View Full Version : Character : Tamara, Sebcesoir (3D)

11 November 2003, 12:01 PM (

Another character, different style!
Tamara, inpired by a photo of Tamara de Lempica.
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11 November 2003, 12:36 PM
whoa..nice. she looks scary to me. gives me the chills

11 November 2003, 12:37 PM
oh great stuff
really like the style of this :thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 03:34 PM
I gotta tell you man, this is some serious quality, on this and your other works as well. I always like to give a crit of some kind and I really had to look for this one:

giving her a clavicle might help, but it isn't at all necisary (for those of you who don't know, the clavicles are those two bumps right above your sternum, at the base of your neck).

Like I said, this isn't really necisary, I just didn't want to give you a one liner.


11 November 2003, 05:16 PM
Originally posted by calinmatney
for those of you who don't know, the clavicles are those two bumps right above your sternum, at the base of your neck

Also known as the Collar bone

11 November 2003, 01:10 PM
Nice :)

11 November 2003, 01:14 PM
very simple looking image but, interesting at the same time. plugged.
love the creepyness of it.

11 November 2003, 01:54 PM
Big eyed dolls stike again! :)
Quite impressive those big glomy expressive eyes she has.
I really like it, though I would like to see more geometric- detail at the hair follicle.
Overally very nice and emotional as opposed to many entries of this forum.

Why not post the original Tamara de Lempica painting that inspired you ?

11 November 2003, 02:01 PM
Really pro :applause:
Like the folds....and dirt too
Did you rescan it?

11 November 2003, 02:08 PM
reminds me of grim fandango, lovely character, lots of, character...
very nice end piece, goodwork :-)

11 November 2003, 02:14 PM
Nice, the expression the picture shows is cool, and the old look is damn sweet as well. How long it take you to do this? and got any wires?

Nice work :beer: :thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 02:45 PM
Very good style! Very good model ! :thumbsup: It's even more interesting this way than in a photorealistic way! And the "completion" on the old photopaper bring something more! I like it!

11 November 2003, 02:45 PM
Excellent. She's a favorite artist of mine. You've done her justice. Well done on picking novel subject matter. :beer:

11 November 2003, 02:46 PM
Nice work. It definitely looks like her. I always liked her style. It looks like you incorporated some of that into her caricature.

11 November 2003, 03:24 PM
Nice! love the style:thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 03:57 PM
Love the style of this one, the eyes like pull you in. I always love good eyes. I like the film grain too. Did you do any post in Maya or just the model/textures?

11 November 2003, 04:00 PM
great style :applause:

11 November 2003, 04:06 PM
WOWOWOWOWOW!!!!!!!:eek: Jesus!!!Impressive!!!
Keep this way my friend! Seb, tu déchires! Allez hop, dans Exposé 2:beer:

11 November 2003, 04:06 PM
Tamara de Lempica? Don't know her face (till now) but she's a great painter. hey! she looks quiet and nice on this pict. Heard she was... a sexy and free lady for her time.

You have something of her style in the way you made the nose. You should have done some more parts like this (shy cubism) but this is great.
may be a slight 2d displace on the pict, above you scratch on the middle of the face.
Good to see this kinda stuff.

11 November 2003, 04:16 PM
WOW! I thought this was 2d from the ipic on the front page. Great style - Great work!

Kel Solaar
11 November 2003, 04:38 PM
Great picture, the style is very original!

11 November 2003, 04:48 PM
I want this on my wall.

Would you be willing to sell a print resolution version of this?

If so; how much. I'm perfectly willing to pay. I figure I could print this off on our epson 7600 and have some new art to adorn my walls.

11 November 2003, 04:55 PM
Your your seems very sensitive to me. I like that


Great work :applause:

11 November 2003, 04:56 PM
Great work.. Maya you say? Can we see wires? :-)

11 November 2003, 05:08 PM
May be a little stupid question: Why she has no ears?

11 November 2003, 05:08 PM
Sorry! Duplicated post by mouse click error.

11 November 2003, 05:37 PM
Tamara de Lempica? Don't know her face (till now) but she's a great painter. hey! she looks quiet and nice on this pict. Heard she was... a sexy and free lady for her time.

She was a looker, and a loved her martinis too. But most of all she was a kick a$$ artist.

You should do a piece that is based on one of her potraits with all the art deco architecture in the background, not to mention the lavish fabrics.

11 November 2003, 05:54 PM
This is great, much nicer than your other models but i always prefer something with a 2d style.

I dont know if she was a looker, but the style is purposfully simular to her's? sharp nose etc? Strong shape.


Fred Heys
11 November 2003, 07:20 PM
this is a nice piece....weird but cool, i dig the style........keep it up man!

11 November 2003, 08:08 PM
Yeeeees!! great image!!:thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 08:51 PM
Oh my god.

This has to be one of the best pieces I've ever seen. Just let me stare in wonder for a while and I'm a happy man.

11 November 2003, 09:06 PM
Pretty nice work of art! Congartulations!

Yes, like others said, the eyes are creepy... makes me shiver. And think of thinks that makes me feels good.
Also, the aged photo looks just adds to the whole.


- A.

11 November 2003, 09:30 PM
Very nice! :applause: how did you get the edge of the hair, where it meets her face, to be so soft?

Please post the wires! :bounce:

11 November 2003, 10:48 PM
i havn't read the replies.... in a rush.. just wanted to add my "this is amazing coment".....

here it goes.
This is amazing.
Luv this style.

11 November 2003, 11:03 PM
I seriously do want an 11x24 print of this.

PM me with price details?

11 November 2003, 11:15 PM
I really liked that the hair looks 2d'ish! That the nosebone looks edgy gave her a scary feel.
Some seriously good work!
I have no crits to come up with, I quess thats good:)

11 November 2003, 11:34 PM

Outstanding work. In the sea of the mechs and monster.

Succesfully at capturing the aristrocratic, bourgois and deconian look of her time. Sweet.
One thing missing is imo the look of her egosentric attitude the greed of perfection, fame, gold and sex all of these decadences of her and her era.

Post more.

11 November 2003, 11:39 PM
well i dont really know who is Tamara de Lempica
but our charachter look really really really good..
i like it ..
great work :applause:

11 November 2003, 05:04 AM
"well i dont really know who is Tamara de Lempica"

She was a painter during the Art Deco period and some believe she started the figurative style of that era. You probably wouldn't recognize her face, but you would recognize her work. There is a link to her work attached here.

Yes, she was known to be "fast and free". She supposedly had affairs with women as well as men and used her love relationships to move up in power. Suffice it to say, it was very hard to be a female professional artist at that time. I think there is a book out there that gives the real story, but I don't know the name of it.

11 November 2003, 05:09 AM
Sorry about double posting. Here's one of her pieces.

11 November 2003, 05:10 AM
great work,nothin but appreciation.:drool: :applause:

11 November 2003, 08:40 AM
oh...look at the background..looks detail...
:cry: :cry:

11 November 2003, 08:45 AM
verry nice work i love the style:applause:

11 November 2003, 04:27 PM
Woow! Thank you guys far all your comments! I'm very happy to see people like this picture, however there's nothing specially difficult (technically talking...).
Ok, so lets try to answer all thoses questions...

Segmoria, heres the original photo of tamara that inspired me :
I loved this photo, because I think we can feel the character of tamara, sexy but classy women, lovely but independant, proud and aristocratic...
Yeas, maybe I should have made an eye follicule a bit bigger and more detailed... But this character have been made 1 year ago... So I didn't know so much than now about facial anatomy...

Psan : about the old photo looking, I've seen some old photos. I found on internet big textures of paper sheets, and noisy, rusty metal. I mixed all this in photoshop with mutliply screen and overlays layers, adding dark conrner. Finaly, I turned picture in grey, then back to RGB, with a color balance to orange to give sepia tone.

Az0r, it took me around 6 entire days to make this picture. For wires :

Character is in poly, hairs in nurbs planes.

I love 1930's style, and so tamara's style. I wanted to make character doll looking, expressive, with realistic dressing. I think I will try to make a mix between this characters style, and réalistic style, of my others heads. Maybe It won't match.. but could be interesting to have a realistic (non photorealistic...) looking of the skin, and caricatural proportions...

1000101 : sorry, but I only have this size picture.. But I can give a non compressed picture, if you want to scale it (anyway, the picture is a bit blured, so you don't need 300 dpi precision...)

Dick Ma, I could say shes has no ears because they are hidden behind the hairs... But truely... I'm lasy boy, and I had to made fast, so I decided to forget it!!!

pearson, about the hairs, I made it by se most simple way : its just some nurbs plans with alpha texture. Fore those hairs, I juste created a plan on toshop, the added a borwn color. I put some noise. Then I added motion blur filter with big value, It produce some fine lines on the noise dots, faking "cheap!" hairs.
The I drown an alpha chanel (maya recognice it when you load your tif or tga file on color channel, and automaticly add alhpa channel in transparency). The alpha channel is a white plane, witth dark borders, this way, hairs have smooth borders, and meltes better together. You can drow some fine lines, to earase the bad impression of textured plane. For shorts hairs, you should put many plans. And you have to adjuste them, one buy one to have a better result...
To have an idea of what you should get :

Then you put alpha channel in specular color, this way, invisible parts of the hairs, wont been seen in specular.

To finish :
Big thanks to my friends for they good advise :
FEERIK (keep the contact...)
They really kick ass!!!!

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11 November 2003, 07:09 PM
Nice work i love all of your work:wavey:

11 November 2003, 11:32 AM
this modeling it s very well, i like that, I like the design face :bounce:

11 November 2003, 09:50 PM
A non compressed image would be dandy. (if you could re-render at higher rez it would be better but I can understand with time constraints and all)

pm me an email to contact you at; and we can work out the details. I like this piece alot and think it'd go dandy on me wall.

11 November 2003, 03:36 AM
cool !!

11 November 2003, 03:36 AM
cool !!

12 December 2003, 12:24 PM
After completing this picture, I tryed to make my first camera mapped environment, in witch the action could take place :

Tamara's street (

12 December 2003, 09:15 AM
good idea for next picture :bounce:

12 December 2003, 06:59 PM
great work
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 02:29 AM
O_O ... I was going to draw a picture of her from this book I got from the library. But It would be hard to beat your version now. Great work!

12 December 2003, 06:51 PM
It reminds me to those old and marvellous german expressionist films. Keep working like this :)

12 December 2003, 06:36 PM
Great stuff!

Very Tim Burton-esque.

12 December 2003, 04:50 AM
This image is incredible! I am awed by it! great stuff.

01 January 2004, 05:53 PM
I've posted my firts full 3d film, made 2 years ago. You can check it here :

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03 March 2005, 10:55 PM
love her eyes. she kind of reminds me of that girl in the movie Fight Club. wonderfully creepy!

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