Philip's Creature


#1

anything Philip…


#2

Dear all, So what I am doing here is taking the famous trio from the manga and anime series ‘‘Dragon Ball’’ and redesigning these characters and creatures into feasible worldly live-action photo-real beings…

    [img]http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i296/Murasaki_master/brand.gif[/img]
    
    So
    
    Here we have our Trio:
    
    Dodoria, Freezer and Zarbon
    
    [img]http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i296/Murasaki_master/furiza02.jpg[/img]
    [img]http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i296/Murasaki_master/infos_freezer_02.jpg[/img]
    
    A quick sketch  outlining  where the designs are going...
    This is primarily for myself to figure out the poses I want...
  
  The beast will be very different.. dog, frog... I image a former body builder who has let himself go... thinking more scaly/smiley now rather than hair...
  
  chick is human... will be hot stuff:)
    
   [img]http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i296/Murasaki_master/sketch.jpg[/img]
   
   In the book, concerning pipeline and techniques, I will mainly be focusing on Freezer, the other two will just kind of materialize... so i can bust them out fast... or faster:)
   
   Lets have a look at Freezer, his many forms and some of his original artwork from the manga and anime...
   
   [img]http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i296/Murasaki_master/dragon-ball_0479.jpg[/img]
   
   [img]http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i296/Murasaki_master/cell_freezer04.jpg[/img]
   
   [img]http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i296/Murasaki_master/dragon-ball-z_Freezer1jpgsmall.jpg[/img]
 
 
[img]http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i296/Murasaki_master/209761799.jpg[/img]

#3

I did a rough sculpt first, just to get the proportions and concept flushed out…

I sculpted about 3 or 4 head variations before these natural lines came out that i liked that kept true to the bony brow and dome head of freezer…

initial mud sculpts… still conceptualizing…

further head modifications…

taking it to cyslice for a first pass at some reasonable topology to compliment further shape and detail sculpting…


#4

figures of our trio…

Obviously Zarbon has been converted to a girl for my piece…


#5

really great pics…will make for a good chapter…

I do have to ask how much it will resemble DragonZ?

I dont know if you talked to Usei…but they couldnt use a chapter he did…for Pirates of the Carabean…but that was the cocksuckers from DIsney…

Daniel is already on top of getting clearance for the pics in your forum…

Its such a different take on creatures…take anime into real world is such a dope concept…

I could see alot of old cartoons being turned into CG photoreal movies…after the book comes out…


#6

No worries…
The foundation is Dragon ball… and true fans will make a connection, but the final look will have almost no resemblence to the origional characters…

Some of the costumes will remind DBZ hardcore fans that they may be from the same universe or family…

I would not worry, … but it would be fantastic if we could get permission to publish some original DBZ sketches and artwork…

I know the people who work for VIZ media (they own the U.S. rights to the Dragon Ball manga) and I co-directed a music video years back in the UK where we got the rights to use unaltered DBZ footage from funimation for MTV/Kerrang TV broadcast release… They were very cool and open…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PCXonccgs8

What about getting:

Hellboy2, Golden Compass, Sunshine and Speed racer models/renders… maybe even Transformers 2 stuff further down the line when promos/trailers hit the media? hmmm…


#7

All Daniel questions…all good stuff to get started now to…


#8

I am gonna attempt to throw up random progress and WIP images, regardless how insignificant.
This way I and respective tex artist can better sort and track all my work between the 4 hero elements Im doing… especially as Trans2 heats up, I find myself too often thinking about mega robot conceptual designs rather than aliens…:slight_smile:

base ‘‘canvas’’ retop WIP


#9

what you thinking about skin?..Im trying to get Dr. Igor to get involved more…to see if we can shoot some strange dead shit…for skin…

any direction yet for the hyperactive texture atist…LOL

(btw your chapter is developing nicely)


#10

dragon ball z concept, nice! I used to rush home when i was in highschool to catch the dbz episodes on cartoon network. So I’m liking where this already going. U start formulating ideas for materials yet? Never could figure out what kind of material was feezia’s skin, at times he looked he wore a full body rubber suite. Yet when his flesh was exposed it looked like tough muscle fibers wrapped around his arms and body…?


#11

dude Im really getting deep into headice…

defintitly do a section on it…

like one button can offset all the UVs for you


#12


#13

Well done Phillip…some of the shark, jellyfish, horseshoe crab stuff isnt far off…Nice and subtle …(as if its to over the top…we can overlay it on translucent human skin)

girl is no problem…

the pet will be fun has shit…

so can I chalk you up as 2 of 3 in need of Dr. Igor?


#14

these are great look-dev sheets! All the sheets should be like this…


#15

http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/art/AmphiBaal-55366101

for the pet


#16

Ya that toad mixed with body builders is awesome…Phillip you have the right sense of sex (with the slave girl)…and humor (if you want to go with the pet)…

cant wait to see what you do with it…

although the reference for the slave girl is a bit thin…(I think I need more naked visuals)


#17

flushing out the general bodies of Freezer and Chick (Zarbon/Keira Knightly with more flesh /Anna Paquin/Natalie Portman amalgamation asian mix hotness)…

chicks face will be snazzed up… more pronounced details, hotness, uniqueness and devious expression

Freezer is still very much in the concept phase still in terms of what his surface detail/skin will be, but I have the base shape and proportions i like… will see…

I image he will have harder/bony bodily parts that the skin stretches over thinly and the surface detail and texture difference between them will sell it. (hard parts include chest, shoulder and crown…)

yo



#18

Mini heads-up that I shall soon have the generic base meshes available for both the chick and alien. They will not be the final meshes, but may be useful for tex, shader, light, render testing etc… etc…

just e-mail me and will send over…

bastiaankoch@gmail.com


#19

Thanks Phillip…

Im testing out a new joint pipeline on 2012…

low rez mesh gets all the high frequency detail fromm photos (from texture)

high rez mesh gets the deep sculpt…and the modeler can pick what he wants through masks and bending back the morph target…(and or leave the rest to bump)

(this way it keeps texture and modeler loving friends…LOLZ)

also no rush…still trying to organize with Dr. Igor…and with the new D5 markII (which Im getting)…I can shoot some stuff 2…in the next month or 2 …

nice work…

P


#20

freeza & pod wip…