Archive for the 'Artist Spotlight' Category

Sculpting Our “Face Off”

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Be sure to tune into SyFy network’s hit television program, “Face Off” on March 25, 2014 to see ZBrush in action. The program will feature ZBrush artists Zack Petroc, Mark DeDecker, Stefano Dubay, Meats Meier, Alvaro Buendia and Rafael Grassetti. Without giving away too much, the show is titled, “Freaks of Nature” and features Neville Page as a guest host and judge.

 

Generations: Abdullah And Khalid Al Muharraqi

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The “father-son” combo of Abdullah and Khalid Al Muharraqi are set to make history on the island of Bahrain on March 3, 2014. The evening gala will see the duo exhibit a collection of their works inside the Shaikh Ebrahim Mohammed Al-Kalifa Center for Culture and Research. The Center for Culture and Research is a leading institution in the preservation and advancement of art in the region. With a reputation that extends as far as France, Korea and Spain to name a few, the two artists are poised to continue the tradition of excellence associated with their work through the generations in this first ever “father-son” show. You may already be familiar with the work of Khalid, whose dynamic ZBrush sculptures were featured in an Artist Interview on ZBrushCentral. If you are in the area, the show is a must see!

Painting Outside The Lines

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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.

The Slippery Grip

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This slippery snake finds a warm spot to rest and we couldn’t be more impressed. ZBrushCentral member Elden, demonstrates that even cold blooded creatures can’t resist the allure of a clean, well-tuned engine. This highly detailed reptilian played star for a recent Volvo truck advertisement. Not too shabby!

Visit ZBrushCentral artist Elden’s user gallery for more great images incorporating features like ZSketching.

Moving Quick With Marcin Klicki

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Marcin Klicki’s latest ZBrushCentral post is full of interesting designs. Be sure to check out more of his work inside his user gallery. That’s just the start! Take an even closer look at this talented sculptor by taking a tour of his website.

If you are just getting started with ZBrush, take advantage of our ZBrush Getting Started Guide. Think of the getting started guide as a road map to digital sculpting. Add to this, the availability of a library of video tutorials inside ZClassroom and you’ll have just what you need to sculpt your way into the artists spotlight.

Rider On The Stone

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Ben Selwy rolls onto the TopRow with this prehistoric rider. Remember The Flintstones? It’s a sure bet that this rad ride could tear up the streets of Bedrock. Get your pre-historic fix and more, by checking out Ben’s latest tutorial. For even more stone-age goodness, visit Ben Selwy’s user gallery inside the ZBrushCentral forum. You can take an even longer ride with Ben by racing over to his website.

Parts And Pieces

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There’s nothing sleepy going on with ZBrushCentral member Sam Burton’s latest post. This techno-weapon has us reaching for an intergalactic holster. The cowboy of the future looks like he’s in good hands with this one. For more robotic and hard surface modeling mania, be sure to visit the sleepfight user gallery. Keep a close watch on this thread for a video breakdown of the entire gun slinging process.

ZClassroom is full of video tutorials showcasing all you’ll need to know to generate your own hard surface models.

Render Splender

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Fabio Bautista pounds the ground with his latest ZBrushCentral post. Showing how far you can bend the render capabilities inside ZBrush, Fabio aka Maxter, limits his render to just one pass! That’s right, only one pass to bring this Troll into the realm of render splender. Watch the accompanying video for a more in-depth look at how this incredible end result was achieved. Be sure to catch a glimpse of some new and old favorites, by visiting Fabio’s blog.

Take your understanding of texturing and rendering further with our dedicated video tutorials inside ZClassroom.

A Touch Of Davidness

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David Richardson is at it again. This time, he’s hosting a 2 hour video detailing his hard surface process. Watch as he covers features like Clip-Curve brushes, Spotlight for reference and Shadow box to name a few. You’ll see the necessary steps to design and build your own mech helmet.

Davidness is no stranger on the ZBrushCentral forum. Be sure to check out his user gallery to see the latest from this ZBrusher from across the pond. If that doesn’t fill your cup, visit his website for even more Davidness!

For more video tutorial action, slide your way into ZClassroom and explore topics like the ones covered in David’s videos.

Bare Knuckle Brawler

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Renaud Galand takes us into the cartoon side of ZBrushing with his latest ZBrushCentral post. This toon style brawler is looking ready to lay down a fist full of surprises. Galand used ZBrush to generate his mesh and work out the rough in phase, while bringing this latest piece to life. Texturing, posing and FiberMesh were also incorporated by Galand to help generate a dynamic final render. Visit Renaud’s user gallery to see more toon goodness and creature madness. Renaud is a busy guy, taking a short moment to visit his website is a great way to keep up to speed with his latest creations.

ZBrush comes fully equipped with a tool chest full of sculpting brushes waiting for you to explore. If you’re into making cartoon characters, be sure to check out the IMM Toon Brush shipped with your copy of ZBrush. Inside you’ll gain access to a collection of ready-made base heads, torsos, hands and feet to mention a few. Combining these brushes with Dynamesh is a quick way to generate ideas and start your next creation.






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