Below are some images that show some of the process of the image creation process and details that sometimes go unnoticed in the final artwork. We always love seeing this on other studio's sites so we figured we would show some as well!
Here's some early tests we did on different styles of done design.
The client wanted the houses to look as if they were made from a plastic mold to mimic the way objects look in a real snow globe. This meant creating very soft and imperfect edges to give the effect of a manufactured plastic house. We used 3dsmax for the initial modeling and then utilized Zbrush to blend the separate parts together.
The client wanted the snow to look like the fake dry snow you see in toy sets at the holidays. We modeled a variety of snow flake shapes that we could scatter throughout the scene.
We created some fun costume decorations to add into the snow globes. We snow globes became cluttered very quickly which distracted from the main concept so we removed pretty much all secondary elements. This reindeer & sleigh made the cut though.
Above are some details in the modeling after we took it into zbrush to give them the "modeled plastic" look.