Those are some wild looking cats.
Both of these are beautiful!A New Zealand
tour de force!It's later in the day and I had to come back in and look at these two
fine fellas and add to my first comment.We
need more of these.Maybe use an alien sunset in the background.........
sorry,couldn't resist that(I do know what you mean though,Davey)
Oh hell Upham, that one is easy. Get both Arty Farty and drunk at the same time.
Love the cats
I think it shows very plainly Gurgler what your cat is thinking , Eckkkk! I am glad you reposted this, I enjoyed it very much
Gurg, exactly what is it that's spilled from that bowl?
I just have to de-lurk to say these are two of the most exciting ZBrush works I've seen so far. You're both clearly masters of the canvas.
Upham, I've just spent about ten minutes gazing at your cat, savoring it. I love the primitivist style of rough brush strokes and psychedelic colors, and especially the sense of fantasy. It's an accurate depiction of what I see when I look at my dog sometimes: a human's face wearing an expression of placid contentment.
Gurgler, your piece reminds me of Charles Bragg, for some reason. He was a pen-and-ink artist, but his work had a similar sense of humor. You've applied a rich atmospheric background, and splendid detail to the hand, and used a fun charicature-style exaggeration throughout.
Both pieces excite me because they don't look like digital art. By that I mean your talent is clearly visible, and neither of them rely on computerized shortcuts. I'm willing to bet you've both got extensive real-world painting backgrounds.
(I don't mean to diminish any of the 3D masterpieces I've seen here that *do* look like digital art; I'm in awe of many of them.)
This is perhaps what excites me most about ZBrush; it's got tools that enable artists to express themselves freely, without requiring them to conform to a certain type of artwork or a certain "look". How many alien sunsets can you look at, for example?
You should know I'm biased, since I do some consulting for Pixologic. In fact, you'll be hearing lots from me after the upcoming v1.23 is released; I'll be offering ZScript tips in this forum.
Again, great artwork. You should submit these to the User Gallery at Pixologic.com. Keep it coming.
Hey Dave, Thanks for the reply. Good to meet you finally. I'm pretty interested in scripting so I'll be in touch with you on help with some ideas.
I've always been interested in finding the limits with ZBrush, and thought I found it when it came to painting to recreate a natural media. After much playing around, I discovered painting using the depth turned down low and a spotty alpha brush. Then I ran over it with a low-depth fiber brush with 'continious' turned on in the picker pallette, to blend the colours. The only bummer was that I always had to use the color slider in the system colour palette so I could get a whiter shade of yellow, red or blue. (any chance this color slider be put into an upcomming version of ZBrush?? - on the floating pallette??)
The picture is an old painting of mine I did in my fine-arts school days (sold the painting to a millionare guy!). It seemed like a good idea last night to try and recreate it with ZBrush. Maybe it was the Beatles music I was playing loudly? The picture is unfinished because the lady-friend wanted to watch TV and my computer interfears with the TV receptition.