Nice job everyone! I really enjoy these challenges every week. Both making things to submit, and seeing the stuff you all come up with.
It’s always tough to pick a favorite. For me it came down to @Blest’s magical carriage scene and @Kelsie_Anderson’s tiara. I ended up voting for @Kelsie_Anderson’s. It’s relatively simple in that it’s just a single element, but it’s elegant and I thought quite pretty. I also like the framing/composition and color palette. The background is just a plane, but it has a color gradient and just a touch of reflection.
Here’s some other random feedback:
@Blest Another really nice scene. Very imaginative and detailed. The visual style also feels like a storybook/fantasy. Great colors. So many nice models but for some reason the clouds stand out to me! I like them. My only criticism is some of the horses (especially the one closest the carriage) seem to be standing rather than running/flying. I think a slight change of leg pose might do the trick.
@NP5 It is a cool idea. It feels like it’s being watched by a wicked witch in her crystal ball. That is a cool asset that you have now, seems like you could put lots of different things in there if you wanted to! My critique is that the scene is too dark, and the crystal ball seems flat. Brightening up the scene might remedy both by giving the ball some more reflections which would allow us to see the depth. It seems that maybe the ball has some emission, so maybe you could use with a Fresnel node or something to help highlight different areas.
@Capricas_Kirito A cool idea that didn’t quite meet it’s potential, I think. In hindsight, it might be better just to cut the mice completely and just focus on the carriage instead, since the carriage is quite cool! Or maybe just submit two images together, one that shows the mice better and one that shows the carriage. I like the… what do you call the things that come out of the top of the pumpkin? I can feel them by looking at them.
@Ethan_Martinez That is a cool grappling hook, and I imagine it would be a great game asset! I don’t quite get the connection to the them though…
@Enodes Also interesting. I know the princess and the pea story, but I don’t quite get what the machine does.
@Sabet It’s a nice looking ring. I think the shininess issue may be a problem of the angle in which the light is reflecting. if you rotated the ring so that the diamonds are where the reflection in the band is, they might shine more.
@dmfrodol I like the masks, but they are a little small in the scene. It would be nice to have them closer to the camera so that we could see them better. The jester is quite good too. Maybe there’s a way to pose/frame the image so that the jester and masks fill more of the frame.
Sorry if I missed yours. I enjoyed them all, though!