Yes, I realize that technically the citadel is not complete, and I’m not saying that I’ve finished it, but rather that I do need to take a break from it. There are still the sculptures left on that project, and I’m still playing around with things, but the major impediment to changing up the scene further is primarily that my current machine, an iMac, simply cannot handle the scene, and to be fair, it’s only runnnig a 2 gig AMD graphics card. The good news is that I have a new beefy machine arriving soon that should be able to handle stupidly complex scenes like this one pretty well. I also really need to do something different, as this is literally all I’ve worked on since June. In the meantime, I’ve been developing concept sketches for revisiting an old aircraft I created, the Garud Mk. 1. Here are my new sketches:
You’ll notice that I’ve significantly changed the design from previous iterations. I felt that the previous iteration lacked certain details, plus I think this looks cooler.
I’m using real life and fictional aircraft as references for different parts of mine. The real life aircraft I’m using include the Messerschmitt Me-190 (also known as the Bf-109), the North American F-86 Sabre, and the Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum. Here are my reference images used to develop the concept sketches:
The fictional aircraft I’m using for my references draw from two sources. One is the popular PS3 video game, Warhawk, specifically I’m using the Warhawk and Nemesis aircraft from the game. Finally, I’m also drawing from one of my favorite universes, Warhammer 40k, in the form of the Imperial Navy Avenger fighter. Here are some of the references I used:
It’s a ton of references, I realize, but I’ll probably be cutting back a little bit as my modeling work goes on.
Another thing to note is that in between this project, I will probably intermittently return to my citadel project as well and change some things as I work.
I’ll also eventually post a history piece on the Garud Mk. 1, since it figures pretty prominently in my series.
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