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Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel is a science fiction movie based on the manga serie Gunnm (Wikipedia). I like every attempt to make movies with cgi characters in them. Preferably with a twist, like the big eyes Alita has. So I enjoyed the movie and was inspired to make a wooden sculpture.

Not so much went wrong this time. That’s nice for a change.

Hope you like it.

Willem Koekkoek

I saw this painting from Willem Koekkoek at Tefaf in Maastricht. I did not have the budget to buy it, but I really liked it. According Wikipedia Willem Koekkoek was known for his idealized paintings of Holland.

Young Rebel

YoungRebel2
This is a work in progress. I’m planning to finish this image somewhat different. No Star Wars for one. But the Star Wars bug got me. So I added the stormtrooper (thx JJ Palomo) and the rebel logo and called it finished.

The original plan is inspired by ArtStation. I really love the 2d concept art images on this site. I wanted to make concept art too but with 3d , because I can’t draw or paint well. So my initial drive was to make a fast build, sculpted and textured image. I failed. Most meshes are build extremely fast, but then I got caught up in details.

I’m learning Blender and by taking on a whole project is often times the best way; lather, rinse, repeat. I had to go back to 3ds Max a few times, but found it difficult to find my way around. Some other external programs were used. Blender is getting there but there are a few specialized programs, better suited for some stuff, out there. There are so many tutorials on how to do Blender that I can’t even start to thank all the makers, but thank you all.

Blender Boat

I’m learning how to use Blender. I’m now focused on line art. In this image I wanted it to be subtle.
Inspired by Rembrandt, Benson, Monet and Sorolla.

 

Blender Boat

Spycam

spycam
I stay in hotelrooms a lot. Every hotelroom has this airconditioning vent, usually just above the hallway in the room. With the technological advances of recent years, I do wonder sometimes, if there is a hidden camera looking through the gaps. If so, I’ve never noticed it.

I feel bad for the pervered filming me.. a sack of pale white skin and bones 🙂

Monet


Inspired by Monet I wanted to make a sketch in 3d. I knew from the start I was going to use a filter in post so I didn’t care for to much detail.

Build in 3ds Max and Vue. Used a filter for post.

Vallée de Lavande


After I saw a image of Paul Hamilton I was inspired to make a lavender field myself. I like to make images in one day but this time it took a bit longer.. 3 days. The rendering alone lasted for a hole day.

Oscar Niemeyer Swimming Pool


I saw a documentary about Oscar Niemeyer recently. He might be offended if he sees my design. But I made it to honour him. It started as a Vue light study.

Arabian Nights


Inspired by painters like Jean-Leon Gerome, I created this image with Vue. I hope you like it.

Panorama Bathroom


I like ambient occlusion render and I like panoramas. So why not mix them?