Ants in Love

Hi Folks,
after almost 2 years of abstinence from blenderartists i’m back with a current work in progress.
It’s a little scene about 2 comic-style ants in a somewhat romantic scene.
For this wip i remodelled the ant completely from scratch. we were using this ant for over 2 years for a commercial childrens project. now it was time to give the little fellow a little “facelift” :smiley:

There are still many things to be done. Some changes in the scene lighting, work on the shapekeys of the ant has to be done and a couple of textures have to be painted. but the pictures below should already give you an idea on what the final scene will look like.

Greets Linny

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An Ant is an insect. The most basic definition of an insect is a 6 legged creature. A 4 legged ant doesn’t compute. Also, they look to be sveral hundred times the size of a normal ant, judging by the scale of nearby objects in your scene.

Other than that, they look great. I like the final render too.

Thanks for your comment. of course you are right. but i don’t think that cartoon character always have to be anatomically correct :slight_smile:
our ant evolved over time. in the beginning it looked a lot more like a traditional ant.

this is the first version we used:

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after a while we changed the style slightly to give it a younger look.

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The current version i am working on takes into account that the product the ant is used for is targeted at another age group than before.