Feb 22, 2010

Live Blogging 6

Live Blogging for ART Evolved continues.

Women's curling on TV. I can't have a break. Especially as China is winning... AHHHHHH!!!

Come on Canada pull some of it together tonight please!

Though we are winning Ice Dance... not that I count that as a sport myself.

Mr. (Mrs.?) Therizinosaur has reached the shading stage. Here is the prelimenary shader spread.

I've got a couple test undershades to choose from from. Anyone have any opinions?

Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4

Peter update: Bond has been crusing with no Hockey to distract him (that and I think he is working off our defeat). All of his Therizinosaur has been penned (which was a lot of penning). All he needs on is a back leg for the Therizinosaur.
We had a funny experinment to determine where this leg would go. I had to reenact slashing a Tyrannosaur with my hands to see where my legs went. In good news Peter wasn't too far off where he needs to be. So we'll see how it pans out.


Albertonykus said...

Like the spinosaurid, the therizinosaur suffers from hand pronation (or bunny hands), which I find really disturbing. The poor maniraptor should be complaning about its twisted, broken wrists along with the fact that Canada lost. (Though I'm not sure if most therizinosaurs would be supporting Canada, being Asian, and the North American ones being - well - American.) Otherwise, it looks good.

Albertonykus said...

As for shading, I think the first or last ones look more natural. A recent study has revealed that thin filaments like protofeathers and fur can't look green or blue to our eyes. As therizinosaurs had only protofeathers and bristle things rather than true feathers, they probably weren't green. (Although if parts of your therizinosaur are meant to be bald skinned rather than protofeathered, that could partially bypass the problem...)

Weapon of Mass Imagination said...

Thanks on the hand reminder.

I caught it, but only a few minutes before reading your comment.

It's not an issue until I start detail scaling on the hands and feet.

As for the colours, I haven't even begun to think about feathers. Curling is VERY stressful at moment... adding the stress of 3D feathers right now, would put me in the grave :P

I'm thinking on going light on the feathers, and just put them in "display" areas. I don't see a huge therizinosaur needing them in nice warm Cretaceous China

Albertonykus said...

That sounds reasonable. I have a few reasons why I give even big maniraptors fuzz (http://albertonykus.deviantart.com/art/Big-Maniraptors-139981145), but I understand the difficulty of 3D fuzz.