Sunday, July 28, 2013

Bamboo test illustration

Here is an illustration I did for fun and to test some new techniques. Again, this was not for financial profit. The concept was to show many different ways you can be creative using this graphics tablet. Each tool represents a tool from either Photoshop or Illustrator. After making several renders, one being a skin subsurface scattering layer, the image was completed in Photoshop. It was modeled in Modo and sculpted in ZBrush.
Here is the final image.

Here is the base model made in Modo. I modeled the tentacles so I could sculpt in x and z axis in ZBrush all at the same time. This was a huge time saver when the suckers were added at the bottom of the octopus.

Here is a closeup of the sculpting process/

Spiritual Transformation

Here is an illustration I just finished for work on the spiritual transformation of 3 celebrities. It was a fairly long process of checking reference material and experimenting with exported fibermesh curves from ZBrush into Modo to use as hair guides.
Here is the final image.

Here is a close up of the sculpting process. I only modeled half of the butterfly and mirrored it over in Modo.

Here is a closeup of an early test render to see if the exported curves could control and direct the fur in Modo.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Trident Layers

Here is an illustration I did to sharpen my skills, not for profit. I wanted to try and come up with a new project for the TN 425 class I teach and decided to do a project that had logo design and organic modeling. My kids were chewing some Trident gum and I thought the illustration on the packaging was a great concept and executed well. So I tried to do a 3D version of one of the packages. If time permits, I'll try doing a few more. I used ZBrush for modeling and detailing the fruit. The logo and final renders were all done in Modo and composited  in Photoshop.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Nossi phone

Here is a project I did as a demonstration for the TN425 class I teach. It basically shows how to layout type in illustrator and model/render it along with a simple phone in Modo.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Predator cub

This was an illustration I did just for fun, not for profit. I wanted to do a kid related sports illustration with a mascot and team logo done in 3D. Plus I wanted to tryout the new fibermesh feature in ZBrush 4r5. The illustration was done with ZBrush, Modo and Photoshop.

Kid Illustrations

Here are some spot illustrations I did for work. They were for a children's learning kit. All were rendered and modeled in Modo except for the doll. She was modeled and rendered in ZBrush.

Phillipians Illustration

Here is an illustration I did for our church. Our pastor did a series of sermons on the book of Phillipians. Modeled and rendered in Modo.