Hi, everybody. Pleased to meet you. I'm new here, and thought I'd get some eyes on my work.
I'm a student looking to break into the games industry, so critiques are massively appreciated.
Thanks for taking a look around.
First up, a set of model sheets. I created the 'Observatory Suite' as six unique elements belonging to a single scenario. The work is largely Photoshop, but with some assist from 3ds Max to quickly build up the more geometric objects and give a guide for the orthographic views.
These next three images are full illustrations. I included some process to indicate my workflow/thinking.
Started out just playing with textures on this piece and eventually a form and feel emerged.
Got the forms nailed down and started to flesh out the setting and details.
On the finished piece, I removed the decorative border (it wasn't adding all the much) and fleshed out the atmospherics. I also added the branch silhouettes to the near space to create a better sense of space.
I had a fair bit of time to plan out this piece, so after a few thumbnails, I created a pretty detailed layout sketch.
Next, I painted the basic forms with their ambient color.
With the base colors in place, I added an additive layer for each light source.
After that, I pulled the forms to the foreground and background using overlays and started to add textures and detail.
The finished piece.
I had a quick turnaround on this piece, so there wasn't as much time to get a clean sketch. Still, I was able to create a general layout the gave me the masses and forms.
Similar the last piece, I painted in the basic colors and added the light sources.
The piece wasn't feeling quite right, so I iterated a number of times with different schemes and balances until I was able to get the feel correct. Chains were added to create a better sense of the viewers place in space.
Once the layout and colors were all in place, it was all just detailing. I added the torn curtain to keep the piece from breaking at the near wall.
Alright, everybody! Thanks again for having a look! Any critiques you might have are appreciated.