Heey @Foxy 3D yes I'm in I've mostly completed modelling the character. I'll be thinking about the colours and textures next.
Here are some WIP images, I have adjusted the topology and added details with the multiresolution modifier. Reference images of mantises were so useful for getting the general shape into place.
CONTEST ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2021
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Hello! I'm back New WIP:
I have added a metallic green layer to accentuate some modelling details. I've also tried out some colour combinations in Photoshop.
After testing different colour palettes, I decided to go for a split complementary colour scheme made of a yellowish green, an orangey yellow and purple.
Here are the final renders, all rendered in Cycles. It was really nice to participate in this contest
Blender for Modelling, Rigging, Lighting and Rendering
Photoshop, Illustrator, Blender and Substance Painter for texturing UV maps
Photoshop for images post-processing
ASSETS FOR THE ENVIRONMENTS:
AND SHRUB FROM BLENDERKIT ADD-ON
+ SKY AND MIST MADE BY ME
Diffuse (x2) — 4096 × 4096
SSS Mask (x2) — 4096 × 4096
SSS Colour (x2) — 4096 × 4096
Normal (x2) — 4096 × 4096
Roughness (x2) — 4096 × 4096
Green metal Mask (x2) — 4096 × 4096
Height (x2) — 8192 × 8192
+ 2048 × 2128 texture maps for the eyes (x2)
2048 × 2048 texture maps for the wings (x4)
Oh my gosh - this turned out great! Scary but cute at the same time. And the texture details are fantastic. Nice work!
Thank you for participating in the contest, and for the awesome WIPs along the way. I have enjoyed following the progress of your project.
I am just the contest host and won't be judging, so best of luck to you!