Hello everyone, it's been a while since I've posted anything XD
Anyway, here's my entry! I told my brother about this on Thurs/Fri and he's the one that came up with the idea of crossing the Minions over with the Simpsons and I took over from there. I decided to add the dog in place of Santa's Little Helper (doesn't he look so cute! ^ ^)
Also, this is my "widescreen" version since I didn't realize after I drew it that it had to be a certain size (figures XP), and I'll post the link for the original drawing here once I upload it for the full version: aneko-sakamoto.deviantart.com/…
I am soooooooo proud of this! I spent quite literally all day on this....And even if this doesn't win me anything through this contest, I'm going to use this pattern as much as I can! Hopefully I can get it printed on bags/notebooks/etc. And of course, it will always make an awesome wallpaper
Goodnight, sleep tight. That's what I kept thinking.
The first person view usually gets me. I don't trust my photoshop skills to make it like more gritty so I penciled it in. I got a little dirty from the graphite because drawing on sketch paper apparently smears a lot. I'll know better next time. I haven't drawn a horror pic since the Licker in RE2, feeling old all of a sudden. This was fun, anyways.
HB pencil on sketch paper.
<EDITED Ver2 08/31/10>
If any of you are wondering why it looks different, that's because it is. I tried to make some minor edits but I'm not sure if they helped or not. It's not drastically different so I just uploaded the new file, but if I'm breaking any contest rules by not showing both of them than I'll change it.
Another 100% Inside colouring fractal. No Outside colouring algorithms used.
That's the first outcome I can really say I'm proud of... well, very immodestly, that is. I wanted this to look like a clear sky bathed in light, and yes, I think I made it somehow. I've been doing lots of experiments on how to recreate watercolour effects and canvas paintings in UF, and this contest gave me the chance to understand that my best bet might just lie in fractal insides. Thank you, Best of Both Worlds!
As soon as I heard "Square-Enix" and "Contest" I just HAD to give it a try, and since making my own characters isn't exactly my strong point, I was stoked to hear that backround designs were allowed too. Though, it had a urban-Tokyo theme, so I dived into something new that I have never done before...creating an urban environment rather than natural scenery. You can see the contest details and what it's all about here [link]
Now for the fun part, giving you the gist of how I made what you see Well first I found a few pics on the net to use as reference when modelling all objects in Cinema4D, that took nearly half of the total time to do. they were then imported to Vue 6 for better texturing and lighting. All but the cars were made by me ( they were free-to-use models that came with Vue ) the trees are customised Vue trees I turned into Cherry Blossoms too. Finally, postwork to the final render was done in photoshop, such as adding glow/flares around lights and light-beams that would have taken too long to render in 3D and that cool "wet look" on the road. Oh, and all signs and road patterns were made from scratche in Photoshop, no photo's used any further than reference for me to replicate.
Final 3D scene had just under 1 million polygons, just over 200 objects and Global Illumination lighting. Once again, rendering was done in two halves as my laptop can't handle rendering it fully at 2991x1978 ( I tried rendering it larger, but it took hours just to do 6 %, so I had to stop and settle for something smaller )
Oh, and I forgot to say that I'd rather not receive critique on this one other than directly from the *wewy team in the unlikely event I may win.
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