The idea for the image came when was bored of seeing all those interior renderings everywhere. I really like good interior design, but I wanted to take a look at this from a new perspective. I also wanted to show something usual in an unusual way. So, I came up with the idea of showing a common housefly, from close-up, sitting somewhere in a kitchen. The idea developed further into a fly sitting on the ceiling. This allowed me to turn the camera at 180 and therefore showing the fly in a normal position, but the kitchen 'upside-down'. Reference is key! Before starting a project, get as much information about it as possible. Collect images and read about it.
The usual front, side and top view put on planes, for reference while modelling.
I started modelling on the head. I began with a singe plane and went from there by extruding edges.
I added the eyes, using a sphere primitive which had to be tweaked slightly.
Still extruding edges...
I will create a morph target later, with this 'proboscis' moved in.
I've used cone primitives for those hairs, which got bent slightly.
The body started with a box primitive - smoothed with 1 iteration.
Based on my reference files, I've painted the shapes of the 'armour plates' on the body. Those shapes were then extruded.
Some further detailing on the body itself.
And more armour plates.
I've added a slit on the side,...