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09-06-2006, 04:45 AM
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Title: Gemini
Name: Soa Lee
Country: Korea (South)
Software: 3ds max, Brazil r/s, Photoshop

This image of the Twins constellation describes the friendly kinship between two brothers.
This image was based on the setting when they were playing hide-and-seek with friends as kids.
They traversed over the deep woods and hid themselves among the shrubs that no one could find. As their mates turned away after failing to find them, they started singing and playing harp.
As the dusk sets in the late afternoon, their bodies start to emit shining lights and large stars appear over their heads. Angel’s wings then come out of Pollux’s back as he possesses an immortal body. This symbolizes and sheds hint on the storm accidents at the ship was to be named Argo and their destiny.
Lemon inside the basket held by the brothers are the fruits of Gemini, Iris in full blossom in front of them are the flowers of the Gemini.


As I working on this project, I have for the first time implemented a “sub surface scatter” shader (aka SSS), which is a semitransparent skin material.

09-06-2006, 02:59 PM
very beautiful!!

nice work!:thumbsup:

09-06-2006, 03:00 PM
Front page, for sure !
Another cool work you have done ! :thumbsup:
Just one question, how did you make the hair ?

LS Knight
09-06-2006, 03:19 PM
This is not the sort of art that I use for inspiration yet it is so beautiful I had to save it a to my favorites anyway.

09-06-2006, 03:49 PM
How beautiful of the twins!
You can be better!

09-06-2006, 03:50 PM
:thumbsup: .most your works are wonderful.Any thing are very detail .
5 stars for your works.

09-06-2006, 03:54 PM
That is amazing. Very lovely and soft.

09-06-2006, 03:55 PM
Just beautifully rendered.


09-06-2006, 03:58 PM
Wow, this is absolutely amazing. I always love to see "painterly" 3D work, but this is definitely the best I've seen yet. Wonderful use of colour and lighting, and superb modeling too (except for one or two small problematic areas... like the hands and knees... but these are pretty small).

Possibly the best work I've seen on this site all year :thumbsup:

09-06-2006, 04:02 PM
3 stars? 3 stars?.-...

no guys..

i love it!..

5 stars from me :)

09-06-2006, 04:09 PM
This is absolutely stunning!! wonderful work!I love how magical it is..

09-06-2006, 04:16 PM
this is magnificent!!! what a materpiece!!

09-06-2006, 04:18 PM
Great work again Soa~ lovely angels :)

If I may add a crit, I'd say the skin looks quite plastic especially on the body / legs. I think you should play a bit more with specular/glossiness variation, and maybe add a bit off faloff diffuse to simulate tiny white hair on the skin.

09-06-2006, 04:24 PM
Really great work Soa...

No crits... only great!... 5***** from me!

09-06-2006, 04:37 PM
How did this work only have 3.6 star rating? Anyone voting less then 4 stars for this should be immediately banned from cgtalk.

5 stars from me, keep them coming Soa.

09-06-2006, 04:40 PM
Wow. She is one of the best character modeler in the world.. Top 3. I think..

let's bring her to "meet the artist" section...




09-06-2006, 04:43 PM
amazing work!

09-06-2006, 04:53 PM
hmph, he couldn't even fly with such little wings


09-06-2006, 04:58 PM
We didn't wait to long to see it in front page !
So, congratulations ! again !
Maybe some cool award, coming next

09-06-2006, 05:12 PM
Wow , this is pure art , Amazing :thumbsup:

09-06-2006, 05:26 PM
Beautiful, I thought it was a painting!

09-06-2006, 05:29 PM
bow to you once again~~

Is there any chance that I can take a look at your character's face texture?

09-06-2006, 05:56 PM
hey its a great pic.......lovely job....

09-06-2006, 06:01 PM
Fantastic work

09-06-2006, 06:02 PM
Awesome work, wow very impressive

09-06-2006, 06:03 PM

09-06-2006, 06:32 PM
really great work.i like it.:thumbsup:

Hamed katebi

09-06-2006, 06:33 PM
Amazing how you got it too look like a painting! :thumbsup:

09-06-2006, 06:45 PM
very beautiful work you have there! The only thing that bothers me somewhat, is that closeup picture of her face, the left eye has no highlight in it, so that eye looks lifeless or something. Great job though on the atmosphere!

09-06-2006, 06:46 PM
nice work. the fabric is gr8. and the grass looks kind intresting too

09-06-2006, 06:49 PM
You've created another beautiful piece, Soa. Looking forward to see what you come up with next.

How about "Capricorn"...my zodiac symbol? :D

09-06-2006, 07:08 PM
Lovely work. very beautiful girls.:love:


09-06-2006, 07:17 PM
! You are great!

09-06-2006, 07:21 PM
Very Nice!

When I first saw it on the frontpage, my first thought was: "Oh, Linda has a new work up."

Kudos to you for fooling me. :thumbsup:

09-06-2006, 07:53 PM
so fantastic work :love: :bounce:... really really great!!

09-06-2006, 09:03 PM
5 stars for sure :thumbsup:

09-06-2006, 10:33 PM
I love it! :thumbsup:

09-06-2006, 10:38 PM
Another master work. Beautiful.

09-06-2006, 10:38 PM
Really is a work very nice, that incredible the textures and colors..

09-06-2006, 10:54 PM
perfekt. very very nice work.

09-06-2006, 11:44 PM
Again a great artwork from you ! :thumbsup:

Resembles the "Polar Express looking", kind of 'plastic' or 'painting looking' at same time so vivid in color. I know it may sound silly but I feel a sort of 'Christmas' mood in there.
I see the many 'codes' you represented on this picture, as well the great balance and composition.
Looks lovely !

5 stars ! No less.

09-06-2006, 11:47 PM
Incredible image! I think the hands could be refined a lil more but otherwise, really superb.

09-06-2006, 11:56 PM
I too thought this was another Enalya creation when I saw it on the Front page.

The atmosphere is beautiful. You've really built upon the style you had going with your "Europa", pieces. The faces are beautiful and the whole feels like an oil painting. I do feel that the shape and posing of the hands, feet and knees detract from the overall feel. Most noticeable is the left hand of the left twin. The way in which the hand is flexed at the wrist seems very unnatural. You seem to have the bend point at the process on the radius (the forearm bone) near the wrist. The bend should be about an inch further towards the hand. The left foot on the same twin also seems odd, whereby the outside edge of the foot is arched, as if the arch of the foot extends all the way across the bottom the foot.

However, I only noticed these things because I really interrogated the piece for form. My main attention was drawn away from these points.

09-07-2006, 12:04 AM
So detail and so beautiful work as usual!!

09-07-2006, 12:08 AM
Very beautiful as always! 5 stars

09-07-2006, 12:28 AM
A very beautiful artwork. I am amazed at the soft feeling you managed to get with 3d. It certainly looks like a painter image! So very nice. I'm curious though... how did you manage to get such beautiful foliage? Does Brazil help with that?

09-07-2006, 01:11 AM
Seeing work like this makes it worth it staying late after work fixing bugs, and testing software, so that you can make miracles happen....

Chris J.

09-07-2006, 01:24 AM
you people from Asia, you people are lunatiks to detail!
ffs man, this is awesome piece!

09-07-2006, 01:28 AM
this is amazing,like a 2d work~~~

09-07-2006, 01:30 AM
very great work!
i like the color,the face,all of the things in your work.
5 stars from me

09-07-2006, 02:30 AM
good work the skin is so penetrate

09-07-2006, 03:29 AM
I like it a lot. Awesome.

09-07-2006, 03:44 AM
If I were Soa, I will remove the image 1/4 to 1/5 and remove the two sparking fireworks from the top so the main focus will drop on the Gemini.

09-07-2006, 04:57 AM
Damn, girl, you just keep getting better! I love your sensibility for idealistic beauty--we're on the same wavelength in that regard. Your latest works feel almost like what Bouguereau would do if he learned 3D. :)

09-07-2006, 05:27 AM
wow.canvas style.......nice work.

09-07-2006, 06:00 AM
Very nice!

09-07-2006, 06:39 AM
really cute, both of them! I love the David feel to this image :):bounce:

09-07-2006, 06:50 AM
Remarkable!!! Excellent work! :thumbsup:

09-07-2006, 06:57 AM
so sweet and awesome work ! excellent !


09-07-2006, 07:02 AM
master work 5star

09-07-2006, 07:03 AM
Absolutely brilliant work !!!
beautiful characters and great textures, lighting looks great too..
5 stars,


09-07-2006, 07:03 AM
Excellent work!!! :thumbsup:
Keep it!!

Rod Seffen
09-07-2006, 07:28 AM
It's a nice overall effect, but I think you were a bit lazy when it came to the character modeling. The anatomy is pretty smooth and basic, and not very accurate in places. This sort of neoclassical style concept requires consumate display of anatomy skill and knowledge. The lack of figure skill shown turns it into more of a sweet chocolate box image.

09-07-2006, 08:15 AM
I just love your work! it's so detailed and soft. :applause:

09-07-2006, 08:15 AM
Truely a nice render! Very nice! Great colors, theme, composition, everything is pretty much top notch! :thumbsup:

http://forums.cgsociety.org/images/rating/rating_5.gif no doubt! :applause:

09-07-2006, 08:19 AM
really nice job, bravo

09-07-2006, 08:20 AM
I love :> beautiful !!!

09-07-2006, 08:23 AM
Fantastic ... this image deserves 5 stars. I like the soft feeling of the characters... just like angels. ;)

09-07-2006, 08:32 AM
like a master 's painting :bounce: ! i was impressed by the way u model and render the trees and characters

09-07-2006, 08:43 AM
love it ~~

09-07-2006, 09:04 AM
very impressive 3d work,overall the image feels very good
I'd agree with previous comments about the anatomy.in particluar the legs could use more attention.

the faces though look straight out of a Boticelli painting,they just look stunning!,amazing work!


09-07-2006, 10:11 AM
Thank you, everyone. You,all give me the energy to step more. :D

gpepper-Thanks for your prediction. I made hairs using hairFX.

LS Knight-I'm happy you save my work. Thank you!

youfon-I'll do my best. Thanks!

minhha-Thank you,minhha.:)

TwitchyHamster & BgDM-Thanks a lot.

leigh-We have a similar taste. I'll pay my attention to fix the problem you adviced me. Thank you.:D

mantranull-Really? I didn't know that.Thank you for your stars!

Kei-Acedera-Oh~it's great you like it.Your art is so Lovely.

willy517-Thank you.

mv-hi mv. I'm seeing your great arts each time you upload. How can you keep your speed to creat some picture? always amazing! I found the skin problem you said. Thank you very much for your advice. :D

cecio-Thanks for your stars!

niva-It's possible to be someone who don't like this picture. I understand. Your stars are very valuable to me. Thanks.;)

09-07-2006, 10:13 AM
taehoon-Ah! You are flattering me. Thank you very much,taehoon. Your art is also Great!

dt3d-Thanks. I saved your beautiful elf in my disk.:)

Squibbit-Haha.Yes,maybe. If the wings you draw,He could fly. Just baby's wings.

gpepper-wow~I was surprised at front page. Thanks for your cheers.

T.P.-Thanks TP ;)

jfalconer-Really?(I achieved success.:)Thank you!

HapZungLam-Hi HapZungLam~ The texture is similar with Europa. I link it

kmest, elnady, arLutiK, danielh68, irananimator, archerx, Anarchy -Thank you for giving your impression! I'm encouraged by your cheers.

Kickflipkid687-Thanks for your advice. ;)

criminal-I was concerned about grass. Thanks

09-07-2006, 10:15 AM
Jedi-Juice-Thanks for your interest. I'll make Caprocorn some time. don't worry. ;)

JO-animator-Thanks. But They are boys! haha

gega-Thank you,Gega.

mummey-Oh. I am proud of your thought. I respect Lina, and love her art. Thank you!

living_for_cg-Thank you,Ali. Youe nick is very impressive to me.:)

bombeu,anakinbrego, ashrass99-Thanks a lot.

sysgrunge,levent-I'm happy you like it.

Djampa-Yes,I remember the movie's mistake.But I wonder what a sort of 'Christmas' mood means. Thanks for your stars!

danwalker-I accept your comment. Thank you.

Quatermass-I deeply appreciate your indication. I have thought I must have many practice to get the eyes seeing accurate form. You make me to think more about pose. Thank you very much!

inwheel and edoplaza-Thanks a lot. :)

09-07-2006, 10:18 AM
great work!

5 stars for me! :thumbsup:

09-07-2006, 10:18 AM
joshin42-Hi Josh, You maybe know how to make foliage. I used the transparent map of leaf.

AlpineMan-It's a wise saying. Thanks!

pimeto-Many asians around me have a good handy skill.

easy1983522- I like 2D works.:)

HuiTian-Thank you,Hui. your work is also great!

RuanJia-I focused the boy's skin.

gardogg-I'm happy you like it a lot.

dickma-Good Idea. Actually I included the fireworks for their story.

Lunatique-hi Robert! Long time to see. How are you?:) Thank you very much for your opinion. because Bouguereau is my teacher of art. He is a man hundred years ago,but still grand master.

leishman-I want that. Thanks.


Intervain-Because of his face form? I guess.. ;)

Velinov and flaeticia- Thank you, guys

adel3d-I have seen your great art. Thanks for your star.I'm honored.

09-07-2006, 11:49 AM
It's an awesome work you've achieved here. You're very talented. Beautiful piece. Congrats from Colombia :)


09-07-2006, 12:47 PM
Very impresive work 5 from me:thumbsup:

09-07-2006, 01:25 PM
Nice work...... :)

09-07-2006, 03:18 PM
Great picture, like a paint. :thumbsup:

09-07-2006, 03:38 PM
only one word EXCELLENT

09-07-2006, 06:00 PM
It's a nice overall effect, but I think you were a bit lazy when it came to the character modeling. The anatomy is pretty smooth and display of anatomy skill and knowledge. The lack of figure skill shown turns it into more of a sweet chocolate box image.

:rolleyes:Hello, my name is oDDity and I think mighty highly of myself.:rolleyes:

09-07-2006, 06:12 PM
Amazing, Brilliant, and beautiful! :scream:

I don't really know what else to say... other than I am in awe over how beautifull this scene is!

Truly great work.

09-07-2006, 06:22 PM
so cute!!it makes me thinki of my bro.:cry: truely impressive!i want to give you twin stars like the gemini that i never gave to anyone before.LoL..but i realize that you deserve 2x5 stars.ok 5*:bounce: :bowdown:

09-07-2006, 07:13 PM
OMG I saw the thumbnail on the frontpage and followed the link...wow it just takes my breath away!! Truly amazing work.

09-07-2006, 08:50 PM
Soa Lee...as always...exquisite...the attention to detail always so lovely to look at...the faces so sweet, angelic...I'm always excited to hear you have a new piece.


09-08-2006, 01:54 AM
Very beautiful!
Fairy tale!

09-08-2006, 02:49 AM
wow, that is beautiful. are lemons really the geminis fruit? that explains my fascination with them. i thought it was cause i'm mexican, lol

09-08-2006, 03:47 AM
Their face is very attractive, the oil painting style work, supports

09-08-2006, 06:08 AM
wow, thats amazing... 5 stars from me, and deffinatly worth a CG Choice award

09-08-2006, 06:33 AM
Simply amazing the details you put into your models are exterme nice work!

09-08-2006, 06:56 AM
Thanks for the the replies soanala! It takes some serious time to keep up with a plugged thread and you do a great job!

About the foliage- I understand the teexturing aspect, it is really the geometry that eludes me. Did you manually place the geometry or did you use something similar to xfrog?

Congratulations again on a beautiful piece! :bowdown:

09-08-2006, 07:54 AM
hoho very well.:)
But this boy's left leg looks like a little the question.
This is my some individual suggestions .

09-08-2006, 10:58 AM
The tone is very nice, but I feel as though the gold and cloth materials (in particular) are letting the scene down a bit.. The material makes the cloth look too thick to deform the way it does, and the gold just looks.. off.

It's a pity, cause it distracts from the rest of the scene for me.

09-08-2006, 04:47 PM
This is absolutely stunning!! Great job Soa :) 5*

09-10-2006, 10:53 PM
Beautiful. I love the skin tones, so soft and suit the style so well. Congrats, another amazing piece to add to your collection :P

09-11-2006, 02:33 AM
hey~ haven't seen you post for a while. how're you doing? ^^

love this one, it's all very real other than the texture on the legs being a little too smooth. hope you post more :)

09-16-2006, 03:22 AM
I'm proud you for my country.

09-21-2006, 05:28 AM
very beautiful!!!

09-26-2006, 11:50 PM
Incredible. I always love it when artists can create something that looks like a painting but in 3D -- it really shows that just because you work on a computer it doesn't mean that you're any less an artist than any painter!

09-27-2006, 02:23 PM
... awesome kitsch ...

09-27-2006, 03:48 PM

09-27-2006, 07:21 PM
wow ... great stuff :thumbsup:

09-28-2006, 06:47 AM
Absolutely beautiful. Well done. :D

09-28-2006, 10:16 AM
Like A Song...

09-28-2006, 02:03 PM
Amazing piece! :buttrock:

09-29-2006, 02:56 AM
very best . :bounce:

09-30-2006, 02:40 PM
Holy cow, fantastic work!

10-01-2006, 01:37 PM
You great as always! :thumbsup: :D

10-01-2006, 04:42 PM
As usual. Clear work with so many details. I just love it

10-03-2006, 08:26 AM
lovely girl
Great work

10-04-2006, 09:05 AM
Hi, grate render..........

10-04-2006, 12:47 PM
I love your modelling as well as texturing works. How the subsurface scatter works in 3dsmax.:thumbsup:

10-06-2006, 01:38 PM
That's incredible! Really tremendous work.

10-06-2006, 04:23 PM
details are beyond comprehension...

(I am in no place to actually crit this work but complements are not really useful so... 2 things, left characters wrist angle could be a tad steep, left characters foot, in the middle, crease looks a bit sharp.)

mind blowing work.

10-06-2006, 04:55 PM
That's, Really is very beautiful work.

10-07-2006, 03:25 PM
Your work is spectacular. Your image makes me think of the images of William Bouguereau (a French painter of the end of XlX century but i suppose that you know this painter).

10-07-2006, 08:05 PM
great work!

10-09-2006, 05:02 PM
It's beautiful, very nice. The only thing, I might say, the skin shader looks a little bit plasticky, but this is really being picky as your work is lovely :)

10-09-2006, 08:21 PM
nicehttp://forums.cgsociety.org/images/icons/icon12.gif nicehttp://forums.cgsociety.org/images/icons/icon12.gif nicehttp://forums.cgsociety.org/images/icons/icon12.gif

이 사이트 뉴스레터를 구독하는데 낯이 익은 작품이 있어서 타고 들어와 봤습니다.

이미 여러 국적의 여러분들이 너무나 좋은 말씀들을 많이 하셔서 별다른 말은 필요없을거 같네요. ^^;

사실 이거 2번째 올리는 겁니다. 여기 글 올리기 정말 힘드네요. 흑...

소아님 작품에 천사의 앞쪽으로 있는 잔디를 보니 김사장님의 나이스 샷이 떠 오릅니다. ㅎㅎㅎ

그럼 안녕히...

10-13-2006, 01:48 AM
just one word i should say: beautiful !

10-13-2006, 08:44 AM
fantastic work !!

10-13-2006, 12:27 PM
Wow , oh my god . simply amazing work . 5 stars. :D

10-16-2006, 04:25 PM
Excellent work good mood in the scene lovely modelling...

10-18-2006, 02:21 AM
Wonderfull job , I love it !

Perfect composition well done !

10-19-2006, 02:31 PM
I like it !!! What a charming picture!*^^*

10-21-2006, 11:22 AM
how lovely they are!5 stars for me!

10-25-2006, 09:00 PM
Your picture is just GREAT!!!. Excellent work on the composition, the lighting and the color. Taht looks really like a Pre-Raphaelit oil painting. Very beautiful and full of poetry. 5 stars

10-25-2006, 10:38 PM
Great lighting, and depth.

My Work:
www.secretlegion.com (http://www.secretlegion.com)
click "our artist" then "Curt Wiser"

10-27-2006, 07:40 AM
Wonderfull job , I love it !

Perfect composition well done !

fantastic work !!

10-28-2006, 01:44 AM
That is amazing. Very lovely and soft.

10-28-2006, 11:02 AM
Just can't find any words that can describe the elaboration of Soa Lee's works :)

5 stars

10-30-2006, 08:48 PM
the corners of the mouth and the skin complexion and facial structure of the angel to the right really make this something special. Great job overall but A+++ on the things I just mentioned

10-31-2006, 08:16 AM
It's very repret that I can't see you miss lee in shenzhen.I like your works.

11-02-2006, 12:22 PM
why don't post new threads

11-02-2006, 02:35 PM
I like your work ,very beautiful

11-02-2006, 07:46 PM
fantastic work.best :thumbsup: .bye

11-04-2006, 04:05 PM
Hi There,

I am astonished by your work, as a 3D artist myself, I am always trying to find time to create fine art like what you have done. How long did this work take and on average how long does it take to create your art? Also, do you do work like this for clients, and was this for a specific project? It's AMAZING!

11-04-2006, 09:28 PM
Nice touch with the sparkles too...

11-08-2006, 04:58 AM
i love it.... :)

11-08-2006, 07:16 AM
...........great.............i like it ..

11-09-2006, 08:53 AM
Fantastic work, I love the colours and style.

Best regards,
Tom Brazil

12-18-2006, 12:24 PM
Charming smile, I like it! Excellent work!

06-01-2007, 03:34 PM
you done a SUPERB JOB....

07-23-2007, 02:48 PM
this is beautiful. does 3ds max have a way that you can style your character's hair?

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