Our newest member of the Turntable Gallery, Damon Woods (aka DK Woods at ZBrushCentral), has provided a few incredibly detailed characters, along with closeups of each one. Damon started his career as a 3D generalist, but has spent his evenings working in ZBrush to hone his character design skills. We think he was pretty successful!
CGWorkshops has a brand new workshop coming your way in February. Tyler Breon is running a male anatomy class, and they have early bird pricing until midnight on Thursday, December 5th – $499 instead of the usual $599!
Whether you work in games or film, are in school, or on the path to a full-time position, a solid understanding of the human figure and how to create it is one of the most important assets a Character Artist/Modeler can have. This course breaks down the human figure into a simple, easy to digest process, and gives artists the foundational knowledge needed to produce believable, anatomically correct and visually stunning CG characters.
Visit CGSociety.com to reserve your spot, and get the early bird special, today!
The results are in!
After six weeks of work by the many participating artists, the completed entries were sent to our distinguished judging panel to arrive at ten finalists. We then moved into a public voting phase where the community was able to weigh in via Facebook.
Now at last we have our winners! Each is listed below, along with information about the entry and the prize that will be awarded.
Please join us in congratulating each of these outstanding artists!
Check out the Twisted Horror Forum at ZBrushCentral to see the WIP threads of all the contestants.
CG Workshops have released a new class: Advanced VideoGame Character Creation, with Katon Callaway. Join Sony Santa Monica’s Lead Character Artist as he takes you through his approach to building advanced characters for high-end console games. Learn the fundamentals that can be applied regardless of what piece of software you’re using.
Weekly live class sessions, videos, and assignments make up this 8 week course that starts February 3rd and goes through March 31st.
Earlybird Special! Enroll before December 5th, 2013 at the special price of $549 (usually $649)!
Visit CGWorkshops.org for more info or to enroll.
Katon Callaway walks you through his upcoming course:
In case you couldn’t be in attendance for our Naughty Dog UGM here on the grounds of the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, sink your teeth into the recap video featuring Michael Knowland, Bradford Smith and Frank Tzeng at our UGM Page. These guys were part of the incredible team that brought us the hit game, “The Last of Us”.
To kick things off, Michael demonstrated his approach to sculpting realistic cloth for games. Next up, Brad took us into the realm of environment props with a demonstration on tiling-textures for production. Some of the key features used in his workflow include ZRemesher and Micro-Mesh. Last up for the evening was Frank with a showcase of his methods for sculpting realistic human faces.
Michael, Bradford and Frank left no stone unturned with their in depth presentations of typical workflows in the lives of production artists. If you’re looking to take your sculptures to higher levels of realism, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to watch these industry pros in action. Be sure to keep your eyes on our events calendar for upcoming events!
Watch the video recap here.
We are proud to announce Cezar Brandao’s program is back by popular demand! If you missed it the first time around, here’s your chance to jump in there and learn with one of the true masters of the female form.
The first 4 weeks will get you prepped as you go through the process of learning anatomy Bridgman style. This is truly a wonderful way to learn Artistic Anatomy as the simplification of forms is something anyone can master.
The last 4 weeks will be a tour de force of the female portrait. There simply is nothing more difficult to sculpt as it is often a matter of millimeters that can make or break your sculpt.
Program starts on November 18, Registration is open.
So come and learn Foundation of Beauty, The Art of Anatomy with Cezar Brandao.
For more information and to sign up for the class, visit PhoenixAtelier.com.
Alejandro Pereira is a highly talented freelance artist with more than 7 years experience in the world of film and animated series production. He decided to focus his knowledge by mixing two of his passions: 3D animation and traditional sculpture. Eventually, he narrowed that to just sculpture.
To date, Alejandro has worked with a large number of important licensors: Marvel, DC, Disney-Pixar and Universal Studios among them. Other credits include ARH Studios, Gentle Giant, McFarlane Toys, Pop Culture Shock, Funko and others.
His 3D printed statuettes are spectacularly detailed, with a great sense of form and movement. We hope that you enjoy this journey into the mind of a First-Class figure creator!
Loic Zimmermann, aka e338 on the ZBrushCentral forum, is scheduled to release a new art book along with a 3D character bust in conjunction with 3DTotal. You can help make the projects a reality by visiting the Kickstarter campaigns. Loic has contributed concept design work on blockbuster hits like Thor, Iron Man 3, True Grit and more! Be sure to check out more of Loic’s work inside his user gallery, or by visiting his website.
If you are in the Burbank area this month, be sure to stop by the Pixologic booth at CTN 2013 from November 15-17th. You’ll see demos featuring Loic and other industry pros across three days of digital clay magic. It’s a rare opportunity to get answers to questions and network with other digital artists just like you.
Want to see your work in a high-quality art book? 3dtotal has announced its annual call for submissions for Digital Art Masters Volume 9. Simply submit your work following the guidelines before 25 Nov 2013 for your chance to be featured in print! Voting takes place in December. 50 artists will be selected from the submissions – each will receive 2 hardcover copies of the book plus an 11-inch resin male anatomical reference figure.
Digital Art Masters is stocked in bookshops around the world and exhibited at all the major expos, so this is a fantastic opportunity to have your art reach new audiences. Previous contributors have included the mighty Rafael Grassetti, Pascal Blanché, Matthew Burke, Marek Denko, Eric Durante and more, alongside many up-and-coming talents. Could this be your year?
Find more info and submission details at 3DTotal.com.
It’s Halloween time and the creatures are on the loose. Watch exclusive spooky free training all week long to help you learn hair-raising new skills.
Character Creation Pipeline in Maya and ZBrush
Illustrating a Vintage Horror Film Poster in Photoshop and ZBrush
Designing Scary Film Monsters in ZBrush