bwkeough: I love it! I had an idea a lil like that but I couldn't think of a good comp for it.

     

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