Roswell 47 – I made this painting as a commemoration of the Roswell incident – this year marks the 70th anniversary of the allegedly crashed UFO. I wonder what happened to the little aliens? Are they still being kept in jars in Area 51? We can only speculate…
This was done in around 5-7 hours as an exercise of speed modeling in Blender. The idea was to create a little scene that could serve as a set where I could place cameras and take shots at varying angles and focal points. In the end I used the Blender Game mode to add crude light and mood. I didn’t use anything but default materials except for some of the neons and LEDs (where i just set a color and a >0 value for emit) and some fog. That’s it, the idea was to achieve a 3d base for overpainting with the most basic of tools in a short time. As for the mannequins that populate the scene I chose not to go with DAZ because they would take too much to pose, export, import, place, correct issues, re-pose, re-import, rinse and repeat. Therefore I made those bulky mannequins that i could twist on the spot.
I am definetly going to streamline my 3d piepline for 2d illustration, the advantages are great in a concept art environment.
Here are some shots I took while trying to light the scene. I had in mind a Mars base / medium distress type of mood. In the end I went all Alien 3 on it 🙂
I’m all alone now. The others are gone. As if the jungle just swallowed them whole. There’s no response from the starship, either. There’s nothing for me here! What am I doing in this god forsaken corner of the Galaxy? Shhh! I heard something! Wait…what is that glowing thing…is it…No, can’t be. But still…wait…is that… IS THAT A… …f..zzz….^@#4rr*& -signal lost-
Meet Jonie, the space marine. He’s green.
Practicing coloring techniques via blending modes from a valued drawing. In Phothoshop. Using a Wacom. Bamboo…still.
I always liked sci fi movies where big aliens invade Terran cities. The view from my office is pretty generous with the scenery, so I imagined some huge robots taking over.
These are speed paintings – 10-15min each, so everything is very rough. I’ll do some elaborate paintings in the future. Njoy!