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.
I love the double-decker trams. I love the walled city look. I love the sounds, smell and food. I love the chaos. I love the relaxation. I love Hongkong.
It has been a long time ago since I visited Hongkong for the last time, so I have to use my imagination.
I made this image using Blender mostly.
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.
I stopt my subscription for 3ds Max. I still love the program but I didn’t find the upgrades worth the money anymore. I will keep my 2014 version till its old and rusty, but I forsee decline in uptodateness in the near future.
I found a new love.. Blender. I’m learning like a fanatic and I must say; I’m impressed. The program looks solid and the UI sensible. I love the sculpting mode. I never got used to Zbrush.
Whats best (being Dutch).. Updates are frequent and free!