Just a general note to everyone We all still have over a month left to finish these images and last time I checked entries are final. From my point of view there is no reason why anybody should be posting their finished work already unless you have a personal time restriction. If you really want to improve with blender or win this contest you need to use the time that is given to you, there is always somewhere to make improvements. I’m verging on a year with Blender and while I can make quality pictures I can’t help but notice every little detail and mistake in my own work and the only thing stopping me from fixing as many as I can is the time limit. I’m not trying to troll here I’m just trying to get everyone to strive for their full potential as an artist and a Blender user because in the end practice makes perfect and that’s exactly why Mr. Price hosts these competitions, for improvement, for critique, and for notoriety. My apologies if I’ve offended anybody with this statement but I’m just trying to help rant mode off
@adam.vineyard your picture looks good for only 2 days but i can see its full potential beyond what you have currently. I can tell you’re going for a more realistic picture and the way to get there is through references and better lighting. The sunset is nice but the scene is dark because of it, maybe you could light up the woman with a street lamp nearby or something like that. It would also help if you textured the woman’s clothes and the ship, this would add a lot of realism to the scene as well as toning down some of the normal levels on the posts, the water, and the sidewalk. I hope my opinion was helpful!
@Sonic14 I like where this is going and I like your take on saying goodbye! But what it really needs is some texture work, I don’t know how realistic you want this to be but in my opinion I think it would be cool if the living egg was being held as it’s about to be cracked, rather than having it just sitting on the pan. I hope this was helpful!