Monday, March 28, 2011


Hello all. In the midst of trying to survive my final weeks of art school, I haven't had a lot of time to finish personal work lately. I'll kick off with a Max scene I did last semester:

Here's a recent hopefully-soon-to-be-finished one:

Awesome idea Bryce! Looking forward to seeing everyone's work.


  1. Great 3D scene, it looks very much like a painting! If you can find a way to blur the reflection on the water I think that will push it even further.

    For the dragon painting, I'd suggest working more dimensionality into the lighting on the cliffs. Right now they are very ambient and uniformly lit when I would expect some strong highlights on the right side, and the grass atop them would have a more transmissive quality that has less dark shadows and more rim lighting. For most of the surfaces you have your colors very separated and uniform, try blending some subtle brown and blue tones into the stone and some orange and yellow into your grass. Consider this painting for an example of what I mean: link


  2. I miss drawing dragons. Sometime in the future I'll have to pick it back up.

    A bit of critique, with the dragon scene in particular - The lighting seems completely incongruent with the position of the suns, and on such a clear day, you'd also likely see sharp shadows from those suns. The side of the dragon and rocks opposite of the suns should be much darker, and lit lightly from above with a diffused blue to reflect the sky dome. You've done this to a degree with the dragon's left wing, and it works real nice there - the wing reads well in the space and the webbing feels translucent and reflective of the sun's rays.

  3. Thanks for the great feedback guys! I haven't had much of a chance to work on that particular piece lately, but I have been having trouble with the lighting and making it less flat. Lighting and color aren't my strong points so this will be an experiment.