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Old 16-05-2005, 09:55 AM   #1
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Talking May/June - Norm - Dae

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Mermaid/Siren
this first post will always show the latest update
http://www.mvorster.co.uk/SimplyChal...body_final.jpg
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Hi Dae Sounds like a nice idea, was contemplating that before doing my lizard. I'm probably not good enough to create a decent human form.

Still waiting on this sketch! Hope it turns out well for you
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dont have any sketches as I dont know what I really want
but here is a image of the kind of mermaid I am going for
image from feminaweb.free.fr/ sirenes.htm
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Take a look at the mermaids done by Chris Achilleos. Here is one of them: http://meltingpot.fortunecity.com/co...fabmermaid.jpg
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wohoo, that´s gonna be a bunch of work, but -> good luck on this one. btw I like the mermaid from boris vallejo very much it´s a very classic one and perfectly drawn. if I find a link, I'll post it here.


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http://members.tripod.com/~shyara/merman.jpg

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but the drawing is called "mermaid love"
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Old 19-05-2005, 08:30 PM   #7
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Thanks mhcannon and Falott

here is what I have got so far
a basic head and body
http://www.mvorster.co.uk/SimplyChal.../body+head.jpg
been working on it this afternoon and evening, I am pretty happy with what I got so far as this is my first attempt at the female body.

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Good you're keeping her svelt. Anyone that swims a lot should look athletic. After seeing you other work, I have no doubt that this one will look outstanding.
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C'mon Dae!
YOU CAN DO IT!
Heh heh! Cool concept brother! looking for updates now!
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Thanks Surfer

updates coming soon

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Smile update

adding other geo, still not happy with the flow around the cheeks and mouth, did some lame ears they just need tweeking.
time for some sleep now.:zzz:http://www.mvorster.co.uk/SimplyChal...e-31-05-05.gif
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Dude! looking good! Altho I agree about some very minor points needing tweeking. She is going to be pretty.
I REAAAAALLLLYY LIKE the animated gif! What a cool idea! You can sort of see it happening.
Are you working nurbs - polys - sub div order?
I am watching with interest brother!
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thanks Surfer,
I am doing the poly's to sub D's then back to poly's and so forth, for the head,
started with nurbs for the body, anyway with quite abit of pushing and pulling, I am happy with the way she looks, I will carry on with the body then go back to the head and look at it with fresh eyes,
I reduced the ears bent them and rotated them this way and that way
http://www.mvorster.co.uk/SimplyChal...te-1-06-05.gif

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Hmmm She looks cleaner now and the ears are great! They don't look as angular as before. I LIKE IT! texturing is going to be a mission tho huh?

HEY!!!! I like your new site too! It looks very slick actually and I hope you don't mind if I link to it from mine!
Keep up the good work brotha!
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Looking good Dae.

I wonder where you got the idea to use an animated gif to show the wireframe as well as the shaded version. Ha Ha!

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