July 18, 2018 7:30am
So, I decided that this place is better for posting WIPs than gallery :)
I wanted a B.C. Rich in my early teen years. Seeing your model reminded me of those years :). The rapier in the first page is real nice too. I wish I could see the topology of the rapier even though I have some idea how it is.
drgnclw this rapier was remade a bit, so topology from that screenshot is lost. But here is what I got at final.
Highpoly (optimal display with subdiv) and lowpoly
But I think the blade is not very interesting. so here is handle
And highpoly handle close up.
Another daily WIP. Not much time this week. Like 1-3 hours per day. I hope I'll finish it tomorrow. Some proportions tweaking and details are left.
nekronavt I'm loving the skull! This is progressing real nice 😄 Spending a bit of time every day, even if it is 10 mins, is better than long periods of doing nothing and then doing a crazy amount of hours on one day 'to catch up', which never works. So you're doing great, keep it up 😃😎
smurfmier1985 thank you :)
I think I'm done with the skull for a while. I want to switch to other parts of the scene and will do final tweaks on the skull after.
nekronavt Nice cracks 😬 Curious to see what the whole scene will look like! 😄
smurfmier1985 thanks again :) Yeah, I'm curious myself, since I don't even have a final vision yet 😅 I was just like "There will be a skull in here. And some other stuff."
Experimenting with a candle flame shader. This is what I got so far.
nekronavt really nicely done. I love how you made this look. It's really believable.
yyukinoh1989 thank you, I'm glad you find it believable
Sharing some WIP. Slowly, but better than not at all :D
There will be more stuff on this scene, so I'm not attending lighting too much now. It will be more visible for sure :)
nekronavt wow really great work so far . all together its getting awesome . love how the candle has this melted feeling :D also great work on the scull cracks details and on that hourglass .
nekronavt The candle flame looks fantastic. You had to tell me it wasn't a photo. Great job!
nekronavt Wow, that flame...
smurfmier1985 pprocyonlotor yyukinoh1989
Thank you all :) I hope to finish it before the end of the week.
That's, probably, the last WIP for this project. I'm planning to bust samples and render it in full size, but if anyone has some critique - you are welcome :)
nekronavt All the individual elements look great! And that flame... composition wise it's a bit busy, there isn't really one focus point. Try rearranging the elements, changing the camera angle or even removing some elements. Or maybe depth of field could be of help here. That flame though... wow.
smurfmier1985 Thank you for your feedback. I believe mess is a part of vanitas genre, and this scene is not even close to the mess I saw on some paintings :D.
Like this one by Hendrik Andriessen for example.
So I'm not really sure that the lack of one focus point is the issue specifically in this case. But maybe I'm missing some point.
nekronavt the camera angle on this one is much lower, and the mess is more concentrated without gaps, which gives a more appealing picture I think. It could also be personal preference though, dunno what others think :) in the end go with your gut. It's your art piece after all! I'm just conveying my point of view, doesn't mean you have to do anything with it ;) in any case the modeling is very high quality and you should be very proud of what you made! ^^
smurfmier1985 thanks again, yeah, maybe this gaps is the thing. I'll think what can I do with it. And will do some DoF tweaks maybe.
Related to composition,do try to see the elements avoiding its meaning;do only focus in its essence of colour, shapes and contrast. It's like it was an 'abstract image' although it not to be at all.