Finally had time this summer for a new personal project. Started about four months ago in my limited ‘free time’(i.e. late nights), so it’s hard to say how much work was put into it, but quite a bit. Initially it was just a character based on a pencil sketch, but then once the dude was done I decided to make a background for him… which ended up being the bulk of the work. Environments are definitely time consuming and this project definitely upped my respect for all the 3D environment people out there. It was a lot of fun, but I think my next piece will be way simpler. Heh. About halfway through working on it I decided to create an animation to loop on a framed monitor.The final image is 6k printed at 30″x48″ on canvas, framed and on a wall at Gnomon. The animation is running at 2560×1600 on a framed 30″ monitor. Let me know what you think! Click here to see higher-res versions and the animation.


14 Responses to “Dirge”

  1. mahesh Says:
    September 10th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Alex great work as always.Outstanding!!!

  2. 3dfreak Says:
    September 11th, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Wow, amazing, couldn’t expect less from mr gnomon himself, I really like the lighting and every little thing going on in the back, the character is freakin’ awsome. exquisit

  3. Fabio Says:
    September 12th, 2010 at 5:50 am

    Amazing work Alex i hope wich you have a tutorial for this :)

  4. Dan Says:
    September 12th, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Great work as usual. Nice to see some animation on your site…a lot going on in that scene, love it.

  5. Michael Says:
    September 14th, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Just awsome, every detail is there and the environment is perfect. Someway made me think about a mainmenu in a videogame (hope you understand what i mean), but of course much, much better in quality and detail.
    Congratulations to you and good luck aswell to upcoming projects.

  6. Andre Maduro Says:
    September 15th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    This is awesome! I’m always checking out your website for inspiration and reference….I love your humanoid/creature concepts.

  7. Kirk Figley Says:
    September 16th, 2010 at 6:09 am

    The most stressful moments are those in which we think we simply have way too many pieces to concentrate on

  8. Johan Gold Says:
    October 11th, 2010 at 12:54 am

    i’m really speechless you work is really great .. the originality of it and the details … wow…

    those most thing i loved the way this create breath and came towards the shadow …

    honestly you are one of the reasons i don’t quit learning 3d

    Gnomon Online Student.

  9. Johan Gold Says:
    October 11th, 2010 at 12:56 am

    the most thing i loved the way he breath and came towards the shadow …

    best regards

  10. udon Says:
    October 18th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    amazing work…¡¡.. tutorial please =)

  11. abhay shama Says:
    December 31st, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Awesome work !

    Happy New Year !!!!!!!!

  12. alexalvarez Says:
    March 26th, 2011 at 1:13 am

    Thanks everyone for the kind words!!! :)

  13. Oblivion Says:
    April 25th, 2011 at 6:25 am

    what is the name of music that you use in this clip?:)
    I love such music like this:(

  14. Richard Grey Says:
    May 14th, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Awesome work. As gamer, this reminds me Quake world a lot.

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