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    Lightbulb Portrait of MakeupFX Master: Dick Smith (WIP)

    I am still alive...

    This is a work in progress portrait I've been working on and off for the past two months. Still unfinished, with very rough clothes, no buttons, no thin hair blending brows and hair line, likeness has good room for improvement, grooming needs work etc etc etc. But I am sharing this on other platforms, so it would be unfair not to share with this community that did so much for me over the years.

    The first image was rendered to test a pretty cool camera lens shader developed for Arnold by @zenopelgrims to emulate various vintage lenses. The preset I picked was the the Zeiss Biotar 1927 58mm. Very interesting result, especially on the edges, where you can see the chromatic aberration and the interesting distortion combined with the DOF.

    ZBrush for sculpting, Maya/Arnold 5/Randomwalk SSS for rendering.

    Everything you see is 100% "hand-crafted", meaning no photos, scans or commercial alphas were used, other than reference photos from the web, opened on a second monitor, to avoid any type of tracing as well. All textures were polypainted by hand using HD geometry mode (my favorite ZBrush feature by far... please, develop it further, Pixo!!! ). All detail was done either using ZBrush's default brushes or my own set of custom, hand sculpted brushes (pores, wrinkles etc), also in HD mode, at about 70million polys for head/neck/shoulders.

    The iris is also hand-sculpted, so what you see is actual forms, not textures.

    Why? Because I already use a lot of scan data in my professional work and that would be meaningless to do on my personal work, because I am in this world to learn and I like "training my eyes" to be able to see better both the macro and the micro picture.

    So here is what I have so far. I will be posting other things like wires, video timelapses etc, but only when I come back from my trip starting tomorrow. So, I talk to you guys in about a week or so! I hope you like it so far.
    Cheers!


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    Always jaw-dropping work.

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    amazing work

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    Just starting out in ZBrush?
    Good gracious no, this is spectacular!
    ......Nobody tries to be lah-di-dah or uppity--There's a cup-o'-tea for all.

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    Absolutely stunning. Can't wait to see more.

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    Awesome work Kris!!! You just rock !!!!

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    WOW!!! Really well done. Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to see the rest of the images you will be sharing.

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    i was follow you step by step process of this great portrait in instagram mate,well done to you.

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    So insanely good, man. I wish I could do 20% of what you are capable of.

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    Impressive, to say the least.

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    Great work as aways! I started learning zbrush because of you, so many years ago... Thanks for the inspiration all over these years!
    Obrigado mestre!

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    ...fantastic..no words

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    One word for to describe you, master. Unbelievable work man. This is where I found you and once again you've inspired the hell out of me. Congratulations on another top row!

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    Glad to know you're still kicking around.

    If this is a WIP, I think your satisfied final will be right back up in Top Row as a 'Tsar Bomba' portrait!

    Wild applause so far.
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    Cool Young Master becomes...

    ...mature Master!
    Is beautiful that please without concept! ( Me and maybe also E Kant)
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