Not that interested in animating or rigging right now so I decided to just make a cool shot with my spitfire. I also decided to shade smooth- dunno if this is the right thing to do or not when modelling but I wasnt going to go in and model to a higher fidelity. Shade smooth seems to have brought it to a nice enough finish either way
It depends on the model and your artistic look and feel.
Organic models or your spitfire is a good subject for “smoothing”.
This in combination with a sub-surface modifier will create even better surfaces.
On the other hand, a battle tank with flat faces doesn’t need smoothing. This is called _hard surface" modeling. And of coarse a combination is also possible.
yeah, Im a fairly advanced/ intermediate 2D artist so I know what you mean, hoping my hard surface drawing knowledge will lend itself to modelling. Heres a car and a cart I recently drew. Hopefully these skills translate into blender eventually
Great artwork and style.
I would say that, even while it doesn’t look so, it can be done with low poly-models and smoothing. Then with correct UV-unwrap of the models, you can start painting them (the models), in you 2D-Style.
It isn’t that difficult, but you need to learn master some Blender tools and tricks.
and for the direction you are going to, I would say invest in Substance Painter (Adobe). It’s Photoshop but then in third dimension.
We are excited to sea your progress!
It will be really nice to see those drawings made as Blender objects, then you can render any view of them you want without starting again drawing.
Thanks guys! yeah, I think 3d will probs be necessary for most art jobs going forward now that AI is doing 2D extremely well
No safe hiding place in 3D, ai is well into the area. But it is a bit like photography, it will take some work but not all, not for a while anyway.
I know, I mean more for speed of work, otherwise Ai bros are just gonna take all the jobs with fast turnaround times :S drawing alone is just too slow and I refuse to use Ai with the current model
damn bro you got talent!
I really like what you did with the wings.
thanks man, I appreciate it !