Wednesday, November 10, 2010

PERSONAL CHALLENGE/EXERCISE: Study002


Female figure study in a rough pose - not particularly happy with it but it is suppposed to be a learning exercise.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

PERSONAL CHALLENGE/EXERCISE: Study001


Study001
My challenge to myself – I am to do a weekly quick sculpt – no more than two lunch breaks.


GOALS: Primarily an artisanal exercise but will move into a conceptual phase at some point as well.
Improve observation (seeing).
Improve my conceptual skulls/exercises.
Increase my speed/confidence in medium.
A CREATIVE treat - work is so technical and restrictive.
Free my mind from technical restrictions

TOPICS:
Facial studies
Anatomy studies
Cloth studies
Kit bash conceptual exercises

TIME FRAME:
No more than 2 hours per weekly exercise.
Duration 6 months ,starting week of 25 October2010 = 26 sculpts studies taking me to April 2011

GO!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Playing in Mudbox

Test texture painting in  Mudbox.
I  have been playing with mudbox  texure painting- I think the mudbox  viewport can  hide a world of bad texturing  issues when you  put on all  the shaders- but  seems to work-  a pity  you  have to create  your PSD  layers  from  within mudbox.

Monday, September 06, 2010

CharlesB re- topo

Started to build an all qaud base face topology  for Charles Bronson sculpt today. This is  to be used to  transfer the current 3DCoat detail  into  ZBrush, for further higher resolution detailing. (Topology  is  also  designed to support animation - if this project grows may  test out some face poses)
topology  WIP

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Velasques Update

Added beard, reworked some of face and hand and  fixed weird holes  that have appeared in the mesh - possibly from when I reposed the base mesh and reprojected subdivisions - all on one layer  - machine tends to fall over when using many layers  in Zbrush4.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Velasques Water Seller (9 hours)

Blocked out proportions and posed in natuaralistic sculpting pose

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Velasquez study (minor update).

Close up on head 3hours +  new shader for eyes and skin.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Older production works:

Concept sculpt of insectiod creature.
Komodo like lizard.
More views of lizard.
Some old sculpts from a while back, the project is released so I figure its OK to show some production sculpts of characters I  worked on.

Updates Middle aged man anatomy study and Harpy sculpt

Harpy is almost there.
Middle aged man  based on  a character from a Velasques painting
Now with a full body, details to come.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Lunch Study :After Velasquez Water Seller

Now at 2 hours and thought I would look at Leonardo's sketchbook  for more ref.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Lunch Study :After Velasquez Water Seller

One hour ZBrush  play + PS  paint Over.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Bridgeman head study

A quick sculpt/study  base on Bridgemans  drawing exercises modeled in 3DCoat, rendered in Maya (with MR).

Bridgeman facial study.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

BirdWoman WIPUpdate

Quick update on hands and  feet.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Arms WIP

High  res arms study.

BirdWoman WIPUpdate

Update on the Bird woman -  long time  coming - aging  up  her skin and making it look  more decayed and sinewed.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

FatMan Update

Body is blocked  out - will concentrait  on the  head and  upper chest area-  start reworking removing symetry and general look at skin wrinkles  lumps etc....

Voxel Sculpts (in progress in April)

Some sculpts in progress which I need to  finish off this month - The mutant fat man I think will need to spend another 4 hours or so to finish him off, the head needs more detail - will also  finish  of his body and give  him a modesty loin cloth. He is based  of  off one of concept artist Min Yums  cool sketches


Wednesday, January 20, 2010