This page is best viewed with JavaScript enabled.
Montly Contest Winners
This page is best viewed with JavaScript enabled.

Go Back   The Gnomon Workshop Forums > Tutorials Discussions, Tips and Guidance > Work-in-Progress (WIPs)


Work-in-Progress (WIPs) Working on your submission for the monthly contests and want to share your progress/process and get some feedback? This is the place to do it.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-10-2009   #1
Krazy8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 14
Default Stairway WIP

This is my WIP for the stairway. I'm doing stairs leading up to cathedral doors.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	wip.jpg
Views:	172
Size:	219.5 KB
ID:	3430  
Krazy8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2009   #2
Krazy8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 14
Default

I've finished the stone sides to the stairway. Now on to the stairs themselves and then the rest of the building and more detail. C&C please.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	wip.jpg
Views:	172
Size:	305.4 KB
ID:	3443  
Krazy8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2009   #3
Krazy8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 14
Default

Almost finished with it. Just some more tweaking. C&C please!!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	wip.jpg
Views:	162
Size:	137.1 KB
ID:	3471  
Krazy8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2009   #4
Alanise
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dallas
Posts: 66

Awards Showcase

Default

The scene is looking good , but there need to be a finished connection from the cast stone molding on the wall to the column molding. If they are that close together like in your scene architecturally they would flow into each other as one molding profile wrapping around. You never see the end of the molding it always goes around corners until it can die into wall. Usually there are buttress columns along the wall that helps with molding finish endings.
__________________
[URL="http://www.facetedmind.com"]Facetedmind[/URL] - because nothing is one-sided.
Alanise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009   #5
Krazy8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 14
Default

I took your advice on it and I went ahead and went with three portals instead of one. I really like the way it looks now instead of just one.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Stairway.jpg
Views:	161
Size:	95.7 KB
ID:	3484  
Krazy8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2009   #6
Alanise
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dallas
Posts: 66

Awards Showcase

Default

I like the three better than one also and solved your molding connection issue
__________________
[URL="http://www.facetedmind.com"]Facetedmind[/URL] - because nothing is one-sided.
Alanise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2009   #7
mkyboy
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sheffield, UK
Posts: 41

Awards Showcase

Default

Great modelling - I think the lighting looks rather flat though, maybe and more drama by have a night scene with the door ajar letting light out from inside.. as if it beckons you in.. maybe some torches outside? I'm not an environment artist myself but there's plenty of scope looking at that great model
mkyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2009   #8
Amonite
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Washington
Posts: 91
Default

It almost seems tilted back (the wall/door/arch) rather than perpendicular to the ground plane - which is probably an optical illusion, but it is slightly disconcerting.

I agree that some more 'drama' would help it look a little less flat - just angling the picture to look a little more across the stairs and arches, perhaps, and tweaking the lighting to add some visual interest. The model itself is nice, some pretty solid architecture I like the stone railing (well, really, the stonework all over the piece, I love old buildings).
Amonite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2009   #9
ChrRambow
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Germany, Potsdam
Posts: 76

Awards Showcase

Default

I agree with all these suggestions and i would change the aspect ratio of the image
and maybe changing the forms a littlebit to get a much more interesting shape.

Ive attachted a small mockup of what i mean.

Keep it up!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Stairway_mockup.jpg
Views:	168
Size:	189.6 KB
ID:	3492  
ChrRambow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2009   #10
Krazy8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 14
Default

Thank you all for the input. I appreciate it all. I'll definately mess around with all of the different things everyone said. I might try a night scene I just don't know how to do good flames so it might not look as good lol.
Krazy8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stairway WIP reidbaker Work-in-Progress (WIPs) 11 07-22-2009 13:02 PM
Stairway WIP LumatDrake Work-in-Progress (WIPs) 3 07-15-2009 13:36 PM
Stairway WIP GTpix Work-in-Progress (WIPs) 4 07-11-2009 22:17 PM
Stairway WIP firankedul Work-in-Progress (WIPs) 5 07-10-2009 17:25 PM
WIP Stairway icyou Work-in-Progress (WIPs) 0 07-09-2009 09:52 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:56 AM.

 
Forums Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
2000-2013 The Gnomon Workshop, Inc. - All Rights Reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced without written permission.