Hello, my name is Shivam Modi, a self-taught Blender artist from India. Right now, I work as a freelancer, with Blender being my primary tool. Naturally, my Blender journey began with a Doughnut. 🍩🙂
My main inspiration for creating this shot comes from the streets of Jaipur, where I live. Shops and buildings near the market in Jaipur are painted in a peach colour. A blurry image of a wall and sky popped into my head, and then I put characters from a story-line that I have created.
- CPU- i7-10700k
- RAM- 16GB
- GPU- RTX 3060
Below are the references for characters and environment.
For the characters, first, I painted the references myself. Then looking to the references I modelled the character accordingly.
I used the same method for the car as well.
I used Bool Tools to block out the windows and used techniques from Ian Hubert to make a 3D model by extruding a 2D plane with image projection.
Below is a GIF video depicting the steps of creating the environments.
For texturing, I extracted textures from photos I clicked and from the web, and then applied a paint-over.
My primary style reference for texturing is the artistic style of Angela Sung.
For rigging, I used AccuRIG for basic arm, leg, and body movements. However, for expressions, eye, and eyebrow movements, I used shape keys.
For lighting, I used an HDRI called Rolling Hills, from Poly Haven.
I added a big cube covering the whole scene with volumetrics. I used several planes with emission and transparency to create more depth. I used the compositor for colour correction, and I am excited for the upcoming Blender real-time compositor updates.
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Thank you for reading the article, I hope you found it useful. You can check out some of my work on my social media accounts. Have a wonderful day!
Shivam Modi is a 3D artist from India, who eagerly anticipates telling more stories through animation.