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dogtrombone
04-16-2008, 03:10 PM
Here's an illo I've just done for a magazine for the UK legal profession. It is to illustrate an article about how big companies are always threatening to take over smaller companies. The client's brief was the verbal expression of "wolves lurking outside business premises".
It is largely constructed, textured and rendered in 3D (using mainly Vue 6 Infinite, some modelling done in Carrara 6 Pro) with the people and wolves poses being done in Poser, but the wolves were "textured" in Photoshop using photographic reference.

http://www.barrydownard.com/users/Barry/forum/Wolves.jpg

Whubee
04-16-2008, 03:32 PM
Very nice work! Did you happen to break into PNeal's personal stock of hair brushes for this? hehe j/k. Simply amazing. Always a treat to look at your work.

ryuneo
04-16-2008, 03:36 PM
Great work Barry, you really managed to create an ominous feeling to the composite, like the wolves are just about to close in for the kill!

dogtrombone
04-16-2008, 03:42 PM
Thanks Whubee... no, no PNeal brushes were hurt in the making of this image! :lol

Thanks Ry, the client was also really happy with the mood. How are you going with your 3D, by the way?

ryuneo
04-16-2008, 04:57 PM
:)You are welcome Barry. My 3-D learning hasn't even started I am ashamed to say, I will definitely make a start on this soon though.

fotodog
04-16-2008, 06:46 PM
wow, nice illustration.

great brush work indeed.

Whubee
04-16-2008, 07:00 PM
The only thing that bothers me with this image is the amount of drool coming from the wolf's mouth. It by all means looks great but there is too much for my liking. However, it does convey the point you are trying to achieve, which is it hunger to take over the little person.

ryuneo
04-16-2008, 08:55 PM
whubee you obviously haven't seen my dog drool over a cooked chicken :-)

elemento
04-16-2008, 08:57 PM
wow, great concept, all from scratch eh? uff!. you re improving fast! hehe

George55
04-16-2008, 11:21 PM
Hello, it makes me think and dream of doing something like that, it is awsome. I love it! But I wonder when I will be able to do something like that? Congrats!

PNeal
04-17-2008, 02:49 AM
And he does it again :)

I really like the concept here!

I'm not going to comment on the brush work, just because I think you're trying to put me out of work. (Just kidding :lol)

dogtrombone
04-17-2008, 06:36 AM
I hate to disappoint you guys, but there isn't that much brush work... I used a stock photograph of a wolf in a similar pose, and cloned and toned photographic source to get the effect. Sorry! In the original post, I mentioned "photographic reference" which I guess everyone took to mean that I looked at a photograph, and brushed what I saw... nope, I actually lift areas I need, and layer them on. Boy, I feel so inadequate now!:lol

Phil, your brush work technique is safe... for now! :lol

Whubee... I think you're probably right, although we did want to overexaggerate a bit. Besides, I was having fun drooling in the mirror to see what it looked like!:lol

Ryan... you cook chicken!!!!! :o:mad:

ryuneo
04-17-2008, 11:50 AM
Opps, sorry Barry I forgot that you was a vegetarian. I also didn't see your avatar

w@rtistic
04-17-2008, 03:47 PM
:o didnt knew your into 3d aswell looks awesome

dogtrombone
04-17-2008, 04:37 PM
Originally posted by w@rtistic
:o didnt knew your into 3d aswell looks awesome

Thanks... yep, I've been diving into the 3D pond for a while now. Quite a learning curve, but I think I'm starting to get somewhere. It's already been really useful for a couple of projects, and I see it's benefits increasing as I get better at it.

rAyVoLvEz
04-17-2008, 04:38 PM
hey sir.

heads off to ur wolves before they bite mine off, I would give it to u on my own accord :P

brilliant stuff as usual. i'm panting trying to catch you sir.

barsha
04-17-2008, 06:51 PM
this is amazing. wolves are very realistic.

jusu
04-17-2008, 07:31 PM
Its awesome work and i really like the symbolism here, there is quite serious narrative involved, to me its a story of the greed. Btw how do you like Vue6? I am pretty interesting about it and i have been thinking to buy one;)

mike rai
04-17-2008, 09:41 PM
just one word... CORKER!

uk2usadaz
04-18-2008, 12:00 AM
:cheers Very nice.

sjkramer
04-18-2008, 03:45 AM
Excellent piece...

dogtrombone
04-18-2008, 06:40 AM
Thanks for the comments all.

Jusu, I'm using Vue Infinite 6 more and more. It has some irritating quirks, but I really like its materials functions, as well as it's rendering capabilities. You might remember that visual of the Orangina bus I posted? A lot of that was put together, and rendered in Vue. If I were you I'd go for it, but of course it also depends on what you're wanting to do with a 3D programme. Although you can do some modelling, remember that Vue isn't really a modelling programme, it's main claim to fame is landcape/scene work (even though I'm doing quite a bit more with it.

Mike, glad I've taught you another word in English! :lol

The Scotsman
04-18-2008, 12:41 PM
Barry, you don't need my feeble and inadequate comment. Brilliant.

dogtrombone
04-18-2008, 03:07 PM
Feeble and inadequate "thanks" for that comment, Jim.:lol

photoshopmikee
04-18-2008, 04:41 PM
nice work..

mike rai
04-18-2008, 08:10 PM
Originally posted by dogtrombone
Thanks for the comments all.


Mike, glad I've taught you another word in English! :lol

10X alot, C O R K E R :lol

Paul Kityo
04-19-2008, 09:29 PM
cooool!