Hello! :) This is my final update with some changes and a composite sheet! This was a super fun challenge, and probably the most detailed work I have ever done. I have learned a lot with this challenge, and got some great feedback!
I started my scene with quick thumbnails, where I picked a few and added more story details. Then I blocked out my scene in Blender and used some 3D flower pots from Turbosquid. I overlayed my 3D render with textures in photoshop, and add some of the characters/trucks from "Big Medium Small". The city and most of the holograms are created with MattePaint photos, and some of the additional assets are from the Nomad reference site.
I hope you like it! Thank you!
Final for today! :) There are some things that I still want to fix, but I will leave it for tomorrow.
Getting closer to finishing this challenge submission! Still, a lot of things left to fix with the colors, clouds, car headlights, and values. Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
Add more design details and slowly fixing the lights/shadows.
I changed up some elements of composition, as the scene felt too busy. I'm slowly fixing colors/lights, shadows, and atmosphere in the bg.
The bottom version of the image is a color test that I tried out to see how the image might look with some color grading.
I decided to make a new render base for architecture, so I swapped that and changed some of the foliage in the scene. Now I have to begin fixing scale, colors, textures etc. A lot of work ahead. :D
After spending some time to arrange the scene, I'm finally ready to begin bring in details into the work. I still need to adjust colors, values, lights, add details to cars etc. Most importantly need to overpaint the base 3D render and fix some of the visible geometry issues.
Showing some base render and bg images I used for my work. The bottom image is render test to see if the overall scene will look good with the 3D base that I made in Blender.
I decided to pick 3 of my favorite thumbnails, and develop more story/mood in each scene. Also, I integrated some of the 3D assets provided from this weeks contest updates.
I'm beginning this challenge with exploring some ideas for possible story setting.