Evangeline Turntable 03 from Erik Van Horn on Vimeo.
It started out as a doodle. A certain off-balance pose scribbled on a sheet of typing paper that reminded me of campy sci-fi cult flicks. Then it turned into an excuse to mess with rigging, curve brushes and dynamesh in ZBrush 4R4. Here's a visual journey through the project's progression.
|The original doodle|
|Basemesh modeled in Maya|
|Using ZSpheres to lay out the rig|
|Rig ready for posing in ZBrush|
|Posed, rig is discarded and modeling continues. Clothing pieces are extruded from basemesh. Bootheels created with Shadowbox.|
|Proxy hair and gun added|
|Fibermesh tools deemed too unruly for long hair grooming. Eventually fibers abandoned for style continuity.|
|Face refined, pushing asymmetry|
|Fibermesh employed to generate eyelashes|
|Skin is painted|
|Light, render, comp|