fantastic work. the lighting is very well done, your modeling is superb.
Marsyas, I really love the care that you use for the details of your project.
The pain was worth it, that book looks cool and the idea that she wanted a pony fits really well! Well done!
That's some excellent modeling Marsyas. I like the way you made and textured your book. Only one crit I have is the camera angle. No matter how good the models look, it's the scene, lighting, and render that will make or break a piece.
So far ( without naming names ) I've seen some great modeling and texturing done, but the final scene rendering was such a drawback for me and I thought it took away from such great potential. Think of your scene as a movie and you are the director watching. Think of what's most important in your scene and then to direct and focus your attention on that. Visualize in your mind different camera angles, like for instance the horse. The horse is tall even sitting in the pot. You can use camera angles and perspective to enhance that. He is the main focus of surprise in the girl. Maybe have a camera showing the perspective of just behind or off to the side and slightly behind the horse's head looking down toward the girl at her face from the horse's point of view. You could then use lighting as well to keep the focus on those 2 characters and the book and wouldn't even have to worry too much about creating an elaborate background. I'm just saying this as an example.
Good job though, keep it up
Some work on the Owl.
All those feathers wore me out so probly no color tonight.
Joe Lee's tut for feathers came in useful: http://www.zbrush.info/docs/index.ph...:_Bird_of_Prey
I kept it pretty cartoony though.
threetails: Thank you!
piz: Thanks! I've been putting extra effort--I usually skip details.
John Strieder: Thank you!
dustbin1_uk: Thank you!
-WOODY-: Thanks! I agree about the importance of the render. I'm actually aiming for something simple and classic (hence the square format). I like small vignettes where you can explore the scene. You're definitely right if I wanted to 'jazz' things up though. Also, I think I'll need a simple angle to capture the expression of every character (Horsey will be more than just an item of horror when I'm done).
Very impressive use of ZSpheres, Something that I have never mastered.
I like this piece ,it is very similar to one that I did for the October Shadows art show.
I tried to pack as many Halloween things into one image kind of like you did. I'll probably post it on ZBC but I promised the guy who put on the show that I wouldn't post it until the web gallery for the show was up.
I'm looking forward to seeing this finished. I appreciate all of the work that you put into it.
I continue to look at your work again and again... You are very careful and meticulous... I really esteem your skills! Your mood is very neat!
B R A V O !
It's all coming on very well. I especially like the book and the idea that she really wanted a pony - that's really sweet and gives whole extra meaning to the piece.
More work on the Owl. He's not amused by what he sees.
monstermaker: Wow! Thanks, monstermaker, it's an honor. Your Halloween piece sounds really cool; I can't wait to see it.
piz: Thanks, piz!
Plakkie: Thanks you!
threetails: Thank you! Yes, all renders are ZBrush renders.
Dondemaker: Thank you!
... in other words he's dejected for the Abominable Rite that he must attend, brrrr...!
Very cool Buddy!
who-hoooooo...that owl is great!
nice work. you should have a bunch of politicians doing some insane ritual around it with that 'what the f*** are you doing look'....ie...bohemian grove.
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"Hey, careful, man, there's a beverage here!" ~ The Dude.
Love that owl It is coming along very well.