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Entry for Alperen Kahraman ( emptyparenthesis )

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Milestone: Final Image
Date Submitted: Friday, 19 May 2006
Title: Butterfly Invasion - Final Image
Notes:
BUTTERFLY INVASION

Begining is something’s end...

When “the journey begins”, the routine ends. This image is the work as i wish for ending a routine despite i know which will never. The never-changing is;

“Nature put the rules
Human break it...
This is the nature of the human”.

When humanity started to change the nature, it created itself. Changed more to become more "human". By the time, chemical disasters, nuclear wastes, wars, technological researches, concrete occupations were bringing the nature to an end. There were no possible breathing for earth.

Humanity realized that terror but too late. It tried to keep alive the nature by their same troubling ways. By the high technology. The earth was a bionic evergreen from that moment...

Natural selection developed very strangly after that. People's inability were growing day by day. But Nature was growing assertively... Gaining consciousness by the time and becoming strong against human.

Finally , vengeance was Nature's...

Reverse-invasion started. This may be called as choice of the GOD or chaotic fertility or natural selection or coincidental formation or fate... Who knows the result is evil or good. For both side. And what's side?...

Here by the context of this fiction, i depict a scene that a human is changing by the conquest of butterflies which are defined very innocent, weak and beautiful by the human also describes the human coming against the earth | nature | itself.

This journey happens in a new age. The main human figure will set up a new life with his new form of organism. The man at the backside approaching to the front who is a kind of a leader of these butterflies. The epic question appears at this moment... What will they have a journey for...? To save the humanity or to save the nature...? Which side do you prefer? No possible a “reasonable” way?...

Actually the opinion of the concept is about to my aggressive expression to humanity that annihilates pure nature. There is a subject at spotlight here the place I live that; most of the very beautiful pure coves being destroyed to build hotels and holiday resorts. I felt so bad that, there will stand no place that human charges by its own nasty creation. Of course, this is not a new thing but results are starting to achieve. Animal species exhausting fastly and global warming approaching effectively. I am afraid about demolishing life in the future which everything belong to, icluding human.

If I begin to analize the image visually; the man at the back is a figure as sembol a part and revenge of the nature. But he is a "human" too... Humanity is bringing it's own end by itself... There is too much paradoxes as they reveal at reality in our mind. Butterflies are invading this human...And changing him to be a part of the nature as we can see it at the arboreal thing on mouth...There are three eyes now at the man... there are too much points at the eye of a butterfly and he is becoming a semi butterfly,nature part,human,mutant or something else...same as what we do to the nature...And more eyes...He will realize the fact...He will see better now...what we did!!!

The man in the middle is, guide and master of those butterflies.There are small holes on him and butterflies come out with cables in his body,under the cloak...The small circle holes evocation to the circles on the wing of butterflies... He is approaching to the front one. This is the “approaching end" for humanity... This is a scene that we dont know exactly what's happening... As the front guy don't... As we wont...

There is the light as in the cross-question room from the top of the head of a criminal... I wanted people to query theirselves for their crimes to the nature...

Also one more point about human that I reflect how small is human… I like to reflect this feeling at my works. But here human is both small and big… Big, because it causes big results that’s not possible to turn back… Small, becouse irremediable results effecting itself and nothing to do…It’s more than “small” in the face of the eternity… Human always forget the fact that, it has a very short time in this life… A very short life… Just like a butterfly you know.

I would even like to symbolize the waking up nature by the sun showing its shiny face at this dark and hopeless world through the clouds… I lived that scene many years ago and I realize the life!..:) yeah,really, it was a great experiment…

Before I forget I want to remark, in the image the most beautiful thing is flowers to see…If they are not there, this image would look so miserable as an emotion.

All those details which I couldn’t touch all of them are meaningful to me and I tried to execute my concept by. I tell some of those things before at my posts and now writing them here again…

For my progress and stile, you see it is quite disengaged and paint-like work. I like to show the shapes and good detailed tastes with many brush works and strokes. I don’t finish all the areas of the image. I find a point to focus the composition. I used photoshop as utility and a wacom pen as equipment. I am not trying to reach the most realistic visual. I mostly recommend to illustrate, paint or draw by the reflection of my pure skill… Actually this image is the result of the quite basic photoshop.
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Milestone: Final Coloring
Date Submitted: Friday, 19 May 2006
Title: Butterfly Invasion - Final Colouring
Notes:
Unlucky and Fool!

When i submit an image, I flatten all layers and i resize it to smaller proportions as you do...I did the same for my last submit...Then i exit the Photoshop program and when it asked me "do you want to save"...Guess which one did i click...! I realize this when i open the "psd" file many days later...with a shocking situation of course...Now, for my image;

I dont have any of the layer, i have a small size image and... i dont have a copy... And i have skilled very much about being fool or absent...

I just only could do several detail and changes for environment light and shadow here...


So i couldn't do most of the things i wanted... I give up...This is the final colouring and final image...

This was a great challenge that i've learnt too much in a very short time despite I am new at CGs...

Very glad to watch all your works in the challenge and how they are developing...

And... So so many thank you for your valuable and kind advices,comments and crits...

Finally the appreciation to the CGSociety for this succesful competition...

See you again...:)
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Milestone: Coloring WIP
Date Submitted: Friday, 12 May 2006
Title: WIP 5 / Just Before Final...
Notes:
I estimated again some parts of the composition.Many changes and new details also. I defined to use some brushes for the ground and fury area on the men. There are huge rubbles now and the guy at the background is coming closer from top of the hill with his butterflies...This is more similar to my concept drawings...I don't know why i put it that far before...
And there are some changes on the front figure too. He is bigger. His face is more detailed and shiny. It looks as so much light burst but i like this influence.
thus...
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Milestone: Coloring WIP
Date Submitted: Sunday, 07 May 2006
Title: WIP 4 / Environment - 2
Notes:
Some changes about environment.I wont submit about one week. But will follow posts.
I add one more junk tower at the back little bit far. Applied some differences the one at the front. Darkness at the background. Some particles where the light reveals.

Thats all for now.Then I am begining to final colouring.
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Milestone: Coloring WIP
Date Submitted: Sunday, 07 May 2006
Title: WIP 3 Environment
Notes:
I preferred landscape in order to achieve some environmental development. The man at the back is coming from a long distance for now. A large mass of rubbles covering land and some junk also. Meaningless ruins standing around.A path what we see the men with butterfly wings ahead, reaching out.There will be a tree and some flowers at front which has an adverse relation with environment.So i decided composition and will begin to elaboration.
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Milestone: Coloring WIP
Date Submitted: Sunday, 30 April 2006
Title: The Invasion of the Butterflies Colouring Stage 2
Notes:
I applied some colour channel changes on human. His hand is much more uderstandable and right anatomicly. Some changes about light and background.Actually still there isnt too much thing at all...
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Milestone: Coloring WIP
Date Submitted: Saturday, 29 April 2006
Title: The Invasion of the Butterflies First Colouring Stage
Notes:
Started for colouring...So this is the first stage colour processing at photoshop with big brush sizes and no detailing, showing the light behaviour at the same time...But i didnt decide true colours yet and no backgraund also.
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Milestone: Line Art
Date Submitted: Friday, 28 April 2006
Title: The Invasion of the Butterflies Lineart
Notes:
I couldnt realise whats "lineart" first. This was a new term for me and i couldnt understand because of my limited English.

This is the Lineart stage before colouring i executed about 20 minutes.
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Milestone: Concept Sketch
Date Submitted: Friday, 28 April 2006
Title: The Invasion of the Butterflies sketch
Notes:
I wish to clear my challenge page and start again. It seems too much dirty because of my amateur mistakes and mind changes...But i enter this challenge to learn.I think i learned too much but first "stability" at last...Here as a restart,this is the sketch.,Here lineart is coming after.
Actually this is the final drawing of my opinion.I like it too much that i return it back. We must do what we like...

The invasion of the butterflies starts again by the first journey.
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Milestone: Concept Sketch
Date Submitted: Thursday, 27 April 2006
Title: The Soldier Resting After War
Notes:
Again,again,again...a concept sketch...
I changed my mind and work.There is too much time for this.:)

War ends,journey begins...
We see a soldier resting after a great war. He has a shocked and stunned statement on his face.He may be alone,he doesnt know yet but he will think what to do after this chaotic situation. | on the challenge-event page there is a reccomendation about to use small creatures.Here, i wanted to express how SMALL is human... | Finally, i wanted to say the words that references "Fallout" game ; "War Never Changes".
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