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
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!
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.
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.
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!