Whispers, Olivier Ponsonnet (3D)


Title: Whispers
Name: Olivier Ponsonnet
Country: France
Software: 3ds max, Photoshop, ZBrush

Hi, here is my latest picture.
I tried this time to represent an invoker, surrounded by summoned spirits. Pretty much everything was modelled in 3dsmax. I’ve added more details and refinements to the head, hands and owl skull using Zbrush. All textures are hand painted with Photoshop.
I hope you’ll like it!


Your latest characters are more astonishing than ever! This zombie/shaman is really sinister :bowdown:


Just Perfect as always.If u could show us some wires and textures I would be so thankful. :wink:


Totally Agree. :thumbsup:


As always, your work amazes for it’s creativity and technical accomplishments. Just masterful.


Wow, thats all


Could’nt resist not commenting on it! everytime you post a new work its a real eye candy to see.
can’t wait to see what you come up with next :wink:


Her eyes and overall expression are so captivating. Your imagination is just astonishing.


Your images seem to be getting more and more realistic while still retaining your unique style - I guess you have been experimenting with the dark film-style grain effects.

I also notice you are using Zbrush now - but only for sculpting. Do you intend to texture using ZB or will you continue to do so mainly in Photoshop?

Thanks again for inspiring us, Ruchir.


very nice work


Agreed with him! And it could be nice to see a making of :slight_smile:




My monitor was off. Thats why i thought it was slightly low contrast. My bad. Cracker Jacks.


Thanks for your replys, I really do appreciate.

C1Workshop : I’ll post textures and wires soon.

Ruchir : I don’t know about texturing abilities. I mean with ZBrush 3.5 R3, you don’t haves layers with masks for textures or different blend modes (like overlay, color dodge…). So unless it’s ways better in the ZB R4, I’ll stick to PS.

jeffreydietrich : There’s no real purpose to this filter, I mean I simply like the way it looks :slight_smile:


Just globally perfect.

Great image man, 5* and much more



You never cease to amaze with both your artistry and technical skill. You are one of my primary sources of inspiration, and if a 3D artist can have fans I am among your biggest.


gorgeous work! Love it


very nice work


Great job Olivier, I can’t wait to see the wireframes and textures. This might seem like a small thing but I really like the bone necklace (which seems to be where you have centered your composition). Did you use SSS on the bones? They look very realistic.

You couldn’t go into more detail on how you manage to get such good shading on the eye by chance? Do you do much touching up in photoshop? You always seem to get really natural highlights in the bottom of the iris while shading the top (even in the low/difficult light). Also the specular/reflections work really well.
(sorry for the rant! ><)

Fantastic as always!


Amazing work, and very realistic expressions.


Love it. Congrats