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12 December 2002, 02:36 AM
Hi all.
This is a finished original 3d image made using ZBrush 1.5.
It's based on a horror theme, but with a twist... Inspired loosely by the gruesome Nosferatu, a hideous vampire, and also the idea of freedom.



12 December 2002, 05:02 AM
Impressive piece of art, it has a great sense of atmosphere to it:applause:

12 December 2002, 11:22 AM

Here's a link to a ZBC post that shows much of the modelling development of this piece, including the use of the new ZSphere technology.

Some extra feedback from this discerning and wide-ranging 3d community would be appreciated:)



12 December 2002, 12:02 PM
i really like the colours and lighing it really does have astmosphere, however i would add a fill light to increase the realism, the shadows are too dark at the moment and it looks a little too cg like. i dont think you should show the womans eye either, I think the composition will look much better if she lost some identity. The concept of white and black and the racist theme is very strong, I dont see this type of serious and 'hard hitting' imagery in cg that often, its kind of more akin to an oil painting in the 19th C.

good stuff. ZBrush? Blimey...

12 December 2002, 11:43 PM

Thanks for your concise and intelligent critique, you made some good points. I had in mind that this image was more of more of an illustration that might be appropriate for book-covers, than geared towards photo-realism. I'm pleased also you commented on the theme of my picture.:)

Further critiques are welcome, and can any Cgtalk members decipher the message in the art...?

12 December 2002, 02:24 AM
Having seen the manner in which the figures were modeled I am in awe of your ability. Super work and super finish!:bounce: :thumbsup:

12 December 2002, 02:49 AM
In amongst the 3d test of skill in lighting, shape, textures or software superiority boast we often get 3d work that shows the power of passionate communication through intense imagery.

Great work.

This is why I got involved in 3d.


12 December 2002, 06:12 AM
Hi Grub,

Indeed a powerful encounter. You've created a tight tension in the poses - his stance makes him all the more threatening. I keep returning to the watch, wondering what it means - doubting it's good news for her.

Bravo well done !


12 December 2002, 10:38 PM
Thanks for the kind words.:)

If anyone's interested:
Here's some step by steps from the link posted above, that show the Zsphere modelling workflow involved with the current version of Zbrush 1.5.


12 December 2002, 08:11 AM
jste awessome...
and these zsphere are really interessant stuff
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

12 December 2002, 09:06 AM
:applause: :applause: :applause: good work

12 December 2002, 03:02 AM
Cheers, I appreciate your responses, any further comments and questions are welcome.:)

12 December 2002, 02:35 AM
The addition of your process makes interesting viewing - I commend you again on a great scene! :applause:

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