Work in progress :)
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Another stage on the Somali Pirate illustration I am doing for my Zbrush class. The hands need a lot of work and the pose is by no means definite, but that is precisly the power of Zbrush: it allows the for a very flexible workflow, in wich you can choose to tackle detail and overall shapes back and forth, moving from levels of detail with ease. I know that is better to finish all your big shapes first before moving into the detailing, but the truth is that sometimes that detail informs the pose, the anatomy and everything else. As I started working into the more subtle details of the face, for example, it became clear to me that that rest of the body should have more tension. He is relax but aggressive in the sketch, but now that his face is a bit more stressed, I know where to move with those hands and arms, and how tense his muscles should be. This an exploratory excercise anyway, so is fun all around!
For the next Zbrush project, I have to make a frieze. I am working on some sketches for the capital frieze of the temple of Esoteric Order of Dagon, which is located in old Insmouth. Shadowy things of the utmost eeriness happen in there tho, so avoid the town or visit it at your own risk...
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Parallel to all the other projects I am currently working on, I am now taking a class at RISD. It is a small course on Zbrush, a software I've been working with for almost a year now, and that I think is one of the coolest things ever created. I decided to take the class in order to get more nimble with the program and to learn as many tricks and tips I could from teachers and students. In any case, the first thing I have to do for homework is a portrait of a Pirate. I spent my morning making a bunch of sketches, and I have a couple to show. The first one is the fictional portrait of a Somali Pirate, which I thought would be an interesting subject. I looked at a lot of pictures from news services, and is interesting and poignant to realize how many of these prates are very very young. The second sketch is for Florita, the terror of the seas!
I know... I am weirdo :)