GRANDPA'S CABIN by Tablesaw ()
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Made this image for the 3D section of the Christmas contest, I did spend a bit of time on it and thought it would do fairly well and it did come in 5th. I'm far from being a selfish person or a sore loser and prizes or money don't matter much to me as I create free models as often as I can. I am a bit disappointed that only nine people thought my entry to the contest was worthy of their vote. Made this image with Vue 6 Infinite, ZBrush and photoshop.
Image Comments (47)
This is beautiful indeed. The set is very well built and put together. But I would say there is an inconsistency between the high quality of the set, on one side, and the characters and sky on the other. The sky looks a bit like a photo and the tree and house seem to be "cut" against it. I'm sorry if it's not the case, but that's the feeling I get. Similar applies to the characters, as they seem to me 2D element, more noticeably the dog. The lighting overall seems a bit inconsistent as the main light source doesnt seem to be the orange warm sun but rather some cold blue light on the back of the camera. I understand that if the sun was the only light source, the house and characters would be hardly seen so maybe you really needed to use a second light source but maybe you should make it not as strong as you did. This might have the added advantage of not making the 2D as evident. Sorry for these "improvement points" but if I wouldn't like this scene I wouldn't bother on making these remarks. Anyway, these are just my humble opinions.
Very illustrative rendering-- which I don't think does as well as photorealistic for competitions. I wouldn't worry-- supposedly it took Picasso 70 years to learn to draw like a child. IOW, it really is in the mind of the beholder. I think your illustration harkens back to an earlier time. It's interesting, because I find I get the most comments from realism, not from technique and illustrative renders.
I also don't agree with Rutra, as I told you in an IM, this is the best one of the entries and should of won first place! It is an outstanding job, and should be framed. The colors are just so beautiful and reminds me of a Thomas Kincaid painting!
OHHH MY! How wonderful this is. If I was looking for a really Winter Christmas Picture, I sure would have choosen this one. It is indeed so beautiful.. exactly what I mean a Holiday painting should look like. I am not member of the 3D Forum. If I was and saw this, I would have chosen it. This will be one of my favorites.
This is really gorgeous! Looks like a Thomas Kinkade style painting! I agree the votes in the comp were very low - the winner only got 20 and considering how many members this site has it's very disappointing. Shame you didn't win because imo this is the perfect Christmas card image!
A few have asked how I get that painting effect using Photoshop CS3. This is not a one click method and can take hours to get where you need to or want. Being a traditional artist its as close as I get to actual canvas painting these days. Once you save out your image (I save in png) you open Photoshop and you will be using two tools. The brush tool (soft brush) set at a size of about 7 to 10 px and sometimes smaller or lager when needed, set on the "overlay mode" and the dodge tool set on the highlight range. I begin to concentrate on individual areas or objects...adding colors (in overlay mode and not normal mode) I will also highlight areas using the dodge tool using either the color white or black if I need areas darker.(exposure set at 6% to 9%) This way I begin to bring out the colors in the sky or the snow. Sometimes instead of white or black I use other colors as I did for the snow using shades of blue in the shadowed areas. After some time you begin to notice a softer look to your Vue image and you stop when you feel you have reached where you want to be. There isn't a rule here...Stop when your happy with the result. I hope this can help some who would like to experiment with Vue and Photoshop. Thanks for all your positive comments.
How in the world did I miss this? It would have gotten my vote ten times over!!Next time you post in on here and include a link to the vote site.Thats the problem no doubt!I adore this and your attention to detail always gets me.The snow on the plants and the reflection of the sky in the water,so many things to enjoy here.Even the snowshoes against the cabin.Just fantastic Mike and I could not disagree more with Rutra.If this were anymore 3D it would be snowing on my screen!