I took Pierre Benjamin's Zbrush workshop 18 months ago and loved it. If you are looking to learn the techniques he uses in his great work, I highly recommend taking his course. Here are a couple of pieces I created during the course, based on an illustration by the amazing Wael Safwat. The second portrait is based on a 2D drawing by the fabulous Sebastian Krueger. You can check out their work at the following links. Their work will blow you away!
Friday, February 1, 2019
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Friday, October 30, 2015
I've known Francesca Natale for 8 years now and I've always wanted to work with her on some of her designs. This is our first collaborative effort together. I love her character design work and chose this as my first pass at one of her characters. This characters shapes were so much fun to work with. I modeled him in Zbrush and Maya, and lit and rendered him in multiple passes with Keyshot 5 and final composite was done in Photoshop. I used this as an exercise to get familiar with Keyshot. Original was rendered at 32 bit colour depth which produced very rich colours. Unfortunately, due to file size I had to compress it to 16bit for posting online and it did loose the richness of 64bit original size.
Monday, March 30, 2015
It's been a few months since my last posting, but I haven't been idle. I've been busy creating artwork for a few of our ongoing projects. Our latest effort has been for this years Nickelodeon Animated Shorts Contest. This is the title character I developed with Mike and John Erskine-Kellie, the writers, for our short film entry "Gogozilla vs. The Airplane". You may recall an earlier version I posted here quite sometime ago. This particular contest is for a much younger demographic of 2-5 year olds. So I modified the original design to make it more suitable for a younger audience.
Monday, October 6, 2014
I've always enjoyed producing characters, whether as a puppetteer, animator or sculptor. One day 3 years ago,I had some free time to record some pig voices. My recording space was highly reflective, but I was able to record my spluttering pigs as best I could. Here's a belated birthday greeting to my friend Audrey. I'll post more soon.