Sunday, June 21, 2009

Eniola




Some may have noticed that the last few updates on my blog have been Zbrush models. Well, over the last few weeks I decided to move past my usual tinkering with the program and really try and create presentable models with it. I was really unprepared for how lovely Zbrush is to model with. Simply put it is the best 3d modeling software I have ever used. I mean you see zbrush models on CG sites and think it must take forever, or deadly amounts of skill and time to achieve sculpts like that. While knowing other 3d software helped a lot in learning Zbrush, the program really does make you feel like you are actually physically sculpting clay. So anyone with real world scuplting experience will find it pretty wonderful. If only you could animate in Zbrush, then I would dump 3ds max in a proverbial heart beat.

Anyway, I finally realized this character design I've been trying to develop for ages. As stated above her name is Eniola, and she is a somewhat mischevious girl, who is in love with everything Bruce Lee. She has hand tailored a customized "Game of Death" banana yellow jumpsuit and a pair of lady Bruce Lee tiger shoes. Her physical attruibutes are modelled loosely on my sister who has a mole on her nose as well, and mother (both have scars on their chins). Like her idol she considers herself a citizen of the world and has great philosophical aspirations. Stay tuned for a high resolution, color post of Eniola.

4 comments:

Editor said...

Really wonderful sculpt, the little girl is just adorable. What a great idea! You have tremendous sculpting talent. And I can't wait for Zbrush 4, right?

Matt Danger Ryan said...

Super impressive stuff, Shof, as always. I can honestly say I am a big fan of your stuff, and can't wait to swing by week after next to hang out. Miss you guys.

Paula Callus said...

Hi Kenneth - thanks for sending me your link to your animation. I have updated my blog with a link to your film and your blog. I would be interested in finding out more about you, how you ended up doing animation, whether you plan to stay in the States or move back to Nigeria? And most importantly how your African culture has informed the way you work....
I would love to start some correspondance going. Drop me a line - Also I am looking for animations to include in the African film festival circuits in the UK - would you be interested in screening your work? If so let me know. Thanks Paula

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