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Making of 'Little Dragon'

By Vlad Konstantinov
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Date Added: 4th July 2011
Software used:
3ds Max, Photoshop

I then marked some areas on the character with the mask and made them darker. I then added the shadows on the neck. I also used the Burn tool for some parts (Fig.21).

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Fig. 21

In the same way I added the spotlit zones on the model to underscore the back lighting (Fig.22).

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Fig. 22

The next step was the most important because it let me liven up the dragon. I created the layer with Multiply mode and drew some small details like scales and wrinkles there. Also I rotated the eye a little because its initial direction didn't look so good (Fig.23).

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Fig. 23

The other important step was adding the glitter. Firstly I put my rendered VRaySpecular pass in the file with Screen mode. After that I created another layer and painted some areas of the scales with white to make the reflection stronger (Fig.24).

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Fig. 24


Next I added a little more detail to the face of my dragon and shadows from the eyelid to his eyes (Fig.25).

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Fig. 25

 



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(ID: 270525, pid: 0) Mike on Fri, 25 April 2014 6:52am
Hello, a beautiful dragon. Would like to build a papercraft model. Could you provide me the file at disposal? Mfg. Mike from Germany
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(ID: 47677, pid: 0) Irendeir on Tue, 09 August 2011 8:46pm
This drawing now wallpaper on my desktop =) Fantastic Vlad! I spoke to you and once again I will repeat, it - he is a fine dragon! ;)
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(ID: 163362, pid: 866556) Swordlord (Forums) on Fri, 15 July 2011 11:11pm
[QUOTE=Nupsi;866555]Hi Vlad,that's really a great making of. Thanks a lot for sharing!Best regards,Nupsi[/QUOTE]Hi! Thanks! I'm glad that you liked it!
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(ID: 46372, pid: 866556) Swordlord (Forums) on Fri, 15 July 2011 11:11pm
[QUOTE=Nupsi;866555]Hi Vlad,that's really a great making of. Thanks a lot for sharing!Best regards,Nupsi[/QUOTE]Hi! Thanks! I'm glad that you liked it!
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(ID: 46370, pid: 866555) Nupsi (Forums) on Fri, 15 July 2011 11:09pm
Hi Vlad,that's really a great making of. Thanks a lot for sharing!Best regards,Nupsi
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(ID: 163361, pid: 866555) Nupsi (Forums) on Fri, 15 July 2011 11:09pm
Hi Vlad,that's really a great making of. Thanks a lot for sharing!Best regards,Nupsi
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(ID: 46347, pid: 866501) Swordlord (Forums) on Fri, 15 July 2011 3:29pm
[QUOTE=Not-Registered;865861]Awesome!Really awesome. Can you say how you started modeling? With box, sphere...[/QUOTE]Thanks! Almost always I use poly-by-poly technique.
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(ID: 163360, pid: 866501) Swordlord (Forums) on Fri, 15 July 2011 3:29pm
[QUOTE=Not-Registered;865861]Awesome!Really awesome. Can you say how you started modeling? With box, sphere...[/QUOTE]Thanks! Almost always I use poly-by-poly technique.
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(ID: 45976, pid: 0) Roma on Sat, 09 July 2011 1:44pm
Awesome!Really awesome. Can you say how you started modeling? With box, sphere...
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(ID: 45819, pid: 0) Vlad on Wed, 06 July 2011 10:21pm
Thanks guys! If you want, you can give me some questions about this article and I'll be glad to answer.
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(ID: 45776, pid: 0) Peter Kvarnström on Wed, 06 July 2011 1:31pm
Great final image and I really like to see other artists workflow. Thanks!
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(ID: 45692, pid: 0) Julian on Tue, 05 July 2011 3:09pm
Great M-O thanks for sharing! Good Job!.
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