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01 January 2005, 04:24 AM (

Title: Blood Vessel
Name: Seger
Country: Netherlands
Software: CINEMA 4D

Illustration in a series of seven to accompany a short story. I want to print the story on the carboard kind of paper they use for children's books, with rounded edges.

Cinema and Photoshop.

01 January 2005, 09:56 AM
really cool. it has a painterly look to it. not much to critique really. the splash of blood in the foreground, and the one caused by the paper boat look a little more CG than the rest of the image, but that's really nitpicking. what's the story about?

01 January 2005, 10:27 AM
yeah i like this..nice one :)

01 January 2005, 11:45 AM
like the paint effect too... I have to say it doesn't look so much like blood to me :) ...but it might be the scale... I never looked at it from so close, but I would bet there's much more reflection, specular and glossiness on actual real blood... but then again who cares... the pic looks good, if it has the atmosphere you were looking for, it's fair enough to me. Cool pic !

01 January 2005, 12:45 PM
Very nice art piece! :thumbsup:

kid tripod
01 January 2005, 02:17 PM
That's cool.

Nice to see some people pushing imaginative ideas around here.

01 January 2005, 03:11 PM
I think it is also the fact that the "blood" is extremly opaque and looks more like paint.

01 January 2005, 04:31 PM
I think it is also the fact that the "blood" is extremly opaque and looks more like paint.
Dont think realism was the main idea...

Great work love it!

- Dave

01 January 2005, 06:14 PM
If thatīs what you wanted to acchieve, a paint effect, i have nothing against it, just that you could variate the colours, it doesnīt have to be the same red everywhere. You only have light and shadow, why not other kinds of red? Itīs not something you must notice, but you notice if itīs not there.. Splashes need also improovment, if you want them to look real

01 January 2005, 08:25 PM
I really like the concept of this picture!

01 January 2005, 09:08 PM
Almost all 3D-pictures here at CGTalk revolve around physical realism. That's what the software is good at. Like a lot of other 3D-artists who try to use the software to its extends I often don't reach realism completely. With that in mind, plus the everlasting and really interesting discussions about what should be done to make pictures a spitting image of the real world, I try to switch to designing stuff when I know I will get into trouble.
Blood is quite a frothy fluid when shaken but I don't mind. Making the froth would be a painstaking labour and apart from that the illustration would look sinister. So I try and find a workaround to get the right mood across.

01 January 2005, 09:29 PM
Not much to crit and anyway, i don't want to. Not everyday can we see something original, humourous and well managed.
I really like it. Good, good, good fresh air. Breathe... :love:

Edit: Your art was inspiring also and i finally came out with a suggestion. Why not change the red plus sign on the boat to A+, O+ or something similar ?

01 January 2005, 10:09 PM
hehe... great idea... when lookin' at it I though of help message in the bottle. It could make an excellent ad poster encouraging people to "donate" their blood :thumbsup:

01 January 2005, 01:03 AM
A bit disturbing, but very original and well executed.

01 January 2005, 03:32 AM
Love the whimsical paper boat floating to who knows where. Have you tried a dark hole rather than bright light at the back of the tunnel? (Everyone knows that there's Miller Lite at the end of the tunnel).

01 January 2005, 10:30 AM
lol :) "Blood Vessel" !!! This made me laught (first thing in the morning...)
Excellent ideia, you came up with...
Original work :thumbsup:

* "Illustration in a series of seven to accompany a short story" - If possible, show us the rest of the illustrations... :D

01 January 2005, 11:59 AM
Incredible! Such an original idea and so very well executed. Nothing to criticize. I love all of it!

01 January 2005, 12:08 PM
Saw a picture in the national Geographic of an internal shot of the heart. Reminds me of that image alot.
Very cool.

01 January 2005, 12:31 PM
Wow! Very nice! The colours are perfect for the enviroment! :thumbsup:

01 January 2005, 12:42 PM
It's a pub for XSI ? ;)

Really nice.

01 January 2005, 01:30 PM
It's a pub for Max? ;)

Very nice.

01 January 2005, 01:43 PM
great image! love the concept!
but heres a small rant for the critics,
for all you peeps who say it doesnt look "realistic", not enough "specular", the splash doesnt look "convincing" need to get a life.
not "everything" needs to be photorealistic, i mean give me a break already, when is the last time you seen a paper boat floating down a blood vessel photo reference?
if all your going to do is try to make everything look like a photo, you should dump your favorite CG program "today" and go get a good camera, "photo" realism at a click of a button.
lets face it...its getting kind of tired with anatomy nazi's, spec junkys, and bump thugs.
go have a kodack moment somewhere already, :)

01 January 2005, 01:47 PM
Your work is excedengly nice,I love the concept and the textures of the vassel...
really really a cool job indeed

01 January 2005, 02:17 PM
It looks cool although it's a pretty simple pics... but the liquid effect is is it done ? a plug-in or is it modeled ?

01 January 2005, 02:50 PM
I like the symbolism in this one , excellent pic .

I especially like how it gives a story to an individual
and doesn't force any , though there is a story in the
background for those who want to check it out.

It stands on its own :thumbsup:

01 January 2005, 03:39 PM
Ouch! Can you say "paper cut"?

I love it!! Very cool idea. I'd like to know more about the story and the book.

Pearl Gecko

01 January 2005, 04:42 PM
I like your idea.

Now I'm wondering what will the paper boat do?

01 January 2005, 04:57 PM
very original.

01 January 2005, 05:02 PM
Man, that's brilliant! I though that white circular hole was Moon. :)

Great, inspiring work...

01 January 2005, 05:26 PM
getting kind of tired with anatomy nazi's, spec junkys, and bump thugs.
go have a kodack moment somewhere already, :)
Finally, sanity. I agree 100% with you, I am so sick of so-called photo realism. I think it's something some artists just need to get out of their system before they can move on, it's like a CG rite of passage. The image above rocks, it's a simple and original idea beautiful executed.

01 January 2005, 06:15 PM
I want to print the story on the carboard kind of paper they use for children's books, with rounded edges.

Cinema and Photoshop.
a board book. thats what we call them at the library i work at. That's an awesome picture, i wanna see more of them. Sometimes at work i look at books just to see the kind of art that goes into them (so i pretty much still only like looking at the pictures, lol).

01 January 2005, 07:06 PM
Bee--u--ti--full ! I rarely respond to front page plugs, but I had to on this one. You have made an imaginative and -may I say it- iconic picture here of how to explain what medicins are to a child. This picture takes the often (biased?) view of our internal body as something that is gross or disgusting or violent into something harmless and innocent.

Thanks for posting this artwork.

01 January 2005, 07:11 PM
Normally, I just review/read anatomy based images but this one definitely caught my attention. I agree with the idea of darkness towards the back area, but the lighting sets off the image.

Excellent job!

01 January 2005, 07:52 PM
Great piece, has a lovely style to it. Great play on words too :)

01 January 2005, 08:05 PM
Well :)

Thanks for all of your very nice comments. This discussion about realism is just what I want. I gave me goose bumps. That might be a nice theme for the next "medical picture". Come to think of it and I mean it. I've been looking at a lip-smeared coffee mug that I dove into as a next picture for the series but it just didn't set sail.

01 January 2005, 11:08 PM
The whole idea of creating a perfectly realistic image in a children's storybook is somewhat ridiculous, as the stylistic changes made during the creation of a piece are often what distinguishes the tone of the story. I love the cavernous interior space and the great directional tilt to the hat, like its just been grabbed by a strong current. My only issue is with the large amount of dark maroon space in the right foreground, this section seems to be an opportunity to draw the viewer into the work, but right now the flattening of this space is keeping me at a distance.

01 January 2005, 01:29 AM
Love it. Very whimsical. It made me laugh. :) Its nice to get a break from seeing goblins, faries, and morbid castles. Not that those aren't cool, it is just nice to see some different type of creativity out there.

01 January 2005, 11:44 AM
very good and original. Don't care about the realism of the blood, the picture works really well as it is.

The whole vein and blood much be a single object right?

01 January 2005, 12:07 PM
I really laughed my ass off when i saw this. Good one :thumbsup:

01 January 2005, 04:16 PM
ha, yes - a paper nurse's hat adrift on the scarlet waves

very poetic and fun

01 January 2005, 06:56 PM
Great work Seger! It's so refreshing to see something like this on the site instead of the endless fantasy work that usually gets plugged.

Cheers, Rune

01 January 2005, 08:07 PM
sweet; and done with c4d which is very pleasing to know !

01 January 2005, 09:00 PM
Original... oftewel origineel man!! goed werk! :thumbsup:

01 January 2005, 09:28 PM
Thanks again for all the wonderful replies. Technical update: The splashes aren't a plug-in. The vein and the blood surface are two separate objects.

01 January 2005, 11:09 PM
Hey, Seger, good to see you on the front page.
Good image and good discussion.
You know how I feel about photoreality in art.

01 January 2005, 11:52 PM
Its ok and very nice . but I wanna know is this Bloby mesh ?

thank .
good luck dear :bounce:

01 January 2005, 12:38 AM
myess really nice

01 January 2005, 12:38 AM
Nice! It has a certain weird yet funny feeling to it :thumbsup: Very good! from me! :D

01 January 2005, 12:42 AM
I don't know if Blobby Mesh is a plug-in (for Maya?) but the splashes are hand made. In Cinema there is a feature called Metaballs and I have thought about using that for the splashes but I found that I didn't have enough control over the shape. Besides Metaballs uses elementary shapes and since the splashes are connected to the blood level, which you can't call an elementary shape, I had another reason to do it by hand.

01 January 2005, 11:30 AM
Splendid rendering of a sharp idea.

01 January 2005, 12:02 PM
Nice piece of art, man. Good job.

01 January 2005, 04:05 PM
This is very well done. Like the lighting.

01 January 2005, 04:33 PM
Blood vessel, clever. That really made me laugh when I first saw it and the name. Well that must be an interesting story if it takes place in the circulatory system.

Good job.

01 January 2005, 07:16 PM
i think that's very creative.. nice job :thumbsup:

01 January 2005, 08:50 PM
I agree on the photo realism point. It's over-rated. This is a fantastic rendering. I liked it when I first saw it at Renderosity and I like it here. Congrats on the front page plug! C4D Forever!

02 February 2005, 03:37 AM
Could you post the whole story?

It's fascinating!:buttrock:

02 February 2005, 10:59 PM
Very nice!

everything doesn't have to be photoreal, damn nice is good enough :) besides I think it would look rather gross if it was photoreal :D

02 February 2005, 10:59 AM
really cool every bit of it :bounce:

02 February 2005, 11:45 PM
Good work, fluid simulation? modelling? great! :thumbsup:

02 February 2005, 06:45 AM
it dont look like a realestic blood

it looks better!!!

02 February 2005, 12:15 AM
• hahahaha, cool! that's what i call "a Bloddy picture!" :thumbsup:
02 February 2005, 04:09 PM
Its hard to archive such a fun look with such a gruesome idea. Good Job.

04 April 2005, 09:13 AM
all of them (concept.composition......)interesting! nice*good work!:)

06 June 2005, 12:13 PM
Not really that realistic, but it look great!

06 June 2005, 01:00 PM
Nice concept. Can imagine the boat floating through the body, would make for some interesting ideas. Good job!

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