Thursday, June 30, 2011

couple of test renders

just till I can sleep:

adjusted the model a bunch, shirtless renders coming (oh my)
obviously undone haha.

and the clay render:

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

late night sculpting

Gave him a jacket, just a place holder:

and a 20 min sketch

and playing with matcaps:

Sunday, June 26, 2011

old dude proportions fixed.

Now I just need to render

A small update,

and yet another update, added shorts, hand, fixed the body, adjusted the shoulders

And the Hand 

still don't know whether to do a big belt or little belt...we shall see. 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

man test render

just a test, one texture for the skin. literally just popped it into maya and clicked render

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

hellboy legs: now full


lt. Dan gots legs...actually lt. dan would be a freakin awesome sculpture,  Gary Seneise is one handsome devil.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

hellboy torso

doing a quick sketch, one of the first times I started with different references. I usually don't use reference as I feel it restrains creativity, I don't know If I'll continue to do so, but this was a fun little diversion. and no. This was not supposed to be Ron Pearlman. This was my take on Hell boy. I combined ron and Jeremy Roberts' take on him. 


Haven't been on lately, sorry..... but I have been making youtube videos!  I know its silly.  So we will do this chronologically.

Most recently hellboy bust:

This was done to relax from fixing a horrible mistake I made on this:

which was done in correction to an even earlier model (not pictured to horrible) done at 3 AM to relax from editing this:

which was done after modeling this:

which was done to relax from doing this:

and thats all you missed :P 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

creature, now fleshier?

just spent over 2 hours getting youtube vids ready. man I'm beat.

I did get a chance to add some more maps to my creature though.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Cant Sleep So I post

Cant sleep. Too much coffee tonight,  Had a day out with the girlfriend, got little else done, but it was worth it, So I sat down and did a quick sculpt, about 45 min, wanted to play with the idea of a more organic feeling object.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

test render

I've seen so much good sculpting lately...I makes me want to stop haha, sheesh. People need to stop being so damn good, breaks my heart.

anywho I put him in the studio like all the others, just to test the lighting:

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

creature, now in color, now adjusted

Took some twenty min out of my day to color this beasty.

Now I made him a bit more detailed and beasty


creature update

finalized some forms added high frequency detail.

a friend and a monster

two new sculpts, one a half hour, the other an hour.

the hour long sculpt is a one that I hope to expand on tomorrow,  A hunched over creature:

the half hour one, a sculpt of my good friend Jay Fitzmaurice 

and a sample of what he looks like, I'm not going to tell you which one is him, because hopefully its obvious.

Monday, June 13, 2011

ZBrushCentral - Demon's Forge-Character Art

ZBrushCentral - Demon's Forge-Character Art

Sometimes as a character artist you come across work that just screams mastery, mastery that comes from an actual art school. Its stuff like this that makes me wonder what potentially I could be doing now, if I had an actual professor to guide me...

okay I lied


Sunday, June 12, 2011

One more test before new sculpts

I PROMISE, no more tests, just new works, I'll be doing one tonight.

DoF Adjusted 

And an elephant

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A new model and a finishing piece for an older one

so updating my thesis, left me with little time to do much else unfortunately, But this past hour I cranked out a simple model and finished another.

The new model is a cartoony aging swimmer:

And To cap of the tutorial on the actual model itself, I finished the base model of the dwarf which I wasn't happy with until now. I don't know how long this friggin tutorial is going to be, but now im onto rendering and props..haha 

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Lobsterman base shading

I decided in celebration of a new Air Conditioner (installed by yours truly...with help)  I would begin to shade the lobster man, and I recorded it as well.

I'll be putting that together along with the dwarf tutorial, maybe have a few going at the same time, I enjoy working on different projects though, it keeps me busy and yet entertained.

Dwarf Shader update

Put the Mental Ray fast Skin Shader on him (the previous images were enhanced with photoshop using Match color), and tweaked in to work with the leather as well. It was two hours of general tweaking and frustration but considering, I think Its going in the right direction, though I didn't record this session knowingly that I was experimenting, and didn't have a direction, when I do record it will appear much much smoother :P 

Saturday, June 4, 2011


haha Idk, about a 30 min quick sketch, I actually recorded it!  Ill try and color it tomorrow, but I'll be out most of the day.

Edit now base colored, no shading yet:

line sketch

Friday, June 3, 2011

now we're getting somewhere

Like another program finally!

Finally broke into maya with my dwarf.  Or I could say my dwarf penetrated maya haha (so dirty)

anywho heres where Im at

And from zbrush

Tutorials back on track!