these latest dinos are by far the best yet... beautiful work dude
Great new stuff! Me wonders how long it takes you to get one dino from concept to finished model. .
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Thanks for the good comments.
Etcher...I have three working days to get each creature done...thats sculpt, detail, pose..get approval..paint render and composit.
relentless but fun..lol
very nice peter, cant wait for the finished images
Your dinos rock!
I'm not sure what you're up to these days, but have you ever thought about authoring a book on sculpting/designing/modeling/painting dinosaurs? I think it would be a valuable resource for the art community in general.
You could cover basic dinosaur history, anatomy and morphology. The reasons certain dinos had certain features, the different types of dinos, habits, dietary, environmental adaptations etc.in accordance with why they look the way the do or whatever. Kind of background info so one could design their own convincing dinos if need be.
And combine that with your artistic workflows, particularly sculpting and painting, your design and decision making process etc. Things to remember or avoid or whatever.
And then maybe even some info on working with clients and deadlines, and how you (if you do) adapt dino designs to fit the context of whatever type of project it is your creating for (kids book, vs museum piece, vs. "bad guy" dinosaur for a film or video game or something).
This could be a badass book! I'd buy one for sure. And I haven't seen anything really like that, except for a drawing/designing dinosaurs Gnomon DVD. It was good, but you could definitely take it up a few notches. Or even make a Gnomon DVD now that I think about it. That would be cool to. (But a book would be better).
Anyway, sorry for my rambling here - just a random thought. Thanks again for your work that I find to be a valuable source of information and inspiration.
Holy Cow fat kid...thats an inspired idea. I am quite flippant about my dinosaurs. I feel like I bore many people as its all I seem to do recently. There is so much more going on under the surface with how I costruct the dinosaurs. I study scar patterns on the monographs of fossils to work out muscle attatchment areas...thats the best and only way to accurately do this stuff.
You really have me thinking. I may just go and do an online self publish version.
In your debt forever
T Rex WIP.
Okie doke..this is how the latest bright young things in the world of palaentology picture Good old T rex. They have him back as a psudo predator...something with upper and lower maxilla this size didnt live on left overs. All if not most therapod dinosaurs had inward facing palms. Some pretty cool digital recreations hae proved that the wrist joints were not capable of rotating...so..in essense..the hands were apparently used to hook onto..or grasp....no more downward facing hands. Im working on a feathered deinonychus that shows this and i will post images as soon as I can. Its an eye opener.
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Hi Dustin..sorry..I missed your comment about colour...yup...very saturated stuff here. A very talented guy called Steve Willis runs all of my renders and layers through various photoshop tom foolery. The idea is to produce very eye catching and colourful images for kids. Books are struggling to compete with video games. I personally banned my kids nofriendo machine last year.
I love my job..Im sort of in a rare position to maybe inspire young dino artists of the future. Not something i take lightly.
I will be making my alpha collection available soon. Its served me really well. I also have ..at last count...158 fully detailed prehistoric creatures on my hard drive and I plan to make the mid res meshes available to people who would want them. Most have really nice topology and all have been run by palaentologists.
While Im on...has anyone else noticed 3.5s enhanced retopology tools?...so nice to use now. Nothings been automated like other progs but you do feel so in control of laying down topology compared to zbrush 3. Keeps with the whole zbrush spirit.
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Whooohooo.. Just got confirmation of a deal on my less than serious dino book. God bless dead dinosaurs...God bless Pixologic..
Hehehe fun! Cheers with it!
Yea Congratz....Very well deserved .
heres a weird one...Its called a tapijara and the consultant looking at it just told me i could afford to go even bigger with the crest???