Monday, October 24, 2011

DemonGirl figure - Limited run for sale :)

Photographs by: Steve Unwin and Simon Godsiff. Paint Job by: Dordi Moen. 3D print by: Ownage. Sculpt and Design: Andrew Baker

Hi everyone.
I have finally got everything sorted with this figure. At the moment, she is travelling with Paul Tobin under White Cloud Worlds to the BLOOOM art festival in Germany. Very excited to see her go! I will be selling this painted version of her there and am also doing a limited run of 15 at the moment. I might do another run of similar numbers if it goes well but that will be it afterwards. So she will be a limited run. Please see the "For Sale" section of the blog for more information, or contact me by e mail if you're interested in purchasing a copy. The copies for sale require assembly, and come in a clear grey resin for you to paint any colour you wish :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Serenyan Design - New Zbrush test

So last week I received the update for Zbrush. The new features are really incredible this round. I've been using it a lot for work and wanted to do a personal piece testing some features. This was an alien design for a project of mine that I thought I'd use to test out. I sculpted this all from a sphere using Dynamesh, posed using transpose master and final render using the new lightcap features. I did the final layout in Photoshop, but the bulk of the work was Zbrush. Really fast turnaround of a couple of hours with the flexibility of Dynamesh! I'll do some more renders of this character soon! Here's the sculpt so far.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Here's a piece I've done for the Unscripted Exhibition . I started the concept for this ages ago, but never had the time to finish it. When we were asked for entries for this, I thought it was very appropriate as this fella didn't really belong to anything I was working on. So in essence, he's VERY unscripted. I made the piece feel a little more "painterly"for the printing and it seemed to have payed off. I'll be selling small A4 prints of this guy, and also one large A2 framed piece. I'll show the other pieces I'm exhibiting in a future post once they've been photographed. In the mean time, here is Tao. :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Some digital maquetting... and a kappa

This guy was meant to be a study of a generic male, for anatomy purposes you know... I tried sculpting it without symmetry to learn not to rely on it all the time and this is what came out! Digital sculptors be warned, this is what can happen to you when you rely on symmetry too much! ;) But this chap earned himself the name Jonny one Finger and is sporting his very own pair of undies here. Hard to understand sometimes as he only has one tooth, and whistles when he talks. A very clingy guy who likes to stroke your hair!

A sketch of the gillman. A quick study and homage to a classic design I've always loved.

... and a break away from the bad guy's at work, to do a Kappa at rest.

The digital maquettes were sculpted in Zbrush, just a couple of hours on each for fun. They were then rendered in Maya using MentalRay. Final comp in Photoshop. The Kappa was done with good old graphite!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Beware, the Tokolosh!

Growing up in South Africa, you can't avoid hearing stories of this creepy guy coming to get you! Here is a version I did, not based on any particular description... but he's a nasty bugger! I created this on me laptop, with Zbrush and Photoshops! :)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Bapho - Zbrush work flow

I have been working in my spare time to contribute to a great book being done by the guy's at streetwisepr . I will be doing a chapter showing how I created this guy. It's a workflow I use regularly at work, especially for creature or character design. I will publish more on the workflow when the book is being released, meanwhile, here are the fruits of the labour! Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Demon Girl

So 3 posts in one day! I have actually been busy doing a chapter for a "tips and techniques" for Zbrush. This is one of the images, as well as a few from here that will be in the book. But more on that soon! This lady has been 3D printed, by the awesome guys at ownage and is awaiting painting! So I will post the photo's when she's done.


This was a personal piece I've called Manifest. I will be selling prints of this soon, and will make another post when they're available... if anyone would like one, please contact me :) It's my stab at something abstract, yet something real? An exploration in forms and colour.

dragony beasty!

Here's a wee beasty I did a sketch of ages ago. Did a photoshop pass over the top, and thought I'd post it up. There's a body to this guy, and also a plan to sculpt two of them battling! So more to come on this guy. But I figured, who doesn't like giant reptiles battling? So I'm going to get onto that as soon as I can!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Daphnia Pulex

Two posts in one day, wow!
This is a study I did recently of "Daphnia Pulex", a type of Water Flea. I'm always inspired by artists who can create such life like creatures using anatomies that aren't human. So I would like to try keeping up doing studies like this. I found a few microscopy pictures of these guy's that inspired me to do a study of them to absorb those, somewhat aggressive shapey shapes!

Me old Uni model...paint over

I did this guy when I was trudgin through University oh 5 years ago now. Decided to do a little paint over and post it up here.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

brain jobby

That's what I think happened when I came up with this guy! One part, angler fish, one part lizard, one part.... ah, who knows. He's a bit of an abomination that was some fun to draw, and earned himself the name. Who knows, maybe one day we'll see little chaps like this in every household?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

alien head

Considering the weather was quite shite today, I decided to stay in, and play on my laptop, I cranked this guy out in a few of hours. Used me good old tools, Zbrush and Photoshop and had a bit of help from my brain and hands. Started with an old base from another model. Just a bit of fun playing on my new bamboo and pretty happy with what I was able to do. Definitely recommend them to anyone wanting to get one for your laptop, painting on the couch has never been so fun! :)