Game Portfolio 1 Final Turn In
Male Anatomy Study
This was my final turn in for my very first full character for Game Portfolio 1 class. We were tasked at completing our 80% done characters from previous month to 100%. As you can see from the first post, to now this post, I have put a lot of work into this guy. I learned a lot in this class and it feels like this was a true test of everything I have learned over the past few years.
I used ZBrush 4R7 to sculpt at around 8 million Polys, then Maya 2016 for retopology down to around 50k Polys. For color, I used Substance Painter and then Marmoset for the final render. I am finding it very fun to use so many different programs to come up with one final result. I received a B+ for my final grade and of course I would have preferred an A, but I understand that this is “Finals” It has gotten very serious when it comes to grades and critiques.
This is my model that I used for 3d.sk for this months male anatomy. I feel like i know this guy, I have stared at him for so long. haha
Block Out Month 3 for Game Technologies
Block Out – Month 3
Here is my final blackout for this month. I choose to do a Rhino and I am very excited about the way he has turned out. I can not wait to give this guy some detail. It was taking everything I had to only work on his shape and not start putting all those wrinkles and creases in where I was seeing them. I had a lot of fun working on him and had a few challenges which helped me learn other aspects of ZBrush. I choose a different background this time to go with an african sunset theme which helps him pop out. I am happy this class is over but it really doesn’t feel like it is, because up next is FINALS and I will be working on all the things I worked on this month over the next 3 months. Wish me luck!
Fun with my Wacom Intous Sketch Pad
I wanted to practice taking a picture and trying to sketch out what I saw. What better model then Halo?
This one started off just practicing with the line tool and I created two vanishing points. I then just started playing around with the circle tool and then this bird guy came out of no where.
More practice with perspective and a vanishing point. Practicing with the ruler tool and color.
Practicing from my art book.
This was my very first drawing with my Wacom Sketch pad. I started with no intention and just started drawing shapes. The right ear was just a shape and I saw this catlike creature come out of it. I love to start drawing with no clue what I am going to draw and let the creation come to life on its own. It is really great to be back into drawing again.
FINALLY got my Wacom Intuos Pro Digital Sketch Pad
I am very excited that I finally got to pick up my Wacom Tablet and my first art book for my art classes. This thing is AWESOME and is going to make me a much better artist. I was going crazy last month watching all the “Full-Time” students getting theirs and bringing them to class while I had to sit and just droll at them. I can not wait to start posting my art that I create with it.
Just doodling around with colored pencils…
It’s the little things that can get you the most excited…
It is funny how the little things get you excited when endeavoring on such a huge journey. My mom came home from the grocery store the day I signed up for Full Sail and she brought me a present. A pack of #2 Pencils! Now this does not seem like a big deal, but my mom LOVES a fresh pack of pencils! She always has. Even from when she was in grade school herself. Plus the symbolism of my new start in a pack of pencils meant everything to me. I then realized I will need a back pack. Which is something I haven’t needed for 20+ years. Of course I had to go pick out the coolest one I could find, so I am styling on my first day of school. Gotta make a great impression on my first day! I also realized I need to get back to drawing like I did when I was a kid. I purchased my first sketch pad in the same amount of years. On our tour, one of the professors said “You will need to be drawing at least 10 hours a week before you get started, because if you can’t draw 10 hours a week, how can you expect to draw for 40 hours a week.” I better get to filling up this sketch pad!