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Shaolin Monks - WIP 1

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Hello Journal,
Today I am going to tell you about my second asset...which I created in January. 
I will try to do as litte talking as possible...and just post pictures.
Here the reference pictures for the monks...very inspiring i must say.  I think what I like best about them is that they create some awesome negative space with their silhouettes.  It is very appealing to the eye.










Here is some of my pre-pro for this asset.  Usually my drawings contain a lot of nicely rendered out drawings...but the monks had more rough sketches and action lines.  It was more important get the feel of suspended movement than color and shading.
















And here is what I wanted to do for the poses.






The hardest part of making this 3d was the cloth.  I ran into several issues, the most important being the thickness of the cloth.  In Zbrush, a thin piece of geometry doesn't sculpt midres detail because it ends up pushing geometry through each other.
There were several ways I could fix this, like laying out uvs…

Connochaetes taurinus

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Hello Journal,
It sure has been busy around here...and to be honest...I should much rather be in bed than up at this hours of the night (or morning...).  But I have really been missing out on my painting time, so I decided to finish this painting up, since I really was wanting to have it done sooner.

Here is the reference to Juza Photography again:
http://www.juzaphoto.com/eng/galleries/fauna-bird_wildlife_tanzania.htm#008084

And here is the finished piece.  I took a few liberties and just had fun.  I found my mind wandering to sun all the time...maybe because all i do is sit in the dark staring at the light of my monitor....something to think about.  :) 



Now, i will go to bed for a few hours.  :)  This was very satisfying though.  I am glad I finished it.

To see the earlier version...click HERE