Well I destroyed the old sculpture. There was some wierd topology pinching which I thought the Z Brush geometry helpers would fix (such as equalize, re-mesh etc)… well they didn’t, instead they destroyed my ZSphere polygroups, so I just started over again with great results.
(costume design… next time)
So I’m reading the 6000 page Ken Follett’s Pillars of the Earth. It’s a really, really good book and I’m about 2/3 through. I know they’ve make a TV series etc etc (which I close my eyes to) but for me, reading fiction (a rarity – though a growing interest), grants me the opporunty to stretch my visual storytelling database. I thought I’d share a sketch I’m working on, it’s a love-hate kind of thing me and this piece, it’s coming along:
I’m a pretty big fan of the cloud’s treatment, the random skeletal type connections, the warm/cool tones, flowing composition and some random structure smack dab in the middle…. hmphm
Everyone must do it I call this piece Sketching a Girl While Talking to Chris About the Stock Market…..
Should I even bother saying it’s a work-in-progress (WIP) ??? You can go straight to hell – conceptual time…. Ya… YOU
Work in progress, like all these projects! Woohoo!!
Ever try the Z Brush sketchpad???? It’s pretty fun once you understand how the tools translate. Plus! You can draw in symmetry!!! Joy!
In this case, tonight I open Z Brush without a project in mind – once the ‘energy’ was in the right place, ie: I felt good, I sketched a couple gestures and the idea of a mother holding her child said go gogogoggoo!!! That’s all it took. I’d like to learn more about fabric folds etc so I think this would a good project to do so….
A work in progress, the thing I like about Z Brush is how flexible things are. I reclaimed my power on this one as it was a prelimary Zsphere pose, trust me – it was really bad….
Leaving a piece like that is not energizing to the artist. Thus, I came back and re-channeled some learned stuff.