this was my entry to Blenderguru’s Christmas Competition 2012:
I just wanted to post it here and talk a little about how I made it. It’s my first fully textured scene and I was surprised by the result because I never thought that I can achieve this.
This video shows my work progress:
The blend file including all the textures (~21mb): http://www.thehood.de/pettersson_blend.zip
I think there are basically three things that have a big impact.
For the outlines I used a Blender build with Freestyle.
You can get it here: http://graphicall.org/?keywords=freestyle
In the Render Layers Tab you find all the settings for Freestyle. If you use the Python Scripting Mode you can load different styles. In my case they were to find in “blender25-win64-FreeStyle\2.64\scripts\freestyle\style_modules\”
It’s fun to load different scripts and see what they do.
If you use the Parameter Editor Mode you can create LineSets and create your own style.
There is a PDF that explains how it works.
I don’t know who the author of this is, I think I found it on BlendSwap but I couldn’t find it anymore, so I uploaded it to my server: http://thehood.de/Freestyle_Advance.pdf
For the textures I used MyPaint. I love that tool.
I think these are the brushes I used the most to create the textures: