been meaning to join this challenge for a while and in between work
I've been tinkering away at it. I finally feel I have enough to show to
post a proper entry. I had this idea in mind of a long space journey
where the hibernation system fails and kills all on board except one. An
almost classic Sci-Fi trope but fun to explore nonetheless.
the IW Demo Day last month I had a chance to show a little bit of my
process of this painting in front of an audience. It was fun if not a
I started with a quick thumbnail to figure out
my shot and/or composition. I planned to kit-bash the whole thing in 3D
but it's always good to have a rough idea of where you want to go.
did the kit-bashing with the help of my own 3D models, Daz3D and free
kits I found online. Although my PC is pretty swanky it didn't like this
scene when I was done adding all the models. I was going to render it
in 3DsMax but the high polycount meant I would have MentalRay render for
days just for one image. So I took it to Keyshot which did a fantastic
job in just a fraction of the time. I assigned materials and emissive
objects in Keyshot and did a few render passes like the line work you
see here. It give me a good idea of where everything is, especially as
this is quite a dark scene.
This was the first light setup that I played with and I really liked
the sense of danger but it didn't really feel like an hibernation
room... I'm still tempted to go back to the red colour...
After a full render with lights and materials in Keyshot I took it to
Photoshop to add atmosphere, texture, colour, and more light. The next
step is to paint in more details, make it feel less like a render and
more like a painting. I might also need to make it a little more clear
the other people are deceased and that the system failed.
Thank you for taking a look, please stay tuned for more. In the meanwhile I appreciate all feedback, comments and critiques.
PS. This was copied from my ArtStation Challenge page, please have a look at updates and feedback here: https://www.artstation.com/contests/the-journey/challenges/5/submissions/3720