Hi everyone! Its another day, thus another sculpture post. For those of you that have no clue what Im talking about, just check this post from yesterday.
Today I used a different method to create this fellow. I started out with a little drawing program called Alchemy (Click here to check it out), its a pretty nice sketching program and its all free so give it a try. But anyway, seems like I am getting off subject here. So anyhow. I used Alchemy to do a little sketch and saved it as a black and white jpeg to use it as an alpha in Zbrush. I fired up sculptris next and made a base bust sculpt which I transfered to Zbrush using their awesome GoZ feature. Inside Zbrush I used the sketch I made on Alchemy and applied a mask on where the face of my mesh would be. After a few strokes and some smoothing, I went back to sculptris and starting sketching and just let the shapes come naturally. So after a while my alarm kicked in and I had to stop. I am forcing myself to stop and leave the piece unfinished so I can look at it and force myself next time to make a more unified piece. So here is the result of day 2 of my challenge:
So there you have it! What do you think? You’re more than welcome to give any critiques, tips and suggestions. Just hit up the comments and Ill hear you out! As for me, I will enjoy the rest of my Sunday and get back to sculpting again tomorrow! :D
Ever since I found out about Wacom’s Inkling (trailer here for the lazy) I decided to start drawing again with a pen on paper so I would get the feeling again for sketching with one. Drawing with a pen is a lot harder than regular pencil mainly because I have to think and draw a lot more carefully than before since I cant easily erase my mistakes. Which is great! It forces me to try and think through my sketches a lot more carefully and while I made this little sketch every time I had a couple of minutes to spare from work, it gave me some thoughts on what are my expectations and fears of Wacom´s new Inkling which is out due to October this out. So first, here is the sketch:
I tried playing with different kinds of strokes, varying the pressure and alternating between almost any pressure (to get a nice soft line) to a harder stroke so I could get a darker, more defined line helping me to get a little gradient on my sketch so I would have some sort of lighting and shadow on it. Unfortunately I don´t have any scanner so I actually took a picture with my iphone, so sorry for the bad quality but this wasn’t suppose to be anything except a play-around with a pen.
Even before the sketch was done I was starting to think about some possible issues I might have with Inkling:
* I wonder how precise the pressure sensitivity is? On their website it says it has 1.024 pressure levels. So basically half as many as their Tablet pens. Which I assume then that some of my strokes wont be recognized. Which is a shame.
* How precise will all my strokes be? Will it have a limit on to how many strokes one can make in a certain sketch?
Alright, I admit that those weren’t really enough points to complain, rant or fear if Inkling is worth the price of 169,99 Euro but I think I can easily say that this is something I DEFINITIVELY have to get my hands on. As an artist with certain learning disabilities, I end up drawing and writing down in paper all of my ideas, solutions and processes of whatever I am doing so I can actually picture what the hell I have to do. I dont think Inkling will magically help me out with this but it will absolutely save me some time and help me organize my sketches and save them in a little folder. I cant count the times I made some sketches which I thought “I gotta model/sculpt this character/creature” and end up throwing away the paper. :-/
Anyway, I think any digital artist will find a use for Wacoms new tool. I know I will be one of those who will want one as soon as my economical life lets me. :P Living on an intern budget is already hard enough without buying new gadgets. ;)
So what are your thoughts on Inkling? Leave a comment or let me know how you would use it. :)