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11 November 2008, 09:14 AM
Jürgen Johannes Jäckel is entered in the "Steampunk Myths and Legends" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Image: The 3 sirens in concert (

11 November 2008, 07:55 AM (

I am pleased.
The idea:
In Greek mythology, the Sirens were three mythical women. Half fish. Half a human. And even in my imagination halfway abnormal Geschnätz.
The connection to Steampunk I bring about microphones. The microphones are again with all kinds of engines and associated equipment.

In my head, everything is already done. Now it must ONLY go from my head to you.

CG Ahoi

11 November 2008, 08:50 AM
hossa jakyll,

good tzo see you here. steam ahoi. i like the ideas with the tentacles coming from under the arms.



11 November 2008, 07:37 AM (

I am pleased.
The three sirens in their work.
I'm trying to implement my own style. This can see well at the head of sirens. This type of head I have for many tasks. I do not want to normal, beautiful women have to sit.
I hope I have in the next few years time, to make more pictures of this kind.

11 November 2008, 07:41 AM
You lay the focus in the right place.
That makes you as a professional.
I am curious like a walk back to your work.

11 November 2008, 07:43 AM
Nicely disturbing! Ill be watching this one.

Best of luck!

11 November 2008, 03:03 PM (

The structure.
The three sirens centered. On a piece of rock sitting. The rock is fixed on a machine. The whole set up could be in a kind of theater. But I leave the idea open to the rear.
Let's see where it goes in the next few weeks.

Poem about the picture:

Stone on stone,
Turrets fine,
Light pure,
100 markers slip.

In German it is much better:

Stein auf Stein,
Türmchen fein,
Licht rein,
100 Mark Schein.

11 November 2008, 03:10 PM
hey jürgen.

nice sketches already allthough i like the surrounding more than the characters till now.
the way the feet look is kinda weird till now

lets see how that translated to 3d
good luck for the competition and ostly lots of fun!

11 November 2008, 03:13 PM
the only criticism i have: to much LOL in it ... ;)

11 November 2008, 03:44 PM

THX to you.
By the way. That will no feet. These are fish fins.

I LOL here the whole day long.

11 November 2008, 07:58 AM (

First positioning of the three sirens on a rock.
Let's see how the texture (did you know that in many textures absolutely no text in it?) of the sirens will in the end.
Maybe I give them more clothes. To the chest.

11 November 2008, 09:21 PM
hossa jakyll,

you positioned the rock good, so no one can look the sirens under the rock.

i like your steam. maybe you can show some humans/listeners for example to the foreground. to put more strenght on the "sound". maybe their heads explode or something like that. do you know what i mean?

... i should have drawn something for myself, instead of writing here, damn!

11 November 2008, 07:37 AM
Year baby, i know what you mean.

11 November 2008, 11:40 AM (

Just a small WIP.

12 December 2008, 12:51 PM (

Small update.
Did not have much time.

I model one of this fishchars in lowply.
Duplicate it two times. And posing somewhat of three.
But it is only done quickly. The characters I work still continues. More tension in the posture. More differences.

12 December 2008, 06:43 AM (


Someone here play Tipp-Kick?

12 December 2008, 09:23 AM (

Here ist an update of posing the Fischköppes.
Worked more details out.

12 December 2008, 07:17 AM (

Teeth and gums added. More details on the bodies.

If you're very quiet, then you can hear the three sing.
But be careful. Can be addictive.

12 December 2008, 12:35 PM
hey man,

looks good! the schupps on the skins look like mine on my head. very good, im looking forward for the rest :)

12 December 2008, 04:01 PM (

I have reorganized the steam around the punk.
I want to focus more on the 3 sirens.

Can you hear it?

12 December 2008, 04:32 PM (

First color tests.

12 December 2008, 04:54 PM
This is so weird and disturbing. I will keep an eye on this! What type of heads are those?

12 December 2008, 04:58 PM
Hi Jürgen,

It looks great.:thumbsup:
I like your idea, very funny and original.
keep it up dude, and good luck.:beer:

12 December 2008, 11:05 AM
Thx. I love it very weird and very, very disturbing. The heads are a type between of nice fishheads and ugly fishheads. ;)
Thx. Wish you the same.

12 December 2008, 05:21 AM
Amazing work...Love to see MORE! :thumbsup:

12 December 2008, 04:52 PM (

Small Update.
Now it is time to create the rest.
I know now what i must do on my holidays.

12 December 2008, 08:39 PM
hahah! i love this idea, makes me wanna get a shot gun...
i think you should make the upper parts of their body less glossy, some iridescent specularity only on the scales would look great

12 December 2008, 02:50 AM (

I am working on the scene around the 3 Sirens. There is much to model. I'm at work thinking about the scene and their contents. I do always the basis of preparatory sketches. But mostly, I see only at work, what comes out at the end.
That's the advantage if you work for yourself, and not for others.

Here you can see ... i think 90 % of the content.

12 December 2008, 06:35 AM
Beautifully twisted. I look forward to the finished result.

12 December 2008, 07:13 AM (

Start to texture the mics.
This render is not final and not in best quality. Lighting and rendersetup i do on the end.

12 December 2008, 07:30 AM
The most unique and disturbing sirens I have seen. Deliciously bent. I can't wait to see more. The siren's head are great enough but the pit hair really brings it over the ROFL edge.


01 January 2009, 09:03 AM (

Details, Details, Details....

01 January 2009, 07:17 PM
2009 ahoi!

wires please. thanks. nice wires. and textures. very good work! im not happy, because my wine korks. your models make me smile again. keep up the good work, and your wacom pen and your 180graderer.

faichtz fetzly

i will meld me when i have time again from the moving ;)

01 January 2009, 08:00 PM

(Just kidding. I like your take on the Sirens -- it's quite inventive. Good luck!)

01 January 2009, 11:49 AM (

Software: BodyPaint,CINEMA 4D,Photoshop,ZBrush

The 3 sirens in concert

Theme: Steampunk in conjunction with myths and legends.
The idea was quickly found. I chose the sirens from Greek mythology. 3
should it be.
Now, the combination with Steampunk be found.
Technology. Machines.
Hm, ok...the sirens sing. Aha! They sing into microphones. The first
idea was an art concert hall. Later I decided for an art recording
Thus the 3 sirens are felt at home, they should be sitting on a small
piece of rock. I still wanted to somehow incorporate my own style.
First, I had very normal brains of 3 beautiful women on the bodies.
Hm. .. to normal. To normal for me. So I decided for a crazy head. As I
often do with my work.

After the sketches were made, I started simultaneously with the sirens.
First, I built a low-poly mesh in Cinema 4D.
This was exported into ZBrush.
In ZBrush the mesh was refined. Details like the shed. Then made three
duplicate. I modeled the stone directly in ZBrush. Then I took the 3
sirens positioned on the stone.
Back in Cinema 4D I built the scaffold, which should keep the stone.
I exported the models from ZBrush to Cinema 4D.
Now it was time to fine the camera position.
The 3 sirens and the stone I had in ZBrush textured. I used the AUV
Tiles. It goes faster. But brings the disadvantage that a lot of post
is needed.
The rest I modeled in Cinema 4D.
Then it was time for the setup. Lights were set. Countless test
renderings made.
The final image I had made with the new Advanced renderer in Cinema 4D.
Finally, made the post a few hours with Photoshop.

And ready.
Can you hear it?

Sorry for my english. I am better in Computer Graphics than in
languages (i hope).

01 January 2009, 12:02 PM
Great final Image and a real funny idea :-)

Good luck to you/ C4D rules ;-)

Greets rasher73

01 January 2009, 05:54 PM
lol! hammer picture. good details. good texture. good DOF. good rost. im happy :) ... i want us to have these as costumes for the next berlin trip 2009! :)

01 January 2009, 09:41 AM
thx. hope we see us in berlin. drinking gerds keller empty.

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