Well, it had to happen one day I suppose. I’ve been watching those little dots of mine week after week, year after year, wondering if I would ever reach the heady heights of 1000 posts and here I am. I thought I’d take a few lines to use up this oh-so special-post so here goes.
Yesterday kind of sums up how I feel about ZBrush and art. I was out shopping with Pam (3 weeks until the baby is due) and I was thinking what a crap time I was going to have at her parents that evening (I get bored easily I you didn’t know). So, I stopped off at Borders book shop and wondered around for an hour trying to find something of interest. I didn’t. So, in desperation I made my way over to the magazine section and browsed through the Computer art magazines. I saw a copy of DIGIT magazine, one that I don’t normally buy, and read the front cover. It stated that one of the articles this month was
Fantasy Art techniques - a step by step guide to Mastering Mythical art.
Whoohoo…sounded just up my street, so I took it to the till (along with the LOTR-TTT secial edition DVD of course), paid for it and headed for the car and on to the In-laws.
So, I’m sitting there later that evening and things were going pretty much as expected (yawnnnn: Out comes the aforementioned DIGIT magazine to aleviate the boredom. Not wanting to wade through the tripe at the front I turned to the article I’d bought the mag for and…It was mine, and it was ZBrush. Sitting there, leading the article which also included software like Maya, Photoshop, Poser, Max etc.
So, what I really want to use this post for is a little thank you to Pixologic and the guys. I use a lot of different programs for art now but I find that I am always drawn back to ZBrush. The mix of 3D and 2D complements my style and I feel comfortable with the whole interface and workflow. I have been one of the lucky few to be allowed to work with the beta over the years and I can assure you all that the next release will impact peoples opinion of ZB and raise it one notch higher in terms of the digital art software heirarchy. It is already being used by some big name studios, as you know, and as there is simply nothing out there that lets you do what you can do in ZBrush, it must have a long and happy life ahead of it. I’ve been part of the ZBrush community for three years this month and I hope to still be here in three more.