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Title: WIP - Masonpappy's entry
Post by: masonspappy on June 17, 2020, 03:30:46 pm
My entry. Still lots of work to be done (Sky + a bit of background work and some additional foreground items to be created.)

All objects (airboat, fruit stand and veggies) created by me in Blender.
Title: Re: WIP - Masonpappy's entry
Post by: Hannes on June 17, 2020, 05:15:37 pm
Oh, I like that very much! Maybe you could work on those trees a bit more. They seem a bit repetitive.
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Post by: Dune on June 18, 2020, 01:53:17 am
Very nice. I would indeed work some more on the ground, add some bushes as it's a bit bare. I would also move the fruit stand (?) on shore as it seems connected to the boat. And I would add some clouds or haze, so there's more bounced light onto the dark parts; it's a bit hard.
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Post by: N-drju on June 18, 2020, 04:58:04 am
I'd describe this render by saying "Bright, optimistic colours and a carefree day".

This is what travels should all be about!
Title: Re: WIP - Masonpappy's entry
Post by: masonspappy on June 18, 2020, 07:16:45 pm
Thanks guys. Yeah, I think the trees definitely need some randomizing.
I didn't think about the fruitstand's nearness to the boat. Will move that as well.
Still have some veggies to add to the picture. Just need to finish creating them first. ;)
Thanks again, and please let me now if you see other things you think I've missed!
Title: Re: WIP - Masonpappy's entry
Post by: masonspappy on June 24, 2020, 08:00:32 am
Needed some sort of alien crustacean, so made this in Blender 2.8x this week.  Something like a cross between a crab and prehistoric lobster.
Also decided the flag-waving alien on the right needs replacing, still trying to decide what to replace him with.
Per previous comments the trees now have some variation and adding a few other touches as well.
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Post by: Dune on June 24, 2020, 08:28:27 am
Cool!
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Post by: Kadri on June 24, 2020, 08:58:33 am
Looks interesting.
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Post by: luvsmuzik on June 24, 2020, 09:07:43 am
These are great! The creature looks authentic enough....not so sure about the alien, I would have to see a close up, but if those are mammary glands out front, it looks like trouble. I do like the concept tho, kinda like a Warner Bros cartoon...haha ...as we wait for the hammer from Acme to fall

Maybe we are watching the Discovery channel a little too often......it is a nice break from the news tho.... ;D
Title: Re: WIP - Masonpappy's entry
Post by: masonspappy on June 24, 2020, 09:44:01 am
No, those are not mammaries. I kind of hate to admit this, but that's supposed to be a large-fanged birds head sprouting out from the chest.  But it's poorly done.. That's why I'm going back and re-creating something that looks (hopefully) more like a living alien than a bunch of sculpting mistakes.
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Post by: luvsmuzik on June 24, 2020, 10:15:30 am
Quote from: masonspappy on June 24, 2020, 09:44:01 amNo, those are not mammaries. I kind of hate to admit this, but that's supposed to be a large-fanged birds head sprouting out from the chest.  But it's poorly done.. That's why I'm going back and re-creating something that looks (hopefully) more like a living alien than a bunch of sculpting mistakes.
Okay....I see the vulturistic head now....my bad. That looks pretty rad, it just needs to be larger scale for my old eyes. ;D
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on June 24, 2020, 11:50:56 am
Beautiful bright colours, which is interesting with your latest elements we are moving more and more towards the fantastic!
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Post by: masonspappy on June 24, 2020, 12:36:46 pm
Quote from: Jo Kariboo on June 24, 2020, 11:50:56 amBeautiful bright colours, which is interesting with your latest elements we are moving more and more towards the fantastic!
Alway's did love science fiction!
Title: Re: WIP - Masonpappy's entry
Post by: masonspappy on June 24, 2020, 06:53:30 pm
So, my new alien. Basic sculpting done, now need to paint him up.  I think he'll fit better in the environment.
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Post by: Kadri on June 24, 2020, 07:37:11 pm
Looks good.
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Post by: luvsmuzik on June 24, 2020, 08:10:21 pm
That is a cutie! I hope you animate him. ;D
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Post by: Dune on June 25, 2020, 02:02:11 am
I love Serge! You should give him human-like eyes.
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Post by: sboerner on June 25, 2020, 10:58:57 am
Nice! He'll definitely fit in.
Title: Re: WIP - Masonpappy's entry
Post by: masonspappy on June 28, 2020, 05:38:05 pm
Well, I put some work into the new alien (aka Serge) only to realize most of the detail gets lost due to distance between Serge and the camera.

Oh well...
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Post by: Kadri on June 28, 2020, 05:43:41 pm
:)
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Post by: Dune on June 29, 2020, 02:07:12 am
This is so cool! A crop I presume? Maybe you can get closer to this part then, perhaps even use DOF and don't have the whole boat in front. One thing; I would perhaps lighten up the big victim, it's so black, so you don't see any details. And perhaps give the other guy a slightly more natural reddish lobstercolor too.
Title: Re: WIP - Masonpappy's entry
Post by: masonspappy on June 30, 2020, 01:05:37 am
Quote from: Dune on June 29, 2020, 02:07:12 amThis is so cool! A crop I presume? Maybe you can get closer to this part then, perhaps even use DOF and don't have the whole boat in front. One thing; I would perhaps lighten up the big victim, it's so black, so you don't see any details. And perhaps give the other guy a slightly more natural reddish lobstercolor too.
It is a crop. Just takes too long to render the who thing. Here's one that's a bit wider, encompassing the aliens and humans.Not sure about the color of the monster. Probably would have been better to move the black toward gray and show up detail that way.  Going to play with it a bit. I've toned down Serge's coloring somewhat, not quite so bright now.
Title: Re: WIP - Masonpappy's entry
Post by: WAS on June 30, 2020, 01:25:03 am
Quote from: masonspappy on June 28, 2020, 05:38:05 pmWell, I put some work into the new alien (aka Serge) only to realize most of the detail gets lost due to distance between Serge and the camera.

Oh well...

Ha! Love this!
Title: Re: WIP - Masonpappy's entry
Post by: N-drju on July 03, 2020, 03:44:40 am
For some extra humour, I'd have the skipper wave "Go vegan!!!" banner. :P
Title: Re: WIP - Masonpappy's entry
Post by: masonspappy on July 03, 2020, 04:04:22 am
Quote from: N-drju on July 03, 2020, 03:44:40 amFor some extra humour, I'd have the skipper wave "Go vegan!!!" banner. :P
;D ;D
Title: Re: WIP - Masonpappy's entry
Post by: masonspappy on July 03, 2020, 05:14:26 am
My final submission for better or worse. Thanks everyone for your input during the WIP!
:)

Just for the record:
All objects (Boat, aliens, plants, trees) created by me in Blender (various versions) except for boat skipper and boy, which were created in DAZ3D and finished in Blender.
Title: Re: WIP - Masonpappy's entry
Post by: Dune on July 03, 2020, 05:38:01 am
It's an extremely funny entry! Good luck!
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Post by: Kadri on July 03, 2020, 07:08:06 am
Nice.
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Post by: mhaze on July 05, 2020, 04:54:34 am
Love it!
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on July 05, 2020, 05:54:39 pm
Nice fantasy picture, good luck!
Title: Re: WIP - Masonpappy's entry
Post by: luvsmuzik on July 07, 2020, 11:16:49 am
Lots of talent here. You have made great progress with object making and composition. I love the water reflections and the outstanding vibrant colors in this image! Good Luck! :)