From one beginner to another

My Dragon

So over at 3D Art LIVE Paul Bussey has managed to involve the wonderful John Haverkamp to show us how to use ZBrush to create the mythical Dragon.
It’s such a breath of fresh air to watch what steps someone else might take to produce a Dragon in ZBrush. John really knows his stuff and everything included in the first webinar was really useful. I can’t wait for the second part tomorrow.
I got a chance to work on a Dragon in a previous webinar, so I thought I’d include some of my work here.

ZBrush-Dragon

Finalizing JawBreaker

I eventually found some time to sit down and add some texture to JawBreaker. I even managed to find some time to pose my model.
As usual I accidentally found a speedy workflow on producing an eyeball, iris and all. If I find time in the next couple of weeks I’ll add a how to on my tutorial page.

JawBreaker’s next adventure is to compose the layers in Photoshop. I’ve all ready exported the passes from ZBrush using BPR.
Hopefully, now I’ve got the bit between my teeth, I’ll have it finished by next week.

JawBreaker_FIN

I also managed to pick up another video tutorial by Scott Spencer - ‘ZBrush to Photoshop Character Design Tutorial’, worth its weight in Gold.

Development of JawBreaker

I thought I’d post some development work on JawBreaker.
I’ve been working on detail (wrinkles) and expression to try and make this guy a little more interesting.
The next step is to apply a pose and include some skin detail.
JawBreaker exp with expression JawBreaker1

I then need to decide on colour and start PolyPainting.
I’ve had fun working on JawBreaker, although he was put on hold for a while. I’m in the process of getting my head around ZBrush 4 and all the new features. At the same time I’m trying to work my way through ‘Inner World’, which Jawbreaker will be a part of.
On top of ‘Introducing ZBrush 4’ by Eric Keller, I recently purchased ‘ZBrush Character Creation vol.2’ by Scott Spencer. I decided to opt for the kindle versions for iPad, due to the lack of space on my bookcase. The only down side was that the digital download versions don’t come with the accompanying DVD. So I emailed the publishers and they kindly sent me the DVD for ‘Introducing ZBrush’ in the post. I’m just patiently waiting for Scott’s DVD.

Let’s just hope I can get my head down and work on getting JawBreaker finished in the next couple of weeks.

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