Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Speed Sculptin'

Finally got some zbrush time today. I started with my Medusa bust and turned it into this creature after about 3 hours. Just getting warmed up for a big monster project I'd like to start tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

William W.I.P.

Made some progress over the last couple days on this dude. I think he was looking too old before so I made him look younger and finished up his hair. I also explored an evil smile pose. I hope to have other emotions sculpted eventually.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Trailer Hood Redesign

So about 4 years ago me and one of my good friends had this idea for a graphic novel that never got any further than a few character descriptions and some rough sketches. It was called 'TrailerHood' and one of the characters that I came up with was a little boy named, 'William Pumkin'. He was the only one I took to completion (see old drawings at the top) and I even created a maquette of him. I recently started going back to these characters and I'm wanting to make them all in zbrush and then someday pose them all for a big group render.

What inspired me to revisit this guy was a movie my wife and I watched called, 'Son of Rambow'. The bully in the movie totally reminded me of William so I took a picture of him from the movie and using liquify in photoshop, reshaped and painted over him into what I envisioned for the character.
So this is where I'm at after just a couple of hours. I'm still adding the hair pieces, (which takes forever) and then I have a bunch of expressions that I want to post as soon as I finish the teeth. Hope you guys dig it.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Our latest theme for the Robot blog was 'saturday morning cartoons' so I thought it would be fun to make a Panthro bust. I started with my hulk torso, pushing and pulling so that his proportions weren't so hulkish (although his hands are still SUPER huge). I built all his gear and spikes from basic primitive shapes and by extracting sections from the torso. I didn’t want to redesign him but there were certain things I didn’t like about the original that I wanted to adjust like the spikes on his gear. They were really thin and flimsy looking in the cartoon so I bulked them up and shortened them. The other thing was his nose. In the cartoon they have very human-looking noses but I thought it would be cooler to make his nose more cat-like. I found a thundercats font for the base which was convenient. Hope you guys dig it!