Back almost 3 years ago i started this travel blog that i made mostly for myself to remember all the things i saw and also share those stories with my family and friends. The project is colorpixel.org
However, just last year i saw that i had many people from all around the world visiting the blog.
So i took all out and made it more professional looking like.
I started with a map card and a symbol for the main subject ( the layout took me 1 month to come up with)
This was the first card and the first symbol of Portugal (the north of it) that i did for the project ( late winter of 2019)
All made in Blender 2.79, rendered in cycles on a powerless Mac computer (i5, integrated GPU and poor RAM - for a few weeks had no mouse either)
The point of all (concerning Blender) is to do something low poly, representative for me and the place visited and that would cost me less than 4-6 hours to make (without the time necessary to cook the idea). After 8-10 hours a y of work in CAD, Blender is my breath of fresh air at night or weekends. So time is short… energy is mostly depleted…
How i came up with it?
I followed Andrew Price (thank you for everything) that said that following drawing courses help even 3D blendering. So bought books and drew.
To keep it even more challenging my wife bought a book to draw everyday a new stuff.
So after a serious fails i was like i can do better in Blender.
So here is 001 Valenca -Portugal as seen on the Blog. It is a fortress city, not that big and not that visited ( as others that i will present)
002-Tui - Spain ( just across the border, a few meters from Valenca)
003-Ponte de Lima-Portugal - Ancient Roman Bridge
004- Braga -Portugal - also a very old city, named in the honor of emperor Augustus, and a major capital during Roman Age
Part 1 symbol
Part 2 symbol
006 Regua - the birth of the famous Porto Wine
007 Porto -my favorite city to live in ( I don’t currently but maybe one day)
The following bridge over the River Douro was built by the apprentice of Gustav Eiffel (More famous in relation with Paris-France)
008 Gaia -the place were the bottle and ship the famous Porto Wine
009 Grutas da Moeda -first time I saw such a beautiful Cave -happens to be also to most visited in Portugal (go figure)