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02 February 2004, 08:30 AM (

Hello and good morning everybody!

Its 8 am and after 2 days and nights of continous working i finallly managed to get this little picture done!! Arrr. I started this model ages ago, maybe 2 years and decided it would be a nice character for the coming expose :).

Even if my zip stays rotting on that ftp i finally got something done!! This is my first post ever in this section of cgtalk - normally i only start projects but never end them :)

So thats jolly good, im pretty lightheaded now, need sleep but gotta go to work in a few hours. NOO! The pixie is pretty much inspired by the awesome Brian Froud, modelled in max ( i did some detailingwork in zbrush) and textured in ps. Its not as perfect as i liked it to be in places but the time is up today! so - thats all, Im dead. Bye.

seb :D

ps, thanks for encouragement during my work marathon and advice especially to ambient, subdivme, wiro and the sheep!

02 February 2004, 08:33 AM
Wow, frontpage quality. Great job! :)
I really love his clothes texture!


02 February 2004, 08:34 AM
about bloody time you posted this! :) plugged :D

02 February 2004, 08:36 AM
I swear i should be a mod ;) I can predict what will be front page :)

Shaykai :drool:

02 February 2004, 08:37 AM
Excellent model, mood and lighting to this image.
Great work

02 February 2004, 08:40 AM
scene is great, but something bothers me on those textures. While the clothes and all are sharp, but the mushroom looks so soft, abit blurred. I don't know if this mentioned to be that way, but they just don't fit together somehow for my oppinion. The difference strikes my eyes too much.

02 February 2004, 08:44 AM
That is realy great :beer:
What did you used to make this (soft-render)??

02 February 2004, 08:58 AM
Awsome, dude!!

Good job....i love the texures!


02 February 2004, 08:59 AM
wow, this is an exellent work, love the expresion in his face, but have to say that i envy the hands, how i wish i can model such perfect hands one day, congratulations man!:thumbsup:

02 February 2004, 09:01 AM
WOW! looks like björk...

02 February 2004, 09:02 AM
EXCELLENT! I love it! The expression on his face is brilliant, the fabrics, the mood.. all is just greatly done.

Great piece!

02 February 2004, 09:04 AM
Originally posted by brandish
WOW! looks like björk...

thats absolutely true, haha:applause:

02 February 2004, 09:33 AM
:surprised NICE nice ...
great model great texture. :beer:

02 February 2004, 09:38 AM
amazing. great catch of the characteristics in his face. How did you do the clothes? the wool looks very good.

02 February 2004, 09:38 AM
lovel, lovely, lovely.

Could you post a little more info on the excellent textures, especially the wool.

02 February 2004, 09:52 AM
Nice Going Seb...

the modelling is as allways wonderfull, and the colour scheme pure rocks :buttrock:

keep it up dood

02 February 2004, 09:59 AM
cool i like it, it reminds me of a dutch amusement park (de efteling) where they got all sort of creatures like this

02 February 2004, 10:20 AM
omg thats freakn unreal

02 February 2004, 10:24 AM
hey... that looks like a boyfriend i once had...:P

Good work. lovely fabrics on his legs and arms!

02 February 2004, 10:35 AM
Looks great, Seb! Nice modell, nice textures. :eek:

Greetings form Germany, Munich, Schwabing, Schellingstr.

p.s. (sorry for some german words):

Da hilft kein großes Drumrumgerede mehr:
Vom Praktikanten zum Meister... :bowdown:

02 February 2004, 10:43 AM
:applause: just perfect!! the fabric is pretty realistic...not to talk of the rest...:drool:

02 February 2004, 11:14 AM
Hey Seb - Glad to see that you are alive and kicking! And this one really DOES kick!:buttrock:

Outstanding work, really like the mood and particularly love his expression. :applause:

Did you use your old cap for the texture? Sorry, couldn´t resist... ;-)

congrats on making it to the frontpage - you really deserve it!

cheers from Munich

02 February 2004, 11:19 AM
Like it! It's the kind of thing that I'd really want to animate. I reckon that's the sign of a great model, one where you can imagine it coming alive from just one still picture! Looks mischievous, like it would go out of its way to pester you.

Can you give any details on where it lives/what it does?

Those shoes are brilliant.:bowdown:

02 February 2004, 11:24 AM
That is absolutly awesome.. Love the lighting :)

02 February 2004, 11:54 AM
Hey Sheb, long time no see :)

It's looking very good, you've managed to put a lot of character into the picture. The only remark I have is that his left hand doesn't look properly planted. I don't know whether this is a pose or a render issue, it doesn't look like it's in a natural position on the trunk.

02 February 2004, 12:25 PM
Looks absolutely great Sheb!

And it will look even better on paper in Expose2! ;)


02 February 2004, 12:36 PM

02 February 2004, 12:40 PM
Great artwork man, love the detail, he looks like he should be part of ILM new Peter Pan Movie...:drool:
Was/Is this posted in the wip section?

02 February 2004, 12:42 PM
No critics from me!

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

02 February 2004, 12:44 PM
Nice work Seb!

It great, only thing i could think of is i would like a little more texture work on the face. The texture on everything else is really great.


02 February 2004, 12:46 PM
not enough to do at lionhead? :D
Nice work buddy!

02 February 2004, 12:46 PM
excellent work man ! looks fantastic :thumbsup:


02 February 2004, 01:32 PM
Heya Seb,

Real nice work, and you finally finished it. Cool. :)

- John

02 February 2004, 01:37 PM
Hey Seb

tasty work man! nicely lit and posed!

top notch :thumbsup:


02 February 2004, 02:02 PM
What a fun piece to look at! Are the background elements all modeled out in detail as well?

02 February 2004, 02:14 PM
Rubbish!!! ;)

He,he......its great Seb.


02 February 2004, 02:22 PM
Excellent work and cute character ! :thumbsup:
I had really like to see your job progression...

02 February 2004, 02:25 PM
So it finally ended up in the CGT finished work forum :P
Nice one Seb, hope you got enough sleep before work!


02 February 2004, 04:07 PM
very nice work
textures are hot
great job

02 February 2004, 04:27 PM
Very nice character!

02 February 2004, 04:53 PM
Rock ya! This is wonderful work... well done! :love:

Kel Solaar
02 February 2004, 05:02 PM
Great character!

02 February 2004, 05:11 PM
Great image, texture are very good. A like the background

02 February 2004, 06:11 PM
i think this is realy cool, but 2 years!!!!

02 February 2004, 06:11 PM
I serisouly think thats some of the best "cloth" i have ever seen rendered.

Love his attitude to, great work man.

02 February 2004, 06:45 PM
Gre8 work man:buttrock:

02 February 2004, 06:46 PM
very very nice:applause:

02 February 2004, 07:29 PM
Great interpretation of Brian Froud's illustration work. I'm a big fan of his work. The color and light is very much how he might have painted it.

- Corgalore

02 February 2004, 07:46 PM
hey please can you give me a sugerence of how dress this dwarf?

02 February 2004, 07:49 PM
great stuff!!!
the textures on the clothing are absolutly great and the scene has a great composition, the DOF really adds a lot to the scene :thumbsup:

02 February 2004, 07:54 PM
Could you post a wireframe?

Fred Heys
02 February 2004, 08:07 PM
thats a really nice piece of work...only thing is that i find the skin of the creature far less detailed in contrast to the enviroment, aprt from that its all good.

02 February 2004, 08:28 PM
i soooo don't look like that :p but i must admit it gives a mystical and relaxing feeling. I think i love the textures the most :) makes it look somewhat real

:beer: Good job!

02 February 2004, 08:46 PM
WOW! Amazing!

02 February 2004, 09:25 PM
I like the cloth textures, nice mood.


02 February 2004, 10:13 PM
It will be ashame if something this beautiful and original doesn't make it into the new Expose. Nice job. Only crit I have is maybe boost up the lighting in the background...seems a bit flat to me. The character is outstanding.

02 February 2004, 10:40 PM
Great style. I love the cloth texture, the hat is awesome. great work on the hands as well. The image has great depth to it, but the mushroom seems sorta flat compared to the rest, the tree a little bit too.

02 February 2004, 11:00 PM
......oh my god ! he is still alive !:cool:

:bounce: great work !!:bounce:

02 February 2004, 11:11 PM
wonderful :applause: n1 scoll

02 February 2004, 03:57 AM
That is just so well done...


02 February 2004, 08:39 AM
Originally posted by Neox
not enough to do at lionhead? :D
Nice work buddy!

:surprised the dude works there?! Did he work on B&W?

02 February 2004, 10:56 AM
Ohh! Thanks all for the overwhelming positive feedback!! That really made the whole weekend worth it and kept me alive at work yesterday (didnt work on BW1 btw, i came after so its bw2 for me).

Also seems like most old 3d friends found my thread, nice to see you all again!! (ja besonders euch alte muenchner heh :) )

A special thanks to Sceme because I wouldnt have realized that i accidentally blurred the whole background (including the already dof'ed mushes) Thanks! Yes MORE sleep is better!

A college will do a bit of animation on the little guy so ill keep you posted how that all goes :)

Thanks again all,


ps: Ill also post some wires and wip pictures soon since some people were interested

02 February 2004, 02:52 PM
Originally posted by sheb
Ill also post some wires and wip pictures soon since some people were interested

I'm interested!:).
Nice work, I saw this creature made by other, polish artist but i should ask him do he wants to show it here.

02 February 2004, 03:16 PM
Thats a great job .:thumbsup: I am new to animation and hope to do something like this one day.:bounce:

02 February 2004, 03:35 PM

02 February 2004, 12:24 AM
I like it alot and ur work brilliant:thumbsup::thumbsup:

02 February 2004, 09:25 AM to do textures like that? So refreshing

02 February 2004, 08:00 PM
I like it but whats up with his left leg? maybe this was already mentioned but it looks broken

02 February 2004, 08:41 PM
This is really beautiful work on all levels.

Perhaps the one area that could use a little more creativity is on the lighting -- the character seems a little evenly and brightly bathed in warm light to apparently be sitting in such a misty, dark looking forest.

Otherwise, amazing!

Orange Ray
02 February 2004, 08:37 AM
WOW! Great job !:thumbsup:

02 February 2004, 08:17 PM

02 February 2004, 08:53 PM

02 February 2004, 05:15 PM
My only bit of critique would be that the color pallette seems very similiar throughout. Adding some highlights to the character might pop it from the background.

02 February 2004, 10:33 AM

i love that man. its clothes look so smooth. amazing work. maybe the map of the wood in the front is kinda blurry.

02 February 2004, 09:24 PM
why you dont say nothing?????

03 March 2004, 12:02 AM
Awesome! It makes me think of the original troll toys call Nurfs or something like that. totally sweet.

04 April 2004, 11:40 PM
hahah... wow... that's awesome. I love the face expression, even if he does look like he's on acid! Great work. :buttrock:

11 November 2004, 06:34 AM
Excellent work, beautyfull pixie, great image:applause:

01 January 2005, 04:39 PM
Excellent work dude!! Love the clothes, they look absolutely awesome :buttrock:

The Pixie looks kinda cute, which is coolio man :)

Nice work!! :thumbsup:

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