December 6, 2010

Frogs, Frogs, Everywhere

So my friend has a terrible frog phobia. She says that the way they move make her fear to walk. If she were to take a step one would for sure slink right under her foot and SQUISH!!

Bad News... SO in her honor I made a frog:

Also in her honor I made her thesis character, with my own little twists and turns:

Check her BLOG OUT!!!!

My next update probably wont happen till we are into Christmas Break. Guess where I'm going?

Too late!


December 3, 2010

Z-Sketching Test

Well the newest version of Zbrush also includes a thing called Zsketching which allows for some quick blocking in of shapes on top of an armature. Its a bit funky, but here is what I came up with in about 45 mins of messing around:


It turned out pretty well I think! It is amazing how fast you can pump some of this stuff out. It allows for a lot of trial and error. Each time I make something new I feel like I can speed up some of the initial blocking and head straight into detail. I have never been much of a person to spend too much time on coming up with an initial concept. I prefer to work on the fly because you might tweak something just a little bit and bam there is the one thing you have been wanting the whole time. Though you may have done 100 preliminary sketches, finding what you want in your sculpt will always be the primary thing in your finished piece. It's much funner this way anyways!!!

Just one week till break. Ohhh yeaa!!!