Monday, July 27, 2009

Sunny Sunday afternoon sketch

This week I decided to go for the 'hero' look. Interesting thing about this piece, at least for me anyway, was how hard it was.

Scuplting an older persons face is actually easy, well easier. It seems the smoother the skin the harder the form is to nail. Generally with an older person the folds and wrinkles help the eye to follow the muscles and skull under the skin. Obviously the younger the person the tighter the skin the less mistakes you can make with the overall form. However I love a challenge so it was also alot of fun.

So next week I will try and focus on a younger face to continue my age study from middle aged to baby,

For now however here is my 20 something 'hero style' face. I really hope you all like this piece as it is one of my favourite sketches so far.

Till next week dont forget to leave a comment.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Rainy Sunday Afternoon Sketch

Ok it may have not been rainy but I was so in the zone I lost track of reality. I also came up with a new method of working. Well new for me anyway. I won't reveal that method just yet (mainly because it is not that interesting)

but anyway here is my NEW sculpt.

I seem to be creating a lot of different base meshes these days but I am most pleased with this new bust base mesh, so far.

It's so easy to use I think I will put it up on here for you guys to try out. Got to test it a few more times first though.

So settle back and enjoy this sculpt. It took a few hours
and was a lot of fun.

Till next time blog-watchers.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Anatomy study - Male Mesh

I have been working this week on my Male base mesh. Honestly I think I started this model about 1 year ago but I have thrown it out and restarted it again and again. I guess it is therefore a new sculpt.

I really have been trying to study muscle groups and the rhythm of those muscles within the body. It is a very interesting study but it has left the sculpt a tiny bit stylised. In order to make this more realistic I will redo the tone of the muscles at a later date (next week). For now I am happy with the general grouping, even if it is a bit to symetrical.

Still need to work on the hands, back and feet but I liked these renders enough to go public with a W.I.P. post.

As usual let me know what you think.

Monday, July 6, 2009

2 of my favourite brushes

Been a little while since I have posted because I have taken a small break for the ZB.

Here's a little free offering to anyone who is interested.

I have put up two of my favourite brushes for people to download for Zbrush.

Let me know if they are of any help to you.

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