Recommended listening: "Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl" by Broken Social Scene
As some of you may know, for each image I post there are usually many (sometimes dozens) of renders made. Sometimes this happens because I want to render a scene from different angles, sometimes because I'll scrap a set I'm working on only to bring it back in some way later on.
I thought it might be fun to show you a little bit of how this evolutionary process works, so here's 11 of the roughly 28 images that went into making my latest post. In the bottom right is the image I ultimately posted (see it full size by clicking here).
-In the upper left (image 1) you'll see the first time I put together her top, (converted to V4 and set up the textures/shaders). This was made in early fall 2007.
-Image 2, made over a month ago, is pretty much where I first developed the pose used. This posing session branched off into it's own project as I tried to see if V4 could lick her own breasts (results are at the other site).
-In image 3 you'll see the first time I started to develop this character three weeks ago(Joycelyn) and the next few after that show her own evolution.
-Rendered last week, in image 8, (the one with the sheep), I first tried to create the summer meadow environment, and after that I put them all together.
Well, now you've seen some of the madness behind my method. I'm curious to know how all of you do things, am I crazy for doing it this way or am I not alone here?
[Comments are always welcome]
Mar 27, 2008 2:30:41 amby jif3d Homepage »
I think this is great, showing us your technique to achieve a hot final !
What ever works for you, in making more kool pin-ups like these, is fine by me and many others I'm sure.
As for my way, I usually have the whole scene worked out in my head, but I do lots of test renders to get the lighting and POV just right, only occasionally do I have to go back and tweak the character poses and re-import/re-texture them into Lightwave.
Way kool WIP collage & ~Cheers~
Mar 27, 2008 3:05:12 amby jdehaven Homepage »
I agree with Jif3D (Jeff) because he succintly pointed out the most important point: That whatever works for you is key in creatng these works of art. You aren't crazy- but gifted, that is the key! You care about your works and renders and as a result create brilliant images like this one-tossing out what you did not feel worked for what you were expressing.
Mar 27, 2008 4:50:21 pmby Thalek Homepage »
Doesn't sound like madness to me. Tedious, of course, but that's what it takes to get it right.
If I might say, the lighting looks a bit more like a high thin overcast than direct sunlight, due to the shadowing and the color of the light.
The image itself is delightful. I wish I had your talent for poses and composition.