Friday, August 15, 2014

3D Creature Design: The Alien Rock Grubber

My Tutorial is now available. I did my absolute best to make sure this was one of the  most in depth creature design tutorials out there. Check it out!

In this DVD, Jerad Marantz shares his creature design techniques in an extensive lecture and demonstration. Beginning with a brief description of the creature, Jerad begins the design process with some loose sketches on paper. These are scanned as Jerad then discusses traditional and Photoshop techniques for executing a rough concept. From there the design is brought into ZBrush and the creature is sculpted using a wide range of tools and techniques for both blocking forms and detailing, all while Jerad shares his thoughts on how to effectively design a creature that is imbued with character while fulfilling its narrative role. Once the digital sculpture is completed, the creature is then textured and posed on a base. From there the tutorial moves on to getting highly realistic renders in Keyshot. The lecture also covers the importance of animated turntables and final Photoshop composites of the creature from multiple views for presentation to a client. Whether you are an industry professional or a student, this in-depth DVD covers Creature Design, Sculpting and Painting in ZBrush, Keyshot and Photoshop and will inspire your workflow as Jerad shares his talents and years of experience.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy Designs

Here are a few images that I got to do for Guardians of the Galaxy. This was one of my favorite jobs. I got to work in-house at Marvel Studios with their amazing team of artists. The experience was exciting and humbling.

Heres the first wave of concepts, hoping to get clearance for the rest