Strange Behavior (Illustration) Entry: Maciej Frolow


#61

maan! your texturing is just too much! makes me feel like just quitting on my entry! :argh:

looks really good. someday i hope to be able to something nearly as good as this :smiley:

best of luck.


#62

Looks great!


#63

The Dragon is soooooooooo cute :thumbsup:


#64

js3d - thx :slight_smile: glad you like Draco :smiley:

Pearlyking - thank you

chaitanyak - thx, haha no dont quit, your bike model is awesome and Im sure your texturing will be great too :thumbsup: good luck to you too :bounce:


#65

Almost done :slight_smile: need to texture a little the wings and make the most diffcult for me: pose the dragon correctly, sculpt some muscles and make a cool face expression.
After will come little details and final render with environement.


#66

Nice work and I like the way you use Modo! And thanks for your post in the forum at luxology.com :slight_smile:
Inspirational work in your portfolio at your website! Seems like we have a lot in common as Rodney Matthews for example. Here’s a photo from my library, bought it in 1985 but I keep it safely away from my kids :slight_smile:

Good luck and rock on, only a week left.
/peter


#67

Thank you for your comment :slight_smile: Yes a week left and I still not had the time to pose the creature, make the final render and paint over the lst touch-ups :banghead:

I wanted to avoid this but it looks like I have few unsleeping nights to spend on this. It will be a shame to not finish in time :shrug:

Glad you like my work :slight_smile: …and about Rodney see the image below :smiley:


#68

Finally I posed the draco, that wasnt easy. Anyway Im now working on the details like wings transparency, maybe something more “translucent”?
Any comments & crits welcome!


#69

Some touch-ups on the wings texture and scraches at the edges. I also made the dragon smaller but I think it have to be bigger anyway.


#70

Well, I see that I have to model more clocks :slight_smile: because of the scale of the dragon, I don`t want to make the clocks bigger. Meybe the reddish one…


#71

Nice dragon I guess my butcher like him too


#72

Hahah thx scala :slight_smile: but this one will not fit in the shop :smiley:


#73

Are you sure ?


#74

Yeah, it`s a biiiig draco this one :smiley: maybe in pieces heh :wip:


#75

Wow, it’s really coming along! The modeling is looking really nice, especially those rock textures and the dragon. It’s a shame most of the dragon is hidden by his own wings, It also makes him really hard to read: his silhouette is just a big blob, but if you curved the neck around and raised the wings, I’m sure you could work him into a much more readible and iconic silhouette.

Right now the color you have in the background is the same value as the dragon, which also makes it hard to read, but I assume that’s not your final. What are you thinking of for back there? (Apologies if you’ve already said and I just missed it?) Are you modeling, or just painting a matte?

Better hurry… good luck!


#76

Thank you Michael for such good feedback.

Youre perfectly right, I have to change those wings by making them much more transpaernt or by raising them. Its a diffficult part to make them belivelable :shrug: but I have to try to not kill all the dragon shape.

The background is on page 3 (post 34) a foggy distorded mountain :smiley:
Fortunnelly I have just to pose correctly the wings model few more clocks and make final renders. 6 days to go, it will be just in time… as always :smiley:


#77

Well I really don`t like the wings posed back but they not hide the body… any comments?


#78

Smaller wings looks better and show the body. Also added SSS weins and pushed the skin color to green.


#79

It’s certainly a step in the right direction (and the new wing shader is a nice touch!) Have you considered trying to raise the wings overhead, as though he were just landing? Just an idea… :slight_smile:


#80

:DOne thing is for sure and it’s that your image is memorable. Your dragon is so well crafted and the expression is warm and inviting, it gives the dragon a very loving character. It makes me curious to know what is going on in his head. Like a puzzle or project he/she is excitedly working on but I the viewer has no clue of what’s happening. So I am thinking to myself “What a strange and interesting little dragon” :smiley: Great piece!:thumbsup: