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05-16-2007, 09:30 PM
Hi Glenn, I like the colors and the emotion in the last piece. The figures seem to be melting which gives it a nice effect. The new image is so pretty looks like jewelry or some magical ancient artifact.:)
05-16-2007, 10:24 PM
May 16, 2007
Samanthie...THANKS...Just one of those happy accidents that I stumbled upon while exploring...think I will keep it...:)
Worked on composition, and lighting this morning.
05-17-2007, 04:34 AM
WOW, Glenn! how did you make that crystal thingy?:eek:
05-17-2007, 07:59 AM
just what I've been wondering! It looks like real crystal...
05-17-2007, 08:34 AM
...and the same question from me:D ! These crystal things are amazing, very nice effect!
I'm curious to see now how you integrate this in the new composition.
05-18-2007, 12:05 AM
MAY 17 2007
Anand, Magdalena,Sabrina THANKS...:)
HEY, I am finally able to give back something to some of the 3d experts who have helped me so much along the way...NICE FEELING...:)
Here is how you make CRYSTALS, using Z BRUSH
Select the 3D GEAR TOOL
Select FRAME, top of screen, put frame on gear.
In TOOL SECTION, select DEFORMATION
Deform gear using INFLATE, NOISE, ETC.
Make gear whatever shape suits your desire.
2nd row, 7 in from left, select JELLY BEAN.
2ND row, 9 in from left, TEX 23, The one with all the colored balloons, select
Turn off FRAME, top of screen, or leave it on...WHATEVER WORKS..:)
VOILA, You now have a 3d crystal...:bounce:
Just overlap, spin around and place on top of each other, varying the size of each one that you duplicate, using that camera thing at the bottom of the column that is at the right of screen, brings the image out from within itself each time you press the camera
HAVE FUN, I THINK THESE CRYSTALS WILL MAKE A GREAT BASE FOR YOU SCULPTURES, ANAND AND MAGDALENA, AND SABRINA, THEY MIGHT EVEN LOOK GREAT WITH YOUR BONSI, JUST A THOUGHT.
TAKE CARE, and THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE HELP and SUPPORT YOU'VE GIVEN ME..:thumbsup:
Just playing around with these crystals this morning, adding to the dragons magic and treasures.
05-18-2007, 04:55 AM
Thanks a lot, Glenn!!:thumbsup: thats awesome!... I still haven't tried shading in ZBrush... I think i should.. lots of possiblities!:bounce:... btw, did you get ZBrush3 yet?
05-18-2007, 07:49 AM
thanks for the explanation, not difficult if you know the secret, but such an amazing effect!
I like it so much that I just have to test it:arteest: , thanks for sharing...
Have a nice day!
05-18-2007, 08:29 AM
Hi Glenn, indeed a nice effect with the crystals. I should try it out myself one day. But i didn't use the render possibilities of ZBrush yet. Keep up the good work!
Hey Glen! Cool progress with the 3D art! I like how the crystals look. :)
Keep up the hard work! Cheers!
05-19-2007, 03:29 PM
MAY 19 2007
Anand... NO PROBLEM and THANK YOU...Hope you are able to use those crystals in some way with those fantasic sculptures that you creat....I'm still waiting on the Z BRUSH 3..Really looking forward to seeing what it can do...:)
Sabrina....THANKS...It is funny how simple it is to make those crystals, but it is also like a combination lock in a way...if you don't have the right combination, you arn't going to be able to open the lock, or expose the secret of getting crystals...Just one of those happy accidents on my part, or a successful experiment, depending on how you look at it..:)
batte 812...THANKS....I hope you get some use from them, once you start to explore Z BRUSH further..:)
HEY ...Icey....THANKS...Always GREAT to hear from you..About those crystals ...Hey, if you do enough fishing, your bound to get lucky sooner or later..LOL :scream:
My start of the Café Fortnight concept
Theme is... As of yet undiscovered creatures from the EARTHS PAST
My method of approach to concept POETRY INTO VISUAL FORM
My poem for this concept
AN ANCIENT MISSED
A CRYSTAL MYTH
ENCASED IN GOLD
A PRIMORTIAL BEING
STILL WAITING TO BE SEEN
05-20-2007, 12:12 PM
Hi Glenn :)
Great to stop by here and see your bright and colourful updates :) :thumbsup:
I'm sure this next piece will turn out exciting, you're off to a great start already :) Cool to see you exploring crystals, wondering if you might end up using symbolic meaning in the colours you choose?
take care and cheers!
05-20-2007, 04:12 PM
Nice looking beast Glenn! I like that amber finish you have given him. Thanks for stopping by my thread. I appreciate your comments.:)
05-21-2007, 10:42 PM
May 21, 2007
Annette: Thanks! Will have to get a book on those colors. Not sure how they work, but sounds like a good idea.
Samanthie: Thanks! Glad you are enjoying this one. Still a long ways to go.
Worked on this critter a little more - got his body started anyway.
My plan is to encase him in gold and put him inside the
crystal cave geode posted below that I just made. He must be the victim from a close encounter with a giant asteroids impact on EARTH.
I got the idea from seeing ancient animals, saber toothed tigers, giant sloths ect. trapped and encased in tar time capsules at the LA BREA TAR PITS in Los Angles California. ..I just took it a step further.:)
haven't been able to jump in on the Café workshops yet (maybe I will once my confidence grows concerning figure drawing), but it seems you're doing great there :)
Do you first sketch out a concept on paper or do you start "sketching" in 3D right away?
My son loves dino's (and creatures alike)... I will show him yours when it's done :D
05-23-2007, 11:08 PM
MAY 23 2007
Johan..THANKS..Concerning pencil sketches. I find that if I do those ahead of time, I lose the inspiration and excitement of the adventure of creating the piece. Digital allows for undo’s, whereas traditional is unforgiving, and requires pencil sketches to map where you will be going ahead of time. With digital, I just throw away the map, and just go.
I hope your kid likes this image in the end. I will try not to make it too scary.
Just playing with some ideas for this critter, while trying to visualize my poem.
Title of poem and painting, CRYSTAL TOMB ANCIENT WOMB
AN ANCIENT MISSED
A CRYSTAL MYTH
ENCASED IN GOLD
A PRIMORTIAL BEING
STILL WAITING TO BE SEEN
Digital allows for undo’s, whereas traditional is unforgiving, and requires pencil sketches to map where you will be going ahead of time.With digital, I just throw away the map, and just go.
I totally agree, but you forget to mention that you already have the mileage that allows you to get a great result no matter what :)
In my case, it's actually good exercise to do it on paper (as I have been doing a lot the past week... inventing poses for mannikins) I still have to learn how to draw properly... it's more experimenting to see what is possible and what not...
I think you know exactly where to draw the line... :)
Oh don't worry about my kids, if it's too scary I simply won't show it and they won't know it... (haven't told them about this creature yet). Wouldn't want you to have to leave out an idea or anything because I said my son would like this ;)
05-24-2007, 10:23 PM
May 24, 2007
Johan....THANK YOU...ALOT OF MILES FOR SURE...:eek: :scream: ....BUT STILL ALOT OF MILES LEFT FOR LEARNING...I HOPE ANYWAY...:)
I never paint or creat anything that I wouldn't be able to show to a child anyway...I just want to leave behind a little of what was me is all...:)
Worked on the character design a little today
Hey I just got the link to download Zbrush 3! :bounce:
Oh Oh - Now I'm in trouble again. :eek:
05-25-2007, 01:54 PM
Nice updates Glenn, I like the textures on the creatures. Congrats on Zbrush3! Can't wait to see what you do with it. :)
Zbrush3 you say? That's amazing! Let's see what magic you'll do with it.
Nice shiny crystals all around. Pushing your sculpting skills forward, m? The last update of the monster - :thumbsup:
Kudos to your creativity
05-26-2007, 11:52 AM
May 26, 2007
Samanthie: Thanks, this is probably the last one I'll do in Zbrush 2.
Getting ready to jump into Zbrush 3.
And who knows what that is going to bring? LOL
RAZZ....THANKS....Just having alot of fun, and trying to keep that old imagination alive and kickiing at the same time....:scream: :)
Worked on this design a little more this morning.
05-26-2007, 01:19 PM
:thumbsup: Great ...... very great
looking forward :)
05-27-2007, 12:33 PM
May 27, 2007
MIX3XIM / Majid - Hey - Thank you for the thumbs up! Glad you enjoyed it! :)
Little more work on the design of this character
Turning him into a dragon
One idea leads to another
05-28-2007, 04:50 PM
Wow! That sideshot of your creature is awesome. Love the teeth!! Maybe a little more color to the eye. He's definately dangerous I think.:scream:
05-28-2007, 05:30 PM
May 28, 2007
Samanthie....THANKS..:) ....I am working on a way to get a good looking eye using Z BRUSH...I think I am getting close with the one that is posted below...I am saving that side view for last...I want to get all of the kinks out of these experiments that i've done on this last Fortnight Cafe before I do the side view, which is my favorite of the bunch...I learned a whole lot about Z BRUSH while experimenting with and in these Fortnight Cafe concepts so far...A GREAT forum Mike has going on there...I would encorage anyone interested in learning how to do concepts , plus develope and exercise thier imaginations, to join in on the Fortnight Cafe #5 that just started...JUST JUMP IN, THE WATERS GREAT..:bounce::scream: :)
Calling this version of my character Done.....MAYBE.:)
05-29-2007, 12:05 PM
May 29, 2007
My final for these two versions
05-29-2007, 10:19 PM
amazing imagination, so much details... really great 3D work! ;)
I really wanted to say something, but I can't think of anything that others haven't already said. Just wanted to let you know, the dragon and the crystals are looking awesome. I really enjoy your sketch book, and am looking forward to see more.
05-30-2007, 11:20 AM
May 30, 2007
Nelchee...THANKS....I'm just a beginner in this 3d world..:eek: , but am glad that you like what you saw..hopefully it will get a lot better with time, and a whole lot of practice...:)
Jho...THANKS :) ...HEY, how did you make out with the school that you were trying to get into.. anyway...still waiting to hear about it.. :)
Start of Fornight Cafe #5....CONCEPT...theme is ..GIANT..
My first effort with Zbrush 3 ...:eek:
Using a primitive sphere
Created from my own imagination - no reference used
Going for an upward perspecive to creat the illusion of looking up at a Giant
I like the up angle on the last one posted so far.
Mainly using this as an exercise to learn this new program
All help will for sure be appreciated and much welcomed... :)
05-31-2007, 03:37 AM
lookin good SD..looking real good.you are really amazing with your progress with zbrush..
05-31-2007, 02:01 PM
May 31, 2007
killermachine...THANKS...:) Still miles and miles to go,:eek: but closer to where I want to get than I was yesterday..:)
Exploring the TRANSPOSE funtion in Z BRUSH 3..Posing the figure. USING the premade average guy model that is provided in the program..Tried to put him in a classic pose...Put one palm up, one palm down, put his wieght on one leg, and shifted and twisted his torso to get an S curve in the figure, brought his head forward to counterbalance the backward tilt and angle of his torso...not perfect, but hey it's a start..:)
05-31-2007, 03:20 PM
Geez...3D now too?! Is there anything artistic you're not into? :)
Looking great as usual!
The giant for cafe 005 is looking quite cool. I'll have to head over to the thread and read the brief. Maybe I'll have time to do something new.
06-01-2007, 12:21 AM
MAY 31 2007
Amerasu...THANK YOU..:) ...GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU,..BEEN AWHILE..YES, I am diving into 3d, will probably drown, but will have fun trying to keep my head above water, and will hopefully learn to swim before I go down for the third time.:eek: :scream: :) Looking forward to seeing your GIANT IN THE FORTNIGHT CAFE #5...:thumbsup:
GIANT STUDIES FOR FORTNIGHT CAFE 5
Playing with transpose in Z3
Question - How do you unmask the whole figure once you are done posing it?
06-01-2007, 01:31 PM
June 1, 2007
Still just experimenting in Z3
Playing with composition and scale of giant
06-01-2007, 01:39 PM
Ctrl drag off of the model I think, deletes the mask. Or just ctrl click off the model. Not sure which right now.
06-02-2007, 12:06 PM
June 2, 2007
Was trying to transplant the head that I created using a primative sphere onto the average guy body provided in the Z3 program. I wanted a usable, movable 3D figure as an end result, but I guess the program does not allow for that result...maybe in the next version..:scream:
Will have to settle for another 2 and a half D painting until that time comes I guess..:sad:
Learned a few more things about this new version of Z BRUSH 3 while experimenting with this head transplant last night, so the experiment was not a total failure.:)
ONE IDEA ALWAYS LEADS TO ANOTHER..
06-02-2007, 07:38 PM
June 2, 2007
OK My first sculpture using a Zsphere
Was wondering if I am going about doing this correctly?
And if you can just make a whole figure using Zspheres, with a head and just mask the body and do the detail like I've done on this head?
Not sure why you have to UV map and base mesh your figure ahead of time before you sculpt. Maybe someone can explain this in a short manner if possible.
Does the new program eliminate the need for that? Yes or no? Just curious.
06-03-2007, 10:48 AM
June 3, 2007
Got up this morning and decided to sculpt the head that was already on the average figure provided in Z3 instead of transplanting one from a Zsphere.
06-03-2007, 11:10 AM
hey Glenn,Zbrush3 allows you to go up to 1 billion polys (yes 1 billion) using their method called HD Sculpting. So it won't be problem to detail the head as much as you need, but if you really want you can subdivide only that part of the model by masking it and then hitting divide.
and I think it is also possible to "transplant" one model to another...well sort of:
I find Zbrush a great program to practice anatomy, I start with zspheres and just try to lay down basic muscles from my mind to see if I have clear picture of them in my head...
EDIT: I had to try it... done like tutorial said and just used retopology in the end to make one single mesh. works nice :)
Don't have much to say, except...
I am really amazed by how far you have gotten on your 3D journey. It's still a regular activity of mine to check your thread out and it's really become a shake-head-in-awe moment once a day...:scream:
Really looking forward to what will happen when you fully explore Zspheres.
Did you purchase Z3 already or is that a trial version, btw?
06-04-2007, 10:29 PM
June 4, 2007
HEY...MR MU...THANKS...ALWAYS GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU..:thumbsup:
Still experimenting and exploring...GREAT JOURNY SO FAR...:bounce:
The Z BRUSH 3 is FREE, if you have purchased #2, which I did..FINALLY ..:scream:
Ivan....HEY THANKS, AND ALSO THANKS FOR THAT LINK..Will be really helpful, and doesn't look that hard to do ether, which is ..GREAT..:thumbsup:
I agree with you totally about Z BRUSH being a great way to study and learn anatomy....The figure I am working on now, and just posted was refined and built upon, using just memory on my part for the muscles that are not evident and exposed in the super average man model that is provided in the Z BRUSH 3 program...a great method to test the old memory for sure...LOL..:scream:
THANKS AGAIN GUYS..:thumbsup:
Trying to get used to the transpose function in Zbrush 3
Sculpted today on the super average male figure provided in the Zbrush 3 program.
Then at the end scaled the figure to make him look more like a giant using the transpose function. Now I need to work on and enlarge his feet and hands, to go with the new enlarged proportions..:)
06-05-2007, 06:08 AM
Wow! Looking great Glenn.:) Nice work so far on your giant. I will have to see if there is a demo for this version of zbrush. I hope there are new brushes to play with. Good to see your creations. Will you be creating a new dragon?:)
06-05-2007, 10:18 PM
June 5, 2007
Samanthie: Thanks! Will be doing another dragon as soon as I figure out a little more on Z3. Really think you ought to download the free trial version. Seems to be a little easier to operate and user friendly than number 2. Plus it has a lot more added features that are really neat.
Top one is just playing with composition
Bottom one is proportion study
Think I got the hands and feet the right proportion to fit the body
Now it is time to fine tune and concentrate on detail
06-06-2007, 10:14 PM
June 6, 2007
Today I worked on the hands, arms and a little bit on the back.
06-07-2007, 10:26 PM
June 7, 2007
Worked on front torso, back torso, hair, face.
Played with composition, color and lighting.
06-07-2007, 11:03 PM
the model is getting somewhere definitely! but, why do all those images you posted look somehow skewed, distorted to me, hmm don't know how to describe. Looks like it got deformed during transpose...or something...
Anyway keep detailing, I expect another one of your colorfull creations out of this one!:thumbsup:
06-08-2007, 09:35 AM
:eek: HEY..Ivan....THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK...:thumbsup:
About the skewed effect I am getting...I brodened the figure in the transpose funtion in Z BRUSH 3 like it showed in the tutorial for transpose, by placing the acton line from his head to his foot..broadens the figure, but also distorts proportions at the same time..like the shoulders get broader and thicker, but the hands stay small kind of thing...and same with the feet ..so I had to make the hands and feet bigger to go with the brodened figure....Now I am getting a figure that to me looks like the figures that are on ceiling paintings...the ones that project deep space forshortening....If you look at them from the proper perspective, they look correct,..but when you take them off of the ceiling, and look at them out of the perpective that they were designed for, they look skewed/distorted.
In these figures I am posting, I am trying to explore and experiment with that optical illussion of deep space forshotening...just to see what extremes of illussion can be created. ...In short, i'm trying to figure out how the old masters used this skewed distortion of the figure to creat the illussion of deep space....Hope that makes some kind of sense...:scream: :) ...I will put them in there proper perspective envirorment in the end, and hopefully they will look correct...MAYBE..LOL.:scream:
Anyway, bare with me in these experiments...some will work, and some won't...but I will learn something new with each one, and that's what experiments are for and all about..:eek:
THANKS AGAIN ...IVAN...:thumbsup:
06-08-2007, 09:58 PM
June 8, 2007
I have put a lot of work into this figure..it's come a long way from the super average model that I started with...all the changes from that simplified unmuscled/unboned figure were created from my own imagination,and memory...no refferences were used, so it is for sure not perfect,..but it was a good way to test what I have learned over the years along the way..:)
Fortnight Cafe 005
The Fallen Ones
Changed the pose of this character; made him look more like he is falling to go with the concept of The Fallen Giants
06-09-2007, 12:34 PM
June 9, 2007
Experimenting with lighting color scale and composition
06-09-2007, 12:48 PM
looking good :)
06-10-2007, 07:12 PM
Hey Glenn, amazing detail you have added to the base model. I haven't dl the trial yet. I want to wait until I have more time to really learn it so I don't waste the 30 days. Anyway keep going with your sculpting!:thumbsup:
06-11-2007, 11:03 PM
June 11, 2007
Mark ....Samanthie.....THANK YOU...:)
TURNING A DRAWING INTO A PAINTING
Tutorial for GHOUL / Ivan ...Using one of his drawings
One of many methods of turning a drawing into a painting
One brush of your choice, to describe lighted areas
One blender brush, to smooth edges, creat air ect.
Tint color of canvas to your choice
Blue and gold colored spotlights used for this color of tinted background
Final version imported into Zbrush
Used one of the brushes that smears the paint around and acts like liquify brush....called smudge brush..used big, to push around the cloth, and lighted areas of the figure, ect.
The bottom version can now be refined and pushed much further in a lot of different directions, according to what mood ect. you are going for. Those first few steps will give you a good painting foundation to build upon...:)
Painter 9 - ZBrush Combo
Any questions let me know I'll be more than happy to answer them, if I am able to..:)
06-12-2007, 10:17 PM
June 12, 2007
Had some fun experimenting this morning with colored lighting, composition, wieght and ballance, using the figures that I just created in Z BRUSH #3, plus the crystal that I created in Z BRUSH #2. Trying to see how the crystal looks as a base for the figures,,,I kind of like it so far, a lot of possibilities..:)
Z BRUSH / PAINTER #9 COMBO.
06-13-2007, 09:39 PM
Hi Glenn, allways interesting to see what you are doing with ZBrush. But somehow i'm a bit worried that you are not learning the basic techniques of Zbrush - and that will have its revenge in the end. I found some great tutorials for free that helped me a lot to get some basic understanding of the possibilities. Here's the link:
Some great videos down there, and very easy to follow. I'm sure these will boost your creativity!
06-14-2007, 11:39 PM
June 14, 2007
BATTE812: Hey Thanks a million for those links! Been studying them all day long. Hopefully you'll see some improvements in my Zbrush in the near future due to them :)
Start of Cafe 006 - KUNG FU MASTER
Not familiar with Kung Fu, Karate is my thing.
More direct and to the point form of martial arts.
Here is my first idea for the concept
Will be experimenting with Zbrush 3 on this concept just to see where it goes.
I'm a little off topic today...:D
which style of Karate did you practise? Just curious.
some ten years ago I trained Goju-Ryo-Karate for a year and a half but gave it up for various reasons where I found it to be sort of unsatisfying... mainly things that had been introduced to make the whole thing fit into western tournament/competetion sports standards (like most of the moves that were kind of characteristic of that style were forbidden in tournament to brew one standard karate soup which everyone can take part in, e.g.)
In 2006 I made an old dream of mine come true and started with chen taiji quan which I found interesting even while doing Karate back then. Totally different, but for me it opened totally new and exciting doors.
Are you still practising?
06-15-2007, 10:21 AM
HEY...MR MU... GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU AS ALWAYS...:thumbsup:
About the KARATE....About almost twenty years ago now, I took private one on one lessons for about six months from the lead instructor in BILLY BLANKS STUDIO in Quincy MA. where I live. That was before Billy went out west to HOLLYWOOD, and got rich making STUPID B MOVIES using his KARATE skills, and then struck it really rich teaching TAI BO..:scream:
I never was interested in any style..I just told him that I was too old to be jumping all around, and just wanted to learn how to defend myself properly in the real world...With that in mind, he taught me all of the ways to take down and kill an attacker, if need be,..only in self defense of course...using one shot blows to the throat, temple, groin, heart, ect. ect....using my elbows, feet, hands, knees, ect. as deadly weapons.
I still practice the moves, only because the world I inhabit has not gotten any safer, and in fact has gotten more unsafe, due to the growing disrespect the younger generation seems to show towards their elders in society.
I have only had to use what I learned years ago , on one occasion, about five years ago, in the subway, where I was bothered by some fool who wouldn't back off....Took him down with one straight on blow with the palm of my right hand, just below his throat...That blow, lifted him off the ground about a foot, and sent him flying backwards, landing like a ton of bricks, flat on his back,..just as the train was entering the station, gave me quite a scare, because he almost skidded on his back into the on rushing train..missed it by about a foot...:eek: While he was down, I got in the train, and went home, leaving him surrounded by a croud of onlookers...:)
It was really weird, because my hand was out there reacting, before my mind was...I quess you can say that INSTINCT is always there..:thumbsup: :)
ANYWAY,...THANKS FOR STOPPING BY..ALWAYS A PLEASURE...MR MU:)
06-15-2007, 01:59 PM
June 15, 2007
Spent a couple of hours experimenting with some of the new brushes in Z BRUSH 3....GREAT STUFF IN THERE...:bounce: :)
Head created from Z SPHERE,.. From imagination, no refferences used.
Those heads look like a lot of fun, how are you enjoying the new version Glen? Just being able to sculpt in persp is such a joy. :)
I like the start of your Kung Foo piece. It's very lush, tons of energy... I like where that could go. Interesting to hear you own martial arts experience. Not something you'd want to have to use, but skills worth having. Without them I'm sure I'd either break my hand or accidentally kill the person -- I really should get study a bit of Judo or similar, maybe in between minor injuries someday.
I hope you wind up enjoying ZB3 as much as I think you will. It's a really step up in the brushes and the speed -- it still has a few quirks, but for sculpture and illustration it is really great already.
06-16-2007, 02:28 PM
June 16, 2007
kary....THANKS....LOVING Z BRUSH 3...TOTALLY AMAZING PROGRAM, WITH ENDLESS POSIBILITIES...:bounce:
About KARATE....I think it should be taught to every school child at a very early age...would help end the violence,and the fear that creates a need for guns for protection, and would also promote self esteem in children at an early age, which would last throughout thier lives, which in turn and time would creat a positive reaction within and throughout society...:)
A couple of more hours of experimenting with the new brushes in Z BRUSH 3 on the bust that I started yesterday..having a lot of fun, and also learning alot at the same time...HARD TO BEAT THAT COMBO..:scream: :)
Hi there, Glenn! Great to see you're up to some nice stuff while I'm gone. Saw lots of new creations of yours by stopping by now. Becoming friends with Z3, mm?
The Kung Fu piece is looking great. Will be interesting to see where you'll take it.
Will surely not miss any of your updates :)
06-17-2007, 12:41 PM
June 17, 2007
Will be doing alot of experimenting while trying to master this Z BRUSH 3 program...this new program is as close to sculpting for real in digital as you can get I think..really an enjoyable experiance for me so far...:) ..Always a pleasure having you stop by RAZZ...hope everything is going GREAT your way...:thumbsup:
Worked on this Karate Master's hair and beard this morning.
06-17-2007, 01:10 PM
I don't know if you know of these forums: www.zbrushcentral.com (http://www.zbrushcentral.com/) . You can find everything you want to about Zbrush there, and people are great.
I see you started doing some small details, so here's my tip: it's better to keep your mesh at lowest subdivision possible as long as you can, and sculpt all main forms, then subdivide and sculpt the most you can get of that subdiv level, and so on. The hair, wrinkles and stuff comes last. Also use layers for sculpting those smallest details.
I liked those pics with blue overhead lightning!
Keep it coming!
06-18-2007, 11:45 AM
June 18, 2007
IVAN....THANKS FOR THOSE LINKS..WILL BE HELPFUL FOR SURE :thumbsup:
Finding out the hard way on this one....keeps compacting the memory, slowing me down...sub devided too soon I guess..oh well,..LIVE AND LEARN..:)
Going for the action in this concept rather than the detail
06-19-2007, 03:46 PM
June 19, 2007
Found out that I can take the sub devision out of the figure, and put it back in at will, just by using the slide bar in geomitry...no more slowing down to compact the memory...:bounce: :)
Four more Karate stances and moves
Changing the figure stance as I go along and then combining with earlier stances.
06-20-2007, 09:13 PM
June 20, 2007
Couple of more actions
Blocking a jump kick
And an elbow blow
06-21-2007, 12:06 PM
June 21, 2007
THE KARATE MASTER for Fortnight Cafe 006
Calling this one done
06-21-2007, 12:58 PM
Did I already say inspirational <> well done Glen
06-21-2007, 01:16 PM
the final looks good Glenn, maybe a little too much overlap? ...just what crossed my mind when I first saw it. Three limbs clumped together...but still readable :thumbsup:
06-21-2007, 02:37 PM
Congrats on finishing him Glenn! :) He looks all powerful. Great job!
06-22-2007, 02:16 PM
Hey Glenn! Gnomon's "Introduction to ZBrush3" by the amazing Meats Meyer is out!! I just ordered yesterday!!
Btw, Awesome images!! I can really feel the power and the thrust!
06-22-2007, 10:45 PM
June 22, 2007
HEY DOC. ...THANKS ..Great to have you stop by.. .WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND...INSPIRED INSPIRATION ...KEEP INSPIRED,AND INSPIRING DOC. IT HAS A WAY OF RUBBING OFF.. YOU KNOW :thumbsup:
IVAN...THANKS ...I like to make the viewer work, and force them to use thier own imagination...hidden forms created by overlap is a great method to achieve that goal..ADDS MYSTERY :twisted: :scream:
SAMANTHIE ...THANK YOU.... CONTROLLING POWER, AND NOT LETTING THE POWER CONTROL. THIS IS THE SECRET OF THE KARATE MASTER, AND IS WHAT MAKES HIM/HER ... POWERFUL ...:bounce:
ANAND...THANK YOU...I know you are into martial arts, so your comment means alot to me...THRUST AND SNAP, IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT :eek: ....Also...thanks for that link...will check it out for sure...:thumbsup:
THANKS AGAIN ..EVERYONE FOR THE FEEDBACK, AND THE ENCOUREMENT..:thumbsup:
Just taking a little break, and having some fun experimenting with Z BRUSH 3 today
Man... you've really come to loving ZB haven't you?
lots of action going on in your thread as usual... it's just one of the reasons why peepz keep coming back :D
06-23-2007, 12:17 PM
June 23, 2007
JOHAN...THANKS..:) This Z BRUSH 3 program makes sculpting a pleasure, hard not to love it..:scream: ...much more user friendly than #2 for sure..:bounce: :)
Refining this grizzled old satyr that I started yesterday...from imagination, no references used.
06-24-2007, 02:30 PM
June 24, 2007
More refinements...Liking this program more and more with each new day of exploration and experimentation :)
Z BRUSH 3...Z SPHERE....CREATED FROM IMAGINATION, NO REFERENCES USED.
06-25-2007, 02:03 AM
It's amazing! reminds me of Pan because of the horns. Do you have a name for him?
I agree, great horns, lovely detail
06-25-2007, 02:31 PM
yeah keep pushing it more and more! great to see you going into more detail with zbrush Glenn!
06-25-2007, 09:41 PM
Hi Glenn, go for it! Your Zbrush skills really are improving rapidly!
06-25-2007, 10:17 PM
This is great! :) I can't wait to see waht else you come up with!
06-27-2007, 10:03 PM
June 27, 2007
nelchee / nela....THANK YOU.... His name IS..... PAN..:)
Johan..THANKS...Getting there, slowly but surely..:)
Magdalena...THANKS....Not really into rendering details, but this new Z BRUSH program makes it so easy, that even I can't resist..:scream:
Bart....THANKS...Still finding my way along this new path..an adventure for sure...:)
Vardia / Emily....THANKS...Don't have a clue as to where i'm going, and what happens along the way, just happens,...surprises me every time, and always manages to keep me interested...That's the greatest thing about working from imagination...it's always full of surprizes..and where it ends up, nobody knows, not even me..:eek: :bounce:
Just playing around this morning,...too hot to get too serious..:)
06-28-2007, 10:47 PM
June 28, 2007
Taking this idea a little further, and learning a little more about Z BRUSH 3 in the process. I modified the rhino model that comes with the program, and the human figure is a modified by me version of the super average man model that also comes with the program. I can't see any point , at this point in starting from scracth, when these models are already available, and just waiting to be modified..:scream: :)
Anyway, ...having a lot of fun learning the ins and outs of this program..My DVD on Z BRUSH 3 by Meats Meyer is in the mail, and on it's way..THANKS Anand for turning me on to that DVD, should be great, and also should make this learning experience a lot more pleasurable...:bounce:
06-29-2007, 12:30 AM
I really love the way you approached this learning of zbrush, so spontaneous and playfull models you are producing! I like the last one especially.
keep playing and posting your work, your thread is full of positive energy :)
06-29-2007, 02:47 AM
Hey Glenn, Very cool satyr..very imaginative and I love the 'grizzled' textures..they suit him very well.:thumbsup:
Your last image is great, the animal reminds me of the buffalo. You didn't seem to have to take any time to learn the new version of zbrush..great going Glenn!:) I offer one small crit and that is if possible to make the man bend his leg more as if riding the creature. He looks a little off balance to me. Great stuff Glen!
06-29-2007, 04:44 PM
Hi Mr. SpiritDreamer,
:bounce: each time a pleasure to watch your progresses. The satyr, rofl... cool...
06-29-2007, 06:58 PM
June 29, 2007
Ivan ...THANK YOU....WILL DO..:) ..Positive LOL, Well most of the time anyway...:eek: Lifes too short to be negitive..anytime :)
Samanthie...THANK YOU ...That critter, half bison, half rhino is a hard one to ride,..at least I got the man turned around and facing in the right direction, and finally caught his ballence in this last one I think..:scream:
Ellie ...THANK YOU...I surprized myself with that satr...not too bad, concidering he started out as a she, as can be seen in a few post before him...goes to show you that you just never know where the imagination will lead to when it is set free..:)
Took this idea a little further this morning...:)
Just got my INTRODUCTION TO Z BRUSH 3, BY MEATS MEIER...as i'm typing this...now i'm in business..and psyched :bounce:
Hi Glenn! Always such a pleasure to stop by your thread. Still rocking with Z3 as I see. I like the idea of the last one and the creature looks really good.
I wonder hwta you'll do after watching the DVD you bought/ Meats Meier has a unique style. Just like you do. Oh, I liked his image which was one Maya 7 (if I'm not mistaken) loading screen.
Wish I would have some crits, hehe. Well, the piece you're now working now, I would like to see some environment behing the characters. And it should be HUGE!! Imagine them that high up that you can see the curving of the earth. Just a thought though. I'm sure whatever you'll do it will improve the piece.
Good luck :)
06-30-2007, 01:28 PM
June 30, 2007
RAZZ ...THANK YOU....Always a pleasure to hear from you..:)
I heard someone say that you didn't know how to use your imagination, ...OH, IT WAS YOU,...I TOTALLY, AND RESPECTIVLY DISAGREE...:scream: :)
GREAT THOUGHT YOU HAD THERE RAZZ,...THANK YOU FOR THE INSPIRATION ..:thumbsup:
I took him so high, that you cannot see the curvature of the EARTH on the horizon anymore, but you can look down at the moon ..:bounce: :)
Pushing this idea a little further ,...just playing...will put the EARTHS horizon in the next version..:)
THANKS AGAIN RAZZ..:thumbsup:
07-01-2007, 02:22 PM
Very lovely image Glenn! I like his leg better too. I wonder if the creature needs a sort of bridle/reins? Just me playing as well. :) Great stuff Glenn!:thumbsup:
07-01-2007, 03:31 PM
July 1, 2007
Samanthie ....THANK YOU ...:)
I thought about that bridle and riens also, but then thought about how an elephant is ridden...is controlled with the feet and a stick...Will try out the bridle and reins anyway, might work,who knows...depends on if the critter goes for it or not I guess...:scream: :)
Developing and playing with an idea, and pushing it further in all directions, just to see where it leads to.
The most important thing is to capture thoughts, before they escape. Each thought captured, can always be refined further at a later time.
If they are not captured as they materalize in the imagination, they are most likely to vanish like a puff of smoke, or a dream does when you awaken..:)
07-01-2007, 07:00 PM
Thanks for stopping by my sketch thread.
You've got some really interesting themes you are exploring in your work.
I really like that satyr you've posted on the previous page. Great texture and design going on in that piece.
Your experiments with foreshortening on your characters are really interesting, also.
07-02-2007, 10:37 PM
July 2, 2007
Hi Rachel: Thanks for dropping by - Glad you are enjoying my stuff :)
Played with this one a little more this morning
Amazing dedication, you update your sketchbook with new and better stuff everyday :D
07-03-2007, 09:23 AM
:) Hi,Glenn.glad to see your work again!very nice sculpture,zbrush 3 is awesome!
for the environment,i think the brighter and sunny day may looks better,just my own opinion,
cause the creature looks kind like the unicorn,not the dark and evil:D
07-03-2007, 11:29 PM
July 3, 2007
su .....THANK YOU...Not so much a dedication, just a love of the craft, and the creation process...:)
guagua ... Hey, it's been a long time, GREAT to hear from you. :) ..I am still amazed by the Z BRUSH program, and even more so by this new version...endless posibilities ..:scream: :bounce: :)
I don't want this image to be possessed by the dark side, there is enough of that in the world already. So I will see what I can do, to brighten it up...THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK,..ALWAYS HELPFUL..:thumbsup:
Worked a little more on this painting this morning..just experimenting , exploring, and mostly just enjoying...:)
07-04-2007, 06:07 AM
Wow, so many differen't effects and moods! I think my favorite is the one with the ocean below. The mist is so nice and goes along with the mood of the piece I think. Nice textures on the creature and the crystal..really looks lovely. Great job Glenn! :thumbsup:
07-04-2007, 12:39 PM
JULY 4, 2007
Samanthie ....THANK YOU....:)
Calling this experiment ....DONE....Got the mood I was after ..:)
07-05-2007, 10:05 PM
July 5, 2007
Just playing around today, mostly trying to develope a technique for a icey background and forground, using the crystal that I created, for a SNOW DRAGON painting that has been haunting my imagination for a quite a long time now..Dragon will be snow white, with blue eyes, and perched on the icey crystals that I just figured out how to make today. Might even have a rider on it's back, ..not sure yet...:)
07-06-2007, 05:26 PM
Great great great thread man.
Absolutely outstanding creations!
About the dragon with sapphire eyes.... can't wait to see what you'll invent !
See you soon !
07-06-2007, 11:28 PM
July 6, 2007
Serena ....WOW ....THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE KIND WORDS ..:)
I'm REALLY glad you enjoyed my work and thread...:)
I also REALLY enjoyed seeing your works today, and am also REALLY looking forward to seeing a lot more in the near future..GREAT WORKS..FOR SURE...:thumbsup:
Today, I got serious, and watched part of the DVD by Meats Meier on Z BRUSH 3...A WHOLE LOT TO LEARN BY ME FOR SURE .. :eek: ..ONE DAY AT A TIME...:)
Refined this GRIZZLED OLD SATYR A LITTLE FURTHER, AFTER VIEWING THAT DVD....Still a long ways to go ..but getting there, SLOWLY BUT SURELY ..:)
07-07-2007, 05:30 PM
Started work on a SNOW DRAGON this morning...it ended up on a ruby cliff today, but will eventually end up on ice crystals in an icey enviroment..a lot of refinements to do on the dragon, but it's a start anyway...saved the dragon as a tool in Z BRUSH 3...made it from the rhino model that comes with that program.
07-07-2007, 06:18 PM
You are using ZBrush amazingly well.....The head is looking really good....
The dragon is awesome....dying to see what you make of it....
nice work as usual so I'll skip this part :P
how is Meats' Introduction to Z3 DVD so far? is it a good resource to have?
07-08-2007, 01:40 AM
July 7, 2007
rdsarna ....THANK YOU.. Glad you enjoyed those...long ways to go yet, but getting there...learn a little something new from each new piece I do....lots and lots of experimenting...:)
su ....THANKS ....That Meats Meier DVD on Z BRUSH 3 is GREAT, for sure worth getting, if you have that program...I'm new to 3d myself, so that dvd is saving me a lot of time and frustration...I'm only about a quarter of the way through it, and have learned a whole lot that I would otherwise probably never pick up...he has a nice way of making it all make sense, EVEN TO A NEWBE LIKE ME...GREAT TEACHER..:thumbsup:
P.S....I will answer that e mail that you sent me in the morning...I got sidetracked, and forgot about it :eek: ...SORRY .. :)
A little more work on this SNOW DRAGON,...Starting to look more dragonish now I think...mainly just ajusted proportions,...and worked on posing it a little with the transpose feature in Z BRUSH 3...STILL A LONG LONG WAYS TO GO.
07-08-2007, 10:54 AM
From what I see and concerning my personal idea of "classic dragon" I think that it should have a more "snake-ish" appeal, maybe shifting the legs more to the back. This will help also balance cause now I think it has got a too short tail to substain his head's weight.
Of course it's a personal opinion :thumbsup:
Thank you very much for your words....I'm 2 or 3 galaxies far from you but I promise I'll do my best to improve !
Good work man !
07-08-2007, 03:30 PM
JULY 8 2007
Serena ...THANK YOU ..Good eye there...I agree with you about it being a little too top heavy...made the changes that you suggested,and am am liking the proportions and ballance much better now..THANKS..:)
OH, about me being light years ahead of you, NONSENSE...If I am ahead in some areas, it's only because I have a huge headstart..AGE, which has some advantages, but is also a big disadvantage at times...You'll know what I mean, when you catch up to where I'm at now...LOL :scream: :)
Worked on proportions of dragon some more...will go back in and start detailing it now and changing pose maybe, to get a little more of an S curve in it's entire form, and of course those all important oppossing curves that run throughout the entire form, and help to bring it to life by giving it RHYTUM/FLOW/MOVEMENT...:)
I really like your creature design in general, they're quite unique (still thinking about that golden dragon head which looked so wise, you know?)
Anyway, with this one I was thinking that the blocky forms that the dragon still features might be something to keep while refining the whole thing, because it resembles ice blocks a bit... would give the whole thing the feeling as if it somehow was made out of ice or something...
just a thought I am throwing your direction... guess where I learned that...:scream:
the dragon looks awesome already!
07-09-2007, 08:11 AM
Well, in this case...we will see !
I prefer it with these proportions, absolutely better. :)
07-09-2007, 11:14 PM
JULY 9 2007
MR MU ...THANKS ....Hey, you must have been reading my mind about making the dragon look like ice also. Imaginations riding the same wavelength :D ...will take more experiments to get that effect, but I like the idea alot...:)
Johan ...THANKS ....These are just the thumnail sketches....long ways to go before the finished version arrives on the scene..These thumbnails are the funnest part of the journy, for me anyway...it's where all of the exploring and experimenting is allowed, and takes place..and is also the place where new ideas get concieved and born :)
Serena ....THANKS ...SEEING IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT ...RIGHT ...WE SHALL SEE ...:scream: :thumbsup:
A little study of composition, color and lighting, also changed the direction of dragons tail...weight and gravity.
07-10-2007, 01:04 AM
Glenn ...your work is outstanding. So varied and beautifully conceived. Spiritdreamer is such a great name as your work does evoke a strong connection with the earth and spirit. I'm going to write you back as I want to take the time to give it my full attention. One question though... I went on your website what percentage of your paintings are done in traditional medium ? I really like your interpretation of Bougereaus painting as well.
P.S Also really admire how you've taken on Z Brush with so much intent. I bought a few of Meat's videos and am working on them now :)
07-10-2007, 12:06 PM
Mm with this composition my eye enters in the lower left corner, follows the diagonal of the square created by crystals, reaches the dragon and then stays in the upper right corner with a sensation of reduced space.
Why don't you curve a little dragon's tail and neck in order to create something that reminds an ellipse?
I did 2 quick schemes cause I'm a dummy with english I hope they will help.
Of course I'm less than a beginner and this is a simple opinion ^-^!
07-10-2007, 03:10 PM
JULY 10 2007
Jeff ....THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO STOP BY AND CHECK OUT MY WORK, MEANS ALOT TO ME :)
I really envey you having studied with the son of BORIS.
BORIS is my all time favorite contempory painter,...an amazing colorist, drafsman, and oh what an imagination.. :)
About my traditional work...hardly any lately..I love oils, but no room for doing them, or the mess, and fumes in my small cottage by the sea...no storage space ether...so I have been pretty much just doing digital for the last few years...plenty of room for that... :)
Just getting into Z BRUSH this last year or so..hard to teach an old dog new tricks, but i'm trying, and am giving it my best shot.
Anyway, GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU, and am looking forward to seeing alot more of your works...SHOULD BE GREAT :thumbsup:
Serena...THANK YOU ...Again, I agree with your design suggestion.:)
I will work on a more dynamic pose for that dragon today, and start the detailing and texturing of it also.
This morning, I am just playing around..I just tried to incorporate your suggestion into this latest thumbnail version , but used the landscape itself, instead of the dragon to get the directional pull that you suggested...don't know how well I succeeded, but I gave it a try anyway..The diaginal that goes through the rocks, should in theory anyway, complete the circle composition that you suggested..MAYBE.. :) ..Anyway thanks for the great feedback and suggestions, they really help...MORE EYES, ARE BETTER THAN JUST TWO EYES...:thumbsup:
07-10-2007, 10:43 PM
JULY 10 2007
Worked on the dynamic of the wings,..put them in motion...like an eagle does when he swoops down on a zig zaging rabbit..kind of like one palm up, and one palm down in a hand gesture...creates an action/ movement in the figure.
07-10-2007, 11:24 PM
Hi Glenn...your dragon is looking good. I'd like to see some different gestures with the legs maybe. I think that the legs might be more tucked in or making some different gestures while in flight, rather than just kind of hanging down. I'm thinking the same could be true for the tail, also.
Just a suggestion, though! :thumbsup:
I think that the legs might be more tucked in or making some different gestures while in flight
...unless the dragon is just taking off or landing :D
07-11-2007, 01:22 PM
Oh well, my eye now stays in the defined movement ! Bravo !
By the way, I'm understanding that you adore crystals 8)))))
Beautiful rendering of flying dragons (for what I understand about 3D >_>)
Good work !
07-11-2007, 01:35 PM
JULY 11 2007
Rachel ...THANKS ....Will do the legs and tail next..not sure where this pose or dragon is going yet...just having fun playing with any ideas that pop into my imagination at the moment...don't want to limit any ideas, because one idea/thought, always seems to have a way of leading to another :)
Johan ...THANKS ...KEEN OBSERVATION IS ALWAYS KEY TO CAPTURING AN ACTION CORRECTLY ...:)
Serena....THANK YOU ...:) I love those crystals...were created totally by accident while playing around in Z BRUSH...FOR SURE A KEEPER ACCIDENT...:scream: :)
Saw a couple of crows harassing a hawk in flight yesterday ..That image must have been stuck in my imagination this morning ...:scream: :)
07-12-2007, 11:52 AM
JULY 12 2007
Starting the texturing and refinements of this dragon this morning.
Will be doing alot of experimenting and exploring with Z BRUSH 3 on this one. I figure a dragon is a great subject to experiment on and with, because I don't have to worry about getting a likeness of a critter that doesn't exist, until I create it...:)
07-12-2007, 11:57 AM
Its beginning to look beautiful now.....
waiting for more updates....
looks like its going to turn out to be a real magical piece! :thumbsup:
07-12-2007, 03:41 PM
AHhaha can't wait to see another "accident" :thumbsup:
Great skin definition in the last one !
07-13-2007, 01:47 PM
JULY 13 2007
Ratul ...THANK YOU :) ...GOING TO BE LOTS OF UPDATES FOR SURE. I just hope that I can keep them interesting enough to not be too boring...Just trying to master the Z BRUSH program, and have some fun at the same time while doing it ..:)
Serena ...THANK YOU ...:) ...My whole method of study, is basically just an accident waiting to happen, or is it an accident in the making LOL ...Ether way, I am pretty sure that there will be plenty more accidents in the future, I hope anyway....WHATEVER WORKS ..:scream:
THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK ..EVERYONE ..:thumbsup:
Was thinking of the way the native americans used to drive the buffalo over the cliffs...captured that thought using the characters I created in Z BRUSH 3, and have at hand...This concept can be taken much further,... now that the initial thought is captured..maybe a whole herd stampeeding off the edge of a cliff, being driven by white dragons with riders on thier backs...maybe shooting arrows at them ect.....who knows..:scream:
07-13-2007, 02:14 PM
Wow I love this last concept !
07-13-2007, 06:02 PM
Hi Glenn, I love all this stuff you are doing with ZBrush the last time ... very great work ! Nothing for me to crit I just like it :)
Keep it up and show more! :D
07-14-2007, 06:52 AM
WOW,it's amazing! dragon rider,I like it:applause:
07-14-2007, 02:29 PM
JULY 14 2007
Serena ....THANK YOU ...Long ways to go yet, but I have the idea down in visual form, and now it is just a matter of exploring it further, and taking it in different directions, just to see where it goes and leads to..and hopefully learning new things about this program as I go along with it...:)
Trunks ...HEY, GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU :) Finally getting into some of those textures that you were pushing me towards awhile back..:scream:
Glad you are enjoying these last few. A lot of hard work and frustrations along the way, but i'm finally starting to get the hang of it I think ,...more so than when I first started anyway..:)
guagua ...THANK YOU MY FRIEND ...Wouldn't have gotten this far with this program, without alot of help, from alot of people like yourself ..:)
Starting to play around with the details and just having fun exploring and experimenting ..:)
07-14-2007, 03:50 PM
Hey Glenn, I really like the dragon. Nice treatment on the swoop of the wing, really different from the usual dragon wing. Keep going!:thumbsup:
07-15-2007, 03:25 AM
JULY 14 2007
Samanthie ...THANK YOU ...Don't know where i'm going, JUST GOING, and ENJOYING THE JOURNY, WHEREVER IT LEADS TO...:scream: :)
A little more done on this one tonight...saving versions and learning more as I go along. :)
07-15-2007, 01:35 PM
JULY 15 2007
MORNING THOUGHT ...INSIRATION, Watching two seagulls fight over a crab while in flight, while sitting on the beach having my morning cup of coffee :)
I like the last one where the black dragon is attacking the white dragon.
I would think the black dragon would be wanting to hit his opponent with quite a bit of speed , making him pull his wings upward (closer to eachother)
The black tail is a problem too. I think you put it there at the back because it might lead the viewers eye out of the scene otherwise, but it's a bit hard to read as being the tail as it is now.
I'm missing some bones in the wings to keep the wing membranes in place
I really hope you'll take the last one further... would make a great action scene
Just my humble thoughts (I'm not in a position to crit here really) ;)
07-16-2007, 12:58 PM
JULY 16 2007
Johan ...THANKS for stopping by, and for your opinion, which I totally agree with by the way..:)
These are just thumbnail sketches, and experiments that I am using to and while I explore Z BRUSH 3 ..mostly just little studies of composition...My painting teacher used to say...DO AT LEAST 50 THUMBNAIL COMPOSITIONAL SKETCHES OF AN IDEA FOR A PAINTING THAT IS IN YOUR IMAGINATION, BEFORE YOU SETTLE ON ONE FOR YOUR FINISHED PAINTING..The older I get, the more I realize that he was totally right..:)
This mornings Z BRUSH DOODLE / COMPOSITIONAL STUDY
07-16-2007, 01:15 PM
JULY 16 2007 ...Another Z BRUSH DOODLE / COMPOSITIONAL STUDY.
07-17-2007, 12:26 PM
JULY 17 2007
A little further along with this version this morning ...worked on the lighting and atmosphere.
07-17-2007, 09:50 PM
JULY 17 2007
A little closer to developing the technique for the SNOW DRAGON painting that was the original idea in this dragon concept that I started, and posted a couple of pages back ...:)
07-17-2007, 10:55 PM
I have noticed you are attempting on the textures I wanted you to do. GREAT to see!
I like the mood of this image:
I would like to see this lightning skill combined with your new attempts on textures ... would be great !
07-18-2007, 01:06 PM
JULY 18 2007
Trunks ...THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY ...ALWAYS GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU .:thumbsup: .:) ..Lots of trial and error will be happening in this sketchbook and journy, but i'll get there sooner or later, ..hopefully sooner ..LOL :scream: :)
Some more work done on this version...just going where my heart and spirit leads me to..:)
07-18-2007, 09:24 PM
JULY 18 2007
ADDING A LITTLE WARMTH TO OFFSET THE COLD
07-19-2007, 11:42 AM
I have noticed you are attempting on the textures I wanted you to do. GREAT to see!
I like the mood of this image:
I would like to see this lightning skill combined with your new attempts on textures ... would be great !
quoted requoted and extraquoted.
07-19-2007, 12:48 PM
JULY 19 2007
Serena ...THANK YOU FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT ...:)
Trying to combine what I know, with what I am learning to know, a tricky dance on a high wire for sure :eek: :scream: ..ONE DAY AT A TIME :)
Calling this version done MAYBE :scream: ... CAPTURED the feeling I was after
07-19-2007, 01:24 PM
First of all ... thanks Serena :) Great to see you are agreeing to my comment ;)
Glenn I would like to see the last one darker ... I think it is to bright and you used too less contrast. Maybe you want to give it a try :D
07-19-2007, 03:18 PM
JULY 19 2007
Trunks ...THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK :) ALWAYS GREAT TO HAVE EXTRA EYES AND THE PUSH THAT GOES AND COMES WITH THEM ..:scream: :)
THANKS AGAIN Trunks..:thumbsup: :)
A LITTLE DARKER WITH MORE CONTRAST
07-19-2007, 03:25 PM
JULY 19 2007
Also went just a little further while ajusting the contrast..just for fun :eek: :scream: :twisted:
07-19-2007, 07:36 PM
well done! I like both of the new versions, the second one looks even better to me. Good job!:thumbsup:
07-21-2007, 10:05 AM
I see there some GREAT outputs :)
07-21-2007, 03:19 PM
JULY 21 2007
Trunks ...THANKS...Always great to have your input...your suggestions always turn out to be VERY HELPFUL...you've got a GREAT eye there Trunks... THANKS ..:thumbsup: :)
Abyssis ....THANKS..:) GREAT to hear from you...I'm still here experimenting, exploring, and generally just plucking away at the mysteries of what I don't know..LOTS OF MYSTERY LEFT, ..A LIFETIME'S WORTH ..:)
Studying the airial dynamic compositions of Glen Angus's Victory Gal series this morning, always loved the dynamism of those compositions and the motion that he created with and in them.
07-22-2007, 05:14 AM
JULY 22 2007
More experimenting with composition, lighting, atmosphere, and color.
From imagination, no refferences used..Z BRUSH 3 / PAINTER #9 COMBO.
07-22-2007, 02:28 PM
JULY 22 2007
New concept painting started, ancient theme.
Just putting the tools I created in Z BRUSH 3 to use, and learning more about the program in the process.:)
07-22-2007, 02:33 PM
JULY 22 2007
Made the dragon bigger, changed the composition.
07-22-2007, 04:17 PM
WOW! great to see the explorations you are doing lately with the dragon, Glenn!! I can see them building up to something awesome!:bounce:... lots of energy there! Just a small suggestion: couldnt you probably replace those faceted wings with separate high poly wings? I guess there are a few different ways of doing this..
1. build the wings as separate tools and attach them while composing the scene
2. build them as separate tools, but attach them as subtools to the main dragon tool
3. build them as separate tools and add them to the main tool using the "insert mesh" feature(there is a demo of this technique at the last part of lesson05 in DVD1 of "Introduction to ZBrush3".. in case you haven't watched that part already).
07-23-2007, 04:13 PM
JULY 23 2007
Anand ...THANKS FOR STOPPING BY ..:) I was just just getting to that part in the dvd about smoothing the different meshes together with the clay brush. I tried it, but was not able to succeed,..I think i'm going to have to go over that part of the dvd a few more times, not sure where i'm going wrong..keeps saying that I have to get rid of the sub divisions...so I slide the sub devide bar all the way to the left, and it still says the same thing..get rid of sub divisions..I must be missing a step somewhere..Anyway, I will keep trying, and will get it right sooner or later, hopefully sooner...I hate getting frustrated, gives me a migrane...:banghead: ;)
I gave up on that mesh joining operation, just temporaryally of course :scream: and did a couple of thumbnail sketches, just to keep it fun, and give my mind a short rest from the technical stuff....don't want to blow any fuses...:scream: ...THANKS AGAIN Anand...your advice is for sure always apreceated, and for sure always helpful .:thumbsup:
PLAYING WITH COMPOSITION
07-23-2007, 04:19 PM
JULY 23 2007
PLAYING WITH COMPOSITION, AND ADDING A MATERIAL/TEXTURE TO THE DRAGON...JUST EXPERIMENTING AND EXPLORING WITH THE POSSIBILITIES.
07-24-2007, 12:42 AM
JULY 23 2007
PLAYED A LITTLE IN PAINTER #9 WITH ONE OF THE COMPOSITIONS THAT I CREATED THIS MORNING...JUST TO SEE WHERE IT WOULD GO
07-24-2007, 05:36 AM
Ah, Glenn.. I think I see were its going wrong. By "getting rid of the subdivision", he means getting rid of the subdivision history.. that is, by pressing the "delete lower"button while you are at the highest subdivision. Only, you wont be able to go back to the lower subdivisions after that. Anyways, you are safe as long as you have the tool with subdivision history saved separately. :)
07-24-2007, 10:57 AM
JULY 24 2007
Anand...HEY ...THANK YOU...:thumbsup: ...I will give that a try first thing this morning..It's one of the best features in the program, so I for sure want to learn how to do it properly..lots of possabilities with that feature...:) THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR HELP ..Anand ...:thumbsup: :)
Redirected and refined the color and lighting on this one this morning
07-24-2007, 12:07 PM
Violets and orange-yellows... I love this one :drool:
07-24-2007, 06:55 PM
JULY 24 2007
Serena...THANK YOU :) Glad you enjoy those colors.:) That purple was just a colored tint over the first colored version...gives it more depth and color harmony I think....A whole different mood ..:)
THANKS FOR THE VISIT, AND ENCOURAGEMENT ..:)
Well, I finally figured out how to get two tool meshes to join and become one tool mesh. The head and the dragon...Not sure if I did it right, but I can spin it in 3d as one unit, so I guess it's right..:scream: I HOPE ..:) ..FIRST TIME I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO THIS JOINING OPERATION...MAJOR SURGERY FOR ME IN THIS PROGRAM..LOL..OPENS UP ALL KINDS OF NEW POSSABILITIES..:bounce:
THANKS A MILLION...Anand...:thumbsup: :)
07-24-2007, 07:02 PM
JULY 24 2007
A CLOSEUP ....PAN WITH DRAGON...SOMETHING NEW, created from something ancient..:)
07-25-2007, 03:01 PM
JULY 25 2007
My start of the FORTNIGHT CAFE #7...Theme/Concept ..CONJOINED TWINS.....Will give me a chance to practice what I just learned in Z BRUSH 3 ON CONJOINING MESH TOOLS..:)
07-25-2007, 03:07 PM
JULY 25 2007
Another angle and different material.
07-26-2007, 05:35 PM
JULY 26 2007
Experimenting with light, color, and atmosphere on the Z BRUSH sculpture that I created of PAN and his DRAGON
07-26-2007, 05:44 PM
JULY 26 2007
GETTING HOT IN FRONT OF MY COMPUTER 90 DEGREES..:eek:
Time to go across the street, jump in the ocean, and cool off...:scream: :bounce:
07-27-2007, 11:01 AM
JULY 27 2007
Added a second dragon to this sculpture to balance it out.
Mainly just practicing the technique of adding meshes/figures to each other and making them into one movable 3d tool/object that can be rotated and seen from any angle...starting to get the hang of it finally :) ...Still not sure if I am doing things correctly, but what I have so far, suites my needs at the moment, which is to make paintings out of these images.
07-27-2007, 11:06 AM
JULY 27 2007....Same sculpture different angle
07-27-2007, 11:11 AM
JULY 27 2007.......A third angle and my favorite so far :)
07-27-2007, 11:17 AM
07-28-2007, 01:48 PM
JULY 28 2007
HEY ..DOC ...THANK YOU ...:) ...STILL A BIG STRUGGLE, BUT HEY... THAT'S THE BEST PART OF THE JOURNY..NO PAIN, ..NO GAIN :)
TAKE CARE ..DOC.
NEW CONCEPT ...SAME EXPERIMENT..2 MESHES/TOOLS/FIGURES INTO 1
07-28-2007, 01:53 PM
JULY 28 2007 .....ANOTHER ANGLE
07-28-2007, 01:57 PM
JULY 28 2007 .....SEEN FROM THE BACK
07-28-2007, 06:22 PM
Wow, Glenn! You have been very busy since the last time I stopped by. You have a really interesting piece going on with the satyr head and the two dragons. It's really magical and well done. A real plus with working in 3d is being able to change the angle and mood at the same time. Great stuff!:thumbsup:
this last one from the back fires up my imagination more than the others. I want to see a vast landscape of some sort in the background this giant is releasing his little pal into. Maybe from off a cliff or something?
07-29-2007, 10:34 AM
Hey There Glenn :)
Long time since my last visit, just wanted to pop in and say hello :thumbsup:
Great to see you busy and creative as always!
Interesting concepts you're working on - and very "Spiritdreamerish" :)
Cheers and take care
07-29-2007, 01:01 PM
Woh! That-s a fantastic looking head sculpt. May I use the concept of creatures fighting on top of one's head in a future drawing? :)
07-29-2007, 02:01 PM
JULY 29 2007
Samanthie ..THANK YOU....Just mainly throwing stuff together so I can have something to work with while I try to figure out Z BRUSH 3.
Just trying to have fun with it, and also trying to keep it interesting at the same time...makes it pleasurable for me while experimenting and exploring this new program..:)
MR MU....THANKS for the encouragement, and the inspiation ..Ilike your idea..:thumbsup: ...first ones just for you...can always be taken further, but hey, the ideas in place now, anyway...:)
Annette ...THANKS FOR STOPPING BY, Always a pleasure hearing from you...SPIRITDREAMERISH ..LOL ...I LIKE THE WAY THAT SOUNDS..:scream:
Vincent ....THANK YOU ...HEY ...If you like that idea, and it inspires something in your imagination, ...by all means..run with it, and see if you can take it even further ... :thumbsup: THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT ..:)
A little inspiration from and for MR MU ..:)
07-29-2007, 02:07 PM
BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL and more BEAUTIFUL!!
The head is looking really good and your latest compositional idea is really interesting....It kind of shows "the might of man"! Or if its shown in a caring way then it shows love of humans for other creatures.....
I dunno I felt this way so just told you :)
07-29-2007, 02:07 PM
JULY 29 2007
Ratul ...THANK YOU VERY MUCH :) ...That's exactly what I am aiming for..every thing has a spirit and it is the same in everything ..kind of thought..:) ...Some just get lost along the way, and lose sight of that fact..:)
A study of forshortening by overlapping forms in the figures
07-29-2007, 08:31 PM
Hi Glenn, I am back from a very spontanious holiday ... I love drawing at the beach ... haha ^^
Your dragon / human figure stuff is very interresting! I like all the ideas behind the images.
I have noticed that sometimes your figrues rendered with zbrush are looking very flat. I hope you undrestand what I mean with this because I cannot explain it better ;) I do not have an idea why they are looking like flat but I hope you can correct this :)
I would like you to just do some more expirements, also with some textures and light situations :) I think it might be very cool to hide the figures in the shadow so the observer can only see their lights... would give your figures some mystic touch. It might be enought to get the background color black and the shadows also black ... maybe the figures would hide in the shadow in this way :) Maybe you want to try it ;)
Keep it up !
07-30-2007, 12:57 AM
JULY 29 2007
Trunks ...THANKS FOR THE VISIT :) , and the FEEDBACK...WHICH IS ALWAYS HELPFUL :thumbsup:
About the flatness in some of them..some painted in highlights and darks in key areas should take care of that problem I think.
Right now, i'm mostly just experimenting while learning Z BRUSH 3, and trying not to get into too much detail...will save that for last on any of these experiments that I think are worthy of it.:)
Will be experimenting with all kinds of lighting, and colors as I move forward, just to see what effects can be created using both in combination with the Z BRUSH sculptural feel...going for paintings in the end, more so than sculpture,... at least that is the way I feel at the moment...I like your idea for the lighting..will see what I can come up with...:)
Experimenting with color , lighting , and atmosphere.
07-30-2007, 01:03 AM
JULY 29 2007 .....An experiment in lighting to creat mood.
07-30-2007, 01:49 PM
JULY 30 2007
Morning practice ...color, and composition.
came home an hour ago from work -had a not so funny day there- so I came to your thread and browsed it for an hour or so...
... it made my day :)
07-30-2007, 09:29 PM
Hi Glenn ... I like what you did with the last 3 pieces ! Good work! In my opinion all of them need stronger lights ... the greyscale spectrum seems to stop somewhere in the greys ... I think you should push it more to white :) Just try to get the hightlights brighter ... I think this would give the images a more dramatic look.
Keep at it
07-31-2007, 08:15 AM
I absolutely love the composition of 30 JULY.
Great great great. In my opinion you've to develop it.
Oh, Glenn, the way you create mood with those color compositions is just outstanding. I like the idea of this new piece, the dragon being very small. I sort of like it when these big creatures are made very little, they look so cute this way :D The second update on July 29th has a great sence to it I think, the focus being on the dragon.
I see that you're still experimenting with this piece, so I'll just leave you to it, I'm sure you won't get lost, hehe.
I think I forgot to mention that your version of the idea I suggested with the opening space the dragon is released into is so simple yet perfect.
Really had me shake my head in disbelief at how few elements you introduced to exactly (and I mean EXACTLY) create the mood I was talking about.
you old show-off... :scream:
07-31-2007, 03:39 PM
JULY 31 2007
Johan ...THANK YOU....You just made my day also.. I guess what goes around comes around..:)
Trunks ...THANK YOU...Will be popping some lights into and onto them at the end, as I bring them out of the darkness, and into the light ...going for the color and mood it creates at the moment..details at the end..:)
Serena ...THANK YOU...Glad you enjoyed that one ..just an evolving idea/concept that developes and leads to another developement..where it ends, ONLY THE SHAWOW KNOWS..NOT ME..HEY, I'M JUST GOING ALONG FOR THE RIDE. LOL :scream: :bounce: :)
HEY ...RAZZ ...THANK YOU....I'm kind of partial to that one myself...As you well know, do enough of them, and your bound to get lucky once in awhile..JUST LIKE FISHING :)
MR MU...LOL ....I was going in a different direction..NOW SEE WHAT YOU GOT ME INTO ..:eek: ...THANKS ALOT...:scream: ...Will have to get back to that Z BRUSH 3 dvd shortly, befor I forget what I was doing... learning :)
07-31-2007, 03:45 PM
JULY 31 2007 ....This morning EXPERIMENTING with COLOR
07-31-2007, 03:51 PM
JULY 31 2007 .....More Color and experimenting..just to see where it goes..:)
07-31-2007, 05:24 PM
Allright Glenn, I will be looking forward how you develop these and maybe if I have some ideas I will throw them in ;)
08-01-2007, 01:43 PM
AUGUST 1 2007
Trunks ....THANK YOU ..Your suggestions, encourgement, and support are ALWAYS helpful to me, and also ALWAYS welcomed by me...:)
GOING COSMIC THIS MORNING....MUST BE THE PINK FLOYD MUSIC IN THE BACKGROUND, OR IS IT FORGROUND ..LOL :scream: :)
08-01-2007, 09:55 PM
AUGUST 01 2007
ONE IDEA LEADS TO ANOTHER ..EXPERIMENTING
08-02-2007, 09:54 AM
AUGUST 02 2007
A CELTIC MYTH
08-02-2007, 10:37 AM
I like this last two pieces ! I would like to see a more floating change from the body to the shadow.
Keep it up :)
08-02-2007, 01:50 PM
AUGUST 02 2007
Trunks ..THANKS FOR THE INPUT..:) ...I will have to dream on that image a little ..It was just one of those happy accidents that happened while playing...the guy looked like he was coming out of, and was part of the cosmos to me, so I just captured that thought by capturing the image while it was there...A lot of magical stuff seems to happen while playing in Z BRUSH. Especially when you are not sure what you are doing, as is the case right now with me.. LOL :scream: THE FUN IS IN THE JOURNY TO UNDERSTANDING ..FOR ME ANYWAY...:)
Time for a new charater in this cast of charaters I am creating.
Taking the dog model provided in Z BRUSH 3..upper left corner, and turning it into a timber wolf...will give me an opportunity to explore this program further...just finished the first half of the Meats Meier dvd,..Introduction to Z BRUSH 3...LOTS of new things that I will be trying out, or at least will be trying to try out...:eek: :)
08-02-2007, 02:00 PM
ZBrush looks like an amazing tool....and you seem to be using it exceptionally well! This new work is already looking promising.....
I am kind of jealous that I can't use any sculpting tools right now....I don't want to enter the world of 3D until I improve my traditional art and drawing skills....But I can't wait to try my hand at it! :D
to see what this turns out 2 be.....
08-02-2007, 04:49 PM
I like the upper right one! I think you will make it to a cool wolf :) Are you able to "move" your figures in Zbrush ? I mean like changing the angle of the leg? This might become very important for this one ;)
long time no see.
Just got back from a long trip and jumped on forums as soon as i got here. Love to see the progress on your work here! The stone-looking red on your dragons and dogs is the best in my opinion! As for the modeling .... outstanding! you're into serious work here
I've seen the Glen Angus page... i can't belive he died. i don't know if there's a thread around here where i can drop a few words, but it hit me real hard ...i loved his work... Very sad how such talent and kindness disappears in a flash...
I'll be back soon to catch up!
Cheers man! All the best!
08-03-2007, 01:52 PM
AUGUST 03 2007
Ratul ..THANK YOU...:) ..I think you are right about the Z BRUSH program, and also about learning the basics in 2d first, but the basics in 2d can also be enhaned and understood better, by working in 3d.
There are new non drying clays that you can buy in most art stores now...You can make little sculptures from your 2d figure drawings, ..then cast lights and shadows on them, using a lamp, candel ect. experimenting with different lighting senarios ..then draw in 2d using your little lighted figure sculptures as your model...going back and forth from 2d to 3d in clay will get you ready for Z BRUSH, if you choose to get it...Alot of the old masters used little teracotta and clay models that they made from thier 2d sketches, to see how the lighting played upon the figures, and to see how thier paintings would look from different views and angles ..DaVinci being one of them..:)
Thomas ...THANK YOU ...:) ...The TRANSPOSE feature in Z BRUSH 3 allows for the pose changes you mentioned..can move the position of the ears, limbs, torso, tail, ect...like magic..:scream: I want to get the figure right fist though before I start posing it...:)
Icey....HEY....WELCOME BACK and THANKS..:thumbsup:
I will see if I can figure out how to get the link to GLEN'S CG memorial page posted in here for you...be back shortly..OK...Icey, below is the link that I think you want ...Remember, we are all just SPIRITS passing through this thing called life, and no
body, but nobody gets out of here alive..But the spirits/spirit remains just the same ..:)
Worked on the proportions...bigger paws, legs ect....from imagination, no refferences used..so far..:)
08-03-2007, 01:58 PM
AUGUST 03 2007 ......Working on proportions
08-03-2007, 06:24 PM
AUGUST 03 2007 ......Starting with the fur...experimenting with brushes and materials....Was thinking of a high contrast composition in the end, ..with a white wolf, and a black wolf..maybe some pups also..perched up on a cliff top, with snow inbetween the blackish colored rocks, to go with the high color contast of the black, and the white wolves....just some thoughts as I work on this sculpture
08-04-2007, 12:51 AM
just stopping by to see what your up to today :) those wolves are look great :thumbsup:
08-04-2007, 03:44 AM
Your "pet's" looking good with the fur on! :)
Thanx for that tip....about switching between 2d and 3d....but I got a problem, which is, I don't have any good art store anywhere in my city or nearby states which have non drying clay.....I've tried at a lot of book stores and stationery shops but had no luck! So I'll have to find a way to get my hands on clay....
08-04-2007, 11:16 AM
good work on the wolf ... the next step should be to work a little on the face ... I think it needs more details!
Keep it up
08-04-2007, 05:55 PM
AUGUST 04 2007
Mark ..THANK YOU .. ALWAYS A PLEASURE HEARING FROM YOU..:)
Ratul ...THANKS ..About the clay....Maybe you should try asking..Anand, or Siju...They are both in your neck of the woods, and both work with clay...:)
Thomas ...THANKS...You are right about the detail in the face...I will have to make a trip to the library, and get some good refference for that detail...been too long since I looked at a wolf close up..a lot of subtle things in thier faces that make them a wolf, and not a dog..:)
As ALWAYS...THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK...EVERYONE..:thumbsup:
Playing around in Z BRUSH this morning...getting closer to the way that I invisioned this scene....but still a long ways to go..:)
08-05-2007, 02:35 AM
AUGUST 04 2007 ....Trying out some color and atmosphere,..am thinking along the lines of a foggy moonlit night..right about the time of twilight...when the wolves first come out of thir den to scope things out...might need more of a greyish color in sky for the fog..just experimenting at this point.
08-05-2007, 02:42 AM
AUGUST 04 2007 ....More diffussed lighting and color...while trying for twilight fog
08-05-2007, 06:20 AM
AUGUST 5 2007 ....Just having a little fun composing this morning with some of the charaters that I have created so far in Z BRUSH 3
08-05-2007, 02:14 PM
AUGUST 5 2007 ..A couple of tints of grey....thinking of adding some fogged out mountain peaks off in the distance to create a greater sense of depth and to break up and make more interesting spaces in the composition for the viewers eye to wonder off into and over, which will hopefully in the end of the journy, lead back into the wolves, whose gazes will again take the viewer on another journy .:)
sounds like a nice concept
08-05-2007, 04:47 PM
AUGUST 05, 2007
THANKS ...Johan.....Just thinking out loud as I go along, if I don't write my thoughts down, they tend to vanish like a puff of smoke..:)
Starting to experiment with neck posturing, and creating some opossing curves in the wolves.
Lol I actually know exactly what you mean there.
I've quit smoking cigarettes for more than 6 years now but my ears are still steaming :rolleyes:
I should write down me thoughts too.
I have a bad tendency of thinking the idea pile and the to do pile are the same though... and then I freak out and run off like a rabbit... humping and bumping... Sometimes when I want have an idea I'm being obstructed in the creative process by knowing I am still very green behind my ears...
Thank god I have my kids and girlfriend around me... wouldn't know what to do without them...
They are my perfect stimuli :D
08-06-2007, 05:40 AM
AUGUST 06, 2007
Johan .....LOL THANKS ...NEVER ENOUGH TIME for the to do pile. The idea pile just keeps getting in the way...:scream: ..SOMEDAY....MAYBE...FIRST THINGS FIRST...:)
Started working on the fur, will get into the details of the face next, after the fur that is...:)
I have a bad tendency of thinking the idea pile and the to do pile are the same though... and then I freak out and run off like a rabbit... humping and bumping...
LOL, Johan,... pretty nice analysis. I will keep that in mind...:D
Glenn, is that a model that comes with a sort of spine so you can pose it? Or is there still a kind of layer with those ZSpheres for that model so you can pose the spheres? totally clueless about it...just wondering.
08-06-2007, 05:05 PM
AUGUST 06, 2007
HEY...MR MU..Always nice to hear from you..:) ....About the model that comes with the program...Your guess is as good as mine...LOL :scream:
I am able to move any part of it, using what they call TRANSPOSE..Not really that hard..The program comes with various practice models..A dog, which I put in at the lower left corner of the first one posted below, so you can see what I made the wolf from. Other practice models that come with the program are a rhino, super average man, muscle man, a male head and a couple of others...no female model though,..still trying to figure that one out..:)
Anyway, they are GREAT for practicing, because with a little imagination, there are all of the basic forms that you need to create whatever you need from, with a little modifacation...YOU SHOULD DOWNLOAD THE TRIAL VERSION OF Z BRUSH 3, I THINK YOU MIGHT HAVE A LOT OF FUN WITH IT...ALOT MORE USER FRIENDLY THAN THE FIRST VERSION FOR SURE...IF I CAN FIGURE MOST OF IT OUT, YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS..:scream: :)
Worked more on the fur and face...So far it is all done from imagination, no refferences used...I just came back from the library,...got a few great books on wolves,...lots of great closup photos, so now I can get the accuracy and details better, by studying those photos...I put the dog model that I am creating the wolf from..in below post, lower left corner..looks like a great dane dog, but not anymore..:)
08-06-2007, 05:14 PM
AUGUST 06, 2007 ....A closeup shot...not to bad for no reffference, but can be taken much further with the help of the photos in the books on wolves that I just got from the library...a lot of subtle things that make a wolf a wolf, and not a german sheperd dog..:)
08-06-2007, 06:35 PM
I dont get on the net much anymore, so sorry I havnt kept up with your thread.
Great to see your still a zbrush fan, very cool stuff youve been making! Really love that wolf!
08-07-2007, 12:29 AM
Hey Glenn, looking great with the animals. Wolf needs a longer muzzle but you will no doubt see that in the reference. Good going Glenn!
08-07-2007, 06:43 AM
great work on the wolf ! I have no idea of the anatomy of a wolf ... so I am only guessing ... but I would like to see a little more work on the eyes and mouth ... I think they could look more evil :twisted: The mouth could be a little bigger ... big mouth means big hurt :rolleyes:
Maybe the eyes will be looking better with some textures ? I hope you are going to play a little bit more with textures :D
08-07-2007, 10:26 AM
I am amazed by the amount of details on the wolves! Your zbrush skills are good!
08-07-2007, 03:40 PM
AUGUST 07, 2007
Simon ...THANKS:) ..HEY..GREAT to hear from you..been awhile. I'm still hanging in there, and still trying to learn this program..it has become a little easier for me with the new version, but I still have a long long ways to go..one day at a time...:)
Samanthie ..THANKS ...You are right about the length of the muzzle:thumbsup: ..lookes to much like a husky sled dog...noticed the difference as soon as I opened the books on wolves that I got at the library yesterday..making the ajustment to a longer, more tapered muzzle this morning..:)
Thomas ...THANKS ...You are right about the eyes and mouth...I have been saving those for last..wanted to get some good refference photos first, which I just did,...so now it is off to concentrate on the eyes and mouth...I will be trying to put different facial expressions, and poses into each wolf in my final compositions...Some GREAT facial expressions and body movements in those books that I just got....LOTS OF BIG TEETH, AND WILD EYES..:eek: :scream:
angelicvoice ...THANK YOU ...Lots more details yet to do...went as far as I could with no refference...just using my memory and imagination, trying to just get the feelings and essense of a wolf down FIRST...Now that I have good and accurate refference, I can really go into it and capture all the subtle details that I could not get by just using my imagination alone..will make the work that much more stronger in the end,..I HOPE ANYWAY..:)
THANKS FOR THE GREAT FEEDBACK ..EVERYONE..:thumbsup:
Made the muzzle longer and more tapered, worked on nostral area, started eyeballs, need to work on the mouth next...major key to expession...long ways yet to go..:)
08-07-2007, 03:45 PM
AUGUST 07, 2007 .....START OF THE PACK
08-07-2007, 04:10 PM
Great work on the eyes ... very evil now :twisted:
08-07-2007, 06:50 PM
wow! I like the animals
08-08-2007, 02:58 PM
AUGUST 08, 2007
Thomas ....LOL ..I think that the evil is in the eye of the beholder..:eek: :scream: . JUST AS THE BEAUTY IS ALSO ..:)
NOTHING AT ALL EVIL ABOUT, OR IN THE NATURE OF THE WOLF...:)
They are just wild and free spirits, that happen to be great hunters, with an ancient and highly evolved social order and intelligence. :bounce: :thumbsup: :)
Pushav ...THANKS ....:) HEY, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN HIDING OUT ... DON'T STAY GONE SO LONG...I HOPE EVERYTHING IS OK YOUR WAY :)
A study of body language, and leg movement
08-09-2007, 04:26 AM
I have been bloggin on my blog (http://pushav.blogspot.com/)lol and I redesigned it a little and I created a blog group where we post our art(http://sketchblogstars.blogspot.com/) .
Then I have a new external hardrive to keep my art an art apps on. Now I am playing around with a program called open canvas and manga studio ex 3.
08-09-2007, 06:38 AM
AUG 09, 2007
Pushav ....WAS WONDERING ...I will check it out in the morning when I wake up....wait a minute, it's already morning...LOL :scream: ..where does the time go...oh well...will check it out in a few hours, after I catch a few weenks and dreams...THANKS FOR THE LINKS...:thumbsup:
Worked on the mouth and expression a little ...lots left to do .:)
08-09-2007, 06:45 AM
AUGUST 9, 2007 ...Just playing around with composition...:)
holy smokes Glenn!
I nearly got a heart attack this morning checking out the fangs!
08-09-2007, 09:19 AM
GREAT WORK on the wolves ... really wonderfull! The mouth with teeth looks great :twisted:
Now you should go and try some textures before you are going to deep into the composition :)
Me again. I was thinking that with the teeth your wolf had gotten kinda fantasy all of a sudden and was wondering why.
Maybe you want it to become soymbolically over-threatening, but in case you want to refer to the real thing here is some reference for you:
and this anatomy site:
keep it up glenn! looks like ur havin fun with zbrush :P
08-09-2007, 02:54 PM
Wow! They've become scary! :scream: Great work Glenn! Really shows how creative you are.....!
The detailing is making them more real by every post....
Dying to see what composition you'll come up with at the end :)
08-09-2007, 06:32 PM
AUGUST 09, 2007
THANKS ..MR MU ..Sorry for the heart attack..:eek: :scream: :)
I have a photo with a wolf that has it's mouth open that wide,unbelievable as it may seem, it is possible...I will be trying for all of their expressions as I go along..some will no dought turn out better than others,..will have plenty to choose from when I figure out the final composition, hopefully....HEY thanks for the photos, and the link by the way...very helpful :thumbsup:
Thomas...THANKS...I had you in mind when I opened that mouth exposing that element of the wolfs nature..:twisted: :scream: ..will be checking out some textures today,..not sure what I am looking for or doing in that realm, but should be fun anyway...:)
Jose ...THANKS....WILL DO ...GREAT FUN FOR SURE..WOULDN'T BE DOING IT, IF IT WEREN'T.:scream:
Ratul ...THANK YOU ..Trying to make it as real as possible, but also want it not to be photographic in the end..I want it to be more like one of those hunting scenes in a RUBENS painting, with a nice flowing action composition, with alot of oppossing curves and rhytums.DYNAMIC
THANKS FOR THE ..GREAT FEEDBACK ..EVERYONE,..REALLY HELPS :thumbsup:
Closed the mouth a little, and played with the angle of the neck ..keeping each version as I go along, so I will have a lot of variety in the end
08-10-2007, 04:47 AM
AUGUST 10, 2007
Playing with the fog lighting in Z BRUSH, composition, rocks and ice
08-10-2007, 04:53 AM
AUGUST 10, 2007 ....A little bit of color, lighting, and atmosphere added using Painter #9
08-10-2007, 06:00 PM
AUGUST 10, 2007
Worked on the proportions, fur, paws, muzzle ect.
08-10-2007, 06:05 PM
AUGUST 10, 2007 ....Going for an action pose. ESTABLISHING THE PECKING ORDER :)
08-10-2007, 08:58 PM
I LOVE the new better version of this wolf. You really did a fantastic job! You have a nice pool of poses now ... the final piece must become awesome ... :D Can you give them eyes which glow a little? :D
I am looking forward on what you are coming up next :)
Keep it up :)
08-10-2007, 10:13 PM
Your newest version of a wolf is even more astonishing than the previous ones. :eek: :applause:
Good luck! :)
08-10-2007, 10:35 PM
Dear Mr. Glenn :)
Man I have to admit: at these days digital sculpting it´s kind common in our art way. I know a lot of great artist who´s doing great pieces for films and games stuff. But most of their sculpts doesn´t impress me like yours. You´re travelling with your traditional knowledges gracefully to the digital world.
Your temporary lack of skills (and I hope this don´t sound rude) with the tool itself , isn´t hiding your talent for make great images. Technicaly your Wolf pieces are too way superior over that ones with the Dragons, but all them are "artistic" good.
I´m really enjoying to see your personal way to use and learn ZB (I certainly think you´re having a lot of fun doing your digital sculptures, because that´s what I see in your last pieces. Pleasure).
And I soon you´ll master this tool like others.
Anyway. Keep it up the good work, and please... don´t lose that style. :)
ps.: Hope I sound clear and not too much fanboy.
08-11-2007, 05:48 PM
AUGUST 11, 2007
Thomas ...THANKS ..Glad you are liking them...I will see what I can do as far as the glowing eyes are concerned. I used to have a solid black great dane, and a black doberman pincher years ago..at night, when they would run towards the fence at people passing bye, all you could see were glowing eyes, and big white teeth in the darkness...scary sight..:eek: :twisted: :scream: ...They were great guard dogs, and I NEVER GOT ROBBED..:)
cecill ....THANK YOU ...LONG WAYS TO GO YET.
Agnaldo ..THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE KIND WORDS AND THOUGHTS .:) ...I am just doing the best that I am able to do, and taking it one day at a time..Z BRUSH is new to me, but for sure is a great and enjoyable adventure for me. I have found over the years, that the greatest part of the journy,... is the journy.
THANKS FOR THE GREAT FEEDBACK ...EVERYONE..:thumbsup:
PLAYING WITH COMPOSITION, ROCKS, SNOW, AND ICE WITH THIS ONE THIS MORNING.
08-11-2007, 07:46 PM
Very very, VERY nice work you have here.:thumbsup: The compositions are wonderful! I can see a natural progression from 2D to 3D and it's very interesting to see what's next:thumbsup:
5 stars, congrats!:thumbsup:
08-11-2007, 09:01 PM
AUGUST 11, 2007
Dionysis ...THANK YOU ...Glad you enjoyed my work..:) Mostly experimenting, and a whole lot of exploring...:)
Experimenting with lighting, shadow, and color
definitely strong creatures! nice mood too :) But they are starting to look like rocks themselfs
actually... this is just happening in the last 2 pictures... probabily because of the pose :) This could turn out somethig really worth printing and having on your wall!
08-12-2007, 02:15 PM
AUGUST 12, 2007
Icey ...THANKS..:) ...About the rock look of the wolves, ..bear with me, still trying to figure out a lot of things in this program, and am using these wolves and the other tools that I have created, as a means to learn the program, not so much as a means to a finished piece of work...not striving for perfection at this stage, just striving to understand the program...I tend to learn the most, when I just throw caution to the wind, and dare to screw up...that's just me though..:scream: :)
THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK Icey,...ALWAYS USEFUL, and VERY MUCH APPRECIATED...:thumbsup:
Trying to make the fur look more like fur, without painting it, and trying to get a Rubens kind of motion going with the oppossing curves, like he did with his paintings of lions.
08-12-2007, 02:44 PM
Hey Glenn! Those wolves are real cool - I particularly looove the 2 coming out of the cave with the use of depth! Great image:thumbsup:
08-12-2007, 03:41 PM
Hey Glenn, the wolves look great!!:thumbsup: I like the ones in blue of course. It's good to see all the different angles of your work.
Congratulations on the 100th page!
I love the warg model. The paws may need a little more sharp edges, but all in good time :D
You ought to take it into photoshop and paint over it, would make a great 2D illustration.
08-12-2007, 06:33 PM
AUGUST 12, 2007
Magdalena ...THANK YOU.... ...I really like that fog setting in the RENDER section of the Z BRUSH program,..never played with it too much though..it creates great atmospheric perspectives..I'm going to experiment with, and explore it alot more, using these wolves..adds to their charater of vanishing and appearing like phantoms, or wild spirits I think.
Samanthie ...THANK YOU .. I usually stay clear of the blue colors..I have had alot of problems in the past with the printing process and the color blue..hard to get a correct match of that color somtimes...but it is had to get around using it in this case, so i'm just going to go for it anyway, and will hope for the best.:scream: :)
Andrew ...THANK YOU.. 100 PAGES LOL..WOW..:scream: ..I never keep track of numbers, so thanks for pointing that out to me..:) Come to think of it, I have even forggotten how old I am. THAT'S GREAT ..LOL :bounce: :scream: :)
THANKS FOR THE GREAT FEEDBACK..EVERYONE..:thumbsup:
A PAIR OF ARCTIC WOLVES
Started painting this one...staying in Z BRUSH so far..I want to explore and experiment with all of the brushes in that program..a new frontier for me..:)
I was thinking today that you are successfully translating your traditional sculpting skills into the digital realm.
However, modelling fur in any way has always been a big challenge for any 3D artist and several of the big 3D applications offer their very own solutions to this problem.
Most of the time this solution means not modelling hair as such, but rather defining hair:
its thickness, strand orientation and weight. The computer takes these definitions and creates hair for you.
I don't know if ZBrush does that for you (to use the technical term: if it has a particle system manager of any sort) which you could learn to handle, but in case it does not: Don't get lost in the as-real-as-possible-trap and stick to how you would approach a task like this with clay... strong suggestions of fur and let the viewer's mind do the trick.
Greetings to Jessica and the parrot...:D
08-13-2007, 10:56 AM
I love these artic wolves. In my opinion the legs of the one on the ground are a little bit too rigid if compared to the dramatic scene.
Only an opinion,
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