Nature's Wonders Sneak Peek Thread

Discussion in 'Show Me The Honey' started by Ken Gilliland, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Ambitious HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Nice Render Jan!

    Here's the final on those Alligator lizards... now on to two pretty challenging textures, the agama and the tokay gecko

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  2. Alisa

    Alisa HW3D QAV Queen Bee Staff Member QAV-BEE

    Jan, lovely! And Ken, those guys are cool looking~ LOOOOOOOOONG lizards!
     
  3. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    I'll say. I wouldn't want to be too close to those tails if they feel like whipping anything within reach.
     
  4. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Ambitious HW3D Exclusive Artist

    While I'm not really sure how this lizard got it's name (Black-necked Agama) when it clearly has a blue neck it every image I've seen (perhaps the blue looks dark when the light isn't on it), the male of this species is simply stunning. On to the female of the species next,... who is a drab gray with little yellow coloring.

    Black-neckedAgama1.jpg
     
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  5. Alisa

    Alisa HW3D QAV Queen Bee Staff Member QAV-BEE

    That's a beautiful creature!
     
  6. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    I'll say, and I bet such a colorful skin helps it "hide out" when predators are around.
     
  7. Flint_Hawk

    Flint_Hawk Noteworthy

    So colorful & pretty Ken!
     
  8. Lyne

    Lyne Dances with Bees HW Honey Bear

    Love it, Ken.... will buy any and all of your little critters you make!!! I sooooo love all kinds! :)
     
  9. Lyne

    Lyne Dances with Bees HW Honey Bear

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  10. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Ambitious HW3D Exclusive Artist

    For a comparison... here's the female and male Agamas...

    NW_Lizards2_Promo3.jpg
     
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  11. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    Wow, just like a peacock. The male has all the colorful tail feathers, and the female has none.
     
  12. Stezza

    Stezza Extraordinary

    can't wait for the blue tongue to be released along with the frill neck...

    There will be a frill neck Ken won't there?

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  13. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Ambitious HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Creating Frill-necks would require a specialized model and the frill would present a huge rigging/jcm challenge. Saying that, it might happen down the road, as may others lizards species, but I have no plans yet. It will depend on my interest in continuing the series and how well the series is doing in the marketplace. I'm committed to Volume II (which I'm 3/4 the way through) and Volume III which I haven't started yet (which has your blue-tongue in it).

    Beyond Volume III, I want to create a small desert environment (similar to my Kiwi Burrow) for my lizard sets and then I'm ready to go back to birds for a while. I really need to get cracking on the series-wide update.
     
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  14. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Ambitious HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Surprisingly, I'm moving at a good clip on the supposedly "hard" textures; the Agama (above) and the Tokay Gecko...

    Tokay1.jpg
     
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  15. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    Now isn't he a colorful little critter. ;)
     
  16. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Staff Member Co-Founder

    Sure digging your lizards here MacGyver Ken!!!

    We're looking these over now in our skype meeting.

    Sweet stuff. You're so good!
     
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  17. Stezza

    Stezza Extraordinary

    as the lizard says my kingdom for an emu!

    She can't fly
    but I'm telling you
    she can run the pants off a kangaroo


    rendered in Carrara... toon ostrich PS into an emu
    Carrara textures used on lizard


    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Lorraine

    Lorraine The Wicked Witch of the North CV-BEE

    I'll take your emu and raise you a moa!
     
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  19. Alisa

    Alisa HW3D QAV Queen Bee Staff Member QAV-BEE

    tee hee...cool render!
     
  20. Lyne

    Lyne Dances with Bees HW Honey Bear

    ROFL.... all of you.... fun!
     

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