View Full Version : February 2013 Entry: SeaMonkey Valley.

02-08-2013, 05:41 PM
I decided this time I would take a different approach... and have a little fun with the idea too. I want it to kinda be a wild west theme so I went for a very high level of contrast. My main goals right now as an artist is to try to keep the elements consistent aesthetically so that I can patch them together and make a better scene hopefully withing the time frame. I promised myself I would really try to work on it a little everyday before work even with the move to the new house is coming in less then a week.

Here is where I got before work today.
This is step 1 -
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02-09-2013, 08:10 PM
Updates after working on it during my day off... I will do more tomorrow.

Step #2:
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- Max -
02-09-2013, 08:19 PM
Interesting, I'm looking forward to seeing more.

Freehand 5.5
02-09-2013, 08:32 PM
I like the line art. Nice and clear.
Is this one completely under water - like Sponge Bob's Bikini Bottom?

02-09-2013, 09:30 PM
I like your brushes. For some reason I get a red 'X' when I click on the second WiP. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

02-09-2013, 11:17 PM
SeaMonkeys driving Seahorses :)

....don't want to jinx it or discount future entrants, but this one has winner written all over it.

02-09-2013, 11:49 PM
dat octopus <3

02-10-2013, 07:48 AM
Love the Octopus

02-10-2013, 04:31 PM
Here is what I got done before getting to my house chores! We are getting ready to move across town, and Im not for certain if we will still have internet when we get there.

But I will keep working as much as I can, and keep attempting to do little bits at a time each day.

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im also brain storming some names for locations

1) Seven Arms Stash
2) Shelly's Saloon
3) Clammy's Claim
4) Crab Ranch
5) Barnacle Bogs
6) Giants Flat
7) Coral City
8) Mother O' Pearl
9) Sea Horse Forest
10) Giant Stinging Seaweed
11) Gateway to Coral City
12) Land of the Giants

02-10-2013, 04:58 PM
I'm liking it. Will you be coloring it?

02-10-2013, 08:11 PM
yes, color will be done on this for sure!

Will Brawner
02-11-2013, 05:15 PM
This is so awesome! I like the wild west theme especially.

02-11-2013, 05:31 PM
now i love the whale!!!

8) Mother O' Pearl

I see "Mother O' Pearl" just dont see the sun glasses 8)8)

02-11-2013, 05:45 PM
haha that was supposed to read 8 );

anyways I was sable to sneak in some more drawing in between dealing with this little dogs medical issues, packing to get ready for the move and before going to work!

made some decisions on the balance of some of the areas. I really want to make sure I do a little bit each day and pull this composition together.

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02-26-2013, 12:07 PM
would an admin please remove my map from voting... I had to go through a very complicated move and had no time this month to work on this except the days that I posted...

I am planning on really taking my time and finishing this map, because there are tons of elements that I would like to include... I have gotten back to working on it for about an hour a day as of yesterday, but because of the extreme gap in working on it and all the stress that has been in my life with me prego fiance going to the hospital and my old landlord trying to screw me out 600 dollars to replace 3 blinds and a interior door, I have not been in the right place mentally to work on anything art. I want to include everything in this that I was planning, and then do a respectful job on the coloring.

It is no longer about yall and your opinions on my art, rather its me trying to accomplish a piece of art to a level that I deem successful. I will be posting the finished piece on the regular forum when ever to does get done... but seeing how maybe once a week I have time to sit down and draw, it may be some time from now. I will not be entering any more competitions are starting any more art until this piece. Thank you for the chance to compete with you guys, but I have to for my own personal state of mind complete a project for once....

here is an update for those who care though...

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02-27-2013, 04:57 AM
Hey, sorry to hear you go swamped. Most of us know the feeling. It's not uncommon for someone to have to withrdraw from the challenge so don't feel too bad about it. We look forward to seeing you again as soon as you are in order and able to get back on the wagon :)

I'll look into how we mark this as withdrawn. I know we've done it before. Might not get to it for a day or so though.

02-27-2013, 05:28 PM
Its all good, I guess people can vote on it just know even after the competition I will continue to work on it till its 100%

I got to work on it a little today before I went to work, but with as much as I want to add there is no way to get it done in the timeframe now... I want to do a old school boarder and calligraphy for it still, plus coloring is going to be intense...

thanks for helping though Jax!