June 4th, 2018, 2:00 PM
by Editor in Chief
Check out how a seasoned artist decided to use Blender for his professional project.
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So, it is with great pleasure that www.BlenderNews.org introduces to you the winner of the Render of the Week Award for the week of June 4th, 2018: Jesús Olmos.
Tattoo on Back"
I am Jesús Olmos, a creative artist, and 3d generalist. I've been working in 3d for 20 years. I have done jobs for advertising and television companies.
I currently lead my work to something more personal and for that reason, I have made my first illustrated book of my own: "Monsters and Legendary Characters of the Greek Mythology."
It is a project done with Blender, Zbrush, and photoshop. I use the same techniques as in the image "Tatoo on Back". You can see that on my website: www.artejaol.com. The book is published by a Spanish publishing house: www.suseyaediciones.com
Tattoo on Back:"
The project shows us a woman and a man with a tattoo on his back. It is a way to combine two plastic expressions. On the one hand, there is the 3D modeling of a well-defined human (man and woman) seeking the clarity of forms and color, and on the other hand, the art of tattooing in people. I used the cover of my first illustrated book that was also done with 3d software.
The hair is a low poly mesh with transparency. In other times I use Blender hair. The eyelashes are Blender hair but cannot be appreciated too much.
I use Blender for models with textures, posing and rendering. For the first time I did a low poly model and later I exported the mesh for high resolution on other software (other times I use Blender for all, but this was not the case). Other parts such as the swimsuits I put it posed and then I applied multiresolution for high details. After that, I imported OBJ and applied shaders and textures to the model. I have a bones armature for human bodies. I assign the bones to the mesh and give it the best pose. Then I make a few adjustments in the mesh and I apply lights. After that, I move on to rendering. The rendering could take about an hour.
Lastly, I do postprocessing on editing software, mixing effects and background with the rendered image.