First post…still on a learning curve…LOL aren’t we all.
Open to critique!
Particularly like the Red Bishop render.
Would love to read a little more - all created in ZBrush? How you’re creating the feathers, the foliage etc?
Hi Boozy Floozie
What an honour it is to engage with you, I have been following zbrushcentral since zb4
and your beautiful whimsical work has always been so refreshing and lovely to see!
I have never posted any of my work here before, I use zb now and then for product design when I require less hard surface/mechanical work. I used to work at the South Africa Cape Mint, sculpting coins and medals the traditional way, and when zbrush appeared it sparked my interest. I am 55 with a masters degree in Fine Arts from Rhodes University.
So when this lockdown happened I dived in to play…in the digital clay!
I have used Blender to render, and some background foliage is from blendswap stock,
but the birds themselves are entirely zbrush, using insertmesh, nanomesh for the feathers.
For the ferns I used fibremesh - so awesome!
I am still getting to know zbrush, we are fortunate to have it.
My admiration for your patience in creating the myriad of elements involved in constructing these scenes. The final results are very uplifting and colourful.
The Red Bishop render has a style about it that greatly appeals - it reminds me somewhat of the Deco period of painting and graphics. I find myself wondering if you pushed the background foliage in future pieces to be more graphic and suggestive would it enhance the stylistic synthesis? Such elements could be pre-rendered and placed/ overlapped as transparent backplates.
Look forward to future post.
African Paradise Flycatcher
Zbrush bird with blender trees and render.