STUDY OF JULIA BLATTMAN ILLUSTRATION - GECKO CAR
Maya, V-ray, Mudbox, Mari, Photoshop
“Pretty much everything used to create this image is a basic modelling technique taught to new students,” says Yisu Zhang. He is currently just a student at Think Tank Training Center and very new to the world of 3D art, not that the quality of this image suggests it.
“I used displacement for the ground and dirt, V-ray 2-Sided Material for the leaves and varying degrees of SSS material for the geckos and berries,” he explains. “Vraysun and Sky provided the only light source. I painted my diffuse/spec/ bump maps in Mari. V-ray fog and depth of field are tweaked in Photoshop.”
As he continues his studies, Yisu has ambitions for the future: “I want to tell stories with my artwork. I believe there are many ideas and emotions that can only be conveyed in a visual medium. When I see artwork that achieves this, it motivates me to get better.”