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05 May 2012, 12:01 AM (

Title: Just friends
Name: Marcos de Moraes Sampaio
Country: Brazil
Software: Modo, Photoshop

I created this image as a personal study based on this image by Arthur de Pins:

I always loved Arthur`s style and I`m glad I finally had time to make a 3D version of his girls. I didn`t make significant changes to his version, my goal was to respect most of the original design, and just adapt a few details like lighting and add a little environment.
Here is the link to Arthur`s website were you`ll find more of his amazing work :


BTW, found out after posting that the original title of this image is "Dare to be a lesbian"

05 May 2012, 04:04 AM
Congrats for the front page
The adaptation to 3D Its effective and warm

No real critics, if you have time I appreciate a wireframe since it help me a lot to improve my models.

Keep the good work :applause:

05 May 2012, 04:54 AM
Very nice. :D

05 May 2012, 05:02 AM
Very nice translation to 3D. I love the style.

05 May 2012, 05:43 AM
Really nice adaptation of de Pins' wonderful style into 3D. Congrats on the front page!

05 May 2012, 06:10 AM
Great image, very funny :)

05 May 2012, 07:45 AM
wonderful modelling i like it very very much but i love it the title is very funny lol :thumbsup:
5 star for this work

05 May 2012, 07:48 AM
WOW! You catch the expression!
Cool idea and lovely realization!

05 May 2012, 07:56 AM
Everything is top notch! :D Congrats for the frontpage!

05 May 2012, 09:13 AM
Fantastic work in all aspects!

What I like most tho are the expressions and forms...simply outstanding! I think you surpassed the original artwork (looking on the attached 2d artwork) - incredible...

I think this is one of the best concept art translation into 3d models/render.

Top notch!


05 May 2012, 09:58 AM
Funny !!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

05 May 2012, 10:40 AM
A perfect job in every field.

05 May 2012, 11:02 AM
When I saw this concept, I liked so much. I am very happy to see their 3D models :wip:

05 May 2012, 11:20 AM
Fantastic work!!!

05 May 2012, 11:54 AM
Beautiful !
I love Arthur De Pins characters et you really succeed in adapting them to 3D.
It's perfect ! Congratulations :applause:

05 May 2012, 02:16 PM
caraca! ficou mto animal. adorei os modelos!!! mto natural as poses!! abraçao

05 May 2012, 03:29 PM
I love Arthur de Pins & you've done an absolutely fantastic job capturing his style in 3d. The face of the woman on the right is absolutely perfect!

The only things I think that could be slightly tweaked are the shape of the girl's mouth on the left, which could be a little more pouting on the bottom lip & the contact of the fingers on the leg - I like that you've followed the source incredibly closely but in the sketch the shadow lets us know that it's the tips of the fingers which loses some transaltion in 3d.

I feel ridiculous even posting the above comments as there's no way I could hope to do such a great job & you should be incredibly proud of what you've done :D

05 May 2012, 06:05 PM
Wow, the hair looks so good man! Any chance you could give a little info on your technique for that?

05 May 2012, 06:09 PM
very nice work :)

05 May 2012, 08:15 PM
Thank you so much everyone, I`m really glad to see so many kind words!!! And specially CG society for the front page!!!
I`ll post the wire frames as soon as I have some time. (working like crazy today)

AJ - Thanks a lot! I see what you mean, specially when it comes to the fingers touching the leg. What happened there was that it was impossible to keep the shape and position of the hand and still make it touch the leg as it does in the 2D image. I had to choose adjusting the position of the hand or keep the position and let it touch the leg differently.

Polaroid29 - Sure, I`ll post some info on it with the wires, but it`s actually pretty simple. Just some extruded polygonal stripes with bump and displacement maps. The maps look like blurried barcodes.

Sorry for my bad english, I`m a bit out of practice :p

05 May 2012, 08:34 PM
really nice.
The picture and the 3D work perfectly together =)

05 May 2012, 09:56 PM
Beautiful picture, i hope u have showed it to arthur. I bet he would love your 3d version. Its rare that i like toon 3d. Very nice done

05 May 2012, 11:07 PM
Fantastic work! Flawlessly brought a 2D piece into 3D. Keep it up!

05 May 2012, 11:58 PM
Really great job congrats. Really couldn't had chosen a better artist to translate into 3D!

05 May 2012, 02:25 AM
the expression on the face of the girl on the right is priceless.

keep up the great work.

05 May 2012, 07:31 AM
Amazing work! I instantly recognised the pic of Arthur's just from the thumbnail. The likeness is fantastic.
Im not usually one to scream 'WIREZZZZ PLZZZ', but it would be nice to see how much of this is 3d, and how much is photoshop - it looks so crisp, true to the source and hand painted, that im having difficulty believing this is completely 3d!

05 May 2012, 03:43 PM
Thanks all again for the feedback!!!
Here is the wire of the scene, and also some info on the hair as promised. The hair on the left shows the way it was modeled, the one on the right shows the image used as displace, and the same image was scaled down and used as bump.

AndyH - Thanks a lot! Well, the 3D is what you see in the wireframe. I think what gives you the "hand paint" sensation is because I rendered it with a pretty generous amount of SSS with a soft light source (I wanted de skin to be as soft as it could be) and used a kind of bloom and color corrections to give a warm look in post.

Oh, by the way, I`m not particularly proud about the way I joined the hand to the wrist, but... well, it didn`t give me touble in this particular scene, so I left it the way it is :)

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05 May 2012, 06:57 PM
Awesome! Nice render and colors! I think Arthur is really proud of his piece! :)

05 May 2012, 06:58 PM
Cute :rolleyes:

05 May 2012, 06:23 AM
hahaha really sweet characters.You must prepare the other characters kids , husband vs. Great work.

05 May 2012, 07:26 AM
love those expressions!!! very interesting. the work is really nice!

05 May 2012, 08:20 AM
Gallery fully deserved. Congratz.
I love this image.

05 May 2012, 08:13 AM
hehe..this is good and beautiful!

05 May 2012, 06:17 PM
Haha great work.

Love the expression on their faces :)

05 May 2012, 09:48 PM
last time missed very much emotional art work like this

05 May 2012, 02:44 PM
Great work! Congrats! ;)

05 May 2012, 07:59 PM
Nice image !

05 May 2012, 01:13 AM

05 May 2012, 06:51 AM
It's very well worked and amusing.

05 May 2012, 01:29 PM
This is so cool!
I love the topo of the nose, cool and simple.
I kinda feel sorrow for the way you distributed topology around the mouth, that would make their expressions hard to animate... Yes, I know it is not meant to be animated, so it is Ok. But, hey, I would really really wish I come across such a GREAT looking model I could use to animate. I love animating.
And I really love the way your model looks. Congratulations, pal. You totally rule!

05 May 2012, 01:14 PM
great great work

05 May 2012, 08:46 AM
Nice work ! Very close to Arthur de Pins' model ^^ The rendering is great !

06 June 2012, 02:22 PM
hwy man pretty cool ! congratulations ! :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

06 June 2012, 07:02 AM
lolz! funny features

06 June 2012, 11:36 AM
excellent interpretation of Arthur De Pins's work.
i am going to follow your work!

06 June 2012, 01:38 PM
That's wonderful stuff! I love de Pins's drawings, and I remember loving this image when I first saw it. Your 3D-ification of it is nothing short of stunning, at least to this ignorant amateur.

06 June 2012, 06:39 PM
Haha .. Looks like some of my friends)))
The Faces the most awesome part, specially I love the Blue big eyes the right small ditale such a wedding photo with her husbend on the side by sofa. It's really make the story full and I can easy imaginate what was happened before and after. Which is quite important)
Agree with Cadedra , really interesting to see short animation reel with this too girls)

06 June 2012, 01:35 AM
This piece has been on my mind since I first saw it few weeks ago. Still loving it!

06 June 2012, 03:25 PM
Man you're amazing!
I LOVE Arthur De Pins and I own the art-book that features
that drawing. The transition to 3D is so perfectly "seamless"
it took me a moment to realize what had happened to the illustration.
A bit like a glitch in my brain.
Congratulations! Keep up the good work!

06 June 2012, 10:36 PM
Great work

06 June 2012, 05:35 AM
Nice work , Very Funny ;)

06 June 2012, 03:19 PM
hey, its really nice, lovd d the way you have conveyed the artwork in 3d..........its spot on......

07 July 2012, 08:59 AM
Great work congratulations!

07 July 2012, 04:52 PM

08 August 2012, 05:12 AM
Expression is very rich!!Funny :)

08 August 2012, 04:09 PM
Muito bom! Parabéns, devia fazer mais do Arthur dePins

08 August 2012, 02:52 PM
very very wonderful

08 August 2012, 08:42 AM
Nice work!! congrats Marcos :beer:

09 September 2012, 04:27 AM
:cool: good job ! I love it !

12 December 2012, 06:21 PM
awesome! very funny~ good work! :):cool:

05 May 2013, 06:23 AM
This is Awesome bro!! Keep it up :D

05 May 2013, 11:10 PM
LOL :thumbsup:

07 July 2013, 03:20 PM
Oh man, this is so so good and adorable. Well done!

07 July 2013, 07:04 PM
I love this cute image but I can't help wondering if it would have been as well received if the image showed two boys instead of two girls

might be worth making an image with two boys as a sort of social experiment :D

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