Mouse & Dragon

Hi all,

I just created this scene based on another awesome concept by Derek Laufman

For the dragon, i started to model a single low poly section of the body and put an array along a path following the curve of the dragon body. Then I collapsed it and attached the feet. After that I sculped the details in and applied some bump maps to the spikes.
It took me some time to get the lighting right. It is a fairly complex scene, with a lot of detail going on, but I wanted it to work as a thumbnail as well.

I hope you like it. Feel free to comment :wink:

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Sweet job Jörg! :star_struck:

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This is a super fun scene! Any chance you have a closeup shot of the mouse? I’d love to see that.

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Great work, congrats.

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Perfect, cheerful expression of heroism: fun & inspiration in a single image - makes all of Harry Potter, The Hobbit, etc. redundant. Also (unfortunately) a hint of how to approach today’s politics, too?
:shushing_face:
Do more. The world needs you.

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We gone see that mouse getting roasted too?

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I featured you on BlenderNation, have a great weekend!

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You’re on the #featured row! :+1:

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So creative. I love the vibe of the scene. And the lighting is superb!

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Would be super nice if we also could see the reference image :slight_smile:

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Guess this is it. Very impressive, you have captured it really well.

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lovely work !!!
i wonder how did you do the stack of gold ?

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The stack is just a low poly plane modeled into place with a particle system to emit coins, rotated along the normals with some random value. After the particle system i used a displacement modifier in the modifier stack to push the surface of the plane back down a little. The plane is just there to fill the gaps between coins. Hope this helps :wink:

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Yes this is it! I just loved the compsition and the story behind it. But i thought a more moody dark tone would suit the scene, so i tried to go for a night shot. To guide the view i replaced the sword with a magick staff emitting light and thought the dragon could be moments before spitting fire so i just put a light in it’s throat :wink:

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I love it the lighting is nice, and the colors are really vibrany.

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There’s a word for that and it’s talent. Very nice!

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