Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monogram + Doodle

Finally figured out a monogram that seems to work. Also played with photoshop settings to get a sketching template - works pretty nicely! Hence all the doodles....

Monday, March 29, 2010

Zbrush Torso study

I'm getting more into Zbrush. If I'm honest, I haven't really read up much on how I'm meant to be doing things in this... So I will most likely have to go back and remodel. This is very much just studying how the clay brushes work in Zbrush 3.5 - It's all just from my head with no ref, so excuse any completely imaginary musculature :)

I'm thinking of adding the previously posted Yakuza head to this. Sculpting a Kimono drape - a set of hands and the kneeling pose. Again, just to practice painting onto the model in Zbrush, so - it's tattoo research time (and swatting up on Zbrush time)!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Zbrush learning

So I installed 3.5 R3 - (Pixelogic Zbrush). It's great fun to play around with. I'm mainly using the claytubes tool to build up layers right now - I'm sure I should get faster at this ... but it's fun nonetheless. So go go pompadour yakuza action!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mr.Old Robot

Nearly done on this. Probably will leave in monotone... but was tempted to give it a very silly paintjob.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ms. Fairy Mantisbug is complete

I've got this one practically finished - but as I say that I'm noticing that she has two different knee's and some other bits that could be improved. I'll just edit this post rather than covering my blog with fairies... but here's the completed pic. I'll post some 100% crops tomorrow, but for now, sleep I think.

(click image for larger version)

Mr. Snow Crab #1

So I thought I'd have a go at some creature design - Got momentarily distracted whilst designing a 'burrowing snow crab'. Crabs like sandwiches right? At least... I like crab sandwiches...  anyway, here's the WIP.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Wake-up and doodle

Little doodle I was playing with! - now to go finish off this fairy thing.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fairy Concept 2

Nearly done with this now, I changed the colour quite a bit and put some stronger saturated tones. I added a texture layer (don't know if I'm overusing this paper texture). This one is a bigger image and I've added some alternate head views.

Still need to fiddle some details and draw the feet. Shouldn't take long now. Click to see full size PNG.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Fairy Concept

This grew out of something in the DMC thread at the Apedogs forum. I didn't want to create a traditional 'fairy' character so I thought, why not create something a little bit different. I hope the jaw mandibles communicate how the face would open up - but I'm not sure if that reads. 

Here's a WIP from today - I should finish up tomorrow. Click to make it bigger as usual.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Robot rethink

I'm rethinking the robot - realising that rather foolishly I designed it in a very back to front way, some time last week I stopped painting it and decided to go back to the drawing board. Determined to finish this guy at some point - so here are some sketches. As always, click to make it bigger. I think I shall go and do some studies of other things for a bit, I've been avoiding drawing as I'm not enjoying this one too much... (annoying).