Started about four months ago in my limited ‘free time’(i.e. late nights), so it’s hard to say how much work was put into it, but quite a bit. Initially it was just a character based on a pencil sketch, but then once the dude was done I decided to make a background for him… which ended up being the bulk of the work. Environments are definitely time consuming and this project definitely upped my respect for all the 3D environment people out there. It was a lot of fun, but I think my next piece will be way simpler. Heh. About halfway through working on it I decided to create an animation to loop on a framed monitor. The final image is 6k printed at 30"x48" on canvas, framed and on a wall at Gnomon. The animation is running at 2560×1600 on a framed 30" monitor. To see the animation and a higher-res image, check out my website: http://www.alexalvarez.com
Modeled in Maya/Zbrush, Textured with Photoshop, Rendered with Mental Ray, Composited with After Effects.
by Alex Alvarez