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Behind the Scenes: Watch Out!



Hello, my name is Shivam Modi, a self-taught Blender artist from India. Right now, I work as a freelancer, with Blender being my primary tool. Naturally, my Blender journey began with a Doughnut. 🍩🙂


My main inspiration for creating this shot comes from the streets of Jaipur, where I live. Shops and buildings near the market in Jaipur are painted in a peach colour. A blurry image of a wall and sky popped into my head, and then I put characters from a story-line that I have created.



  • CPU- i7-10700k
  • RAM- 16GB
  • GPU- RTX 3060


  • Blender
  • Photoshop
  • Pureref


Below are the references for characters and environment.


For the characters, first, I painted the references myself. Then looking to the references I modelled the character accordingly.

I used the same method for the car as well.

I used Bool Tools to block out the windows and used techniques from Ian Hubert to make a 3D model by extruding a 2D plane with image projection.

Below is a GIF video depicting the steps of creating the environments.


For texturing, I extracted textures from photos I clicked and from the web, and then applied a paint-over.

My primary style reference for texturing is the artistic style of Angela Sung.


For rigging, I used AccuRIG for basic arm, leg, and body movements. However, for expressions, eye, and eyebrow movements, I used shape keys.


For lighting, I used an HDRI called Rolling Hills, from Poly Haven.

I added a big cube covering the whole scene with volumetrics. I used several planes with emission and transparency to create more depth. I used the compositor for colour correction, and I am excited for the  upcoming Blender real-time compositor updates.

RENDER : Watch Out!

Thank you for reading the article, I hope you found it useful. You can check out some of my work on my social media accounts. Have a wonderful day!

About the Artist                       

Shivam Modi is a 3D artist from India, who eagerly anticipates telling more stories through animation.                                                                                           

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Alina Khan

A self taught 3d artist, who seeks to excel in the computer graphics field. Currently a student, freelancer and the editor for the 'Behind the Scenes' at Blender Nation.

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