So after bouncing around for what to make for my folio next and pushing my shader skills in UE4, I finally decided on a theme. Seeing all of the awesome TLOU fanart and inspired environments lately, I thought I'd give it a go.
My objective here is to create a believable, overgrown space that would match the theme of TLOU's world, and also to hone my Zbrush skills, learn Substance Painter since I just picked it up, and improve my Designer skills.
In my town we actually have an abandoned mental hospital (well, 2, but that one is boarded up), and thought it'd be awesome (and a great opportunity to gather reference) if I went in there and took a ton of photos, and based the architecture on that.
And yes, I'm a bit nuts
The only downside is that it wasn't too overgrown in the places I wanted, so tomorrow and the day after I'll be researching/gathering a ton more ref for how that happens.
Now that that's out of the way, on to the actual plan!
(Note this is the first iteration, it'll probably be changed around to make it flow better)
I'm giving myself a 3 and a half weeks to a month deadline to take this from start to finish, so I can really focus on what needs improving in my pipeline and what areas I can speed up in.
This is going to be the funnest project I've had yet!