Hope

This image was originally intended to this weekend chalange (#348 - Theme: Black & Red), but it is so full of meaning that I do not want to leave it as just a contest entry.

I would like to know what you guys think, and ways to improve it.

It was my first time doing real texturing an UV Unwraping. The wood texture was made in woodworkshop (http://www.spiralgraphics.biz/ww_overview.htm) the blood was painted later in Paint.Net (http://www.getpaint.net/). I got the planet textures here: http://planetpixelemporium.com/earth.html

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Looks nice, and I like how the blood wipes away the darkness.

could start by making the cross a bit more imperfect (use displace modifier and a cloud tex) change the angle slightly as well. maybe make a pool at the base of the cross and branch out of it for the blood. GREAT word picture. I like the vision-rock on.

Love it… But the cross looks too perfect and maybe adding a plaque could add to the effect

Here is an update.

Used a displace modifier with a cloud texture on the cross. Tought about adding a plaque but there is no one in the cross, and the plaque was what he was accused off, so I thougt it as a little pointless…

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