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ZBrush to Bronze - Making Of

Here’s a project I have been working on for a long while. It has always been a dream of mine to make a real bronze piece. For this I decided to make 2 works. I thought I would also share some details on the process as it was a very collaborative endeavor and I learned a ton.

It has been a huge endeavor and I have learned a lot during this process. I want to thank everyone who helped me and I seriously couldn’t have done it without them.

The process went as follows: (Full breakdown here)

Design in ZBrush
Concept paintovers
Prep for 3D Printing - done by the amazing Tarn Greenlaw https://www.artstation.com/tarngreenlaw
Printing at scale (30 cm) on a large SLA resin printer
Molding the prints for wax casting - by Greg Howie at NZ Caps https://www.nzcaps.com/
Lost wax casting and cleanup - done by Jonathan Campbell at http://www.lostwax.co.nz/
Bronze Pouring - done by Jonathan Campbell at http://www.lostwax.co.nz/
Detail work (dremeling, sanding, welding) - done by myself and Jonathan Campbell at http://www.lostwax.co.nz/
Patina - done by Jonathan Campbell at http://www.lostwax.co.nz/
Marble base cutting (Marble from Takaka, NZ) - by Terence Turner https://www.instagram.com/terencegturner/
Marble base installation - by Jack Gallop jackgallop@gmail.com
Final Exhibition @ Te Auaha Gallery https://www.instagram.com/nondisclosedartist/

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Also, here are my Zbrush models rendered in Arnold and screenshots for the initial concept.

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It’s amazing to see how this process all came together for this beautiful piece. Thanks so much for sharing @iamsadpanda!

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Real craftsmanship!, bravo Krystal and to all of those involved. Thank you for sharing this breakdown, this is when you realize the amount of work to achieve such a beautiful bronze :clap:
Jaime

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Thanks so much, Melissa! :blush:

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Thank you, Jaime! It means a lot. :blush: :pray:
And yes! The amount of work was even more involved that I thought it would be. I have so much admiration for this craft.

Very impressive workflow.Happy to see the ZBrush-bronze pipeline. :slight_smile:

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soooo awesome and inspiring. also love that you included the work in progress images. very interesting :smiley:

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Wow!

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Great Work…Great result!!! Love it

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Awesome work!!! :ok_hand: :+1: loved the Bronze casting !! is it Lost wax process(cire-perdue) ?

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Gorgeous, thank you for sharing so much.

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This is wonderful… @iamsadpanda
Love to see the wonderful process…
You guys Rocks…

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Thanks so much for the kind words, everyone! :heart: I am so happy that you enjoyed seeing the process. :blush:

And thanks so much to Pixologic for always supporting our art.

Yes @vichar it is lost wax. :slight_smile: I will post more ZBrush images soon.

Fantastic!! Instant bookmark. Thanks for sharing :slight_smile:

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Wow, great project. It looks fantastic! Very inspiring.

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Beautiful result! Lovely to see it in person too.

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magnificent! This really looks hand sculpted!

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