A small traditional Japanese garden, complete with a red wooden bridge, an Ukimido-esque pavilion, a small house, Mt. Fuji in the distance and of course, lots of cherry blossom.
This was one of my experiments with outdoor lighting (haven't drawn anything outdoor before :v) and a small case study on Japanese architecture in preparation for another in-progress artwork. Technical titbits
Software used: Blender for modeling and rendering; SpeedTree Cinema for vegetation; Substance Painter for PBR maps and Aurora HDR for final color grading.
>20 million polygons in total, not counting particle hair.
>3900MB of VRAM and 24.5 hours were needed to render this at 5K (5120x2880) on a GTX 1060.
Total project size: 8.45GB (RIP optimisation)Credits
The Mt. Fuji in the distance is actually a flat backdrop extracted from "Mt. Fuji over Lake Shoji" by the amazing Yuga Kirita, who was courteous enough to upload it for everyone in its 5K glory. Visit him here: yugakurita.com
P.S. the girl on the bridge is Blanc from Neptunia, you might have guessed. She took me almost three days to model and texture from scratch, yet I changed my aim from a character artwork to a landscape one halfway through the project and now she's just a small part of the final image . I do plan to render an up-close portrait someday though.
P.P.S. I changed my old angular watermark, which had been in use in my other photography sites for a long time, to this Asian stamp-like one for DeviantArt .