Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Baby's First ZBrush






On a whim tonight, I sat at a computer and had a good friend teach me the very basics of using Zbrush! This is my first ever introduction to digital 3d work. All the video-game companies want to see examples 3d expertise. So I figure cosying up to Zbrush is not a bad idea (at least so I can say I've touched it, rather than just being vaguely terrified of it). So, I made this from a ball. It's nothing mind-blowing by any stretch of the imagination, but it's not as scary as I thought it would be to do! And it looks like a face! Like, of a dude!
I still have no idea what all the tools and menu items do. But at least I feel like I can start somewhere.

To those who actually read this stuff: Hi!
Just a quick update before I go to sleep...a few small things to post and a little news!

SOME NEWS:
I've just committed for the summer to extend my stay at the MIT GAMBIT Games Lab for the 8-week summer program with three of my cohorts already in the program. It was awesome, actually...it wound up that there were 2 slots open and 3 of us yet to make the call...so we talked it out and decided to ask if they could accommodate an extra artist...and they totally are helping us figure out how to squeeze a third spot because it would be a little tragic to break the Fellowship. So: yay! The first real adult decision of my life. Not a full-on real job yet, but it gives me time to spend with some of the people I like the most and some time to get prepped for whatever else the 'real world' has to offer. The upshot is, come June 11th, I'll be working at MIT with Fabiola and Brandon.
Guys: It's kind of, like, 2 weeks until things are like...kind of...done here. It's crazy.

OTHER NEWS:
I've been featured by this really neat little blog called Artlibs. They asked for an interview and to fill out a mad-lib...you can read both by scrolling down a little here.

MORE NEWS:
I'll be an officially published comic-artist on June 3rd, when my little two-pager for Dark Horse Studios goes live HERE. SUPER EXCITING! I'll be blabbing about it more as the time approaches, I'm sure.

This week for John Foster: a cover to "Wolverine: Netsuke". It's a comic about Wolverine's Japanese connection, and it needs a fitting cover by next week...so above are the sketches I'll be hearing back about tomorrow. Any favorites, y'all?





And finally, this week's dumb Youtube reccomendation is this: Auto-Tune the News.
It's awesome. I think I'll watch it again. :D
Much more art in the near near future!
In the meantime: sleep!
Thanks for reading!
-Nick

3 comments:

jonathanlin said...

mmm zbrush if a very artisan friendly tool. you'll learn quickly!! and nice of you to branch into the 3d world ;) welcome! xD

Caris B said...

Yay zbrush.
The artlibs is entertaining. And I love the steampunk captain piece!
as for Wolverine, I actually like the bottom left piece the best. With his back towards us. Though the one of his face is quite intriguing and really connects Wolverine and Japanese aspects. Looking forward to the final product.

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