Saturday, 23 June 2012

Birlinn Illustration

I was quite exited last week to be asked by Differentia Design to do an illustration of a Birlinn (traditional Scottish ship) for an information panel to go on the Caledonian Way, near Castle Stalker.

The main image is done in Blender using the Birlinn model I made a while back.  Castle Stalker is roughed out in the background along with an approximate skyline.  Rendered in Cycles with postprocessing done in Photoshop,  mainly for the foam on the sea.

This is one of several images that will form the information panel.  I will update with a picture of the completed panel when that is available.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Retexturing Blenderella

Not had much time of late.    My earlier attempts at texturing my Blenderella model needed some love.   Using the BProject addon (under the experimental add-ons),  I was able to get a skin texture for the face and body I was happy with at last.  Using a UV image texture plus a translucent material with fake skull added to the model to assist with proper subsurface scattering.   Rendered in Cycles.