Refined cloth bump in substance / some post work in Nuke. Feeling good on this still and shaders. Ready to drop these materials into the animation and run some low quality renders.
Coming along. Maybe it's time to look into the final background. I might need to do some post work, some changes aren't as strong as I was hoping.
Another side project I been working on, more for look development and rendering. I purchased this model for a class I taught a while back and figure I could see if I can get it to print quality. Had a chance to jump on HDR Light studio to better my lighting and get just the right edge rims around it. HDR Light studio is incredible and I highly recommend it. After messing with the shaders a bit and getting some interesting lighting I ran my first render test. I see tons of things i want to fix but for a first pass I'm happy I was able to see all the main problems. I love when I walk away with a list of things to fix. Original image is 4k/ dropped it to 1k for this post.
Here is an inspiration board of my influences / goals for this image.
Decided to go PRO and begin a thread on this Venusaur project that's been on hold for far too long hoping this will encourage me to finally get 'er done. Using this project as a way to get my modelling/ sculpting game up and get into some fun look development and get some more substance designer / painter practice. Of course as CG Artists we go ham so I'll eventually move into the environment I'm putting this bad boy on.
Here is a reference board for the body shape and details I'm thinking for my Venusaur. Big, strong and heavy on the scales.
I digged through the archives to find one of the earliest sketches i did, and right below is one I did today. Interesting to see how my views on him changed.
Did this sketch today.
Here is an OLD sculpt I left off and already the shapes and forms are VERY weird and not realistic, Look at the size of that head!
I will be visiting this project at LEAST once a week. This will be my project I work on during coWorking nights I host in the bay area. If you interested in joining a couple of artists after work join our meetup