by Ifthikhar An
Presenting you some renders from a personal work , which I started longtime back and still working on(free time), tostudy new techniques and to test out different styles of lighting, texturing, landscaping and postproduction.I once had a dream, of millions of fireflies/lightning-bugs lighting up all around my house, I fancied them to bestars that took life and came down from the skies all around my home... So here I tried to recreate the same dream in3d and photoshop. And for improving/testing my photoshop skills, I decided to render a day scene in 3d and convert itto night via photoshop. So here I used same base render for the Day and Night shots. I will update the making soon.Inspiration of location and cottage model is from my various journeys through mountain ranges of Indian Himalayas, Theamazing places and pine forests I travelled through, those fairytale style houses in which I stayed as guest.Apparently I was falling in love with mountains especially Himalayas. :)Then I researched about this cottage style of architecture, learned more about storybook or folkloric style andEnglish Tudor style . After collecting various references from internet, I did a speed modelling as i am not reallyinto modelling - I am more into other aspects of 3d and post.So I decided this will be my kind of dream house, covered by pine trees and will maintain the lawn grass manicured asin parks, so it will give me a mixed feel of a forest and a well maintained landscape.The cottage is made of naturalrocks those are locally available. And i decided not to disrupt the terrain much, and to keep it as it is, so thecottage will fit the topography, unlike the otherway around.Characteristics:
Green Building. Mix of Mountain cottages, storybook style, folkloric, and English Tudor style .Cross-gabled,pitched roof, with clipped gables.Gabled, enclosed entry with roof. Natural rock stone siding. Victorian style Porch Railing - Rectangular Balusters but in wood. Chimney with chimney pots. Small-paned bands of casement windows. Wooden deck / balcony.