Hey...whoever comes across this. First, I hope you're well and are staying safe. I am trying to stretch myself a bit and work on a scene with a lot more organic elements. The concept I'm working off of is a Chris Karbach concept of which I"m taking a bit of creative license on the building shapes. I found some buildings from the Batak tribe that I thought would lend interesting shapes to this and try to pay respect to their culture as much as possible. While the concept is more stylized I wanted to ere a bit further on the side of realism.
What I've got so far are some bones of the scene. and getting close to a first pass done. I want to really push the story elements in each part of the scene such as making the house to the left feel a bit more lived in and personal. There the boat is I want it to say a bit about this daily ritual he/she embarks on.
I'm not feeling the greatest about the communal building in the back I don't mind the shapes, but I'm having a bit of a tough time making it feel....hmm, that's the word...authentic? (I'm going to be putting on thatch alphas on both buildings in later passes to make the thatch feel full and lush, right now as I said these are the bones of them.) I don't like the support structure I've got so far, it's pretty temp. Most of the Batak tribes' houses and raised up in case of flooding and tsunamis, so I wanted to make sure it was elevated and the building above protected.
I feel the scene has a decent composition, but the lighting is barely in a first pass. I'm, to be honest not sure how to approach it, I have a few concepts to go with the lighting, but I'm having a tough time getting it to look anywhere close. Honestly, I'm a little lost there as I haven't lit many exterior scenes.
The palm trees placements were also just little tests to see how well they were picked up, there is going to be a lot more greenery placed.
So yeah, any critiques are welcomed. I'm really trying to push myself with this so please don't hold back, but also be kind.