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Old Sailor


A beautiful portrait by Bernardo.

This guy was done 100% in blender, except for the retopo which is done in 3dcoat.

Hope you like it! (comments are welcome)


About the Author

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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. simply nice !! overall it is an amazing job ! despite the eyes, in my opinion, who look like painted one , and lack of target for the eyes, the forehead look a bit weird, may be you could add more rim light to the cloth and hat to separate that from the background a bit more...

  2. Thank you guys!

    Hassan, the eyes are always really hard to get right (at least for me). Here I tried some new solution and I feel it is an improvement from my last works, but sure there is room for further improvement!
    Nice idea about the stronger rim light, I should have experimented more with that.

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