Posts made in March, 2018


Making of Siren III

Making of Siren III


Posted By on Mar 23, 2018


 

Siren III

 

This is the third time I attempt to make a siren, and it’s the first I’m actually happy about how it turned out.

 

I started with a rough sketch on a post it note, and gathered a few references for the hair aswell, the project really began with a photo I took of myself, to have a strong reference of the skin, hands and muscles.

 

The next step was to buid the tail, and instead of going for the regular scaled type i went for a more shark type of look, with a sober payne gray and soft reflections.

 

the siren is supposed to be outside of water but the hair does behave as if it was inside of it, weightless and reflectionless.

 

to make the hair I used Blender’s Hair System, and to be honest, it’s far from being my favorite tool for making hair, the interpolated children system is great, but the main curves of the hair are really hard to control and you need a really really good reference and a lot of time and patience to make it work realistic.

 

Rendering was done in V-Ray

 

Ivan Beoulve

Photographer, Illustrator, Adventurer, Rogue Scientist.

 

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Libertad para Amar y Sentir

 

    In the year 2002, I used to own a t-shirt that said “Libertad para Amar y Sentir” with a print of two persons kissing eachother, (the assumption is they were both the same sex, but their hair was all shaved and they looked so androgynously similar that it wasn’t really clear). the message though, translates to “Freedom to love and feel” and this would mean; among all preferences, after all that is what freedom means.

“one of the pieces im most proud of both visually a technically”

  Back then this was a very frowned upon shirt to wear and 16 years later I named one of the pieces im most proud of both visually a technically, the same.

  The piece is again about two persons kissing eachother, this time a male and female, since I took the visual reference from @de_moral_distraida ‘s illustration, I knew right away what it would mean to me, the flesh behind our skin is the same no matter who we are, and sexual preference is not mandated by physiology but by biology.

“the flesh behind our skin is the same no matter who we are”

  Beyond the visual impact I hope the message comes across as positive

The technique used on this project was experimental at best, but since this is not the first anatomy oriented image I’ve made, there’s been a learning curve, the process is complex:

 

– Photogrammetry of the subjects
– Photographs of the composition
– Detailed photographs on the teeth and toungue for reference
– Anatomy study of the disection
– Artistic sculpting of the dissection
– Artistic texturing of the sculpted model
– Hyperrealistic lookdev of the Shading and final rendering
– Photographic composition and color grading

 

The whole process took about 8-10 hours, while the first try of similar images took about 10-15 days, using a diferent approach that was more complex even, but a lot more anatomically correct.

 

 

 

Ivan Beoulve

Photographer, Illustrator, Adventurer, Rogue Scientist.

 

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