Drinking Contest

(Yes, I was bored earlier – I had plenty of better things to do, before you ask, but no, I wasn’t doing any of them!)

(Larger and more detailed version here, as usual.)

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6 Responses to “Drinking Contest”

  1. That’s a very polite drinking contest they’re having there :-). Maybe they could have some friends egging them on and scaring the serfs with their noise and general rowdiness. This is an ideal opportunity to get some friends/relatives to pose for you.

    This is very much a genre picture so all the little details really matter. It should be like you’ve taken a photo of action. The viewer should be able to look at the image and guess at what happened before and after this point in time. For instance you could have one marine asleep with his head on the table, a lovely squad mate having balanced a tankard full of ale (Fenrisian probably) on his head. It’s the little details like this that will build up a story for the viewer and give you a deeper picture. And you can have huge fun doing it 😀
    I recommend having a look at some Dutch genre painting. They really liked bawdy inn scenes. They’re full of detail and atmosphere and proof useful to you.

    I must admit I’m not entirely sure about the blonde bob on the right hand marine, it looks too neat.

    • This was a very silly picture, done in the half hour before I was due to go to bed 😉

      That said, there’s a lot of basic stuff that’s missing. For instance, I still haven’t figured out the bump mapping for the faces. (In principle it should – should! – be simple, but the results from my few experiments have been rather uninspiring, to say the least!) I also haven’t reflection-mapped or bump-mapped the armour textures, either – although that should be easier to do than the faces.

      As for the hair, yes, that’s certainly a point. Although I’m a bit limited there by the availability of freebie hair models (= not many, basically). (And, umm, also a bit by budget, too … there are lots of nice-looking, multi-option ones out there, but the ‘you get what you pay for’ principle is firmly in effect!)

  2. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of silly 😀 and you’ve already described several feasts in Misfits where this idea would fit in very nicely. Particully the one after the dam burst.

    With the hairstyles and things, this where trad media beats digital everytime. You’re only restricted by your technical abilities and your imagination, and to some extent your reference material.

    I’m still worried that the space marine on the right is going to leap on to the table and start singing “I am the one and only” 😀

  3. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of silly 😀 and you’ve already described several feasts in Misfits where this idea would fit in very nicely. Particully the one after the dam burst.

    With the hairstyles and things, this is where trad media beats digital everytime. You’re only restricted by your technical abilities and your imagination, and to some extent your reference material.

    I’m still worried that the space marine on the right is going to leap on to the table and start singing “I am the one and only” 😀

  4. ooops don’t know what happened there

    • LOL … the double-post genie strikes!

      And yes, you’re right re: the flexibility of just painting something from scratch. However, the advantage of 3d is that you can get reasonable results quickly, rather than in 2 or 3 or 4 weeks.

      And the thought of Space Marine karaoke is hilarious 😉

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