Monday, March 31, 2008

Easter Chibbit

Chick + Rabbit = PURE CUTE

Sunday, March 30, 2008


I think the biggest thing I got out of the production video (Smile) I saw from modeling last quarter was how well the guy in the video reused his old geometry form other stuff. So, it seemed like a good idea to find some turnarounds of really acurate and average male and female. I found some forum with scans out of an anatomy book.

Anyways, I started this yesterday and got it mostly blocked out. He still has mitten hands and feet (no fingers yet), his face is off, and it needs a little tweeking. I tried to keep the geometry super low and I'm going to make another version with no real face, just a few basic planes.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Gladiator: part 2

I didn't really like my final gladiator head texture. Well, I did, but it was more of a happy accident than anything, plus this gave me an excuse to figure out how to use painting in Zbrush as well as how to make movies. Turns out both things are super easy. I think I might paint the entire guy over again now that I figured out how to use the eyedropper.

Also, Warhammer Online has a limited edition game bundle with tons of concept art (500 pages) plus a ticket for beta. I have their site on the side bar.

One more thing. 11 minutes of pure insanity. Think Metal slug meets super-happy-big-headed-chibi-anime cuteness meets a serial killer's imagination on LSD.

I think the most disturbing thing to note is that it makes sense to someone.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Space Goat

I friggin finally finished the space goat. I was working on it off and on last quarter, but barely any because of classes. I put some basic materials on it just so I don't have to actually texture it. Anyways, some concept art first:

And the Zbrush sculpt. I changed up the tail, added patterns on the hoove gauntlets, added chicken legs, and made the wing a little different.

I think I made the leg muscles/bones a little too understated.

and some quick materials and color.

The wing looks silly and cartoony because it's not feathers. It's some kinda plasma warp drive. It doesn't work though, the other one (red) broke off when he entered the earth's atmosphere.

So, now I get to decide what to do with the rest of my break. I guess I'll have time to think it over while I'm stuck at my grandma's house this weekend in the middle of the woods in Tennessee. Ugh.... pretty scenery though.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Tentacle monster

Look at that toothy smile! He's happy to see you! I think a background could help. I'll repost later probably.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Gladiator- brought to you by Bryan Wynia

Original character by Bryan Wynia.

Well, its finally finished... kinda. If I end up needing an extra peice for portfolio or something I will definatly touch up like 15 different things, especially the texturing. There are alot of places that could be much better, but this is the best thing I have done in zBrush this far.

And in maya with textures on:

I just realized i have the eyes wrong. The blind (white) eye should be where the slash is. Although the slash isnt showing up in maya... oh well.

Over the break I will finish up the space goat and the jitterbug. I will get the modeling/sculpting done before I start on the texture for either one.

If anyone wants to see something at a better angle or with armor removed, etc, just leave a comment.

Monday, March 3, 2008


recherche \ruh-sher-SHAY\, adjective:

1. Uncommon; exotic; rare.

2. Exquisite; choice.

3. Excessively refined; affected.

4. Pretentious; overblown.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

'Z' is for Zephyr

Zephyr is the god of the west wind often refered to by greek poets. I'm guessing they prayed to him to bring some good ideas through the winds..... I'm totally gonna start worshipping the greek gods again.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

'Y' is for Yucca

Holy $#!T !! It's been a while since I posted one of these. A few things have been keeping me from doing these more often. It's, partly because of school work and a few models i'm working on on the side and partly laziness. After I do Z (maybe tomarrow). I'm gonna do one every day. It only takes a half an hour, and I usually watch TV while I do them. I think the distraction kinda helps.

Anyways, Yuccas are not a type of cactus. They are succulents.

I'm not really sure what the difference is because yucas have spikes and spines too. Big ones, like splinters.