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06 June 2007, 06:54 AM
Robin Lund is entered in the "Strange Behavior Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Concept Sketch or 3D pre-visualization: Death the Introvert (

06 June 2007, 06:58 AM
Welcome welcome! Good luck!

06 June 2007, 07:05 AM
Welcome and Good Luck and Keep it Odd...

06 June 2007, 07:33 AM
Thanks guys,

This is the kind of challenge i've been waiting for, I'm excited!

I've been trying to think of a good idea for my image and I don't know, there are so many possibilities...

I have one idea though.

I think what I'm going to do is make a scene with strangely evolved creatures. Like creatures that evolved traits that didn't seem to serve a logical function, and what they might have done with those features that served seemingly no purpose. I think I could find a lot of room for humorous interactions with this concept.

I'd like to have a handful of characters to develop for this challenge, and in the end figure out how arrange their interaction into one scene. Or maybe just focus on two strangely evolved creatures or aliens or something for the final.

I also want to focus on creating an interesting environment for them. I'm thinking like Surrealist / alien landscape...

I don't know, this sounds fun to me... What do ya'll think?

06 June 2007, 07:37 AM
I think this is a brilliant idea to be honest. I can already see so much potential from this. I think even if a few people went this route it is so vast there could be tons of room for individualism.

Frankly I love it! Go for it. :)

06 June 2007, 09:02 AM (

Deviating from my initial idea, I thought it would be funny to show moses parting the sea and finding a fish with legs walking onto the beach.

06 June 2007, 11:59 AM (

No one knew about death's private hobby of collecting bugs.

06 June 2007, 05:39 PM (

I've decided to go with Death's Bug collecting hobby because that means I get to model bugs and death. Fun stuff. This is just a speed model to get the basic shape in place, I think I'm going to re-work the concept sketch a little better before i go further because I think I want to model the dragonfly a bit cartoony.

06 June 2007, 06:25 PM
double post

06 June 2007, 10:43 PM (

testing wing line art in mental ray.

06 June 2007, 10:45 PM (

Working on wing specular map, not working out in renders very good. I think I need to make the lines thicker and decrease the specular alpha on the lines...

07 July 2007, 06:27 PM
Hi Robin,

Nice dragonfly! :)
The concept is'll be fun to see how you develop it.
No crits, yet. Good luck!

07 July 2007, 06:47 PM
The wings look good already. But I would add some bump or displacement. They look quite flat at the moment.

Good luck with the challenge. :arteest:

07 July 2007, 01:18 AM
Very nice dragonfly and I totally love the idea of death and his hobby ^_^

07 July 2007, 12:48 AM
wildsheepchase, thanks :) Best of luck to you too!

Russel-Nash, Yeah, i was noticing that, but now that you mention it, i know i have to fix it :scream: Good luck to you as well!

eclipse115, Thank you, I will try not to disappoint with the final image :thumbsup:

Well, I've been thinking about it, and besides bug collecting, I'm going to set Death in his home garden, "The Death Garden" to show he has other hobbies, like gardening, maybe horse-shoes and birdhouse making? Any other hobbies I could show in death's garden?
While he was never very popular on his online dating sites, Death was actually very interesting!

07 July 2007, 01:03 AM (

Although I think death may be mostly under shroud in the final image, I still want to have a strong concept of my character as this is very important. I see death as a lonely introvert :)

07 July 2007, 08:06 AM
you should add more detail to your dragonfly since it will be so close to the camera... death looks just great... keep it up

07 July 2007, 06:59 PM
Hmmmm . . . possible hobbies . . .

Bee Keeping
Old Car restoration . . .

or even think about the nature of death himself . . . Death is ancient and would probably have some hobbies that range several time periods.

maybe he has a small pet dino or his lawn ornaments are from ancient greece . . .

this concept could get really intricate and neat!

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