Head Sculpting - Ferg

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ferg's picture
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time for summa dat next level shit

ferg's picture
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doodlin around, lookin for a concept I can run with

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Riki's picture
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love it!

-Riki

schiefer's picture
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beautiful sculpting ferg!

i love both of them, the 2nd one looks even more unique than the first

great stuff

Nizza_waaarg's picture
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wow, both look great dude. Hope you do more concepts, like what you're coming up with ^^

doses's picture
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I love the white sculpt 

TXIKI's picture
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Nice job

Torch's picture
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That really is some 'next level shit' Laughing out loud Love it man, I'm guessing you have quite a traditional art background? The use of color on the blue guy really blends well together.

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alouattaz's picture
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great jobs here !

the white one seems to be more interesting for a head concept.

the first one ist great too but more common.

keep it up  ^^ !

 

ferg's picture
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thanks everyone!  Definitely be doin more of these sketches before I go with something.  I'll probably end up with something in the vein of the white one, some kind of surreal-ish abstracted head shape.

torch: thanks dude; what little "traditional knowledge" I have, I learned in my free time and from more artistically-inclined friends.  My degree and original art background was typical half-life-mod style 3d stuff... which ended up connecting me with people who were really into drawing and painting.  I think I owe most of what I like about my art to what they taught me.

this one started as a concept sketch for the contest but ended up growing into its own thing... dont think I'm gonna finish it though

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alouattaz's picture
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excellent ^^ !

schiefer's picture
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haha that one's pretty psychodelic - like it Eye-wink

metalliandy's picture
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Great job ferg!

I love them all Laughing out loud

I will be watching your thread to see what you come up with!

biano3d's picture
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great work man...the white guy it´s awesome...

divi's picture
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consider my mind blown Laughing out loud

littlephsycho's picture
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hey ferg, i like your bizarre character design and i can't wait to see one finished. btw. the crazy eye overloaded face is my favorite so far

nerf3601's picture
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WOW if this is what you sculpt as "doodles" Like wow I shouldn't even be in this comp!

 

But yeah dude Im drooling over what youd pump out when you got serious about it.

 

BTW did I say OMG?!?!

jabessette's picture
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I wish my finished pieces were half as good as your "doodles."  Inspirational work to say the least.

mmt's picture
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I really like each of these! Looking forward to seeing what you make next Smiling

ferg's picture
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thanks a ton for the comments everyone!  Sorry for the slow updates... life and holiday and all that

 

I'm blockin out my final concept here... seems like the white woody head guy was the most popular, so I'm gonna try and take that style and add a lot more dynamic energy to it.  Verrry rough blockout here, just to see if the conept will work... also going to be adding some hair that will whip around all crazy-like.  I'll try and update this often enough for my process to be visible...  any crits appreciated!

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ferg's picture
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little more refinement, still super rough.... need to push dem splody bits harder... and add crazy hair...

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arkadius's picture
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Crazy cool man, right now I think i like the original better. It reads better to me, and seems like he is made of wood while this guy seems like hes being attacked by it. keep going! 

 

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schiefer's picture
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great stuff ferg! This will be awesome.

looking forward to more

maikeelassi's picture
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Yeah, all are very awesome!

Last one is very dynamic...love it!

EiGHT's picture
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Holy crap dude your really getting creative with these?!

aamirhussain's picture
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very creative idea.

ferg's picture
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thanks for the comments!

 

arkadius: good crit, I agree.  Trying to work more anatomy into the wood bits now... think its workin any better?

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mmt's picture
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Forms are great, I'm interested to see what this will look like with details Smiling
 

ferg's picture
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thanks guys Smiling

 

hair sketchin... eh?

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ferg's picture
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takin a break from sculpting to try out a color scheme... crits?  Tons left to do...

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nerf3601's picture
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lol like the face and hair color.. but I thought this guy was turning into a wood dude? .. is he a hippie wood dude cause the rest is really psycadelic

 

http://eat3d.com/forum/contests-and-challenges/head-sculpting-nerf3601#c...

http://eat3d.com/forum/contests-and-challenges/head-sculpting-nerf-bat-t...

ferg's picture
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thanks nerf... yeah I changed it to craaazzy 3d abstract shapes because A) it was easier and B) I liked it better Smiling

 

final render? crits? comments? Yay? Nay?

 

edit: also, eat3d... seriously, you gotta change that auto-compression on the uploader, pretty much raped half the detail out of my render Sad

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nerf3601's picture
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So I imagine this is what it would look like to be swallowed up by a tv, if it was an anolog tv that is Sticking out tongue

arkadius's picture
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I love it man, now I'm not so sure what the material is now, but I like the final render very much What kind of matcap are you using?

 So I'm a little confused I thought it was suppose to be wood. If your still going for that wood look some wood striations on the normal part of the  face would help too. 

 

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maikeelassi's picture
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Yeah man, I love this!

Very original, colorfully and different!

"The wrath of playdough", comes to mind.

Excellent!

schiefer's picture
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beautiful ferg! I love the colors, even i thought it should be wood or something like that before.

very unique piece Smiling

Riki's picture
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ferg wrote:

eat3d... seriously, you gotta change that auto-compression on the uploader, pretty much raped half the detail out of my render Sad

i made a change that will improve this I think.

-Riki

guayabeiro's picture
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man i love the work!!!

great job

ferg's picture
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Thanks riki, I really like how hands-on you are on the forums here.  Great contest, really got my creative juices flowin.

Thanks for the comments everyone Smiling

arkadius: It's called "White 01" in my matcap library... I have no idea where I got it, heh.  I did a little tweaking to it for that render, plus some custom light action... and cleverly didn't save any of it after I rendered it.  GG ferg brain.  I'd be happy to upload it when I rebuild and SAVE IT for the final submission if you like.  And no I ditched the wood idea completely a while back, he's essentially being eaten by an everlasting gobstopper (thanks to firebert on polycount for seeing that connection).

I'll try and get a final model rendered and submitted in the next day or two here... and maybe even have time to squeeze off another entry before holiday crazy time starts.

Orb's picture
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my fav one so far, truly original, this only thing disturbing my eyes for the moment is....his eye^^, it looks dead for me, maybe a less saturated color and a more "glossy" shader, you should sculpt a real hole with an eyeball to be honest, to get some better occlusion cuz we can see its a painted eye at this point. good luck!