She’s done! She’s a finless porpoise, an endangered species usually found off of China’s coast as well as in the Yangtze river. I felt it was time to get some experience modeling animals, starting with this one!
I’m learning ZBrush! Not only does digital sculpting really appeal to me, but nearly every employer seems hungry for ZBrush users. Jim and I worked out way through about two hours of downloaded video instruction followed by another hour or so of just messing around in the software. I intend to spend nearly every day […]
A potential employer asked me whether I had a reel – I didn’t, as of 30 hours ago, but I do now. 😀 It’s a bit rough, but WOW I can’t believe I made this whole thing with such short notice! I need a break now. Seriously.
“Done” in the figurative sense, that is. Nothing’s really EVER done 😀 But I’m happy with her and I need to move on!
She’s not quite done, but she’s pretty far along now! There are some issues I need to iron out with her face geometry and her hands still, but I think she’s my favorite 3d model so far 🙂
Well, she didn’t stay untouched for long! 😀 I posted her on DA and a couple of fellow artists critiqued a number of things, prompting me to change some things about her. I didn’t want to have to ditch the rig I worked for days on, so I stuck with changes that involved only texture […]
Huzzah for textures! She looks so much better than last time we saw her. Her hands are bugging me, and her face has some dents in it… but sleep first. 😀 Tomorrow’s the last day of my staycation, and I’ll be sad to see it go! It’s been an extremely productive time, as this blog […]
Here she is, all done! (For now, anyway. 😀 Is anything really, ever, completely done?) I had hoped to finish her up last night but a ferocious, tornado-spawning storm blew through and I spent the evening huddled around a radio in a closet-sized first floor-bathroom instead. Fortunately, the storm seems to have passed over my […]
This is the worst part of the art process – Astrid has reached the “ugggh, it’s ugly” stage, and the only way out is to work right through it. Many a project has died right here, in the ugly phase 😀 But I think she’ll have a full recovery and go on to live a […]
Modeling and smoothing groups are complete! Now I’m working on the unwrap. I can’t wait to paint her textures!