In this DVD, Neville offers alternative approaches to developing ideas, specifically for character concept development. There are times you want to approach a project with great specificity and then other times you want to put aside presumption and allow for it to happen to you. This DVD explores a few approaches to fostering happy accidents and ways to efficiently see quickly. Neville begins in Photoshop , very quickly sketching random shapes and areas of value to "find" an image within. After discovering an intriguing image, he takes it to near completion, revealing the importance of staying open to new ideas as he develops a creature. From there he explores the same ideas for head and creature development using ZBrush's mirroring tool. Finally, he finishes with a sculpted ZBrush "sketch" showing ways to keep creativity alive while working in 3D.
* Looking at and Understanding Research * Loose Scribbles Without Much Direction * Allowing the Pen to Direct You * Seeing with a Long Leash * Working in Silhouette where Proportion is King * Quick Rendering on the Silhouettes to Describe Form * Mirror Sketching in ZBrush * Finding the Design (Sneaking Up on It) * Making a Symmetrical Sketch Look Asymmetric with Lighting * Applying Bio Graphics * Sketching in 3D within ZBrush * Adding Features/Topology along the Way * Applying Happy Accidents to Create a Face
1. The Importance of Research and Anatomy - Acquiring and Understanding 2. Who s in Control - Loose Scribbles 3. Silhouette Design - Searching and Filling in the Black Space 4. Symmetry Sketching - Working in Mirror Mode 5. Sketching in ZBrush - Manifesting Happy Accidents