A Month of Art
Last Summer I spent a month making an artwork every single day, and this was the result. It wasn’t a planned project, hence why the start and end dates don’t quite lie on the beginning and end of the month, but I probably wouldn’t have had the confidence to start if I intended right from the start to put so much work into it so consistently. I was not working to a midnight deadline like some artists who’ve done daily renders (Beeple, for example). My rule was that I didn’t go to bed until I had finished the day’s artwork, even if it meant working until 4am. Which it sometimes did, and there were a few days when I just had to give up on my ambitious idea and settle for something I could actually finish and go to sleep. The total work time on the entire collection is probably around 100-140 hours, with some scenes taking as much as ten hours in a single day. I would try and explain the technical and artistic side of how they were created, but there are just so many of them that I’d be writing a small book to tell the story of each and every one!.
That being said, here’s a little general info.
Almost all of these scenes were rendered in EEVEE, specifically in Blender 2.83. I did no additional compositing work outside of Blender, and a decent portion had no 2d editing whatsoever. The artistic process was usually unpredictable but I powered through knowing that giving up one the project wasn’t an option because I needed to finish something, so I just kept messing around until I found something pretty. That was basically how most of the abstracts and a few of the scenes were made. Some of them were a bit more deliberate, and I would end up making something a lot like what I imagined when I sat down to create my scene. I never knew what to expect, but after completing one scene after another I got a bit more confident and started tackling full on artworks, which you see in the middle of the month. It was amazing but it was also crazy time consuming doing that much work over and over again, so I reeled myself in and ended the month with some simpler abstracts.
I am happy to answer any questions so please, look around and if there’s something you want to know more about just ask! I’m also planning on posting highlights of my favorites in the coming days, which will come with breakdowns of the technical and artistic process along with a view of the full image in 4k!
Also, the reason it say “Original Collection” is because I have some vague plan to enhance some of them at some point, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet so this is the gallery of original images created in a few hours a piece with no later editing. If I do ever get around to my second pass I will post it here.