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06 June 2009, 05:50 PM
Herbert Carlos is entered in the "Secret Agent" update: View Challenge Page (

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06 June 2009, 06:08 PM (

I've been trying to came up with a scene based on this illustration done by a friend of mine (Marcelo Souza) for a while. Secret Agent Challenge is the perfect opportunity.

I'll write a short story, before I can start to sketch the concept for the scene. I'm planning to work on one or two of those characters; they will be the "Agents Killers" trying to ambush my agent/hero.

You can see more of Marcelo's works on her flickr:

06 June 2009, 06:58 PM (

So, these are the two bad guys. My scene will be set inside a train.

We will see them on a corridor, next to the door of a private cabin where the agent is reading a newspaper. The plane is to kill the agent, and through the body out. They are about to do that, but the agent is much more smart than they could've imagined!!

I'm looking for some references for the cabin..

06 June 2009, 09:42 PM
lol I love their faces - no doubt that they mean business ;) :applause:

06 June 2009, 09:57 PM
Ha! Cool character designs! Love it!

06 June 2009, 10:14 PM

Nice characters!
Did Bill Gates inspire you for the one on the right? :D
Cool work so far!

06 June 2009, 10:40 AM
haha! nice characters. Herbert :thumbsup:

06 June 2009, 06:45 PM (

So, I started to model the first character. It's just a simple base mesh; now is time to jump into ZBrush and get serious!

The head was deformed from a base mesh I did a while ago, and the rest were all done in Maya.

I'm still not sure, but I'll probably go for realistic details instead of a cartoon look.

06 June 2009, 08:33 PM (

A little bit of ZBrush. How is it going so far??

06 June 2009, 09:44 PM (

More and more ZBrush..

Time to start adding the small details.

06 June 2009, 08:19 PM (

His head and gloves needs lots of details, but overall it's almost finished.

I'm not sure if we are going to be able to see his legs on the final composition, so I wont model them for now.

I still have two more characters and a train cabin to model; a lot of fun yet to come!!

06 June 2009, 10:05 PM
nice transition from concept to model :) when you finish them there'll be quite a bunch

06 June 2009, 03:06 AM
I'm just gonna work on two of them for this challenge; the two I posted on a separeted image.

I'm still not sure of how the agent is gonna look like. Maybe I'll take one of the others as reference; or I'll just sit with my friend who did that illustration (Marcelo Souza, like I mentioned before) and work on a new concept.

Maybe it's not such a good idea to base the "hero" of the scene on one of those other characters; they just doesn't look like good guys.

06 June 2009, 08:15 PM
Hey Herbert!! great work!!
Good luck to us all!

O Madsen riu aqui achando que tu não tinha se ligado de quem era, quando tu me mandou o comentário!


06 June 2009, 08:35 PM
Hi Herbert,
I like a lot your sketch, and the 3d character is progresing very good.:thumbsup:

keep it up :beer:

06 June 2009, 08:44 PM
Your Zbrush character is looking great - lots of character. It's just my own opinion but I would have liked to see sphere eyeballs. But I guess it's just the style you're going for.

Good Job!!

06 June 2009, 08:55 PM
mic: Thanks!! Actually, I've already changed his eyes and face a little bit after I've posted that last image. The eyes are more spherical, and the face is angrier now. I'm trying to make him more expressive, but I'm not satisfied yet. I'm trying to "finish" it, before I can post new images here, but I'll try to show a screencap of his face later today..

tunes: Thanks dude!! Como não te reconhecer com o "Madsen Fotografia" no seu perfil?? rs..

06 June 2009, 10:45 PM (

Ok, that's it. I'll stop working on this guy for now, and start modeling the next one..

I'll add a few more details on it if I have time. Still have a lot to model, before I can start working on the textures.

06 June 2009, 10:03 AM
Ahah ! Nice one !
Lot of style here !
I will follow this !
Cheers !

06 June 2009, 10:26 AM
just amazing really like the expression on his face looking foward to see the other ones

06 June 2009, 12:30 PM
Hi buddy

very nice style I will keep folowing your progress

good luck!!!

06 June 2009, 03:55 PM
this is really amazing.
i loved your character style.
great work!

06 June 2009, 06:09 PM (

That's the gun for the Bad Guy n?2.

It's pretty rough so far, I'll work on it a little bit more on Maya, then jump to ZBrush.

I'll start modeling the other Bad Guy now, so I decided to model his gun first, so that I can pose him on ZBrush.

06 June 2009, 06:14 PM
That's not the same gun from the concept. As a Terminator fan, I thought a Winchester would looks better. ;)

06 June 2009, 09:04 PM
I have to give you credit, you captured the style of the characters perfectly. Now, who's our agent?

06 June 2009, 09:17 PM
I'm not sure if I'm gonna use some character from this first concept as the Agent, they don't look like good guys.

I sit with my friend, who did the illustration, and we discussed a few ideas. He is working on a concept for the agent, based on that same style.

06 June 2009, 09:47 PM (

Ok, base mesh for the head of the Bad Guy n?2 done!

I'll try to simulate his hair on the final image, but I'll sulpt it any. It helps me with the overall shape of the character.

Now I'll model the base mesh for the suit and gloves, comp everything together and then have some fun with ZBrush!

06 June 2009, 10:30 PM (

More ZBrush work on the Bad Guy n?2.

Not so close to the concept this time. I'm trying to make him more expressive as possible..

Still a lot to do. Gotta go faster!

06 June 2009, 11:01 PM


06 June 2009, 10:24 PM (

I decided to keep one of the other characters as my Secret Agent, instead of designing a new one.

Actually, this is the one I like the most. He has an ironic face; looks like he is hidding something. He will be inside of the train cabin, waiting for the bad guys.. they just don't know it!

I'm almost finished modeling the second bad guy. I'll post some more wip images tomorrow.

07 July 2009, 01:12 AM
Hey bro, this is awesome! the charecters have a lot of style and cartoonish aspect...they are really greate!!
wating for updates!!

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07 July 2009, 02:26 AM
Wouaou !! Your character designs are different and I must say ; quite COOL !! your modeling work for the characters, looks very promising as well ! great start !

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