Sign In
Sign in
English

TopBanners12061801.jpg

June 18, 2012 8:00 AM


by Editor in Chief

 

Even though the technology may change and so do your tools, your mastery of traditional arts always pays off. And this week's winnerMichalis Zissiouhas proved just that. Being a traditional artist, he has turned Blender and others into a virtual "chisel-and-hammer." His array of renders have shown that as far as 3D digital stone sculptures are concerned, there seem to be few that would be his equals. So, it is with great pleasure that www.BlenderNews.org have as the winner of the Render of the Week Award for the week of June 18, 2012: Michalis Zissiou.


How, then, can you too qualify for this award? Please remember that this award is reserved for those that are on par with or that excel top notch works published by artists and studios.  If such work does not appear during a given week, this award is not being given to anyone. To improve your chance of nomination, please look at your render and ask: 'Does this look like a real photo or a well-made drawing? Does this have a story to tell or is it inspiring?' And then, please submit your work to www.blenderartist.org or to the Member's Gallery of this site, or Contact Us to show where your work is available on the internet. It doesn't have to be a Blender render, internal or Cycles. A Vray render or any other render is fine as long as Blender was used as a part of your workflow. 


Title:  "Gargoyle"

Genre: Modelling

Renderer: Cycles


Final Image:

gargoyle_bes_bronzeAL.jpg


Wireframes and textures:

gargoyle_making_up.jpg


Artist's Comment

About Me:

I'm a traditional painter, having a lot of personal shows so far. This is how I live. As a second profession, a lot of years in DTP photography. And a jazz double bass musician for twenty years now.

My first attempts in 3D were started back in 1998, on a Mac using Strata3D and Bryce. In 2005, I started learning Maya, then in 2008, SketchUp with some commercial external renderer (Kerkythea based) for Arch Vidz needs mostly.

Very soon, I got interested in Blender, using it for constructing low poly meshes with UVs, texturing-baking and exporting them to SketchUp, sharing them with the community there. Blender became my basic 3D application, ever since. Then I bought ZBrush very soon and 3dcoat after some months…. Yeah, I'm a small collector of these kind of sculpting apps, LOL. In 2011, I was a beta tester for Pixologic , on the latest release of Sculptris. I really loved this tiny beautiful app.


About “Gargoyle:”

I found this excellent tutorial on how to implement dirt in Cycles, using vertex painting, similar to ZBrush! I also tested the cube-blended texture mapping as explained in the mango project blog. The Gargoyle has been modeled in Scuptris very fast, as if by “doodling.” The figurine is based on ancient Egyptian god Bess or Bes statuette, as seen on Greco-Roman versions. It's a DynaMesh ZBbrush sculpt. With 300 passes, it took 3 minutes to render in Cycles at 1600 px. For lighting, an HDRI map and a light source was used. No UV maps were used.

Follow the links above, they're very interesting IMO. A very fast way for decent preview-presentations, and an excellent solution for background props.


Related Links:

1. http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?256634-Another-gargoyle-a-recent-cycles-test

2. http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?201063-corinthian-order&highlight=

3. http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?192825-TheMachinist&highlight=

4. http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?230746-Dimitris-simply-sculpting&highlight=

5. http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?251534-Conspiracy&highlight=

6. http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?242612-A-portrait-sculpture.&highlight=

7. http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?239823-A-grecoroman-terracotta&highlight=

8. http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?190980-sculpture_a-portrait&highlight=

9. http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?183219-Scene-from-a-museum&highlight=

10. http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?177325-an-almost-ruined-house&p=1558667&viewfull=1#post1558667

List of Articles
Subject Date Views
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2017 Worthy of Your Note - for Animation & VFX file Jan 09, 2018 58110
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2017 file Jan 09, 2018 59205
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2017 Worthy of Your Note - for CG, Games & Viz file Jan 09, 2018 58994
Blender Retrospectives 2017 Blender Retrospective file Jan 01, 2018 61504
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2017: Winners Annouced file Dec 26, 2017 59774
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2016 Worthy of Your Note file Jan 16, 2017 189440
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials (Videos) Released in 2016 file Jan 16, 2017 186531
Blender Retrospectives 2016 Blender Retrospective file Dec 29, 2016 228535
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2015: Seven Winners Annouced file Jan 20, 2016 248992
Blender Retrospectives 2015 Blender Retrospective file Jan 12, 2016 241957
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2015 file Jun 26, 2015 241302
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2015 Worthy of Your Note file Jun 26, 2015 241992
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2014: Five Winners Annouced file Jan 02, 2015 276994
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2014 file Dec 11, 2014 277265
Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2014 Worthy of Your Note file Dec 09, 2014 308078
Render of the Week 'Come Hell or High Water' by Julian Fischer - Winner of the Week of July 9, 2012 file Jul 09, 2012 35825
Blender Features Food and Blender - the Possibilities file Jul 02, 2012 27392
Render of the Week 'The Doppelganger' by Eric Basiletti - Winner of the Week of July 2, 2012 file Jul 02, 2012 29725
Production Focus PRODUCTION FOCUS: REVERSION file Jun 25, 2012 29430
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of June 25, 2012 file Jun 25, 2012 32559
Render of the Week 'Gargoyle' by Michalis Zissiou - Winner of the Week of June 18, 2012 file Jun 18, 2012 32174
Industry News Blender Whiz ... file Jun 19, 2012 19805
Blender Features BI vs. Cycles vs. Yafaray - an Artist's Observation file Jun 05, 2012 244015
Production Focus PRODUCT VISUALIZATIONS IN BLENDER file Jun 11, 2012 24986
Render of the Week 'Urban Apartment' by Enrico Cerica - Winner of the Week of June 11, 2012 file Jun 11, 2012 36821
Tutorials How to Add Automatic Dirt / Patina - Daniel RadialRonnie Metien's Way file Jun 04, 2012 92490
Render of the Week 'Pripyat, 1987' by Anuraag - the Winner of the Week of June 4, 2002 file Jun 04, 2012 34813
Tutorials 'Subsurface Scattering' in Cycles Revealed file May 21, 2012 41558
Render of the Week 'Minotaurus' by Tamas Torok - the Winner of the Week of May 28, 2002 file May 28, 2012 35452
Render of the Week 'SSS Study' by Kent Trammell - the Winner of the Week of April 30, 2012 file Apr 30, 2012 43545
Render of the Week 'Loft in Cloister' by Enrico Cerica - the Winner of the Week of April 23, 2012 file Apr 23, 2012 38750
Render of the Week 'Remote Drone Spider' by Ben Milwood - the Winner of the Week of May 7, 2012 file May 07, 2012 38369
Render of the Week "Cryptocephalus" by Gabriel Tomczak - the Winner of the Week of May 21, 2012 file May 21, 2012 34551
Render of the Week Bidirectional Interior with Yafaray - by Olivier Boscournu - the Winner of the Week of May 14, 2012 file May 14, 2012 53885
Blender Releases Blender 2.63a Update file May 14, 2012 19596

(C) 2012. All rights reserved. www.blendernews.org