Friday, October 26, 2012

Giant Teeth

speedsculpt, no refs used although it reminds me of that country singer guy that married Julia Roberts. used dynamesh, and for the hair used curvetubesnap with the z intensity turned down, I like the effect

chicken legs speedsculpt

couple of hours speed-sculpt started with a sphere...had no intention of giving him a body when I started, just trying to shake of some rust., no concept just a freeform doodle.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

NYC Master class-Todd Daniele

I'll be teaching a modeling "Master Class" on September 29 at the Autodesk NY offices. A great collection of classes going on that day for anyone looking to improve their skills.

Monday, May 7, 2012

sloth speedcsulpt session1

I find a good way for me to make a character is to base it on an odd looking animal or something of that nature. Many times the odd shapes or funny expressions I find can set the tone for the character. This speed-sculpt was created with zbrush 4r3 using the workflow I have been showing here. This guy needs another session to fine tune and add more detail, but I wanted to share the sculpting session with you guys. Thanks for viewing! Todd

Sunday, April 29, 2012

ShadowBox and masking experiment

This object was made while experimenting with shadowbox/masking and radial symmetry. I then experimented with insert brushes, curvetubesnap, and curvetube to get these organic shapes. Just a freeform test of technique, but still worth a post I think. Zbrush 4 r3.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

alien thing

I didnt look at reference at all, this was a freeform sculpt that definitely has some obvious influences. Under 2 hours zbrush 4r3

Thursday, February 16, 2012


I watched the Westminster Dog show the other night and was inspired by some of the shapes of the dogs. This sculpt done without any sketch, just free-form with the wire-haired daschund as my inspiration.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

the count

is it Edward from twilight? Is it Batman??? Nope its count Chocula

Zbrush 4r2 speedsculpt In addition to the usual tools I also used smooth stronger, move brush with a curve to control, and a bit more trim dyanmic than usual.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

elegant lady

This was a tough 1, I was working from memory without a sketch.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

the skinny guy zbrush sculpt

more practice based on a quick sketch I drew

Zbrush speedsculpt from 2d sketch

I drew a quick 2d sketch to come up with a unique profile for a character then sculpted this in 1bout 1.5 hours using claybuildup, dam standard, flatten, slash2, and dynamesh in zbrush 4r2.