It had to happen one day, and it finally has. After all those images ‘inspired’ by the Elysiun Weekend Challenge, I have finally managed to complete the execution of an idea within the deadline.
The topic this week was ‘jewels’, with a stipulation that raytracing be used in the image. For some reason the topic felt like it needed an astronomical interpretation, so here is a bejewelled orrery for your viewing pleasure. I still have some way to go before I master the fine art of texturing, but better to get something done that lie forever in wait for that elusive perfection.
Before I started work on this image yesterday, I was well on my way to making a semi-decent human model (see previous posts for WIP). I felt it would be rude to leave her alone for two days after all that undivided attention, so she plays a small cameo role in this production. Look out for her in the pool of water.