It's been quite some time since I've posted anything so I thought I'd start a sketchbook thread. I participated in the Action Hero Contest and that's now over so maybe I can get some other works done
Cane Toad - I watched Cesar Dacol's Gnomonology toad tut and thought I'd make my own toad.
Vicious Snail - inspired by Neville Page's 'Mouthy'. Still a WIP. I still need to sort out the texture and skin shader.
Head Morph - this is an old test I did for morphing displacement maps in Maya. Created in ZBrush 2. In hindsight I should have picked 2 different heads to morph i.e. guy into creature. It would have been more dramatic but there you go
Nitrate - this was my entry in the Action Hero contest. I went for an X-Men type mutant character. Pretty hard going getting it done in time. I could have spent a lot longer correcting her anatomy and improving the pose.
Like I said, subscribing... ! The toad is beautiful. The bust is very well executed. About the contest: it's a shame I never got to comment on your work cause you did great and got the job done in time! !
Hey there Captain! Your entry turned out well man, congrats! Excellent paint job, and her face is really appealing with a great expression.
I hope to see much more coming down the line, your work on this thread is beautiful and it's only gonna keep getting better. Oh, and I recognized that "mouthy" snail straight away! I have Neville's Gnomon DVD on painting flesh - even though it's about 2D work you wouldn't believe how helpful that was for my texturing skills. You should definately watch it if you haven't already.
Hey Captain, the toad looks really great!
Love the colours.
Just reminds me on some toad I encountered in my holidays a few years ago.
I´ve been in the carribean and that toad was as big as a head. I´ve never seen something like that before.
It´s been late at night..I couldn´t sleep beause it´s been sooo warm.
I went outside for a walk... and I saw that toad swimming in the pool. I wanted to help...so
I touched it and got it out of the pool...
Well...that toad (I can´t remeber the name.. Aga toad? )it was poisonous ...can´t tell you how my hands started to itch and to hurt. LOL...
I love the morph-head as well.
I´m curious how that works..
But I´m not going to ask you .. I wouldn´t understand it.
Maybe in a year or so.
SolidSnakexxx: Thanks. The morph head is quite old now though but I thought it was worth adding as a sketch.
Etcher: Thank you. I'll be keeping an eye on your thread too. Don't worry about the contest comments. I never even got to see half the amazing entries that were being done, let alone comment on them too!!!
petekasim: Thanks. I hope to continue working on the snail. I didn't even know Neville Page's image was part of a tutorial until someone mentioned it to me. I'll definitely have too look into getting it.
Moni-Poroni: Thanks. I just did a search on the Aga toad. It means giant toad apparently. I hope you didn't do any damage to your hands! The head morph is pretty straight forward. It's just a blend between 2 objects in Maya with a blend between their displacement maps. 2 keyframes for the mesh and 2 for the maps. I was inspired by Taron to create it. Congrats to Deaf Destiny too. You managed to capture a very feminine character
Hey, regarding the black flag... hmm... really don´t know.
And regarding my sketchbook... yes..you´ll see it in a few weeks or so.
I´m working on it.
Eveyday a few hours in my sparetime. I don´t have something done before the contest-only pactising with Polyspheres and only one test model to learn how the Zspheres, the brushes, the alphas and so on work.
That´s why I have nothing to show right now.