Already better than the original... of course, we have ZBrush now
Awesome work on the hair!
a fine tribute from one master to another
The render turned out great Rick, you did a fantastic job on the likeness! That is definently a creepy one and love the fleshy parts on it and the fibers turned out great aswell! Always a pleasure seeing your work man!
Thanks guys, no way that it's better than the original. The original is classic. I worked on him more today I think he is looking better and closer to Dick's original.
I am rendering now will hopefully be able to put the passes together soon.
Nicko, to answer your question, too much time. I'm still trying to figure out how to use a lot of the new features I spend a lot of time moving sliders and rendering the moving sliders and rendering and so on. I also render one then look at it figure out what i want to change then basically redo a bunch then repeat that numerous times.I have fun though.
Outstanding! The likeness is spot-on. Like it alot. Makes for a nice ghoulish desktop wallpaper.
Youtube has a cool video entitled Forest J Ackerman and Dorian Gray Prop head you might of noticed.
Keep at it. Cheers!
The original had the limitations of its medium. You also have limitations of your digital medium, but you also have a ton more time to work on it than I'll bet the developement time of the original had.
I prefer some of the famous monsters cover art to the source material artistically as well, and suspect when you get done, I'll have the same opinion of this as well.
Your Rick Baker? Wow, Awesome Werewolf.
The best Werewolf has to be "An American Werewolf in London" hands down
Keep posting Mr. Baker love your style
Looking Great! This is so cool and so gross! haha I also love that its sitting on a clay table, and has raw clay towards the bottom. It's very unique.
Hope all is going well
Lol just realized you had done an american werewolf, that movies scared the crap out of me when I was 10
I kept thinking about that wolf in the early part of the post, the intensity of the snarl got stuck in my head
and I was reading this before It hit me
Of course I know its you but just forgot you did the FX on werewolf.
Thanks for that link dman! It's a damn shame that a lot of the various artifacts from movie classics like American Werewolf are used once and then forgotten like that. I saw some pictures of the metal armature of the original King Kong not long ago, and of course the outer "costume" part had just rotted away over the years. Movies are a huge part of the history of the twentieth century, but many movie producers treat the props like disposable items. Very sad, but I'm glad there are people out there that are willing to give their time and skills to restoring these things.
Ok I'm calling this done. I think it is closer to the original Dick Smith head which I first saw in issue number 17 of Famous Monsters.
Dick did an article on how he made the head and it was one of the major reasons that I started doing what I do today.
I will be forever grateful. I was so honored to be able to present him with a special oscar this year.
This was all done in ZBrush, renders composited in Photoshop. Hope you like it.
And yes I did American Werewolf in London over 30 years ago probably before most of the people who post on this site were born.
I probably won't be posting much for a while after this here on ZBC as I am going to go back to work on my book about my career.
I want to get it done while I still am alive.
That is amazing! nicely done.
Wow Rick, incredible, you're an inspiration man! like I said before I'm quite new to all of this, zbrush and the community and such. I knew of you as the FX guru, I couldn't believe it when I saw you posting the incredible Zbrush work on ZBC here, makes me glad I made the decision I did to start using this software and explore my dream of making monsters too. Thanks man, I'll for sure read that book when its done!