Monday, March 26, 2012

Zbrush - Day 1

So a few buddies and I have been interested in sliding Zbrush into our concept workflow. I definitely pushed it to the back of my mind for a while but there's a show coming up and I had an idea to try and illustrate this workflow in one single piece. Not entirely sure how the final chart will look but I'm excited to give it a try.

I will say though, this has been an entirely frustrating day. BUT! Once I figured out the Zspheres and which brushes do what it's actually a very relaxing way to work.

This is a crop of a much larger sculpt for the show so you can probably pick out some of the topology in this shot; because it's never meant to be seen this close and any higher subdivisions would slow up my system :/

Thanks for checking. Between the few freelance jobs I'm currently working on, the contest I mentioned in my previous post, the show coming up in two weeks and the portfolio building to be ready by the end of May I'm happy to say I'm feeling busy, tired, excited and a whole buncha other things right now!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patty's Day Post

Happy St. P's day everyone! Just to nerd out on this annual event: A Biologist's St. Patrick's Day Song

Alright back to work. There's been rumors flying around a certain contest. So here's a little crop/preview of my entry for now. Did up the color study last night and I'm really happy with where's it's going. This piece will be a nice stretch for me in terms of composition and active effects. More to come.

AND! I picked up a cheap(er) Molskine 3-pack to start scratching away in. Trying to loosen up and avoid getting so renderific. Also had a nice conversation with Grant Griffin and Matt Maloney about hands and hand gestures while going through Michael Hampton's figure drawing book. Mmmhhhhh....hhhaaannnddssss.