Today, I got antsy about not having added any spy gadgets into the scene, so I went ahead and got started on that.
I added a stress ball teargas grenade absentmindedly left by an identical regular stressball ()
And a case of “pens” (cyanide, truth serum, knock-out serum, laser). He has trouble remembering whether the gold or silver pen is the laser – so he keeps gold separate to remember (it’s the gold pen)
As well as a rubber mask hanging out of his briefcase
Unfortunately it’s pretty obvious that it’s the agent’s face. I’m going to change the skin-tone in Photoshop to hopefully bury the lead a little better. I might also texture paint some face blemishes too.
I accomplished the mask with good ol’ sculpting. I duplicated the face, deleted the mouth bag, and moved it around in place with the grab brush. I tried using a cloth sim, but this ended up being faster with good enough results. Is this good enough? Should I try to add some large wrinkles?
The original pen is off of Sketchfab. I changed the colors using the hue/saturation adjustment in photoshop to change the base-color image in various ways.
Lastly, I created the Agent’s night cap and I grabbed some good slippers from Sketchfab!
… Unfortunatly, I forgot to uv unwrap it before deforming it into place so the stripes are warped
It’s very bad in the back. So I gotta re-do it :(. Should go twice as fast this time though.
Here are the slippers:
I’m rather proud of what I came up with to handle the feet. Though for a more experienced 3D artist, this solution is probably obvious. I took the mesh that was the socks and extruded and scaled them into the basic shape of a foot. Then I changed the material to the face material and dropped them somewhere uniform and non-distinct.
Actually lastly, I messed around more the blanket and carpet colors to start honing in on the 1960’s feel. It’s going… disappointingly. Color is one of my weakest area as an artist – in competition only with lighting. I never walk away feeling like I got it right… So I’ll be fiddling for some time probably.
(It would probably help if I added the rest of the walls and ceiling and made some interior light sources ).
This is the general esthetic/color pallet I’m going for: