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Frogster game concept 03 by memod Frogster game concept 03 by memod
Concept from a cancelled game project.

Done for Frogster Interactive Pictures AG
Art Direction: Boris Kiselicki


By now the pieces are almost two years old and I'm definitely noticing mistakes, but I figured I'd show them anyway. I still had fun working on them.

Hope you guys like them =]





Daniel Alekow
www.dancakes.com
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Just seeing it as a thumbnail I could see the composition worked well between light and dark elements. Blowing it up to full size the composition draws you into the details of the image very well with the peaks of the mountains and direction of the boats directing the eye forward into the very gate of the fortified town. The sense of scale is also well defined with the boats establishing relative human scale to better judge distances. The development of the scale and the direction of attention really helps the experience of walking down the snowy mountain pass come to fruition in the viewers mind. Very dynamic.
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First off, just from the thumbnail, this is a brilliant piece. The dark shades of the rock, are pulled off flawlessly. The perspective of this shot, in particular, is a marvel. The slight tile of the camera, makes the scene seem chaotic, like they are anticipating an attack. The little people on the shoreline, show how enormous the scene really is.

The shot is tilted in a way, that makes it seem like it's on a down-ward slope. I love this effect, it seems like I'm staring into the city, nestled by the arms of the majestic mountains. The problem is, that the water in the shot, does not appear to be going *down* at any speed, it seems like it's on level terrain, which is where I get confused.

Either way, it doesn't take away from how immense, and epic this scene is. The two rocks standing tall above the gate, add to the feeling that this village is ready for an attack.

All in all, definitely worth a favorite, and I hope that OP has made wallpaper versions of these, as they are amazing.

Keep it up! :D
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WNaturalism Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Stunning artwork!!! 
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DayDreamOrNightmare Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome. Your landscapes have a lot of emotional impact...:wave:
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So grand!
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altair333 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why is it that these beautiful fantasy games are always cancelled?!
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bugfacegard Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Looks like it would have been an interesting game.
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sweetmarly Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So much details, from the little red flags on the ships to the encampment and the mountains....it's magical.
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memod Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional
Thank you, Marlene! :hug: It was a fun piece :D
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BastiPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Photographer
Würd dennoch gern mal von dir hören, wo du in diesem Werk Fehler siehst. Ich als jemand, der sowas nicht gemalt hat (geschweige denn sowas malen könnte) sieht da nicht viel.

Frage mich daher also, ob du die Farbgebung meinst, die Perspektive etc.
Was würdest du jetzt daran anders / besser machen?
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tinzart Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012   Digital Artist
An absolutely wonderful Vista. :D
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ZuluSplitter Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Das ist echt sehr schön!
Ist von den dreien mein Favorite. Weiter so!
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional
Danke dir =]
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Krizy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, love the sense of depth in this piece. I wish I knew how to use colours as wonderfully as you do :'D
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional
Thank you :aww: Colours are a lot of fun :nod: Although I'd say that in this particular piece they are fairly toned down. :D
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Krizy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
They sure are~ If only I knew how to use them more effectively like you do :XD:
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memod Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional
It's a matter of learning the theory and doing studies =] Without colour picking :d And observe in real life, then you will really start to notice how colours affect everything :nod: I still got loads to learn about that myself :lol:
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Krizy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Auw, thank you for the advice! :aww: Yeah, I need to make time to do some proper studies and whatnot >_<
You seem to have it all down pretty well to me! :XD:
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memod Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional
Haha thanks :D but trust me, there is sooo much stuff that I don't yet feel confident about :lol: But I'm trying, that's for sure =]

Yesterday I finally found time for studies again, it really feels good =]
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Krizy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well as they say, practice makes perfect (I should really take that more seriously though, haha).
Your work is fantastic, at any rate, also quite inspiring! :aww:
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NekoThunder Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's amazing to look at these. Too bad it's cancelled, very cool perspectives and mood. Love it! <3
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memod Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional
Thanks so much, Joyce! :aww: Yeah it's a shame, it was quite fun to wok on these :D

:hug:
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional
Hehe :highfive:
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resinchen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Gefällt mir noch besser als Nr. 2. :D
Und red doch nicht von Fehlern - die meisten Normal-Sterblichen (einschließlich mich) wären froh, wenn sie dein Talent hätten. :aww:
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memod Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional
Ist auch eine andere Gegend im Spiel gewesen =]
Und naja, man merkt nach einer gewissen Zeit einfach, dass man doch so einiges falsch gemacht hat =] Das ist ganz natürlich und auch nicht weiter schlimm. Von daher war es eigentlich ganz interessant, diese Bilder wieder auszugraben :D
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BastiPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Photographer
If you call "mistakes" what I call "a perfect piece of work" then you always do mistakes in my eyes.
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junoknight Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mistakes? :lmao: Such as?
They're great!
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memod Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional
Eh there are several things that I think I could do better today, like colours for example. But still, I'm certainly glad you like it!
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junoknight Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always loved your work, haha. ;p It's great.
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