Chinese Dragon - Director's Choice Award Winner, Virtually Tilted Art Show 2019
So excited...My Chinese Dragon was a Director's Choice award winner in the Virtually Tilted art show, October 2019.
I decided to make a Chinese dragon because I felt like this amazing magical creature could really be brought to life in 3D and fully utilize the sparkling particle effects available in Tiltbrush. Plus I have always been fascinated by dragons!
I find that when making animals, it helps me to make a skeleton type model in Gravity Sketch first. I could do this directly in Tiltbrush, but I find it easier to import a model that I made in another application since I can pin it into place and easily remove it once the piece is finished.
I like to experiment with unique ways to use the effects within Tiltbrush. For example, I used 5 brushes to make up a single dragon scale (hypercolor, wire, disco, streamers and fire). Then I made different color variations of that scale which I used throughout the piece to create the color patterns on the dragon. I had originally planned to make a more elaborate scene for him, but found that everything I tried to add took away from the dragon himself, so I decided to let him stand alone on a simple base.
I hope you will enjoy viewing this dragon as much as I enjoyed making him!