“Porky” – New Creature Sculpt

"Porky." Creature Concept. (c) 2014 Michael J. Barnes.

“Porky.” Creature Concept. (c) 2014 Michael J. Barnes. (Click to view enlargement)

My latest creature creation. This is “Porky.” I began this ZBrush sculpt on Halloween night because I was bored re-watching the same horror movie re-runs on TV. Also, I wanted to add to my Characters & Creatures Portfolio page. Porky is an herbivore, with multiple horns and tusks for protection from predators. Typically, I name my characters and creatures by pulling a name from my extensive database of names (i.e. the telephone white pages). However, when I started sculpting Porky, I realized the face was looking a bit porcine.

At any rate, Porky was created in ZBrush, with the final image produced in Photoshop. I hope you like him.

 

Rover – New Creature Concept

"Rover." Creature Concept. (c) 2014 Michael J. Barnes.

“Rover.” Creature Concept. (c) 2014 Michael J. Barnes.

I have completed my latest creature concept. “Rover” is now alive. I wanted to create a fierce-looking, completely alien creature (hence the four eyes and natural armor). While detailing Rover, I wanted to make him appear to have been in multiple battles so I added various scars and scratches. You can view the final detailing process in my latest video release of my sculpt.

Rover was created in ZBrush, with final composite produced in Adobe Photoshop. I hope you like him.

 

WIP: “Rover” Creature Sculpt Part 2

"RoverII." A creature sculpt work in progress. (c) 2014 Michael J. Barnes.

“RoverII.” A creature sculpt work in progress. (c) 2014 Michael J. Barnes.

I am continuing my ZBrush creature sculpt of my new pet “Rover.” Since my previous post, I have refined and added more definition to Rover’s features. As before, I have recorded Rover’s progress and you can view it on my Videos page or just click here.

 

WIP: “Rover”

"Rover." A creature sculpt work in progress. (c) 2014 Michael J. Barnes.

“Rover.” A creature sculpt work in progress. (c) 2014 Michael J. Barnes.

I have had a real urge to create fantastical creatures. I have also had a lot of time on my hands recently. This is “Rover.” He’s not quite done, just yet. Rover, here, is a ZBrush work in progress. I thought it would be a good idea to post my progress on the project as I progress. There is also a video to show the sculpt in progress.

 

Creature Concept: “Ralph”

"Ralph." Creature Bust. (c) 2014 Michael J. Barnes.

“Ralph.” Creature Bust. (c) 2014 Michael J. Barnes.

Say hello to Ralph, my latest creature concept. Ralph was created while I was doing a “speed sculpt” on ZBrush over the weekend. I posted a video of the sculpt in my previous post (view video).

 

“Ralph” – A Speed Sculpt

I decided to take a break from my job hunt to create a new creature concept. I also decided to record my speed sculpt and share it here. This is Ralph, a ZBrush speed sculpt.. The initial sculpt took me around two hours to complete (hi-res details, and final painting took a couple of more hours). I will post the final image later.

I made some changes to my site

After I completed producing this video, I realized I needed to make some minor changes to my website. If you look at my menu at the top of the page, I have added three new categories: “Characters & Creatures,” “Objects and Mattes,” and “Videos.” The first two pages I created because I noticed I had created enough work to build up new portfolio pages. As for the “Videos” page, I felt that I am confident enough to keep a video record of my sculpts and share them. I am also in the process of creating a video portfolio (which I will also share at a later date).

Characters & Creatures” is a collection of many of the characters and creatures (as the name implies) I have created in ZBrush. “Object & Mattes” is a portfolio of background images, and object I have created for use in my illustrations.

As always, I look forward to feedback.