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    Red face The Chef's Daughter WIP

    This is my latest project called The Chef's Daughter.

    I had so much fun making Ghoulish Toilet Humour for the Scared Silly Competition, that I decided to make another fun project that was both silly and complex.

    Story: The Chef's daughter is his little angel, but she tends to wear here halo lover down, around her ankles maybe?

    Anyhow here is the concept pic, bear in mind my sketching skills arn't great :
    The%20Chefs%20Daughter2.jpg
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    Default The Chef's head Stage 1

    So I thought I'd jump right on in at the deep end and start with Chef. Here is his head, using a real skin material supplied by Slosh on ZBrush Central. Thanks Man!
    Chef%27s%20Head%20Stage%201.jpg

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    Default The Chef's head Stage 2

    And here is some more work done on Chef's head. That skin mat really works well! I might change the eyes though, they look wrong. I will also need to add some teeth.
    Chef's Head Stage 2.jpg
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    Default Chef's Bottom Teeth - WIP!!!

    So here is the start of Chef's bottom Teeth, They are no way near finished, but I thought I'd show how I made them with Alphas. The gum was made from a mesh extracted from the alpha on the right. And the Teeth were made using a stencil made from the alpha on the left and the standard brush. All I did then was smooth the teeth and add some poly paint.

    OK OK! I KNOW, they look bad now, but they're being worked on!

    Teeth Alpha Test.jpg

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    Default If you want higher res images.....

    As these are shrunk down jpg versions of a high res bitmap (lord I wish we could use bitmaps in web pages), you can find high res versions of these images here.

    Just click the image to make it bigger.

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    Default Cool!

    Up and running on another project already!

    Good stuff mate, I am still beat after that competition and have been backed up with work so haven't been able to do any Z-Stuff at all recently!, I think it's time i got stuck back in though before i forget the few things i learned!

    Looks like a cool scenario, you always seem to catch THE moment even in your rough sketch (don't worry about your drawing skills either! it's called a rough for a reason lol) like a frozen moment before the dog bites if that makes any sense!? and i love how the daughter is leaning so casually at the door like she's seen this many times before.
    Where did the idea come from? I know you said it was for a friend but be interesting to know how you came about the concept.

    Keep up the good work and do you know how to keep a track of posts you are interested in as the only way i found your new thread was by clicking on your name and then looking at the most recent post or is this how you do it, would be cool if you could bookmark kind of thing within ZBrush Central (maybee you can !?) I already lost track of a thread this other guy was doing some cool kind of mechanical balls with lots of detail and asked him some technical issues and now i can't find his thread!? I am still so thick when it comes to these computer issues and i use this thing all day every day!? lol!

    Anyway

    Keep on Z-ing

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    Hey Craig!

    Yep keeping busy, it's the only way I'll learn.

    The idea came about as my Brother is a Chef at The Ivy in London. He wanted a picture and we bounced themes back and forth until we both settled on this. don't know how we landed on this specifically..... I guess we both got caught out by women like this in the past and thought it a tribute to that.

    To keep track of this thread you should go to the button at the top of this thread that says thread tools. If you left a comment then you should see an option that says "unsubscribe from this thread". If it says that then you should get emails when the next new post is added from the last time you visited.

    Anyhow nice to hear from you mate. Thanks for popping by.

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    Default Improved teeth....

    After my earlier experiment with making teeth, I started again and improved the alphas. I made the gum alpha sharper on the edges and added spaces between the teeth on the second alpha.

    came out alot batter! I will poly paint them once the top teeth are done:

    Teeth Alpha Test 2.JPG

    EDIT:

    Just so you know, this is very quick! The alpha took about 15 to 20 mins to make and once done I made the teeth in about 5 to 10 mins!
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    Making such a shape from an alpha... why haven't I thought of that before?? Brilliant Mark, what a good tip!!
    You again got a nice facial expression going on. I think you can pay some more attention to the lips (flesh) and ears (same). The chef will have some meat on him right?

    I'll be tagging along, maybe sometime I'm gonna say something useful.
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    Yes! Very Cool Technique dustbin1_uk!
    I agree with Plakkie!

    Now go ahead... I follow you.

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    The new Teeth looking much better. Interesting Idea to make something like this from an Alpha ;-) But you should really work on the Proportions of the Head - try to use Reference-Photos! :-)

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    Plakkie: Thanks Pal, yeah the Chef is still very much a WIP, he does indeed need fleshing out a bit. I wanted to make him muscular as well as simply big and ended up making him skinny! LOL I got kinda side tracked with the Teeth, but it was fun to experiment.

    Piz: Thanks for popping round. I hope this will be entertaining and fun.

    John S: Hey thanks for looking in! your work on your post-Scared Silly entry is inspiring and I hope you'll check in here to see how I am doing. your very correct on the proportions. I'll be working on them and some hair on the head today. I wanted to get the teeth in as I thought it would allow me to get a better idea of where I am aiming for. But I will be Google'ing some angry faces to look at this afternoon.

    Thanks guys, I hope this will be entertaining for you.

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    Default good idea!!

    Good alpha use
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    kobayashi: LOL, thank you.

    Ok so here is another update, I took everyones advice and have done some more re-working of Chef. There is still alot to do, but he is getting there.

    he still needs hair on his head, and the all important chef's hat. and eye lashes need doing (that'll be hard) And I think his left eye is out a bit. So much to do, heh!

    Despite all that needs doing I feel this is an improvement at least :


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    Hi, i think the Areas that would need a little Correction, are the bridge of the Nose (between the Eyes), it seems a little bit hin. Also the position of the Ear and the Chin where it meets it.

    What you can improve is the facial expression. Some more and stronger creases between the Eyes for example.

    I did found two Interesting Pages about facial expressions yesterday:
    http://cobweb.ecn.purdue.edu/~aleix/aleix_face_DB.html
    http://www.kasrl.org/jaffe.html

    For my own work i always do photographs of me or my girlfriend ;-)

    Keep it up!
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