Sketchbook of nele-s


#1

Hi guys,
Been planning to start this for a while, but never got around to it. Hope this is in the right subforum!
I am a 3d character artist, my current job is at an augmented reality studio where I am involved in the creation of mobile apps/games for clients such as Warner Bros, Sony, Disney, Marvel, etc., all low-poly.
I take weekly life drawing classes though it’s been a while since they were put to a temp halt recently.
I’m going to put up mostly personal projects, some professional ones, but I’d like critique on anything I create. These will be both lowpoly, highpoly, sculpts and traditional art or digital paintings. My aim is to become much better at anatomy and eventually be able to get a job as hyperrealistic character modeler/sculptor, even though I enjoy doing lowpoly modeling & texturing as well. Hope I can get there soon enough.
Like I said I’ve got a full-time job, but won’t usually be able to publish the work I do there due to copyrights n such. Having a full-time job doesn’t allow me much time for personal projects or freelance work, so bear with me if I’m updating this thread slowly. Yet I think this will encourage me to keep updating and thus actually push myself more to work in my spare time.
Thanks for watching this thread!


#2

Some of my finished work (the good stuff first!):


#3

Some quick headsculpts (1-2h):


#4

My Dota2 WIP itemset for Lina:

ZBrush work:

Lowpoly renders with bakes:

My colour concept:

Latest update (Maya scrshot):

As you can see it’s not entirely finished yet. I’ve started out with polypaint in ZBrush since I thought this to be the easiest way to see if my colours & set worked together.
I am now finishing everything in Photoshop & Maya, cleaning up the bakes and painting it in fully. I’ve been working on this for a while now but I do tend to finish it.


#5

Some 2d drawings made in Photoshop:

(WIP)


#6

Graphite sketch I made in my sketchbook today:

I’m not used to using graphites yet. I do love working with them though. I’ve done a couple more sketches today but felt like this was the only one worth uploading.
Ive got a couple of A2 sized sketches from life drawing classes, but still need to find a way to somehow scan these, which isn’t easy.