Began work on an entry for the latest CGChallenge today and I just finished my first concept sketch (Technically a concept model, but my sketching skills are downright embarrasing).
The idea behind the picture is that there is little in the world that is as spectacular as human achievment. Throughout history we have celebrated men of power, men of war, men of science, men of art, and men of verse. We immortalize these men and women by erecting their visages in stone and in metal for all to see.
The scene shown here is to be the unveiling of a statue of Fyodor Dostoyevsky (one of, if not the most, influential Russian authors) in a Russian city to the cheers of tens of thousands. Thus there are multiple levels of spectaularity in the scene, there is the simple spectacularyocity of the statue itself and of the scene of thousands of on lookers. But even more central to the theme there is the life and achievments of Dostoyevsky being represented.
Looking for some comments on the concept and the composition.
“Detail” of the statue: