Art of Nelson Tai

Hey ZBC! Here are a set of concept art and images done for my character design - TGR5. Was a lot of fun designing the character and weapons! Fun to create the 1/6 figure mock images too :slight_smile:

concept art: searching…
TGR5_Dsgn_A_001B.jpg

concept art: neon rain
TGR5_Dsgn_A_001C.jpg

concept art: flares**
TGR5_Dsgn_A_001A.jpg

character design presentation:
TGR5_Dsgn_fullCharA_001A.jpg
TGR5_Dsgn_fullCharA_001B.jpg

one of the weapons: GR-15 scramble grenade
TGR5_Dsgn_GrenadeA_001A.jpg

main weapon: HR-51 rail gun
TGR5_Dsgn_HR51_001A.jpg
TGR5_Dsgn_HR51_001B.jpg
TGR5_Dsgn_HR51_001C.jpg

1/6 figure mock art:
TGR5_Dsgn_clayB_001A.jpg
TGR5_Dsgn_clayB_001F.jpg
TGR5_Dsgn_clayB_001E.jpg
TGR5_Dsgn_clayB_001C.jpg
TGR5_Dsgn_clayB_001B.jpg
TGR5_Dsgn_clayB_001G2.jpg

check out my artstation for more!
https://www.artstation.com/nelsontai

follow me on instagram!
https://www.instagram.com/ntai_art/

Attachments

TGR5_Dsgn_GrenadeA_001A.jpg

TGR5_Dsgn_HR51_001A.jpg

TGR5_Dsgn_HR51_001B.jpg

TGR5_Dsgn_HR51_001C.jpg

TGR5_Dsgn_A_001B.jpg

TGR5_Dsgn_A_001C.jpg

TGR5_Dsgn_A_001A.jpg

TGR5_Dsgn_fullCharA_001B.jpg

TGR5_Dsgn_fullCharA_001A.jpg

TGR5_Dsgn_clayB_001A.jpg

TGR5_Dsgn_clayB_001F.jpg

TGR5_Dsgn_clayB_001E.jpg

TGR5_Dsgn_clayB_001C.jpg

TGR5_Dsgn_clayB_001B.jpg

TGR5_Dsgn_clayB_001G2.jpg

more images of the sculpt :slight_smile:

TGR5_Dsgn_clayA_001A.jpg
TGR5_Dsgn_clayA_001B.jpg
TGR5_Dsgn_clayA_001C.jpg
TGR5_Dsgn_clayA_001D.jpg
TGR5_Dsgn_HR51_001D.jpg
TGR5_Dsgn_HR51_001E.jpg
TGR5_Dsgn_HR51_001F.jpg
TGR5_Dsgn_HR51_001G.jpg

Attachments

TGR5_Dsgn_clayA_001A.jpg

TGR5_Dsgn_clayA_001B.jpg

TGR5_Dsgn_clayA_001C.jpg

TGR5_Dsgn_clayA_001D.jpg

TGR5_Dsgn_HR51_001D.jpg

TGR5_Dsgn_HR51_001E.jpg

TGR5_Dsgn_HR51_001F.jpg

TGR5_Dsgn_HR51_001G.jpg

Love this mate, was it for Alex Figini’s course?

Have a question re your gun, I love the detail etc, you have some really fine hard surface detail on there. Is that just down to it being a really dense mesh? Would love a tiny bit of insight into your process, would you ever consider doing a screen record of you making something like that? Would love to see how you go about it! Anyway awesome work.

Thanks 3duserman!
No, this wasn’t for Alex’s course. This was just a personal project for fun :slight_smile: But of course Alex’s stuff is always awesome and inspiring!
Haven’t thought of doing videos, cuz it’s gonna be so boring to watch haha I don’t think my process is anything special, I usually have a good idea of what I want in mind, then block out the general shape and proportions of it with simple shapes (cubes, cyclinders and spheres with zmodeler to block out rough shape).
For this rail gun, I had the character’s arms/hands placed in the scene at roughly where I want so that I can design the handles appropriately. Then its pretty much just breaking down the simple shapes into smaller parts to make it look ‘cool’. I work with pretty dense meshes; at least 1mil for any subtool unless it’s a unimportant part where I have no plans for details. I start decimating subtools probably half way through the whole process just to keep the filesize not too crazy (usually decimating twice with 20% on for hardsurface stuff is ok). I use a lot of Extract, Panel Loops, and Booleans to create the shapes too. Hope this somewhat helps :slight_smile:

Beautiful surfaces, and the yellow texture too! congratz

Thanks renan.assuncao! :slight_smile:

personal project done earlier this year : SKULL DIVISION

skullDiv_Dsgn_zero_001F.jpg

skullDiv_Dsgn_zero_001E.jpg

skullDiv_Dsgn_zero_001A.jpg

skullDiv_Dsgn_zero_001B.jpg

skullDiv_Dsgn_zero_001C.jpg

skullDiv_Dsgn_zero_001D.jpg

skullDiv_Dsgn_zero_001G.jpg

skullDiv_Dsgn_zero_001H.jpg

skullDiv_Dsgn_zero_001I.jpg

Attachments

skullDiv_Dsgn_zero_001A.jpg

skullDiv_Dsgn_zero_001B.jpg

skullDiv_Dsgn_zero_001C.jpg

skullDiv_Dsgn_zero_001D.jpg

skullDiv_Dsgn_zero_001E.jpg

skullDiv_Dsgn_zero_001F.jpg

skullDiv_Dsgn_zero_001G.jpg

skullDiv_Dsgn_zero_001H.jpg

skullDiv_Dsgn_zero_001I.jpg

Happy New Year ZBC!
This is a moto concept project - NZR800 - I did that just kept expanding as I was doing it :slight_smile: Had a lot of fun adding the character, weapon, and a bunch of concept art for it! Love doing cyberpunk stuff… was fun to develop the branding and world around the whole project -
NEON MIDNIGHT BLUES!

Unveiling…
NZR800_Dsgn_UNVEIL_001A.jpg

NZR800!
NZR800_Dsgn_BIKE_001A.jpg
NZR800_Dsgn_BIKE_001E.jpg
NZR800_Dsgn_BIKE_001B.jpg
NZR800_Dsgn_BIKE_001C.jpg
NZR800_Dsgn_BIKE_001D.jpg
NZR800_Dsgn_BIKE_001F.jpg

Clay version
NZR500_Dsgn_YWA_001A.jpg
NZR500_Dsgn_YWB_001A.jpg
NZR500_Dsgn_YWC_001A.jpg
NZR500_Dsgn_YWE_001A.jpg
NZR500_Dsgn_YWD_001A.jpg
NZR500_Dsgn_YWF_001A.jpg

Attachments

NZR800_Dsgn_UNVEIL_001A.jpg

NZR800_Dsgn_BIKE_001A.jpg

NZR800_Dsgn_BIKE_001B.jpg

NZR800_Dsgn_BIKE_001C.jpg

NZR800_Dsgn_BIKE_001D.jpg

NZR800_Dsgn_BIKE_001E.jpg

NZR800_Dsgn_BIKE_001F.jpg

NZR500_Dsgn_YWA_001A.jpg

NZR500_Dsgn_YWB_001A.jpg

NZR500_Dsgn_YWC_001A.jpg

NZR500_Dsgn_YWD_001A.jpg

NZR500_Dsgn_YWE_001A.jpg

NZR500_Dsgn_YWF_001A.jpg

NEON MIDNIGHT BLUES - Concept Art:

track01_RIDE/DIE
NOB_Dsgn_RideOrDie_007A.jpg

track02_crimsonBeats
NOB_Dsgn_CrimsonBeats_006A.jpg
NOB_Dsgn_CrimsonBeats_006C.jpg

track03_hello
NOB_Dsgn_hello_004A.jpg
NOB_Dsgn_hello_004C.jpg

track04_auroraHigh
NOB_Dsgn_auroraHigh_004A.jpg
NOB_Dsgn_auroraHigh_makingOf_001A.jpg

1/6th figure mock with custom stand :slight_smile:
NOB_Dsgn_auroraHigh_sixthFig_001A.jpg
NOB_Dsgn_auroraHigh_sixthFig_001B.jpg
NOB_Dsgn_auroraHigh_sixthFig_001C.jpg
NOB_Dsgn_auroraHigh_sixthFig_001D.jpg
NOB_Dsgn_auroraHigh_sixthFig_001E.jpg

Attachments

NOB_Dsgn_CrimsonBeats_006C.jpg

NOB_Dsgn_hello_004A.jpg

NOB_Dsgn_hello_004C.jpg

NOB_Dsgn_auroraHigh_004A.jpg

NOB_Dsgn_auroraHigh_makingOf_001A.jpg

NOB_Dsgn_auroraHigh_sixthFig_001A.jpg

NOB_Dsgn_auroraHigh_sixthFig_001B.jpg

NOB_Dsgn_auroraHigh_sixthFig_001C.jpg

NOB_Dsgn_auroraHigh_sixthFig_001D.jpg

NOB_Dsgn_auroraHigh_sixthFig_001E.jpg

NOB_Dsgn_CrimsonBeats_006A.jpg

NOB_Dsgn_RideOrDie_007A.jpg

P90N weapon design:
p90N_Dsgn_A_001.jpg
p90N_Dsgn_B_001.jpg

H5513 GP Helmet Design:
H5513_Dsgn_A_001.jpg
H5513_Dsgn_B_001.jpg

Character / Outfit Design:
blue_Dsgn_jacketA_001.jpg
blue_Dsgn_jacketB_001.jpg
blue_Dsgn_jacketC_001.jpg
blue_Dsgn_glovesA_001.jpg
blue_Dsgn_bootsA_001.jpg

The sculpt:
blue_Dsgn_jacketE_001.jpg
blue_Dsgn_jacketG_001.jpg
blue_Dsgn_jacketF_001.jpg
blue_Dsgn_jacketH_001.jpg

Thanks all for the support! This project wraps up an awesome 2017! Stay tuned for more in 2018!

Artstation: www.artstation.com/nelsontai
Instagram: www.instagram.com/ntai_art/

Attachments

p90N_Dsgn_A_001.jpg

p90N_Dsgn_B_001.jpg

H5513_Dsgn_A_001.jpg

H5513_Dsgn_B_001.jpg

blue_Dsgn_jacketA_001.jpg

blue_Dsgn_jacketB_001.jpg

blue_Dsgn_jacketC_001.jpg

blue_Dsgn_glovesA_001.jpg

blue_Dsgn_bootsA_001.jpg

blue_Dsgn_jacketE_001.jpg

blue_Dsgn_jacketF_001.jpg

blue_Dsgn_jacketG_001.jpg

blue_Dsgn_jacketH_001.jpg

and some screenshots of the sculpt in ZB:
WIP1.jpg
WIP2.jpg
WIP3.jpg
WIP4.jpg

Artstation: www.artstation.com/nelsontai
Instagram: www.instagram.com/ntai_art/

Attachments

WIP1.jpg

WIP2.jpg

WIP3.jpg

WIP4.jpg

Excellent work! I really like the bike. :+1:

Beautiful Work and concepts!

marcus_civis Thank you! Appreciate it!

ilel david Thank you so much :slight_smile:

Amazing work. Thank you for sharing so much. I’m really looking forward to see what you reveal next. :slight_smile:

Like the design on the bike! Thanks for sharing,

-Joseph

Awesome renders :slight_smile:
Very nice job on the compositions !

Amazing in all aspects. Very creative design, beautiful sculpting and texturing and inspiring renders. One of the best posts I have seen on ZBC in a long, long time. Keep up the awesome work.:+1:

gabo1991 - Thanks so much! Hope to share next project soon! :slight_smile:

Piggyson - Thanks Joseph!! Thanks for all the tutorials and inspiration you have provided to us! I still remember going through em when I first started in ZB!

kingsleywong - Thanks man! I’m glad you like em!

SoDakZBrusher - Thanks so much! You’re too kind :slight_smile: Happy to share art with all the artists of ZBC!

very nice model