Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!

A Wicked Witch done just in time for Halloween. Done in Zbrush, decimated and bought into Maya for rendering. Zbrush 4 R2 mind you, and I really like the new features. I even accidently created fabric rips using the new feature Dynamesh. You can mess up topology and Dynamesh will 'sew' it back up making it look like a tear. That's my top tip. yeah.

More renders and blab after the jump. I will also post a video turnaround in future I'm sure.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Karate Kid Painting Montage

Going through my hard drives made me stumble on some old WIP files of my Karate Kid painting I did awhile back. What a joy it was too.

Although I still watch the movie on a religious basis, artistically it was the European Masters exhibition held at the NGV last year that really made me want to stick with this painting - it was a study.

It was a real privilege to see such works at that exhibition - but what amazed me was the artists' richness, variety and control in their darks - things you'd never notice on crumby scanned or photographed images on the internet. Works like this one by Edgar Degas were one of many inspirations for the Karate Kid painting that I should credit in the video above.

Hope you enjoy it anyway!