very nice atmosphere in the wooded piece a few posts back .
perhaps you should consider where the sun is more in these environment pieces. there seems to be a lot of blowing out in random spots in the clouds. the places that are blown out should be indicative of the lightsource. plus shadows =)
DANKA: Danke! (you must get that all the time on here...)
donkeyslayer: Thanks for looking in, fella! Yeah, I'm very guilty of over exposing the sky randomly in order to cover up the shortcomings. I'm using that crap like lens flare! I'm still learning what's what with environments and hopefully will become less reliant on cheap tricks as I go. Thanks for the focused crit - it's much appreciated.
Here's another one I started at lunch and finished in the comfort of my own domicile:
Call0ps: Thanks for looking in here. I'll keep trying with the enviros...
Here's some stuff from the last week.
This was supposed to be done for IDW but I didn't get it done in time. I was really eager to try a 3d overpaint after watching Coro's gun DVD. It took a while to do, but I really enjoyed it. It reminded me of all the days I spent playing with Lego as a boy...
Here's the thumbs:
I got the Blade Runner Final Cut DVD a few weeks ago and have been digging my way through all the extras. The featurette on Jordan Cronenweth (Cinematographer) was particularly cool. Here are a few studies I did. I'm just trying to get a handle on the palettes and mood. I swear every shot in that film is a work of art.
Shame on you for not finishing that harvester in time! The final looks really cool, top notch Any chance you saved the progress for a tutorial? Hope to see you in future rounds of IDW if not, so I can keep bothering you with that question
The Blade Runner stuff is nice too, I totally agree: I was watching with eyes wide open through the whole movie
top stuff carver, good to see you progressing so well on so many different fronts. I love the economy in the blade runner studies. The harvester is ace!! That last enviro is working much better now too.
TheGnoll: Thanks, man! I'll keep plugging away... Also, your making great progress at the moment - keep at it!
yoitisi: Yeah, wished I could have finished in time. I'll definitely give the IDW another go soon, though. Tech stuff is great fun. As for a tutorial, I'm not sure how much insight I could give. Really, I just applied the techniques from Coro's gun tutorial to the vehicle so I'd feel a bit of a charlatan if I did a proper tut myself (plus I'm lazy). I've attached a gif of the layers in photoshop. I could write some words to go with it if the steps aren't clear. Thanks for organising a great activity.
cakeypigdog: Cheers, Jake! I hope you get some snow on your trip. Toodles!
MonkeYoakum: Hey! Cheers for looking in!
tmyohlaing: Thanks a bunch!
AlexC: Yeah, I think I'm enjoying myself. In between the constant feelings of self-doubt and disappointment I think I occasionally and briefly achieve an emotion which could be called contentment. . There's not a great deal of difference between director's cut and final. The real treat is in all the extras and deleted footage. Hours and hours of nerdy little goodies. You should check it out.
Skeiff: Right back at ya, fella!
myalias: I think maybe I should do a bit more of the tech stuff, but I think I need to be in a certain mood to do it. Ta!
newman: Cheers, Ben. Hope you are doing well. Surely you're about due a visit to Nottingham?
Here's a gif of the harvester:
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Skeiff: Thanks again, man. I used Maya for the modelling but any 3d app will do to be honest. It's mainly simple polygons with a couple of nurbs for springs and tubes. The only other important capability for the application is that you can do simple renders and ambient occlusion (the second rendered layer).
MonkeYoakum: I think in this instance (and most of the time) I'll use either a greyscale or mostly desaturated layer as an overlay. I was just trying to break up the cleanliness of the render a bit. Glad you like!
Chupacabra: Hey, thanks for looking in! You've got a really diverse range of great work in your SB. Cheers!
Right, been a bit slack this past week or so. No excuses - I'm addicted to The Wire... I've started on another heavily 3d vehicle concept but it might take a while to finish it off.
Here's a couple more simple Blade Runner studies. Time to put some stuff into practice, I guess:
Some thumbnails for a traffic cop who will pilot the next vehicle I'm making:
Quick version of the ostrich bike/pursuit mobile:
Some fun (self-indulgent) little silhouette doodles:
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great stuff dood, lovin all the thumbnals and i really want to see the ostrich thing, always great to see your design process very nice work wih the BR shots, nice job for achieving the same atmosphere
Cheers for the replies, all! They're much appreciated.
Diego: I'm just trying to cover a few bases (mostly I vary things because I tend to get bored quite easily...). Thanks for looking!
TheGnoll: The Ostrich-bike is going on the back burner for a while - couldn't stomach another long stint in Maya outside of work. It was the amosphere I was trying to replicate with the Blade Runner shots(no pun intended) so it's great if you think I got near it. Cheers!
RandAlThor: It is indeed a great film. Cheers, fella.
Hive_minD: Heh! It's nice to rock. I'll keep right on with the posting...
MonkeYoakum: Yeh, I'd buy an ostrich bike...
maxetormer: Great to see you in here, mate! Glad you like!
rupeshtalaskar: Thanks very much.
viramz: Errh, I'm really not getting anywhere near where I want with the enviro stuff, yet. But thanks for the encouragement. I'll get stuck into 'em again in the near future I reckon.
Kian: Hey Jon! Cheers for checking out my stuff. You've done some forkin' wonderful pieces lately. Just remembered - I never got back to you about that Manchester meet!! Really sorry about that. I think Cakey, D-Baker, myself and some of the others are going to have a little meet-up (probably in Nottm) in the next week or two. You should come down if you're available. Should be good fun.
Right, here's some more beets and peeces.
A quick Sargent study:
I picked up a biro for the first time in ages yesterday and doodled some funny little creatures. It was great fun. I think I'm going to try and do more non-digital work as I feel like I'm doing the same stuff over and over in PS at the moment...
Some head studies from Corbis etc:
A little no-brain speedpaint:
That's it for now. More soon.
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