Blockouts are a 3D Artist’s Best Friend. What do I mean by this? Its like an architect plotting out his ideas on paper… Its like building with lego blocks but better… Or really its like creating a plan in 3D. Once you finish your blockout, you’ve no commitment to finishing it OR better yet you have an asset list and a decent floorplan. Wanna see more blockouts? Got one or more to share? Join the Blockout Party! Checkout more blockouts and post yours here!
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Yay! Much Better!
I had to zoom into the reference and paint over it in order to understand it best. As well as paint the mortar as though it was individual pieces.
There are a few layers here… Continue reading
Trying to sort out how to properly paint light. Those cracks in the mortar are hard. I was working on these on my tablet outside on the porch today! It was so nice!!
So far it looks like pretty awful. But it will get better. Here’s what I want it to look like:
I took these photos from Greystone Mansion when I was in LA and fell in love with the stone floor and architecture. That link sends you to Greystone like you were there, so be sure to click the link!
Here are images of the style I’m going for:
Looking at it again, I think one issue is that I’m painting stone in between stone. Basically I have to treat the mortar as pebbles in between the larger cobblestones. Why do I always have to pick the complicated things? :D Hold out for attempt 2… coming soon to an artblog near you. So near, you’re reading it right now.
Find the polycount discussion: here.
Here’s where i’m at so far :) More to go!