View Full Version : Game Art Comp 6: Tom Hanks / Forrest Gump

03 March 2004, 01:26 PM
I decided to pick one of my fav films of all time. A character who really comes alive not from a costume or special effect but from his facial expression. So its going to be fun to model :)

I just hope I have the time fo finish him in time.


03 March 2004, 01:55 PM
You might find this link interesting.

03 March 2004, 07:01 PM
Ok heres my first post after a few hrs work. Its really hard making it look like Forrest Gump, getting that innocence in his expression.

Does this look like Tom Hanks ?

Yeah I have been watching the trailers for The Polar Express, it does look interesting.


03 March 2004, 09:58 PM
wow, looking great crits as of now

03 March 2004, 11:36 PM
Thanks for the confidence :)

03 March 2004, 01:07 AM
wow, looks like tom already!! great job! Though... toms hair spread over the whole top of his head, the hair on your model looks like a mohawk...

edit: on another look, it might just be the angle, i think i can see it..

03 March 2004, 01:12 PM

Ive worked on the head more, still trying to nail down the Tom Hanks look :). I very roughly just stuck a photo of Tom Hanks on my model to see how it would look. Obviously not the final texture :D

Anyway Im pleased with how its coming along.


03 March 2004, 02:20 PM
The lower side is definitaly good shapewise. His forehead is a bit too broad in my opinion. I also think the inner points of his head are too deep.

Good going though

03 March 2004, 09:25 PM
Thats Tom! great start :)

03 March 2004, 09:27 PM
The profile looks good but from the front I think the face is too narrow

03 March 2004, 07:00 PM
Update. I modeled the body today. Its not optimised but I like how its going so far.

Imagine the head up there /\ with this body :)

03 March 2004, 07:08 PM
He is way to narrow over the shoulders.

Usually the width of the shoulders should be about three heads wide.

03 March 2004, 02:54 PM
Buck you are definatly correct. So ive improved the anatomy, done a first pass at tidying up the mesh and for fun did this :)

Shoulders arnt quite right and the hands are not posed. Was quickly done but I couldnt resist. hehe

Life is definatly like a box of chocolates :)


03 March 2004, 04:53 PM
The texture of the face looks a little warm. Also, Tom's neck seemed really skinny in the movie, giving him a bird-like quality. Your model's neck looks like a normal person's, but not like Forrest Gump's.

04 April 2004, 06:03 PM
Well ive finished it. Its not perfect and if I did it again there are things id change :)

Ive got to move onto other projects now.

For more images check out the submissions thread.

Hope you like it.


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