Hello! I took Bryan Wynia’s Training on Demand course on CGSociety, and finally got around to finishing.
I found his process to be very thorough, and learned a great deal about a zBrush creature pipeling from this class.
The concept was a creature from “The Shadow over Innsmouth” by H.P. Lovecraft.
Basically a town full of people slowly turning into Cthulu worshipping fish monsters. I chose
to make my concept an elder Innsmouth resident, one who’s significantly advanced in his transformation.
I’m reposting this from my original WIP thread for a cleaner presentation!
(Here’s the OP)
Here’s the final piece.
Breakdown: Here’s the steps I took through Bryan’s training to start with 5 initial idea sculpts.
First: Gather Reference - I read the story and clipped out phrases which I found descriptive, then
put together a ref page of ugly fish and frogs. In retrospect, I should have added 1 or 2 really good
old man references too.
Here were my initial 6 sculpts, just starting from a sphere and pulling on it into something. I did 1 extra for brownie points,
and I’m glad I did as it turned out to be the one I used for the final work.
Next it’s time to go to town and iterate on each sculpt in photoshop. I took away from this part
of the teaching how imporant it can be when training to introduce timed sessions…I have a much
better idea of what I can accomplish in an hour now, and noticed improvement in my speed by the
time I’d gotten to like the 40th one.
Lineup of explorations in Photoshop!