Face Tomorrow - Murphy Randle (Updates farther down page)

Hey Guys!
I have started work on an image for this contest: http://www.siggraph.org/newsfeed/call-for-submissions-space-time-2007/

And this is what I have come up with so far:

Modeled and rendered in Blender, Post in Photoshop.
It is still a WIP certainly, please let me know what you think!
Murphy

haha, whoa, coool image! Fun shader, though I see some lines on the elephants back…Maybe a bad shadow buffer?
ABout the shader. If your susing color ramps to achieve the fakey SSS, then maybe pull the light color closer to the drak, it gets a little too bunched up on the umbilicle(sp?) cord. Like, bad looking AA or something.
If you got it with nodes, pretty much the same fix.
Also(IMO) I think The pic would maybe feel a little better if you made the space more enclosed…its kind of big and open right now…


On another note, what is this contest exactly. I checked out the page, is there any theme? or an age limit? It dosnt look like it, but Im a little lost

And Id love to enter…
Peace
Drew
EDIT: Jus checked out the rules, crap! Im one year below highschool…
Well, that just ruined my day…

Maybe next year…i can enter:p …checking it out now…

I agree free-ality, thanks!
I do want to close the space up for sure, and I will crank up the samples on the shadow buffer a bit. Thanks!
Wow! you are that young? I started doing 3D when I was about 9. It’s great to see other young’ns doing good graphics!

K here’s some updates!

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c20/murphyRandle/GREEN.png

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c20/murphyRandle/PurpleBG2.png

it’s so cute! personally, I prefer the last one (red) but maybe a bit desaturated.
compliments!