Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Distractions

I've been sidelined a bit lately working on some real world painting. Some friends at work recently got me into Hordes/Warmachine, and I've been having loads of fun painting up the minis. It's amazing how much working with real paints can teach you about color.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Daily Sketch: Satyr

Topic for today is: GOAT!
Well...Ibex and Eland really.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Lunch Sketch: Female Polypaint

Tried to go 180 from the last one and do a female face.  So much harder to nail so it took a bit longer....its so easy to mess up on the little details :(   Spent a lot of time looking at Slipgatecentral's stuff for color...that guy man...respek...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Lunch Sketch

A quick 30 min sketch just for the lols.



UPDATE:

Another 30 mins breaktime!  Polypaint and some more detail on the sculpt. 


Monday, June 20, 2011

Minor update...

Been distracted a bit lately...got sucked back into minis for a bit, but here's a tweaked version of the beast hunter.  A bit more in the direction i wanna take him

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


As promised, here is the first of the Beast-Hunter's companions.  This little guy is just as tough as it's master, and great for rounding up an unruly quarry.  More to come!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ogre Beast-Hunter

After way too much doodling, of got my Ogre beast-hunter going along.  I wanted to stay away from the normal fantasy fare...stick with brutal, but not brutish. I'm trying to push my costume designs a bit more, in particular to push the story-telling of the character.  Might refine it a bit more, but it's hitting the level of tribal sophistication I was trying to find.

I've got some other parts of his design (ie:  his companions!) started so i'll post those once I get them to a good place.

Looking forward to fleshing this guy out!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Polypaint Hoooo!

Complete nerdgasm tonight...I just discovered that xNormal can now bake vertex color data straight from the OBJ file.  Holy shit.  Got so excited that I had to do some premature polypainting. Time to get back on that horse!

Anyone know if zBrush has a color picker now...or are they seriously still expecting me to select every color by hand?

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Havent had much time to get something spruced up for posting, so here's some process stuff I did for the character class I did a while ago.  Loved getting practice with thumbnails, as it's something I always fight with. Real new stuff is coming soon...promise.  Enjoy!  



Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Banged this guy up using some of the new zB features, in particular, Remesh.  Started him from a sphere and kept remeshing and projecting.  Added appendages with zSpheres, baked em down and remeshed the whole thing together, which makes for a great non-linear workflow for working without a basemesh.  Honestly, i barely see the need for basemeshes anymore...badass!

Kinda just jammed on this guy, so i didnt really have plans for him, but i might finish him out as a full char...just gotta decide wtf hes supposed to be first. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Still working on the final touches on this fellah, but should be wrapping him up soon and then I'm free at last!  Looking forward to a fresh project.  

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Face Studies

Some face practise and studies. I'd like to stick to doing one of these a day, but im still a bit slow.  My plan for my next 3d model is to redesign a very old character of mine, Nixetta Tarian, and I'm gonna try to go about it the right way.  This means ref gathering and studies before I jump in for the final concept.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bird of Paradise

Time for some more color practise.   Colors are a bit rough still, but the idea is there.   Die een is vir Ouma!

Monday, April 11, 2011

A little creepy spider action this week.  Another assignment for Izzy's character design class, this time I did Ygramul, also form the Neverending story book.

I sadly didnt get around to colors, but there will always be time after the class is done.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Bane of my weekend

After spending way too long baking and rebaking, im finally able to get textures going on this guy!  Way too long overdue.  Still a ways to go but ive got things going in the right direction.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


I've been taking a character concept class with Izzy Medrano at CG mater classes.  This guy here was the result of an assignment to redesign a character from the Neverending story book.  I settled on Gragraman, "the many colored death", a color changing lion that roams the land, turning all life around him into sand.  Such an awesome character, I couldnt resist taking a swing.  

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

DomWar

While I have way too much on the burner atm, I couldn't let the Dominance war pass me by without doing at least something, even if finishing is unlikely. These are my explorations for the God of Forbidden Knowledge.
I'd honestly love to do this in 3d, but that'll have to wait.