Mar 30, 2013

Sunset Play

Been literally rebuilding the sunset. 

Carrara has a decent built in sky generator, but it is somewhat restrictive in editing individual elements. So I decided to build my own sunset completely from scratch. 

Work in progress
I started building a sun. It is a sphere primitive with a liberal application of glow. However I wanted it to pack a bit more punch than this.

Work in progress
Adding a bit of lens flare I've got it down pretty good.

However the sky was too straight and uniform.

Work in progress
I think this is looking pretty good.

Wondering about the sky colours is the only sticking point.

Notice anything I haven't done right?

Getting back into Palaeo-art...

So as you can tell from this blog I've been kind of quiet as of late. Not that I haven't been (artistically) busy. I've got two board game commissions signed up (one is approaching 80% completion).

However I haven't been doing any palaeo-art in almost 6 months. Which is really weird. I can't think of a time in the past 6 years where I wasn't working on something prehistoric. For some reason or another I've experienced some serious palaeontology apathy/burn out. Perhaps after the solid half decade plus this was to be expect, but it still feels weird to not be doing my "thing".

With the decision by Peter and myself to wrap up the ART Evolved galleries for the time being, I'm forcing myself to do at least one really big bang finale piece for this tradition. I own a ton of my artistic growth to the galleries, and so it is only fitting I see them off with a final tribute.

To that end I wanted to push my new found lighting skills into unfamiliar territory. I want to do a Tyrannosaur silhouetted by a sunset.

Work in progress
Here is my start. I think it is looking promising, but perhaps has room for improvement.

Any suggestions 3D people out there?
I've got a primary yellow light coming from the back. I've got a reddish fill from the left, a orangey brown from the right, and two blues from either side of the camera. The bounce (not that you can see it a moment) is a yellowish brown.