When I was first designing John, this was a random image that just seemed to keep growing on the page. I'm not one for large, complex scenes, but this one felt effortless. An old man, a porch, and missed opportunities.
A roullette wheel and ball, with heavy render settings to make it look pretty. :o ) Only took about 3 hours to make total. I particularly like the way the ball-in-motion blurred in the render.
This was a piece used for an educational DVD menu screen. A print-resolution version was used for the actual DVD cover. The texture was created at high-resolution, so that extremely close camera positions could be applied. The most frustrating aspect, however, is that real casino-style craps dice LOOK like badly created 3D dice.