Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Overwatch 3d Print

My buddy Des from Ownage.com created this marvelous 12 inch 3d print of Overwatch, I'm very happy with the results. I'll be getting a faux bronze version soon, and an electroplated gold version. I can't recommend Ownage enough, great quality and attention to detail at an affordable price.

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Final Result

Well the results are in, Overwatch was awarded First Prize (second place to the Grand Prize Winner) in the Zbrush Central Action Hero contest.  The final judging was done through voting by the Zbrush Central community after the finalists were chosen by a panel of expert judges.  The Grand Prize winner was Chris Moffitt with his Dr. Root model (a fellow Texan), Second Prize went to Martin Beyer of Germany and Hedgehog, Third Prize went to Canadian artist Adrien Debos and Captain Hornet, Fourth Prize went to my good buddy Yongkiat Karnchanapayap (Yong for short) of Thailand with Mantis Man, and Honorable Mention went to Furio Tedeschi of Austrailia for his Gra 'Nok model.  It was a long two month haul, with a lot of late nights, but it was well worth the effort.  I met a lot of great artists and made some wonderful friends through it all and I'm very glad I participated....now I need to find a way to scrape up some money to get Overwatch 3d printed! ;) 

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Finals

I was fortunate enough to be included amongst the finalists in the Zbrush Central Action Hero Contest.  There are a lot of awesome entries, I thought I'd put an image together here of the 10 finalists...it's cool to see them all together like this, any one of these would be a great first place winner.  Now the voting switches over to the Zbrush Central useres to decide who places where.  I just want to thank the judges, and the great artists that made these outstanding characters, they all pushed me harder and inspired me to make Overwatch as good as he could be.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Overwatch Finished

I've just wrapped up my final entry for the Zbrush Central Action Hero contest.  It was a great experience, I learned a few new things about Zbrush, and met a lot of other artists.  I may enter the Dominance War competition coming up shortly, but I haven't decided for sure yet.  Here's a link to the model turntable movie on youtube... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_GhzuC6pTM

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Overwatch Update

Got the base, rocks, and such sculpted for the base and refined his suit and helmet further, also made his head a tad bigger.  Then I started fooling around with lighting using the basic zbrush materials since the matcaps don't accept light information.  Not sold on this lighting just experimenting.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Overwatch Update 3

Added some sandbags to the base and some spent 7.62 shells, refined the arm poses, added a PDA to his left arm, some flares to his right boot, and a few other tweaks.