I’m an occasional 3D artist. Currently, I’m with this a little bit too ambitious project that I’m working on some time to time.
The idea of building a sailing ship comes from my grandfather, who was a modeler of real ship miniatures. He did impressive involuntary pieces of art (I think he just was in love with the engineering of those ships, and he put a significant effort into the). I learned from him the importance of being ambitious and working hard on quality. So, I thought of doing this model as a kind of tribute
The point is that I have no idea how these ships are, and I don’t pretend to do something realistic. What I want to do is designing something stylized and fantastical.
Some other renders
Here some concepts.
The plan is modeling, texturing, and posing, so it is a long term project. Right now, I’m finishing the modeling of general shapes, and now I’m with the details. Also, I have half of the sails already rigged for the posing (and because of the challenge of rigging them). I need to figure out how to deform the sails convincingly.
I hope you enjoy it, and I will appreciate any feedback.