I was playing around with some Blender stuff for work, and experimenting with creating rocks/asteroids. This isn’t a design we ultimately went with, but it was a good subject for some lighting and texture practice in Cycles.
After reading through a post by a fellow Blender artist, I decided I’d try my hand at making some abstract landscapes in a similar style. I used similar texture images sourced from Bing’s image search for cauliflower, cauliflower fractal, and pomegranates. These images weren’t terribly difficult to make, but it was enjoyable and educational nonetheless. I’ll be making more of these in the future, I think. It’s fun to see what sorts of alien landscapes images can create when you use them to generate particles and geometry displacement.
Maybe someone out there might like to use them for their desktop wallpaper!
This is a quick render of a Blend file I’ve been playing around with in my spare time recently. I was feeling inspired after seeing a simple landscape painting at one of my wife’s relative’s houses.
The idea I’m pursuing with this project is to organically add things to the scene as I see fit. I’m keeping everything to a relative scale, but not worrying much about keeping things on the grid or being precise about placement.
I’ll post more later as I continue!