Digital Clay

Video of a project I’ll be getting back to soon. The software is called ZBrush.

 

Aside from many books like the one below you can visit ZBrushClassroom to get started.  In this book 50  artists briefly describe their  ‘Inspiration & Ideas, Toolkit, and Sculpting Workflow. The program is available for both Windows and Mac users.  It’s an amazing program used by professionals in the film, animation, medical, jewelry and toy idustries.  Clicking on the links below will take you to Amazon.com.

ZBrush for Windows

ZBrush for Mac


Baby’s Tree

My cousin just became a mother and asked me to paint a tree in her baby’s room. She also asked that I do the work based on a few pics she sent me for reference. I’m excited and hope they never paint over it, haha.
I’m using Photoshop to render a few possibility doodles. Here’s one of them.

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Graduation Gift

“Mama Owl” acrylic on canvas.  A graduation gift for a dear friend.

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Strawberry Farts 2

Here’s a short video. In Dynamesh with a 512 resolution.



Distractions.

I’ve been meaning to work on “Mushroom Hill” for days now. Other projects have stolen the attention. Here is one of the distractions, my new facebook cover image. I took the picture from the top of the Echo Mountain hiking trail.  I played around with a couple of adjustment layers and cropped the image in Photoshop to suit the mood I was going for and to fit the dimensions of the facebook cover slot.  You can view the original picture on instagram. I then opened up my ZBrush project “Pedrito” and did a quick render using the ‘Outline Thin’ material and put the two together in Photoshop.
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Mushroom Hill

Years back I attended animation classes at East Los Angeles College. One of the results was an animation short that I conjured for an assignment. I titled it “Mushroom Hill.” I kept it simple. Three characters. One good, one bad and a victim. I went as far as making a stick figure animatic-an animated storyboard.
For a while now I’ve been wanting a puppet so I have decided to bring “Mushroom Hill” to life. I will start by building the set, the hill and the mushroom. Here is my animatic.



Pedrito A work in progress.

Almost complete. Originally I wanted him to be a full figure, I might open his file up and add limbs later, but for now he will be a bust. In case you are not familiar with it, in this video I am using a software called ZBrush. For those familiar with it I am sculpting in Dynamesh with a 384 resolutions setting, no particular reason for the 384 resolution, I just move the slider to increase the number.