an opinion,would a face add or subtract?
First of all, that is some very nice modelling on the robe, and a very believable fold pattern...
In answer to your question, if you want to test lighting, and check out shadows, the more you have in your scene the better, in terms of forms, surfaces, and materials...
So I would say, by all means, add a face, and anything else that you can use to test lighting and effects.
I am a believer in 'experiments', and this one could give you a lot of useful experience...
It's a modeling?
There is no rule Imported photos is permited by Zbrush
All is good, all mixed technic, every thing!
The essential is the fun
Have happy Zbrushing!
ps Your image recall me a gothik book
The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis
For me don't add face ! It's morefrighting like that
Some play lights if you want !
That stain glass in the back is so real. And the detail in the whole scene is great. Can't wait to see the finish!
Thanks for sharing!
Stonecutter;was not that good, entire bottom half had to be cut off not believable
Shadows taken from actual folds of garment
Hooded sweatshirt,saw half circle under the chin in thread here.
Pilou:Frame for window is painting of actual wooden frame originally with cracked glass. Glass,robe texture =zbrush.
Glass came from trying to emulate pilou's drawings with material ( dedicaces)
Glass =straight luck.Wooden frame put on one layer,glass on another,originalcracked glass erased,edges=photoshop.
One piece of texture created in zbrush,painted in zbrush smudged in photoshop for "robe"
I don't what classifies a non zbrush image.
There is nothing "modelled" yet, but about 80% is zbrush.
I like this. It's definitely an improvement over your earlier stuff.
In all seriousness, the robe is looking awesome. The only problem with it seems to be the contrast is lost on the robes. Try taking the ShadingEnhancerBrush and darkening the shadows to match the darker contrast you have on the glass panes behind him. You also have a very dark shadow in his face, so use that as a reference to how far you should go with the shadows on his robe.
Let's see trying2.1
honestly, just as it is, I could imagine this on the cover of a paperback (maybe a Bantam reprint of a "Monk" Lewis novel?), especially because of the mystery
so yes, a face would change it, but maybe in a way that is also evocative
one stage for table 5, another for table 8
Hi rtyer this is just very well done to meĦĦĦ everything you add and sure will look great tooĦĦĦĦ just try what you feelĦĦĦ
rtyer: for the face >>> why not try and put two lights in? For the eyes, done in a way that there is a small bright center, spread the light so that only the inside of that hood will be affected (some fall off). Make it blue, bright yellow or green - even red would go very well with the basic tone of the pic!?
Biggest problem is that I can't make heads or eyes yet to equal the clothing.
Also,I need to change the color of the glass and/or robe.
This has been in my mind for weeks.
It was one of the things I wanted a modelling program for.
Down the road there will be a group of these inside and outside.
I cannot keep making faceless cowls, however.
I can "get away" with one or two.
Very good modeling job. You took me by surprise
actually. Hope you find the right type of head
to use here.
Thanks for sharing!