Mar 152019

There’s a page that I follow on Facebook – Welsh Photographs, , that not only gives me pleasure seeing the wonderful photos of a beautiful country, but also gives me a lot of inspiration for creating landscapes in Vue.

Last week, I saw a photograph taken at Blackpool Mill in Pembrokeshire. Instantly, I knew that I wanted to recreate this beautiful scenery. BUT there was a problem. The Mill. So, I Googled images of the building and after gathering a few reference pics, I began to create the model.

The beginning

The finished model

Now with textures

So, now I have the Mill building…..all that remains is to put it where it belongs 🙂 Ironically, there won’t be very much of this building visible in the scene, but I shall do subsequent scenes that WILL be showing more of the building 🙂

So….an update. Took a while, but I got the scene in Vue pretty much replocating the photo that initially inspired me. Started the final render using settings that will give a nice, smooth result. Will be waiting a while then…..

Another update – 2 days later (I don’t leave my PC running overnight), we are now at 91% with 2h54′ left. You never know, I might just get it finished, postworked and uploaded to this post sometime over the weekend LOL!

Finally finished! Just a little Photoshop magic to be done

Blackpool Mill – the final image.

I predict that there will be more to come – we haven’t seen the last of Blackpool Mill. My thanks to Alan Ewart of Welsh Photographs for the numerous photos taken basically every single day. Never fails to impress and give me so many ideas for my 3D artwork.

…..A few days later – another render from a different perspective. I think I may like this one better 🙂

Blackpool Mill - Digital art by Gill Brooks
Mar 072019

So…here’s something a bit different.

2 pieces, same scene, both done by me. Over 40 years apart!!

The image below is a photo of an oil painting that I did (dated Oct. 1978). Not one of my best. One of my very early ones. In fact, I think it was only the 2nd I’d ever done. My Mom, bless her, hung it on her wall proudly, and it’s been back with me almost 4 years since she passed away, languishing inside a cupboard. Hubby moved it out last week and forgot to put it back, so I decided to hang it on MY wall. Then, I wondered if I could “Vue” it.

Oil painting of a Cornish village seascape

This next image is the “Vue’d” version. I had to build most of the content myself to get a good likeness. Not a perfect digital replica, but not far off doncha think?

Cornish fishing village - digitally recreated in Vue
Mar 042019

I spent ages modelling a new bridge for this scene, then decided that I wanted something more simple…so now I have TWO new bridges 😀

A pretty little fantasyesque type scene.

Digital artwork by Gill Brooks
Mar 022019

I built an old shack. I had some very good feedback on it, so I have decided to sell it at Renderosity.

A friend suggested an old Morris Minor would make the scene complete which I thought was an excellent idea.

I’ll post when the shack goes “live”