Lighthouse and Sea

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ianp5a
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Lighthouse and Sea

Postby ianp5a » Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:25 am

I'd appreciate any feedback on my lighthouse. Is there something I should fix?
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Re: Lighthouse and Sea

Postby Lazur » Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:50 pm

ianp5a wrote:I'd appreciate any feedback on my lighthouse. Is there something I should fix?
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Now the image urls seems broken.

The reflection in the waves seemed a bit off compared to the lighthouse, even if it was based on a photograph (?).
For example this kind of reflection looks more believable to me.

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Re: Lighthouse and Sea

Postby ianp5a » Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:00 am

Thanks. I tried it with a smoother sea. But it looked too calm as mine was not protected by a harbour wall.
I used Blender to create a reflection based on the tower. This helped me to draw the reflection. The viewpoint I wanted is close to the surface of the water. So that tends to amplify any distortions.

I've decided it needs a portrait crop as it has an uncomfortable framing.

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Re: Lighthouse and Sea

Postby brynn » Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:59 am

If you could give us a link that works, more of us could look at it.

I can't put an attachment in this board, to show how it looks. But there's no image and there's no link.

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Re: Lighthouse and Sea

Postby ianp5a » Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:09 pm

Thanks. Dropbox must have dropped it. I used another host now. And a portrait crop.

Edit: I think it's too light at the bottom now.

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Re: Lighthouse and Sea

Postby GAngus » Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:57 pm

So, this is an Inkscape creation ?
How much of it is "based on a photograph" ?
That's amazing. isn't it ?
It looks like 100% photo?

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Re: Lighthouse and Sea

Postby brynn » Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:46 am

OMG, that's awesome!! The water fantastic -- absolutely relalistic! Very nice work :D

There are 2 places that don't completely work for me. There needs to be some yellow/orange in the sun and/or the sun's....not sure if this is the right word -- corona. The light that feathers out around it. Maybe feathering it out further too? Not a ton of yellow/orange, but a little. Maybe a pale peachy color?

Hhmmm.....unless the whiteness is a photographic effect that you're trying to capture?

The other place is the top of the lighthouse. And maybe I just don't know enough about lighthouses. But shouldn't the part where the light comes out be translucent, at least? Maybe not completely transparent. But the way it is, I wonder how the light gets out? Isn't it supposed to be like a 360 degree window, all the way around?

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Re: Lighthouse and Sea

Postby ianp5a » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:22 pm

GAngus wrote:So, this is an Inkscape creation ? How much of it is "based on a photograph" ?That's amazing. isn't it ?It looks like 100% photo?


Thanks. It's not based on any photo. I drew it from imagination. But then I wasn't happy with the reflection. It took a long time, and the perspective wasn't looking right. Then I made a 3D model and rendered the reflection. This I roughly manually traced to get the black reflection. I also noticed the sea texture was something I'd missed. I quickly gave up trying to draw the texture in perspective, so I used a bitmap (without the dark reflection) from the 3D render as the sea background.

Perspective textures is something I need quite often but don't know the best way yet. I'm not keen on using bitmaps in drawings.

brynn wrote:There are 2 places that don't completely work for me. There needs to be some yellow/orange in the sun and/or the sun's...
Hhmmm.....unless the whiteness is a photographic effect that you're trying to capture?
But shouldn't the part where the light comes out be translucent, at least? Maybe not completely transparent.


Thanks brynn. This is just what I need. I've been looking at it too long. I will look into both those things.

I stalled on the drawing more than 6 months ago, when I had difficulty with the sea. Then I was stuck at home, sick all last week, and taught myself the basics of Blender to model the sea.

I'll post the earlier versions and the outlines when I get home. It's supposed to look like a photo. So I'm keen to hear about other weak points.

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Re: Lighthouse and Sea

Postby ianp5a » Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:39 am

Original colouring and reflections drawn from imagination.
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3D Model. Lighthouse outline and wave shaped (grey) sea object in the foreground.
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Final Version in outline view.
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Re: Lighthouse and Sea

Postby energy » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:02 pm

ianp5a wrote:
GAnfgus wrote:So, this is an Inkscape creation ? How much of it is "based on a photograph" ?That's amazing. isn't it ?It looks like 100% photo?


Thanks. It's not based on any photo. I drew it from imagination. But then I wasn't happy with the reflection. It took a long time, and the perspective wasn't looking right. Then I made a 3D model and rendered the reflection. This I roughly manually traced to get the black reflection. I also noticed the sea texture was something I'd missed if I weren't using the Proextender system then I would give it a try. I quickly gave up trying to draw the texture in perspective, so I used a bitmap (without the dark reflection) from the 3D render as the sea background.

Perspective textures is something I need quite often but don't know the best way yet. I'm not keen on using bitmaps in drawings.

brynnn wrote:There are 2 places that don't completely work for me. There needs to be some yellow/orange in the sun and/or the sun's...
Hhmmm.....unless the whiteness is a photographic effect that you're trying to capture?
But shouldn't the part where the light comes out be translucent, at least? Maybe not completely transparent.


Thanks brynn. This is just what I need. I've been looking at it too long. I will look into both those things.

I stalled on the drawing more than 6 months ago, when I had difficulty with the sea. Then I was stuck at home, sick all last week, and taught myself the basics of Blender to model the sea.

I'll post the earlier versions and the outlines when I get home. It's supposed to look like a photo. So I'm keen to hear about other weak points.


Did you really do this from scratch? That's brilliant. I wish I could make stuff that looked this good from scratch. Right now I'd need a photo to work from.


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