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12 December 2004, 01:20 AM (

Title: Z-painter
Name: Krishnamurti M. Costa (antropus)
Country: United States
Software: ZBrush

Hi there,
This is a piece that I created time ago for Pixologic/Zbrush as an advertisement for Cinefex Magazine number 100 (page 92). Here I can show a little bit more of details that you can't see in the printed version. Every model, textures and render were done using the great Zbrush 2.0. Everything was done in 3D, except for the hair that I created in 2D using the amazing "deco brush" in ZBrush. All the textures were painted using texture master. I also used different materials/shaders for the same objects. For the face I used 5 different shaders to add different levels of specularity to the skin. For everything I used a little bit of the great Sokar's skin shader as base, that you can download from pixolator forum. I used PS just for the final comp and color adjustments.
I hope you enjoy,

12 December 2004, 01:27 AM
You're work is absolutely fascinating. Nevertheless I love the grandma most :)

12 December 2004, 01:30 AM
Really nice piece Antropus. I like it very much.
Zbrush rocks. It is in my heart. This is the tool which opened my mind.

12 December 2004, 01:32 AM
Look what we have here, I know this modelm hehehehe

GREAT stuff master, as usual!
too bad we can't get a copy of the magazine here in Brasil.
I'd love to see the printed version.

Well, Abraços,
Feliz Natal


12 December 2004, 02:03 AM
WOW,u are back....:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

12 December 2004, 02:16 AM
maravilhoso, simplesmente fantástico

12 December 2004, 02:18 AM
wow, thats realy realy great stuff.... :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 04:32 AM
Hey! Thanks a lot guys!

Here some more images with more details:

More images coming soon,

12 December 2004, 06:14 AM
wow! really a nice job! 5 from me.very nice details! and very nice ad!
but there is one thing bothering me,and thats the brush strokes on his cloth.i think they are some how arranged,u know.there is a pattern for mapping them..mayb by adding some bigger strokes on his front.
totally Nice and Awesome work as always!i really love your works:D

12 December 2004, 06:23 AM
very well done

12 December 2004, 06:26 AM
Amazing...Simple amazing work!


12 December 2004, 07:05 AM
:bowdown: you are an amazing artist, with great talent and very inspiring.

12 December 2004, 08:05 AM
great details as usual is that your own face? :D

I agree about the the brush strokes on his clothes being a bit looking like patern... random on size and placement would be nice.

where will you stop? Keep the great pieces coming!

12 December 2004, 10:09 AM
amazing... :bounce: why i m not that good :banghead: why :banghead:
why dont you make vdo tut of that or that kind of stuff :)

12 December 2004, 10:17 AM
Wow, that's truly incredible! FRONTPAGE!

12 December 2004, 10:19 AM
incredible !!

very nice and the details are great

12 December 2004, 10:45 AM
Hi, i may be back combing the general opinon here but i really dont think this image is that great. I mean its got a very impressive ammount of detail, alot better than i could do, even though i see myself as more of a 2d artist, still in the early learning stages at that. But the way people are talking on here, its as though you've made a super realistic human or the most inspiring piece of artwork this century, but ive seen much better. His pose is very unnatural, the hair on his moustache grows really weird, his body is really simple and also looks unnatural. Overall i think the composition and colours are pretty bland and uninteresting, with a pretty basic concept. Artistically I think this work no way reaches the quality of work i've seen from you in the past.

12 December 2004, 11:05 AM
Each time I see some work done in Zbrush I simply sigh... The details are absolutely incredible. :thumbsup: I do agree with the strange hair thing, but it's only visible on closeups.
I'm not really familiar with Z-brush... is it possible to animate somethin' with that amount of details?

12 December 2004, 01:42 PM
Desculpe Antropus, vou escrever em português pois meu inglês é uma porcaria.

O que mais me impressiona nos seus trabalhos é a diversidade de detalhes, é simplesmente fantástico como suas cenas são ricas, parabéns por mais um brilhante trabalho e pela conquista do contest!

Parabéns e Abraços!

12 December 2004, 02:37 PM

I'm new in Z brush ...but I would really like to learn more. Is there any chance for you to post tutorials for zbrush?
This is my first ZBrush model...and the only one :)
I only post it as an applause to your work.

12 December 2004, 02:41 PM more try, amigos !

12 December 2004, 02:42 PM do people attach pics here, btw ?

12 December 2004, 05:16 PM
is perfect!:thumbsup: has i said before...
abraço aew e um feliz natal!
merry christmas!

12 December 2004, 09:09 PM
Antro, your work always shows off more creativity and artistry more than anything else!! love it!

12 December 2004, 09:12 PM
that is are very talented and have quite an nitch for detail.

12 December 2004, 10:50 PM
excelente Kriss, parabens !!!:applause:

12 December 2004, 05:48 AM
Thanks a lot!
I'll post some more pics soon and a tutorial is coming also, in one or two weeks.

Thanks again and happy Holidays to all :)


12 December 2004, 09:34 AM
Hey Costa !

Nice to see you again ! really good work !
This is the "picasso" project you talked about in the zbrush site, isn't it ?

12 December 2004, 12:18 PM
WOW...great job man!!! you are inspirating me....
i can't wait your tutorial......

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12 December 2004, 07:17 PM
Thanks again guys.

yeah man. Do you remember that I can't use the Picasso image or likeness because of the copyright thing? So, to make the deadline for the magazine I had to turn him into another painter but keeping the same idea. As I changed lots of things in his face and clothes and because it's not based in any real face I had a lot of freedom to play with different things. I still have to finish the Picasso portrait that is hardest than this one because I have to follow all the details that I can see in the pictures that I have as reference. I'll try to finish Picasso's Portrait until the end of January.


12 December 2004, 06:23 AM
Hi Krishnamurti
Beautiful Expressions from Beautiful Artist

realy love it

the Hair Chin And Mustache is too Little

over all Beautiful very Beautiful


12 December 2004, 02:49 PM
Hi Kirshna (hope thats okay),

Brilliant work as always. I am complete fan of your after I was watching your machineflesh thread it also acts like a tutorial.

Have that as a Desktop.

This is also amazing. Great Expressions. Clean Modeling. :thumbsup: Al Perfecto.

12 December 2004, 06:29 PM
nice job....I don't have words.

12 December 2004, 11:20 PM
haha, awesome. i expect him to want to paint me some happy little trees. great

12 December 2004, 10:57 AM
Woooow so much detail. Amazing!!

12 December 2004, 06:34 AM
no longer living in Brasil Antropus?

My post:

12 December 2004, 09:13 AM
Nice. Missed the part about this being for an ad in Cinefex the first time I saw this thread, but quickly came to check it again after seeing a familiar looking image in Cinefex. ;)
Great amount of detail.

01 January 2005, 07:28 PM
holly cow.. that's awsome...

Guna sekhar
01 January 2005, 07:02 AM
Great Work :applause:

Evaldas V.
01 January 2005, 12:36 PM
gorgeous :thumbsup:

01 January 2005, 12:23 AM
you are really a very talented artist but i can't say the same thing for you avatar is kind of gross , but anyway superb work keep it up

01 January 2005, 12:57 AM
Great job, very nice detail. Keep it up!!

01 January 2005, 01:10 PM
Great Work Man

01 January 2005, 07:39 AM
You think this work is great but you should see the guys animation.

He's a gem, and very nice to work with to.



01 January 2005, 12:31 PM

felicitações por teu trabalho...

un abraço

Pierre Bixquert

01 January 2005, 05:29 PM
very nice work!

01 January 2005, 12:55 AM
really good work :thumbsup: :applause: :buttrock:


01 January 2005, 12:58 AM
You posted this piece back in Dec. So you probably won't see this post.

But I am in AWE.

01 January 2005, 07:09 PM
Hey Antropus!
I see you have created a masterpiece as always!

02 February 2005, 11:17 PM

02 February 2005, 02:59 PM
great job! keep up the good work

02 February 2005, 10:20 AM
Awesome work u crazy Brazilian....why do i think that the Painter has your looks..? hahahahah

Congrats man...Very beautiful work :thumbsup:

Felipe Félix
02 February 2005, 03:00 PM
Não tem nem o que falar
se uma imagem vale mais do que mil palavras
A sua vale mais do que 1 milhão de dúzias delas
Um abraço e

Felipe Félix
02 February 2005, 03:01 PM
Não tenho nem o que falar
se uma imagem vale mais do que mil palavras
A sua vale mais do que 1 milhão de dúzias delas
Um abraço e

04 April 2005, 05:10 PM
hello Antropus... it's work is very goog exelent work....

stars 5....

05 May 2005, 10:50 AM
:applause: Breathtaking...stunning and simply splendid.....:thumbsup:
Keep inspiring

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