Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Z-brush Creature

I was inspired those hyper-realistic creatures from movies like Lord of the Rings and Spiderwick Chronicles. Thus I decided to try one of my own designs. I had no design in mind initially. I jumped into Z-brush straightaway and decided to experiment with the program. I started with a sphere as a base and started sculpting from there. I used a mouse as I don't have access to my Wacom tablet at the moment. This was my first time using Z-brush.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Digital Painting Continued

I continued working on the digital painting where I last left off. I made it into a widescreen ratio.

To make the cliff more grand, I made the horizon line higher and shifted everything upwards. I felt that the water had too much green inside. Thus I color corrected it. Next, I went onto adding my main focus - the waterfall. Finally, I added more foreground cliffs with forest and vegetation details.

Painted in Photoshop using a Wacom tablet.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Digital Painting

This is my first try at digital painting. It's a concept I'm working on as part of my school assignment. Basically, I'm supposed to create a background for character animation to be fitted in. Since I love landscapes and oceans, I decided to paint that. This is still in concept phase. It's not complete. I still have to add a waterfall from the cliffs on the left and make a few more changes to make it look more dynamic.

Done in Photoshop CS3, using a Wacom Intuos 4 x 6 tablet.