Nature's Wonders Sneak Peek Thread

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

  1. Bonnie2001

    Bonnie2001 Extraordinary

    I love them Ken. Particularly the brown Tortoise texture and bump map which are very realistic, very nice work.
     
  2. Harimau

    Harimau Eager

    Very nice collection, but I think you left out the most spectacular turtle of them all, the giant leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea).

    leatherback-seaturtle2.jpg

    This image shows just how big it is:
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    I saw them many, many years ago, when I was in school, at a beach in Dungun on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. I could never forget them. They are also different from all other turtles in that they lack a bony shell over their carapace and indeed could be included in your collection just for variety.
     
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  3. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    I didn't include any sea turtles because their shape is a significant departure from my turtle model mesh. They will require their own special model. I may eventually do them too.
     
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  4. Miss B

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

    WOW, that's huuuuuge!! I know turtles can be big, but I didn't know any of them were THAT big.
     
  5. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Yellow-footed Tortoise (Amazon Basin of South America)
    Yellow-footed Turtle.jpg
     
  6. Alisa

    Alisa HW3D QAV Queen Bee Staff Member QAV-BEE

    This is going to be awesome!
     
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  7. Miss B

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

    Absolutely!
     
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  8. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Staff Member Co-Founder

    Abso-freakin-lutely!!!
     
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  9. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Staff Member Co-Founder

    Wow Ken, that shell and the entire animal map, texture, and whatever other goodies you have on it look great!
     
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  10. RAMWolff

    RAMWolff Wolff Playing with Beez! Contributing Artist

    Love turtles so I'm on board for sure! :)
     
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  11. Stezza

    Stezza Extraordinary

    The long neck turtles in my region have all but disappeared, the eggs get eaten by foxes.. :(
     
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  12. Bonnie2001

    Bonnie2001 Extraordinary

    Amazing work on your Yellow-footed Tortoise textures and bumps Ken.
     
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  13. Desertsilver

    Desertsilver Engaged

    Looks wonderful!
     
  14. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    The Russian Tortoise... This species was a little tricky to build because it, unlike other tortoises, only has 4 toes

    Russian1.jpg
     
  15. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Staff Member Co-Founder

    Oh, yes, yes. Very nice Ken. You're creating gold here!
     
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  16. Janet

    Janet Extraordinary Contributing Artist

    What would make your birds complete would be a little fish and a worm. Just saying.
     
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  17. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Staff Member Co-Founder

    It seems like I recall that Ken has a lil' fish. One that he poses in bird's mouths. But I may be wrong. And it seems like he's recently stated that he has interest in creating a rigged worm, once his first Tortoises and Turtles are out.
     
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  18. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Staff Member Co-Founder

    Looks like when the caterpillars were being shown in this thread a few pages back, Ken mentioned that a worm is on his "to do list".
     
  19. Miss B

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

    Now that you mention it Chris, I think Ken does have a small fish. Adding a rigged worm will be greatly appreciated. ;)
     
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  20. Ken Gilliland

    Ken Gilliland Extraordinary HW3D Exclusive Artist

    Yes, there's a Sandeel (a sardine size fish) in "Puffins". A worm model is something I've considered doing for a while
     
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