Pixologic asked me to upload SWOOPY to the turntable gallery - so I changed the scene just a little to make it more obvious about the hand... i think it's better now.
I finally got back to the AMOR DRAGON and reworked many things. New polypaint and some fibers later this is the progress I made:
Any comments welcome.
He's an AMOR DRAGON - responsible for spreading the love in the fairytale land. It's a 24/7 duty and he hates his job - flying around and shooting arrows with his cupid beeing bored...and that his skin is pink doesn't light up his mood either.
Turntable coming soon...
Lovely! Very funny.
The dragon is very nice.
Oh it's so pink inside here
Thanks for sharing,
Nice ! He's cute Need one for my desk
visit my sketchbook and drop me some comments :-)
Thanks a lot!
And thanks to PIXOLOGIC for featuring me in their blog and Turntable Gallery - great honor!
"We have just added a few turntables from a member new to the gallery. This illusive artist only goes by VISEone, and has been building a portfolio of some interesting characters and creatures for the past year. The creature titled “Swoopy” is what caught our attention; the texturing and rendering are great, and FiberMesh was used for the grass. "
Check out VISEone’s artwork at the ZBrush Turntable Gallery
See more artwork from VISEone at ZBrushCentral.com
On another note, I had the great opportunity to live in your country for 3 yrs via the US Army. Any chance I had (when we were not training), I would travel your beautiful country. Man, any time someone asks me what I most remember about Germany, I always say "how amazingly GREEN it is" (well, except for the winter). And I still remember that to this day. I really want to go back there before the good lord calls me. I have nothing but great memories of your wonderful country.
Well, as I have already stated, love your work. Your one of the cool artists I love following up here. Please, keep us begging for more-
Wow VISEone, I just had to make one more comment before going to bed. Your not going to believe this but, I think our paths were ment to be crossed. You see, I went to your website and just browsed around (like everything I see there of course-), but, when I went to your 'CG ILLUSTRATIONS' I saw the image below (hope you don't mind me posting here). Don't know what you call the image, but I am calling it 'water dragon'?? Anywho, I saw this image some time ago (a while ago actually) while I was just checking out dragon images (I love dragon Images), I had ran across the image below. But of course, at the time I had NO idea who had did it. I liked it so much I had downloaded it (no, I did not sell it or anything-) to my 'cool art' folder. And lord and behold, here I am tonight just looking around your site and there it is, your piece. Sorry, it's just that I have been reading a book called 'The Secret' and it talks about in there on how if one tunes their mind to a certain thing, that the universe will take care of the rest by bringing in those things we most desire at the time i.e. if you think about bad things, well, bad things will come. If you think about good things, good things will come. If you think about art, artistic things will come. And I am not talking about if you go get a pencil and paper and draw a picture dthat well, there is a piece of art. I am (they are) talking about things you don't even see just all of a sudden appearing i.e. an owner of an art gallery (that you have never met) just out of the blue calls you and wants to do an exhibit of your work and just things like that. Anywho, don't want to freak you out or anything. But it's just cool that I liked your art some time ago and I like it today and now, here we are talking on the net. Just awsome. Well, keep making art my friend... just keep doing what you love. Talk with ya soon.
Last edited by Dragon; 02-22-12 at 10:26 PM.
thanks so much for your interesting reply! When and where have you been stationed. I live near several important Airbases in germany: Spangdahlem, Rammstein, Hahn and Bitburg are near too - but are closed down.
Funny story about the image you spottet. It's called SEA HUNTER and was my entry to the designertoy and collectible world end of 2007.
It's an illustration I made from a sketch by my close friend Ralph Ferres - who died in a car accident in oct.'10.
The SEA HUNTER was produced as a resin collectible and got sold out quickly. The next release was the SAD DRAGON which was a hommage to ELLIOT (Pete's Dragon). It was available in different special colorways - all very limited. The original version was the red colorway and there is a version with a clear head - representing that he's just about to make himself invisible.
The SAD DRAGON also is based on my illustration - original sketched by Ralph as well. We two had a crush on cartoony dragons and had more plans into this direction. But unfortunately I have to follow this path by my own now after my friend's death.
Here are some more images - showing the SEA HUNTER collectible and the SAD DRAGON (which is also almost sold out - there's one on eBay I think and a german based designertoy store still got two colorways)
Ya, ya, that's where I think I saw it. Wasn't it at patchtogether or shapways or one of those sites? Ya, man, I fell in love with this style.
I was stationed in Germany from late 1987 through early 1991. I was posted at what once was called LEE BARRACKS (not to long ago I was on the net to see what had become of the post, looks like it's been turned into some condo or apts complex-looks real nice). That is in Mainz Keztel near Weisbaden by the River Rien (sorry if I am misspelling some words here-). It's about 30 to 45 minutes from Frankfurt (man, I loved paryting there. Great city!) Perhaps one day, I can return and heck, we can meet up and get a beer??
Last edited by Dragon; 02-24-12 at 08:45 PM.
I made a loose sketch on a even more loose idea for a new character.
The idea is to create a turtle with different kinds of armored parts, mechanical items and/or spacesuit.
I'm also thinking of adding a jetpack or something like that.
So here's the sketch and I will post images of my progress soon
Here's a first attempt for the head. I tried some mix of cartoony and edgy.
I might tryout another more organic style as well...
Also I add a short timelapse of my progress so far.
looking good I like the change you made to his eyelids it has a good shape and expression