Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Back from vacation....

The end of August brings an annual migration to the beach with family--Vacation! Admittedly I find it hard to disconnect from technology, my i-phone and camera are the only gadgets I bring on the trip. That doesn't stop my creative urges though, so for the past 2 years I have been bringing along a sketchbook(yes the paper kind) and technical pencil to draw as I spend time on the beach.Usually I draw waves and birds, occasionally someone walks by and I draw a caricature. I did a few this year that I felt were pretty decent, so I wondered how they would translate into 3D. Now that we have returned from our trip, I am giving it a go, taking these quick simple sketches and sculpting them in Zbrush.
 Here is the first sketch and 3D WIP, I simply snapped a shot of the sketch with my phone, and mailed it to myself to use as a reference in Lightbox. The resulting sculpt has the overall feel of the person as I saw them that day on the beach. The sculpt took a few hours total, I am still planning to continue working on him, adding glasses and more detail along the way.

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