Behind the scenes and creation of the Shroomite magical mushroom 2d and 3d fantasy art.
Mushrooms have always been a great subject of art and being into the creation of 3d art sculptures, a mushroom was perfect. They are relatively easy to sculpt and flexible i colors and shape and being psychedelic, what could go wrong? Well nothing of course as mushrooms in art are simply magical.
To begin we started with a sphere in Sculptris which is a free program to make virtual clay models just like you would sculpt with clay.
The baby Shroomite, in naked silver metallic clay is the third one, which later we will call Purkle as we will end up with a family of three for this art progression.
Sculptris is free from the makers of Zbrush and is easy and intuitive although it might require decent computer graphics and processor capabilities.
Next we have to put clothes, 'color and textures' on Purkle here.
I created three different shaped mushrooms, "Shroomites" and exported each one as an 3d object file. I then imported them into Meshlab, another free 3d creation and manipulation program easily found on the internet.
I imported one, and straightened it's orientation, then moved it to one side to make room for the other Shroomites, "mushroom sculptures". I resized two of them smaller to keep with the chaos of nature and painted them with almost random brush stroke. I chose a variety of colors and gave each one their own color scheme with just a green and a red in common.
After making these adjustments the three layers 'objects" are flattened into just one object and smoothed and polished using the options in the Meshlab menu. Continued below....
Next the one group of three Shroomites are exported from Meshlab, then uploaded to Sketchfab, a 3d model hosting site with great viewers for the finished models.
While free accounts are available at Sketchfab. "see my Sketchfab profile here." I chose a pro account so I can make my own backgrounds and 3d environments. A 3d environment, "see small multicolored rectangle inside control panel in picture at right" , but a 3d environement is a 360 degree image "wrap" that reflects from the 3d object, with or without the objects original colors and also can be used as the background as the objects are viewed from all angles.
Once I get the colors, lighting and positioning how I like it in the Sketchfab editor, I display it on a 4k monitor to get the best resolution and take a screen grab, "screen shot"
This screen shot will be the basis of the art. continued below....
My three Shroomites!. They look pretty good like this, however I feel there is no continuity and they aren't in love with their environment.
Into Photoshop and to the brushes the magical Shrumites go gleefully as they frolic in the magic dust. See finished work below.
This whole series was inspired by critiques from friends on 500px, a premier photography sharing site that now offers private critiques from mutual friends and associates.
Special thanks to the beautiful and thoughtful comments of Gary Rubin, Connie Jacobs, Mary Anne Crecelius, Mumtaz Shamsee and Bill Koechling, of which without I would not have created this series of Shrumites.
Shroomite is the name coined by Connie Jacobs and Purkle and Pinkle and Purpinkle are the names given to my by these wonderful contributors at 500px.com. And below you will find the flavored Shroomite art, with two versions, as I was doubly doubly inspired.
Sculpted 3d mushrooms are called Shroomites,alternative spelling is Shrumites" and are named Pinkle Purkle and Purpinkle by friends of mine. They are cosmic beings that love to explore the universe. 2d from 3d fine fantasy abstract art of mushrooms by Rybird of Dabble Bird. Available at ArtPal as prints.
Above is My Three Shroomites 3d fantasy art of magical mushrooms. The finished art shown is available as prints, framed, canvas, or fine art at ArtPal here.
Below is Sky Shroomites fantasy 2d from 3d art. Also below that is the 360 degree 3d viewer with the three mushroom sculptures .Sky Shroomites. Icy cold magical mushrooms hanging from the frozen atmosphere above.
Available as Prints, canvas, fine art or framed atArtPal here.
Below: My Three Shroomites By Rybird of Dabble Bird.
See the new Cultivations series 3d based art with these sculptures and more nature themed art models.
Art model and sculpting 360 degree 3D viewing. Use mouse to move art object through the environment, scroll wheel zooms in and out.
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