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Weekly Update #14: Prancing and Bears

So during the last week I've made sure to keep on with my daily sketches. I won't share every one of them but here are a couple of my favourites for the week.
I had actually found this harder in the beginning. The loose nature of the sketches meant my pool of metal resources was spread far too thinly, I soon found myself needing to limit my designs in some way. I had thought this may actually make my designs less interesting, but I actually found I was better able to come up with more unique designs that I could really push. Rather than just touching upon ideas briefly. This week also saw more sculpting work being done on Alpha's cute little Alpacca/Sheep monster. I had found the sculpts of the fur clumps in last weeks models to be too round and bulbous for my liking. I decided to smooth out much of the area and rely on DAM_Standard brushes to carve the swirl grooves I required
And I threw in a bit of Zsphere posing for good measure :) Everyone is really happy with the way he's turning out, and I couldn't agree more! This week I also had time to work on Chris Oatleys Magic Box tutorials, the first assignment is to take an old portrait and place a creature in the spot of the subject. I've chosen my art piece, and having looked through my resources on Pinterest decided to use a Kermode Bear, which is essentially a subset of Black Bears. Here's what I've managed to do so far:
That's it for this week. Hopefully next week will have more sketches and Alpacca monsters!


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