I've spent the past 6 months re-learning ZBrush after a very long hiatus. So much has changed with ZBrush since I last played with it. This challenge is the perfect excuse to jump back in and try out all the new features.
My challenge idea may be subtle, but it was the first thing that popped into my head. I'm going to trust my instinct and follow it. I choose Nosferatu (1922).
I have always wondered what would such a character do in his many, many solitary hours over the course of a few hundred years? He must have a hobby of some sort. His long, delicate fingers and finely chiseled nails must be adapt at more than dispatching his prey, or feeling the pulse of his victims as their life slowly poured from their veins and crossed his lips. There must exist some exercise of the mind to keep it sharp. There exist only rumors of course... that his nimble, ancient fingers have a more artistic pursuing. Like a spider weaving it's web, Nosferatu, pulls his own fine threads into patterns and designs. It is said the knotted tapestry of laced twine reveals the story of his life. He has had a very long life. The unwound creation tumbles far into the night. From his moon-lit window, surrounded by crumbling castle walls and long dead, creeping vines, sits Nosferatu, Lace Maker Extraordinaire.
First thing I have done is watch the film. I wanted to look for any details and props I could incorporate. I screen captured a lot of frames to create my reference sheets. I few of the things I hope to utilize in this challenge are: ZBrush zSpheres, Dynamesh, Insert mesh brushes (creating my own), recording zBrush movies as I go, Fiber mesh, clothing sculpt, Polypainting, Noise Maker, and ZBrush lighting and rendering. And of course, finishing before the deadline.