arturro - Glad you like it, and yeap, Fellah’s definitely grabs the first slot for funny characters (which includes many of the posters in his thread as well incidently)
Squibbly thingie - Thanx mate… I’m really happy to have it over and done with
Gunilla - Yep, a final supplies was in order me thinks
flaeticia - Good to hear, tres bon!
Cartesius - Yeah, but then it turned out that the deadline was extended… but there’s no way I’m fixing anything now Agree with the dark/dull point, but I figure it’s needed to illustrate how depressing this day was for the fluffian civilisation :lightbulb
Kaksht - Yep, couldn’t let all you guys party on without me
jddog - Thanks buddy, considering the circumstances, I’m satisfied with the result.
blackdragoncg - Thanks a lot. I like that comment a lot.
Saschi0815 - It’s officially a unfinished finalized finished image… Whatever that means And you have absolutely no reason whatsoever to feel small here… Your work has been top notch from start to finish, dude.
.:: some more thoughts ::.
I really have to say that it seems that once again this challenge has been the greatest of learning experiences. Perhaps I learned most by watching Fellah and m@ working through the pre-visualization phase in a very effective way, and I’ve humbly adapted this workflow myself - focusing on the big picture using simple proxies and/or low-poly representations of the final objects and taking care of the overall scene layout in an early stage of the work.
For this particular entry I could have started the previs even earlier, since I did actually complete the nodes before moving on to the layout… but that’s something to remember for my next projects to come. This approach makes it really easy to set up and tweak lights and everything, and it ensures that all efforts contribute to the final result instead of miniscule things that in the end do not add anything to the image.
In fact, there’s no way I could have made this rush finish in less than five hours if I had not already set up the scene and lights the way I did during the lengthy layout phase of my WIP phase.
So, my special thanks and appreciation go out to Fellah and m@ for showing their superior workflow (I’m sure there are other who have worked the same way of course, but I fear that there are zillions of threads I haven’t been following that closely).