Due to a chaotic evening schedule I wasn't able to get posts up the way I'd planned.
First thing I did was plop my now "complete" Shonisaurus into his water environment.
Though the ocean setting he is in is among my best, I don't claim to have created it tonight. This is all lighting and settings from my previous ocean projects. I simply stuck him into them.
Next came shading him.
This is where his current shader is sitting at. I decided to go with something different from modern whales and sharks. Though light on the bottom and dark on top I went with a middle layer.
Not sure I entirely like it. Let me know your thoughts.
However due to the power of my previous ocean work he can be made to look awesome.
If I just wanted to phone it in, I could call it quits tonight. However I'm not sure I want to, as I've always wanted to do a proper tribute to Betsey Nicholls (the passed away discoverer of the giant Canadian Shonisaurus in BC).
So tune in tomorrow when I resume on this guy, and get into some attempts at serious detail modelling.