Blender artists' talent is scattered all over the internet for everyone to behold, with one amazing artwork after the other being posted on all sorts of forums and mediums. In this series of posts, we attempt to collect and showcase pieces that wowed us with their artistry and production value.
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First up today is Kmotion's gorgeous NPR animation "Half-day at school". Kmotion is known for their particular art style, and have already published a slew of such incredible animations on their Vimeo and Instagram pages. Kmotion combines 3D elements with NPR shading and Grease Pencil 2D elements and animations to create this potent nostalgic style.
Next up are Jama Jurabaev's breathtakingly photorealistic renders "Lost City". Made to showcase Bigmediumsmall's "Lost City" asset packs, the renders sport an incredibly photorealistic aesthetic driven home in part by the wonderful camera work giving a macroscopic feel. All the images were rendered using Cycles. Check out his Artstation post for more renders in the series.
Next is up is Brad Krajina's "Click Chemistry". Brad is a Scientific Illustrator and a research scientist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute. This specific illustration is a stylization of the concept of bio-orthogonal click chemistry. It's incredibly cool that Blender is used to create beautiful renders in research and scientific fields. Check out his Artstation post for more information on the chemical process illustrated as well as a more behind-the-scenes look at his render.
The next artwork comes to us over from the Blender subreddit, courtesy of artist Odosuky. This Gorgeous NPR piece use geometry nodes to scatter the leaves, and uses some of Lightning Boy Studio's shading techniques, with the key being transferring the normals from a duplicate mesh without the leaf nodes applied. Check out the artist's Reddit and youtube pages for more NPR explorations featuring Kiki.
Last but not least, DolphK's Clockwork Fish. The start of this render is undoubtedly the mechanical fish, which is exquisitely modelled and shaded. The fish is nicely complemented by the lighting which puts it on the center stage. This piece was done for CGboost's "Pet Robot" Challenge.