Friday, October 15, 2010

Digital Sculpting

Without going in to all the positives and negatives of sculpting digitally (as they have been hashed out over and over at this point) I will say that I found it advantageous to learn the process. There are certain things that can be done digitally now that have made hands on fabricating obsolete. Especially when it comes to hard edge symmetrical modeling and weapon fabrication. There is no point even trying to do that stuff by hand anymore when it can be done so easily and cost effectively in 3d programs. Anyway this monster I'm showing here is completely of my own creation and was the first 'complete' digital project that I tackled. I had it printed by Ownage. It was definitely a learning experience and I can already see things that will approach differently next time. But overall I would call the experiment a success. I finished this model after studying ZBrush and Maya intensely over a 3 week time period. I then modeled this over the span of a week, learning as I went. At times I was so frustrated I nearly gave up on digital modeling all together but in the end I think it was worth it. I see myself doing this a lot more in the future. To be honest I will always prefer the old wax and dental tool methods but for commercial work, no one can deny that digital modelling is the future of the collectibles industry.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Mark Gonzales Sculpture

For the most part I'm pleased with how this turned out. I may come back and tweak the portrait when I find better reference. And yes the pants were very difficult to lay the decals on. If anyone has any ideas on how to make a sculpture levitate... let me know. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Casca finally finished

Here are better pics of the Casca sculpt form Berserk. I'm selling a very limited quantity of these. Please e-mail if you're interested. Thanks

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New York Comic Con - October 8-10, 2010!!

Hey all. Come visit the Brain Theft booth at the NY Comic Con. Just a week away! I'm going to have several of my sculptures there and it should be a good time. Hopefully I won't be falling asleep at my desk from all these looooong days I'm putting in trying to finish everything. I've never even been to a convention before so this is gonna be really interesting. Anyway make sure you drop by.

Here is my latest sculpture. The man, the legend Mark Gonzales. One of the most creative and influential skaters of all time. Possibly the only skater that is so cool, he can just ride his board down the street and it's an art form. Yeah he still needs a few extremities but he'll be finished soon and he'll be with me at Comic Con! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

King Arthur. In various stages of completion.

Monday, February 1, 2010

John Cardiel Sculpture

Here's my latest skateboard related sculpt. John Cardiel is a very inspirational dude. As Mark Gonzales put it, "He's an original ripper... he's an original Coors."

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Casca (from Berserk)

This is the first anime/manga style sculpt I've done. It was very challenging. In fact it drove me to the brink of my sanity. I believe it was worth my agony though. At this point it is not quite finished. I still want to slim down the legs a little. Then I'll have to finish the sword and scabbard.
The character is named Casca. She's from the Berserk manga by Kentaro Miura. It's a crazy story with a very involved plot and lots of interesting characters. You'll have to read it to find out more! ;) Hope you like her.