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02-26-2007, 12:49 AM
Title: Flower Messenger
Name: Jack Zhang
Software: Photoshop, XSI
Flower messenger is my 5th finished work, 3rd after school. She is based on Liu Yifei, a young chinese actress. I started the project sometime around the end of October of 2006, spent five months on it. I used Xsi for modeling, Photoshop for texturing and final correction.
Here I would like to thank everyone who supported me and corrected me during the working progress period. Specially thank all those who gave me great strength to help me finished the work.
Here's the WIP link if you would like to check it out.
And finally, I hope you all enjoy. Thank you.
02-26-2007, 07:46 AM
Wow, she looked so beautiful. I like the dressing and the hair style. very oriental style.
Congratulations! Two thumbs up!
02-26-2007, 08:17 AM
That's pretty nice. I'd mentioned about the hair, it is almost correct for the geometry structure. However, there's still some flaws I discovered.
The forehead hair, near the big ornament at the center, I saw some red and green random color that is not quite natual(may be due to jpeg compression) But I would like her hair color to be more dark with a stronger specularity. And her braids' ends are big off, that didn't hide the junctions between the braids and the loose ends, I will use beads or use strings to wrap them up.
About her headset ornaments, I will limit the use of the color, just too catchy than her costume that she wears.
Her left hand pinky can be improved.
02-26-2007, 08:33 AM
Good work man!!
02-26-2007, 09:01 AM
that's great! i very like this work!:thumbsup:
02-26-2007, 09:15 AM
turned out great, although i would have love to see more time devoted to facial details i.e (under the nose region).
Nevertheless GREAT WORK :)
Keep it up
02-26-2007, 09:16 AM
Very pretty, I like. Some feel at the skin. Refueling
02-26-2007, 09:52 AM
Beautiful, congrats again, it's truly amazing :thumbsup:
02-26-2007, 10:29 AM
Yes, man! I like the colors and the clothes... but you don't want to change the background! He,he! Great work! :thumbsup:
02-26-2007, 10:50 AM
Impressive work ..
02-26-2007, 11:09 AM
You've done an excellent job . Great Colors .
Good Luck .
02-26-2007, 11:25 AM
I started the project sometime around the end of October of 2006, spent five months on it.
And it shows, love everything about it.
02-26-2007, 11:37 AM
hey, Jack. very great work. The cloth is very impressive! 5 *
Good Luck ! :thumbsup:
Very well deserved.. Great final image!
02-26-2007, 12:07 PM
Hi Jack, congrats for the frontpage bro :thumbsup:
02-26-2007, 12:37 PM
I have been waiting for this one
nice atmosphere! Nice expression too, congrats!:)
02-26-2007, 12:43 PM
Hey Jacky !
Grats! I really like the gentle glow on the cloth and the colors! Its your best work so far man. Keep up the good work :P
BTW, the ear seems a little bit low rez compared to the rest don't you think??
I find it much better than your Monkey King!
Level up!!! Great job again!
02-26-2007, 12:47 PM
Top notch man!
Great and skilled work! 5 months and 5 *****.
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02-26-2007, 12:54 PM
Congratulation man..front page..nice job buddy.
see you soon
02-26-2007, 01:13 PM
Monday morning, step into my office, grab a coffee, turn on the monitors and, I couldn't believe my eyes.
Oh boy, what can I say. First, hanks Lildragon for the quick plug. I was expect to see it in 3d gallery in such a short time, and surely didn't expect (yet hoped) to see her on the frontpage. There are four things I really want to get them done: frontpage, choice gallery, get into one of the books and top 7 of cgchallenge. And seeing Flower Messenger on frontpage is very encouraging.
Thanks everyone for your motivative comments, honest critiques. I will continue learning, continue creating, give all I have.
02-26-2007, 01:13 PM
Great job!The texture is amazing!5 stars~Congrats!
02-26-2007, 01:39 PM
Hey Jack. I remember seeing this in the work-in-progress forums. It definitely has come a long way. Congrats on a really nice image and for the front page plug! You should be proud! :thumbsup:
02-26-2007, 02:11 PM
super cool glad to see it on front page an i hopeur work gets a CG choice award an it goes in books ..:thumbsup: 5 stars
02-26-2007, 02:12 PM
Good job for the Front page Jack !:)
02-26-2007, 02:34 PM
congrats on the front page man!!....it's well deserved!!
02-26-2007, 02:38 PM
Yeah man that's really cool, congratulation!!
02-26-2007, 02:49 PM
excellent work man... keep it coming
02-26-2007, 03:47 PM
It came out very nice! Congrats on the front page.
02-26-2007, 05:22 PM
hey jack , you have come a long way since your modeling reel i saw a while back congrats,
also i had never seen your greatest journey entry , i really like that one too.
02-26-2007, 05:43 PM
Nice stuff! I'm really enjoying some of the subtle tone changes in the shadows and lighting on the skin. The cloth is really great, and her expression and pose are interesting enough to draw me in. Good work.
For me, the lips and teeth might feel a little dry, especially compared to the wet gloss of the eyes. Also, the background feels half-done, and the large pink area on the right in the background is taking undue attention away from an otherwise brilliant image.
02-26-2007, 07:56 PM
Damn! Now that is a sweet thing. I think you have amazingly improved over the last year- I think we can all expect great new things from your work. I'm pretty amazed.
now give him an award already.
02-26-2007, 08:37 PM
Love that costume. so cool. Great char and nice lighting too. great job buddy.
02-26-2007, 08:58 PM
She's very pretty and nice.
Great job, continue :bounce: it rocks !
02-26-2007, 09:57 PM
Beautiful! Awesome stuff, great work.
02-26-2007, 11:27 PM
Jack Zhang hit front page! For some reason justice is served in the universe, and all will be good. Watching you improve your work over the last couple of years has been a marvel. As well, all the constructive critiques you give out in the work in progress section is immeasurable. I enjoy everyone of your posts and I hope the fame doesn't go to your head hahahaha Thanks! As well, a very deserving piece....gorgeous!
02-27-2007, 02:22 AM
Fantastic work! Now what would Bob say? :D Sorry, couldn't resist. ;)
02-27-2007, 05:54 AM
Great final image!!Really like it.
02-27-2007, 06:33 AM
not bad at all, Jack, good luck at EAmontreal
02-27-2007, 10:55 AM
Excellent... Excellent work, very very expressive, i like very much, my congratulations, friend....
02-27-2007, 11:39 AM
Oh, how amazing beautiful girl!
I love your work, it`s very realistyc and fantasy in the same taim!
02-27-2007, 12:16 PM
B e a u t i f u l
B e a u t i f u l
B e a u t i f u l
B e a u t i f u l
02-27-2007, 12:30 PM
Fantastic ! :thumbsup: Pretty Girl,Liu Yifei!
and i think the sss skin shade have a little overexposure,but very nice too! 5* from me.
she is beautiful girl, good job.
02-27-2007, 01:37 PM
My mail box is packed!
I couldn't log onto cgtalk yesterday, so all I was doing is keep my hotmail page open, constantly F5 and reading comments.
Many of you are my cgtalk friends who I've never met in real life:There are friends like comic-craig, jedi-juice, machadoj, who were there at my early year, gave me support and strength. There are great artists like AkiraHanzo,MVDB, collings, zhangyang84, who passed great knowledge to me, helped me with my LRP, MK, and LYF projects. Some of you are my former and current co-worker, who watch over my shoulders comments me everyday. And some of you are quite new to me, but I'm sure we can be good friends and help each other in the future.
I thank you all for your kindly visiting, and humbly ask your forgiveness for my following selective replies.
TO Heber: It's been two years, heber, or a year something since our last chat. I use to check all your models, gaze them for hours, try to figure out how you did them. You mean a teacher to me, you helped me reaching today's point without even knowing it. Thank you for your great works, and excellent demonstrations.
TO sokolova: What an honor to have you here, Katarina. Your black rabbit piece is famous. I feel somehow guilty that I can't show you anything more or better. But I will sure keep it up, to create better and bring more joy.
p.s I took Rebeccak's suggestion, got rid of the blue font. That's a color I've been using for six years! (why don't we have a cry emotion here...)
02-27-2007, 01:56 PM
Excellent work !congratulations!
02-27-2007, 02:31 PM
5 stars for sure !
02-27-2007, 02:45 PM
Jewel Like - 5 stars
02-27-2007, 03:22 PM
wow Beautiful I like it!!!
02-27-2007, 04:16 PM
Ey Jack! Amazing! you've finally finished her. It's a big end for all the work and efford.
5 stars from me she's extremly beautiful and well achieved a lot of details very well done.
02-27-2007, 04:38 PM
i just love how you managed to create such a beautiful picture with only one photo to work from :D I followed your wip thread when i could and this picture has come a long way and yet still managed to stay true to the reference picture. i can't think of anything bad to say hehe...
02-27-2007, 04:59 PM
all the clothes and hair decoration is really pretty :)
however, the face is not really my type,
but well done modelled cool.
02-28-2007, 12:45 AM
great to share the moment. U've been working hard and the result shows. Keep going and u know that u can still go higher. Never quit cuz it's ur passion. ---- ----
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02-28-2007, 05:16 AM
Well done Jack! U have finally finished it! i have following ur wip a few months back and now its on the top row! Gr8t work there, very oriental and cultural, which is a good thing cause many of the works nowadays seem to be "hey! i seen that somewhere else". :thumbsup:
02-28-2007, 09:43 AM
Amazing work !
02-28-2007, 10:06 AM
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: nice work
02-28-2007, 07:45 PM
she is like a chinese woman.:thumbsup:
02-28-2007, 08:31 PM
The loveliness of ornate yet quiet eroticism.
03-01-2007, 02:25 AM
Wow I have recognized it's Liu Yifei when I first saw this. Very good job you've done !!! The only thing that bugs me out is that the face seems so long.
very nice! i like the work!
03-03-2007, 01:26 PM
This is a beutifull image of a oriental girl!! The face seems a little lenght for me, but seems good!!
Beautifull costume design too!! Congratulations!!:thumbsup:
03-05-2007, 12:25 AM
hi guys,congratulates !!:thumbsup:
03-05-2007, 01:06 AM
03-05-2007, 08:35 AM
03-05-2007, 02:21 PM
CONGRATULATION Jack !!:scream:
Amazing work !
03-05-2007, 05:01 PM
Thank you all again. And thanks cgtalk for giving me this great honor!
03-06-2007, 12:21 AM
I like her I think she looks very beautiful, but then don't most Oreintal women
03-06-2007, 03:41 AM
wow,well done. congratulate congratulate !jack zhang, great work!
03-06-2007, 04:17 AM
:love: FIVE STARS~XD
:thumbsup: Shifu~! Congratulations!:D U made it!
^0^I also see it on the front page~>v<That's Wonderful!
^口^Haha~when I saw the award I was so excited and happy~! ^0^good job!
^0^I love the final image, very beautiful and impressive. The details and textures are great!
Shifu~Well Done~and Keep it UP~<(>0<)/:applause:
03-06-2007, 12:46 PM
You deserve it. KEEP rolling the good work!
Jomar Machado :)
03-07-2007, 03:36 AM
congrats Jack!!! nice work!!
03-07-2007, 09:05 AM
Thanx for giving us a fantastic pic!!
03-07-2007, 01:03 PM
Congratulation Jack for that wondufull piece. Great job you really deserve your award.:thumbsup:
03-07-2007, 04:12 PM
great work budy .......
Great to see that all your hard work has paid off, it's a wonderful model. A well deserved award and frontpage!
03-10-2007, 01:40 AM
wow,wonderful!It is yifei liu! a actor of China! a pretty girl!
03-10-2007, 07:50 AM
Liu Yifei would appreciate the wonderful artwork based on her~
as i said before, i was to late with "sniff sniff".
better later than never :)
congrats of the front page and choice award !! you "sniff" it ;)
i like consistency of the style in your image. nice clothes, colors.
marta likes it also, especially face expression.
i sniff sniff your next work will be here also :)
03-11-2007, 10:26 PM
Woah you won an award too. Congrats!
03-12-2007, 07:23 AM
i like cloths.....really great work...
03-12-2007, 04:09 PM
excellent work! it's very similar to the McCoy,congratulation for the choice award, you get that
03-12-2007, 04:50 PM
Liu Yifei is a beautiful girl,here is one of her image with classic styel.Hope you like it.
03-13-2007, 04:01 AM
amazing details..... fabulous work..... keep inspiring and keep creating the magic.... amazing efforts put in.... be well!
:bounce: :thumbsup: :) :) :buttrock:
03-13-2007, 07:19 AM
China Movie & TV performer Liu yi fei:)
A very beautiful take on a classic work.:thumbsup:
03-15-2007, 12:03 AM
great work. i love all the colors and you did a great job with the lighting. i would like to see some freckles on her for some reason! she's beautiful.
03-15-2007, 10:57 PM
very colorful, beautiful!!!
03-18-2007, 04:24 AM
Wow Jack, this piece is simply awesome :p
I love it, the detail and everything is stunning.
很好 i believe!!
Heh, my 1/2 asian side is coming through.
Great job :thumbsup:
03-22-2007, 08:18 PM
All that time spent making this baby really shows, GREAT WORK Jack buddy, keep it up :D
03-22-2007, 09:17 PM
Good job! I like it.....:thumbsup:
03-24-2007, 01:42 AM
hey, my friend , havn't see you for a long time , nice job you did , congrates!!:thumbsup:
04-06-2007, 01:48 PM
very nice .
05-04-2007, 10:12 AM
5 stars to me!
05-06-2007, 03:33 PM
This is geat!! Very nicely done. I love the delicate facial features and the detail in her clothing. Did you use any reference for the clothing? I find it fascinating how, like this piece, people add so much realistic detail to thier pieces. I've always wondered where people come up with the small details like that. Awesome job!! Two thumbs up!
05-15-2007, 11:02 AM
you done a superb job ....
06-04-2007, 07:15 AM
beautiful presented in more beautiful
06-23-2007, 01:01 PM
I'm a chinese,I like your picture,but hate that woman.
07-12-2007, 02:36 PM
Very nice indeed! Your material painting is pretty amazing. You are talented. Love it. The detail on the flesh of the face and hands is very soft. I would like to see it at a higher res. You might consider taking the skin further, though I understand the chinese aesthetic of skin, and give it a slightly punchier quality - but that's my feeling.
07-17-2007, 09:02 PM
Wow ! That's really great !
The hairs are great too. :thumbsup:
01-10-2008, 02:28 PM
Wow! She looks great. The look is very realistic.. :):bounce::thumbsup::scream:
03-12-2008, 04:56 PM
good worker,well done!!
03-28-2008, 05:51 AM
i rember ur this image...
so i add ur msn..//^_^\\
nice to meet u ..qiang ge..
06-11-2008, 03:42 AM
wow! absolutely beautiful 5stars.
09-28-2008, 01:14 PM
It resembles a Chinese movie star LiuyifeiadIt resembles a Chinese movie star Liuyifei Have you heard of her she's really a beauty and yours is more pretty..... hahaha
01-11-2009, 09:56 AM
An amazing piece by Zhang. Quite innocent this image is...And of course, very beautiful.
01-28-2009, 10:48 PM
beautiful character, colors and lighting.
full of life composition, beautiful work !
02-16-2009, 03:49 PM
I fell in love with this work long before I could ever imagine meeting you. It is still one of my favorite works of art. I think it is so wonderful that you generously shared the tutorial-- I still refer to it when I need inspiration. You are a great talent!
12-25-2009, 01:48 PM
Good Luck ! :thumbsup:
Liu Yifei ~
12-25-2009, 01:48 PM
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