Sunday, August 5, 2018

Vitruvian Creature



The Vitruvian Man, or simply L'Uomo Vitruviano, is a drawing by the Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci around 1490. It is accompanied by notes based on the work of the architect Vitruvius.


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The drawing, which is in pen and ink on paper, depicts a man in two superimposed positions with his arms and legs apart and inscribed in a circle and square. The drawing and text are sometimes called the Canon of Proportions or, less often, Proportions of Man.The drawing is based on the correlations of ideal human proportions with geometry described by the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius in Book III of his treatise De architectura. Vitruvius described the human figure as being the principal source of proportion among the classical orders of architecture. Vitruvius determined that the ideal body should be eight heads high. Leonardo's drawing is traditionally named in honor of the architect. - Learn more about it at Wikipedia

Here's one of my daily doodles of a creature inspired by it.


I sort of went with it.. and worked on it for a few more nights.
Heres a composition with multiple posed ones..
Its amazing that with websites like Sketchfab, one can create real time graphics that look as good as still renders from just a few years back. Complete with Depth of Field, Subsurface Scattering and beautiful lighting. After modelling it in Blender I went straight to sketchfab to work out the materials and lighting!


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And heres the final "hatchling". 

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