Good evening (or day, or night, depending on where you’re from ). I’m here to show you my latest creation: Jamais plus ne demeure.
For those of you who wonder “what the heck does that even mean?” it’s french. I chose a french title because, well, I’m french… Alright there’s another reason, I put a lot of thoughts in this title, as well as a lot of work in the image, and I wanted something that really tells the feelings I put in this production, and I don’t think I can translate it in english, it would loose it’s “power” so sorry but you can always go on wordreference if you want to now the meaning
The image speaks also for itself I guess, it’s about abandon, forgotten things and past tragedies.
(what a jolly way to begin the evening)
Joke aside, it took me a little less than two months to obtain this result. Of course I didn’t work fulltime on this, just here and then, when I had some time. For the technical part, it’s rendered at 200 samples (There’s a thread about that in the focused critique section). I chose to keep Cycles noise and reduced it a bit in photoshop afterwards. The reason for that is that the lighting was simply better, can’t explain why but there was an overall felling of “Yup, that’s what I was lookin for”.
I modeled everything, with sculpting on top of some objects, but you can’t really see the modeling quite good so … joke’s on me!
Before I let you reach the end of what’s slowly becoming a novel, I wanted to say that I was mainly inspired by two things: the movie The Pianist, by Roman Polanski. And the poetry of Victor Hugo. I strongly encourage you to take a look at these cultural masterpieces if you haven’t yet.
(Now you can breathe)
Thank you if you read all that, if not thank you anyway =)