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    Hi everyone!

    Here is my first thread!
    From now on, you guys might see me posting something in here more often
    This is my heroic version of Robert De Niro I did at Gnomon School a while ago. Bryan and Jay, thank you guys for very helpful advice!

    Comments are still very welcome, please feel free to be my guest.

    Thanks in advance and enjoy!!!

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    Amazing!
    And beautiful renders! BPR I presume?
    Happy ZBrushing! Greetings, Dominiek D.R.



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    Thank you, asecbrush!

    Here is the piece called "Outrunning" inspired by Usian Bolt hope you like it!!!

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    I'm not sure I quite see the point of a "heroic" version of De Niro, or even like it as a subject,BUT regardless this sculpt is really fantastic.The hair is among the best sculpted hair I've seen anywhere so far.
    Really excellent work.

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    Gonna agree with Julian_K on this about making a "heroic" version, but the hair is top notch...any tips on how it was done? How is the Gnomon school?

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    may i ask where that great looking funny sculpt as seen in your second thumbnail is?

    btw, it is not considered very polite here to put 2 thumbnails at once up there into the sub top row. Since you are new I suppose you don't know that yet

    Edit: There it is now. oddly it didn't show up before.
    again a really great sculpt. you've got a wonderful flow in your sculpting lines and you are particularly good with eyebrows
    my only crit would be it doesn't resemble Bolt a lot, not even as a caricature, but I have no idea how much you where going for likeness.
    either way it's an excellent sculpt on its own.

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    Very cool characters, great sculpting!

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    Very nice sculpts.

    The subject of doing a "heroic" De Niro is just as valid as doing a morbidly obese Catwoman, or a photo-realistic Richard Simmons. Just keep practicing your craft.

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    nice work...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueAppleStudio
    Very nice sculpts.

    The subject of doing a "heroic" De Niro is just as valid as doing a morbidly obese Catwoman, or a photo-realistic Richard Simmons. Just keep practicing your craft.
    valid it certainly is, but debatable still.
    in times where far from real photo-shopped Idealizations of fashion models and celebs have already reached a point of absurd insanity, it is questionable why someone like De Niro who is an icon anyway and certainly an actor hero to some, needs to be streamlined to certain standards to make him look more "heroic".

    then again, the fact that this subject provoked me to think about it and even want to discuss it, is yet another plus for the sculpt

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    @ Julian_K:
    Agreed

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    Julian_K, d100763, Santis, BlueAppleStudio, O/MI
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    Julian_K - Thank you very much The "heroic" issue is quite interesting and I agree with you Actually, the reason "why" is simple. It was a class assignment at Gnomon that I attended. We were assigned to do that. We were learning about facial bone structure and landmarks and the instructor (Bryan) wanted us to sculpt a heroic human head based on a celebrity. He gave us 5 (manly) actors to choose to sculpt, and De niro was one of them. For this assignment, understanding facial anatomy was more concerned than the likeness. The model should have "a taste" of the actor (same as when we feel familiar with some video game characters who remind you of celebrities) That's it! The class was fun, the instructor was cool, I really had a good time there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_K
    may i ask where that great looking funny sculpt as seen in your second thumbnail is?

    btw, it is not considered very polite here to put 2 thumbnails at once up there into the sub top row. Since you are new I suppose you don't know that yet

    Edit: There it is now. oddly it didn't show up before.
    again a really great sculpt. you've got a wonderful flow in your sculpting lines and you are particularly good with eyebrows
    my only crit would be it doesn't resemble Bolt a lot, not even as a caricature, but I have no idea how much you where going for likeness.
    either way it's an excellent sculpt on its own.
    Haha that's right. The sculpt is just "inspired" by Bolt. Actually, I'd better come up with a new name for him.

    Ok, here is a caricature, and this time I should proudly called him "Phelps", enjoys!

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    What a great start on a sketchbook!, i like your style! the last image is great!!! look how proud is phelps with all of those medals!, great job!

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    Hehehe liked the lenght of his hands! Great caricature work!

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