The Dragonkin build was relatively easier than the Avian one; the wing fingers were a little bit fiddly but there were only five of them as opposed to a million feathers and all one object as opposed to a million XD
My entry for JWiesner's Great Pokemon Underwater Race. Version with background posted everywhere but dA because I think it looks better, transparent version on dA as that's what's required for the collab. As with the last one, not quite down to the wire, I lost a lot of time being sick for a month and then most of the time spent was in the render (there was a fair bit that went into retopo but purely because I'm not good at it and will probably need to re
Only just managed another Before the Race, and only because I took way too many shortcuts with Lyric (think I'm going to have to completely redo her whenever I get around to it). Unfortunately the shortcuts were necessary as I lost a month to unexpected sickness -_- (of the kind that quite literally flattens you) Here she is fitting in harness in preparation so he of course has to try to turn around and slobber all over her face because that's what anything remotel
11yo: the drones are the male bees. They sit around and eat honey, then they mate and die.
7yo: don't they store honey?
11yo: the drones are the ones with wings.
7yo: some bees don't have wings? O_o
11yo: OH! I was thinking about ants XD
7yo: bees have ants? o_O
Two characters also likely to get caught up in firefights but not so much on roofs and quite likely because they were following their favourite girls around (or one of their favourite girls in Dak's case). Their appearances stayed reasonably similar though I made Dak's hair a bit more sensible (I like long dreds so Traj had perhaps impractically long dreds given his profession) but they have undergone complete personality swaps. Traj was almost cripplingly shy around girls and a right arsehole to guys and was a bit tragic as he was
Apparently doing bookwork with Dad is much more interesting than doing the same bookwork with Mum. I have handed off 11yo to JJ for maths as he's too advanced for me, so J has been teaching him physics and chemistry and other related things. They started off in the computer room, and then 9yo decided to join them doing English. As he was passing the computer room 7yo happened to look in, I told him not to go in there as they were doing bookwork and he decided then that he wanted to do bookwork too.
There were a couple of birthdays this month which of course meant birthday cards had to be made.
We welcomed a new baby cousin.
I wanted the texture to be like the viewport render, but it ended up being one glossy vaporeon. He'll do. Working full time on this now to get it done by the deadline. I was doing really well til I got sick, stupid sickness XD
On the bright side, I learned a fair bit about 3d Coat and going back and forth between it and Blender.
Base dragging Avi off on another epic adventure (or just to go find the missing-because-not-yet-made D).
Doing the turnaround directly before that with two characters was entertaining.
tl;dr: bake the damn things.
After painting, from the paint room go to Textures > Texture Baking Tool
Fill in the stuff on the dialogue box as appropriate (I have no idea how correct my settings are, I tend to take a best guess with anything I don't know :P)