This is really nice, I wouldn’t say cartoonish (it looks pretty good) but maybe more ‘cinematic’ or ‘hyperreal’. Nothing much to crit here, except I think the lens effects in post are really excessive.
Hey thanks guys, can you tell me which lens effect? Like as in distortion, dispersion, vignette, DOF, dust, or was it more in the contrast, color effects? This is supposed to look like a photo that’s been through Photoshop. I tried to go really easy on the “effects” except for the colors. I may not change this one, but critiques always help for the future.
Oh, and in case you want to compare, the original render is here.
I think there is too much distortion and dispersion, i.e there is a lot of noticeable blur/distortion near the right side of the image. Beyond that it’s fine. My thinking on adding in lens effects is to keep them almost invisible. Real photographers try really hard to avoid these things…
Im not sure about that.. I saw your progress in wip section and I liked it but now.. It seems too green to me from far distance. Maybe play a bit with color ramp and try to get a bit more color contrast. The model and composition is great thought. :) I really like it. I dont think you changed the sky to a darker one don`t you?
Thanks for all the support guys, its really encouraging. I see what you are saying about the green, and I’ll play with it throughout the week, so if I come up with something better, I’ll let you know.
I think the image is great! The chromatic aberration is too excessive, but that’s a minor issue in the grand scheme of things. This is definitely the best render I’ve seen submitted to the contest :yes: If I were you, I’d submit this to the CG Society Showcase Gallery!