This is just superb. Watched the video about 4 times already!
Stunning work! that vegetation is so realistic, And all the small details you put in are great, like the small bits of water dashed across the robot and foilage The lighting and the texturing/materials are just perfect too!
I just love this one man, great work as usual! 5 stars from me
While I definitely like the artwork and the graphics, if I were to be looking at this “as a 4x5 on a light-table,” I would have to say that it appears to me to be washed out. Underexposed.
For instance: although you certainly see the creature as “the star of the show,” he’s standing immediately beneath a bunch of white lights. And so, guess what happens? My eye gravitates to the brightest and the most-contrasty elements of the scene. And unfortunately, your little guy is facing serious competition on three out of four sides.
Now, what would I do to salvage this picture in a darkroom? I’d “dodge” the surroundings (to cause them to be darker), and/or “burn in” the little guy to make him lighter. You could, of course, do much the same thing with a little bit of “post.”
I can’t quite calculate how long this took. But I estimate it took a time of two working weeks combined since I started it two years ago.
Regarding your last question, I don’t think I have the position to tell you, but in my case, it is to take it one step at a time until you get to the point where you can call it done. Doing it altogether can seem daunting but if you divide the elements properly, you’ll get there.