Friday, June 29, 2007

Another Quick Update

I'm going to do a few more sketches of what I want the final composition to look like. In the meantime here is a couple of concepts of a boy who is going to be looking into the tank.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Quick Update

Here is a test head for the mermaid. I wanted to get back in the groove of sculpting a female face which I haven't done in a while. I'm going to un-pose the mesh next and kick it out to start building the base for the body.

More tomorrow... hopefully...

Sea Queen Head WIP

Zbrush "Sea Queen" Head
Here is the latest and greatest for the Sea Queen. I have roughed out the head and the hair. I am still in the process of adding the eyelashes and the head band, but
here she is anyway. Let me knwo what you think.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

First Pass Pose

I'm working on my imprisoned mermaid idea, here is a first pass at her pose. I think she will be sitting at the bottom of a very small grimy water tank on wheels. I want to play with some ideas for her tail and fins try to stray away from the traditional. I was also thinking of pushing her hair more in the direction of a seaweed look, kind of a camouflaged for her in the water.

More later when I get sometime.

Preliminary Silhouettes

Here are some silhouettes I've done.

My initial idea was to do conjoined twins or someone with a parasitic twin. Now I'm leaning more towards a deformation of the upperbody with the forearm split at the elbow. I still like the idea of a man with a parasitic twin sitting.

The last one in the top row is the front runner for me. I'm going to make his act cast him as some sort of Indian prince. Might have some sort of mutant tiger chained behind him as part of the act.

I'll probably make my base tonight or tomorrow. Any feedback is cool.


Blind Knifethrower / Bernardo's model

Hello everyone!! I am posting for Bernardo at the moment because the blog is completely in chinese where he is, making it very difficult to know what you are doing when posting. so here are a bunch of screens from Bernie's model so far.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Concept Art "Sea Queen"

Head Sketch WIP
Hey guys, so I got the head to a point where I feel that I am capturing the concept in the paintings, so now I am going to move onto doing the prototype of the body. Having this will really help with defining the bodies proportions and overall look. Let me know what you think.

Concept Sketches / Paintings 001

Here are some rough concepts of the character I am going to do. This first page was just about getting to know the character. These drawing and paintings are jsut exploratory. From warm up seesion like this I can begin to form a understanding of the character I want to make. Don't feel that each and every painting has to be good at this point. you could even do things such as scribble, to get a good idea of form going.

This second image is a more refined version of
the character and describes more of the costume. I spent a little more time figuring out the pose to ccapture what her story is.

Here we have the "Sea Queen". She was just a chubby waitress at a local restaurant when a man from a circus came in for some dinner. When the man saw this lady at the establishment, he had a burst of inspiration and quickly convinced her that the life of the circus sideshow would be good idea. So the waitress left with the gentleman and began her life on the road.
Now she isn't really half sea creature and half human. She jsut puts on a suit and sits in the tub for the attendants of the circus, but know one knows the difference. They all like to see the freak. so instead of serving hush puppies she hangs out at the sideshow and plays the role of the "Sea Queen"

There will be more to come as the days move forward. This is my start and I am sticking to it.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Post your reference Links

Hey Guys-
Post all of your links that you find. Thanks!!

Z-Challenge Kick Off

Let the Modeling Begin!!!!!

The first ever Z-Challenge has begun here in Central Art!!!

Break out your Wacom Tablets and flex your fingers becasue we are in for a knuckle busting modeling frenzy. To kick off this challenge each person is going to create a character that fits into the life of the Carni. Carnival "Freak Show" is the topic!! Imaigne yourself cuaght in the middle of the annual town Carnival, where cotton candy, cheap rides, and expensive games surround your senses. Your curiosity leads you to a large structure comprised completely out of tents. Inside many oddities await your imagination. What do you see??

Submission Guidelines

Concept Sheet
Compile one or two sheets of all your thumbnails and final concepts. These sketches should demonstrate the direction that you are moving in and how you intend to build it.

Give regular turn around shots of your character to show the rest of the team your progress and include some quick descriptions of how you are achieving certain effects.

Beauty shot
show off your model with style by composing the maquette in the best pose for you character.

Texture Sheets
Show us how you put the texture together, if you use the polyPainting technique then show us some close ups of the nice texture detail you will create.

As an added incentive, there will be prizes for different catagories of models. So for instance if you create the most humorous model you might win a whoopie cushion or if you create the most sick and twisted character you might win a mcFarlene toy. Who knows, but I can't wait to see what is created!!

Happy brushing!!