Thanks for all the comments and suggestions on my last image, also called the Snake Charmer.
I've taken a number of the suggestions and incorporated them into this reworked image, which I think turned out way better.
I changed the poses, added skin shader and spent a long time playing around with the lighting and shadows.
I learned a lot from this image - the most important of which is how much more there is still to learn about this great program!
Thanks in advance for your comments.
Production CreditsDanie - Rituals, by Danie and Marforno
marforno - Rituals by Danie and Marfono
May 20, 2007 11:35:12 pmby Gojira95 Homepage »
DLG- The snake looks great. The texture & pose look perfect. The problem I have with the young lady is the right shoulder looks a little awkward - It just throws the flow off (for me, at least). I know about problems with lights, I'm still experimenting myself, but when you use a background with a visibly bright lightsource as part of the image, your shadows should flow from it, not towards it. I know it's not the 'real' light source for the piece, but if it's there, you need to consider it. Keep it up!! Cheers!
May 20, 2007 11:36:19 pmby swjkie100 Homepage »
Very nice improvements, posing is stellar ^_^ That being said, the "sitting on snake" concept, although generally not well-liked....... Well let's just say I thought it was very creative and although it could have used a bit more "polish", I thought it was a great concept and it could have worked. Who cares if it wouldn't work in real life? What you create is from your own world of the minds eye. Besides, does anyone truely realize how strong a snake of that size really is? *grumble* anyway I know I'm not super popular ^_^
May 21, 2007 3:32:57 amby robin123 Homepage »
Ok love it very good improvements and overall affect is superb one or two bits have issues the right shoulder but this was indicated, the light also there is a slight prob with the left elbow it looks a bit collapsed this sitting on snake thing trust me on this one that size can take a full grown persons on it back it would probably eat you if you did but it is possible LOL the render with the issues is very, very good and I do love it, it is sexy and sensual and well put together 5+ from me keep it up
May 21, 2007 4:37:52 pmby Star4mation Homepage »
DLG :) Love the way you changed the lighting and pose from the original to make a much improved image. The sunlight that bathes her body looks fantastic, and the shadows cast from an off camera lightsource work really well to give the image more depth.