I decided to go out of my comfort zone by re-creating one of my favourite artwork of Simon Stålenhag. If you are not familiar with his art I highly recommend to check his work. This is my interpretation of the Crossing. All the models in the scene are created with Blender except the aliens, rocks in the background and the hands monument (finally I’ve had the chance to use my old Buzludzha photogrammetry model).
I have three scenes based on Simon’s work that I’m working on. I really, really, like his juxtaposition of 80’s Americana with some pretty creepy dystopian commentary. You get the distinct impression he doesn’t like VR very much - lol - (one of my projects is to recreate a scene in VR - ironically enough).
Stunning scene man! And wow what stunning style and work Simon has
PS stunning details man, when i saw those 3dviewport imags i suddenly noticed all thos figures on this big weird things in the water.
That man has some stunning creativeness. So many stunning illustrators which would be so cool in 3d It looks like a complete storyboard or moodboard of images for some epic game. Dang! Amazing and so many images!!!
and… finally after a lot of scrolling i found your reference Wowsers man you really nailed it. Though i do miss the haziness a bit… But i also like your version, a bit warmer and richer in contrast. Did you model all those characters on those things in the water? First i thought that was scanned, but after reading again im not so sure, i think you modeled it
PS never heard of that Buzludzha monument. Holy moly it looks massive and did look sort beautiful. But the ghostly appearance it now has ia also stunning. Looks like a movie set or so
I also found a page with photos of its glory days, it looked stuning, i must say that
PS has this Simon any connection to that stunning Unity trailer from some time back? I noticed this image and i got some sort of dejavu moment. BUt after checking they were not so the same, though i got the same feeling seeing that character
wow this is quite a long comment, @rombout
I’m glad you like the final result of the project.
The characters on top of those things in the water are actually from here www.mixamo.com
You can chose from a lot of different type of characters and also you can download them with animations. I’ve only add the specific headset I highly recommended to check it out !