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SpiritDreamer
03-29-2008, 02:38 PM
MAR. 29, 2008

HEY...Abyssis...My young friend...THANKS..:) Just having some fun while experimenting and exploring..Searching for something new,while learning from the old, keeps the journy interesting and exciting for me..:)

Zhandong...THANK YOU..Glad you are enjoying my humble efforts on/in this journy..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Very quick doodle from imagination this morning..Experimenting and exploring with the IMPASTO oil brushs in the Painter #9 program,
and trying to get a feel for the way Rembrant handled lighting.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_17.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-29-2008, 07:46 PM
MAR. 29, 2008
A little more work done on this one...the walls, and flowers.
A digital study of Rembrants painting technique, using the Painter #9 program.
Created from imagination and memory. No references being used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_352.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-30-2008, 03:55 PM
MAR. 30, 2008

This mornings fun.:) ..A quick value study of another ISABEL BISHOP painting that I like.
Painter #9..Impasto oil brushs.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_24.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-31-2008, 11:58 AM
MAR. 31, 2008

Adding another element to this composition..A relief sculpture that I created in Z BRUSH awhile back for the 3D OFDW ..Figures in MOTION.
I will end up making this painting poster size in the end, for sale in my store, so it's important that the elements in it look in the right focus when blown up to poster size...crisp in the forground, and out of focus in the background..optical perspective.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_356.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_355.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_354.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-01-2008, 04:37 AM
APR. 01, 2008
A couple of more elements added to this composition..Two relief sculptures that I created recently in Z BRUSH,..Hung as pictures on the walls.
All elements in this composition are created from imagination and memory. No references used
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_367.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_366.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_365.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-01-2008, 11:23 AM
APR. 01, 2008

Pushing this painting a little further this morning, just to see where it goes..:)
Created from imagination and memory. No references used.
Painter #9 and Z BRUSH combo.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_373.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-01-2008, 10:56 PM
APR. 01, 2008
A little more work done on this one this afternoon..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_375.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-02-2008, 04:46 AM
APR. 02, 2008
Getting back into the Rembrant lighting with this one, where the viewers eye and imagination are forced to complete the forms. I think this effect is what makes his works work, and is what gives them the mystery and emotion that they are best known for.
ANYWAY,..I'M STILL LEARNING FROM THIS ONE, AND THAT'S WHAT REALLY MATTERS, TO ME ANYWAY..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_379.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_378.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-03-2008, 03:54 AM
APR. 02, 2008
Trying my hand at still life this evening.
Vase was created in Z BRUSH,...Flowers were created from imagination and memory, using the IMPASTO brushes in the Painter #9 program.
I got a book from the library the other day called..

THE OIL PAINTER'S ULTIMATE FLOWER AND PORTRAIT COMPANION..by Patricia Moran...GREAT BOOK.

ANYWAY...I'M OFF ON A NEW JOURNY OF LEARNING HERE..Will give me a chance to explore the IMPASTO OIL brushes in Painter #9 further..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/VASE_FOR_FLOWERS_5.jpg

anandpg
04-03-2008, 05:06 AM
OOOH!!! I can see you are having lots of fun with these!!:scream: Awesome!

Deepam
04-03-2008, 05:18 AM
Hey GLENN !!

This is giving very nice and fresh feeling to my eyes . . . like the detailing on the vase too.

Special thing is, you are creating artwork including both 2d and 3d things, its great !!

NR43
04-03-2008, 09:00 AM
Hi Glenn,

the painting in post 2253... lovely!

:scream:

SpiritDreamer
04-03-2008, 02:04 PM
APR. 03, 2008

THANKS ..Anand..IT REALLY IS ALOT OF FUN.and also a big challenge to keep it airy, loose and fresh looking.:)

Deepam...THANKS..I just figured it is a good way to put some of my 3d sculptures to good use....No rules in this game, not for me anyway..:scream: :)

Johan...THANKS...That womans art that I used for refference in that one that you like, is OUTSTANDING...If you get a chance, check her works out..The book I got from the library on her work is called.
ISABEL BISHOP by Helen Yglesias.
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Refined this flower arangment some this morning.
Some of the keys to doing them is to have one focal point where the edges are clear and crisp and shadows are deep and dark,..Paint against the forms,..and to vary the edges throughout the arangment..lost and found edges...And of course paying close attension to the varied and always very important..VALUES..:)
It's basically the same princibles that apply to good figure painting..:)
I will get some real flowers to work from as I go along with these studies...Mainly concentrating on the painting technique used and the impasto oil brushes at the moment in this learning journy..:)
Flowers from imagination and memory, no references used.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/VASE_FOR_FLOWERS_9.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-03-2008, 07:59 PM
APR. 03, 2008
Found a home for this flower arangment..:scream: :)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_380.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_381.jpg

Frejasphere
04-03-2008, 10:19 PM
Hi Glenn :)

Great to see you so busy - and experimenting with compositions and colours :)
I love the Isobel Bishop painting - it's yummy! :thumbsup: beautiful brushstrokes and flow!

The last one - flowers, they pop out and have a very alive and fresh look about them,
nice colours too!

I've been watching your Rembrandt painting take form and grow :) To me it feels as
though you need something to pull everything together - at the moment each section is
sort of seperate from the others... Maybe intensify the background: a dark wood-panel or subtle wall-paper patterning on the wall will help to describe the 'room', remember that flickering candle as your only light source... :D let the light cast some soft elusive shadows to bring things together, and be careful with the 'white' light. Just my 2 cents worth... :shrug: - I know you will take this on an exciting journey - :)

take care and cheers!
Annette :)

SpiritDreamer
04-04-2008, 07:33 AM
APR. 04, 2008

THANK YOU Annette..:) INTERIORS and STILL LIFES are a new frontier for me at the moment, and quite a challenge to say the least,..but also an enjoyable one for sure..:) So any feedback is very helpful and appreceated..:) Tieing the elements together with the walls..great idea..THANKS..Annette..:thumbsup:
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Tried my hand at making the walls tie all of these elements together, to unify the painting more..I kind of like the bottom one best.It has some shadows on the walls that work to give a candle light effect I think..but I also like the pattern of the wallpaper on the top one..decisions decisions...oh well ..learning as I go along..can't go wrong there..:)

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_387.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_386.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-04-2008, 07:17 PM
APR. 04, 2008
More work on this one this morning...the background/walls...and also threw a golden tint over the whole painting to warm it up some, and make it more of a candle lit scene..plus chanded the lighting a little on each one, to enhance drama of light playing over the forms.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_396.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_397.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_398.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-04-2008, 10:59 PM
APR. 04, 2008
Bringing the wall hangings and the statue back into play in this composition..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_403.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-05-2008, 02:08 PM
APR. 05, 2008
MORNING DOODLE :) ..From imagination and memory. No references used.
IMPASTO OIL BRUSHES...Painter #9
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_25.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-05-2008, 05:44 PM
APR. 05, 2008
Took the doodle posted above a little further this afternoon..:)
Created from imagination and memory. No references used.
Painter #9...IMPASTO OIL brushes.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_28.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_29.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-06-2008, 02:23 PM
APR. 06, 2008
A little further along with this doodle this morning.:)
Created from imagination and memory. No references used.
Painter #9..Impasto oil brushes for the figures, oil tinting brushes for the sky and water.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_31.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-07-2008, 04:58 AM
APR. 07, 2008
Played with this doodle a little more.
Started out as a simple figure doodle, and is turning into an unplanned painting..The best kind of experience, and one that still amazes me. Imagination unchained, and free to do it's own thing.
Kind of like looking at clouds or stains on a wall or ceiling, and creating an image in the minds eye from them..Like a mirage that is there when you reach for it ..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_34.jpg

NR43
04-07-2008, 06:39 AM
Whoa Glenn the drama in there... amazing!

It immediately reminded me of Le Radeau de la Méduse by Théodore Géricault (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Th%C3%A9odore_G%C3%A9ricault_-_Le_Radeau_de_la_M%C3%A9duse.jpg)

I hope you will push this one a lot further but please keep the drama that is occuring there now :bounce:

Ego
04-07-2008, 07:04 AM
A lot has happened here since the last time I visited! Keep going with this last piece Glenn. I would be interested to see how far you can push your imagination with this piece. The composition is unfolding into a really interesting story.

SpiritDreamer
04-07-2008, 11:17 AM
APR. 07, 2008

HEY....THANKS FOR THAT LINK...JOHAN..:thumbsup:

I went down to the library yesterday in search of that painting, but couldn't find it because I couldn't remember the tittle or the artist that painted it...All I had was a vague memory of the painting...Been about 40 years since i've seen it, and that was just in some art book when I was going to art school...I always remembered the drama of it though, so I guess that is the part that stuck in my imagination the most, and came out in this doodle unexpectedly. I remembered the painting on the 3rd doodle posted above, and started working from that memory at that point.
You know, one of the reasons that I started this doodle to begin with, was in hopes that you would see it,and it would help you see how composition works and how you can get ideas from just playing around and steering at the doodle until it takes on a life of it's own, and your imagination kicks in allowing you to see what is coming but not quite there yet..I did this doodle because I could see and was reading in your thread where you were having problems in creating a composition for your Frazzetta style painting concept..which turned out to be about Meduse/Medusa ironically..:scream:..You just never know I guess, but everything seems to happen for a reason in this crazy, but not so crazy world..:)
ANYWAY,..THANKS AGAIN..Great to see that GREAT painting once again..:)

HEY...QUEEN SOUL...THANKS FOR THE VISIT, ALWAYS A REAL PLEASURE HEARING FROM YOU..:) I don't know where i'm going from one day to the next at this point with my art...i'm just going, and having alot of fun along the way, while enjoying the adventure of the journy,.. one day at a time..:)
TAKE CARE, AND HAVE A GREAT DAY..:thumbsup:
Glenn

NR43
04-07-2008, 02:38 PM
Heh you're right... I have so much to learn about composition, but maybe most of all about dedication and commitment *blushes*. It's also about time I pull myself together and get a painting done completely.

Thanks for the help Glenn, much much appreciated!
You're a great mentor and it's just awesome that you are willing to help poor souls such as me :)

---
The painting I'm trying to make about Medusa... it's because I want to add it to a paper I wrote about her for school. And it was while searching for information for this very paper when I saw the Raft of Medusa by Géricault :)
---

Well I'm off to school in 30 min...
Cya later

ceruleanvii
04-07-2008, 05:30 PM
Wow Glenn, I really love this last "doodle" of yours! Great lighting, dramatic, lots of depth - would love to see you continue it!

I have to stop making excuses about using Painter - your work is really inspiring me to do more with it.

DivineRAiN
04-08-2008, 12:43 PM
interesting and inspiring how this evovled from the doodle.. and the dramatic lights and darks. This is going to be really interesting to see you push this one further

SpiritDreamer
04-08-2008, 12:45 PM
APR. 08, 2008

Johan..HEY,..Passing down old knowlage from the old timers to the new timers,.. is what keeps it going, and passing up new knowlage to the old timers from the new timers,..is what keeps it fresh.
Never too young to learn something old,.. never too old to learn something new..:)

THANKS ..Del..:)Corel Painter and Z BRUSH are the only programs that i've ever used, so I really can't compare the Painter program to any of the others, but I do know that it does the trick for me..as far as digital painting goes..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Trying out a few color schemes for this one this morning...Just having fun with this one, and letting it go where it want's to go..:)

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_37.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_38.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_39.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_40.jpg

Frejasphere
04-08-2008, 01:58 PM
Hi Glenn :)

I really like your doodle paintings, they have a lovely freshness about them
which is just delicious :) :drool:

I think the wall texture is adding to your 'Rembrandt' painting, it would be great to see you
push it further in terms of allowing the background to become the 'keeper' of the
composition, if that makes sense? I also really like how you've toned down the light
whites :)
take care and cheers :wavey:
a.

SpiritDreamer
04-08-2008, 08:36 PM
APR. 08, 2008

THANKS ..Annette..:) I'm not sure what you mean by making the wall paper the keeper in that painting with the woman in it posted on the previous page...could you explain that a little further,..i'm open to any and all suggestions on that one..Like I said earlier, still lifes and interiors are not my strong points when it comes to painting. So any help is really welcomed and appreceated...:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Fooled around with this one a little more this afternoon..the water and raft.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_44.jpg

Frejasphere
04-09-2008, 12:35 AM
Hi Glenn :)

sorry to confuse you :wavey:
Looking at your quick 'doodle' paintings you have tied in a sense of background
with the figures in the foreground so that the strokes and shades behind help
to accentuate the figures - this way the background is like a 'keeper' for the figures;
holds them in an environment if that makes sense?

In your Rembrandt painting I feel that the textured background adds to the composition
and is well on the way to pulling the different elements together. If you were to make the
wall darker near the lady's head (using tones from her hair) it would help describe the shadow
from her and that sense of depth... At the moment the wall seems to 'trace' around her..

I like the way you've darkened parts of the wall-texture fading out to the left of the painting - you could do more of this :)

Hope some of this ramble makes sense... and please just take it as my 2 cents worth, you have to be happy with where you take this painting :)

cheers and take care
a.

SpiritDreamer
04-09-2008, 10:33 AM
APR. 09, 2008

THANKS ..Annette...:):thumbsup: I liked your suggestion and tried it out..really makes a big difference i think...creates depth and adds to that oneness in the composition that i'm always trying to achive.
I really appreceate your help with this one...There's still alot left that can be done to improve it, but it's the knowlage gained from this experiment that i'm after the most, not so much as the perfection of it...I will continue to play with it as time goes by, just to see how far it can be pushed..After all,that's what experiments are all about...:)
TAKE CARE, AND HAVE A GREAT ONE..Annette and THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR GREAT SUGGESTIONS AND HELP :) :thumbsup:
Glenn

Blended some of the colors from the figure into the background,added shadows, then redid the wallpaper on top of those colors, and softened it some with a softener brush..putting it in the background where it belongs..Also worked on her hair line where it joines her face, the bun on top, and the outter edge of the hair all around.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_405.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_410.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-09-2008, 10:57 PM
APR. 09, 2008
Played around with this one some more this afternoon..Added the WIND...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_48.jpg

Intervain
04-10-2008, 12:35 AM
good stuff there Glenn! I do like the colour schemes in blues :) keep going :arteest:

anandpg
04-10-2008, 02:54 AM
Wow, Glenn!! I am definitely digging that last one!!:eek:

Abyssis
04-10-2008, 08:18 AM
Wow, Glenn!! I am definitely digging that last one!!:eek:

...me too :thumbsup:

-cheerZ- :wavey:

SpiritDreamer
04-10-2008, 02:26 PM
APR. 10, 2008

Magdalena....Anand....Abyssis....THANK YOU..:) I don't know where it's going to... I'm just having alot of fun following it..:scream: :)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Played a little more with this one this morning.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_51.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_60.jpg

anandpg
04-10-2008, 03:00 PM
This is getting better each time! :bounce:

SpiritDreamer
04-11-2008, 04:01 AM
APR. 10, 2008

THANKS ..Anand..:) Fun to just cut loose and have some fun every once in awhile...glad you are enjoying this one..:) I'm trying out alot of new approaches, for me anyway, to painting,.. while working on this one..don't know how it will look when it's finished, but it will be a fun journy along the way,..that much I do know..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Some more work done on this one this evening.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_62.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_63.jpg

Icey
04-11-2008, 10:31 AM
Hello Glenn!
I like this last painting a lot more! Cooler more desaturated colors - :) great combination and focal point! Can't wait to see how this turns out! :)
Cheers!
Icey

Intervain
04-11-2008, 10:59 AM
the lighting effects are so cool! loving it :bounce:

SpiritDreamer
04-11-2008, 01:03 PM
APR. 11, 2008

Icey....Magdalena...THANK YOU..;) It's a fun one to experiment with..lots and lots of versions saved...i'm learning a little something different from each one..hopefully it will all come together in the end.:scream: :)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Just experimenting and having some fun this morning..fog in the first one,..and colors in the shadows on the other ones.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_67.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_70.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_71.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_72.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-11-2008, 07:51 PM
APR. 11, 2008
A lttle more work on this one this afternoon..Put a transparent light red tint/glaze over the entire canvas..unifying the paintings colors more..the red can be seen in the statue, which was white before.
Study of Rembrants painting technique.Using Corel Painter #9 program..impasto oil brushes and oil tinting brushes
Created from imagination and memory. No refferences used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_411.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-11-2008, 10:13 PM
APR. 11, 2008

After alot of experimenting and exploring,..I finally got the golden glow of a Rembrant painting, which is what I am after.;)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_77.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_78.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-12-2008, 06:12 PM
APR. 12, 2008

My first hand study for the new OFDW 023...HANDS
#48..Rubens portrait of a young woman
Impasto oil brushes..thick clear varnish..depth smear...distorto impasto brushes used...Painter #9
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/RUBENS_HAND_STUDY_OFDW_24_F.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-12-2008, 09:42 PM
APR. 12, 2008
Took the one posted above a little bit further.
#48 Rubens portrait of a young woman.
Painter #9..Impasto oil brushes.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/RUBENS_HAND_STUDY_OFDW_24_H.jpg

TheBloodyAlien
04-12-2008, 09:51 PM
You are always inspiring :)

SpiritDreamer
04-13-2008, 04:58 AM
APR. 13, 2008

Agostino...THANK YOU...;) Hearing that makes all the hard work worthwhile..and is all the reward that I need to keep me working at it, and enjoying it also.
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Worked on her face some, and the background..will refine her hands a little more next.
Impasto brushes..Painter #9

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/RUBENS_HAND_STUDY_OFDW_24_L.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-13-2008, 05:55 AM
APR.13, 2008
A little more work done on this Rubens drawing, while experimenting with REMBRANTS painting technique.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/RUBENS_HAND_STUDY_OFDW_24_M.jpg

Abyssis
04-13-2008, 09:21 AM
APR.13, 2008
A little more work done on this Rubens drawing, while experimenting with REMBRANTS painting technique.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/RUBENS_HAND_STUDY_OFDW_24_M.jpg

heya oldbrush,

seems to be the right way...I simply love it :thumbsup:

tx 4 inspiration...

-cheerZ- :wavey:

SpiritDreamer
04-13-2008, 04:59 PM
APR. 13, 2008

THANK YOU MY FRIEND..Abyssis..;) ..OLD BRUSH..I LIKE THAT..:scream: ;)

I got the mood and effect that I am after with this one.Off to the next one..;)
#48..Rubens portrait of a young woman..done in a Rembrant painting sketch style.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/RUBENS_HAND_STUDY_OFDW_24_O.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/RUBENS_HAND_STUDY_OFDW_24_P.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-14-2008, 05:42 AM
APR. 14, 2008

A couple of opions on the suject of painting, that I value..;)

Master painters throughout the years have said they never paint any subject except light. No matter what objects or figures are in the composition, the funtion of those objects or figures is only to provide contours for the light to fall upon.

Rembrant's artistic development can be gauged in the way he has moved away from the precise rendering of descriptive details in every part of the picture toward psychological and emotional emphasis by means of lighting, color contrast, and varied brushwork.
From...History and Techniques of the GREAT MASTERS.

OFDW 023...HANDS
Two more from me..My own hand...conte crayon on newsprint paper.
Next I am going to see what the impasto oil brushes can do to a conte crayon drawing, once it has been hit with some light and color, as in the second one posted,..using the second one posted.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/Pastel_hands2.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/Pastel_hands_2.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-14-2008, 12:06 PM
APR. 14, 2008
Worked on the hand on the right this morning...Impasto oil brushes, Painter #9
Refference...my hand.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/Pastel_hands_6.jpg

Frejasphere
04-14-2008, 12:26 PM
Hiya Glenn - just popping in to say it's good to see you in the OFDW,
nice experiments and always good with the enthusiasm ;)

take care and keep enjoying
a. :)

SpiritDreamer
04-14-2008, 08:04 PM
APR. 14, 2008

THANK YOU ..Annette..;)..Good to know that i'm not coming across as the old grumpy bear that I can be sometimes..:scream: ;)
TAKE CARE AND HAVE A GREAT ONE Annette
Glenn

A little work done this afternoon on the hand on the left.
Impasto oil brushes Painter #9..refference,..my own hand.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/Pastel_hands_8.jpg

monicaitt
04-15-2008, 03:49 AM
nice job with that, i really enjoy the texture of it all.

SpiritDreamer
04-15-2008, 09:22 AM
APR. 15, 2008

THANKS ..Monica...:) Glad you enjoyed it..something new for me to experiment with .IMPASTO.


OFDW 023....HANDS ...#46. (http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/database/image.asp?id=12621)
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
Altarpiece of St Ildefonso (right panel)
Oil on wood, c.1639

Started a gray scale value study of a section of Rubens alterpiece #46
Blocking it in freehand style, using a big tinting oil brush
Using Painter #9
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/RubensORIGINAL_ALTERPIECE_BW.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SECOND_RUBENS_HAND_STUDY_1.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-15-2008, 02:41 PM
APR.15, 2008
A little further along with this one..used the same tinting brush to define the hands that I used to block in the major values and forms... just made it smaller in size.:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SECOND_RUBENS_HAND_STUDY_2.jpg

Trunks
04-15-2008, 06:26 PM
Hey Glenn,
I will check out your thread at the weekend but a quick response... great to see you working on the OFDW. Hands are always important to practice :)
I like the hands from APR. 14, 2008, the first version with color where you hace the charcoal in the background hand and the painter brush at the foreground hand. This looks really cool to me :)

Keep it up!
Thomas

SpiritDreamer
04-15-2008, 07:13 PM
APR. 15, 2008

HEY Thomas...Always great to hear from.:) I've just been doing alot of experimenting with the IMPASTO brushes in Painter #9 lately...Trying my hand at trying to figure out Rembrants painting technique...the more I study his paintings and his technique, the more I see why he is considered one of the best, if not the best painters that ever painted.
ANYWAY, THANKS for the visit Thomas, Really enjoyed going through your thread this morning...nice progress there..:thumbsup:
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Alittle more work on this one this afternoon.
OFDW 023 HANDS...Rubens...#46

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SECOND_RUBENS_HAND_STUDY_10.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-16-2008, 01:17 PM
APR. 16, 2008

#3 finished.:) OFDW 023 HANDS...RUBENS #46
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SECOND_RUBENS_HAND_STUDY_17.jpg

NR43
04-16-2008, 03:59 PM
Nice work on the Rubens study Glenn
Nice to see how you started with values first and then switched to color.

SpiritDreamer
04-17-2008, 12:37 PM
APR. 17, 2008

THANK YOU ..Johan....:) JUST A LOT OF EXPERIMENTING AT THIS POINT..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Started a new study for the OFDW 023 HANDS
Blocking in the light and shadow,using light and shadow..:)

REMBRANDT...PORTRAIT OF AN OLD MAN IN RED...I'm using a picture in a book that I got from the library for my reference source..REMBRANDT..HARMENSZ VAN RIJN
PAINTINGS FROM SOVIET MUSEUMS
AURORA ART PUBLISHERS...LENINGRAD

FANTASTIC BOOK..Full of the whole paintings, with really nice closeup shots of the hands and faces and other areas of importance in each painting...I have never seen 90 percent of these paintings before.Lots of new treasures for me to admire.:) The book wieghs about twenty pounds..great color plates on great paper...can really see all of those brushstrokes in detail..:bounce:

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/REMBRANT_HAND_STUDY_1.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/REMBRANT_HAND_STUDY_2.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/REMBRANT_HAND_STUDY_5.jpg

ceruleanvii
04-17-2008, 02:20 PM
I love the Rubens hands, Glenn - very beautiful and lyrical!

SpiritDreamer
04-18-2008, 01:23 PM
APR. 18, 2008

THANK YOU ..Del :) ..It's that RUBENS RHYTHM at work there..RHYTHMICAL LYRICS created by opposing curves and RUBENS,..I just copied them..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

A little further along with this REMBRANDT study...Painting with light and shadow..:)

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/REMBRANT_HAND_STUDY_7.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-18-2008, 02:23 PM
APR. 18, 2008
This is a crummy scan from the original in the book that i'm working from....Mentioned in frame #2314..posted above.
The background is all blackish shadow in the original..no diaginal lines as created by the scanner in this post.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/Rembrandt_Hand_Study_Original.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-18-2008, 04:41 PM
APR. 18, 2008
A little more work done on this one this afternoon.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/REMBRANT_HAND_STUDY_11.jpg

Ego
04-18-2008, 04:53 PM
Way to go Glenn! Goodluck with the OFDW.

AmrutRaju
04-19-2008, 04:16 AM
Hi,Glenn.....More and more awesome work ........:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

SpiritDreamer
04-19-2008, 09:30 AM
APR. 19, 2008

HEY...QueenSoul / Ego...THANK YOU...:)..Having alot of fun with the hands in the OFDW 023 ..HANDS..Trying now to tie the workshop in with my Rembrandt painting technique studies that i've been doing lately,..His painting technique really has me fasinated..the more I study it, the more I see, that I didn't see before :)

Amruth...THANK YOU...:) LOTS OF EXPERIMENTING, EXPLORING, AND OF COURSE ...THE MOST IMPORTANT PART...FUN..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

A little more work done on this one this morning.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/REMBRANT_HAND_STUDY_14.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/REMBRANT_HAND_STUDY_13.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-19-2008, 11:11 AM
APR.19, 2008
Trying out some color...using the spotlights in Painter #9..PAINTING WITH LIGHT AND SHADOW..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/REMBRANT_HAND_STUDY_15.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/REMBRANT_HAND_STUDY_142.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-20-2008, 02:00 AM
APR. 19, 2008

More work done on this Rembrandt painting technique study...Going into the hands with the impasto brushes.I need to find a way of making the brush leave drag marks at the end of the stroke..Rembrandt would let the paint get almost dry in areas that he was working on, and then drag the sticky paint with his brush to form edges...This is one of the features that was unique to his later painting technique, whereas other artistist of the time, would blend those same edges....Using Painter #9...Impasto brushes...I will be going over the entire smooth underpainting that I have so far with these impasto brushes...Won't be an exact copy, but I will try to keep the feeling and energy of the brushstrokes as close to Rembrandt's as I can...What I learn in this study will hopefully show in later works that are my own creations.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/REMBRANT_HAND_STUDY_18.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/REMBRANT_HAND_STUDY_19.jpg

Frejasphere
04-20-2008, 09:19 AM
Hey Glenn :)

Can't wait to see you add colour to these brushstrokes; I imagine it will
be quite luscious :) Exciting to see how you're really deep-diving into Rembrandt's
later-in-life painting style, both in experimentation and in reflection :)

cheers and keep enjoying!
a. :)

SpiritDreamer
04-20-2008, 02:14 PM
APR. 20, 2008

THANK YOU Annette...;) I am really likeing Rembrandt's later painting style and technique...allows for more freedom of expression with brushwork,to create emotion..which is what painting is all about,..to me anyway..;)
TAKE CARE
Glenn
Rembrandt...Portrait of an old man in red.
Painter #9
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/REMBRANT_HAND_STUDY_22.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-21-2008, 12:16 PM
APR. 21, 2008
A LITTLE MORE WORK DONE ON THIS ONE THIS MORNING.:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/REMBRANT_HAND_STUDY_27.jpg

Abyssis
04-21-2008, 07:03 PM
APR. 21, 2008
A LITTLE MORE WORK DONE ON THIS ONE THIS MORNING.:)
Glenn



wow, great hands :thumbsup:

-cheerZ- :wavey:

SpiritDreamer
04-21-2008, 08:42 PM
APR. 21, 2008

THANKS Abyssis...:) Still trying to master and get comfortable with those impasto brushes..will just take some time, and alot of practice,..but will be worth it in the end i think...:)
Appreceate the visit, encoragement, and kind words Abyssis..THANK YOU.
TAKE CARE
Glenn

MORE WORK DONE THIS AFTERNOON...BEARD AND FACE

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/REMBRANT_HAND_STUDY_29.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/REMBRANT_HAND_STUDY_30.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-22-2008, 12:01 PM
APR. 22, 2008
SOME MORE WORK DONE ON THIS ONE THIS MORNING..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/REMBRANT_HAND_STUDY_44.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/REMBRANT_HAND_STUDY_45.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-22-2008, 09:06 PM
APR. 22, 2008
MORE WORK DONE ON THIS ON THIS ONE THIS AFTERNOON.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/REMBRANT_HAND_STUDY_46.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/REMBRANT_HAND_STUDY_47.jpg

NR43
04-23-2008, 05:07 AM
Wow :eek:

Nice to see the close up on the face... it shows that edges shouldn't be painted too sharp.
Great colors again Glenn! This will set me up for a colorful day (at least I will start it with the right frame of mind :D )

Intervain
04-23-2008, 10:57 AM
well all I can say is what Johan has put so eloquently :eek: ;) Awesome painting Glenn!

SpiritDreamer
04-23-2008, 11:12 AM
APR. 23, 2008

THANK YOU ...Johan...I got the colors pretty close,..now i'm going for the brushwork..Rembrandt in his later years used to wait until his paint was almost dry/tacky/sticky,...then he would go into the lighted areas with a dry brush, and drag the paint in the highlights and other lighted areas, revealing some of the underlying color and paint. I tried this approach in this latest post, by going over the lighted areas and highlights with the thick clear varnish brush in the impasto brushes section Painter #9 program...looks great while in BMP, has that nice sparkle of light hitting on skin and hair, but looses it when i go to jpg while posting in here...but it is still closer to his brushwork than it was in the post that you enjoyed the colors on.

Magdalena....THANK YOU...Always trying to learn something new from the old.., and applying it anew to the new digital medium.:)

ANYWAY, STILL EXPLORING AND EXPERIMENTING WITH HIS PAINTING TECHNIQUE,...ONE STEP AT A TIME...WHILE TRYING TO REPLECATE IT IN DIGITAL :)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

MORE WORK DONE ON THIS ONE THIS MORNING.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/REMBRANT_HAND_STUDY_51.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/REMBRANT_HAND_STUDY_50.jpg

DivineRAiN
04-23-2008, 02:19 PM
Gotta agree about the colors, they're great. I like this version more than the previous ones, the lighting and painterly textures are lookin really good.

SpiritDreamer
04-24-2008, 01:07 PM
APR. 24, 2008

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_82.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_81.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_80.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_79.jpg

__________________
CRAZY HORSE, 1875:
ONE DOES NOT SELL THE EARTH UPON WHICH THE PEOPLE WALK
Glenn Gallegos
My Site (http://www.artbyglenngallegos.com/)

SpiritDreamer
04-24-2008, 01:11 PM
THANK YOU ..Devine Rain...:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

APR, 24, 2008

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_85.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_84.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_83.jpg
__________________
CRAZY HORSE, 1875:
ONE DOES NOT SELL THE EARTH UPON WHICH THE PEOPLE WALK
Glenn Gallegos
My Site (http://www.artbyglenngallegos.com/)
Master Servant Entry (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=228275)
My Anatomy Thread (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=301086&page=1&pp=15)

http://forums.cgsociety.org/images/statusicon/user_online.gif

Eiki
04-24-2008, 04:37 PM
AWSOME UPDATES IN YOUR THREAD GLENN! :drool:

You have an unique and great painting style! :cry: So cool! :)

And I always love, how you develop your paintings! It's just incredible! :) :thumbsup:

seb

ceruleanvii
04-24-2008, 05:43 PM
Love the way that last Rembrandt study came out, very nice. The other hands are looking good too - can't wait to see that painting finished! So have you settled on the gold/orange color scheme for it? I kind of liked the blue-greeny nightime feeling ones, but this works too.

batte812
04-24-2008, 07:33 PM
Hi Glenn, great paintings! It's very interesting to see how you work: the way you start out with the values. Keep going!

SpiritDreamer
04-25-2008, 02:08 PM
APR. 25, 2008

Sabastian...Del...Bart...THANK YOU...:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Trying out a couple of color schemes this morning..Trying to enhance and create mood/feeling/drama with color and light.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_95.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_98.jpg

Abyssis
04-25-2008, 08:05 PM
heya oldbrush, your last colour moods and brushlines there are simply hyperb :thumbsup:

I really love it...

-cheerZ- :wavey:

SpiritDreamer
04-26-2008, 01:22 PM
APR.26, 2008

THANK YOU ...Abyssis...:) Just having alot of fun studying Rembrandt.:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

A little doodle from imagination and memory this morning..looked at my own hands, and then remembered..:D

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDIES_1.jpg

Jho
04-26-2008, 10:47 PM
Not sure what I could say, that hasn't been said before...
The Rembrandt paintings are just Beautiful. We just had some talk about Rembrandt in art class. Nice to see you have been busy.
Anyways. Just wanted to pop in, say hello, and tell you that you rock!

SpiritDreamer
04-26-2008, 11:20 PM
APR. 26, 2008

HEY...Jho,..Great to have you pop in, and THANK YOU, for the kind words...:) :) ...Also GREAT to hear that your studying Rembrandt in your school..Hope that you get a chance to see some of his works in a museum. Russia has a ton of them, and is right next door to you. Nothing compares to seeing the real thing when it comes to his works...PURE MAGIC..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Played around with this doodle some more this afternoon..

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDIES_3.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-27-2008, 02:46 PM
APR. 27, 2008

MORE WORK DONE ON THIS ONE THIS MORNING.:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDIES_5.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-28-2008, 12:59 PM
APR.29, 2008
MORE WORK DONE ON THIS ONE THIS MORNING.
From imagination and memory,..Studied my own hands, and then remembered them while painting..:)
Painter #9..oil brushes
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDIES_8.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-29-2008, 02:33 AM
APR. 28, 2008
Having some fun with these hands, while experimenting with the impasto oil brushes in Painter #9
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDIES_13.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-29-2008, 12:15 PM
APR. 29, 2008

Study of my own hands, after studying the work of ..Matthias Grunewald.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDIES_17.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-30-2008, 10:48 AM
APR. 30, 2008

SOME MORE FUN WITH THESE HANDS..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDIES_22.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-30-2008, 08:50 PM
APR. 300, 2008
A little tweeking of these hands this afternoon, to get a more dynamic posturing, curve flow and tension established..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDIES_24.jpg

NR43
05-01-2008, 05:51 AM
Hi Glenn, nice to see you do some studies of your own hands as well.

I haven't seen your hands, but to me the pointing finger and middle finger on your right hand (to my left view) seem a bit thin compared to the ringfinger and pinkie.
Ofcourse it's just a WIP so you might have planned/forseen this in your process.

SpiritDreamer
05-01-2008, 12:21 PM
MAY. 01, 2008

THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK ..Johan...Good eye you have there..:thumbsup:
Just a case of when one area is tweeked, it causes a need for tweeking in other areas...:)
TAKE CARE Johan, and THANKS AGAIN FOR THE EXTRA EYES,..MUCH APPRECEATED, AND HELPFUL.:) :thumbsup:


MORE TWEEKING THIS MORNING

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDIES_31.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-01-2008, 07:56 PM
MAY. 01, 2008
A LITTLE FURTHER ALONG WITH THIS ONE THIS AFTERNOON.:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDIES_33.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-02-2008, 02:02 PM
CALLING THIS ONE FINISHED..:)
Study of my own hands.
Painter #9..oils
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDIES_39.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-02-2008, 10:43 PM
I haven't done any Z BRUSH lately, so I think I will do some quick 3D sketch type hand studies for the remainder of the OFDW..HANDS.
Glenn

RELIEF STUDY OF MY OWN HAND..Z BRUSH

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDY_RELIEF.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-03-2008, 06:06 PM
MAY. 03, 2008

OFDW 023 HANDS
Another quick freehand style relief hand study sketch using Z BRUSH,..This time, I used a painting called PORTRAIT OF AN OLD LADY by Rembrandt as my refference for the hands.
From a photo of the painting that's in a book that I got from the library. The original is in the Hermitage museum in Russia.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDY_RELIEF_1.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-04-2008, 04:11 PM
MAY.04, 2008

OFDW 023 ..HANDS
One more from me this morning...my own hand...quick Z BRUSH relief sketch, ...using the clay tube brush.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDY_RELIEF_2.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-05-2008, 11:43 AM
MAY. 05, 2008

OFDW 023 HANDS
Sitting around here this morning just tweddleing my thumbs, while trying to think of what kind of hand gesture to draw....:D..looked down, and the answer was right in front of me :scream:
QUICK Z BRUSH relief sketch..used the clay tube brush..refference..my own hands.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDY_RELIEF_3.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-06-2008, 01:18 PM
MAY. 06, 2008

OFDW 023.HANDS
Another quick Z BRUSH relief sketch study of my own hand this morning....used the clay tubes brush again.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDY_RELIEF_4.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-06-2008, 10:10 PM
MAY. 06, 2008
OFDW 023..HANDS
One more down...added it to the one that I posted this morning..:)
Also reworked the thumb on the out stretched one, and added some skin over the tendons and wrist.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDY_RELIEF_6.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-08-2008, 11:20 AM
MAY. 08, 2008
OFDW 023...HANDS
Took my latest Z BRUSH relief hand sketch into Painter #9, and tried out the impasto oil clear varish brushes on it,..they create nice brushstrokes, without destroying the underlying structure.
Refference,..my own hand.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDY_RELIEF_8.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-09-2008, 12:31 PM
MAY. 09, 2008

OFDW 023..HANDS
One more quick Z BRUSH sketch of my own hand this morning.
It got a little heavy holding it up like that while I sketched it..LOL
Time for a gravity break and a cup of coffee..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDY_RELIEF_10.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-10-2008, 03:41 PM
MAY. 10, 2008
OFDW 023..HANDS
Another one from me this morning...Held up my own hand and sketched it using the clay tubes brush in Z BRUSH
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDY_RELIEF_11.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-11-2008, 01:05 PM
MAY. 11, 2008
OFDW 023...HANDS
Worked on the thumb and tendon that goes to the knuckle, and gave the hand shadows, creating more depth.
Z BRUSH hand sketch,using the clay tubes brush..refference...my own hand...Calling this one finished..good enough for an anatomy sketch study..:)

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDY_RELIEF_12.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-12-2008, 02:01 PM
MAY. 12, 2008
Going back into some of the hands that I did in the OFDW 023 HANDS, and refining and experimenting with the other various brushes in Z BRUSH on and with them...good opportunity for me to explore Z BRUSH further with structures that I have already estabished...:)
Glenn

Refining this one more to start with.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDY_RELIEF_6B.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-12-2008, 07:20 PM
MAY. 12, 2008
A little further along with this Z BRUSH experiment.
Just getting used to some of the various brushes that the program offers....some really nice ones in there...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDY_RELIEF_6C.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-13-2008, 12:36 PM
MAY. 13, 2008
Couldn't resist going back into this one and correcting alot of errors that caught my eye as soon as I looked at it this morning with fresh eyes...On the top hand, the knuckles on the top of the wedge on the back of the hand push in and compress, rather than push out and buldge when the hand is pressing against a flat surface. The thumb knuckle and muscles were all wrong,..and the fingers were too small.
The skin folds on the wrist go all the way aross the wrist, and the forarm needed more bulk and tension from being squeesed by the bottom hand. Also worked on the bottom hand, first finger knuckle and thumb.
Probably still a lot of errors left to correct..the more I look, the more I see..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDY_RELIEF_6D.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-14-2008, 12:07 PM
MAY. 14, 2008
Refining another hand study that I did in the OFDW 023..HANDS
Refference used.. My own hands and a mirror...:)
Sculpting using the clay tubes brush in Z BRUSH
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDY_RELIEF_3B.jpg

DivineRAiN
05-14-2008, 03:38 PM
really interesting hand studies, you're making me want to try this in zbrush. I really like the hands posted yesterday, but I'm not sure about the placement of the thumb on the right hand. Looks like the thumb is being attached too high on the hand.. the fleshy part looks about leveled with the first knuckle of the index finger when it should be lower.

ceruleanvii
05-14-2008, 04:22 PM
Nice work with all the hands, Glenn - congratulations!

SpiritDreamer
05-15-2008, 04:15 AM
MAY. 14, 2008

Divine Rain..THANK YOU,:) and Thanks for the crit...That thumb has been a problem all along..thought I had it placed right, but like you said, it is a little high yet..worked on it tonight, it's a little better now I think...Still a lot of errors left all over the hand and a lot of learning left for me concerning the hand,.. but in a sense, that's what is great about studies from life instead of photo's....More is learned from real life..every time..:)

Del ..THANK YOU.:) ..I didn't do 25, but it WAS and IS a journy full of new discoveries for me, and that's what counts to me more than any numbers...:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Worked on and refined more this hand study that I did in the OFDW 023..HANDS
Refference...my own hand.
Z BRUSH relief sculpture

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDY_RELIEF_6E.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-15-2008, 11:01 AM
MAY. 15, 2008
A little more refinement done this morning on this hand study that I did in the OFDW 023.
Refference,..my own hands and a mirror
Using the clay tubes brush in Z BRUSH...
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDY_RELIEF_3D.jpg

DivineRAiN
05-15-2008, 11:45 AM
looking better. But if the thumb wasn't bent, it looks like the length of the thumb would be too much for that hand.. but I'm definitely no expert. I just check my own hand, the tip of my thumb is almost level with the 3rd knuckle of the index finger.. it doesn't get that close to the 2nd knuckle at all. Nice work on the other hand, I like that shader

SpiritDreamer
05-15-2008, 12:47 PM
MAY. 15, 2008

Thanks ..Divine Rain ..:) About that thumb...if you press your hand hard againt a wall and bend your first finger while pressing into the wall,..the thumb lines up higher than it normally would in a non stressed position..at least mine does..checked and double checked :scream: :D
TAKE CARE
Glenn

This morning, I refined this hand study that I posted earlier on in the workshop.OFDW 023..HANDS
Calling it done.
Refference,..my own hand.
Z BRUSH
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDY_RELIEF_12_B.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-16-2008, 12:50 PM
MAY. 16, 2008
Started refining another hand study that I did in the OFDW 023 HANDS.
Reference my own hand.
Using the clay tubes brush in the Z BRUSH program.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDY_RELIEF_2B.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-17-2008, 03:03 AM
MAY. 16, 2008
Refined the structure of this one more, so that it resembles my own hand more.
OFDW 023..HANDS...A hand study done in that workshop taken further.
Reference..my own hand.
Using the clay tubes brush in the Z BRUSH program.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDY_RELIEF_2E.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-17-2008, 01:37 PM
MAY. 17, 2008
Worked on and refined this hand more this morning..:)
Reference,..my own hand.
Z BRUSH.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDY_RELIEF_2H2.jpg

Intervain
05-17-2008, 04:44 PM
great studies Glenn! I really like the delicacy of the gesture in the last one, and hehe go clay tubes, I got quite addicted to them lately too ;)

SpiritDreamer
05-18-2008, 04:06 PM
MAY. 18, 2008

HEY.:wavey: .GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU..:) THANK YOU ..Magdalena...:)
I'm still stumbling around while playing with this Z BRUSH program..GREAT ADVENTURE for me..:scream:
Those clay tubes strokes are very addictive for sure..feels like laying down muscle and tendon in one stroke...NICCCCEEEE...:)
I guess i'm going to have to visit your blog now to see what you've been up to...I miss the updates in your sketchbook thread...ALWAYS AN INSPIRATION FOR ME..:)
TAKE CARE MAGDALENA, and HAVE A GREAT ONE..:thumbsup:
Glenn

More refinement and work done on this one this morning.
Reference..my own hand
Z BRUSH

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDY_RELIEF_2J.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-19-2008, 12:17 PM
MAY. 19, 2008

Finished another hand study that I posted earlier in OWDW 023 HANDS..:)
Reference...my own hand...from real life,..no photo..:)
Z BRUSH.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDY_RELIEF_2K.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-19-2008, 08:43 PM
MAY. 19, 2008

Called it finished to soon...missed the angle of the thumb and the pressure point between the thumb and first finger tip..better late than never...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HAND_STUDY_RELIEF_2L.jpg

killermachine
05-20-2008, 05:24 AM
hey how are you.i'v been off this site for long time and i see you hav created some nifty stuff in that time :P i really like the hand you sculpted.i hope to post more too now :D

:thumbsup:
KM

anandpg
05-20-2008, 07:10 AM
Hey Glenn!! great work on that last hand!!:thumbsup: ...like to see more of this kind!!:bounce:

SpiritDreamer
05-20-2008, 12:25 PM
MAY. 20, 2008

Amrinder...Anand ...THANKS..:) Looking forward to seeing more from you two also...:thumbsup:
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Taking time out this morning to PLAY...EXPERIMENT and to EXPLORE the Z BRUSH program further...:eek: :scream: :)


http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/RELIEF_HAND_STUDY_ABSTRACT.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-20-2008, 11:29 PM
MAY. 20, 2008
HAVING SOME FUN..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/RELIEF_HAND_STUDY_ABSTRACT_2.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-21-2008, 01:44 PM
MAY. 21, 2008
MORE FUN WITH Z BRUSH THIS MORNING..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/RELIEF_HAND_STUDY_ABSTRACT_6.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-21-2008, 09:33 PM
MAY. 21, 2008
Just having fun creating and deviding SPACE, to form COMPOSITION.:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/RELIEF_HAND_STUDY_ABSTRACT_10.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-22-2008, 11:25 AM
MAY. 22, 2008
This morning...COMPOSING with LIGHT and SHADE...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/RELIEF_HAND_STUDY_ABSTRACT_11.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-23-2008, 12:35 PM
MAY. 23, 2008
Worked on the dragons only treasure...THE PEARL OF WISDOM..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/RELIEF_HAND_STUDY_ABSTRACT_14.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-23-2008, 01:10 PM
MAY. 23, 2008
THE PEARL OF WISDOM
Something about the silver color of the pearl in this version that is better than the blue version posted above...more harmony with the rest of the image I think...undecided at the moment :)
Not sure where this image is going or leading to...i'm just following along.
Basically just a chance for me to play with and explore Z BRUSH further....Learning new things about the program along the way, which is what it's all about..for me anyway..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/RELIEF_HAND_STUDY_ABSTRACT_12.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-23-2008, 04:00 PM
MAY. 23, 2008
Exploring a different placement of the pearl in the composition..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/RELIEF_HAND_STUDY_ABSTRACT_18.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-24-2008, 04:13 AM
MAY. 24, 2008
Trying my hand at painting with Z BRUSH.
A whole new, but very exciting ball game for me..lot's to learn yet..but having a lot of fun with it..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/RELIEF_HAND_STUDY_ABSTRACT_20.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-24-2008, 02:26 PM
MAY 24, 2008
A little further along with this experiment in Z BRUSH...Trying out a lot of new things..for me, and also learning a lot of new things... for me..about the Z BRUSH program along the way...An AMAZING program..MAGIC ..to me anyway..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/RELIEF_HAND_STUDY_ABSTRACT_24.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-25-2008, 12:40 AM
MAY 24, 2008
Started refining the female figure...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/RELIEF_HAND_STUDY_ABSTRACT_25.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-25-2008, 01:57 PM
MAY 25, 2008
Worked more on painting the female and rocks this morning...All done in Z BRUSH so far...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/RELIEF_HAND_STUDY_ABSTRACT_28.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-25-2008, 05:51 PM
MAY 25, 2008
I decided to put this painting that I started awhile ago into the Z BRUSH program, and to apply what I have learned since I was working on it the last time...Today while in the Z BRUSH program I changed the whole composition..the table top...the colors throughout the painting, worked on the glass in the forground and added a new base to the statue.
I find that refining is sometimes a better way to learn than starting anew everytime...It's a process that works well for me anyway...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/WOMAN_AT_TABLE_1.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-26-2008, 02:35 PM
MAY 26, 2008
A little more exploring with Z BRUSH this morning.
Redid the hand that is holding the book,viewers right, and extended the sleeve of her coat, creating diagonals that form a Vshape, which is echoed in her hand, the book, and elswhere throughout the compostion..leading up to, and into the woman..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/WOMAN_AT_TABLE_7.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-27-2008, 04:01 AM
MAY 26, 2008
A little more work done on this one tonight...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/WOMAN_AT_TABLE_10.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-27-2008, 01:30 PM
MAY 27, 2008
Just capturing a passing thought, playing with design, and having a little fun this morning in PAINTER #9 with this Z BRUSH sculpture that I made awhile back....:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/DANCERS_IN_A_BUBBLE.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-28-2008, 11:36 AM
MAY 28, 2008
This morning, I worked more on the shadows in the rocks...purple around the dragons cave, greens and golds in the lower right corner rocks, giving that area more depth. Also reds and purple in the rocks behind the red sphere, creating more depth and color harmony in that area.
Entire piece done in Z BRUSH so far...I usually end up using Painter #9 for the painting part of the pieces that I have done, so this is a first for me as far as doing the entire sculpture and painting all in Z BRUSH..:p
I'm thinking of next putting some flowering plants somewhere in the shadows of the rocks...like in DaVinci's Madona of the Rocks painting..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/RELIEF_HAND_STUDY_ABSTRACT_29.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-29-2008, 12:22 PM
MAY 29, 2008

MORNING DOODLE..:)
Z BRUSH..Relief sculpture sketch...using the clay tubes brush on the flat plane 3d tool.
From imagination,...no reference used..time taken10 min.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/RELIEF_SCULPTURE_30.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-30-2008, 04:02 AM
MAY 29, 2008

This my first real atempt at painting using a skin shader, in the Z BRUSH program.
Skin shader created by..Sebastien Legrain...and provided to me by ..Collings
Used a bust to practice on...one that I started awhile back.
A long long ways to go yet, but it's a big step forward for me in my Z BRUSH LEARNING ADVENTURE...:bounce: :)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/FIRST_PAINTED_BUST.jpg

namnocilis
05-30-2008, 05:15 AM
Wow! nice work on the bust.. didn't know that there was skin shader in Zbrush too..
Nice sculpt on the bust.. love the character :) Nice work on the relief sculptures too..especially the hand relief sculpture and the latest one of a guy sitting on the rock.. getting some idea on what i should be doing..

This is such a big SketchThread.. :drool: 160+ pages, i actually had to read in the reverse order
i will be going through the entire thread this weekend.. love the fact that you are updating the works regularly, something that i must do too..

collings
05-30-2008, 08:02 AM
Hi Glen, it's looking nice so far :) .
You know that skinshader works especially good on a model with realistic skin color apply to it. So my comment on that last update would be to push the texture work a bit futher. The final look of the shader will be even better ;) Keep it up man !

SpiritDreamer
05-30-2008, 06:36 PM
MAY 30, 2008

THANKS Nitin..:) Good luck on making it through this thread.:scream: .I haven't even done that since I started it...I just keep looking forward, and posting what I have learned each new day.
I hope that there is something in here that makes the journy through it worth your while...All I know is that it's been a fun one for me, and a great learning experience along the way..and hopefully still a long road ahead.

Nicolas...THANKS...:) I will for sure take that advice to heart, and will add more details and refinements as I move along..A strong foundation to stand on and progress from, is the key...:)

THANKS GUYS FOR THE VISIT, ADVICE, AND INSPIRATION..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

This morning, i'm still trying to get used to painting in Z BRUSH...Learned a little bit more than I knew yesterday..still a long long ways to go and to learn...luckily..:)

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/FIRST_PAINTED_BUST_1.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-31-2008, 03:58 AM
MAY 30, 2008
Worked more on this character this evening...Trying to get a look that I like, before I start refining things.
This character is created from imagination, no reference used..yet..
This character is being used by me basically just as a tool for learning the Z BRUSH program, which I feel at the moment, I have barely scarched the surface of..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/FIRST_PAINTED_BUST_2.jpg

SpiritDreamer
05-31-2008, 03:44 PM
MAY 31, 2008
This mornings work...put 3d eyes into his sockets, as sub tools, so I can change and modify them at will...horns and breast plate armor are also subtools and can be changed and modified at will...just playing with the lighting in Z BRUSH to see how it affects mood and projects feeling.
All work done on this character, done in Z BRUSH
Next up...detailing...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/FIRST_PAINTED_BUST_3.jpg

razz
05-31-2008, 07:56 PM
Hi Glenn!

Thought it's enough of just following your updates and it's time to say a few words.
First of all, great to see you trying out new stuff and exploring ZBrush further. Exciting to see all those experiments page after page. Everytime time I come to your thread, I never know what new crazy stuff I'll find here!
I like the relief sculpt. A 3d painting, really. It's also interesting what you did with the 2d painting by putting 3d elements in there like those reliefs on the walls, blended in real nicely. They do look that they belong there. It's good to have a library of your own stuff and use it when needed in any piece you're doing.

Thank you for all the help with my stuff.

Cheers

SpiritDreamer
06-01-2008, 02:52 PM
JUNE 01, 2008

HEY...RAZZZZ....THANK YOU.:)
It's been a real pleasure watching your progress in this forum for me, and I am just glad that I have been able to have had a small part in it.
I'm really looking forward to seeing what you create in the time of your vacation that is coming up shortly..:)
Always a pleasure to have you stop by here..
TAKE CARE, and HAVE A GREAT ONE....RAZZZZZ :thumbsup:
Glenn

Just having some fun with this character this morning, before I start refining and detailing

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/FIRST_PAINTED_BUST_4.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/FIRST_PAINTED_BUST_5.jpg

NR43
06-01-2008, 06:51 PM
Hi Glenn

Hope all is well in far far America :)

Not posting messages and comments as much as I'd like to lately but I keep an eye what's happening around here :)

Seems you are having fun with Zbrush again after the hands workshop.
Lots of emotion coming from that male head in your latest posts... reminds me I should not forget about expressions

Anyway...
Have a nice day
:wavey:

SpiritDreamer
06-02-2008, 02:11 PM
JUNE 02, 2008

HEY...Johan....THANKS :) ....All is well with me,...I can't speak for the rest of America though..To me,it seems like at times, mostly all the time, that the whole world, America included is being overrun by IDIOTS and IDIOCY...Reminds me of a painting by Hieronymus Bosh titled...SHIP OF FOOLS.. LOL..:scream: ..I guess that some images are timeless, and some things never change...:sad:
Yes, i'm still having fun trying to learn Z BRUSH..I'm a late starter, but i'm getting there, slowly but surely..It's harder to learn new things, the older a person becomes,..like FOREIGN LANGUAGES and Z BRUSH..:)
THANKS FOR THE VISIT JOHAN...HOPE ALL IS WELL OVER IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS, AND WITH YOU..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Started refining and details on this character this morning.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/FIRST_PAINTED_BUST_8.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/FIRST_PAINTED_BUST_7.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/FIRST_PAINTED_BUST_6.jpg

selphoo
06-02-2008, 04:34 PM
hey spirit dreamer!

thanx for posting my thread

i just lookin' in your now and i just wondering- how much time it takes to make something in z-brush..i have'nt thought it could be coloured in same software to..

nice figure concept on the few last piece's - looking forward for more of your's!

cheers!

SpiritDreamer
06-03-2008, 12:42 PM
JUNE 03, 2008

THANKS ..Daniel ..:)
About your question on the time it takes to sculpt and or paint something in Z BRUSH..Depends on what you are sculpting/painting, and how much detail you want ect.,...but all in all, it's about the same amount of time as if you were doing a drawing, painting, or sculpture using a traditional method with traditional materials or any other digital method and materials.
You can download a 30 day trial version for free, and when the time runs out, just ask for a different password and you get another free 30 days..I did it 3 or four times before I decided that I really enjoyed working with the program enough to buy the program.
I am still really learning the program..There is alot to it, and a whole lot that can be done with it...and that includes painting, which I am just starting to enjoy, explore,and experiment with.
Check out the artist and works being done by Z BRUSH CENTRAL...I don't have the link at the moment, but you shouldn't have much trouble finding it..If you do have troble finding it, just ask Anand, Collings, or any of the 3D artist in this forum..they will help you out and point you in the right direction for sure..:)
Anyway,..THANKS for the visit and kind words,...I am also really enjoying the work that I see you posting in your thread, and am looking forward to seeing lots more..GREAT STUFF..:)
TAKE CARE and HAVE A GREAT ONE:thumbsup:
Glenn

MORNING DOODLE..ING
Just a little refining of the figure that I started the other day,..posted at the top of this page.
Z BRUSH relief sketch done on the 3D flat plane tool, ..using the clay tubes brush.
From imagination, no references being used.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/MAN_TOUCHING_TOES_RELIEF.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-03-2008, 07:48 PM
JUNE 03, 2008
A little further along with this Z BRUSH relief study...using a mirror and myself as a reference at this point in the study.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/MAN_TOUCHING_TOES_2.jpg

selphoo
06-03-2008, 09:24 PM
Hey Glenn!

I've already downloaded trial version but i didn't know that i can get a new serial for another 30 days trial :D that's really good- i'll practice z-brush, couse any other software for 3d it's a little bit too hard for me..

Anyway about your recent work- i think u should make thinner legs, they look too fat for me. Also check the proportions of the body. That's my word for now ;)

Keep it working and thanks for visiting my thread and also kind words :)

Cheers!

NR43
06-04-2008, 07:49 AM
HOPE ALL IS WELL OVER IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS, AND WITH YOU..:)

LOL... couldn't be much better really... just found out last night that my drawing course at the academy has changed from 4 into 5 years, so this means I get an extra year to draw from life... WOOHOO... will surely try to make the most benefit from the next 3 years that are coming towards me!


that the whole world, America included is being overrun by IDIOTS and IDIOCY


Oh man it's just the same over here :(
The future of the world doesn't look too good, does it?
In the mean time... all we can do is try not to join the overconsuming and megapolluting mass... and enjoy all the time we have left without disrespecting anything or anyone else...

Anyway, I wish I could help you out with Zbrush but I haven't got a clue how this program works... seems you're doing allright to me anyhow :)

take care!

Frejasphere
06-04-2008, 11:13 AM
Hi there Glenn :)

Popping by to enjoy another burst of updates in true Spiritdreamer fashion :)
I like the relief sculpture you're working on, the textured version has some
lovely tactile qualities about it :)

Hoping all is well and good

cheers :wavey:
a.

SpiritDreamer
06-04-2008, 12:40 PM
JUNE 04, 2008

Thanks ..Daniel..:) Good call on those legs being too fat/wide, and the proportions being off here and there...:thumbsup: I will see if I can widdle them down some, and ajust the proportions...I started seeing all kinds of errors with the first versions done from imagination as soon I looked in the mirror and stated using myself as a reference, and am trying to correct those errors now, without losing the original dymamic of the figure and pose, ..we will see..:)
Glad to hear that you will not be giving up on Z BRUSH..If you can, buy a DVD called ..INTRODUCTION TO Z BRUSH 3 by MEATS MEIER.
I would be totally lost in Z BRUSH without that DVD...It has a great section on painting with the program and everything else that you will need to know from a beginners standpoint, and he is easy to understand...I think it cost around 30 dollars if I remember correctly, but it's for sure worth it..

THANKS ..Johan...:) ..USE IT, DON'T ABUSE AND LOSE IT, AND LEAVE IT BETTER THAN YOU FOUND IT
Glad to hear about all the drawing that you are looking forward to..With that much time in,you should be able to walk away from that school with a really solid foundation to build upon..:thumbsup:

THANKS Annette..:) I'm doing OK, just taking it a day at a time, and trying to enjoy the journy as it passes along...Hope that you and yours are doing OK also...:)
I will be stopping by your threads shortly...I have a few erands to run first...parrot food, dog food, snake food, library ect...Talk to you later...HAVE A GREAT ONE.
TAKE CARE
Glenn

More work done on this Z BRUSH relief study this morning.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/MAN_TOUCHING_TOES_5.jpg

ceruleanvii
06-04-2008, 11:19 PM
Hey Glenn, been awhile since I've checked in - but you have been busy! Some great stuff going on here, you're really getting the hang of Z-brush. I should check out that DVD, I've played around with Z-brush some but found it to be most unforgiving to newbies.

I like the two figures your have in the glass snowglobe-type sphere - would love to see something more with that one, there's a story waiting to be told...

Keep up the great work!

SpiritDreamer
06-05-2008, 01:13 PM
June 5, 2008

THANKS ..Del..:) I'm still trying to find my way when it comes to Z BRUSH, and that MEATS MEIER DVD sure does make it ALOT easier for me, that much I know for sure, and that's about the only thing at the moment that I know for sure, when it comes to Z BRUSH..:)
I'm glad that you like that couple in the sphere one..it's been evolving over time,..not sure where or what it will evolve into, or end up as, ..but I learned alot from it, and still am learning from it, so I guess that's what really matters the most in this Z BRUSH journy and adventure that i'm on, and have gotten myself into..:)
Thanks for the visit, always a pleasure to hear from you..and i'm really looking forward to seeing that latest painting of yours come to fruitation..:)
TAKE CARE AND HAVE A GREAT ONE..Del :thumbsup:
Glenn

Playing around with this one some more this morning...Turning it into a painting,experimenting and exploring how to make rocks, using Z BRUSH.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/MAN_TOUCHING_TOES_6.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/MAN_TOUCHING_TOES_7.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/MAN_TOUCHING_TOES_8.jpg

muttonman222
06-05-2008, 04:43 PM
Dig the relief work. I think the forms are looking round and dynamic but maybe the relief could be even more dramatic if you tweak the lighting angle. I haven't created any relief work in zbrush but I assume its similar to lighting a regular model. Might be cool to render this image out and put on top of it more in PS. Anyway always good to see how much work you crank out and how you continue to experiment. Inspiring.

namnocilis
06-06-2008, 07:12 AM
wow! Glenn, love the latest relief sculpture update.. just couldn't resist telling it:scream:

i am half way through your thread.. it took me more time that expected going through this thread but must say that i am enjoying all your works and also the nice stories and words of wisdom.. i had actually thought of posting the comment after i finish reading the entire thread but i love the latest relief update so much that i couldn't wait.. will tell more about my journey through this thread when i complete it, Thanks a lot for sharing your works Glenn
:love::love::bowdown::bowdown:

SpiritDreamer
06-06-2008, 03:02 PM
JUNE 06, 2008

THANKS Ron...:) I still need to learn a lot more about the lighting in Z BRUSH ..I was looking into that subject on the Meats Meier DVD that I have, this morning,..but got caught up in the texturing section along the way..LOL...So much to learn in this program...I will make to the lighting section this afternoon, hopefully...I agree with you that a more dynamic lighting arrangement would really add to this piece.Hopefully I will be able to figure out how to do it ..soon..:)
I am trying to get as much done on this piece while in the Z BRUSH program as possible,.. for me.. and have it look good, ..without relying on any other program for touch ups and enhancments..Just a goal that I have set for myself, one that will force me to explore and experiment in Z BRUSH further to get the results that I want from the program:)

THANK YOU ...Nitin...:) About this thread,..It's been a great journy, learning experience and adventure for me, all the way...and like I told Rebecca when I met her here in Boston awhile back,..It will allow me to do my own thing,..and if it helps someone else along the way, so much the better..:)
Really glad that you have enjoyed the first half, and hope that the second half is also enjoyable to you..I know it was or should say is for me.....ANYWAY..Nitin...THANK YOU for the kind words and thoughts..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Learning how to use Z BRUSH textures this morning,..practicing on the rocks in this piece.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/MAN_TOUCHING_TOES_9.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-06-2008, 11:08 PM
JUNE 05, 2008
Worked more on the rocks and their shadows, and the shadows on and cast by the figure,..around face, armpit, rock he is sitting on ect.
I'm still trying to figure out the LIGHTING and RENDER SETTINGS in Z BRUSH..so when I get something that looks halfway decent, it's mostly just luck and a lot of trying at this point in the game...but I know more about how they work than I did yesterday, so I must be heading in the right direction..MAYBE..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/MAN_TOUCHING_TOES_10.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-07-2008, 02:10 PM
JUNE 07, 2008
There is a very small island that I vacation on once in awhile off the coast of New Hamshire called..Star Island.
My favorite spot to sit, meditate, and just relax and enjoy the view on the island is at the highest point of a long running 100 foot tall granite cliff that over looks the ocean, with the surf pounding waves against the rocks down below at the base of the cliff.
Glenn

EXPANDING THE COMPOSITION

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/MAN_TOUCHING_TOES_11.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-08-2008, 12:37 AM
JUNE 07, 2008
CREATING THE COMPOSITION..From memory.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/MAN_TOUCHING_TOES_12.jpg

anandpg
06-08-2008, 05:02 AM
Hey Glenn! I am a totally digging this last one!! :bounce:

Reminded me of something I came across at the zbrushcentral website:

http://www.zbrushcentral.com/zbc/showthread.php?t=059678

thought it might be useful to you... shows the use of custom alphas for rock texture.

SpiritDreamer
06-08-2008, 01:34 PM
JUNE 08, 2008

HEY ..Anand...THANK YOU FOR THAT LINK..:bounce: :) I just glanced at it, and am going back to it as soon as I post this latest update of the piece i'm working on this morning.
I am looking forward to seeing that demo reel of yours..couldn't do it yesterday, will try today..just too hot here..90+ degrees in front of my computer..:eek: The fan on my computer is running continuously, and just sucking in hot air, so I can't run it for too long for fear of burning it up inside....but I will check out that reel of yours for sure, as soon as it cooles down a little here.
Anyway, thanks again for that link, i'm sure it will be a great help to me in this experiment that i'm trying out now. I'm really glad that you like this one so far...Im doing things with it that are totally new to me in Z BRUSH, so any , advice, help, coming from someone with your skill in Z BRUSH are very encouraging..THANKS AGAIN..Anand..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Some more work done on this one, early this morning..Having a race with the morning sun,..trying to beat the heat..:)

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/MAN_TOUCHING_TOES_14.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-08-2008, 02:13 PM
JUNE 08, 2008
Noticed his head was too small, and he was missing his forhead, so I fixed that, and also gave him longer hair like my own, seeing how I am using myself as the reference ..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/MAN_TOUCHING_TOES_15.jpg

selphoo
06-08-2008, 09:32 PM
Hey Glenn!

I see that you're working hard :)

I'm looking thru the progress of that piece and i just wanna say that his right hand is too fat.
My little advice 2 you- take that screen to photoshop and using tablet, adjust the proportions first - with some reference photo's or something, that is not a 3d model.. I can't modelling myself but i can give u my idea :) Hope that you won't mind.

Waiting for more- Cheers!

SpiritDreamer
06-09-2008, 03:55 AM
JUNE 08, 2008

THANKS ..Daniel...:) Any constructive crit is a good crit the way I see it...so crit away...You are right about that hand..:thumbsup:
I find that when I blockin, in a traditional sculpted figure, that it is easier to blockin oversized, and then widdle/carve down to proper size..It feels comfortable and more natural doing it that way in Z BRUSH for me also...Still a lot of refining to do on this figure yet.
I am using a mirror and myself as the reference for this..I'm not going for a photo realism look with this..it's a painting, not a photo..:)
I have big hands..bear paws...comes from working hard labor jobs all my life and lifting millions of pounds in my life...That's one of the features of myself that I am portraing in this self portrait painting/sculpture...There are a lot of things and painters that seperate paintings from photo's...The paintings and sculptures of Michelanglo, DaVinci, Rubens, just to mention a few.
Feeling is what it is all about for me.
Photo realism.. is what camera's and photo's are about....and that is not my goal when it comes to painting or sculpture...:)
Anyway, thanks for the crit, and the visit..both are always welcomed and appreceated...:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Worked on the hands, and face.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/MAN_TOUCHING_TOES_16.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-09-2008, 12:29 PM
JUNE 09, 2008
Blocking in some color this morning..still a lot of refinements left to do..:)
Z BRUSH RELIEF SCULPTURE / PAINTING
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/MAN_TOUCHING_TOES_17.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-10-2008, 01:47 AM
JUNE 09, 2006
AJUSTING THE COMPOSITION..A reverse L shape
I want to show a rougher surf down below.
I might just leave the proportions of the figure as is..reminds me of Thomas Benton I think his name is... He had a very unique kind of style when it came to painting the human figure,...He made his figures to go with the rythum and flow that he created in his landscapes. :)
Z BRUSH
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/MAN_TOUCHING_TOES_18.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-10-2008, 03:47 AM
JUNE 09, 2008
CREATING THE COUNTER BALLANCE IN THIS REVERSE L SHAPE COMPOSITION..Like ballancing the weights on a weight scale in a doctors office..:)
Just slide the smaller counter weight over one way or the other, until it counter ballances the bigger weight on the right side of the composition in this case.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/MAN_TOUCHING_TOES_19.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-10-2008, 12:29 PM
JUNE 10, 2008

Getting closer to the feeling that I was originally after with this one.:)
All work on this one was done with Z BRUSH.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/MAN_TOUCHING_TOES_20.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-10-2008, 06:02 PM
JUNE 10, 2008
Doing a color test, and some refinments on the figure and sky this afternoon.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/MAN_TOUCHING_TOES_24.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-11-2008, 06:37 AM
JUNE 11, 2008
More work done on this one..the water, and toned down the figures skin a little.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/MAN_TOUCHING_TOES_26.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-11-2008, 11:47 AM
JUNE 11, 2008
TRYING OUT SOME POLY PAINTING IN Z BRUSH THIS MORNING.

MORNING FOG
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/MAN_TOUCHING_TOES_28.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-11-2008, 06:02 PM
JUNE 11, 2008
Having some more fun while experimenting with Z BRUSH this afternoon.
From imagination, no references used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SAYTRE_AND_DRAGONS.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-12-2008, 03:06 AM
JUNE 11, 2008
Having some fun this evening, while learning how to paint with Z BRUSH.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SAYTRE_AND_DRAGONS_1.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-12-2008, 11:35 AM
JUNE 12, 2008
HAVING SOME MORE FUN WITH THIS ONE THIS MORNING, while learning how to paint with Z BRUSH
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/MAN_TOUCHING_TOES_92.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-12-2008, 10:00 PM
JUNE 12, 2008
A little further along with this one this afternoon.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/MAN_TOUCHING_TOES_OVERLAY_2.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-13-2008, 05:12 PM
JUNE 13, 2008
EXPLORING A DREAM..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEASCAPE_DREAM_9.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEASCAPE_DREAM_8.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-14-2008, 03:28 AM
JUNE 13, 2008
This evening
Pacticing painting with Z BRUSH,using a 3d sculpture that I put together awhile back and saved as a document.
The wolves and men are also saved seperatly as 3d tools, so I can refine them further as I learn more about Z BRUSH, and use them again in other pieces that I create,..if they fit the piece...The more 3d tools/characters created, the more characters/tools to play with further down the road..:)
At the moment, I am just trying to get used to painting with materials and textures in the Z BRUSH program...There is alot to it, but so far it's turning out to be alot of fun..and i'm learning a little something new with each piece that I play around with, which is what it's all about.to me anyway..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/WOLVES_MEN_BATTLE_2.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-14-2008, 01:07 PM
JUNE 14, 2008
Did some painting on the wolf in the center of the composition this morning,.. using Z BRUSH.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/WOLVES_MEN_BATTLE_3.jpg

anandpg
06-14-2008, 03:51 PM
Hey Glenn!! That last painting turned out quite beautifully!:cool: (post #2443) What are you calling it?

SpiritDreamer
06-14-2008, 03:55 PM
JUNE 14, 2008

THANKS ..Anand..:) ...I hadn't really thought about it...It's just an excuse to practice painting and some sculpting in Z BRUSH.
Just trying to stay busy in my retirement and learn this program..:)
HEY...by the way...CONGRATS on that demo reel...I really enjoyed it...:thumbsup: ...and thanks for the visit also..always great to hear from you..Anand..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

This morning,..started painting and refining the men, and colors of the wolves.
Z BRUSH

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/WOLVES_MEN_BATTLE_5.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-15-2008, 02:34 AM
JUNE 14, 2008
A little further along this evening with the refinements on this one.
Starting to feel a little more comfortable painting with Z BRUSH..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/WOLVES_MEN_BATTLE_12.jpg

Frejasphere
06-15-2008, 05:50 AM
Hi there Glenn :)

You've been busy since I last visited :) great to see!
I really like the painting with the man and the flying dragons - it has a lovely
happy feeling about it, love the colours! curious to see if you take this one further...

In the meantime things are turning a bit scary with the wolves! Great dynamics!
My only comment would be to elongate the snout on the right hand wolf - he's looking
a little chubby-faced... (then again, he may be munching on something already...;) )
Your skills in Z-brush have definitely come a long way :applause:

cheers
a. :)

SpiritDreamer
06-15-2008, 05:54 AM
JUNE 15, 2008

HEY ..Annette.:wavey: ...THANKS..:) I will see what I can do with that snout, his teeth are all wrong too..was saving them for last..mainly just trying to get used to painting with Z BRUSH with these last few..just randomly grabbed a few older images that I did to practice on..It's easier for me to learn this way, rather than starting with something new every time, which has a way of creating it's own problems that distract me from what i'm trying to learn at the moment..Hope that makes sense the way I wrote it..Been a long day.
Anyway, thanks for the visit, ALWAYS WELOMED AND APPRECEATED :)

A little more done on this one this morning...Took a previous version, and the last version posted, both painted in Z BRUSH, and overlapped them in the layers section in Painter #9, and then selected LUMINOUSITY in that section..then ajusted brightness and contrast...brought back the luster that was fading away in the last one posted....:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/WOLVES_MEN_BATTLE_14.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-15-2008, 04:17 PM
JUNE 15, 2008
Another Z BRUSH relief doodle that I am starting to refine, experiment and practice with.
From imagination, no reference used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/RELIEF_PAINTING_COUPLE_1.jpg

Eiki
06-15-2008, 04:34 PM
hey glenn!
you are hard working as always, that's so amazing

unfortunately i still do not understand these zbrush things (i never tried it out or checked out how it works ...) so i often do not know how to judge your work ^^ argh
but how you work on your pieces and steadily refine them is so great to see :)

and that last piece is impressive! :bounce:

it's always a pleasure to walk through your new work but hard for me to say something ^^

inwardly enjoying your work :)

seb

SpiritDreamer
06-15-2008, 07:46 PM
JUNE 15, 2008

THANKS ..Sebastion..:) A lot of people are hung up on the final destination of there journy...but to me, the final destination of the journy, IS THE JOURNY ITSELF..:)
It doesn't matter to me what the end result is. It's the pleasure of the journy itself that keeps me going..:)
Thanks for the visit Sabastian..ALWAYS WELCOMED AND APPRECEATED..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

A little further along with this Z BRUSH relief doodle..I want to see if I can create a little piece of the ocean surf in the forground, with Z BRUSH..Never tried it before.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/RELIEF_PAINTING_COUPLE_6.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-16-2008, 09:06 PM
JUNE 16, 2008
Z BRUSH RELIEF SCULPTURE/PAINTING
Expanded the canvas, and the composition..will give me a little more room to explore wave action against rock...The way it pours over and cascades down some of the rock, and splashes up against other parts of the rock, and at the same time pools up and runs between the cracks in the rock like a river...A whole lot going on when you stop and take the time to really see a wave pounding against a rock..:)
Worked on putting a lot of diaginals in place for action, and also as leadin elements of composition, which lead in to the figures.
Having the horizon line on the left as the only horizontal edge in the composition, and also leading into the area of action in the composition..along with the diagonal bottom edge of the clouds which converge with the horizon,...leading into the wave action in the forground, which in turn will lead into the figures..HOPEFULLY...,Maybe a subtle exit strategy in the upper right corner of the composition.
Anyway, it will be a fun one to refine and experiment and explore further than I have so far with the textures in Z BRUSH .:)
From imagination, no reference used.
Glenn


http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SURF_COUPLE_1.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-17-2008, 05:00 AM
JUNE 17, 2008
A little further along with this 3d surf study ..relief sculpture/painting doodle..:eek: :)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SURF_COUPLE_7.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-17-2008, 03:28 PM
JUNE 17, 2008
HAVING SOME MORE FUN WITH THIS ONE THIS MORNING..:)
Z BRUSH
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SURF_COUPLE_10.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-18-2008, 10:42 AM
JUNE 18, 2008

My start for the new 3d workshop being run by Anand...ANIMALS IN REPOSE.

I decided on SEA LIONS.:)
Thumbnail sketch #1
Using the flat plane tool in Z BRUSH, and the clay tubes brush in that program to do the sketching.
From imagination, no reference used..YET.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_ON_ROCK_STUDY.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-19-2008, 04:38 AM
JUNE 19, 2008

3D WORKSHOP..ANIMALS IN REPOSE

Thumbnail sketch #2
I worked some more on this Z BRUSH relief sculpture..mostly tried to get the composition more dynamic. Still working from imagination,..i'll have to get to the library and get some good refference for the sea lions, to get more accuracy on the faces ect.,..but I have the basic composition in place, which is the most important element in any image...and is a good place to start :)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_ROCK_STUDY_12.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-20-2008, 03:20 AM
JUNE 19, 2008

I worked on this a little more this evening..still working from memory and imagination..will have to go to the library tomarrow to get some good reference material...like for their whiskers, subtle facial expressions ect.
All done in Z BRUSH so far..using the 3d flat plane tool to sculpt on, and the regular alphas, textures, materials, and colors in that program.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_ROCK_STUDY_21.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-20-2008, 05:01 PM
JUNE 20, 2008
Worked on this piece more this morning...mostly shadows around the sea lions and rocks, and put some reflexted color from the water, cast on the rocks to unify the colors in the painting a little more..will put some of the waters color cast/reflexted onto the sea lions also, once I finish bringing the lights back into parts of their fur..I also want colors in the shadows..LOTS of work left to do yet..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_ROCK_STUDY_24.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-20-2008, 08:17 PM
JUNE 20, 2008

ANIMALS IN REPOSE..3D WORKSHOP
Doing a little experimenting with the colors in the water and rocks on this one this afternoon.
All done in Z BRUSH so far.
From imagination and memory, no reference used...YET..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_ROCK_STUDY_27.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-21-2008, 03:20 PM
JUNE 21, 2008

Here is a link given to me awhile back by CyborgJA / Serena..it's to a company that turns 3d sculptures into real life objects...might be useful to any 3d artist reading this..:)

http://cyberfx.com/sculpt_reduct.htm (http://cyberfx.com/sculpt_reduct.htm)


Worked on this 3D relief sculpture/painting a little more...color and shadows, textures in/on rocks and water, and sea lions..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_ON_ROCK_STUDY_30.jpg

aesis412
06-21-2008, 03:58 PM
Thankyou for the site, the painting is very apealing.

SpiritDreamer
06-22-2008, 02:41 PM
JUNE 22, 2008

Aesis 412...THANKS..:) and Glad that link was useful for you, and enjoyable to you..:)

A couple of links to the sea lion cave that i'll be working on for the new workshop being run by ANAND,..called ANIMALS IN REPOSE.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Sea-Lion-Caves.png (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Sea-Lion-Caves.png)


http://www.sealioncaves.com/2root/see/cave.html

Expanding the cavas and composition, by laying one 3D flat plane tool on top of another, and using it as a subtool...in Z BRUSH
I decided to go ahead and sculpt the whole cave scene...won't be exactly as the cave really is, but more of the way I remember it being.
In reality, it changes everyday anyway, acording to the height of the tide, weather conditions ect and the lighting and color are never the same on any two given days.

AMAZING what can be found in the computer these days..I never thought that I would ever see that sea lion cave again..been over 25 years since I saw/experienced it,..and then I did a search for sea lions on the computer yesterday,..and there it was...FANTASTIC..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_ON_ROCK_STUDY_32.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-23-2008, 12:58 PM
JUNE 23, 2008

Blocked in the rest of the cave and composition this morning, using the clay tubes, and gouge brush in Z BRUSH..Will make the rest of the sea lions a lot smaller,along the distant ledges throwing them into the distance ..the same with the water...swelling up in the forground as it hits the rocks that the bigger sea lions are perched on...smaller swells as it hits the rock in the middle/lower left of center that will also have smaller in scale sea lions perched on it,..and then smaller waves crashing into the cave shoreline on left side of composition..Cave shoreline will form a cresent curve that leads to the main entrance of the cave, and into the forground sea lions..There is also a smaller entrance to the cave ..more like a tunnel of light that shines into the cave, with water as it's floor, going into deep perspective.. right above the smaller rock in lower left of center of composition.
Composing and basing this composition as closely as possible on the GOLDEN RECTANGLE/TRIANGLE theory I think it's called :scream: Whatever it's called LOL, it's been a long time since I tried it.:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_ON_ROCK_STUDY_33.jpg

ceruleanvii
06-23-2008, 02:31 PM
I really like the sea lion sculpture, love the treatment of the rocks and water - really nice feel overall!

SpiritDreamer
06-23-2008, 05:54 PM
JUNE 23, 2008

THANK YOU ..Del..:) ...Having a lot of fun with this one, and learning a lot of new stuff at the same time..a for sure win win combination..:)
HEY Del, If you get a chance, check out the links that I posted above of this sea lion cave that i'm working on..frame #2464...your a beech person, I think you might really enjoy what's in those links..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

A little further along this morning with this Z BRUSH relief sculpture/painting..haven't tried the lighting out yet..tomarrow is another day..my eyes are getting a little tired...:) Time to go play in the real ocean..and then maybe a miday nap ...:D

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_ROCK_STUDY_34.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-24-2008, 12:28 PM
JUNE 24, 2008

Worked some more on this 3D relief sculpture
PAINTING...Establishing the darks, before I go into it with the lights.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_ON_ROCK_38.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_ON_ROCK_STUDY_37.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_ON_ROCK_STUDY_36.jpg
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SpiritDreamer
06-25-2008, 12:46 PM
JUNE 25, 2008
Some more work done on this sea lion cave this morning.
Experimenting alot while trying to create a windy ocean surf using Z BRUSH,..A first for me using this program..:)
Glenn
All work on it done in Z BRUSH so far.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_ON_ROCK_43.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-25-2008, 09:17 PM
JUNE 25, 2008
CREATING A 3D CEILING..:)
Added another Z BRUSH flat plane tool as a sub tool to this relief sculpture/painting. and started sculpting the ceiling.
Also expanded the water in the forground.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_ON_ROCK_45.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-26-2008, 11:44 AM
JUNE 26, 2008

Created a ceiling for this sea lion cave, using another 3D flat plane tool in Z BRUSH,..added it on as a subtool,.. then did some relief sculpting on it....Also sculpted a little more forground into the bottom water action. and worked more on the lighting.
Going to make a frothy wave cresting into the entance of the cave, right above the top sea lions back, and maybe a hint of a cloudscape avove that, to get more depth in that entrance area....still alot of refining to do yet..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_ON_ROCK_50.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-26-2008, 11:09 PM
JUNE 26, 2008
Decided to expand on my composition a little further..will make and place a detailed 3D sea lion in the forground of this relief sculpture/painting that i'm working on.
SO far, I have the pelvis/back area, the torso/chest, the neck...Each section created using the deformation settings in Z BRUSH, using the sphere for the chest, and the sphere reinder 3d tool for the pelvis/back area and neck, and then combining them as subtools..Flippers and a head next...Will blend the parts togehter with the clay brush, and then sculp further details onto it after that.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_3D.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-27-2008, 10:09 AM
JUNE 27, 2008
Completed the body parts/forms, and connected them...All made from the 3D sphere reinder tool in Z BRUSH, except the rounded chest area which was made using the 3D sphere tool in Z BRUSH..I used the deformation setting in Z BRUSH to create the different shapes from those two tools mentioned above..Six body parts in all,...As subtools, I can now move them around at will to get the diferent poses that I desire....Time to start sculpting...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_3D_1.jpg

Intervain
06-27-2008, 12:03 PM
great progress Glenn - I love the water, especially when you put that pearly shader on!

Eiki
06-27-2008, 01:02 PM
great colors:drool:

SpiritDreamer
06-28-2008, 07:45 AM
JUNE 28, 2008

THANKS ...Magdalena...Just enjoying the sculpting aspect of Z BRUSH.
Sculpting that water, is like frosting a cake...almost feels like pushing around thick oil paint on canvas..great feeling..:)

Sabastian...THANK YOU..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Sea lion study for the ANIMALS IN REPOSE 3D workshop
Z BRUSH.
Started sculpting, and trying out different head positions..long ways to go with it yet..:)

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_3D_RENDER.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-28-2008, 05:59 PM
JUNE 28, 2008
Did some more sculpting on this sea lion...Fur, shoulder muscles,whiskers, nose, front flippers...and experimented with the materials...all work being done in Z BRUSH.

Question...Does anybody know how to import an ...MS FILE into Z BRUSH..?....I am trying to get that file that was given by Sakro...WIRE CREATOR..zip..given in the ANIMALS IN REPOSE WORKSHOP, into my Z BRUSH program..can't figure out how to do it.
The file was on a program that takes care of mesh problems.WIRE CREATOR V. 1.0.1 ZIP
Any help would really be appreceated...THANKS
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEAS_LION_3D_RENDER_1.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-29-2008, 07:27 AM
JUNE 29, 2008
Worked on this sea lion some more, ..got rid of the seems created where the sub tools meet, by using the merge setting in the new feature that Z BRUSH has for using sub tools that Anand turned me onto ..works GREAT..Also tried out some painting with the materials in Z BRUSH on it.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_3D_RENDER_2.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-29-2008, 09:20 PM
JUNE 29, 2008
Trying out the new Z BRUSH sub tool settings...lots of fun, and endless possibilities..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_3D_RENDER_3.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-30-2008, 02:21 PM
JUNE 30, 2008

A little more work done on this sea lion this morning.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_3D_RENDER_4.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_3D_RENDER_5.jpg
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CRAZY HORSE, 1875:
ONE DOES NOT SELL THE EARTH UPON WHICH THE PEOPLE WALK
Glenn Gallegos
My Site (http://www.artbyglenngallegos.com/)
Master Servant Entry (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=228275)
My Anatomy Thread (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=301086&page=1&pp=15)

Kanga
06-30-2008, 07:51 PM
Those are dang cute lions!
How detailed do they have to be? In the comp it looks like only the back is visible otherwise maybe pulling the top lip over and tucking the lower up might be nice. Probably with most of the creases.

Lookin good!
Cheerio Chris

Edit: Merge function? Sounds important,... thanx :)

SpiritDreamer
07-01-2008, 01:01 PM
JULY 01, 2008

HEY CHRIS...Thanks :)
Still just a wip, and a month to go for that workshop,...Just working out some ideas at this point, and trying to learn what I don't know in Z BRUSH, which is ALOT..LOL..But i'm trying anyway..:)
I'll have it printed into a poster, prints, ect. in the end..just something new for my store...I'm not an animator or interested in entering into the animation profession, so not too concerned with creases ect..I can always touch up stuff using the Painter #9 program in the end, if needed...I just want a decent painterly looking image when i'm done, because painting is my passion, and always has been. It's what makes me happy, and at this point in my life, that's what really matters the most to me.
I will have to learn how to do those creases though, if I am going to ever make real life sculptures from 3D images, which i've been dying to do, but for now 3D paintings will have to do...ONE DAY, AND THING AT A TIME..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Working on the proportions of the difference between adult male, female, and pup,...and composing them in a triangle/pyrimid composition.. for stability in composition.
Will have them perched on a rock sticking out of the water, surrounded on all sides by waves crashing over it's base.
There is a rock like that at the entrance to the cave that i'm working on, and another one right in the middle of the cave..both surrounded by and submerged in water...They look kind of like rock iceberges when the water goes around and over them.. with sea lions on them.
Working on these as Z BRUSH sub tools in the unmerged stage, so I can pose and ajust proportions and compose them..I will merge them at the end of composing ect. with the new subtool merge funtion in Z BRUSH , and then sculpt and paint them as one unit...that can be rotated and seen from all angles...HOPEFULLY..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_RENDER_7.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_RENDER_8.jpg
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SpiritDreamer
07-01-2008, 11:18 PM
JULY 01, 2008
Just capturing a thought, while experimenting with the new Z BRUSH sub tool funtions in SUB MASTER.
Was thinking of putting another 3D flat plane tool in front of the cave, and then making it into the surface of the ocean, leading into the cave,..with the Larger detailed sea lions that i'm working on now, perched on their wave swept rock, in front of the entrance to the cave.
I merged the cathedral shape subtool to the relief sculpture I did of the sea cave earlier, so they are one unit now and can be sculpted and worked on futher as a whole unit..Anyway, mainly just wanted to capture the idea, before it escaped..like ideas always have a way of doing, if you don't capture them in one form or another, like a thumnail sketck..3D in this case..:)
Glenn
SEA LION CATHEDRAL

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_CATHEDRAL.jpg

SpiritDreamer
07-02-2008, 04:37 PM
JULY 02, 2008
Worked on the adult male sea lion this morning.
Started out with six body parts..head, chest, neck,pelvic/back region, and front/back flippers...all subtools...Ajusted proportions, and created pose, using the transpose feature in Z BRUSH,selected the material and color that I wanted for each part, and then applied it to each part,..Then I merged the parts together using the new SUBTOOL MASTER in Z BRUSH and started to work on it as a whole single unit,,..sculpting painting ect...Still a lot of detailing and fine tuning to do on it yet....will do the same process with the female and pup.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_MALE_RENDER_1.jpg

SpiritDreamer
07-03-2008, 03:34 AM
JULY 02, 2008
Worked on sculpting the mane of the sea lion, and his front and back flippers, also put together a rock formation for him to rest upon..need to put some ocean water flowing and splashing in between the rocks. :)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_MALE_RENDER_2.jpg

SpiritDreamer
07-03-2008, 09:43 PM
JULY 03, 2008
Kind of liked the feel of the last one I posted, so I kept it as a document/obj, and then put a 3d flat plane tool into the scene, to sculpt my water and ocean scene from ...just experimenting here...I still have the sea lion as a merged tool, and also as seperate sub tool body parts..6 of them...Also just saved my new 3D flat tool that i'm creating the ocean with, as a zlt tool after I sculpted a little on it around the edge of the rocks and in the distance...That way I can move it around, which is really great, because when I move it, it makes the illusion of real water going up and down, just like the real deal...Almost made myself sea sick while playing with it just now...LOL.:scream: :)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_MALE_ON_ROCK_FORMATION_1.jpg

NR43
07-04-2008, 04:33 AM
nice lil fella :)

I like the specs on the fins... makes them look really wet.
Perhaps you should bring it's body texture to the same level of realism as the fins... I think a painted texture for the skin would fit better than a procedural texture.

Well, I'm going to the beach with the kids next week. No sea lions there but I'm surely looking forward to it after seeing that water in the last screenshot :)

Also wanted to let you know that I really like that you describe the steps you do to come to your result... this will come in handy for anyone who just started with zbrush. (I might give it a shot myself, but not very soon... still struggling with 2D too much ;) )

So thanks for sharing!
Have a nice day Glenn

SpiritDreamer
07-04-2008, 02:42 PM
JULY 04, 2008

HEY..Johan..Always great to hear from you...:wavey: and THANK YOU :) ...Hope you and your kids have a great time at the beech. Even if there are no sea lions, you still have your imagination, and can probably conjure up a sea dragon or two for your kids to seach for while your there. Maybe a giant otapus lurking behind a rock in the water..LOL...I always get the kids going with that one.:twisted: .Most of the time they won't go near the rock, that is, until their curiosity and imaginiations get the best of them, and then the search is on..and there's no stopping them..:D :scream: :)
Just experimenting and exploring with this latest venture of mine.
I still have alot of refinements..fur ect. to do yet..Hopefully it will all come together in the end, and I will have learned alot from it..That's what it's always been about for me, when it comes to my art,..that and the sheer pleasure of just doing it.
TAKE CARE Johan,...and have a GREAT ONE AT THE BEECH..:thumbsup:
Glenn

Worked on this 3D flat plane tool this morning that i'm using to sculpt the ocean with...applied alphas, color,combined with materials and worked on giving the forground more depth by creating more places for the the water to travel along the rocks edges...next I will put some cracks and crevises into the rocks, and have the water running through and over them..just thinking ahead and out loud here, and writing it down, so I don't forget...Words work and are as valuble as as a thumbnail sketch..for me anyway :)

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_MALE_ON_ROCK_FORMATION_3.jpg

SpiritDreamer
07-05-2008, 01:49 PM
JULY. 05, 2008
Worked some more on the rocks this morning...There is a beech that I go to, that has quarts/crystals running through and embedded into the sea rocks and cliffs along the shore..thought I would put them in this scene, just to see how they would look..good way to pick up some reflexted color and light.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_MALE_ON_ROCK_FORMATION_4.jpg

SpiritDreamer
07-06-2008, 12:44 PM
JULY 06, 2008
Refined the six sub tool body parts to go with the pose of the female sea lion. Trying to get the seems where the body parts meet each other, as least visable as possible, using the clay tubes brush to build up the surfaces where the seems join each other.
Then I merged the subtools, using the new SUBTOOL MASTER funtion in Z BRUSH to make it one unit to be further refined and sculpted, which I will do next.:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_FEMALE_MERGED.jpg

Frejasphere
07-07-2008, 12:01 PM
Hi Glenn :)

Fascinating progress on your sea lion sculpture! I stepped back and followed it through
from the beginning. Lovely water effects and great to watch the whole scene evolve!
What a great way to keep exploring the Zbrush tool :)

look forward to see where you take this

cheers and take care
a. :)

SpiritDreamer
07-07-2008, 06:13 PM
JULY 07, 2008

HEY ..Annette...THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME,:) and also JUST PLANE THANKS..:) Always a pleasure hearing from you..Annette..:) :thumbsup:
TAKE CARE, and HAVE A GREAT ONE..:thumbsup:
Glenn

Worked more on the female sea lion...fur and proportions..Also worked on the male sea lions proportions.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LIONS_ELONGATED_1.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LIONS_ELONGATED_2.jpg

SpiritDreamer
07-08-2008, 01:52 PM
JULY 08, 2008
Worked on the female sea lion a little more this morning..The nice thing about the Z BRUSH program,and the thing about it that I like the most, is that you can paint and sculpt, all at the same time..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LIONS_FEMALE_2.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_FEMALE_1.jpg

SpiritDreamer
07-09-2008, 12:28 PM
JULY 09, 2008
Worked some more on the male sea lion this morning...fur and color mostly.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_MALE_RENDER_3.jpg

SpiritDreamer
07-10-2008, 11:38 AM
JULY 10, 2008
Trying my hand at using the multi append funtion in the new Z BRUSH SUBTOOL MASTER..Works great..I love it..:)
Will work on the sea lion pup next, and the rock formation that they will be laying on.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LIONS_MULTI_APPENDED.jpg

AUMAKUA
07-11-2008, 06:50 AM
Wow Glenn, amazing sketchbook my friend, trully artistic work! I regret that I did not discover it earlier :banghead: BUT.. it's never too late! I'll catch up with it right away ;)

SpiritDreamer
07-11-2008, 03:12 PM
JULY 11, 2008

HEY Nick....THANK YOU..:) I only hope that you enjoy the journy as much as I have, while creating it..
A great pleasure to have you stop by Nick...:)
TAKE CARE, and I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT ONE.:thumbsup:
Glenn

This morning, I decided to go ahead and get the rock formation that they will be laying on,.. created, and in place.
I used the subtool master in Z BRUSH to merge the 6 indepentent subtool rocks together, and then added a marble material combined with a marbled looking texture, using the drag brush to cover the rockes with the texture....Disabled uv's to do that.
I then multi appended the rocks and sea lions using the new SUBTOOL MASTER funtion in Z BRUSH...So now I can refine more ,and reposition them, using the transpose feature in Z BRUSH,... ajusting the sea lions and rocks independently as I go along.
Really having some fun with Z BRUSHED new SUBTOOL MASTER funtions....makes things a wholoe lot easier...
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LIONS_ROCKS_MULTI_APPENDED.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LIONS_ROCKS_MULTI_APPENDED_1.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LIONS_ROCKS_MULTI_APPENDED_2.jpg
__________________
CRAZY HORSE, 1875:
ONE DOES NOT SELL THE EARTH UPON WHICH THE PEOPLE WALK
Glenn Gallegos
My Site (http://www.artbyglenngallegos.com/)
Master Servant Entry (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=228275)
My Anatomy Thread (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=301086&page=1&pp=15)

SpiritDreamer
07-12-2008, 03:16 PM
JULY 12, 2008
Just experimenting and exploring this morning, with the subtools that i've created, and having fun MULTI APPENDING, AND MERGING them in the new SUBTOOL MASTER funtion that Z BRUSH has created.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_CATHEDRAL_1.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_CATHEDRAL_3.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_CATHEDRAL_4.jpg

Kishii
07-13-2008, 11:07 AM
This is truly beautiful stuff you got here! Very inspirational! Thanks for posting your work! :)

SpiritDreamer
07-13-2008, 11:34 AM
JULY 13, 2008
Worked this morning on the color, material, and texture of the sea rocks that these sea lions are perched on...I want a wet look.
I will work on putting a wave action all the way around the rock formation,sculpting in relief the wave action, using as a subtool the 3D flat plane tool as the water that will be crashing into and over the base of the rock formation.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SEA_LION_PAIR_ON_SEA_ROCKS.jpg