@Santis - Thanks buddy really appreciate your great feedback and advice! You are totally right Santis, can't really tell the bone structure! Will definently rework and I will post my second one soon, am not allowed yet, have to post it first on cghub for the challenge :-)
WIP #2 - of a apocalypse creature!
This is my second entry WIP for the challenge, have finished the model quite a bit but cannot post the final version yet!
Comments and critiques are more than welcomed! This creature comes from the hindu religion and is a bad priest! Hope you all enjoy! Critics and comments are more than welcome!
Looks awesome KC! I assume the obvious things that jump out at me (like the form change between subtools on the neck and skulls) has been changed in final version? Could play with some larger teeth too if you wanted.
Oh! Many good work. Last concept looks interesting! (WIP #2 - of a apocalypse creature)
well, i could never do such good result in just 2 hours. for the modeling of the head alone this time would be used up for me...
as for criitique, the hair throws so thick solid shadows, that makes it look like a wig. also the single hairfibres are quite thick, try pushing down the sliders for thickness at tip and route for fibres. (here i assme this is a zbrush render) other facial hairs look great ! for anatomy, the shoulders line is declining too strongly, it should first decline, and then go almost horizontal in a standard pose like this... and, how about make him look in a different direction to break the strong symmetry, and make him more lively ? when i sculpt faces, i do first with symmetry turned on, but in the final stage, i turn symmetry off and go once over the whole sculpt. i think this still leaves a nicely symmetrical face, but subtly breaks the symmetry to make the face look more natural...dont know if it goes in this timescale however. just a suggestion... a very nice work , keep pushing !
Haha you made the centaur in one day? Crazy!
Your last couple of works have been such an improvement, really digging the proportions and silhouette of this centaur.
Wonderful works and a great motivation for me. Keep up!
Nice work Kenny ! The Zintaur is great! Want to see this one finished =O) .
Man Kenny, you are a machine. You are so on your way to getting good. You seem to be doing all the right things in this thread - just cranking out lots of models, male, female, creatures, armor, hard surface etc. It will be really cool to see where you are at in a year. That being said, one thing that is important when you are doing what you are doing, is "focused" practice. As in, with your sculpts. have a plan, a strategy, a goal, and idea of what specifically you are trying to accomplish, based on th ethings you are studying, observing, and trying to understand. Wether it's an experiment to see how something works or what happens, or an attempt to improve on something specifically. (Like do better on eyelids or ears than last time or something.) You seem to be doing that already, but I just thought I would reiterate just in case.
Two things I think you should really focus on are anatomy and structure.
For Anatomy - Making sure you know and understand each specific part, as well as how it is integrated with the parts around it. Once you understand something, then you can design it and stylize it to suit your needs and sell your idea.
Structure - This is huge. It is essentially the essence of sculpture. I would highly recommend doing a structural head study. The bones, muscles, and anatomy, organized and simplified into planes. This is essential in making your sculpts look solid and grounded. I would highly recommend checking out Philippe Faraut's books and life casts if you haven't already. This will make a big difference in your work -
Home Page - http://philippefaraut.com/
Reference Casts - http://philippefaraut.com/store/reference-casts.html
When I talk about structure, I'm referring to the planes of the head casts.
Also, for anatomy and structure, check out Kevin Chen -
And Michael Hampton -
Book - http://www.amazon.com/Figure-Drawing...4378306&sr=8-1
Online Class - http://www.cgmwmasterclasses.com/ana...e-drawing.html
Perhaps you already know this stuff, or it's been said before - if not, hope it helps. I gotta go now, I got some sculptin to do!
oh yeah - maybe do a horse anatomy study - sculpt in all the muscles and anatomy of the horse, and then smooth it out once everything is in place.
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Bit of fibermesh to coverup the transition between human to horse skin? Really excellent work dude, you're putting a huge amount of effort into zbrush
alien creature special - concept #1
@Lithvall - Thanks for the feedback, really appreciate it :-)! Yeah I started right after lunch man and stopped at 9pm. Glad you are liking the silhouette, I am checking it very often!
@TribunMaximus - Thank you for the stop by and feedback, glad I can be a motivation man!
@VictorHD - Great that you like the Zintaur buddy Thanks for the feedback man!
@fattkid - Wow thank you so much for taking the time and giving me so much motivation and inspiritation on this comment man! I am really honored hearing from an artist like you man! I will definently study more anatomy, as I am studying anatomy everyday because for me anatomy is the most important things and all my mentors are thrilling me to learn it ^^ Really thank you for the great references, I knew some you have mentioned for example that with the face plates, I am studying those plates awhile go! Really helpful and would also recommend those. You are right I really have to learn a lot and I definently will try my best and work hard. I really want to become an artist in this amazing industry! I am very motivated and inspired by all those amazing artworks which are posted daily man, that is unbelievable!
Michael Hampton is really great, will check it out right now and will buy my the book! Thanks for the suggestions man!
Phillipe Faraut is one of my inspiration and a great way to learn! Great for posting this here in my sketchbook - great references!
I will definently try hard and workd hard to improve my anatomy man and will definently do a anatomical drawing in my sparetime, you know I ride 4 hours a day with the train to my college, so I better start doing some skribbles in that time! I will try to do a horse anatomy, I still never tried animals before, but I really want to because to make great creatures I definently need to learn the animal anatomy aswell! Thanks big time for the encouragement man! Really appreciate it and it really pushes my motivation!
@senka - hey buddy, thanks for the support! I will definently check that and will post an example to show you man
Thank you all for the great support and all of your comments really mean a lot to me and it is great getting such great advices and critiques, so I can constantly improve my skills!
Alright here is goes, Here is a weekend alien creature special, still working on the polypaint so I will post a final render and image tomorrow, that is just a clay beauty render for now :-)
Hope you all enjoy, really had a lot of fun! Friend came over played ME3 and talked about there designs for a while and than suddenly I got a concept on my mind and started on doing a creature alien! Hope you like it. Comments and critiques are more than welcome! Thanks for watching and taking your time
Love the curl of the lip Kenny.
I'll be posting my latest creature soon as well.