Caius: Yea, you’re propably right about not placing so many sheep there.
The “thing in the middle” is just the landscape and herd expanding beyond and
below the hill in the foreground. Again, my drawing skills aren’t as good as I wish
Framedworld: Correct points about the head. But I still got a long way to go
with it. The proportions though are taken out of some of Leonardo Da Vinci’s
work, simply because I find his style fits what I want to achieve. There is
something more old and classic about his drawings than the anatomy references
of more modern times…
The sheep fur is particles with alpha map. I know that it has a lot of flaws when
it’s this close, but it’s fine when it’s further away. I can’t lock onto one specific
reference or breed of sheep I’ve tried to do. I’ve been going through tons of
sheep photos, and just done some freestyle texturering based upon that. One
kind of sheep I didn’t want to do at all though, was the modern sheep you
nomally encounter on farms these days. Those completely white and perfect
sheep wouldn’t at all fit into a setting like this.
3Distracted: Right about that!
3dak: If there’s something I’d like to avoid, then it’s making the angels transparant.
They are not some kind of ghost-like fantasy creatures. They are real things,
appear in solid flesh and bones, and I intend to make them appear in flesh and
bones here as well, just like they did. (or mesh and rigs, if you will)
I am considering making them glow, but no transparancy for the angels.
Super Wu-Man: Woah! Not often you post in the focused critique forum! What
an honor, heh!
I’m gonna have many angels in the piece, simply because there were many
[quote=Luke ;)]And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God,
- Luke 2:13[/quote]
For those not speaking Biblelish (I don’t really) it basically says that there
suddently appeared a big bunch of angels praising God. Pretty cool stuff, I’d
say, and a great oppotunity to make an image where one can dwell on details
and of course killing my computer rendering it - that’s great!
The scale and detail level the piece requires has a big part in, that I really
want to do it, since I myself love images with great detail… I mean the ones
where details doesn’t confuse the overall image and still have a nice composition
and idea to it. I hope to achieve the same with this piece…
Keep commenting! Lovely with so much feedback already!