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Hal by thekeyofE Hal by thekeyofE
Now to make some friends for him and a world to live in.
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JoshuaSkaug Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Who is this AWESOME character? What's his world, back story, age, whatever?
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kisuke-hc Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
wow awesome dude,, can i ask what renderer you use? lol
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Hippepotamus Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013   General Artist
This is awesome, you did a great job! everything here, from lightning, textures to modeling is really well done. congratulations!
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Gashu-Monsata Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, could I ask a question? :D It's probably a bit of a silly one, but I have problems with it. When you model eyes and eyelids, how do you do them? Because when I do it, there's always a gap between the eyeball and the eye socket and I'm not sure how to stop that happening.
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thekeyofE Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Eyelids are a pain in the byootox so don't get discouraged if you're having trouble. First thing I learned that improved my eyelids pretty quick was to make sure to not underestimate how thick an eyelid can be; they're thicker than you might think so don't neglect that! Now I'm a self-taught modeler with a more old-fashioned approach of polygon modeling instead of sculpting in like zbrush or mudbox so my modeling process tends to be a bit unorthodox. You can try what I do and start with a cylinder and delete the cap ends. Use the remaining ring vertices on one end to shape your eye around a sphere (eyeball) and the other end to start forming the actual skin that leads into the brows and rest of the face. Really focus on getting that shape right, don't forget to check all your angles from the side and top so that the opening to the eye follows the round of the rest of the face, otherwise the area around the face or "raccoon mask" as I call it, gets too flat looking. When you have the shape of the eye you want, extrude your edges inward toward the eyeball and no worries if they intersect the sphere itself. Just make sure the eyelid isn't paper thin! On Hal I actually closed the eye sockets which I find helps a little to reinforce the structure of the lids but that's all up to you. I hope this mess of text helps and good luck!
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toscanaestudios Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Amazing!!
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thekeyofE Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks
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3Dmaxinator Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student
woow this is beautiful :) love your gallery...... just wanted to know how you became a great 3d artist, it's kinda my dream to become one and i was just wondering how you learned how to do this and where you started at the moment in using blender mainly because it is free :) please give me some advice it would make my day and hopefully ill continue my journey towards becoming a 3d artist!
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thekeyofE Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Glad you like my stuff. I guess my best piece of advice is don't worry so much about the software. If you want to learn tools, there are always plenty of tutorials on how to do all sorts of cool stuff online. If you're not sure how to start, just google what you want to do and before you know it, you'll be doing it better than the tutorial you learned it from. Also, instead of just specializing in one thing like modeling or animation, try to learn everything you can about computer graphics in general. I started with making little models of video game or cartoon characters with simple shapes. Try to take your project through an entire pipeline from concept to finish animated and rendered shot. You'll learn so much more by doing everything and as you learn the different parts of the pipeline, you'll start to find which part enjoy most and specialize from there; only now you have a solid understanding of the working pipeline around your discipline which in turn makes you a better team player and valuable asset to a studio environment. Hope that helps and good luck!
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3Dmaxinator Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student
Thankyou for the awesome advice!!! so how long do you think it would take to become a reasonable 3D artist by doing learning all the principles of animation... how long did it take you to get to where you are now? And also just wondering how long it takes you to complete a protect like a model ect...
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thekeyofE Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
All depends on how much you're willing to work for it. Hal took me about a week to model and another week to paint/shade. Although I experimented with new workflows and designs in the process which is always great for learning but never as direct nor fast as just doing what you currently know how to do.
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3Dmaxinator Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student
and how do you take your ideas from your head to the picture/ model whats the process??
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thekeyofE Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Reference>Draw**>Research>Model>Paint/Sculpt>Shade>Rig>Animate>Cache>Render>Composite>Wash>Rise>Repeat

**In my case, occasionally have a friend draw something because I can't draw too well.
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3Dmaxinator Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student
very helpful thankyou!! by cache what do you mean??
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thekeyofE Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Or try Rinse instead of Rise ._.
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OwlBrainwave Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012   Filmographer
What an accomplishment! Inspiring stuff! Looks perfect!
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thekeyofE Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks.
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art889 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
awesome!
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thekeyofE Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Gingersnap821 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's excellent!! You could animate a movie!! :)
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thekeyofE Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
If only XD
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Gingersnap821 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol! :) It looks like How to Train Your Dragon!!! I love it!!
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T-Eight Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow that's absolutely great. I love it a lot. did u use zbrush and maya?
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thekeyofE Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Maya Mudbox Houdini
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T-Eight Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks bro ... try to do some great artwork as u did!!! :) hope i get it.
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Captainfusion Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sounds like a lot of work. What did you do for hair?
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thekeyofE Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Houdini
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ksn-art Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
cool
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thekeyofE Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Lexana Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, can't wait to see more! This is incredible awesome!
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thekeyofE Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, work hard on it.
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Lexana Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are welcome
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critterfitz Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012   General Artist
wow thats really good! whats he holding?
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thekeyofE Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
His shoulder pads.
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Chad910108 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
AWESOME!!! You have idea for more characters and the world yet?
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thekeyofE Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think so.
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Chad910108 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
may i suggest, a male and female as two friends. Female long blonde hair, with blue eyes. Male with short black hair and brown eyes. i was thinking to give the other characters and your current character go verity, with in your amazing style of course. Male friend taller than your current character and the female shorter than the current character. Don't know if that would be any help?
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thekeyofE Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Actually his best friend is an old giant horned sea turtle since no one else really talks to him due to his frequent screw ups when trying to invent things and his worst enemy is his school teacher who is this old hag in a steam powered wheel chair accompanied by a flat faced fat frizzy feline (alliteration win) with one eye due to one of his inventing accidents. To make matters worse he has a big crush on the old hag teacher's granddaughter who's a few years older than he is.
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Chad910108 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
sounds like a great 3D animation movie! with a good plot and sense humour! awesome.
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thekeyofE Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think that just might cover a little more variety than a couple of eye colors and hair lengths.
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