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nice SB, u're workin' a lot- especially i like your vector works, that's my favourite kind of design. lookin' forward for more piece's - take care.
Impressive progress lately, apparently you havnt just gotten better at Zbrush either, as that portrait really came out nie and clean!
~Clochette : I totally agree. I see it SO much clearer now after I had changed my screen settings! Amazing what colours I have been missing
~selfu : Thanks mate!
~Lakka : Yea... dunno how that happened
Just a wip I started around 1hour & 20min ago. It's a surface study. Crabs have such textured+wet shells and forms. Loved the colour of the ref. It is a photo taken by Wanimal here on CA. Check his SB out. Some great pics there!
Oh btw. I've been saving my process, if someone is interested...
Hey cool stuff man, i like the glossy look on the crab ^,^
I really like your Z-brush work, I messed around in Z-brush once (didnt get far mind you) but absolutely loved the program. Painting in 3D!
Keep on chuggin
The portrait at the top is great. You're improving a lot. I still think you could use a better drawing structure. About the zbrush stuff, it's pretty good, but you could take it a lot further. I hope to see more on this stuff.
Nice portraits and zbrush stuff. Also I'm liking the crab and wouldn't mind seeing the process if you don't mind.
Good work with the crab painting.
and nice z brush work.
Please visit my sketchbook.
You're getting better with Zbrush now huh?!
I like the blue creature you did inspired in Hurri's work and the last one looks very cool too.
Check the Alex Oliver sketchbook at the Zbrushcentral if you have time, maybe you can learn some tips and tricks, something about his workflow. He is a fantastic artist with Zbrush and clay, you will like it.
Hope to see more stuff soon!
Thanks for dropping by my sb Hive_minD .
Love your latest WIP, nice colour as values, it really push the form out. I saw a lot of Zbrush stuff here. I don't know anything about that actually, but I definitely like your ideas of those characters. Great job!!!
why havnt i posted in ur thread before? haha, well, i looked trough the whole SB, and its looking great, the Zbrush stuff is really nice and ur doing great paintings too, they look photorealistic, do u make em out of imagination od u have any ref?
I see so many positive compliments and responses. Thank you, it really is encouraging. But I have a long way to go. I know this, and accept it. Therefor have I been taking several steps backwards, so that I could work with and improve my linework and foundations. I have also been more active with pencils again, but these I'll post next time. It will be interesting for me to see my path continue onwards, hopefully towards the right direction.
~corza334 : thanks! Still working on and off on it.
~lennon : I couldn't agree more, and when it come to 3D. -even though I know I'll push more on it, I'm going to focus more on my 2D
~Chupacabra : I sure hope so!
~Steel Buddha : I'll post the process shots as soon as I finish it!
~Ash888 : Thanks!
~mull77 : It will come as soon as I get my foundations down some more
Learning curve starts off low and straight forward, but with a positive attitude, and good tutorials the curve shoots skyhigh!
~Miles_ : Thank you. ZBrush is great. Especially for speed-sculpts. I also enjoy the zsphere functions. Gotta work more on my full-body characters though
~Jorge Gecov : He is fantastic! Thanks
~UnSharpened : Thanks mate
~Lotet : Most are from ref I'm afraid. Ain't got the guts to post my own stuff. Not yet.
~Brashen : thanks!
~Trashy : Thanks mate! Here is another sculpt I made during one of my sleepless nights! Hope you like it.
I am really enjoying your Zscuplts there hive. Love it!
Hi Chris! Nice additions. By the way it's not crap it's practice and practice is always good. Try drawing a creature or a character and try sculpting it in Zbrush.(Just a thought ) Keep at it! Long live the pixels and pixols! See ya!
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~dtran : thanks mate! happy to see u here.
~TheGnoll : You are asking me for advice!? hehe, well then I suggest you visit Nick Zuccarello's blog and check his vids and tutorials : http://nickzucc.blogspot.com/
then you can try the trail and see if you like it. All you need is determination, and then there is no stopping you. Ideas and creativity you have lots of, thats for sure!
~XaNverse : Will do mate! It's just that I struggle getting my ideas down on paper. But actually some of them are inspired by my drawings. thanks for leaving a comment.
~Augmenton : thanks
Since there is allot of positive comments about my 3D, I might as well show another character in the same style. If all goes well I will be updating short after again.
Sweet, like the organic head gear. Lips always give me a hard time.
"From here to the ears and eyes of the 'verse!"
"There are three basic types, Mr. Pizer, the wills, the won'ts, and the can'ts. The wills accomplish everything, the won'ts oppose everything, and the can'ts won't try anything." - Vincent; The Black Hole
cool to see you getting into 3d, you should try painting on some of your 3d heads in 3/4 view, and really make them come alive
one thing I'm noticing, is that all your heads have inconsistent facial proportions, and for the most part are squished a bit horizontally. It might be a good idea to 3d sculpt from reference, and see how close you can get.
On the crab study, just remember when do glossy surfaces, the external environment is incredibly important, as that's what is reflected in the gloss. But for your study you seem to just have worked on gray, which doesn't really give you the idea of the different colored 'objects' that are affecting the shell. The red local color of the crab is shifted by blue light from the sky, yellow light from the sun, and bounce light from whatever it's standing on [which is orange from the sand] and any other surrounding objects will bounce light as well. I think it is really important to not only observe when doing studies, but thinking through why things are looking why they look.
as for the turban guy study, i'd try to stay away from throwing texture layers on your studies...though, I do enjoy using unsharp mask to crispen the edges of low res stuff I do.
Those Zbrush texture hats are really nice. Keep up this stuff, really enjoyable to look at. YES!
SketchBook Chris Yoakum?
haha dude , i wanted to do a study of that crab too for like a month, i had this pic on my desktop, but each time i was like ahhhhhh too much detail to put im too lazy..That photo is really amazing. Anyway nice stuff man, cool z brush too, do you start with your own face-tool ?? cheers