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    Default Shellac's ZBrush Miscellanea

    Hi,

    My name is Neil and I've been a long time lurker at ZBrush Central.

    I've finally plucked up a bit of courage and start a thread.



    I've decided to start with some recent 2d/3d experiments within Quicksketch.








    Thank you in advance for any interest and feel free to ask any questions.

    Cheers !,

    Neil
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    Very nice. I really like that last one.

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    Really interesting stuff that differs from what you usually see here. Keep posting your work, your sketchbook may be a very interesting to visit

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    Default Thank you for kind words

    senatorgreaves - Yeah, I think you're right. I got a bit carried away with various alphas and brushes. I love the strange novelty that the brushes produce ( did you spot my sneaky use of the demo soldier?).

    Like a lot of people on this amazing forum, I am gradually learning to sculpt and at times it can be very frustrating when I hit a wall.

    The Quicksketch plugin really allows me to cut loose from my sculpting learning curve and produce artwork very, very quickly.

    This thread will eventually contain some of my attempts at sculpting,
    but I like the fact that I'm able to recycle some of my old stuff into something interesting.

    I'm gonna refine some of my techniques as I continue forward (like using colour)

    Thank you once again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebular View Post
    Really interesting stuff that differs from what you usually see here. Keep posting your work, your sketchbook may be a very interesting to visit

    Hey Nebular,

    It's nice to hear from you.

    Did you sort out your Wacom dilemma ?

    It's amazing what you can achieve with this crazy software

    I'll keep pushing Quicksketch and post the results.

    I might eventually put up a couple sculpts as well.

    Once again, thank you for your interest.

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    Default Still playing with Quicksketch...

    ... and I've been neglecting my thread.


    I'm still trying new workflows and techniques.


    Another black and white sketch.





    I'll eventually move into colour.

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    hi Shellac,
    i really like the direction you are exploring, waiting to see more

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    You have great vision and your approach is unique! I have a feeling I will be seeing more soon!

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    Thank you for the compliments.

    I'm very grateful for your interest in my work.


    There are so many great people and artists on this forum.

    Kind regards,

    Neil

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    Your last sketch - what a great concept! YOu shopuld dig it more and turn into a 3d skulpt because the idea behind it is really interesting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shellac View Post
    Did you sort out your Wacom dilemma ?
    Yup, I did I went with Intous 5 M-size and I'm preeeety happy with it.

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    Good to hear from you again Nebular.


    I love my Wacom tablet.
    It's not perfect by any means, hopefully they'll improve future models.

    Yes, you're right about trying to recreate the sketch to a sculpt.
    I'll give it a try at some point in the near future.

    I need to transition into colour imagery as well...


    Cheers,

    Neil

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    Default Been away for a while

    I've been away from this thread for far too long.

    I've spent the week shaking off creative inertia.

    The following images continue my QuickSketch mash up experiments (now in colour).

    I'm trying to incorporate some unfinished sculpts into my artwork.

    We'll see how it goes.

    The last two are work in progress.

    Cheers,

    Neil
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    Thumbs up hry

    Shellac your too modest great work


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    Thank you for your encouragement Marcelino.

    Kind regards,

    Neil

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    Default QuickSketch 2014

    Hello,

    I've decided to kickstart my old QuickSketch thread by putting up a couple of recent experiments.

    Everything was done in ZBrush, except a levels tweak in Photoshop.

    The process mainly involved the use of alpha masking, alpha brushes, custom insert mesh shapes) and colour layers projected onto the QuickSketch plane.
    The female head was an old sketch bust with very bad polypaint








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