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daWinky
06-29-2006, 07:00 AM
Hey everyone!

Though I'm usually doing more 3d, Rebecca caught me with her amazing workshops, so I have some 2d stuff that I want to collect here.
As a beginner in 2d - and especially in anatomy - I'm glad to get any feedback, tips and critics!:)

-sabrina

daWinky
06-29-2006, 07:04 AM
Here are my results from some OFDWs:

OFDW 12 William Bouguereau "Dante et Virgile aux enfers"

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/10b21479.jpg


OFDW 14 William Bouguereau "La Vague":
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/lavague_wip8.jpg

-sabrina

daWinky
06-29-2006, 07:06 AM
OFDW 17 Jean-Léon Gérôme "Black Bashi-Bazouk"

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/Black_Bashi-Bazouk_wip12-1.jpg

higher resolutions of these can be seen in my Portfolio...

-sabrina

daWinky
06-29-2006, 07:09 AM
I try to keep step with the "Anatomy Lesson Series" now and here are my two first rough heads:) ...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head001.jpg
The head pictures will be numbered according to the references in the "Anatomy Lesson" thread...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head002.jpg


Have all a nice day!

-sabrina

Gunilla
06-29-2006, 07:29 AM
Wohoo! Now, that's about time! :D

Good to see your new thread - and the nice work you've done so far.
That last head is amazing - you've really managed to capture his intense eyes well.
I'm looking forward to see all your 50 portraits now - no more icecream breaks for you, right? :)

Zapan
06-29-2006, 08:41 AM
YAHOOOOO , look who's here !! :bounce: :scream:
So great to (finally) see your anatomy thread !!!
Let me see say that is totally awesome the skills you've developped during these OFDW , I'm still drooling in front of the cloth of the last one...

And great start for the Head lesson serie ... you already have 2 ... I feel like to be really late ...

Anyway that's awesome to see that thread taking off , hope to see more soon !

cheers ,

-Zapan

SpiritDreamer
06-29-2006, 10:56 AM
Hi...daWinky...:thumbsup: .....GREAT to see your thread up :thumbsup:

How was the last head you posted done....I like the technique ...whatever it is....has a sculptured look to it....just curious...:)

TAKE CARE
Glenn

Rebeccak
06-29-2006, 05:04 PM
Wheee! Great to see you aboard, Sabie! :bounce:

Your work here is just phenomenal...it's fantastic to see it all together! :) The last head is amazing, it indeed struck me almost as 3D. Looking forward to following your thread (at last!)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

daWinky
06-30-2006, 06:20 AM
Morning everyone!

Hey, Gunie, great to see the first member of the spam-team around!:wavey:
Usually I have more spare time in July/August, so I hope to get enough icecream and the heads done...and I even want to start with some zBrush experiments(finally)...so stay tuned!:)

Stéph, thank's for your nice words and don't worry...in 2d I'm snailing around more than you ever did:D , so 50 heads are a real challenge for me...btw: wasn't there a deal about my anatomy thread and a nice male elf from you:wise: ...

Hey Glenn, thank's for your visit and the warm welcome:) ! About the last head, no secret...I just painted some really sharp highlights in there, seems to work fine for a kind of marble look...

Becca, so nice words for me:blush: , thank's! I just couldn't resist your new workshop, I hope that I can start to learn some character modeling soon, so your anatomy lessons are a great preparation for me!

Have all a nice day!

-sabrina

daWinky
06-30-2006, 06:31 AM
And here is the last night's head...:)

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head003.jpg

-sabrina

Lemog
06-30-2006, 09:23 AM
Nice to see you here Sabie... I've already know your 2d skills... and with these latest exercices, you give us one more proof... very good Sabie... it's a good thing you motivate yourself here...

...and some Zbrush experiments... that sounds good... if I understand well... no holidays for you this summer... only works and spam ? :thumbsup:

Nice day for you...

Rebeccak
07-01-2006, 09:36 PM
Sabie,

You're more than welcome! :) Lovely work here, nice contrast between the smoothness of the skin and the rough cloth texture.

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

daWinky
07-02-2006, 03:57 PM
Hey Lolo,
so good to see you here and thank's for the extra motivation...:)
... if I understand well... no holidays for you this summer... only works and spam ?
exactly, no fun, only hard working and learning for me:cry: ...

in my office outpost:
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/office.jpg

with unmotivated workmates...
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/marvin.jpg

...working can be so nice!:cool:

Hey Becca:wavey: ,
thank's for your encouragement...the clothes are so rough because I want to save time, I need just too long for each head:shrug: ...

-sabrina

daWinky
07-02-2006, 04:00 PM
And the next 2 heads...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head005.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head009.jpg

...the first one could need more work:blush: , but I doubt that this makes him more pleasant...

-sabrina

Womball
07-02-2006, 04:08 PM
WOW! REally great heads there. Your going to be experimenting with zbrush?

Rebeccak
07-02-2006, 05:17 PM
Sabie,

Adorable pictures, the sunshine and the cat are just great! :) Thanks for those pictures, it brightens my day. :)

Lovely work, especially on your last image of the sculpture ~ just gorgeous, you really captured that perfectly! :applause: Can't wait to see more of your works! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rk

Lemog
07-03-2006, 07:41 AM
Morning Sabie...
hahaha, I don't know if your workmates could be effectively as good help for sure... but it's so funny... I can see with pleasure that you continue your exercises... so good...

...nice day for you... and care, too much fun and too much rest is very dangerous... you can comes addicted :scream:


Lemog...

daWinky
07-03-2006, 12:32 PM
Thank's for your visit, Nathan..."Experimenting" with zBrush only means, that I start to learn some of the basics:D . I've just seen some of the zBrush posts in your anatomy thread, way to go for me...

Hey Becca, glad that you like the last one...more time, better result. My "snapshots" are still a problem:shrug: ...

Morning Lolo, don't worry about too much rest, the peaceful moments are usually over too soon:D ...

And here is the first head of the week...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head010.jpg

Have all a nice day!

-sabrina

Womball
07-03-2006, 01:22 PM
Well if you would like help just post and I will see if I can help. Your 2d is topnotch though and your 3d skills seem really strong too. I'm not that good at photorealism.

Rebeccak
07-03-2006, 04:23 PM
Sabie,

Lovely piece ~ the desaturated / sepia tones are nicely subtle and suit the mood and expression. And just finished enough, without being overfinished! Good stuff. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

daWinky
07-04-2006, 05:48 AM
Morning everyone!

Nathan, thank's for the nice words and I'll come back to your generous offer for sure:) , just at the moment I'm still struggling with the basics...
Becca, thank's for your constant support!:love:
...and more heads, 2 quick and creepy ones:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head018.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head011.jpg

-sabrina

Gunilla
07-04-2006, 06:34 AM
Morning Sabrina! So, your picking up ZBrush now? If your skills developes as fast with that as with your painting I expect you to be an expert before the end of the summer :thumbsup:
Your heads are amazing so far, and you got a really interesting style going in #18 - more of that, thanks :)

Great photos - your office seems very pleasant and I have a workmate exactly like yours. I have to blame him for inspiring me to move slow.

daWinky
07-04-2006, 08:26 AM
Morning Gunie,

Thank's for taking a look here... is your moving already done?
No chance for fast progression with zBrush, very strange software at the moment:scream: ...I know what you mean with the cat, promptness is only appreciated for filling the feeding dish:) .


...another quick one, I'm definitely too unpatient to make an effective crosshatching:shrug: ...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head054.jpg

-sabrina

Lemog
07-04-2006, 08:30 AM
Morning Sabie and Gunie... well... much performances here... really like how you catch the glance with the #10...
...you seem to have the same feeling as me about ZB, maybe we need to do a "format head:" to really start to do something with this software :rolleyes:
Nice day for you...

Rebeccak
07-04-2006, 09:27 AM
Sabie,

You're welcome! It's a pleasure to see you on the forum. :) #s 11 and 18 are gorgeous! :thumbsup: Keep up the great work!

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

daWinky
07-04-2006, 05:26 PM
Hey Lolo,...you seem to have the same feeling as me about ZB, maybe we need to do a "format head:" to really start to do something with this software ...
hehe, now I'm not feeling so alone with my confusion:)
...but perhaps we are just to old to learn quickly something new:scream: :banghead:...

Thank's Becca and btw, nice avatar you have there, another good reason to watch soccer this evening...it's all about collecting references:drool: ...

Todays last head, I like this one...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head057.jpg

-sabrina

SpiritDreamer
07-04-2006, 06:02 PM
Hi....Sabrina.....WOW.....Just took a while to really check out your thread....FANTASTIC...:applause:

REALLY GREAT STUDIES.....:thumbsup: That last blue one is ....BEAUTIFUL...:)

TAKE CARE
Glenn

hoodedpython
07-04-2006, 06:49 PM
Brilliant work no crits from me

makaron
07-05-2006, 04:04 AM
well done Sabrina... :applause:

seems like your cats don´t play and hide your pen anymore... :thumbsup: carry on, show us more!

Lemog
07-05-2006, 05:59 AM
...but perhaps we are just to old to learn quickly something new...
tsssssss tssssssss tssssssss...:eek: never miss... never :scream:

You're right to appreciate the last one... with a beautiful glance :wise: bravo...

daWinky
07-05-2006, 10:43 AM
Morning everyone!

Hey Glenn, thanks again for your nice words and it will take much more time for me to go through your thread with all your inspirational work:D ...

Hehe, Richard, that's nice ...thanks for the visit!

Mona, so good to see you here:bounce: !
You've been away for holidays?...I've missed you in the last weeks on the forum!
And I take more care now with the pen, the cats are still dangerous:twisted: ...

Hey, Lolo tsssssss tssssssss tssssssss...:eek: never miss... never
not? ok, ok;) ...I'm just a little unpatient I hope...


and here is the next head, not so happy with the result, but hey, there are still a lot of heads waiting...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head048.jpg
...to be continued...

-sabrina

DiM
07-05-2006, 02:15 PM
Hi. Good work and good speed. I do not have not enough free time to draw all so in detail.

Lemog
07-06-2006, 06:38 AM
Morning Sabie,

Nothing to crit... this one is very good... you know, I'm a bit sad to doesn't participate... but I can't be everywhere, as usually... that permit me anyway to admire your work in this exercise/challenge... bravo :thumbsup:

daWinky
07-06-2006, 06:49 AM
Morning!:wavey:

Hey Dmitri, thanks for your visit! Well, about the speed...I wish I could increase it more, for me the level of detail is not the most timeconsuming, but to get a reasonable initial sketch. I always need tons of paper and several attempts, and I hate to use a grid:shrug: ...

so, here are the next 2 heads...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head047.jpg


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head068.jpg

-sabrina

daWinky
07-06-2006, 06:59 AM
Nothing to crit... this one is very good... you know, I'm a bit sad to doesn't participate... but I can't be everywhere, as usually... that permit me anyway to admire your work in this exercise/challenge... bravo :thumbsup:

Morning Lolo,

haven't seen the post, still a little sleepy this morning...:blush:
Of course you can't be everywhere with your challenging World Fair Project, the more I appreciate that you take the time to support me here...not always easy to stay selfmotivated!

Have a nice day!:wavey:

-sabrina

Lemog
07-06-2006, 07:23 AM
...oups double post... tired too :scream:

Lemog
07-06-2006, 07:24 AM
While waitching your work, you can keep the good motivation to continue on that, the latest both pics are the proof... especially beautiful feeling with the #68... really :thumbsup:

Rebeccak
07-06-2006, 08:09 AM
Sabie,

Tremendous work, I've been kept away from these threads by hunky soccer players :D ~ but it's good to return to see your lovely work and always cheery good mornings! :)

Lolo,

We're sad you're not in this as well, but of course it's great to see you commenting on the forum! :) Ah, those days pre PWF project, when you were here always...:cry:

Cheers, ;)

~Rebeccak

daWinky
07-07-2006, 06:26 AM
Good morning...

Lolo, glad that you like it, # 68 is way off from the reference, but I like it though:) ...
Originally Posted by Rebecca ...I've been kept away from these threads by hunky soccer players
Becca, I guess you will have a great weekend then with more soccer:D ...nice addition to your avatar btw!

And here are - what a surprise - some more heads...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head055.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head019.jpg

-sabrina

Gunilla
07-07-2006, 06:37 AM
Morning Sabie - wow, the heads are rolling aruond here, impressive speed and really impressive results! No hunky soccer player seems to block your focus here :D
The #19 is beautiful and the mood in #64, just as Lolo says is really nice - keep 'em coming!

I'm so longing for the time to join you all again - I've just finishing a tedious book layout and now are facing the whole packing thing. Hope to get back on track in a month or so... in the meantime it's so good to see others sweat - both here and on the soccer field.

Have a great weekend!

Lemog
07-07-2006, 06:56 AM
Morning girls... the #19 is incredible, that seem with a real shape... almost 3d... bravo... strong shapes :thumbsup:

DigitalSol
07-07-2006, 11:34 PM
I missed of too much, this is a great thread, sabie, your head's studies are great, I just love the number 19, but all are very cool, keep posting please.

daWinky
07-10-2006, 06:30 AM
Morning everyone!

Hey Gunie, thanks for the nice comment and you're right, it's about time that you join us again, we need some guts and things around here...packing and moving is a terrible thing, so don't forget the icecream breaks and some goodies for the cat:) ...

Morning Lolo, late reply from me, but I was off for a long and almost headless weekend with a lot of soccer and party:D ...hope you had a really nice weekend too, though the outcome could have been more lucky:scream: ...

Hey Enrique, nice to see you here and thanks for the kind words:wavey:
...and I keep the heads rolling...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head052.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head045.jpg


Have all a nice day!

-sabrina

Rebeccak
07-10-2006, 07:01 AM
Morning Sabie, :)

More beautiful works from you! :thumbsup: These all have a quiet, effortless feel, I always know that I will see something good in your thread. Keep up the lovely work! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Womball
07-10-2006, 07:10 AM
There all amazing! Keep at it! Very nice eye wetness too in the last two.

Lemog
07-10-2006, 08:13 AM
Morning Sabie... I'm really speechless front of the #45, the brush feeling is great, I adore :thumbsup:

Morning Lolo, late reply from me, but I was off for a long and almost headless weekend with a lot of soccer and party ...hope you had a really nice weekend too, though the outcome could have been more lucky ...
...what is soccer ? :scream: mouahahahaha...

During this "great" moment ( :banghead: ) I had the time to finish the textures of your home... nice day for you :)

Zapan
07-11-2006, 12:27 AM
Oh my god .... I didn't drop here for a while .... zillion of apologies ....
Your work appears so effortless for you .... as absolutely flawless ...

:thumbsup: :applause:

Keep rockin' Sabie .... next challenge 5d ... yup ! :bounce:

cheers ,

-Zapan

daWinky
07-12-2006, 07:03 AM
Morning everyone!

Heya Becca, you always find so nice words, thank you:) ...

Nathan:wavey: , thanks for the motivation, still a lot of heads to do...

Hey Lolo,
Originally Posted by Lemog...what is soccer ? mouahahahaha...
hehe, I see you take it like a man, and of course the texturing was much more important:D ....
glad that you like the last head, I had fun with this...unfortunately it's clearly to see where I'm just struggling and what comes more easy...perhaps the results are more constant with the next 20 heads:rolleyes: ...

Hey Stèph, glad to see you back again here:bounce: ...and of course my attempts are far away from flawless or even effortless, thanks though for the nice words:) ...and for the challenge, somehow I doubt they want to see master copies and wait until you see a "Sabie's original" work:scream: ...

back to copying more heads...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head046.jpg


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head028.jpg


Have all a nice day!

-sabrina

Gunilla
07-12-2006, 08:08 AM
Morning Sabie ... and your heads keeps rolling here.
Is that John Cleese!? :eek:
#46 looks just like him, the reference too - amazing :D

Both really looking good, so keep going!

... and please, stop talking soccer when I'm around - it ended to soon for us this time :banghead:

Not that I care much :D

Have a great day!

SpiritDreamer
07-12-2006, 12:47 PM
Hi....Sabrina.....:)
Just thought I would stop by to see what you have come up with lately...pleasent surprize.
That last Carivaggio is pure magic.....amazeing work on the shadows...translucent, with great depth...FABULOUS job there...a real pleasure seeing it....:applause: :thumbsup:

TAKE CARE
Glenn

Zapan
07-12-2006, 01:44 PM
hiyyyaaa Sabie !!!

Still doing incredible ... the #28 freakly inpressive ...
John Cleese ? who's John Cleese ? ... *rides google* ... oh yeah !! :scream: .. it does look like him ...

wait until you see a "Sabie's original" work

Ok now I really want to see ....:D

cheers ,

-Steph

daWinky
07-13-2006, 09:00 AM
Morning!

Hey Gunie, hehe, seeing the reference "John Cleese" was my first thought:D ...a very british face indeed!
And I promise: no more soccer-talk here for the next 4 years:wise: , this should be easy because actually I don't care much about it too...

Ah, Glenn, so nice words about the Caravaggio, thanks:) ! I put more effort and time in it than I actually wanted, so I'm glad to hear that you like the result...

Hey Stéph, you don't know John Cleese!? A really funny guy with some great films...
Ok now I really want to see ....
:scream: oh, I should be more careful with the things I'm saying, not:D ...

and thanks for liking the Caravaggio, here is just the next head of his picture...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head027.jpg

Have all a nice day!

-sabrina

daWinky
07-17-2006, 07:28 AM
Morning:wavey: !


...I'm still busy, the next couple of heads

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head059.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head061.jpg


-sabrina

Rebeccak
07-17-2006, 07:26 PM
Sabie!

You're on fire sweetie! :scream: Now I feel really behind! :D Fantastic to see your progress, you have a great sensibility to your paintings which I am really enjoying. And, of course it's great to see the spam team as well!! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

daWinky
07-19-2006, 09:14 AM
Morning everyone!

Hey Becca, yes, I'm on fire:D ...but slowing down a little now, because I'm behind everything else that I've planned for my sommer hole...and actually it's too hot here around to do some serious work in front of the screen:cool: !
so here is the next Caravaggio head...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head030.jpg
Have all a nice day!

-sabrina

DiM
07-19-2006, 02:57 PM
Hey Sabrina

Good works. I like your Carravaggio. keep posting please.

daWinky
07-21-2006, 08:39 AM
Hey Dmitri, thanks for your visit, with the current heat here around I need all motivation I can get to continue with the drawings:D ...
so here are just two quickly done heads...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head015.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head013.jpg


-sabrina

DiM
07-21-2006, 09:28 AM
Hey Sabrina! Good quickly heads.:thumbsup: Unfortunately I now and on quickly heads do not have time. So fifty heads to me to not be in time.:sad:

Nothingness
07-21-2006, 01:39 PM
hay sabrina,

amazing work in here. I feel such a nvice right now :twisted:
I got so much to learn right now.

Care to enlighten me with what apps you use to draw them?
You really get the shapes of the head so great and full of emotion.
I've seen work here that looked like a slightly blurred photo of a real sculpture. But no, it's freakin drawn and it blew my mind.

I'm bowing down right now, master ! :twisted: :bounce: :applause:

Nico

Rebeccak
07-23-2006, 05:17 PM
Heya Sabie,

Great to see your updates, and it's great to see the volume that you can achieve in these Portraits with so little apparent effort ~ looking forward, as always, to more! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

daWinky
07-24-2006, 08:14 AM
Morning!

Hey Dmitri, thanks and you don't think to get the 50 heads in time:eek: ...but you're working so fast...I'm not sure about myself, but I think it doesnt matter so much if there are 40 or 50 heads:) ...

Hey Nico, thanks a lot for your gushy commendation:blush: , but don't worry, I'm a beginner too and the copying is perfect for learning...you asked about the tools, well, I'm using mainly PS and the initial sketches are usually made with pencil and paper (and a lot of eraser:D ...)...my experiments with painter are not so successful atm...

Hey Becca:wavey: , thanks for your visit, your comments are always highly appreciated...only little progress here and I'm slowly running out of heads I would like to paint...


and two more heads...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head021a.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head032.jpg

Have all a nice day!

-sabrina

DiM
07-24-2006, 09:09 AM
Hey Sabrina!You surprise me more and more and more. Fine pictures. №32especially it is pleasant to me.

Zapan
07-24-2006, 09:50 AM
Morning Sabie ! :wavey:

These last heads are great !! , I particulary appreciate the last set , agree with Beckie , it seems so effortless for you ... :applause: ....
I didn't count how many heads you got so far , but the speed you're going is really impressive !

Keep up the splendid work , and have a great day :)

cheers ,

-Steph

SpiritDreamer
07-24-2006, 11:55 AM
Hi....Sabrina.....:bounce: .........Those last two heads are ....FANTASTIC.....BEAUTIFUL JOB...:applause: :thumbsup:

TAKE CARE
Glenn

krispee
07-24-2006, 05:38 PM
nice work on those last 2, dawinky, seen your work about and thought i`d say hi......liked some of your master studies as well, great work.....


krispee

BNN
07-24-2006, 05:44 PM
That's really some nice work!

Tsk anyway, did I ever mention that I find your username damn cute?!
XD

daWinky
07-25-2006, 08:24 AM
Morning everyone!

Hey Dmitri, thanks for your constant support...and I'm surprised myself:D ...it seems that drawing and painting a lot in a short time really makes the difference!

Heya Stéph! Your nice words are always a motivation for me and I see you haven't been lazy yourself. I discovered the new character yesterday in your portfolio, you're getting better and better and I return your comment: It seems so effortless for you! Great work and I definitely want to see more of her:thumbsup: ! I hope you've time though to enjoy this hot summer...:cool:

Hi Glenn, always a pleasure to read your comments, sometimes a woman needs some compliments:) ...

Hey Chris, thanks for your visit and I'm glad to read your kind words!:)

Hello Yee, so you like my silly nickname:D ...thanks for dropping by! And btw: what is the meaning of BNN?

and the next head...the attempt of coloring a sculpture, a strange effect somehow...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head075.jpg

Have all a nice day!

-sabrina

Zapan
07-25-2006, 10:13 AM
Strange ? not all , I think it's great !
you totally captured the face , and that skin totally makes her alive ! ...
Sssssplendid !! :)
Thx a lot for your compliments about my new character .... I will post her when I will have the modeling done ....

I hope you've time though to enjoy this hot summer...
Well I try .... but too hot ... TOO hot ... :rolleyes:

cheers ,

-Steph

Frejasphere
07-25-2006, 02:17 PM
Hey daWinky :)

Popped in to see your thread, truly great work you have here :thumbsup: lovely to see. The heads are looking amazing with light volume texture and expressions... :bowdown:

Bit exhausted after long day with numbers... but really wanted to say hi having popped in, so sorry about short comment, just figure if I go on, I'll get tangled up in words due to lack of sleep :D

cheers :) a.

Rebeccak
07-25-2006, 02:33 PM
Sabie,

Ack, and I thought I had commented here! I must be going senile! :D

Wow! That last colorization just really pops out at you ~ it's so lifelike in a way it's almost creepy! :scream: Tremendous job on all your pieces, and I was happy to see you finally post more work in the 50 Portraits Thread! :scream:

Keep up the amazing work!

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Nothingness
07-25-2006, 04:04 PM
it defenitly has STYLE !!


this one breakes free from flatness!


great job

BNN
07-25-2006, 04:09 PM
Haha XD

That's no silly nickname! That's cute! Anyway BNN stands for banana (um complicated story behind it so yea.. XD)

(anyway you can call me Long or Yee Long, I'm a Chinese so the way you call me can be pretty different? o.O)

Anyway that's pretty nice form you've created!

Gogogo!

YMS
07-26-2006, 06:44 AM
#75 is amazing!! :thumbsup:

daWinky
07-26-2006, 06:46 AM
Good Morning!

Stèph, ssssplendid??! That's sssssweet:) , thx! And I know what you mean with too hot, but I'm enjoying my new airconditioning system and a lot of icecream ...

Hi Annette, thx for your visit and your nice comment:) - I'm still amazed of your thread, all the heads together in such a short time, and I'm struggling all the month here...

Hey Becca, senile??? Naaa , never, this is just the easing proof that you're human! And I really forgot the uploading to the main thread, though I've watched it every day, that's senile ...or the heat:D ...

Hey Nico, oh thanks, that's a nice compliment;) ...

Hey BNN, oh no , I was quite sure that there was something with the chinese names and made it wrong though:banghead: ...So once again: Hey Long, nice to see you here! And with the banana...ok, maybe I don't really want to know:D ...

So, I've noticed very late that the workshop ends today:argh: , now I'm just throwing out all the wip heads and also the ones I don't like...be prepared for some rolling heads...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head003a.jpg


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head022.jpg



to be continued...

-sabrina

daWinky
07-26-2006, 07:13 AM
more heads...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head053-1.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head049.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head073.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head064.jpg

and more soon:)

-sabrina

Elsie
07-26-2006, 07:16 AM
Hey this last one Sabrina (22) is very nice! You nailed the lighting :D.

:edit: another while I was posting heh - 73 is great, your best so far I'd say.

Intervain
07-26-2006, 08:54 AM
you are plain amazing!!! #3 and #49 are fantastic. Really like how you gave #73 colour :) makes her look so much more alive!

great job... might I ask what tools you're using? [forgive me if that's been asked before and I've missed it]

daWinky
07-26-2006, 12:11 PM
Hey Yvonne, sorry , somehow I've overseen your former post:eek:...so busy with last minute painting and uploading, thanks alot for stopping here and I'm curious: what is this sweet avatar picture you have there, so cute:) ...

Hi Ailsa, so nice to see you here and you like # 73:bounce: !? I'm really unsure when I go away from the reference, so I'm glad to read this!

Hello Magdalena, thanks for your kind words, and yes, it is asked before and I forgive you:D ...pencil and paper for the initial sketches and then I'm using mainly PS, only here and there some Painter experiments...btw, your new scholar version (avatar) is just great!

and there are still more heads...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head082.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head088.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head089.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head090.jpg

-sabrina

SpiritDreamer
07-26-2006, 12:26 PM
Hi....Sabrina....:applause: :) :thumbsup: .......AMAZEING.....BLOWN AWAY.....BEAUTIFUL PAINTINGS...:bounce:

TAKE CARE
Glenn

daWinky
07-26-2006, 03:33 PM
Hey Glenn, glad to hear that you like the last ones...thank you:) !

still collecting heads from my hard drive:D ...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head091.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head092.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head093.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head096.jpg

-sabrina

DiM
07-26-2006, 03:36 PM
Hey Sabrina I have not words :thumbsup:

Nothingness
07-26-2006, 03:40 PM
hey sabrina,


great head you got here


but euuucchhh, ...... do you ever sleep? ;-)


greetz

Zapan
07-26-2006, 04:22 PM
do you ever sleep?

Same question here .... sleep , eat , watch silly shows on tv , play with the cat .... :shrug: ....
I think we got a new queen over here :D ...

Insane work Sabie ! nothing else to say ....

daWinky
07-26-2006, 06:00 PM
Hey Dmitri, no words...I take this as positive:D ...thanks!

Nico, sleep?? definitely, I need my beauty-sleep:wise: ...thanks for dropping by!

Hey Stéph, Originally Posted by Zapan .... sleep , eat , watch silly shows on tv , play with the cat .... all of this of course:twisted: ...the day has 24 hours and if this is not enough, I also take the night:D
thanks for your nice support dear, and let us see more of your amazing character soon!


phuu, and here is the definitely last head for today, I promise:rolleyes: ...
this one is my favorite, not really finished, but hey...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head066.jpg


-sabrina

SulaMoon
07-26-2006, 07:10 PM
Wow!
Incredible work!

Intervain
07-26-2006, 07:14 PM
daWinky that last one's amazing! way to finish! your skill to paint cloth is a killer:bounce:

NR43
07-26-2006, 10:09 PM
daWinky

here I am subscribing to one anatomy thread after another... following quite a few peepz here already and apparantly I missed out on one of the best threads until now... oops.

your work is wonderful and very inspiring. I will surely do more heads now, even though the deadline has passed

Great thread, keep spoiling us :)

razz
07-27-2006, 08:09 AM
I'm speehcless about the last piece! Colors, will there be colors?!

YMS
07-27-2006, 08:14 AM
I agree, Sabrina! Totally beautiful, incredible paintings :thumbsup:
So like the originals, then a lot more.

I'm curious: what is this sweet avatar picture you have there, so cute:) ...
That's my brother when he was aged around 5 years, George, "GDK" - he was as cheeky, happy, and as mischevious as he looks!

Rebeccak
07-27-2006, 07:35 PM
Sabie,

All of your Portraits have been consistently impressive, but this last one :eek: blows me away! :bounce:Just gorgeous stuff, I am so impressed with your work and how lifelike it is! I'd really love to see you do a Tutorial on the Forum, if you find the time I would be really happy to see one from you! :thumbsup:

Keep up the stellar work!

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

BNN
07-27-2006, 08:05 PM
Wow! That's simply enticing!

Excellent job Sabrina! =D

Frejasphere
07-28-2006, 12:24 AM
Hi again Sabrina :)
Hats off and big :bowdown: !!!
Popped back in after quite a few very late nights and more work.. this has been a great project
and seeing what you have done with it is wonderful :) You have really captured the essence of these heads, last one is amazing, one before too, one before that as well... :) Great skills and eye for bringing out something beyond the copy... like these people have been given new life :)

As I don't know digital, I can't comment on the methods... but must say am curious to find out more... :D and if you ever do a tutorial as Rebeccak suggested... let me know :)

with time difference (yeah right good excuse Annette!:scream: ) I ended up posting my last (maybe not last... there are a couple more I'd like to do..) after closing time. Thanks again for your comments :) and big WOW and applause to you!

cheers a. :)

daWinky
07-28-2006, 08:00 AM
Hey Úrsula, thanks for stopping here!:)

Magdalena, glad that you like the van Eyck...to tell the truth, my attention was caught when I saw his hat-thing and I also started to paint with the turban and I'm sure I needed more time for it than for the face:D ...

Hey Johan, wow, too much praise for me:blush: ...thanks for the motivation!

Hi razz, thanks for your visit:) . Colors?? Not for this one I think, I'm terrible with coloring a greyscale version and I doubt to have enough energy atm to start this new...but hopefully I find time for another van Eyck soon, I really admire his work...

Hello again Yvonne and thanks for the nice words...ah, and this is your brother on the avatar, really an adorable photo:D !

Hey Becca, thanks so much for the nice words, that means a lot for me that you like the van Eyck! A tutorial:scream: , me:argh: ...of course I can try this, but please ask me again when you see one of the future pics worth to write a tut, unfortunately I haven't saved the wips for the head workshop. I'll keep this in mind for the next projects! Wish you a lot of fun in Boston!

Hi Long, nice to see you again here:) , thanks!

Hey Annette! Oh yes, the time difference:D ...but I've nearly missed the end of the workshop too. Have to take a look at your latest heads and thanks a lot for your kind comments!

Have all a nice weekend!

-sabrina

daWinky
07-31-2006, 07:29 AM
Hi everyone,

two more quick heads from the weekend, before I definitely take a break from this:scream: ...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head084.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head085.jpg

-sabrina

BNN
07-31-2006, 10:42 AM
oh my... 85 looks like a photo to me!!!

Superb progress man! =D

I'll lag abit on the heads too while I work on my assignments (whole lot of them to be submitted next week... namely... um... Web Design, 2D and 3D animation, Modelling

I'm dying~~~

NR43
07-31-2006, 11:09 AM
Hi sabrina

Unbelievable. I'm trying to figure out how you do that, creating so much depth in your work.
With 85 I really wanted to pull the ear haha that's how "touchable" it looks

After doing a lot of ultra speed gestures I'm gonna try a greyscale painted head as well I think.
Gotta try this gotta try this :bounce:

Zapan
08-01-2006, 09:31 AM
Morning Sabie !!

:cry: :cry: :cry: .... in 6 months you've become a real master .... :surprised
This one (http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/head066.jpg) is totally draw jopping !!!

I agree with Beckie here , a Sabie toturial would be awesome , I want to know your secret !!
Now let's see some Sabie's original work !!! :applause: :bounce: dum di dum ....

cheers ,

-Steph

Lemog
08-07-2006, 12:13 PM
Hello Sabie... I'm totally speechless... so much work, so much heads since my last visit... very impressive, and some pieces are very amazing... spectacular progress, that seem easy for you now... I agree with Cadet... the #66 is more of splendid :thumbsup: bravo Master Sabie:bounce:

lolo...

daWinky
08-08-2006, 08:26 AM
Hey Long, thanks for stopping by, yes, it's time to go back to more regular work for me too now, good luck with your assignments!:bounce:

Hi Johan, I looked out for your greyscale head studies, but I saw you're so busy with other cool stuff:thumbsup: ...thanks for your nice words!

Heya Stéph, you make me blush:blush: ...thanks for this and especially for your constant pushing to finally start my own anatomy thread:D ...I'm too busy now (and too lazy) to start a original project, but I hope to find the time to participate a little in the next workshop...

Hey Lolo, so good to see you back from vacation:bounce: , I've missed you around! Thanks for the compliments, I had fun with the heads (more than with zBrush:argh: )...and I was amazed to discover that it really makes a difference to paint a lot of something in a short time - good for the learning effect:) !

Have all a nice day!

-sabrina

Intervain
08-08-2006, 08:41 AM
OMG the patience you've shown on the last head deserves a round of applause... great rendering of those curles!
but I especially love the subtlety of #84 :thumbsup:

Lemog
08-08-2006, 01:31 PM
and I was amazed to discover that it really makes a difference to paint a lot of something in a short time - good for the learning effect:) !
There's no secret for skills... made and again made :bounce: and that works especially good for you :thumbsup:

Rebeccak
08-08-2006, 02:16 PM
Sabie,

OMG your works are really becoming amazing! :bounce:That's some fantastic work, it really deserves a lot of applause! :applause: Keep up the great work, you are truly becoming a 2D Master! :)

Cheers,

~RK

krispee
08-08-2006, 10:07 PM
excellent new work there, sabrina, that last one almost has a sheen to it......sorry, double post, can someone help me out please? :eek:


kris

Gunilla
08-09-2006, 07:26 AM
Morning Sabrina! Oh and yes... you have really become skillful with the painting in such short time. I admire your focus in this and it really pays off - the last two heads looks amazing!
What's this about ZBrush? You don't like it?

Zapan
08-09-2006, 08:22 PM
Oh btw I didn't count but it seems you almost achieved the 50 heads in wonderful way (I'm lying , I did count) , is a lot of people did ? So yeah you couldn't keep yourself without a personal thread ...
Of course a new workshop work from you could be great , even if I wouldn't be mad to see a personal work ... or 3d ... :scream:

What's this about ZBrush? You don't like it?
yeah what is that about ? .... do you have any pictures for us ? :rolleyes: :bounce:

keep up the great work Sabie !

cheers ,

-Steph

daWinky
08-10-2006, 07:51 AM
Good Morning!

Hey Magdalena, thanks for your kind words, but patience...me??...not really:rolleyes: ! Oh btw, I've just seen the latest version of your Fragonard model, thats great:) !

There's no secret for skills... made and again made and that works especially good for you Morning Lolo, I doubt that this works for everything...but for the copying you're right, no secret:) ...

Hi Becca, hehe, thanks for this, but you're just a good teacher and of course perfect in motivation for me:thumbsup: ...

Heya Chris, thanks for your visit:) ...but where you see a double post ???

Morning Gunie , ah, all these praise for the copying makes me embarrased, as Lolo said before, no secret and I put more time in the head workshop than in zBrush...I don't like zBrush?? It's more the way round that zBrush doesn't like me:D ...I'm totally unable to model in it, and all this switching between max and zBrush is annoying...but I'm still struggling!

Hey Stéph,
you've really counted the heads??? Ah, I'm discovered:scream: ...not all the 50 are done...
and what is that about zBrush, I don't know...I can't use it for modeling, neither rendering...
I hate to show early wip pictures, but just to please you...here is one (and don't laugh!)

http://aycu34.webshots.com/image/3153/1049285617894792329_rs.jpg

atm I'm working on this character for a nightly-kitchen-horror scene (fat man in front of the fridge:twisted: ) ,not rigged and textured yet, though most of the modeling is done in max I thought it would be at least fun to texture him in zBrush, but I've so many problems with creating bump and specular maps, that I'll unwrap him now in max and probably make it the old way...or start it completly new, I wont give up so quickly:banghead: (http://forums.cgsociety.org/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#)...

Have all a nice day!

-sabrina

NR43
08-10-2006, 08:09 AM
wow sabrina nice model you got there, allthough his legs seem a bit athletic for a fat man like him, particularly his behind which I think should be "hanging" more.

Zapan
08-10-2006, 10:25 AM
You have got to be kidding !! :eek:
Me lauging ? I rather should be cry right now ! , My obssessive habits for smooth and simple meshes won't ever allow me such a detailled anatomy model , I will have to wait for a software like zbrush or mudbox ! :rolleyes:
Frankly I think that's awesome , and I would love to see some other views with a brighter lighting if you're ok !
From what I see now , everything seems correct , if I would have to be nitpicking , I would say that the hands are a bit small , though it could be due to the focal lengh of the camera , as NR43 maybe some extra hanged skin under arms and on the legs could be great too ...
But feets are beautiful and you have done a splendid work on the head/neck area !

About the zbrush issue , you know I can't give many advices , but I know that Zbrushcentral gives a lot of tips and also maybe you could find something usefull in the zbrush forum part here ... :shrug:

The only thing is getting me upset here , it's that I didn't know you could make such a great characters ... and make me think you're really great in every areas ... which is kind of depressing for me right now :scream: ...

(Really) Hope to see more of this ...

cheers ,

-Steph

ps : nightly-kitchen-horror scene ? really ? You girls will always surprise me ...

Frejasphere
08-11-2006, 03:54 AM
Wow Sabrina :)

Always a pleasure to pop back here and see your work :thumbsup: I love the light in the fat man WIP you can really sense the chill of the open fridge at midnight... and who knows... maybe a sagging bum would be more realistic, but a partial body sag might just make him more frightening when he's done... (that's if he's the horror factor... if it's the fridge, you might have to rethink ;) :D )

Lovely work though - keep it up :bounce:
take care and cheers
a. :)

Gunilla
08-11-2006, 06:30 AM
Wow, Sabrina!! You're doing it again... "just testing something new" - and it turns out great almost immidiately! I really like the look of this guy, and the concept for the scene makes me want to see more. Great idea!
I think the jumping between programs is annoying too - but I suppose you get used to it. The basic mesh is best made in Max for sure and I had a lot of problems with exporting the displcement mapping. Normal maps are much easier to get right though.
So, come on now - let's see more of this fatty guy!

Lemog
08-11-2006, 07:08 AM
Morning team...

well... I'm speechless... you can put the light on sabie, and especially to be proud of this guy... of course, the idea of scene already appear very interesting... but the model, whaouw... incredible, of course, you must continue on it, by your prefered ways if you want, but you must continue... it's not too early at this point.

Now, I'm waiting some regular updates Sabie, GO GO GO :bounce::bounce::bounce:

daWinky
08-11-2006, 02:03 PM
Hey Johan,
I think you're right with the legs (you've made some drawings lately with Rubens characters, not?), I have to look out for some references too...thanks for your support!

Hey Stéph, you really like him:bounce: ?? I'm very glad to hear this, I'm always heavy struggling with organic modeling and admire your beautiful results...of course you'll see more of him, as soon as I have the time to correct some of the main faults I've discovered yet...My obssessive habits for smooth and simple meshes won't ever allow me such a detailled anatomy model , I will have to wait for a software like zbrush or mudbox ...
My base mesh is not so dense at all, and for detailing an existing mesh zBrush is really good, so I think you would have fun with it...
Thanks for the anatomy critic, I'll take care of this points! ...ps : nightly-kitchen-horror scene ? really ? You girls will always surprise me ... Lol, that's the results of easy to follow thoughts while pushing vertices: ***Oh, another kitchen...a little boring...I would like something more exiting...more suspense...Hitchcock...fat man...creepy lighting*** and so on...total logical:D , not??

Hi Annette!
Hehe, I see you get the "horror" in the scene, of course it is the fat guy, perhaps dressed with sexy tiger underpants:twisted: ...thanks for sharing your thoughts, the "concept" atm is so loose that I'm glad to hear some good suggestions!

Hey Gunie!
Ah, thanks a lot for your nice words, I'll need some motivation with this, you wouldn't believe how long it took to just come so far:rolleyes: ...Hmmm, normal maps, I'm afraid to have no clue how to use them in Max, I always get strange results and the manual is not helpful...And now I'm at a point where I have a displacement map with the existing mapping and don't want to texture the guy in zBrush, so I have to unwrap him...not good for the displacement:scream: ...well, I guess you know about this starting problems with zBrush...

Hey Lolo!:wavey:
I'm glad to hear that you like the fat man:), of course, with all this great support now I'm obliged to push the guy a little further . Not sure about the concept, just a vague idea so far...Regular updates? Uh, give me some time to figure my technical problems out or find a workaround...I'm very busy the next week, but then I hope to show more.

Have all a great weekend!

-sabrina

YMS
08-14-2006, 04:56 AM
atm I'm working on this character for a nightly-kitchen-horror scene (fat man in front of the fridge:twisted:
Great new project there, Sabrina, though I have to admit that rigging and texturing are foreign terms to me. :) You're certainly versatile!

Gunilla
08-15-2006, 07:33 AM
...well, I guess you know about this starting problems with zBrush...

Haha, yes indeed! To me the biggest problems was with displacement maps when using models made in ZB - once I started to do the basic mesh in Max it all went better.
I like texturing in ZB - and it's wonderful not having to UnWrap manually anymore. :)
Have you tried the Multi Displacement plugin? It really made it a lot easier - you can get it from ZBrush forum.

Looking forward to your progress with this!

daWinky
08-23-2006, 09:27 AM
Good morning everyone!

Sorry for the late reply, but all the work that wasn't done during the heatwave here come back to bite me now:scream: , I'm terribly behind everything...and the worst is that I don't think to have the time for the "giant-workshop":cry: ...

Yvonne, thank's for the encouragement:) , all the character modeling related things are new too me too, so it's more a learning project...

Gunie, ah, thanks for the hint with the multi displacement plugin:bounce: , zBrush forum is a great resource and I wish I had more time (and fun) walking through the tuts, so I sometimes discover later that I reinvented the wheel...

Not much spare time for the fat guy , but at least I unwrapped, rigged and skinned him...I spent a lot of effort for a vray skin shader that reacts in a way I want, not really statisfied yet:shrug: ...The texture so far is made from scratch in PS, still need more work and a decent bump and specular map and the modeling needs more details for the legs, arms and hands...So here just some snapshots to show that I'm still on it:) ...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/bc877e1a.jpg

Have all a nice day!

-sabrina

Lemog
08-23-2006, 09:47 AM
Not finish of course... but we really can appreciate the quality of the modeling. Remain much work especially with texturing but that already work very good.
I like much the third shoot... the pose is really credible and the lighting well adapted... as if he's searching his fridge in the dark (the Fort Knox of the beers) :scream:

Gunilla
08-23-2006, 01:06 PM
Oh yes! Already like the appearance of this big guy - standing in front of the fridge wondering what to grab next ... great modeling!
Other useful plugins for you to check if you haven't already would be Zmapper, for making normal maps. And also Zapplink for easy jumping between ZBrush and Photoshop.
It's a new version in the pipes now, hope it solves some of the current issues.

The mole on his chest is a nice touch:thumbsup:

Womball
08-23-2006, 07:20 PM
His face is really lumpy, the fat rolls aren't quite working. :sad: When working zbrush try using masks to get very crisp edges. Also the inflate brush would work well for fat. Fat is reasonablly smooth, although some areas kind of indent inward for some reason. Are you using 3d.sk references, they have quite a few obese models.

Rebeccak
09-01-2006, 03:58 PM
Hiya Sabie,

I've neglected this thread for too long...I've been stunned at your progress and really admire the works here!

I think there are some issues with the model, I'm sure that you can see them, so I don't need to belabor the point. :) I look forward to seeing you take this further, and stunning us again with your organic modeling progress!

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

Zapan
09-02-2006, 10:12 AM
I'm wondering what kind of look I could I get with underpants like this ? :scream: ...

Ok , honestly I find the model pretty great , I do like the overall shape and we totally see where you want to go with it ... maybe just some smooth on the face and that would be great ...
Looking forward for your progress ...

cheers ,

-Steph

agou
09-02-2006, 06:03 PM
Hi Sabrina,
you did a good job on this model. I agree that his face could be more smooth but that's all. I'm looking forward for new updates, I'm sure this will give a nice illustration...

daWinky
09-04-2006, 06:21 AM
Good Morning!

Again late here with reply...I'm still behind everything atm...:blush: (http://forums.cgsociety.org/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#)

Lolo, thanks for appreciating the modeling, but you're right, texture and shader need more work of course...I like much the third shoot... the pose is really credible and the lighting well adapted... as if he's searching his fridge in the dark (the Fort Knox of the beers) ...so the third pose looks familiar for you!? :D

Hey Gunie, you seem to be a useful source of the latest zBrush tipps and plugins:) , thanks for this - with all the new things to learn I've already lost the overview...

Nathan, thanks for your crit, of course a lot to learn with zBrush, hints are always appreciated!

Hey Becca, nice to see you here again, and thanks for taking a look at the new model...I see the issues, it's more about finding a way to avoid this:shrug: ...

I'm wondering what kind of look I could I get with underpants like this ? Stéph, well, sexy underpants for a sexy guy, not...but I've to admit that this was only a quick thing for uploading without getting banned:twisted: ...I'm not sure what you think about smoothing the face...the features or the texture? Maybe it's too exaggerated, I had something in mind like Hitchcock's face without looking at a reference...

Hey Sophie, nice to see you here, thanks for the visit and the motivation:) ! So you also want to see a smoothed face...okay, I'll give it a try!

Hope to find some time to continue this week, I'm already so annoyed of all the issues that I think of a second version, it's all a matter of spare time...

Have all a great start in the week!:wavey:

-sabrina

Gunilla
09-05-2006, 06:45 AM
So, Sabrina have you solved the import of dispålacement map into Max? What method did you choose? I'm having real trouble with it again - for some reason I had forgot about how hard it was the previous times I've tried... ah, the errors :)
Let me know how you do it, OK?

have a great day

Lemog
09-05-2006, 07:58 AM
So, Sabrina have you solved the import of dispålacement map into Max? What method did you choose? I'm having real trouble with it again - for some reason I had forgot about how hard it was the previous times I've tried... ah, the errors :)
Let me know how you do it, OK?

have a great day
hmmm... I'm sure I will have this kind of prob the day when I'll work with ZB... (in few years...:scream:)...

...oups, I forget something... Morning the Team (and especially the girls of the team :))

daWinky
09-05-2006, 08:45 AM
Morning Team!:wavey:

Gunie, you've got mail:) ...

Lolo, you've got no mail:D , but I can save my pearls of wisdom until you need them...but in a few years...this complicate way is hopefully replaced by something intuitive:rolleyes: ...

Nice day for you both!

-sabrina

CrackleWax
09-05-2006, 09:38 AM
Hiya Sabrina,

it's been way too long since I came by this thread...

I see you've taken on character modeling now, way to go! If this is your first try than I am very impressed!

Obi

DiM
09-05-2006, 10:24 AM
Hay Sabrina!

Good model. I wish to see animation оr illustration with this character 8)))!
the Theme: Morning after a magnificent banquet! :)

Zapan
09-06-2006, 12:26 PM
Well , I don't know if "smooth" is the correct word , maybe a more rounded face could suit him better ... like an overweight person you know ? you still can add wrinkles and extra skin though ... Hitchcock ? hum now I have to make some researches ... If I find a reference of what I have in mind I'll post it ....

oh and don't worry about the underpants , it's great ... a real fox :scream: ... (did I say that loud ? )

cheers ,

-Steph

daWinky
09-08-2006, 06:38 AM
Morning!

Hey Gert, nice to see you here, I hope you're fine:) ! Yes, this is the first try of character modeling and I have the certain feeling that I need much more practise before I get something reasonable:shrug: ...so thanks for your motivation!

Hi Dim, glad to hear that you like my attempts...an animation:scream: ? Certainly not, I'm far from this and just would be happy to finish this experiment with a still...Thanks for the visit!

Stéph, I guess I know what you're thinking of, thanks to clarify this and I'll give it another try this weekend...hopefully:banghead: ! The more I'm struggling here, the more I admire your characters:bowdown: ...

Have all a nice weekend!:wavey:

-sabrina

Intervain
09-08-2006, 07:59 AM
hello :) Nice to see some serious 3d work going on here... obviously texturing is still in progress so I won't be saying anything until it's done:) But if you don't mind I'd like to say some 'words of wisdom' LOL about the modeling ! I took the liberty of changing your image very quickly with the liquify tool in photoshop [I find it's a great way of looking at a model btw - just do some quck changes and remodel accordingly - mine are really rough so I do apologise again!]

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/Intervain/bc877e1a.jpg

basically I feel the wrinkles on the face should be more sagging - remember gravity - they would be going down not to the sides... The breasts are really puffy too - I think too puffy personally... He's not a female - and now they feel a bit like balloons...

Hope you don't mind my invasion on your work :D Keep it up:thumbsup:

krispee
09-08-2006, 09:42 PM
love the new 3d character, sabrina, you`ve already had the crits on the legs and face to i`ll just say, keep up the great work! :thumbsup:


kris

aggie93
09-08-2006, 10:00 PM
Looks great in you out post office. Nice and Peaceful. That's in what part of Germany? Looks like here, except it is greener there.

Frejasphere
09-11-2006, 12:36 AM
Hi Sabrina! :)

Been a while since I stopped by here... great to see how your "frightening fat man" is coming along :thumbsup: I can't even begin to imagine the struggles of doing 3D modelling in a digital format and from what I see you are going really well!:) the issues with his sagging rolls of fat have been pointed out to you, and I'm sure you can see - and know exactly where you want to take it... just a matter of getting there - which I'm sure you will :) Oh and the undies... mmmm nice touch!

keep it up and take care
a. :)

daWinky
09-11-2006, 08:40 AM
Good morning!

Hey Magdalena, thanks for your useful hints, I don't mind the overpaint at all, I always appreciate a fresh look on it:) ...running in so many technical problems with the previous model that I started it again with more polys from the beginning (and haven't seen your post before:sad: ...) and decided to stick to the exaggerated look, but I'll have an eye on the points you mentioned...atm he's just looking worse than before, I post a snapshot later...
Hey Chris, nice to see you here again, thanks for the kind words:) ...

Hi aggie, ah, you've looked at the first site...well, the green look is over here too, it was too hot, but I've had a great harvesting with all kind of fruits this year...my garden is located in the most western part of Germany, near the frontier to the Netherlands and Belgium...Greetings to Texas!:wavey: (http://forums.cgsociety.org/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#)

Hey Annette, thanks for looking in here again and your always encouraging comments...well, I'm not a good example for the joys of character modeling, I've always avoided it and now I know why:D , I'm struggling hard without getting the result I want, I'll see if I have the patience for a second round...

perhaps this helps him to get rid of some of his fatrolls...:twisted:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/v2.jpg

Have all a nice day!

-sabrina

Lemog
09-11-2006, 09:09 AM
Morning Sabie, nice to see you start his environment... I imagine him front of these chains... :scream:

just one thing disturb me a little, when we're watching this guy, we can't imagine a fridge so much clean like this one... more something dirty and old... but why not, maybe the contrast must be interesting, just need to give an interesting POV to justify a message...

...but I really like the pose of this guy... especially the hand behind the head... maybe the right hand must be more in direction of the fridge, as a lager desire movment.

Nice day for you Sabie :wavey:

DiM
09-11-2006, 01:28 PM
Waw. Real old good «socialistishe realism»! Nostalgie for DDR! For my 5 stars!

Gunilla
09-11-2006, 03:01 PM
Wouaha! This is coming on really well... fun and a bit sad at the same time, very inspiring!
I really like the pose too... and the environment is just right. Maybe just some dirt as Lolo says. Great ZBwork :thumbsup:

Zapan
09-12-2006, 12:05 AM
Hey Sabie ! :)

I have to say that your last picture is amazing , moody as well and the pose really suits to the scene ! :applause:
Of course as said by the team maybe some dirts part on the fridge , floor and such could be a great addition but I'm not completly sure ... because I find it pretty great the way it is ...
I heard you started the guy over ... well that's your call , except I think it just needed a bit less wrinkles on his cheeks and maybe more around his eyes ...

Anyhow I really enjoy the work you've done , very original concept and character and I just can't wait to see your model review ...

The black underwear suits him better me think ... and I just hope that nobody will ever chain my fridge to keep me away from the beers ... that's just mean ...

cheers ,

-Steph

Womball
09-12-2006, 01:16 AM
The scene is coming along nicely! The face still needs a lot of work (more reference, and less lumps! fat is lumpy but not super lumpy) and the hand behind his body could be pushed forward a bit more. I think someone suggested you make the back hand reach for the refrigerator. I think this would read much better as sillhoute (sic).

daWinky
09-13-2006, 07:04 AM
Morning team!

Lolo, so you want it more dirty? Hmm, I agree that it's too sterile atm, I'll add some more details for sure and make it all more worn out...and I'll try your suggestion with the pose, need to fix some rigging issues before. Thank's for your always good suggestions!

Hey Dmitri, glad you like it, DDR-Nostalgie?... not really what I thought of (the guy is just too well fed for this:D ), but a good idea too...I only need some especially ugly wallpapers for this then:scream: ...

Thanks Gunie! And you also want a dirty kitchen?! I'll have to rethink this now...a housewife's nightmare:scream: ...

Hey Stéph, good to hear you like the environment! And another half vote for more dirt, it's noted...I heard you started the guy over ... well that's your call , except I think it just needed a bit less wrinkles on his cheeks and maybe more around his eyes
The first version was too low poly I think, but now I'm running in problems with a proper rigging:sad: ...How do you pose your models? Making complete skin morphs or just pose them and tweaking vertices for the desired pose? ... and I just hope that nobody will ever chain my fridge to keep me away from the beers ... that's just mean ...
:D Wait until you're married, Cadet, perhaps there are no chains at the fridge, but...:twisted:


Hey Nathan! Thanks for dropping by again!The face still needs a lot of work ...
Unfortunately I know you're totally right:scream: ! He'll have another round of tweaking as soon as I find the time for it:) ...

Have all a nice day!

-sabrina

daWinky
09-15-2006, 07:28 AM
Good morning!

A little update here, I hope the face is coming along better now...I'm still on it with some texture painting and hope to finish this exercise soon:shrug: ...seeing Becca's new workshop I'm definitely in the mood to try modeling/painting some nicer shaped torsos:D ...


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/nightmare_wip2.jpg

-sabrina

Womball
09-15-2006, 08:05 AM
This looks better. The only thing I think you could do to the face now is to pull the jowl flaps down more, to slightly below the jawline. The skin can be quite easy if you air brush it in zbrush essentially, using PM master. Some bits of brown will go a long way.

Rebeccak
09-15-2006, 08:10 AM
Heya Sabie!

This scene manages to be sad and in a way seductive at the same time - the lighting seems really intriguing, it definitely has that middle of the night feel, and I think we can all sympathize with the ambiguous way this man is feeling.

What's the story behind this? I'm really curious. :) It's great to see your versatility, and I hope you will join in the new Challenge too:

Anatomy Lesson Series: Body Part 2 - The Torso (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=405198&page=1&pp=15)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=405198&page=1&pp=15

Cheers, :)

-Rebecca

daWinky
09-20-2006, 07:12 AM
Nathan, glad that you like it better now! Further improvements must wait for a while, I've just to much work atm:shrug: ...

Becca, thanks for the nice words, no particular secret in the scene, just what you see and make of it...perhaps the chain is a diet motivation from his loving wife, perhaps he made it for selfmotivation earlier the day and now tries to remember where he hide the key...
Of course I've seen the new workshop:) ,don't know if I can do much of the torsos, but at least I started to paint ...

http://aycu10.webshots.com/image/5329/2003168041222232080_rs.jpg

and another quick one...

http://aycu29.webshots.com/image/4188/2003137030113935618_rs.jpg

Have all a nice day!

-sabrina

NR43
09-20-2006, 08:33 AM
Hi Sabrina,

nice torso studies
maybe you could define the lines more so they are more prominent?
they look kinda blurry to me

daWinky
09-21-2006, 08:53 AM
Hey Johan, thanks for having a look here:) ! And now when you say it...yes, it's very blurry, you're totally right:scream: ...but I'm too lazy to fix it...

next try...

http://aycu08.webshots.com/image/4647/2005565691465451148_rs.jpg



http://aycu37.webshots.com/image/5716/2005599067577557132_rs.jpg


-sabrina

daWinky
09-22-2006, 06:06 AM
Good Morning!:)


...and the next 2 torso studies

http://aycu37.webshots.com/image/5596/2000052697318335219_rs.jpg



http://aycu19.webshots.com/image/3018/2000078513086484540_rs.jpg


-sabrina

Lemog
09-22-2006, 06:24 AM
Morning Sabrina... I really apreciate #65 and #102... very shape you've done...

and your guy comes to be better now... we start to feel the good mood... maybe too uniform light... and the fridge catch alsmot all the light, and of course... the view...

In any case, that work hard here... good to see... and have a nice day my friend :wavey:

DiM
09-22-2006, 06:39 AM
Guten Morgen Sabrina!

I like this torso! I do not have not enough time and patience on such detailed elaboration.:buttrock: Excellent work.:thumbsup:

daWinky
09-25-2006, 07:17 AM
Good morning everyone!:)

Lolo, yes...the fat guy needs more work, but I've put him aside for a while, perhaps I'll give him another chance later:shrug: !
And for the torso studies... not really hard work, for some weird reason I find it very relaxing to paint from references and I can do it when I'm to tired and unconcentrated for other work:scream: ...so I don't know if I learn so much this way, but hey, I enjoy it:) ...

Dimitri, thanks and "хорошее утро"! I know what you mean with time and patience:D ...

Here is the next couple...

*edit: uuuups, the images are deleted, I'm looking for another host...

http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/5043/43or3.jpg


http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/5835/62kb4.jpg



Have all a nice day!

-sabrina

CrackleWax
09-25-2006, 08:10 AM
oooooo, image deleted, now I am really curious!

Obi

daWinky
09-25-2006, 08:13 AM
Hey Gert!:wavey:

It's already fixed! Hmmm, at least for a while I hope...:rolleyes:

If it would help to write "Rubens copy" above it?:D

-sabrina

CrackleWax
09-25-2006, 08:16 AM
Oi,

that was quick!
you're doing quite well on the whole torso thing aren't you?



If it would help to write "Rubens copy" above it?:D

-sabrina

now, I'm not sure of that..... ;o)

Obi

daWinky
09-25-2006, 09:01 AM
Again hello Gert!:)

Yes, quickly fixed and quickly deleted again, now the fat man seems to pass the censor...but not the female torso, well, next try:rolleyes: ...
Thanks for your visit here, and the painting is really a nice break from the usual work for me!

And you'll hopefully have some time for the next challenge:twisted: ( if it ever comes...)?

-sabrina

Cris-Palomino
09-25-2006, 09:13 AM
Nice studies, Sabrina. I look forward to seeing more.

Cris

CrackleWax
09-25-2006, 09:55 AM
And you'll hopefully have some time for the next challenge:twisted:

I hereby solemnly swear to enter the next challenge to test, display and develop my CG-skills. This I will do in the comforting knowledge that at least one, of CGSociety's finest, DaWinky, will be there to support me every step of the way....

Obi

daWinky
09-26-2006, 06:20 AM
Good Morning!

Hey Cris, nice to see you here, thanks for the visit!:)

Gert, lol:D , good to hear this, so there's no way out for you now:deal: ! And I'll be there at least for support...CY!

and here is the next torso...

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/4075/56ep5.jpg

-sabrina

NR43
09-26-2006, 06:28 AM
Hey Sabrina your torso's are super. I can feel the flesh! you're very good at creating believable skintones I must say...

My favs until now are 102 and 62

Lemog
09-26-2006, 06:43 AM
Morning Sabrina... maybe that's better you cut the head of the last one :scream: hahaha... sorry, but in any case, the body is more of good with a well feeling... it's the most important, not ?

...even if it's really resting for you, and maybe you doesn't make much progress with these exercices... you skills increase for sure... that really important, and now, that seem really easy for you, natural :thumbsup:

(my latest prefered is the #62...)

Nice day for you :wavey:

daWinky
09-27-2006, 06:31 AM
Good Morning!

Hey Johan,
ah, I'm glad to hear that you like the colors:bounce: !
I need much more time for the colored versions than for the b/w shading, but I thought I'd need the color practise... and when I compare the finished piece with the reference I'm still way off, but if the overall look is pleasant, I'm happy:) ! Thanks for the visit!

Morning Lolo,

... maybe that's better you cut the head of the last one
so you rather prefer headless women?:surprised Well, I needed the quick shape to get the proportions:blush: , but for you I will even cut off some heads...thanks for always having a look in here! :)

...and the next one...

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/17/110nu5.jpg

Have all a nice day!

-sabrina

pushav
09-27-2006, 06:36 AM
Real nice work! Real nice. Keep up the good work.

Gunilla
09-27-2006, 07:58 AM
Morning Sabie! As you know I'm more than impressed with your progress with the painting, the new torsos are looking really good!
Is your big kitchen guy finished? It looks like it's just some final tweaks left to me so go on!
Maybe you could use some of the shapes from torso 43 for him? This torso workshop seems great for practising voluminous bodyshapes :D

Lemog
09-27-2006, 08:03 AM
hehe... even men could lose their heads... very good feeling for this one... great shape... simply bravo :thumbsup:

DiM
09-27-2006, 08:18 AM
Morning Sbrina! I like your last torso! It is great work.
I would think to you it was necessary to write a small lesson about the technics of drawing. To adjustment of brushes, the organization of layers. It will be interesting to all.

daWinky
09-28-2006, 07:21 AM
Good Morning!

Hey pushav! Nice to see you here for a visit, thanks for the kind words:) !

Gunie, thanks for the reminder, the guy still needs some work:rolleyes: ...just waiting for a day or 2 without too much pressure, atm I just want to do something without thinking at the end of a day:scream: ...Very nice new avatar btw, I remember the baby's feet last year - they've grown fast:D ...

Hey Lolo,
... even men could lose their heads...
oh yes, I know that:D ...glad that you like the last one:) ...

Dmitri, don't ask a millipede how it walks:scream: ...but of course, no secrets here and if I have a little more time I can surely document my steps and show the wips. Thanks for your continued support:) !

Only time for a quick sketch yesterday...

http://aycu12.webshots.com/image/5651/2003824332870115292_rs.jpg

I wish you all a nice day!

-sabrina

Lemog
09-28-2006, 07:24 AM
As I can see, you too are very productive actually... congrats Sabie :thumbsup:

Cris-Palomino
09-28-2006, 08:24 AM
Sabrina...woohoo...look at the cute butt on that last painted torso... ;)

Nice work!

*looks over at Gunie's sure-footed, cute avatar*

Cris

Myku
09-29-2006, 03:03 AM
Lovely, lovely stuff here. You've got a very soft touch with the human form that really gives off a nice warmth in your pictures. Impressive job on the torsos too- I like your style very much :thumbsup:.

daWinky
09-29-2006, 11:09 AM
A late good morning!

Originally Posted by Lemog As I can see, you too are very productive actually... Thanks Lolo, you're a great motivation for me, when I look at your Expo-project I always feel lazy...and slowly:scream: :D ...

Originally Posted by Cris woohoo...look at the cute butt on that last painted torso hehe...when the head is missing there's more time to work on other interesting bodyparts...thank's for the visit!

Hey Myku! Nice to see you here and thanks for your kind words:blush: ! I just had a look over in your thread and can now give the compliments back:) !

...and here is another headless guy...

http://aycu33.webshots.com/image/6392/2002489366693760524_rs.jpg

Wish you all a great weekend!

-sabrina

DiM
09-29-2006, 11:38 AM
Great!! The level of your works really grows! I simply have no words!:thumbsup:

Intervain
10-02-2006, 01:30 PM
woah I really like the 3d feel to the last one and also 110! Great work :) Keep 'em coming :D

Myku
10-02-2006, 01:41 PM
Heads just get in the way..........

Beautiful job on this last one. Great brushwork and handling of the skin and the lighting! Keep 'em coming! :applause:

Womball
10-04-2006, 07:33 AM
The last figure is amazing!!!

Your skilled in Xsi no? How exactly do you set up a material that has SSS scattering, ambient occulusion and Displacement and normal maps? I'm also getting a ton of crashing, it may be do to the history, not sure.

daWinky
10-04-2006, 07:35 AM
Good Morning!

Dmitri, thanks! I always need some time to warm up with painting:) ...

Hey Magdalena:wavey: (http://forums.cgsociety.org/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#), nice to see you here again! I've already missed your beautiful models in the torso-workshop...no time to participate?

Myku,
Heads just get in the way.....:D hehe, sometimes...but I was not able to cut the head of the next one...

about time for an update, the Rubens was a pain, weired perspective, I finally needed a grid to sketch the proportions and it still looks strange:shrug: maybe it's the head...


http://aycu10.webshots.com/image/3449/2004419699228795154_rs.jpg

more fun with Leda, and I couldn't resist to paint her feathered friend...

http://aycu19.webshots.com/image/2738/2004500412433577848_rs.jpg

Wish you all a nice day!

-sabrina

Womball
10-04-2006, 08:00 AM
Oop sorry about that, your a 3 studio maximite. :-( The latest Theda study is amazing too, espeically the feathers.

daWinky
10-04-2006, 08:35 AM
Nathan, crossposting:) , sorry, I didn't see your question before...but you're right, I'm not familiar with Softimage, but Magdalena/intervain is and could perhaps help:wise: ...thanks for liking the torso studies, including the bird:D ..

-sabrina

CrackleWax
10-04-2006, 09:31 AM
Gert, lol:D , good to hear this, so there's no way out for you now:deal: ! And I'll be there at least for support...CY!
-sabrina

Well, I'm off reading EON by Greg Bear.....

http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/eon/index.php

Obi

daWinky
10-04-2006, 02:29 PM
Well, I'm off reading EON by Greg Bear.....

That's brave:thumbsup: ! And I'm even braver (or more foolish:D !) and entered already without having a clue of the story...and now I try to get my hands on this book:scream: ...

-sabrina

CrackleWax
10-04-2006, 02:40 PM
Ahh, I can register without immediately submitting anything....

that'll be my goal for the week then

I've already ordered the book at amazon since there's no english copies available in my hometown...

Good on us then!

Obi

Frejasphere
10-08-2006, 02:36 PM
Hi Sabrina!

Wow your torsos are wonderful!! Leda and Charon Ferrying the Shades :thumbsup: :applause:
It's like Cris said, he does have a cute bum ;)

Torsos have really brought the imagehosting censorship army out of the woods... can almost see them lurking everytime a new image is uploaded :scream:

Glad I popped in to see your work, you are doing great! keep it up and enjoy!

cheers and take care
a. :)

batte812
10-08-2006, 03:17 PM
Wonderful thread going on here. You got some great painting skills. Your 3D work looks amazing too. Keep on going!

daWinky
10-09-2006, 07:22 AM
Good Morning!

Hey Annette, thanks for your kind words! It's like Cris said, he does have a cute bum ...Hehe, good to see that we all have an eye for the really important things:D ...
And I agree with the problem of censorship here, it's not easy to find a host for the torsos:shrug: ...I'm really astonished that the Leda is still here, with this indecent bird at here side:twisted: ...

Hey Bartovan, thanks for the visit and your nice words! You've made some good heads yourself in the last workshop:thumbsup: !


Unfortunately I'll have to put the torsos on ice, I want to find a good start for the EON-challenge, so there'll be not enough spare time for some painting...but I'm of course still following the other work in the anatomy forum;) (http://forums.cgsociety.org/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#) ...

Have all a great start in the week!

-sabrina

Salubri3i
10-10-2006, 04:00 AM
really impressive sketchbook here. the torso studies are rendered beautifully. :thumbsup:

Intervain
10-10-2006, 09:09 AM
really nice job on Leda :)

Gunilla
04-02-2007, 10:11 AM
Morning Sabie... wouhhh... It's been a while since there was any activity here - up for any new fun projects?

I wish you a happy monday :)

daWinky
04-03-2007, 09:23 AM
Hey there!
It's been a while since there was any activity here - up for any new fun projects?
You're totally right, it's been a while...after the challenge I struggled with stuff promised to be a nice and easy job that turned out to be my personal nightmare:twisted: :banghead: . Fortunately it's finished now so a good time to ask me for something new...a while ago I made a sketch with the working-title "patience":D ...intention is to show an elderly asian looking person taking care of a autumn-colored bonsai. Nothing spectacular, but may be a nice starting point to try another character modeling... What do you think?

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/bonsai_sketch.jpg

And a nice day for you!

-sabrina

Gunilla
04-03-2007, 09:40 AM
Yes - I like it, this can turn out really nice I think. Interesting choice of topic after going through a nightmare job, my guess is that it's something you long for now :D
It's going to be fun seeing you taking on an elderly character - it seems to be the most difficult in many ways.
Also, it seems we're in some kind of sync with topics since I've just entered the Character- a-fortnight with this one http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=4303570&postcount=73

Glad to see you back with a new project, good luck for the start! :)

Lemog
04-03-2007, 10:05 AM
Nice drawing... original style... now I think he just need to have a background in the same style... even less detailed, but the edges of your drawing need to be less precise to be i ntotally accordance with the graphic style...
waiting for more now, especially the automn colors :thumbsup:

NR43
04-03-2007, 10:42 AM
I agree on the background... would bring the piece to a higher level for sure

The plant/tree could use a bit more highlights but just a personal opinion ;)

Good to have you back!

EDIT: lol you're thinking about modelign this and I'm nagging about highlights *blushes*
I seem to be living on another planet these days... so plz ignore my ignorance ;)

Zapan
04-03-2007, 12:52 PM
Hey Sabie ! , it's been a while :) ...

I missed the chance to congratulate you for the wonderful picture you made for the challenge. :blush: ... In fact , I missed too many things ...

Anyway , this new sketch is lovely , definitely , i could be an awesome 3D picture ... I love those calm/natural/beautiful theme ...

Hope to see more of this soon

cheers Sabie , and have a great week :)

-Stéph

mdavid
04-03-2007, 03:08 PM
Hey Sabrina, your paintings are beautiful. You have a wonderful style. I definitely want to follow your progress here, just as much as I enjoyed watching you work on EON.

Cheers,

Mark

Rebeccak
04-03-2007, 03:14 PM
Hey, it's great to see you back Sabrina! I'd definitely look forward to seeing a character model of this guy! :thumbsup:

daWinky
04-04-2007, 08:07 AM
Good Morning!

Also, it seems we're in some kind of sync with topics ...
ah, I see it, a mechanical Geisha:scream: , great, I'll watch your progress for sure. And about the title, "patience" and "calm down" is something I told myself in the last 2 month every day like a mantra:rolleyes: , so the theme is somehow near to me...

waiting for more now, especially the automn colors
hmmm,*patience*:D ... give me some time with the coloring until I've modeled something... actually I want to try this in 3d, but glad that you like the sketch!

Hey Johan, and it's good to see you here again:) ! Hehe, I see I should have labeled the sketch better as a reference for modeling, but of course your right, it's not worked out so much...and there will be enough to criticize for you when I start the modeling!

Hi Stéph! So nice to see you back with your old avatar...and of course we're waiting again for an update of your "girl with a bug"-scene:D ...Thanks for the congratulations for the EON-scene, it gave me at least the wish to try another character...Great week for you too and don't work too much!

Heya Mark, great to see you (and your little green "innocent bystander") here and thanks for the motivation!:)

Hey Becca! Always a good feeling to have your warm welcome! And I definitely missed a lot news here, I've just discovered that you've started to model yourself...this I call some impressive "first steps":thumbsup: !

Thanks for the pushing everyone! And here's a quick base mesh for the face...not really asiatic looking yet:scream:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/face.jpg

-sabrina

Zapan
04-05-2007, 12:19 AM
Whee Sabie !! :)

Already into modeling ! Gooody !!
And it's obviously a great start , very clean and efficient mesh .
From there , maybe the eyes are bit small , but maybe it's due to the focal length .
From "a quick base mesh" it means you're gonna throw it into ZB right ?

and of course we're waiting again for an update of your "girl with a bug"-scene:D

Oh dear , it's gonna be really long since I already started a big/new=unfinishable project :blush:

Hope to see more of this soon ,

cheers ,

-Stéph

mdavid
04-06-2007, 01:55 AM
That's a lovely mesh, Sabrina. I agree with Stéph that the eyes appear a bit small at this stage, but I love the clean loops and what looks to me like a very functional topology. You sure know what you're doing!

Lemog
04-06-2007, 09:58 AM
Morning Sabie...

yeah... 3d... same feeling about eyes than Cadet... maybe to small... but sincerly, I think it's too early at this step to say that this guy doesn't make enough asiatic... the beggining is good for me... and the eyes addition permit better to have a good idea about his origins...

continue to work like that :thumbsup:

daWinky
04-06-2007, 10:23 AM
Hey Stéph! Yes, a little zBrush is planned for tweaking and adding some details...Eyes are too small? It should be an elder asian person, so I'm not sure, but I'm just looking for more references. Oh dear , it's gonna be really long since I already started a big/new=unfinishable project Ah, I'm curious, already something to show:bounce: ? And what's with the little girl?...another unfinished model,tss, tss:twisted:

Hi Mark, another comment about the eyes, so I'll have to fix this, thank you!:)
And I don't know if I always know what I'm doing:blush: , most times my first concept is not visible in the finished work, too much changes during the progress...

Wish you all some nice Easter days!

-sabrina

edit: Seems I'm too slowly with writing:blush: , Morning Lolo, and thanks for your comment ...and I always continue to work:wise: ...on Tuesday perhaps:D

daWinky
04-11-2007, 06:31 AM
Good Morning!

Between all the easter eggs I found some time to try a little detailing and a first texture for the face...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/bust-textured.jpg


-sabrina

Lemog
04-11-2007, 09:13 AM
Morning Sabie...

congrats... the few times was well used, he seem really good, even if the pic is too small for me, also the shadows on his face don't help me a lot...
...but what I can, that works :thumbsup: very credible... the mapping appear very clean... the story could continue then :bounce:

...have a nice day :)

Zapan
04-11-2007, 09:18 AM
:eek: Wow ...

I see that chocolate really gives you some fuel !! Maybe I could try that ...

Really beautiful face , errr I don't see anything to crit except maybe some extra wrinkles around the eyes and mouth ...

Eagerly waiting for more ... and wow again !

cheers ,

-Stéph

Lemog
04-11-2007, 09:27 AM
I don't see anything to crit except maybe some extra wrinkles around the eyes and mouth ...
damned... young eyes are better than mine... I saw nothing at this place :sad:

daWinky
04-12-2007, 06:44 AM
Good Morning!

Lolo, too small and dark for you? sorry, still playing with lighting and shader...

Stéph, ah, thanks for the nice words...more wrinkles? I can do this in the next version, now I`m struggling with the hairdo...
I see that chocolate really gives you some fuel !! Who's talking of chocolate?:twisted:


-sabrina

Lemog
04-12-2007, 09:01 AM
Lolo, too small and dark for you? sorry, still playing with lighting and shader...
the only advantage, it's I only could say that perfect like that... modeling and texturing :scream:

Good morning and nice day :thumbsup:

daWinky
04-12-2007, 10:29 AM
the only advantage, it's I only could say that perfect like that... modeling and texturing
Hehe, good for me:D !...The next one is not bigger, but with a little more light.
Some basic cloth and hair for Mr. Bonsai...I'm just modeling the hands now - always difficult for me - and then try to pose him!:scream:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/clothandhair.jpg


-sabrina

Lemog
04-12-2007, 11:28 AM
Whaouw... I'm just speechless... no comment, just -> :bowdown:

...his face is just impressive... maybe he could be more "asiatic"... but even like that, no doubt... he works :thumbsup:

Just ask me about his pullover... maybe that make too much fisherman (even if this guy is a good friend... :scream: ), I see more a shirt without collar, a bit zen, white by example, that will give also a good contrast with the bonsaï...

Also congrats for his attitude... he smell the serenity :eek: perfect :buttrock:

Gunilla
04-12-2007, 12:10 PM
Wow! You're moving fast now... and this looks absolutely stunning. Already a ZBmaster I see - impressed as always :cry:

Just to add some small crit - I second Lolos opinion about his pullover, looks a bit more highschool teacher than Bonsai master. Other than that, absolutely nothing to add,

mdavid
04-12-2007, 01:11 PM
Wow Sabrina! That's fantastic! He looks calm and wise and perhaps a little bit sad. Or maybe not sad - I can't make up my mind. He sure looks like a character with depth. Beautiful work!

Zapan
04-13-2007, 03:30 PM
Woooow Sabie , this is incredible !! :eek:

Really , the rendering is awesome ! Is that Vray ? ...

Just sitting and enjoying :)

cheers ,

-Stéph

daWinky
04-16-2007, 07:07 AM
Morning friends!

...and sorry for the late replies, I was really lazy this weekend:cool: , just a few new polys for the bonsai, so updates are coming much later...

Lolo, I think your totally right with this fishermen's pullover, the collar was just comfortable to model the neck's region...so I look for something a bit more "zen"...Also congrats for his attitude... he smell the serenity :eek: perfect ahh, so happy to hear this, that's exactly the expression I wanted to show!:bounce:

Gunie, thanks dear and actually there's only very little zBrush, just the displacement for the skinshader...unwrapping and texturing is all done in Max:wise: ! And I'm desperately waiting to see a continuation of your mechanical Geisha...how about this, the idea was just to good to let it be unfinished:) ...

Hey Mark, huh, thanks a lot for the friendly words, and so nice to see your "reason for editing":D ...I think "serenity" is just the good word for the expression I've tried to achieve...hope I can make it through the further modeling process!

Thanks Stéph, glad that you enjoy this...and actually it's rendered with MR... (just because I have still no convincing skin shader for vray:banghead: ...)


Have all a good start in the week!

-sabrina

daWinky
04-17-2007, 06:41 AM
...about time to start the bonsai, unfortunately I needed a lot more time than I planned for this...and I'm quite sure that the texturing will need even longer:scream: ...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/bonsai-untex.jpg

-sabrina

Lemog
04-17-2007, 07:40 AM
Morning Sabie...

well... long time you said... maybe, but the result is already more of goor... this time will be well used...
...the quality and the beauty give the patience... c'mon girl... let's play the Bonsaï :thumbsup:

Gunilla
04-17-2007, 08:04 AM
Ahhh... the bonsai is really beautiful, as Lolo says, worth every minute you spent on it.
And the pot is also perfect shape, I've seen pots just like that for bonsais. Nice detail.
hrmmm... well, my mechanical geisha :blush: Glad you like the idea, so do I - but as it is, I've a hard time doing things that doesn't fit into my portfolio, working on that has to have top prio until I got enough clients to relax.... hope to have time to finish her later though.

Womball
04-17-2007, 09:26 AM
Excellent work on the bonsai and great shader work and face start on the guy. The body seems to be formless in terms of muscles and where the clothing hangs.

daWinky
04-19-2007, 06:44 AM
Good Morning!

Lolo, thanks for the reminder that this is about patience:D ...I needed a lot of it for the unwrapping, just rendering the textured version now, hope you'll like it too...

Hey Gunie, thanks for liking the bonsai so far... ...well, my mechanical geisha . Glad you like the idea, so do I - but as it is, I've a hard time doing things that doesn't fit into my portfolio, working on that has to have top prio until I got enough clients to relax.... I can totally understand, of course this is always the most important, it's a pity that there's always too little time for the fun projects:sad: ...

Hey Nathan, thanks for the visit and nice to hear your comments...formless:scream: ? Well, he's Mr. Bonsai, not Mr. Kung Fu:D ...and of course he's not wearing a catsuit, more some comfortable clothes...but I think I'll rework the clothes when the posing is done, so I see what I can do:) ...

The textured bonsai-version is on the way, so stay tuned...

-sabrina

daWinky
04-19-2007, 09:40 AM
And finally a first textured version of the little tree, still some things to adjust...but already near to the look I had in mind for the bonsai:) ...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/bonsai-textured01.jpg
-sabrina

DiM
04-19-2007, 10:24 AM
Hey Sabrina!
Your bonsai is really beautiful! I think it is possible hardly to add illumination in front to reduce contrast..

Lemog
04-19-2007, 11:04 AM
Very sweet and very clean... of course, that could be more lightened in front... in other hand, that give a result very graphic... depend really of the final environment and the mood...
maybe a bit more bump or displace for the bark aspect... that could give the more old, more venerable feeling... maybe really adapted with the zen guy :)

...just B E A U T I F U L... I don't know before I'm fan of bonsaï :scream:

Zapan
04-20-2007, 06:17 AM
Ooooohhh :bounce: :bounce:

The aceness goes on :applause:

cheers ,

-Steph

daWinky
04-23-2007, 06:22 AM
Good Morning!

Hey Dmitri, nice to see you here and thanks for your comment:) ...I think you're right with the lighting, I'm still testing!

Hi Lolo, thanks for the points you've mentioned, I'm still playing around with the settings and I see that the strong backlight might be a problem......just B E A U T I F U L... I don't know before I'm fan of bonsaï ;) I'm not really a fan, the idea of giving a plant just enough to survive, but not growing tall and proud seems to be a little cruel for me...but I admire the patience of the gardener:scream: !

Hey Stéph, aceness eh:curious: ? I didn't found this in the dictionary but the smileys say you like it, so thanks for your support:D !


Not much time to work on it atm, but I'm just rendering a little test to show the posing and the composition so far...update is coming soon!

-sabrina

mdavid
04-23-2007, 06:47 AM
Hey Sabrina, the bonsai is looking beautiful. Just superb. I admit I feel a bit the same as you about bonsai - I love the sculptural forms they take on but sometimes wonder about keeping things so much stunted in their growth. Mixed feelings. However I've seen a lot of trees that have been made into natural bonsais by extreme weather/soil conditions too.

I'm thinking that if some of the growing tips had a few more light green undeveloped leaves then the bonsai would look like it was still healthy and growing, even if it was only growing slowly. Apart from that, it looks as perfect as I could imagine. It is a wonderful piece of 3D! :)

- Mark

Rebeccak
04-23-2007, 10:53 PM
Ooh that's gorgeous Sabrina! :thumbsup:

daWinky
04-24-2007, 07:01 AM
Morning!

Hey Mark, However I've seen a lot of trees that have been made into natural bonsais by extreme weather/soil conditions too.
yes, I saw one of this "natural" bonsais while looking for references, a brave little tree, the roots clawed in the rocks and struggling against wind and weather:scream: ...very impressive, something about staying power and making the best of the little you have...
Thanks for the hint with the leaves, I see how it looks with a little more green!

Hey Becca, thanks and glad that you like it:) !

So, update time...I see that I have to work on the lighting, and I'm not sure about the posing and the clothes:shrug: ...I'm not happy with the cloth, but I think something in this style looks better than the previous fishermen's dress, any ideas?

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/comp01.jpg

Have all a nice day!

-sabrina

Gunilla
04-24-2007, 07:39 AM
That is just beautiful.... as Steph says, the aceness continues :D
His new outfit is also so much more convincing - but somehow I picture him in white. Perhaps because that seems to be the color of choice for someone close to eternity.
The bonsai is wonderful. Even if I also feel a bit sorry for it, the gardener in me wants to come rushing with some soil and fertilizer quickly.

A good start for the week indeed :thumbsup:

Lemog
04-24-2007, 08:05 AM
Morning Sabie... nice to see you worked much on it...

About the pose... maybe something more intimist will be better... the guy must be more curved... the shoulders a bit turned at his right, the head turned too (his face will be more visible to us)... more to have the feeling of a new discovering, as astonished all days by the nature miracle... (I don't know if you understand what I mean... I'm not very clear...)

The clothes seem too much thick... especially visible at the wrist part, where that need more work, with more finished fabrics shape.

A last remark about hands... too much fat for me... the texture is very good... but fingers appear to full of flesh... I imagine this guy more "venerable" hands, more thinner, as his bonsaï... with a skin more similar to the bark.

...and about the lighting... I'm already waiting the next version...

Love this subject... good continuation on it Sabie... and have a nice day... :)

Zapan
04-24-2007, 09:55 AM
Morning Sabie !

Just wonderful update ... aceness , aceness !! :scream: (is that a real word ?) well , this is ace ...
I just have the same thought as Guni about the white coat ... and why not a little snail/me climbing the roots :D ...
Can't wait for more

Have a great week

cheers ,

-Stéph

daWinky
04-25-2007, 09:16 AM
Morning Gunie,
thanks for the compliments:) ! You really think the cloth are better in white?
Perhaps because that seems to be the color of choice for someone close to eternity.
Ahhh, Gunie:D !!... close to eternity! But he's not sooo old, I thought about autumn for him and the tree...but I really have to make some tests, I'm not happy with this jacket and have no idea atm to make it better.
the gardener in me wants to come rushing with some soil and fertilizer quickly. Yep, also more my cup of tea, I have fun in the garden right now...

Morning Lolo,
ah, some useful tips:thumbsup: , I hope I understood it all right...totally agree with the hands, they are really a little too fat. And my intention is less to show surprise (why? I guess he sees the bonsai every day), but more a kind of calm contentment with his work and a feeling of "hey old friend, we're feeling fine today..." Don't know if I'm very clear:blush: .
But I go back and try other poses and of course more work for the cloth. Thank you:) !

Hey Stéph,
I already took "aceness" in my private dictionary:D , thanks! You're always so good in clothes, how about some tipps for cloth-design for elder bonsai masters? And if you make clothes in max, do you skin them with the body or use a cloth modifier? I'm a little helpless with it right now:shrug: - well, more tests...

Unfortunately no time to work on it until next week...

Wish you all a great day!

-sabrina

Zapan
04-25-2007, 10:08 AM
how about some tipps for cloth-design for elder bonsai masters? And if you make clothes in max, do you skin them with the body or use a cloth modifier? I'm a little helpless with it right now

mmh .... I hope my suggestions won't lead you to some mini-tiny-hot weather bikini outfits for him :scream: ....

Somehow I pictured him more with a long white coat like a scientist guy ... as a professionnel bonsaï master you know ? ...
Most of time I sculpt the base mesh cloth in the bind pose , then apply a skin modifier with the body ... Once the pose is done , collapse the modifier stack to get back to the editable poly then refine and corect the shape according to the pose and finally add some edge loops to create wrinkles and stuff ... at this stage you also have the possiblity to export the mesh of the cloth into .obj and detailling it with ZBrush ...

To avoid to many problems with the skinning , I rather prefer adding details when the pose is done and since I rarely animate models , it works pretty well for still poses ...

Hope it helps :)

cheers ,

-Stéph

anandpg
04-25-2007, 10:15 AM
Hey Sabrina!... this has turned out awesome! :applause: ...will look great with a nice background and lighting to match!... also, see if you can extend the frame to show more of the guy. cloth could use a bit more detailing... like folds and stuff.

JohanGold
04-25-2007, 10:24 AM
wonderfull


awesome


keep going sis

best wishes

mdavid
04-26-2007, 12:58 PM
I'm amazed by the latest update Sabrina. It's beautiful. Loud cheering from Australia

razz
04-26-2007, 05:21 PM
And here again I find an artist good at both, 2d and 3d, which is always a great think to see really. I am not sure, but working for some time in 3d might have helped me develop my dimensional thinking (or whatever those two words have to sound, I can say it differently, but the meaning to me would be the same, so I hope it's all right this way and you'll understand).
Well, you 3d piece is progressing nicely. I'm sorry I didn't read the stuff on the previous updates, just followed the pictures, so wanted to ask, what is exactly that you want to depict here?

daWinky
04-27-2007, 10:59 AM
Hey Stéph,mmh .... I hope my suggestions won't lead you to some mini-tiny-hot weather bikini outfits for him ....oh, I think I can keep my temper with this:D ...Thanks for your hints, interesting to hear about your general workflow, very helpful for me...And I keep this scientist's coat in mind...but first I want to test how he looks like with some more traditional clothes, a kind of Zen master's robe:wise: ...

Hey Anand, very nice to see you here and thanks for the kind words...I've already an idea for the background and of course the clothes are my weak point here, I'm struggling right know to get something more convincing...showing more of the guy might be a good idea, but this depends on the kind of background I think...Thanks for your visit:) !

Hi Majid, thank you for the nice comment!

Hey there Mark, your cheering from Australia is always highly appreciated here :) (and also critics of course:D ), thank you!

Hi razz,And here again I find an artist good at both, 2d and 3d, which is always a great think to see really. oh, oh, very kind but too much honor for me:blush: ...I see myself as a bloody beginner in 2d, mostly I've only made master copies and always need a lot of time to get something satisfying...and not much better with 3d character modeling, I just try to get some more experience with this...but I can underline your feeling that it is a good thing to try both, for me it is the other way round, I feel more confident now to make some initial sketches as a reference for 3d work:) ...
What I want to depict with the recent picture? Well, the initial idea was something about patience and I thought taking care for a bonsai might be a good symbol for it, I try to show an expression of serenity, contemplation and calm contentment:wise: ...for more interpretation you have to read the previous stuff:D ...Thanks for the visit and your interest!

Have all a great weekend!

-sabrina

SpiritDreamer
04-27-2007, 01:18 PM
Hi...Sabrina...:)

I've really been enjoying your concept and creation from it's start, have been waiting to see where you went with it.
So now for my two cents, whatever it is worth..:scream:
Maybe a pretty orange buddist monk robe for him.
Maybe a cristalist/cocoon, hanging from the main trunk, with a pretty butterfly that just emerged from its magic journy of metamorphious, hanging upside down from the crystalist drying it's wings, getting ready for the next stage of it's journy...have it in that area where the mans fingers are pointing to..hanging off of that section of horizontal thrunk of the tree....that is the area of the tree that the man seems to be gazeing at...so why not put somthing beautiful and magical there.:)
My father used to make bonsais...he sold them as fast as he made them...he used to put little ceramic figures of fishermen, anamals, bamboo houses ect. at the base of the tunks, to give them scale,...he would sometimes even dig out a little hole at the bace of the tree, and fill it with water, to creat the feeling and effect that the tree was at the edge of a pond, and then have a little guy fishing in the pond.
You might even put a little statue or figure of BUDDA at the base of the tree...would go great with the metamorphous of the butterfly..:)
Just a couple of thoughts that ran through my mind as I was admirering your fantastic piece/peace of tranquelity.:)
One small crit...hand closest to viewer/top of hand ...maybe have more tendons showing on the top of his hand, and bone structure of his knukles, and the muscle between the thumb and first finger, should bulge outward towards his thumb...that hand looks a little rubbery at the moment...needs to be knarly, like the three..like Lemog mentioned...I think..:)
Can't wait to see where you go with this GREAT CONCEPT...:thumbsup:
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Frejasphere
04-27-2007, 02:59 PM
Hi Sabrina :)

It's been ages since I stopped in here.. :sad: I should MAKE more time to :eek:
Your Bonzai man and his tree is amazing! The patience you must have, not to mention the skill!! I like the way there are little reflections on a few chosen leaves, and the way you've textured the branches, and made them bend and curl so that man and tree look as though they are in conversation with one-another: Beautiful!

I have one little tiny crit-comment... (can't comment at all on your skills and technique, which are mind-blowing, so this is more a take it or leave it one.. ;) ) The mans hands, to me seem less relaxed the way the fingers curl, almost as if there's a hint of frustration there - which doesn't match the peacefulness in his face. If his fingers were angled more as they were about to stroke/caress the tree, or fingers together like a giving gesture? Like I said, just a thought :)

Hope you've been well, and I'm glad I popped in, you are inspirational :) :thumbsup:

cheers
a. :)

daWinky
04-30-2007, 09:57 AM
Morning!

Hi Glenn, nice to see you again here and you have some excellent ideas:thumbsup: ! So your father made bonsais for sale! And he never kept one for himself? Maybe a pretty orange buddist monk robe for him. Yes, I already thought of a more traditional robe, but something less colorful, the orange will bring all attention to the robe!
I like very much the idea of a little fat jade Buddha sitting on the table, I'll come back to this when I make the environment.:)
Hmm, a coccon and a butterfly, very tempting to make something like this...but perhaps this is to much because I want the focus on the "dialog" between bonsai and man, anyways a great idea for a "stand-alone bonsai scene", I keep this in mind!
Ah, and of course you're right with the hands, they need more work...and I need more time to work on it!:scream:
Thanks for your great suggestions!

Hey Annette, yes, it's been a while, great to see you back here:) . Thanks for your very nice comments, but don't overrate my "skills" , I always have to struggle hard to bring a scene to my liking...and not always successful:banghead: , you see it with the hands. You're totally right with your critic, I'm not really happy with them myself...you've made a good point with the open fingers, I see if a can make the pose more convincing...Thanks for your visit and I hope you're fine too!!:wavey:


It's about time for an update, but I've only tested other styles of clothes and here's a quick render of what I like the most so far...just a wip:shrug: , the correct folding and such come with the posing (I hope:D )...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/newcloth.jpg

Have all a nice day!

-sabrina

NR43
04-30-2007, 11:02 AM
For some reason he reminds me of Liam Neeson :)

The tree, the hair and all... amazing...

Lemog
04-30-2007, 11:19 AM
Morning Sabie,

personnaly like that, that make me think more to a monk, but anyway that could work... it's better ! :)
it's also certainly the "black" wich disturb me much... "black" give me a feeling a bit too "sad and dark"... don't sure... :shrug:

Have a nice day :bounce:

SpiritDreamer
04-30-2007, 11:55 AM
GOOD MORNING...Sabrina..:)

I like the robe,....maybe a gold painting of a dragon and phenox bird, with a cherry blossom pattern on that robe...like the Japanese robes that are black silk, but have a beautiful and symbolic image on them, decribeing the inner self of the person that is wearing the robe..just a passing thought..:)
Yes my father had many bonsais that he kept for his own pleasure.
Unfortunitly, they all have all outlived him...that is the problem with raising bonsais...I have one, of his favorites, sitting in my living room window right now,.. a bamboo forest bosai...and I expect it will also outlive me...:scream: ....SUCH IS LIFE....:)
HAVE A GREAT DAY...Sabrina...:bounce: :thumbsup:
TAKE CARE
Glenn

mdavid
05-01-2007, 10:14 AM
It looks wonderful, Sabrina. And your technical standards are outstanding yet again :thumbsup:

Gunilla
05-02-2007, 06:54 AM
Morning Sabie, wow - beautiful work with the robe! ... and I suppose he has Stephs hot bikini outfit underneath it? :D
Did you try it in white? And of course, when I described him as close to eternity I was mostly thinking of is mental status ... he looks like he's going to have a long strong life still.

Multiple aceness, dudette :thumbsup:

Zapan
05-02-2007, 10:12 AM
Morning Sabie !

Awesome robe , that is a great exemple of the asian wisdom *whistle* ... :scream:
Mind blowing work , really ...

and I suppose he has Stephs hot bikini outfit underneath it?

To prevent any weird thoughts of cgtalk members ... I personally don't wear any of those ... :scream:

Have a great day Sabie ,

cheers ,

-Stéph

Frejasphere
05-05-2007, 12:48 AM
Hi Sabrina :)

I like the way you have Bonzai man "modelling" his new potential outfit...in a very pleasing way - arms out to the side as if he's saying "well, what do you think about this one?" I think it's easy to see that you and Bonzai man are in cahoots with each other ;) just don't make him model the suggested bikini outfit... :D

and now that I've got my "silliness" out of the way... I do like the robe; it's simple, unassuming - yes even a bit monk-like... I think though, you'd be able to texture (silk, very light cotton, linen?) it nicely and pick up colours from the tree branch to reflect in the fabric of the robe... or maybe shorten it and turn it in to a long shirt rather than the full lenght robe.. depending on how much shorter, you may have to go out and get tailored matching pants for him. A nice loose fit, slightly darker shade... :)

and looking forward to see what you do with those hands :)

cheers and take care
a. :)

daWinky
05-07-2007, 08:01 AM
Good Morning!

Sorry for the late replies, but I've caught the first summer flu (and hopefully the last) of the year and I'm struggling to get the regular stuff done...so some patience is needed until the next update!

Hey Johan, he's looking like Liam Neeson, eh!? Not really for me, though I've to admit that Mr. Bonsai also has a strong nose:D ...but much better: while I looked for some photos of Liam Neeson I found all the good references for some fantasy robes I missed before...next time I don't forget to have a look at some movie photos too! Thanks for this creative input!

Hi Lolo, puh, I'm eased that you like this outfit better now, because I don't want to change it much ...concerning the "sad" color I'm finally convinced and try some other color/texturing...nobody seems to share my liking of grey robes:shrug: ...

Hi Glenn, yes, I guess I know what kind of texturing for the robe you're thinking of...I'll make some test soon! Yes my father had many bonsais that he kept for his own pleasure. Unfortunitly, they all have all outlived him...that is the problem with raising bonsais...I have one, of his favorites, sitting in my living room window right now,.. a bamboo forest bosai... Ah, but isn't that wonderful!? So you're a Bonsai-Master too.
Take care of your little forest!:)

Hey Mark, don't know about the technical standards, but I'm glad that you still follow my endless tweaking here, thanks!:)

Morning Gunie, uh, you don't really want to know what is under the robe:scream: ...and I promise I try some color variations for it, I can't ignore the collective critic anymore:D ! And of course, when I described him as close to eternity I was mostly thinking of is mental status ... he looks like he's going to have a long strong life still.
Aaah, I'm relieved to hear that;) !

Wheee Stéph, great to hear that you like his outfit and thanks again for your help!
To prevent any weird thoughts of cgtalk members ... I personally don't wear any of those ... You're talking about the hot bikini-outfits?? No comment!:D

Hey Annette, yes I've made a little catwalk-session with him, always hard to put a man in good clothes:twisted: ...and I'm so eased now with the result that I don't want to change much - beside of the color and texturing of course! ...and looking forward to see what you do with those hands Hehe, me too:D ...


I wish you all a great start in the week and I hope to be back with some updates soon!


-sabrina

daWinky
05-10-2007, 07:26 AM
Morning:) !

Little update to show that I'm still working on the scene, the robe texturing is still not final, just testing some texturing that works with the environment:curious: ...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/daWinky/asianscene02.jpg


-sabrina

Lemog
05-10-2007, 08:53 AM
Good morning Sabie...

fine to see you have advanced of this piece...

Like much the environment, the lighting, wich could be more rich, with addition of kind of ray light... as a sunny morning wich come by a paper door little opened... you know the effect, when you could see little particles flying in the raylight... that good give much to the mood... zen and a bit magical... that also could give more detph.

About the guy, even if now the glbal shape is good for me, the color doesn't work in my taste... definitively, I see the white, maybe with color sews and a discret inscription...
...behind, even the white paper, the other part of wood appear very dark, white clothes could give a good contrast, almost as Ying Yang... in this case, green color touches on the leaves will be sufficient to finish you take the life in your image.

Well... you're the only master on board, then, I'm waiting the next addition and your final choice... have a nice day :wavey:

Lemog
05-10-2007, 09:22 AM
Sorry for the bad overpainting... near to my thoughts... just the raylight will be better if start at left, out of the frame... with no aperture visible...

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c54/lemog/sugg.jpg

Womball
05-10-2007, 09:29 AM
Its really coming together nicely! I like the brown, but otherwise I like the lighting suggested in lemogs paintover.

Zapan
05-10-2007, 10:20 AM
Hey Sabie ,

the lighting rocks , but I do like Laurent's suggestions ... so as the white robe ...
mmh I guess some volumetric lights could add the "pure" atmosphere of the scene like in the paintover .

That said , I'm still amazed about the character's head .... aceness

cheers ,

-Stéph

Frejasphere
05-10-2007, 01:32 PM
Hi again :)

I have to agree with Steph - his head is so good! I like the dreamy look he has - as if you've managed to translate all those years spent tenderly caring for his plant - into one glance :)

Personally I liked the darker robe.. but that's just me, and I'm not a Bonzai-man expert by any means :D I think what you've got now beats the bikini any day ;)

Excited to see where you take him from here :)


Thanks too for your very sweet comments in my thread :love:
take care and cheers
a. :)

Rebeccak
05-11-2007, 02:02 AM
Wow Sabie, just amazing! You are truly one seriously talented individual. :) If I may offer just a minor crit, his upper body beneath the cloak seems a bit less convincing with the rest. There's something just a bit flat about the cloth. But wow - overall this is just really impressive! :thumbsup: