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09-22-2000, 12:24 AM
I like both creating art with conventional materials and using software tools to create art work. Seaweed is a test image and is not a finished work of art. It has soom nice elements in it so I'll post it.
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[This message has been edited by StarGate (edited September 22, 2000).]

09-22-2000, 09:41 PM
First, dhenton, thank you for the comments on my Zbrush digital art work.

I look at programs, like Zbrush, as tools for an artist to use to create with. The image Seaweed, done with Zbrush, started out as testing some of the tools in the program. The seaweed in the image is an 3d model that I created in Zbrush – but the painting of the seaweed object was done with Zbrush’s 2.5d tools. The 2.5d tools are more like applying thick paints to canvas or watercolor. The fishes are models that came with the program. As far as the other art works at my site they are combine 2.5 tools and 3d tools and some 3d models all with Zbrush. I can also create textures to apply to the 3d objects tools and models and textures can be imported. I hope this helps explain somewhat what Zbrush can do. You can click Pixologic’s page at my Zbrush Portal page and fine a demo if you would like to try it.


09-23-2000, 12:23 AM
From your homepage, I see that this is ZBrush work, but I haven't heard of that software. Could you talk a little about how this work was done. This and the others on your site are intriguing to say the least.

"Art is anything you can get away with." -- Marshall McLuhan

10-04-2000, 02:22 AM
Very cool image! It has so much depth--that's where i usually find digital work lacking. Great job. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif



Artworks by Gisela Towner (http://www.artistnation.com/members/paris/gisela)

10-05-2000, 01:08 PM
I like the composition and the repeating elements, the colors, the fish... all of that. Might I make a suggestion for you that goes beyond that, however: Consider your background. Right now, this fish-and-seaweed object in hanging in empty, black space. Now admittedly fish do do that since they can swim, but seaweed generally doesn't -- it's attached to something or to the bottom, or floats near the visible surface.

If it was your intention to present this mass of seaweed and fish as if it were somehow separated or alienated from the real world, then it works. The black background adds a distinctly artificial flavor to the whole piece... that might be what you want, or it might not.

What do you think?

-=- Jen "Specimen" Pixelscapes
http://www.pixelscapes.com and http://www.bewareofart.com

10-08-2000, 10:45 PM
Originally posted by pixelscapes:
The black background adds a distinctly artificial flavor to the whole piece... that might be what you want, or it might not.

What do you think?

I agree with Pix here, but if used as a decorative piece, I find it facsinating.

11-23-2000, 06:26 PM
I've been a little slow working my way through the different forums. I really enjoy this piece. It has a distict oriental feel to it that is pleasing to me.


11-24-2000, 05:06 PM
StarGate - VERY nice stuff! I just might have to purchase that software and play around with it. You are getting some great effects

11-24-2000, 08:50 PM
Not finished you say...Wow, I can't wait to see the final piece then.

11-26-2000, 12:20 AM
Thanks for the nice comments on the ZBrush Seaweed art it is a test so no composition was in mind except creating seaweed)
If you would like to see some different images I have a small gallery of about 10 images at another gallery different than my site here

you can click on the small picture to see the image

[This message has been edited by StarGate (edited November 25, 2000).]

01-08-2001, 02:05 AM
Stargate: Sometimes, great things come from just playing around...I think that's the case here, and it's great, I like it! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/cool.gif
I'm off to see your gallery...

Larry aka Lar/ge

01-17-2001, 08:01 PM
Nice work. ZBrush isn't THAY easy to create a piece like this in. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

If the individual is ever to come under the power of the ideal to the extent of believing that his concrete longings and needs are to be found in it -- found moreover in a state of fulfillment and gratification, then the ideal must give the illusion of granting present satisfaction. It is this illusory reality that neither philosophy nor religion can attain. Only art achieves it - in the medium of beauty.... Herbert Marcuse, Negations