Sign In
Sign in
English

TopBanners20021001.jpg         
February 15, 2020, 12:30 PM

by Editor in Chief
 
How long do you need to learn Blender to pull out a work like those of this week's winner? Check out his story and you may be in for a surprise.

How, then, can you too qualify for this award? Please have in mind that this award is reserved for those that are on par with or that excel top-notch works published by artists and studios. If such work does not appear during a given week, this award is not being given to anyone. So please submit your best work to www.blenderartist.org or to the Member's Gallery of this site, or Contact Us to show where your work is available on the internet. It doesn't have to be a Blender render, internal or Cycles. Any other render engine is fine as long as Blender was used as a part of your workflow.

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 Week of February 10, 2020: Donald Çela.

Title: Treehead - Alien World
Genre: Concept Art
Renderer: Cycles

Final Video
 
  
Renders
ROTWA20021001.jpg ROTWA20021003.jpg

Making-of
ROTWA20021002.jpg
 
Artist's Comment
About Me: 
I’m Donald Çela (aka Unknown Dino) from Albania. I have studied architecture. By day i work as a graphic/web designer and video editor, by night I open blender and try to have some fun with it.

About "Treehead - Alien World:"
I have always been obsessed with wildlife, dinosaurs, sci-fi and fantasy, so decided to try and create my own creatures and worlds in Blender.Why Blender? I had been practicing for 1 year now and i have realized that i can basically achieve a lot with it without opening another software for almost the entire process.

The idea behind this project was pretty basic in my mind, a giant creature with a tree like growth on it’s head. Initially I started with few 2D sketches in photoshop and choose one of those as reference image in blender. Next step was 3D low poly modeling to get the shape right. After that i added details with multires and retopology. During the entire process i was learning from youtube tutorial and blender forums how i could achieve the needed results. Basically I’m not that good in blender, i just keep a lot of google tabs open with tutorials on the side while i pick and choose what i need to learn at the moment). In this project I learned a lot about sculpting, simulated rigs, particles, projected matte paintings, boids, and about Eevee’s ability to render impressively realistic visuals. I consider myself a little lucky since at the moment the project started getting complex, the new 2.81 release came out and i could easily manage complex scenes with the improved collections update.
In the end I’m not exaggerating when I say that I’m VERY surprised at what i was able to achieve with Blender and my next difficult task seems to be self control in deciding the complexity and scope of my future projects (i tend to thing too big whenever i open the software now and see all the tools available).

Related LInks:

1. https://blenderartists.org/t/treehead-alien-creature-design/1199266

2. https://blenderartists.org/u/as_sd/activity/portfolio

3. https://www.artstation.com/unknowndino

List of Articles
Subject Date Views
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2019 Worthy of Your Note - for Animation & VFX file Jan 25, 2020 1139
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2019 Worthy of Your Note - for CG, Games & Viz file Jan 25, 2020 931
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2019 file Jan 25, 2020 886
Tutorials Top 15 Highest-Rated Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2019 file Jan 25, 2020 859
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2018 for Blender 2.8 file Jan 23, 2019 45089
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2018 Worthy of Your Note - for CG, Games & Viz file Jan 23, 2019 49763
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2018 Worthy of Your Note - for Animation & VFX file Jan 23, 2019 44205
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2018 file Jan 23, 2019 44370
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2018: Winners Annouced file Jan 02, 2019 50960
Blender Retrospectives 2018 Blender Retrospective file Jan 02, 2019 50537
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2017 file Jan 09, 2018 194623
Blender Retrospectives 2017 Blender Retrospective file Jan 01, 2018 199930
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2017: Winners Annouced file Dec 26, 2017 192721
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials (Videos) Released in 2016 file Jan 16, 2017 324973
Blender Retrospectives 2016 Blender Retrospective file Dec 29, 2016 372662
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2015: Seven Winners Annouced file Jan 20, 2016 389298
Blender Retrospectives 2015 Blender Retrospective file Jan 12, 2016 374629
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2015 file Jun 26, 2015 379098
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2014: Five Winners Annouced file Jan 02, 2015 410162
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2014 file Dec 11, 2014 413588
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of March 23, 2020 file Mar 24, 2020 121
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of March 30, 2020 file Mar 31, 2020 52
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of January 27, 2020 file Feb 01, 2020 553
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of March 2, 2020 file Mar 03, 2020 249
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of February 24, 2020 file Feb 24, 2020 356
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of March 9, 2020 file Mar 10, 2020 174
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of March 16, 2020 file Mar 18, 2020 259
Render of the Week 'Joker corridor' by Mirosław Cichoń - the Winner of the Week of March 23, 2020 file Mar 24, 2020 50
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of March 23, 2020 file Mar 24, 2020 91
Render of the Week 'The Interior of the Soviet Electric Locomotive VL10' by Ilya Osin - the Winner of the Week of March 16, 2020 file Mar 18, 2020 145
Render of the Week 'Alternate KONG:Skull Island Movie Trailer - With Blender' by Nilushan Rajakaruna - the Winner of the Week of March 2, 2020 file Mar 10, 2020 183
Render of the Week 'Abandoned House' by Kilian Van Hasten - the Winner of the Week of March 2, 2020 file Mar 03, 2020 203
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of March 9, 2020 file Mar 10, 2020 176
Architectural Visualization 'Space Elevator' by Lino Thomas - the Winner of the Week of February 24, 2020 file Feb 25, 2020 218
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of February 24, 2020 file Feb 24, 2020 316
Render of the Week 'Treehead - Alien World' by Donald Çela - the Winner of the Week of February 10, 2020 file Feb 16, 2020 309

(C) 2012. All rights reserved. www.blendernews.org