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    I discovered Paul Bonner`s art recently but I have never seen the painting you were inspired from. Any idea where I can find more of his works (except his site)?

    The details add a lot to your model`s quality. Unfortunately I also see some problems like the proportions, already mentioned above and the horse`s feet. The front ones have a strange curvature and the muscles look off in most of the places. Also, I think it would be a good idea to model the hair and the tail of the horse in ZBrush.
    I hope you don`t mind my observations, I`m trying to help because I like the model.

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    yellow is better but not perfect, and now you have to change the red part, okay? jajaja you can do it,

    Viking081909.jpg

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    Default interesting!

    Im about 50/50 on this sculpt. I think your character looks really good, from what I can see. The horse is a different matter. I think you've made some improvements along, but you have some more to do. You really need to look at how muscles flow. Thats your biggest problem with the horse now. the back area is really bad if you trying to go for a realistic muscle look. I would love to see more shots of your character. the hair on the horse tail doesnt look right in the last render. I thought that the hair in the first render was better. did you change any settings for the horses hair? keep up the good work. You"ll get there.
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    yeah, the muscles in the back legs. with the tail and mane, try refering back to the painting... see how long the tail is? really long. almost to the ground, looks pretty cool too i think. and the mane is a tad too kept, or rounded and fluffy. could be more stringy or scragly to add realism. the resizing of the head looks perfect. the reigns, i dont have a problem with them. maybe if you added some fine texture to them. give them some material. silvaticus, who commented on your hair has some really nice models. he has alot of texture in everything and it adds alot of depth to the model. you should check his stuff out. its inspiring. your almost to the end of this model. top page worthy once finished.

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    silvaticus: Paul Bonner is great! I actually bought his art book and that's where I found the painting I used for reference. It is on his website though. It took me awhile to find it but there are tabs on the top of his gallery page that have more work in them.

    marvel_modeler & marvel_modeler: Yeah the next thing I'm going to tackle is the horse. I'll probably be doing a total re-sculpt. I never resized the horse's tail hair after I changed the proportions so that's why it looks strange in the new render.

    Thanks again!

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    i dont think you should resculpt the entire horse. it looks fantastic.
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    Here's a little update. I did some more sculpting and I even painted a quick diffuse texture for the horse in zbrush. I tweaked some more proportions and I'll still probably go back at some point and detail the hoof area a little better. oh and yes it looks like the horse is on steroids. I also posted a screen grab of the vikings head.
    ZBC_THUMB03.jpg
    VikingHead082309.jpg

    Horse_Shaded082309.jpg

    Horse_gray082309.jpg

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    Goooooood

    It's got that "fantasy" look, looking at this picture I feel like I'm reading Conan

    I like it black & white, render is good!

    Keep up good work!

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    abishai: Thanks!

    So here are some renders with proportions changed on the horse and character. I also got the Viking into his pose a little more. I think for the final I'll have his head leaning against the spear.

    mjolnir: Can you find the mjolnir?!


    ZBC_THUMB05.jpg
    Viking082409.jpg

    Viking082409_02.jpg

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    I think that the horse has much better proportions now.

    One thing - horses tail - if you want it to look real than make it real

    http://images.google.pl/images?q=horse%20tail&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozillalfficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=pl&tab=wi

    some google images - generally hairs in the tail should be thiker and stiffer than any others in my opinion and not as much fluffy as you did.

    And I think taht billow of the horse is to high.

    Overall - great work.

    Another horse: http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...y/Calypso4.jpg
    Last edited by suder; 08-25-09 at 01:53 AM.

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    Excellent work, look forward to the final.
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    found these - thought might be useful.

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    Horse_anatomy_posterior_view.jpg
    Horse_anatomy_hooves.jpg

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    suder: WOW! thanks! that's going to help a ton.

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    People are being a bit overly harsh on your horse. Depending on body fat, and what muscles have been worked out the most yours is not completely unrealistic.

    To me it looks like you have the major muscle groups down. Yeah there's some tweaking you can do but overall it's a very good model. I did agree with the size of the head, which you fixed. But there are a lot of different breeds out there. It's always good to use reference, which I am sure you have, that you can point to and say "this is is what I was going for".

    Keep improving it but also know that you've done a good job. Your Viking is really nice too.

    I think that with what you got, you could put together a very nice presentation still if you focus on materials, lighting and composition.
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    Everything is looking real sharp. Great job

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