This is another one of those renders that I woke up thinking about and couldn't get it out of my head until I saw it on the screen. I'm practicing more subtle animations like breathing and I also used this as an opportunity to test out how some shaders and different lighting look in animation. I know it's too dark, but that is sort of the point. In this render Sith Ahsoka is starting to doubt joining her old master and leaving Barriss behind. I'm sorry it is hard to tell, but she is sitting outside in the rain. You may need to adjust your monitor.
Even on my faster computer, animations in GIF format seem to go in slow motion here on DA. So, I uploaded this as a Flash File. If you missed the animation you may need to Right Click the image and select "Play" and I suggest selecting "loop" while you're at it. Do you think this is better or worse than the slow-mo GIF's? Or should I try uploading as a video?
As always, I say bravo. I like the composition you present us. We can see Ahsoka dark side of the Force. Although one can draw a parallel with episodes of the Clone Wars, Here an adult ahsoka who finally joined the dark side of the Force alongside his friend Barisse.
Ce qui est surprenant, c'est justement le travail et l'expression des yeux. Elle est comme en transe, en méditation... et soudain, elle ouvre les yeux pour nous montrer ce regard impressionant d'une guerrière sith.
Even the marks on the skin and face are exposed. I also love this expression when she turns to you and you are surprised by the look on the dark side of the Force!
Really? Wow! Thanks! I personally think it's the worst of my animations lol. Learning animation is certainly not for the faint of heart. I'm starting to transition more towards animations instead of still art, but I'm also learning 2D animation in school right now. So far, I definitely prefer 3D animation. If you seriously want to learn and pursue it, I can give you some introductory pointers if you'd like.
I'm attending the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division. I'm getting my Graduate's Certificate in 3D Character Animation and Design. Once I'm finished with school in about a year I'll be working for companies making video games or movies like Lucasarts Animation and DreamWorks.
I sent you a note about the programs.
Believe me, I'm so tremendously far from the best. I'm just a student. I appreciate the compliment though.
Aurra is currently pending. I am working with another artist on creating a character package (clothing, props, skin texture and body/face morphs) for a different Star Wars EU character. I'm not ready yet to release "who" it is, but when I grow tired of working on other things I go back and work a little more on Aurra, Asajj and the others in my to-do list.
If you would like to commission me to make a render of Aurra though, she would become my top priority.
Very dark and edgy. What you did with the eyes reminds me actually of Burton's Batman. Often in the film they cast a large shadow on his eyes to create this dark feeling. It depended on the scene, where he was supposed to be more human or not. The shadow hiding his humanity. And I like how you did that kind of here. The shadow hiding what is really going on, but when she turns her face, you see that her eyes are that of the Dark Side, which makes her even look more scary, compared to when they were hidden in shadow. Nicely done!
Thanks for the feedback. I am glad that you like it. I used a shader on Ahsoka that was supposed to make her appear wet from the rain, but it is clearly for still render use. It is the only thing in this animation that didn't work out so well. I will have to tackle that challenge later once I have more animating experience.
One of these days I am going to have to take all of these visual fan fiction renders and write a linear story for them. Won't that be fun (sacrastic grin) lol