Winter Castle

Currently I’m working on a series of castle images in Blender. I wanted to make something half in light and half in shadow.

The background cliffs and mountains are all duplicates of the same sculpted rock object rotated different ways. I made a snow material by separating the Z channel from the normals so it only went on the tops of things.

To work fast, I only added the details I needed. Depth of field is your friend. Since only the main character’s backs are in focus the background people are very simple. They don’t even have armatures. The foreground characters don’t even have faces.

I rendered the foreground and background as PNGs separately so I could use different sampling on each. These were linked inside a Photoshop file for color adjustment and a bit of painting.

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Blender and Photoshop


I featured you on BlenderNation, have a great weekend!

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Thank you so much!!!

A beautiful and imaginative image, stuffed with delicious detail. :+1:

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You’re on the #featured row! :+1:

You should add some mist on the background behind the boat ,it will give the scene more depth of field