Sketchbook for Brad Groatman

Hello all! This is a sculpt of a forest elemental I did for Digital Tutors. Hope you like him! :slight_smile:


Doing some cleaning of older sculpts, and found this one I also did for Digital Tutors of an old, old guy. <br> </br>


Awesome works, the elemental is powerful, and the light on the old man sets a great mood, i love it:+1:small_orange_diamond:+1:

An even older one - a skeletal warrior guy with lovely hair.

A slightly different color scheme:

And another slightly different color scheme:

And, finally, a steampunk stormtrooper based on a drawing I saw by Bjorn Hurri:


I’m a big fan of the skeletal warrior. Great energy in the scene. (Literally… With that green magic!) The old man would be a good fit for the Playstation 4. If their presentation is any indication they are rocking first class old-man-technology. The tree man is great too, I think a material that’s a little less shiny would be a little nicer looking though.

Anyway, really nice work. Looking forward to seeing more.

Brad man, this thread is awesome. Really great work and I am in total awe of the Forest Elemental character. It reminds me of an ‘Shadow of Colossus’ that awesome PS2 game from back in the day! :smiley:

Great work, can’t wait to see more.

I’ve always thought the idea behind the old video game “Burger Time” - that of a chef being chased by ravenous giant hot dogs, eggs, and pickles - could be a really creepy short, so I’m beginning work on it. First up is trying to come up with designs for the three hot dogs - who in the game were named Frank, Furter, and Weenie - and make them sufficiently distinct so they won’t be confused with each other.

So, first up is the most basic guy, Frank. He’s like the “Moe” of the three stooges here, angry and dangerous, but probably also a little stupid.

Next up is Furter, who I’ve decided to make a bit crazed on account of the mildew and rot creeping into his brain.

Finally there’s Weenie, who I’ve turned into a charred, zombified husk of a hot dog. I don’t imagine he’ll be among the swifter food items. :slight_smile:

Here’s a quick walk/shamble test for the crazed Furter:

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Thanks for stopping by!

You might not think so, but it’s really hard to come up with a concept for an intimidating fried egg. But, borrowing heavily from a quick and awesome sketch by Michael Thompson, this disgustingly runny piece of cholesterol-laden malice was born.


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These Burger Time pieces are TOO cool! Love the walk cycle for Frank, Furter, and Weenie. If you do a walk cycle for Sunny it should be a fun challenge.

Well, sort of. :slight_smile:

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Where is the Beef ? Just kidding, nice work on those concepts… :slight_smile:

Great work here Brad … love the egg and his walk cycle ! :smiley:

Cheers, David

A sculpt of Mauntatto from Dave Guertin and Greg Baldwin’s awesome Creaturebox series.



Very Nice!


Just a doodle of a creature that veered toward the sharkish during the paint job. :slight_smile: <s></s>sharkyFinal_00000sm.jpg

I took the shape of a smoking pipe and turned it vertically, then decided to try to sculpt something that fit that shape. This is what I ended up with! <s></s>


ZBrush sculpt of a medieval Iron Man based on a beautiful drawing/concept by Daniel Kamarudin - definitely recommend checking out his stuff.<br></br>


Here’s a more desaturated version. I think I like this one better.



I was feeling nostalgic for MOTU so I doodled a Whiplash. <br></br>