First of all let me apologise for the brevity of this post, my main aim is just to have a blog post for the Month of June posted in June.
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So at the start of April this year (2021) I decide to join and participate in CG Cookie's Collab2021 (Collaboration 2021) project to turn a concept painting into a 3D scene. To see what we where working from click here. CG Cookie is an online learning community devoted to teaching Blender and other related 3D concepts.
The asset that I worked on was the spice cart, which you see the video below:
Unicycle-riding owl holding a concrete umbrella.
This delightful chap (since named Omar Owlson) is the product of a fellow Collab2021 participant's random comment, about halfway thru April, sparking my imagination and I promptly put this together in Adobe Photoshop. And no I haven't changed my signature, that's just my CG Cookie Forum name in the bottom left corner. My CG Cookie portfolio can be found here.
After Collab2021 officially ended after April there continues to be a community-centred Collab2021 Interior Team that's only starting to really get up some steam this June after a fallow period during May. Which is when I made these two following concepts below:
Owl-themed tankard and candlestick concepts (unofficial).
The above image of Omar guarding a bridge in the rain is another in a series of those random comment that ignited my mind, and also possibly contributed my post-Collab "blahs". Over stimulation combined with endorphins and earlier mornings to catch live-streams from the U.S. also didn't help much either.
After recovering a bit from the "blahs" I took on the challenge of turning the Owl-themed candlestick, that I'd concepted before, and turn it into 3D for the Collab Interior. Basically because it was smaller (not necessarily easier) and that nobody else had seemed to taken an interest in doing it themselves.
Another Collab member has actually taken on the challenge of turning Omar into a 3D object, which can be found here. (Click on the Replies under the spice jars post to see the first version and scroll on from their.)
Final Image (Beauty shot).
Above the final beauty shot of the candlestick is the OpenGL turnaround (4 views) of it fully textured and painted without the additional lighting in the beauty shot.
I think that it's come up rather well, considering all minor tweaks that I went through today just so that I could be done with it.
So until next time, God bless and stay safe.
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