Just finished this piece for Blender Guru, we recently launched Rock Essentials and I felt I needed to create something on my own style to celebrate it:
Barrel Dudes WIP:
All rocks found there came from the pack, so the bulk work of what could be a really long scene to create could be achieved in roughly two weeks, with most of the time being devoted to composition and the water setup.
All the water and mist/foam are coming from the render, no fancy post-production here. The water splashes, mist, foam and waves are all alpha masked planes and shapes, with splash/foam samples taken from pictures or hand-painted.
Strongly influenced by the tolkien universe/weta work (as everything else I do), turbulent waters won’t stop barrel rollers :RocknRoll:
I uploaded a bunch of making of images that can be checked on Artstation: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/Rgxgr