Wednesday, 7 July 2010

THIRTY-SIX - MOAR RANDOM STUFF

So with my recent bout of activity in the game I have decided to have another go at modelling. Since my own failed attempt at a competition (which I am SO sorry about - after the forums bugged out I just kind of lost the creative steam to carry on with it ^_^;) I hadn't really had much to do with it.

The first challenge was to depict a romantic moment but there was a random stipulation dependant on the number you asked for; I was told that my shoot had to be done in a park. I don't really go for all that flowery crap; not only do I live on an ex-council estate in the North-West of England (meaning I am more acustomed to seeing crude graffiti proclaiming that 'Leanne <3's Spencer 4eva!' 'OL2 sux' or 'Sweeney woz 'ere 2010', abandoned and broken park equipment and broken beer bottles) but I just fail miserably at trying to make anything that looks 'pretty' - no idea why but tell me to add flowers and trees and make it look beautiful with a load of landscaping and shit and I just... can't do it XD

This is the entry I posted:


Heine (my blue-haired sim) is the model, I still haven't uploaded the girl onto the exchange (because I'm clearly made of fail). I'm a bit concerned that my picture doesn't look 'edited' since there is a mark out of 10 for editing - they did say you don't have to be a master editor which is good because I'm not but I probably should've added a boarder or something. The trouble is that I suck at adding boarders so I just used my usual cropping/resizing/screening/colour overlay/sharpening that I do to all my pictures. Wish I'd gotten rid of that dodgy shadow on his forehead... I blame the girl's stupid hair for that XD;;;

For those of you interested here is the competition: http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/227652.page

After taking the shoot I decided that I really didn't like Ryutaro's house so I demolished it and built him a new one. No exterior shots because it currently doesn't even have windows but I did finish his 'apartment'.

The painting was made by me but I took the art from Deviantart - I'm not sharing because I haven't asked permission. I figure it's OK to privately use it for my own game without permission but I really wouldn't want to share someone elses's artwork.

Needless to say, Ryutaro was exhausted after the move.

3 comments:

RD said...

Are you trying to improve on your editing, I'm actually surprised you entered a competition where editing is a must. I really love this picture, I think everything about it just works. And as per that you don't do flowery scenes I seem to remember a date in the park with Niwa and his fellow that was quite flowery. I hope they don't mark you down for this pic as I think its totally full of WIN

Darkslayer said...

Hey RD! I haven't seen you around in a while <3

The host did say that editing wasn't that big of a deal and I'm still intending on using as much in-game content as possible but as it does get a mark out of 10 I want to put the effort in and give it a shot ^_^

I seem to remember that I totally failed on that shoot because of how dull it was :D I find something about doing scenes like that really uninspiring but it was my own fault for choosing to do it in a park like that in the first place XD

Thanks for the support! How have things been going for you lately?

Chouxie/Abby said...

You could've done an industrial park. It counts . . . righ?

The word verification for that was tachead. Add a 'k' between the 'c' and the 'h'. XD

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