Bruce Stroia's Sketchbook


Nice I like your figure sketches


Thank you Nylelevi… my figure style is heavily influenced by the animation techniques of drawing through the form. It’s how they taught us all through school and I’m still learning that everytime I draw!


Rock progress…


Zbrush - Substance - Maya


I like these threads becuase it makes it nice to see if you are moving forward or not and the most recent sculpt for your rock is looking like the best. Take your time and analyse the hell out of it


That’s what I enjoyed back in the day from other artists… progress posts and learning from what they learn.

Mistakes from my semi-purposefully bad rock attempts-
>Thinking alphas would do most of the work. COMPLETELY WRONG.
>Also thought polypainting earlier would be quicker… but really that only makes it harder to see issues with the mesh

Successful tools-
>TrimSmoothBorder + Crumple (used by environment artist for Shadow of the Colossus Remake)

Here it is with the game engine my friend made from scratch-

Now that I kinda have the workflow and pipeline down… I feel mostly like watching science videos about rocks before even starting the next sculpt lol


Personal work based on a Learn Squared demonstration for an abandoned mall with the upstairs roof collapsing.

I imagined the downstairs-



dumb drawing for a friend…


attempts at Steve Cormann’s Ocean Tutorial

^Here I could not fully control the unintentional reflective shapes which form with the bump at higher values. Strangely, these do occur in nature but in certain conditions-



Warmup scribbles while staring outside coffee shop windows-


Im happy to see im not the only one obsess with rocks. I cant remember how many rock sketches i have done, god. Keep up the work!! Looking forward seeing more.


Trees too… i LOVE TREES!


something fun to work on before sleep-

35 mm (Panavision Panaflex)
Master/Long Shot
Mid-Late Afternoon / Summer?


Love those tree sketches! Something so magical about that pencil on paper look


working out some weaknesses and sorting through my thoughts


Love your inquisitive approach to producing art!


Thanks Alice! :slight_smile:



Sketchbook Pro and Scott Eaton’s -


Today’s warmups. Tried Melted Conte preset to get away from the soft airbrushy look-



Lota mistakes… but I confidently leave them to be reminded on the next drawing -