jack – again

i really liked the portrait of jack, but i did not like that i rendered it as marble bust, while the sculpting does not “support” this material. in fact, the raw sculpt looks more like clay than stone. so, i decided to work over the sculpt, and bring it to a state where it would look like a stone carving, even without material. the edges now catch highlights, and the lines are sharp, as they would be when cut with a chisel… hehe, these “minor” changes took twice as long as the previous version of the sculpt took me on weekend… lol .. here is the final render

and here is how he looks within zbrush:



weekendfun – portrait of ton roosendaal

today i finished the portrait, adjusted some forms that i previously got wrong, and added details. … so, here is my portrait of ton roosendaal, founder of blender foundation. i used the first image on this blender guru page as the main reference.


weekendfun – portrait

today i downloaded the new blender, and thought it is good to test it. i was curious about the promised speedboosts… the first disappointment came when i noticed that opensubdiv seems not be implemented for macs 😦 … well, sigh… then i decided to sculpt something to see how it goes… so, a portrait, of a person that could not be sculpted in zbrush 😉


about 2 hours in, dynatopo, likeness is not too good yet… can you guess nevertheless? …

the performance of blender seems be fine. however undo in sculpt mode are even slower than before 😦 … and, even worse, they changed the behaviour of the brushes,, not to the better i must say. i wish they had let in the old brushes, as to me it is quite difficult now to get really control over the brushstrokes… furthermore, each brush i need put at maximum strength for that something happens on the stroke. this also was better previously. good is however, that finally the brushradius can me made really huge, this is good for posing the sculpt and works fine…

portrait challenge – 18

finally … this is a portrait of mario goetze, as the others a player in the german national football team…


so far, it was the hardest portrait. and, i believe it shows. i am not really happy with it, but on the otherhand, i did what i could and now am stuck. so, i decided to declare it finished, move on and try learn from it… and a few more views…