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Fantastical Plant

Softwares: Maya, Arnold, Substance Painter, Photoshop, Nuke

Responsible for all aspects except flower models from CG Trader. HDRI by Andreas Mischok on HDRIHaven. 
Reference images from Film-Grab, Getty Images, Unsplash, and Pexels. Glow created in compositing using Stuart Lashley's exponential glow gizmo.

For this piece I really wanted to capture a sense of magic and mystique, and found inspiration from the glowing world of Pandora from Avatar. It was a really wonderful challenge to make something magical and fantastical, but make it feel grounded in reality.


Concept Paintover of promotional wireframe image from purchased stock model from CG Trader:
Primary Inspiration and Reference

Film Still: Avatar, Cinematographer - Mauro Fiore
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