Artists Retreat

Another competition run by the well known Evermotion.  This time I was awarded first place in the exterior category.

The competition was split into two categories: interior and exterior.  The theme was to create a realistic visualisation of a space that inspires you which I found very open (I prefer a more confined brief).  I decided to go with the exterior option to challenge my current skill set.

I used the Shell House located in the woods of Karuizawa in Kitasaku, Nagano by Kotaro Ide, ARTechnic Architects as a starting reference. I added a small Zen garden and made some changes to the layout and I also refined the architecture to fit my style.

My version of the house is basically a small artist's retreat in a the forest where one volume is the living area and the other a studio.

I used 3dsmax2011 with VRay 2.0. I used Zbrush for the sand and rocks and I used GrowFX and Forest Pro for the trees. All post was done in Photoshop and AE. I used no 3rd party models but I did use textures from CG-Source and Arroway.

There were many amazing pieces by other artists I hope to see more work from in the future!

Also a big thanks to Evermotion and the sponsors!!

Here are my final images: