I did roughly 5-6 hours again today sculpting and modelling. I’m really getting all these parts of him together and I’m excited to see what he’ll look like at the end. I want to texture him after everything is done (if I have the time). I’ll probably have some trouble trying to UV him but it’ll all be worth it.
Today was Milestone 2 and I basically had to present what I’ve been up to and how things have been going, get some feedback from my classmates and teacher.
Face is more cartoon-y than the concept I had originally drawn up
Face was a bit too symmetrical
Face profile was a bit off, I need to bring the brow ridge a bit further out like in the concept I had drawn.
My teacher suggested for me to look at old gentlemen’s faces for reference and I found one that I thought was good. I really like his friendly smile, kind eyes, and the wrinkles on his face.
For the branches I need to try make them flow upwards more instead of going out from the base making it look janky.
Also need to keep in mind I need to steer clear of having my character look like Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy) or tree beard (Lord of the Rings)
I’ll be working on these in the next few days and hopefully be able to keep on track.
Just started sculpting from a sphere. Didn’t realize I could just sculpt from the beginning until my classmates told me. I would have wasted a week trying to get a base mesh and retopologizing on Maya. Problem: wasting time doing base mesh
Solved: suggestion from classmate to just do it from zBrush
Today another late night spent in class till around 10 pm-11 pm trying to get the diffuse and bumps right. I sculpted the canvas a little, scanned the painting and made two separate documents. One for the diffuse and one for bump which I had to make grey out and play with the levels on Photoshop. I also played with the levels and saturation for the diffuse on Photoshop.
It was a very artsy day today with all the painting on Mari and such and playing around on substance painter. I got it quite close to the still life photo as well but there’s still some things I need to go back and redo (such as the tiny paint blob I did on the paintbrush manually, it’s bigger than the one in the photo…)
Yesterday’s lesson I had received some critique and was told that the cheeks of my last character ( Michael Fassbender) wasn’t really there (I didn’t realize this but the cheeks were quite flat). I also had to work on the shape of the head ( from the side profile) it was too close to a shape and I had to make it look more natural. So today’s lesson I tried working more on getting these things right, on to a new reference model (Cara Delevigne).
- Pull the eyes back a bit.
- Have more faceting and smoothing on the cheeks to make them more angular.
- Turn off symmetry (woops! Forgot to turn that off while doing the nose). Cara’s nose isn’t straight and goes more to one direction rather than straight down the middle.