Utla and Apprentices at Merlin's Crossing by perpetualrevision
gerberc 12:40PM | Wed, 04 May 2022
Beautiful setting and your characters fit in perfectly! Personally I prefer the wide angle version as it shows more of the setting without loosing focus on Utla and her apprentices. Excellent work!
perpetualrevision 2:31AM | Sat, 07 May 2022
Thanks so much for the comment! I like the new feature that allows you to include more than one image with a post, so that viewers can decide which they like best (without the poster filling up the gallery with variations on the same theme!) I have some scene ideas that really need a wider camera angle, pulled back to show more scenery, and maybe I can convince myself to do that if I also plan to include a view that's closer in on the characters :-)
Gisela 12:56PM | Wed, 04 May 2022
It's a beautiful scene and lighting. I have Koit and Puntik too but I've never use them, I might be learn from you and Kelchis3 to do fantasy scenes.
perpetualrevision 2:34AM | Sat, 07 May 2022
I'm quite sure you can do some lovely fantasy scenes! Your soft lighting and composition skills are well-suited to the genre :-)
poser4me Online Now! 1:37PM | Wed, 04 May 2022
Well it all looks good to me. Wide and tight camera shots as you know are just as important as the subjects in a scene. Nice work.
Giana 2:17PM | Wed, 04 May 2022
colour me crazy, but my first thought when looking at this was : that's a game i'd want to play
i am already wondering what ingredients i will need to find, beg, borrow or steal, who i will have to speak with to progress in my quest, what things i might learn along the way, lores of the 'country', etc. love it, and i'll say it again 'i wanna play that video game!!' hehe
perpetualrevision 2:38AM | Sat, 07 May 2022
I absolutely LOVE this comment, Giana!! You totally brightened my day :-) I don't play RPG type games much myself, but my wife plays a lot, so I'm familiar with the kind of things you might want to do with game characters like these! I esp. love the idea of playing these characters on some kind of quest to gather ingredients to make spells to solve various problems, as opposed to having to do battle with any bad guys! I played Oblivion for a while, but I spent most of my time gathering ingredients for potions and storing them at the add-on manor I purchased (in order to get the horse that doesn't die, if I recall correctly). I only fought off bad guys when they took me by surprise, and I've always wondered why game makers don't offer non-violent versions of the games they've created in such beautiful worlds!
CoolDimension 3:19PM | Wed, 04 May 2022
I love how you gave them all different personalities and show it through their actions. Great work!
perpetualrevision 2:41AM | Sat, 07 May 2022
Thanks so much for the insightful comment! I feel kinda bad for making Koit a bit of a dopey daydreamy apprentice, but perhaps he brought that on himself :-)
mifdesign 5:45PM | Wed, 04 May 2022
Lovely composition, superb environment and lighting, brilliant render. Exquisite Artwork. I love it!
Could you please provide an image or a link to an image so we may have a more clear picture of that kind of light you wish for your scene?
perpetualrevision 2:45AM | Sat, 07 May 2022
Thank you so much for the comment! I think the bright sunlight I got in this render is headed in the right direction, but I want it a bit brighter without being overblown. I've used a lighting setup similar to this one with the medieval marketplace I want to use for "market day," but it doesn't work as well with buildings as it does with nature scenery. I use an infinite light as a sun and an HDRI image on an IBL light (which is faster than using an HDRI sphere and rendering with IDL enabled in Firefly and produces about the same results). I've gotten some tips on bright sun light from Molly and poser4me, but they use Superfly, so I'll keep working on it in Firefly!
madame 6:33AM | Thu, 05 May 2022
This is a very lovely composition, great setting and posing work... excellent render too !!
perpetualrevision 2:46AM | Sat, 07 May 2022
Thank you so much! Nursoda's characters are so fun to work with!
perpetualrevision 2:50AM | Sat, 07 May 2022
Thanks so much for the comment! I think the sunshine worked out OK in this one. Not sure why I can't get it the way I want in other settings, but I'm working on figuring it out :-)
Flint_Hawk 11:29AM | Thu, 05 May 2022
You have found the perfect characters for this lovely setting & the differences between the apprentices are so well portrayed! Fantastic work!
perpetualrevision 3:01AM | Sat, 07 May 2022
Thanks so much, Flint_Hawk! I feel kinda bad for making Koit seem a bit like a dopey daydreamer, but then again, it's possible he brought that on himself! Puntik has always seemed the more studious of the two :-)
Radar_rad-dude 3:18PM | Thu, 05 May 2022
Marvelous results with this fantastic setting! These characters seem to fit in so very nicely! A most delightful and charming scene! Many fine praises from me!
perpetualrevision 4:26AM | Sat, 07 May 2022
Thanks so much for the comment! I've done a few scenes with Utla and her apprentices, but I keep thinking I should work up a bit more of an actual story! Or maybe the occasional scenes tell a story well enough :-)
MeInOhio 8:09PM | Thu, 05 May 2022
They both look nice. The second is more panoramic. The hanging vines are more noticable.
perpetualrevision 4:31AM | Sat, 07 May 2022
Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my recent art :-)
artdreamer 12:32PM | Sun, 08 May 2022
What a nice cheerful creation, Utla always has such a nice expression on her face I think.
MollyFootman 10:11AM | Wed, 11 May 2022
I've little to add to all that was said above although I disagree with the first opinion which liked the wider angle picture better; I prefer tighter images of the characters for the most part. After all, they are the story but, in the end, that's just a matter of opinion as to which is better. In visual story-telling I often mover from scene setting wide shot to a more focused shot so... =)
Bright sunlight looks pretty good, here, really. =/
Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed viewing!