3D scultping for 2D minds...
a look at a few of the key steps in making the seamonster. What tools to use, what tricks to exploit, etc...
Getting started with Digital
Painting on a slim budget:
Draw, Sketch, Animate & Paint
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You may have seen the
and wondered how to tackle it, i.e. how to do some of the steps shown in there. Here we'll discuss some of the steps and tools used.
Here's an example of a similar creature, in an early phase and thus a little less deteailed or advanced, but with bones to change the mouth opening.
For starters, if you've never seen it, be sure to view this page in the official forum, and the original timelapse:
Here are some of the skills and techniques you'll want to learn. Not all things shown below are actually used in the above timelapse, but they'll all be useful to know and to master so you can create your own collection of scary monsters:
In preparation: Playing with construction curves
Adding detail to the head's construction curve
Adding Construction Curves to the Lathe object
Adding the gumline and extracting teeth
later: placing bones to articulate the jaw
and more to come....
Photoshop 3D Layers
Renaming & Grouping
Devil's Chair w/Poser