Friday, April 29, 2011

EDW - Face squishing

This...isn't where I want it to be yet.  I've been trying to move things around to make it look better, but I think I made it worse.  lol  We'll see how it goes the next session.  The mouth isn't quite right and the right eye looks a little deformed.  :\  Oh well.

EDW - Rendering tests

So earlier today I was playing with the render settings of ZBrush, seeing what it could do.  I think I'm missing something, but I'm going to look for some tutorials, see what can happen, but for now this is what I was getting.  A couple different runs with different settings and materials are below.

I also moved around the features to make him a little more asymmetrical, and now I'm going to do a little more than that.

Monday, April 25, 2011

EDW - hair texture test

Made notes to what I was trying to do.  I ordered a ZBrush book that has some texture walkthroughs in it regarding how to do skin and hair, so hopefully it'll get here this week and I can get to doing that.  There is still some general shaping that needs to be done, but I'm a little lost of what else to do.  I want to also add in a collar so he's wearing a jacket, which doesn't look hard from the PDF I was looking at that was from the book I ordered.  We'll see how that goes when it gets here.

Friday, April 22, 2011

EDW - McKellen Hair adjustment

I worked a little bit on restructuring the face as well as fixing the direction of the hair.  Figure on the top left shows where I made changes, while the one to its right is the changed model.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

EDW - New Direction

Sat down with David and talked about some strategies to try to get it to look more like Ian McKellen, mostly in regards to how the skin hangs with the folds as well as how I modeled the hair.  So, now I have a new direction on things to work on as well as a list of things to adjust.

Monday, April 18, 2011

EDW - Next stage of hair

Here's a update on the hair that I've been working on with some reference photos.  I still have some work to do on the face, but I wanted to take a break looking at it.  After this I'm going to go through and do more detailed striations for the hair.

Friday, April 15, 2011

EDW - Hair Blocking

Started blocking out the hair on the sides.  Didn't get to the top of the head yet, but I'll get there.

Oh, and earlier I also tried to make his skin a little more saggy looking and have a little more...jowls under the chin.  I'll have to do more in that area later.