part 8, last update
So i wasn’t going to show any more in progress stuff on this piece without the full reveal but whatever plans change. Here’s the last two pics you guys get of work in progress. The front cover is done i added a little motion blur on the gun and some rim lighting to emphasis the muzzle flash as well as the last little bit of modeling to get the dynamics right. The back cover still has just a little bit of color to fully render out but you get the idea for the most part. I went in and changed the pure black up for something a little lighter and warmer, it tends to make the piece a bit more cohesive. The I tend to find the straight black a little too punchy and garish at the finish of these pieces so i usually change it out for something that lends itself better to the overall tone in this case the reddish hue worked for the dirty desert sand. Also used a little motion blur on the front Bren gun and on the soldier swinging the grenade on the back which i don’t use very often but this is action baby so i figured it’d be warranted. So i may throw a little text in this guy for the finish on the crates and the bags a few serial numbers and whatnot since i’m starting to embrace and appreciate my new found life as a paid graphic designer and of course I’ll finish up the masthead branding for tomorrow.