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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1340 on: January 26, 2011, 10:49:22 am
Both have vibrant atmosphere, they feel like real places. Good job.

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1341 on: January 26, 2011, 08:11:12 pm
Thank you! I never ever draw environments so this was a first for me * u * but I've spent a huge deal of time just meditating upon how to draw backgrounds ... so it went smoothly enough.

I think the key points are reading arne's tutorial (seriously) and then observing a lot how all colors in the world reflect and how they're affected by different light sources.

For example, the part in the foreground of the post-ap picture where the guard ... rails (?) and ground touch, is more saturated than the rest of the rails/ground, that's because a lot of light bounces between those points and reflects the colors upon themselves, thus parts like that often have more saturation. I got that from observing reality. Observing reality will often make you realize that reality in itself is much more magical than what you usually experience. ' D ' try it!
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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1342 on: January 26, 2011, 08:24:24 pm
Yes, I do feel likewise. Sometimes I look at rippling water for example and I think 'gosh, reality's renderer is really top notch'.

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1343 on: January 26, 2011, 08:41:58 pm
I do the same, and think 'Anders Zorn's renderer is totally ballin' '
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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1344 on: January 26, 2011, 09:12:11 pm
Jad: Great atmosphere. The first pic really has the feeling of a cold winter day... like minus 15C at least. The second pic suffers from the lack of a reference point for scale. Is the conrete wall on the foreground half a meter or four meters tall?

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1345 on: January 26, 2011, 10:00:20 pm
Ah! Yeah, it's true. Well, it's just a color concept sketch after all, so I didn't think about that. If I do something more with it I'll keep it in mind! <3

Also spot on about the -15, I think that was about exactly the temperature outside that day! : D
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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1346 on: January 28, 2011, 11:32:05 pm




Took some photoes with sword then i just photoshopped it using lots of filters and stuff :)
« Last Edit: January 29, 2011, 01:20:34 am by Batlorder »

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1347 on: January 29, 2011, 02:06:43 am
Jad, those environments are very inspiring

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1348 on: January 31, 2011, 05:25:02 am
Everyone should be aware of this amazing art site:

CGhub

Can't visit without getting lost in people's galleries every time. Some breath-taking stuff in there.

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1349 on: January 31, 2011, 10:25:36 pm
Tried mixing pixel art and mosaics.  Pixel art from a doodle I posted a while ago, it's not the best, but good enough for this experiment.



The photo makes it look a better than it does in real life because I sized it down.  Also, my camera is poor quality.

Mosaic squares are about 1/4 inch ( 6 mm or so), the whole thing is a little larger than the palm of your hand.  The small tray holds nine tiles by nine tiles square.  They are also shiny glass, which looks worse than a flat color would.  Too many specular highlights.

This isn't a success, but I'm not sure if it's a failure either.  Have to think on it a bit.

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