Well, yeah, it’s true that we’ll all be uploading the full-res image… but I don’t expect the judges to go poring over most entries at 100% zoom. I wonder how they DO all view them? Print-outs, screen? In a forum like this where everything’s been resized to screen-res? Anyhow, I’m resigned to the fact that Olmy won’t get seen too much. But at least he’s there and you can tell it’s him: Stature, the picting, the fact that he has no nose.
(So how does he smell?)…
Immediately after posting the lamé work in progress…
(It’s not that I didn’t know the proper Italian spelling, it’s just that I have no idea how to get the é in Windows. On a Mac, which is where I am now, it’s easy. Easé!)
Anyhow, immediately after posting it, my wife Talia (aforementioned shawl model) and I looked at the post and decided it was too green. I added some more white spots to parts of it orienting upwards and it looks better already.
Marley, I don’t mean to be a tease with not showing the whole thing, I just tend to work by bouncing around different spots. I have older versions of the characters in the Axis City file, and only the far left corner of the background in the Characters’ file. I try to keep things distinct to save on space: Each file is a huge pile of layers, and it gets expensive keepign them all live in eavery file, so I separate things out into smaller working files. Now that the characters are pretty much done, I’ll flatten them and reincorporate them into the background file and post that soon… maybe even this year!
Not too much to do left:
- Finish the detailing on the front of Axis City and decide what value to make the whole thing
- Add the little spaceships
- Add effects from the plasma tube.
- Add Olmy’s ship interior (just windows and deco, nothing too compilcated
- Smore brush-work in the background and other post effects…
… and I think that’s it!
Oh, hey, one funny story - So I’m at a Christmas dinner with friends last week. One friend, Laura, has been silently following most of this thread. (Hi, Laura!) We were all sitting aorund, and she commented that she thopught it was going well, except Patricia’s hand seemed a bit “chubby,” not enough bones. She showed me her hands as an example, and then decided to show me another hand. “Hey, Sarah,” she called across the room, “hold up your hand!” Well, she’d forgotten that Sarah had been the model for those hands, by virtue of the fact that she just happened to be wearing a blue jumpsuit on Halloween. So Sarah holds up her hands… And they’re not as bony as Laura’s, and she realized that the hands I’ve painted look just like Sarah’s hands! Anyhow, it’s subtle but I’ve now added more details like that to Patricia’s hands.
Sasha - NO, that was NOT me in the November ImagineFX!!! It was an interview with me, but that WASN’T my photo. (I don’t even know whose picture it was, but I would hate for people to think that was me. I look completely different that that, no offense to whomever’s photo it really is.)
That’s enough text, catch you all later, and thanks for the notes. Have a great New Years!