Originally Posted by daphz
xposting my FIDDLE IN THE MIDDLE
still a ways to go...
you're doing a great job, i enjoyed tuning into your stream while working on this dude. but if this is the style of the end product, i think you need to re-evaluate the time spent per piece.
when i was watching, you were arduously masking off one of the wood pieces jutting off of an arm or a leg, and not a damn bit of that detail reads in the piece from what you posted, and neither would it at three times the resolution.
it's exactly the same as painting a concept piece at 10,000px for something that is only ever going to show up unmagnified at screen resolution: you are doing very good work, but you could be doing what appears to all the world like the same caliber of work for the fraction of the time cost.
please stop yourself from zooming too far into the model. you know how that shit bakes out, and what never does--don't let yourself get zoomed so far up the model's ass that the detail added to the high resolution model is known only to you and God.
and as the saying goes, the strongest advocate for temperance is the reformed drunk. i love getting in there and doing insane details that don't really make the bake either, but i am trying to respect my own limited life span and time on earth to do art and i hope you do to. your work kicks ass and i want to see more of it, not see you spend weeks on a piece on detail nobody will ever see.