Originally Posted by Tim West
I like the render and most certainly the textures. What I like a lot about your stuff is that I can "tell" its "your" stuff. Your work has a style that is consistent and recognizable. A lot of CG out there, might look cool, but the feel and style is the same as 20 other artist. This is something I have been working on for a bit now and hopefully some consistency is starting to show.....its just cool to see CG with a "style".
It will be cool to see some action shots.
Thanks for the comments
And yes, I agree, a consistent and recognizable "style" is extremely important.
If you can't see yourself in the work...then what's the use?
Well, that isn't entirely fair
There ARE times when you do not want to see the artist.
Like in the WETA stuff.
For them "illustration" is a bad word
took a bit of getting used to - but you can see the sense of it.
photrealism is what is needed there, and any hint of personal style would destroy the illusion.
but, for my personal work, I definitely do NOT want to be a camera.
and it is not easy with digital work.
when you work traditionally you almost can't help but be "in" the artwork.
just take a pencil and draw a line on a piece of paper and you are there.
but do it with a straight edge...and you are not.
it is a dead thing.
and digi work is kind of like that.
I've always worried that I’d run across something that looked just like mine.
that even I couldn't tell from looking at it that it was not mine.
maybe the only reason my stuff looks different is because of the software I use.
but, there are a lot of decisions along the way
and maybe in there somewhere.....
I honestly don't know
but I can tell you one thing - it isn't in the modeling, at least, not the way i approach it.
when I model I try to be as literal as i possibly can - and using an engineering tool helps.
but, IMHO, this is all just craft.
now textures, lighting and composition
that gets a little more personal
well….I suppose it is important to think about this stuff
but, in some ways, it is kind of a waste of time.
Make pictures you like…that’s about it