Wednesday, October 30, 2013

This is my Zbrush sculpt for the Azog on Warg Collectible from the Weta
Workshop line of collectibles for The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey.
Well that was a mouthful!  I really enjoyed sculpting this piece and
having the opportunity to sculpt something with a lot of movement. 
Check here to find more Weta Collectibles I've worked on:


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Balin the Dwarf Collectible Zbrush sculpt

Hello!  In an earlier post I showed a picture of the Balin the Dwarf Collectible I sculpted for the Weta Workshop range of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey collectibles.  I mentioned that I would post pics of the actual Zbrush model, so here they are! I've also included some pics of the sculpt early on in the process.  It's been an amazing learning experience sculpting collectibles using Zbrush, and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Here is a great article released by Weta Workshop about this model and Digital Sculpting at the Workshop:

A very early stage in the process, He doesn't look like Balin without the beard!

Looking a little more like himself, but still very early days.

An early version of the pose, he doesn't quite have the stern intent yet...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Character Study

Just a quick character study for the lead in my personal project. I'll do a Zbrush portrait of her next :)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Weta Workshop Works

Well in May it will be my 6 year anniversary working at Weta Workshop! What a crazy ride it has been thus far.  I thought it would be a good time to just post a few pics of  works I've done in various departments.  There are some early ones from District 9 and more recently some work on The Hobbit; and Unexpected Journey.
I work with many amazingly talented individuals, and I'm proud to be apart of the creative process with them :) 

I was apart of the team that sculpted Wikus' transformation prosthetic. It was then painted and applied by some very clever people!

This bad boy was designed by the one, the only Greg Broadmore- I was proud to model-make, mould and cast this baby.

Some early designs I did for Bofur, the last one being the approved design.  It barely looks like him without that iconic hat!

Good ol' Oin. I'm glad his little top knot braid made it in.

A design for Kili, back when he had blue eyes.

 Sculpting Orc prosthetics and Dwarf hands golore.

I sculpted this Balin collectible in Zbrush. It was touched up after 3D printing and painted by some of the clever folk I work with.  More Hobbit collectibles I've sculped will be posted as they're released!  I hope to at some stage be able to post the Zbrush model turnarounds.