I had been posting on another thread, which I ‘hijacked’ so this is the start of a separate thread in which I am going to post this personal illustration project as it goes along. The watercolor like aspects is Post-Processed from Cycles and Eevee renders, along with AO and Shadows passes. Still have ideas of where I want this to go, but here is the latest version. Hoping that the LANPR development can be brought in when finished, as I wrestle with Freestyle too much for now.
I’ve been looking for a watercolor shader for a while now. No luck.
The project has moved along, this is just an update. I have shifted to having a “Night” side in contrast to the “Daylight” side, and I have my first two characters in place. More elements are intended but I wanted to get this posted in its current form.
Some additional work on the night side, which is intended to ‘echo’ the daylight side somewhat. It is a ‘process’ so I will follow along willingly. More to come.
I have moved it along a bit, added another character and went back to a ‘darker’ look to the night side.
The addition of the left aide tree is not that welcome… not to my taste.
Also why a black bird?why not a dove? The cat is great, posture and all :d
The main tree has no separation between night and day
Thank you for taking the time to offer your comments, always part of the process for me.
I am including a variation as a ‘clarification’ as the inclusion of the tree on the far left side, is not compositionally helpful if this is a single full image, but it is intended to be the front and back of a book cover, so only the Dayside will be the primary focus, which works better as a composition, in my opinion. The Nightside is meant to ‘mirror’ the front a bit, but have a tonally different feel. I am including a version with more definition between the two sides, and an indication of the book spine for reference. I am also including the Title, as it might be seen on the actual book. Just ideas for discussion, still not convinced on any of it yet.
The Crow/Raven has been a part of my visual repertoire thru out my life, showing up in drawings and dreams, walking in my neighborhood on windy days as a child, taunting me to make my flying efforts. They are very smart and provocative and ‘asked’ to be part of this project.
The project has moved along. I also had some misgivings, like Color.pixel, about the tree on the left side after I put it in, as it occluded the sky and hillside in a distracting way. I have replaced the tree with a pile of rocks, to serve as a perch for the owl, and changed the lighting of the nightside. It is a ‘process’ so it changes as I go along.
While I liked the removal of the previous tree on the left side, it didn’t work, so I made yet another change, which I find is a better solution. It keeps enough of the night sky and the hillside, while providing a more appropriate perch for the owl. Take a look and let me know.