Hi there zbrushers!!! I have been lurking this site for ages, looking for inspiration. So much talent and incredible works!!! And this programs rocks!!!
Allow me to introduce myself, I am Alterton, I have been “traditionally” sculpting for the collectible biz for about six years. I have done works for DCDirect, Diamond Select, Art Asylum to name a few, and right now I made the jump to the digital world thanks to zbrush. You can see some of my “traditionally sculpted” works at my site http://www.alterton.com (wich is not up to date)
Exactly six years ago, in one of my first gigs as a freelance sculptor, my boss, an ol’ timer sculptor told me “Learn 3D because there lays the future of this industry”, so I started to search about this 3D world he was talking about, Maya and 3D studio, wow a pain in the neck to learn, impossible, no way!!!
My first contact with zbrush was as reference art for a statue, the mesh was done by none other than the talented Mike Pavlovich and it was GOW Boomer, you can take a look at the sculpting process at this page, an article I made for promoting an upcoming sculpting book
http://popsculpturebook.blogspot.com/2010/04/alterton-bizarre-emperor-of-epoxy_09.html By the time we did this piece the 3d printing was not so advanced like today, so the company decided to go traditional instead of printing the awesome model Mike did.
Time went by, and my old boss words kept jumping in my head “Learn 3D because there lays the future of this industry”, And then I saw Joe Menna, Adam Ross and Jason Smith stuff for companies such as Bowen Designs, Sideshow Toys, DCDirect and boom!!! It was time. All my researches about “the” 3D program for printing pointed to Zbrush… I had to learn it. So thanks to the big help of Mike Pavlovich, Adam Ross and Joe Menna, here I am posting in this awesome forum!!!
Here you can see my first works, hope you like them!!! You can see bigger images and turnarounds here http://www.alterton.com/digitalgallery.html
Right now I have a couple of offers to work strictly in 3D! I can’t believe it!!! GO ZBRUSH!!! and yes, I am specting zbrush to be a stand alone program cause pixologic has the ba**s to do it!!!l
Thanks all for watching