I thought I would preface my Final post with my thoughts on my entry, my motivation behind it and my experience on this contest.
When I started, I knew I wanted to do something different. I wanted to make a piece that worked outside the boundaries of this contest, and outside of Halloween in general. Something that could work in July and ultimately something I could frame and put up on my wall.
I knew I wanted to make a piece that had some stylization, but that was rendered pretty realistic. And that had a subtle humor. Basically I wanted to make a Norman Rockwell painting in 3d. The more I worked on it the more I knew I wanted to make my piece a kind of homage to his work. If you don’t know Norman Rockwell I encourage you to google him. It guarantee it will be worth your time.
I don’t count how many megs or polys I use, but I used Max and mental ray for rendering the enviroment. I created a base mesh for Frankenstein (tweaked in Max), detailed, textured (polypainting and zapplink), and ultimately rendered him using multiple passes with standard and custom materials in zbrush. He was then composited and tweaked into my max rendered scene in photoshop.
It was a great learning experience, I definitely know zbrush much better than I did when I started the contest, Although I still can’t figure out what a multi marker is for…
Anyway enough of that… This is my final entry, thanks to all who commented and helped me finsh this piece… I’m pretty happy with it.