ahhhh… back to JarJar. (Yeah, I ask my wife what she thinks of my diplodocus and she says: looks like JarJar Binks. Forever branded, he is.
So… the ArtEvolved sauropod challenge: I hope to do two things. As I’ll be cutting down my ambitions for the challenge due to time constraints, I hope to 1) finish a model and 2) finish an illustration. My goal is to create both a detailed and viable creature as well as an image full of mood. My role models include Doug Henderson and Carl Buell. (I know: but if you don’t aim for the very top you won’t make it through the middle.)
30 minute speed paint. Too much back light on the beasts… and nothing to really give them scale. I need something to lie in the flood plane between them and us, to show their size. Ideas?
edit: darkened them up a bit. Now I need an object for scale…
BTW… hope to get into JarJar’s 3D model tomorrow. Above is how it now looks. Need dermal scutes and color maps… also need to work out a style that isn’t too cg’ish.
Building some dental (and throat) scutes. First I make sure the proto-scute has reasonable uvs… then I go about duplicating and altering them.
Tried a few duplication techniques and subsequently ditched them. Needed organic variation. Still… I lay them out in a line before positioning them on the dorsal ridge so that I can duplicate at least some of them.
That’s about as far as I’ll get today. And.. I want to have them all the way down his back and tail. That’s a lot of scutes! More tomorrow. I hope.