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Luigi the Mad Cook


By Fishsnack.

Fishshnack writes:

Hi BlenderArtists

this is my latest project. It's for the German blendpolis community challenge "Center of Power". It was a Cycle challenge, so we were just allowed to use Cycle for rendering.

It last 3 weeks till finish.


About Author

Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. WONDERFUL!! I only have 2 suggestions.
    1. Lighten up the bottom of pan and hand to suggest the flame as a light source
    2. Eyes look too "glassy"

  2. anther suggestion: if the main character is cartoony make the environment the same, stylized not realistic, again to less color make it golden on blue or some adjacent color
    -rise the shoulder of the hand with the bottle, lower the elbow
    - make the pan rest on the fingers not on his palm
    -camera lens make a fish eye effect where sides bend, but just a tag, increase a bit the angle by taking the camera closer and maybe a bit of an angle not straight at him like a "front" camera
    hope it's a useful crit ;)

    • Leandro Simonetti on

      I think that's a good crit! Just a thing regarding the toon/realistic point: I've read more than once the advice you just gave, but then you see Pixar doing the opposite all the time (carttony chars + extremely realistic envs and props), and their results are awesome! So... where's the magic there? That always dazzles me...

  3. Do you want to kill me, guys? O.o
    My heart skipped a beat when I saw my image here. Thank you so much for sharing my work!!!

  4. Really great, I too would like to know how the flames were done :). Also, why is Fishsnack's comment marked as abuse?

  5. Kirill Poltavets on

    Alpha maps! Smart! That's I can say...
    Great picture showing this cook is mad... slightly mad but it's clearly :D

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