I managed to achieve the main goal for today! My Brachiosaurus is overall done being textured. If worse came to worse, I could pose this current version into a descent final piece. Though it will get another couple hours of remodelling.
Even more significant has been several break throughs in my shading technique. This Sauropod dawns in yet another generation in my modelling lineage. 2009 is proving to be by far my most productive year in my 3D art. I'll do a proper post soon summarizing what the different between today's experiment and my typical shading was.
Here is the final beast in his fully coloured glory! (and for whatever reason this pic is enlargenable by clicking on it, so please do!... why the *BEEP* only some work and some don't on this thing is beyond me, but I'm getting sick of it!(
Finally the big guy posed. He is a much more vertical stance than I'm thinking of going, but this was at Peter's request. As he stayed up an extra 40 minutes to keep me virtual company (via skype) who was I too deny his request!
So yet another triumph of Live Blogging! A event I'm intending on participating in every ART Evolved gallery from here on in...