Tag: zbrush


| November 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

 Sea Humonster, Mane Wyvern. When a mutated octopus slid it’s way into Mane’s cranium, it grew… more ways than one. It became him. During the final moments of Mane’s consciousness  the mutant assumed control and burst it’s tentacles out.  Some people who knew him could still see his facial features remain in the newly sculpted concoction.


| November 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Fred, just your run-of-the-mill alien.


| November 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Buster, a mysterious figure. Forged in a 45 minute sculpting session in hopes to create a recorded event. He’s Silly.

#15 Joe The Barbarian

| November 15, 2011 | 1 Comment

Joe The Barbarian comes from the frozen northern wastelands of Taskala. He was born with eye of the tiger on the field of battle and is the proud son of the village chief-tan. Growing up in such a harsh and violent environment forced Joe to mature quickly.

By the age twelve he had already killed over a dozen men earning him the honor and the respect of his people who named him their greatest warrior. Joe led the raids that destroyed the dreaded southern cannibal hordes of Baboso. Soon after, he was overcome with the strong desire to travel. He roamed throughout the vast wastelands as a bandit, highwayman, mercenary, and pirate where he constantly encounters horrifying monsters, evil sorcerers, skanky wenches, and hot princesses. The heroic feats Joe performs throughout his epic adventures are motivated  by survival and personal gain, and sometimes the chicks.

#30 Sam the Unemployed Wolfman

| November 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

Sam is the downtrodden sort. A lawyer in another life, the great recession destroyed his client base. While some might think, he can build that back up, it’s no problem, what they don’t realize is, Sam is a sort of Werewolf. His client base was of the open minded type and had learned to deal with his considerable mood swings and constant devouring of raw steaks, however the new money, what few folk there are, have proven to be much less trustworthy of such a character with their lawsuits. He has given up on his past profession and now spends most of his days wandering the major cities of the east coast just looking for anyone who will accept a wolfman as an employee.

#29 Volera Piscem

| November 29, 2010 | 2 Comments

Volera Piscem the god of Ocean Currents wasn’t up for the oppression of water and the ocean. Despite having the freedom to travel all the world’s waterways, it was never enough. He developed a flying system based on the flying creatures he would see floating effortlessly above the water. A minor god, he never really had the opportunity to talk with the gods of flight to gain their secrets but discover them he did. Unfortunately he forgot to bring them with him when he had his appointment for his sculpture. The artist set up another sitting not more than a few days from today to finish the sculpture and add his wings.

#28 Sand God of the Mojave and Nomadic Revelry

| November 28, 2010 | 3 Comments

The Sand God of the Mojave is an elusive one. His physical manifestation standing over 250 feet tall, he is never seen in his entirety. Often only glimpsed briefly in the midst of sandstorms, much like the castle of Howl. He has been wandering the great deserts of the world for hundreds of thousands of years but has settled on the Mojave for the past 3000 years where he maintains the natural way of things. He is also a friend to the nomad and the desert adventurers and wanders, often providing water and sustenance to lost and weary travelers.

#24 Chronos – The God of Time

| November 27, 2010 | 1 Comment

The God of Time is quite an interesting character. Seemingly a regular man, albeit classy man, his eyepiece is what sets him apart. It allows him to both travel and see both into the past and the future. This is important as he is required to make sure all space/time continuum’s operate properly. This is no small task, and I say all on purpose. Chronos is the only god privy to the proof that we operate in multiple dimensions. Were it not for him these dimensions would cross and we’d be in a world of pain and confusion as a result. Due to the epic task Chronos is required to perform, he passes the task off every 1000 years on the dot. The last 20 years of each cycle is spent finding a capable candidate for replacement. Each Chronos takes a different portion of space time in which to keep things clean, and to keep things from crossing. They often choose to do 50 to 100 years at a time in different millenia so as to not get too bored.

#23 Shadow God

| November 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Shadow god takes many forms. Most commonly seen as a floating creepy mask, he contains a different shaped shadow from whatever angle you view him. He is a wonder of light and physics. His history is difficult to pinpoint, just as much as is his physical body that somehow casts shadows over everything. It is believed that he governs the true laws of physics and light. Somehow by being an anomaly who breaks these laws, he is able to contain the laws we are familiar with in check.

(note: The video I plan is more interesting but I haven’t finished it yet and might not get that opportunity before the end of the month. )

#22 Mountain Goddess / Mon-Silvretta

| November 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

Mon-Silvretta is the ancient soul of one of the mountain ranges in the Alps. Not as old as the gods and goddesses of Appalachia, Silvretta still about 65 million years old. She began as many mountain souls do, as many small hill spirits who all began to grow and coalesce as the hills began to form and smash into one another. She is one of the more benevolent goddesses of the Alps, known to help climbers and adventurers. She is known to be incredibly fond of whiskey though, so many adventurers and wanderers carry an extra bottle at all times in the instance that they need to call upon her for aid.

#21 Fire Spirit

| November 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

This fire spirit is not composed of fire as one would assume. A little known fact about many elemental spirits is that they often times were humans who took up the post, replacing aging spirits. These spirits are unique in that their power is tied to their masks, however the mask cannot be removed without the wearer’s consent. Though some have tried, death always occurs shortly thereafter.

#20 Dark Revenant

| November 20, 2010 | 3 Comments

Once a bishop in his lifetime, this visible soul now haunts the outer rim. Tales are told by all who pass through his sector of the sound of low murmuring and dark hymns coming from parts of their ship where no living soul is present. Often times materializing just outside of the ship, this old soul has been responsible for throwing many a ship off course due to the surprise it creates in pilots who are never quite sure they’ve seen something.

#19 Kalcon Sabre

| November 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

Kalcon is one of the top Bounty Hunters for the Sabre Operatives. Master of intensity and intergalactic tracking, he is ruthless but fair. The Sabre’s have always been known to have a very strong code of ethics for bounty hunters. Their methods may be brutal at times, but their selection of only bounties on convicted violent offenders allows for a little less discretion in how they carry out their captures. They are the Rogues of the galaxy, but one needn’t fear if one has no violent past.

#18 La’Rasa Arborum

| November 19, 2010 | 2 Comments

La’Rasa of the Trees is another forest spirit. She is closer to the top of the spirit world, higher than the Waldgeist and also generally found in different areas, she is responsible for the balance and well being of both the creatures and the ecosystem of her forest, unlike the Waldgeist who simply watches over the trees. Her spirit is close to 7,000 years old, sometimes passing from body to body, but preferring the one pictured above. Unbeknownst to most, spirits such as her do not live forever and their survival is dependent on the health of the environment they keep.

#17 Isidoros Thálassa

| November 17, 2010 | 6 Comments

A relative unknown in his time, Isidoros was a true visionary. Living in Greece during the 4th centure BCE, Isidoros is best known for his explorations into deep sea diving. He constantly created suits such as this one to traverse the great Mediterranean. Obsessed with the sea from a very young age, Isidoros changed his last name to Thálassa (greek: sea)as soon as he could. Also a man of some hubris, he would often affix the wings of hermes to his diving suits in hopes that this would call upon the great god Hermes to give him speed and ease of travel through the water.

#15 Waldgeist

| November 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

This little guy is one of many tiny spirits that live in many of the older forests around the world, but primarily are found in and around Germany . While not as impressive or dramatic as your typical dryad or ent, these guys end up doing most of the behind the scenes work to keep things going smoothly in the forest. As with many tiny spirits such as this, most people don’t believe in their existence, and why should they? Waldgeists have centuries upon centuries of experience avoiding being seen as their primary focus is to do their business while drawing as little attention to themselves as possible. That and they possess the abilty to blend with almost any species of tree. Oh, and they stand only about 6 inches tall.

#14 – Audrey Grzykowski

| November 15, 2010 | 2 Comments

Audrey is the tech wiz of the crew. Set on ensuring that the stereotypical nerdy, geeky character of the worlds most secret institution not be just another pasty guy, she grew up speaking primarily C, with a bit of C# from time to time just to throw off her teachers and anyone who might actually be able to keep up. Similar to Pahuac, Audrey learned about the organization on her own, but not due to some mystical, unexplainable event, she simply knows how to get information. She has however done an excellent job hiding where she came from so very little is known of her past. Judging by her accent, it is believed she grew up somewhere near Montreal.

#13 – Pahuac

| November 14, 2010 | 1 Comment

No one knows exactly how Pahuac ended up at the door of Ms. Daiyu’s mountain fortress. He is the only human to ever find discover the existence as well as the location of this top secret facility. Many major governments think of the organization as nothing more than a myth. Pahuac’s history is equally shrouded in mystery, despite arriving, and subsequently joining the organization in modern times (2001), he seemed to be most fluent in a language that turned out to be a dead Incan dialect. He has never divulged his history to the rest of the group but seemed to already known a great deal about what they do. His insight and inexplainable knowledge of things he shouldn’t know have made him an indispensable member, swiftly working his way to the number two spot in only 6 years.

#9 – Ms. Daiyu

| November 9, 2010 | 7 Comments

Ms. Daiyu may not look menacing, but you do not want to cross her. Some say she is over 200 years old and has mastered over 387 different forms of martial arts. Her most powerful weapon, of course, is her unassuming demeanor. Her age, and her look constantly give her the element of surprise no matter the location or situation.

#8 – Julian

| November 8, 2010 | 2 Comments

I decided to change things up from my original plan for this week. I wanted to practice portraits and realistic human characters, so that’s what I’m doing.

So, onto Julian. Julian was a man of mystery during the 19th century. A traveling man, Julian’s original home is not known but he spent a great deal of time amongst various aristocrats in and around London. It is believed that he was an assassin or some sort of covert operative for hire. This classical sculpture of him was a sign of his well standing with the upper echelon of British society. It is unknown whether the commission for this sculpture was Julian’s or one of his many clients, but one thing is sure, Julian lived quite the life despite there being little known about him.

#7 – Bruce

| November 7, 2010 | 3 Comments

Bruce takes no shit.


| November 6, 2010 | 4 Comments

The deceptively lethal intergalactic bounty hunter, Odi’ave is only given away by his armor. He lulls his targets with his pleasant demeanor and not so intimidating features. After living a relatively peaceful life in the Nebulon system, Odi’ave decided to spruce things up, and what better way than to purchase a star runner, a photon pistol, and head to space to chase down bounty’s for the Inner Rim.

Tepeu o Falcão

| November 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

Tepeu was part of a small group of flying men who are believed to still live quite secretly in the high peaks of the Peruvian countryside. It is believed that his people still reside in small numbers in the remote Oconeque region, where they were believed to migrate as human populations began to expand. Sightings of these half bird men are still relatively common in Peru, partially due to the prevalence of superstition in some of the ancient cultures that remain. Stories are told that these creatures are responsible for the popular Nazca lines, as they are one of the few comparably intelligent creatures from ancient history. This would account for the scale of the images that can only be seen from the air.

#3 Scystera of the Serpae clan

| November 6, 2010 | 6 Comments

(Note – I’ve had a really busy week out of nowhere and got a bit behind, never a good thing in a challenge like this, however, I think I should be able to get back in it this weekend. Got a 4th I’m about to post too.)

So, onto Scystera. The Serpae are a breed closely related to the Gorgon family. While not as ugly as Gorgon’s, namely her great great great aunt, medusa, Serpae does have the power to create partial paralisis in those unfortunate enough to come across her. However, the power to turn to stone is reserved for her more foul relative. Primarily found on some of the smaller islands in the Mediterranean, Serpae are a relatively reclusive clan, not nearly as aggressive as their predecessors.

30 Characters Challenge: Tim Mrozek

| October 26, 2010 | 4 Comments

Hi all! I’m Tim and I’m new to this here challenge. I watched it a bit last year as my friend Dan (@Saulone) , the Azure man, was participating and I always enjoy watching his work.

So I think I’m a bit different from some of the artists here as I am not really a comic artist. I’m currently working as a medical/scientific 3D illustrator and animator for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). While this is my day job, characters modeling and design are my passion. Though I’m not a comic artist, I figure that a challenge like this is just as applicable to any practice involving characters. And, like a lot of you I’m sure, I know that a challenge like this is just perfect for keeping me motivated to spend every waking hour working on my stuff while networking with a great community of artists.

So my plan. I’ll be doing 30 zbrush sketches, or at least that’s the hope. I may do a few models in maya depending on how things are going, and if I get tired of zbrush for a day or two. My interests are all over the board, but a huge part of my motivation and inspiration comes from film and games. I don’t have any particular story or world towards which I’m making these characters, I just plan to use this as a sort of open concept outlet, hoping to find new inspiration every day to create something different. I will admit now, there will probably be a fair few creatures and aliens as I enjoy creating them and they’re a bit more forgiving than humans in terms of accuracy. I’m hoping this challenge will really help me to loosen up with my concepting, and push me to try some new styles. Hope I can keep it interesting and on time.

Feel free to follow me on Twitter. Here are a few things I’ve done.