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    Default Chinese Folktale:God of Marriage

    This is my first post after I started learning Zbrush at Gnomon(Thanks Meats!) 2 years ago.I was busy with academic stuff in SCAD(graduated in March) and now starting to utilise my free time (while looking for job in LA) to work on something new.I am always a fan of chinese folktale and it is not unusual for me to start one.Below are some basic information about this character.

    This piece took me around 2 weeks because I have to spend time learning Zbrush 3.Rendered in Mental Ray and some photoshop touchup and compositing.
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    another update.made some changes on the moon




    God of Marriage
    The Old Man in the Moon or the God of Marriage is Yue-lao, who bears the weighty responsibility of deciding all mortal marriages. That means the marriage of any couple in the world have been prearranged by him. Yue-lao ties the future husband and wife together with an invisible silken cord that never breaks as long as life lasts. At the appropriate time, the cord brings the predestined mates together and they wed! This has been a subject of Chinese poetry and song since the ancient times.

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    Critiques and comments are welcome.thank you.
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    I really like your use of color. Nice job

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    Great sculpting!

    I love the look of the old man's robes - it's a shame a lot of the detail is lost in the render.

    Can we see some close-ups of the man? Thanks.

    The colours and composition are excellent too.

    Top Row stuff if you ask me. 5 stars too.

    Jit.
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    WOW!!!
    It is my goal to produce vibrant illustrations of this quality. Great work.

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    thanks guys for the comments..
    these are the closeup
    a lot of detail is gone when I brought displacement to MAYA..
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    Amazing work!

    I like the details in your model and the color that you are using.

    Looking forwards to see your new masterpiece. Goodluck to your job search.
    lawrence koh

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    WOW .Lovely Work . I like the colors u have used fantastic.

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    It's beautifull! Also thanks for the background information; it's great to learn new ancient tales.

    Only crit I have is that when first I looked at the image I felt that the foreground and background weren't connected. Maybe it's the lighting or the sharpness, I can't really tell. It was just a thought.
    Looking forward to seeing more images made by you.
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    This is really wonderful work, dncs. I love every detail, right down to the walking stick he is carrying.

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    toprow for me!
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    Looks really nice & magicall! Thanks a lot for sharing

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    Default Really Nice Work dude....

    I'm a new member. Its a dream to me to do like yours...... Congrat....

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    Very nice! I love the atmosphere you have created! Magical ist just the right word to describe it!

    lol Although I'd probably run from the guy like hell, should I see him approach me!
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    Dncs_83- Great image, very kewl sculpts, good composition and displacement of color usage. Best thing is you have nice background with details but kept it nice soft colors so it doesn't take away from your main image. Hard thing for most to do since its easy to get caught up in taking every element to its most. Got my 5 stars

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    great work, i love the compsosition. I went to SCAD also, did you graduate yet?
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