Competing entry Pure? Open? I am sorry I read the guide and 99% percent of time was in blender and all models are new so I guess it is pure.
“An old friend”
All models were made specifically for this scene including grass rocks and plants. The leave texture, butterfly texture and background colour was done in procreate. The Hdri is from HDRI haven and I changed the levels a bit in affinity photo.
Well, I missed last weeks, cause I counldn’t think of something. But this week I came up the something.
Render with Cycles, 128 samples, denoise, with filmic. It’s also an open entry.
I call it “Reunion Of Two Warriors”.
Pure entry. Everything made in Blender, only procedural textures.
The big crunch is a theory which basically states that the process of the Big Bang will one day revert, and all atoms of the Universe will collapse into a single place. On that day, everyone will be reunited.
I was really sloppy with the whole thing, but I like how it turned out.
Thanks! Yup, everything is procedural. The background is actually made with planes with an emission shader. I have a weird node setup mixing noise and wave textures.
The basic idea was to convert object coordinates to spherical coordinates, and use this to make the curved nebulae.
Also, a great part of the look comes from the compositor.
Here is the raw render for reference: