Finally dragged my lazy butt to edit and post some of the photos I took from this year’s Floriade, the annual flower festival held in Canberra, Australia.
First render of my Isabela model. Made with ZBrush :)
I couldn’t decide which version’s better so might as well post them both. As a Black & White fanatic though I really like how deadly he looks in B&W XD
This is the Mass Effect secret project I hinted at in this post. I wanted to do a tribute, but something that was completely different from what I normally do. What I thought would take me weeks to do turned into months. Four months, in fact. When I realised I couldn’t do this on my own I sought the help of my talented sister Jiruchan. This is our first collaboration.
This project is my way of saying goodbye to Mass Effect and to my Commander Shepard.
If you want to find out the details on how this project was made, I’ve included the relevant info on the description. Thanks for watching!
Not much to say here, it’s just another render of my Cullen model but this time he’s got a tattoo of the templar crest. If you’re familiar with my work then my inclusion of tattoos should come as no surprise XD The title of the piece not only refers to the indelibility of the tattoo but also of his templar training. Which is kind of deep considering this is essentially a gratuitous shirtless Cullen pic but there you have it :P
"Contemplate" (fan art of Cullen from the Dragon Age games)
I’m posting this again because I didn’t really give any explanation regarding the piece, and I know a few people are interested to find out more about the art decisions when I made it.
Ordinarily when I make a character portrait I let a bit of their personality show but in this case I didn’t know much about Cullen. What I do know was that despite his horrible experience in Origins at the hands of Uldred he became a matured, reasonable man in DA2 especially towards the end. I can really imagine him spending a lot of time thinking about all these mages and templar issues, particularly at the time when he starts sensing that something’s not quite right with Meredith.
The look of this piece was inspired by one of my favourite B&W photographs, "The Devout" by Edwin Martinez. I wanted to portray Cullen alone with his thoughts, the templar banner in the background together with his body language and facial expression hinting at the solemnity of his contemplations as well as the burden of his duties. This idea is also communicated with the way I lighted the scene - the dramatic play of light and shadow only reinforces the seriousness of his thoughts; it wouldn’t have had the same vibe if I used a soft box, I think it would’ve lessened the emotional impact. Doing this piece in B&W was a no-brainer for me as well, colour would’ve distracted the viewers and I wanted them to focus on what he might be thinking about.
Well that’s what I was aiming for, at least. As always I leave the interpretation to the viewers. :)