Originally Posted by Maxén
I don't get why everybody want it to be a total wreck of an axe, It's just a little rust, it's not 200 years old.
Welcome to the world of 3d art norms.
the "beat the hell out of it!" concept is very very prevalent, and no it doesn't always need to be followed. People tend to keep up their equipment when given the option to.
I really do like the specular treatment on the axe head. The render at the top looks great, but the lower one leaves me wanting something in the wood. Giving the specular a slight warm tone might do it.
The cigar feels a bit weak compared to the axe, not bad, it could simply be a reference difference, but I think what is doing it is that most cigar wraps I've seen tend to be a deeper more chocolaty brown. Convenience store bought cigars not withstanding.
Still a very good piece overall.