I am joining this challenge for the first time. Looks like it would be a pretty thrilling experience. I don’t know whether I am eligible for the awards, but the real thrill lies in the scope of learning a lot of things in the process through an interaction with many veteran senior members. So I am here to experience that. And I would be happy to see the deserving person achieving the award.
Ok, let’s come to the point. Here is my concept:
I am planning of a scene where the ancient time would be depicted through an important event of the prehistoric age. This would be some kind of abstract art. The scene goes something like this:
A desert, sun is almost down near the horizon though it is not the sunset yet. A mystic yellow-orange light spreads all over the scene. An obelisk is standing firm at a distance, the shadow of which travels a long way almost up to the camera.
A mammoth with two gigantic tusks is approaching toward the camera; it is preferably a wooly mammoth. A primitive human of ancient age, or in other words a caveman, is also approaching in the same direction, but a few steps ahead of the mammoth. The mammoth is shackled to its tusks with a pair of very thick and heavy chains the other ends of which are held by the human within the firm grip of his right hand. And in his left hand he is holding an ancient weapon—some kind of primitive hammer.
Technically speaking it is not possible to bring the obelisk, mammoth, chain, and hammer under the same time frame. Chain is an invention of modern age, and obelisks never existed when mammoths and cavemen used to ramble in the earth. Still I am showing them here in the same scene since it is an abstract representation of an ancient theme, the mammoth, the human, the sun near the horizon, the obelisk and its shadow are all acting as symbolic representations. For example, we all know that the entire species of mammoths were lost millions of years ago while humans survived and had gone through radical evolutionary stages. In this scene it is symbolically shown that the human had succeeded to tame the world of other species and ruled over the world since an ancient time—that’s why he is holding the mammoth, the representative of other ancient gigantic species. The weapon in his hand represents the technology which man has started innovating since ancient days when he first learned to lit fire. No other species could upgrade themselves up to this level of intelligence. The obelisk represents eternal time, since it is thought that in Egyptian era the obelisks were used to measure time—much like sun dials. The shadow of the obelisk is covering a long way pointing at the characters of the scene close to the camera also represents the long traversed time since ancient days when animals like mammoths and cavemen used to exist in the earth. The sun is also a part of this temporal representation.
Here are the links from where I collected some concepts about the look of an ancient mammoth:
http://bp0.blogger.com/_NPB3cSpwNKs/Rm1 ... s1600-h/PH
And these links are for info on the looks of an ancient caveman:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... hal_2D.jpg
http://www.edwardfrench.com/Scannedpix/ ... aveman.jpg
http://lithiccastinglab.com/gallery-pag ... gpage1.htm
I am not very good in sketching. I have tried my best to represent the concept of the scene I am going to make in 3D. So please don’t go for the funny look of the caveman …. Lol
. I know he looks horrible in the sketch. But I hope I would satisfy you all in the 3d model of that character. Here is my sketch: