Golembok : Sketch #48

Hello, I’m both excited and nervous, this is my first attempt for a RTVFX challenge, it’s been so long I wanted to give it a try, I think now it’s my time ! Wish me luck !

So, I got an idea aroud the campfire that is probably too much, but I really want to give it a try.
My main reference for this idea is a very cool metal sculptor : Konrad Ziolkowski, you can see his instagram below.

When working on some bronze figure, he posted the reaction to the fire with bronze, and I absolutely love it :

The idea is a reckless (bronze) armoured person wants to lit a campfire, but they are not the kind of making it the normal way with patience and just try their luck with some oil and a torch/match, and have some cool Overwatch Cassidy POTG moment :

But it backfires to them, burning the armour and the surroundings. Still, the campfire is set up, burning cheerfully and ready for marshmallows !

And here some references for both style and execution of the fire itself :
https://youtu.be/ftSf-T9Mins?t=72 - Big OOF
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/WK5JYQ - Amazing style, might try to get close to this visual - by wan qi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hOUhq-FQDI - more stylised but good to have
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/5XxXWP - Amazing super realistic campfire by Michał Arendt

And if I really want to exaggerate on the fire burst and comic side…

(better having too much references than the opposite, right…?)

Might post some experimentation/references or more precise ideas later, I want to finish sending this before my self critique anihilate my motivation :smiley:

Good luck everyone !!