View Full Version : Sketchbook: Helixx
02-26-2009, 01:24 PM
Well I've been contemplating it for a bit and decided I'd start a digital sketchbook where I can show the stuff that doesn't usually get to the WAYWO thread. I appreciate feedback on every and all things and for the most part it empowers me to grow and learn.
Without further ado here are a couple speed sculpts I did last night and this morning.
Using the DW4 Mini-Comp Basemesh
Pixologic Demohead Basemesh
02-26-2009, 07:32 PM
02-27-2009, 08:05 PM
Here's what I think I'm gonna go with for my DW4 Mini-comp character. Hoping it bakes well enough. He has shoulder pads and some medals to go along with his hoity-toity cigar.
02-27-2009, 09:42 PM
I feel like you'd be good at designing architecture. Don't know why.
02-28-2009, 06:52 AM
Thanks man, I do enjoy architecture and design although I don't actually design architecture. Maybe some day...
02-28-2009, 09:50 PM
Using an old octopus mesh I made for last year's DW3 I just played around with some techniques and shapes. Mostly just me unwinding. I'm also thinking I might start playing with making my own Matcaps in Zbrush as of yet I haven't found a great sculpting material. I like the green because of the dark accents in creases but I'd prefer it in a more neutral colour. We'll see what I come up with and I'll post any decent ones.
03-01-2009, 10:22 PM
Well I did a bit of experimenting with MatCaps to try to make some materials that would work well for general detail sculpting. Here's what I came up with, my favorite so far is Mr Frosty.
03-01-2009, 10:25 PM
Arm muscle study using clay tubes and my new matcap.
03-02-2009, 06:27 PM
Quick sculpt using a sphere and my Mr Frosty Matcap
03-03-2009, 08:38 PM
Practicing some expressions with a base head mesh I resurrected this afternoon. The last one on the right kinda says "Did you just fart?" to me.
03-03-2009, 10:12 PM
03-04-2009, 08:30 PM
35 min Sculpt after watching some Joe Pikop videos.
03-04-2009, 09:08 PM
Couldn't resist.. did another.
03-04-2009, 10:36 PM
Last one... I swear.
03-06-2009, 10:46 AM
Giraffe head from sphere (30mins)
03-06-2009, 11:49 AM
Scary Fishy (30mins)
03-11-2009, 02:15 PM
Couple of heads done in about 30 mins.
03-11-2009, 09:08 PM
Another head.. a 2 in 1.
03-12-2009, 07:44 AM
love the fish
03-12-2009, 12:59 PM
Thanks man, might do some more while waiting for DW to start already.
03-12-2009, 08:56 PM
More fish :P
03-17-2009, 02:23 AM
i love the fishes
03-24-2009, 10:25 AM
heh these sketches are great man wonderful toony expressions esp like the fish.
03-28-2009, 03:48 PM
Haven't done much sketchin' around for a bit. Been focussing on DW4 stuff.
Here's where I'm at with my invoker.
04-29-2009, 09:59 PM
Had some fun with a Rockwell and my DW4 character. Enjoy!
05-01-2009, 02:39 PM
Did another because I thought it would be funny.
05-02-2009, 06:57 AM
These are great (I especially love the fish). What is your process generally like when you're working on the sculpts? Do you use mostly standard, smooth, and clay or have a different working method? I've only recently gotten started with Zbrush and I'm trying to figure out the best work flow.
Keep up the sculpts and the posts - they're very inspirational. Thanks.
05-03-2009, 09:38 AM
Hey thanks redgryph.
All those fish sculpts I started with the polysphere ztool because I knew there were just going to be for fun and if I ever wanted to take them further I could just retopologize them. I start using the move tool to bulk out my shape then use the clay tubes to rough out the shapes and get the curves I want. Then it's a combination of :DamianStandard brush, standard, pinch, flatten, smooth, inflate. Pretty much whatever I need to get the look I want. Just try all the tools with different settings to see what they can do. I really recommend finding the Damian Standard brush, should be pretty easy with google. It's a combination of standard and pinch and it's great for creasing and creating nice crisp organic edges.
I'm working on some more model insertion paintings and I'll post them when I get finished. Planning on getting a set of postcards printed when I get a set done :)
05-04-2009, 06:54 AM
Alright well I complete my series of Rockwell Redos and will be making postcards of them to send to employers and stuff. Here's the lot again with the touch-ups I've made. Had fun making these and might do something like this again when I get a new batch of character.
The Runaway Soldier
Stubbs the Connoisseur
Freedom To Want
Freedom To Fear
Courting Couple At 12:01am
Oh Yeah Stubbs!?
05-04-2009, 12:47 PM
LOL Im a fan of the last one-
05-13-2009, 06:38 PM
Thanks konstruct, everyone seems to like that one best hehe
Finished up the sculpt of my summoning staff.
05-14-2009, 11:24 AM
some cool stuff here man! I like the fish that you did :P
05-20-2009, 12:46 PM
hahaha thanks Jeremiah, everyone seems to like the fish.
Now that DW4 is over for me I had a chance to actually play with my entry. Here's a composition I made with my characters.
06-09-2009, 12:58 AM
Working on a new character. He's a gunslinger from the old west.
I created a thread in P&P section here (http://boards.polycount.net/showthread.php?t=63494)
06-09-2009, 04:34 PM
Did a little 2d painting for my sister. Called it "Fatcat". It's actually a zsculpt turned painting.
07-29-2009, 01:50 PM
Been busy doing some freelance work but decided to go back to the fish for some morning creative fun. Behold the Bubblenose Fish.
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