Monday, 25 November 2013

The Lost - Zbrush Sculpt

I've been using Zbrush pretty heavily over the last week or so and it has been an astounding trip into the sculptural artistic side of CG. Last Tuesday evening I started a new sculpt, and yesterday I managed to finish the piece within a deadline and to a level of finish that I was happy with.  So, it is with this that I am very proud to present my latest piece, The Lost.

The whole process of moulding digital clay is similar to painting concept art, it becomes very meditative and self involved. I find myself locked away for hours at my desk just adding the smallest details until it all comes together. The turnaround of work within Zbrush is part of what makes the process so enjoyable. Having such instant feedback to an image is both motivating and exciting. It pushes you ahead with the knowledge that you understand how forms read, how textures appear and how detail suggests expression. It's been an extremely positive experience and one that I'll be discussing in detail soon with some breakdown of the process. But for now, these few shots will have to do.

This piece was created for application to Digital Art Masters Volume 9 and in turn pushed me to learn a lot about the software in a very short space of time. It was a great experience and I'll be doing plenty more Zbrush work in the near future. I'll update soon with some details on the making of this project and plenty of other work soon.


  1. Nice work, Jordan! Looking forward to seeing more :)

  2. Thank you Anita :) Lots to improve but the Zbrush journey is starting.