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CWRW

Extraordinary
HW3D Exclusive Artist
Also the lion being so much the same color as the background he disappears into it/looses attention and the Unicorn becomes much too prominent. It is a cool start though!
 

NapalmArsenal

Distinguished
Contributing Artist
Not totally happy with this, but I can't figure out what's not right about it except that it lacks the drama I was aiming for. Maybe it just needs an oil brush filter? Or a different mane on the unicorn? Anyway, hurrah, I have a lion to go with the unicorn and can do the 'lion and unicorn' poses I've had in mind for ages!

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England and Scottland? You need a few thistles in there too =) Excellent image I would say as a starting point!! I agree with Laurie, you need something behind the lion that brings him out more. A contrasting element in the BG maybe some stones of a different color. You could check out some of George Stubbs Lion Paintings too on the internet.
 
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Miss B

Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time
CV-BEE
Also the lion being so much the same color as the background he disappears into it/looses attention and the Unicorn becomes much too prominent. It is a cool start though!
My exact reaction when I just viewed HaiGan's image. The lion is blending into the background because of the closeness of his fur colors with that of the background objects.
 

HaiGan

Busy Bee
Contributing Artist
Also the lion being so much the same color as the background he disappears into it/looses attention and the Unicorn becomes much too prominent. It is a cool start though!
The lion is blending into the background because of the closeness of his fur colors with that of the background objects.
Very good point! Thank you. :thankyou:
Back to the original file, methinks. That way I can play with the mane pose as well, improve on that rather than having it pretty much entirely postwork (although Laurie's Mane and Tail pack IS lovely :balloon03: ).
 

Freyfaxi

Adventurous
As far as the lion blending into the background goes..isn't that the WHOLE point for the RL colour of a lion ? It blends into the colour of it's natural environment to make it harder to see by it's prey ?
 

Miss B

Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time
CV-BEE
In RL, of course, but this is artwork, and right now, the Unicorn is the center of attraction, and I'm not sure that's HaiGan's intention. Besides, the material of the surrounding rocks could easily be made a bit darker shade than it currently is, and then the Lion would show up better.
 

Stezza

Extraordinary
I’d try different lighting... get some rim lights and shadows happening .. at present it’s too nice and well lit IMO, maybe also try different camera angles and zooming with DoF. Great concept though.. would make a great render challenge theme.
 

Chris

HW3D President
Staff member
Co-Founder
It's looking awesome HaiGan. Love the action in the poses, and the interaction of both animals.

For me, to create more drama. Lighting, contrast, and camera angle. But I like the camera angle you have. So lighting and contrast, both of which have been mentioned.

I say, keep the poses. Very good work. Impressive.
 

luannemarie

Brilliant
Personally, I think the unicorn and lion are perfect. I would put a spot light on the crown to make the red stand out, and darken the stones and ground. I think they are too "orange." Rim lights on the animals would also make them stand out more, and finally I would put in a sky with some angry clouds to represent the mood of the scene. Just my opinion. Just Love the unicorn!!!
 

Ken1171

Renowned
Contributing Artist
Playing with cats and dogs. Loving the new lion. Dawn is using a mix of Sora + BodyType-2 + CatsEyes, hair by me. HW dog with my bandana + Anime Xpression Props (sweat) + Manga Xpression Props (eyes). It may look like postwork, but it's all 3D. Rendered in Poser with Superfly.

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