Mary Jane Update

I fixed a few proportions on this one. I also re-worked the face, so hopefully this is a little better. Decided to scrap the bed idea and go ahead with the classic stool. Made the dress less slutty. Yes, I am writing in sentence fragments. Don’t care. Ungh. This piece might actually almost be finished….whaaat?



Pin Up WIP

I don’t draw as much as I used to. I hate myself for it. I took some time out of my day to draw this pin up (or at least start it).

So here she is:

The conceptwas inspired by two pieces. The first is by Gil Elvgren, and the second would be by Diablo2003.

I still need a lot of work, I’m not happy with her face and hand. And I still don’t know what I’m going to do about the background. I was using a stool before, but I kind of like the idea of her sitting on the edge of the bed. I guess the story is she’s waiting for Peter to change for a date, so she starts messing around with his web shooter?


Critiques and comments always appreciated!
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Scarlett Johansonn

So here she is. Finished. Mostly. So I learned a lot while sculpting this.

I developed a basic hair sculpting technique, which I’m happy about, although my hair came out a little messy. I was going for that sculpted look (seeing as how ZBrush doesn’t have the hair system yet), but I think I strayed too far from it. Now her hair is in this weird limbo. It was my first time really attempting hair, so all in all, I’m happy with it. I am really looking forward to playing around with this technique.

Her proportions, I think for the most part are correct. I tend to flatten and sharpen edges more than I should, which I think may have been a detriment in this sculpture. Some of her features may have come out either too pronounced. I had so much trouble with her nose and mouth, I’m still not completely happy with those features.

Im not sure if we were required to or not, but we were supplied alphas to use use for things such as pores, so I used them. Definitely a nice touch. Makes her feel that much more human. Among further inspection you will notice I even added wrinkles to the lips. Yes. I know. Stepping the game up. Watch out. Hah. I also attempted some simple eyelashes, which were nothing more than ZSpheres; Resized, duplicated, moved and mirrored. They aren’t the best, I know, but I still think it added a little more to the piece.

So. That’s about it for now. I hope you enjoy looking at these images. As always, crits and comments are appreciated, just leave them at the bottom.



Sculpt, Sculpt, Sculpt!

So I worked on this guy’s face a little more. I’m pretty happy with how he’s turning out. I’m almost ready to add some hair to him I think. I’m still messing with the area around the nose. It’s supposed to be slightly scrunched in anger, so there would probably be a few more lines and folds of skin. You can check out a turnaround below. I also added a pic showing the bust when I started compared to what it’s looking like now. I just now decided to rework a lot of the torso because I thought he was too big before. You can see from the pic that his size seems to be the same from the front, which it is for the most part. I didn’t include a side shot, but I got rid a lot of that mass that was there before. He’s still too wide for my tastes in the front so I’ll get to that eventually.


So here is my progress on my Scarlett Johansson bust. There is still a lot of work to go on this one haha. I haven’t lost hope yet. It’s basically tonight’s project. I think it’s looking more like her from the front at least. That silhouette still needs a decent amount of work though. Hair is going to be such a bitch. Whatever, she’s worth it.


Last but  not least, another class assignment. To introduce us to cloth, the teacher is having us sculpt this jacket. It’s got a decent amount of different types of folds. None of them are too crazy though, except for these damn zig zag folds on the arms. They are killing me. I can’t seem to get them to look right. I still enjoy it though. You’d be surprised if you look up the anatomy of cloth. While not nearly as exhausting as human anatomy, it’s still more complicated than I thought it would be. Guess that just means more practice!


So that’s basically what I’ve been working on today…Wait; It’s 1:30 Am right now. It’s what I worked on yesterday I guess haha. Whatever, my day starts when I wake up, and ends when I sleep. I’ve noticed I’m starting to do things a lot faster now in this program which is nice. It’s about time. I’m also developing a few techniques. I learned how to customize my interface today which is a very useful feature to have. ZBrush is super flexible about allowing you to streamline your interface. I’ve been messing with it all day and I still don’t have it how I like, but it’s a lot cleaner than before which is nice. I need all the screen real estate I can get on this small laptop.

Well hopefully you enjoyed this post. Crits and comments are always appreciated, just leave them at the bottom. Now, it’s back to work!


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Bust For Class

Man my titles are so boss. Anyway, so we have to do a bust this week…of anybody we want. So what do I do? I choose a woman. This is probably not going to turn out at all like her, but hey, if you don’t challenge yourself you won’t ever learn anything right? So ladies and gentlemen…Scarlett Johansson. I’m so worried about this, I really want to nail this. I’m already running into problems though. So far I’m jsut working on major features, so it doesn’t look too much like her yet. I’m just trying to make sure it at least looks like a woman. Anyway I hope you dig it.