This month I have received a wonderful gift. It is a bronze 3d print and it is amazing. Well, it's actually not solid bronze by a bronze plated stainless steel print. It stands about 75cm high and is hollow inside the chest cavity. Shapeways did a great job with this. I used Zbrush to prepare the modeland it is a great tool for getting character models prepped for printing.
This month I have been working on a new image and testing out some new workflows. The image is called Riverside Tank Battle and was done using various software. Zbrush was used for the modelling, Substance painter for the materials and Octane to render the scene out.
Below you can see the completed image and under that there are single shots of the Sneaky Soldier and the Scorpion and Spider Mechs.
After a busy start to the year I have managed to find some time again to create some artwork to post.
Starting off with my most recent painting I finished called 'Clearing the gate'. It was inspired by a scene in one of my favourite scifi books, Broken Angels by Richard Morgan, that I reread recently.
Next is all the Panda Mechs together as one big team. It's nice to see them all together for comparison
The next three images are of old models that I have re-textured using Substance Painter. This is a great program and was really easy to get into to start producing great textures. I recommend taking a look if your want to take your textures to the next level.
Two new characters from PTG, two new flying robots, an illustration of an armoured chicken, a new baby hero on a bike and to finish it off a ring design as a gift.
This month we have a generous chicken and a panda, a solar farm in the clouds and a space captain with some great hair. Read more about each creation by clicking on the images below:
From an old character design from a few years ago I did this quick sculpt of this space captain character. She is from an old project that never got off the ground and I wanted to breath some new life into the design.
Another print has come back from www.shapeways.com and it looks great. This one stands about 10cm in height (see the scale reference photo with keys below) and is printed in the 'Black strong and flexible' material, which is a dyed nylon plastic and is very strong. The print came out great and has retained a high level of detail. I used the 'print it anyway' feature on shapeways which allows you to test out first time prints to see if they will print regardless of errors with the mesh. This model has some errors in the preliminary checks to do with the small detail on the female character's hair but I went ahead and printed it anyway since this is the first prototype.
The design is from an old drawing I did for a boss character in a video game. The whole idea was that the Queen, the female character in the throne, was the brains and the Mule, the big guy, was the brawn. You would have to defeat the queen first while avoiding the powerful attacks of the mule and then you could take down the Mule more easily without the queen issuing commands. The design never made it into a game but I enjoyed sculpting it and bringing the design into the real world with the magic of 3d printing.
Below is the original 3d design. I had to remove the chains from the print model because they are too delicate to print.
This little fellow is part of a set of two characters who were designed many years ago. I previously posted an image of the two together and wanted to spend a bit more time on just this character called the mule. So here he is with a new texture pass and new rendering.
Link to original post: http://www.willdutoit.com/blog/duet-demon-hydra-on-a-bike
Here is another bit of artwork inspired by the book Starship Troopers. The book describes the suit as a metal gorilla so I did my own version of what I thought it would look like. He's not quite walking around on his knuckles but I figure he could take a beating and keep swingin'.
After reading the classic Sci-fi novel Starship Troopers recently, I was inspired to do a concept about that universe. Until I read the book I really liked the movie but as with most book-to-screen adaptations Hollywood really didn't do the book justice. The exclusion of the armored suits alone is a real disappointment to me. If you haven't read the book I can highly recommend it. Here is the painting I did inspired by the world of Cap Troopers:
I created a superhero version of myself a while back and finally got the 3d print back from the manufacturer. It looks great with most of the detail retained by the high detail resin material. Check it out in the images below:
And here is the original model rendered:
Here is the 3d printed version of the Mafia Fish Assassin. It came out great with most of the details preserved very well.
See the digital version here: http://www.willdutoit.com/blog/mafia-fish-assassin
Let me introduce my latest sculpture inspired by the escapades of a certain Croatian who shall remain nameless. This bad ass little figurine is called The Mafia Fish Assassin and this sculpture is titled 'A slice of revenge'.
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