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My First Posable Character — A Self Portrait | Grady Pruitt

My First Posable Character — A Self Portrait

by | Mar 10, 2017

After a conversation with someone I look up to as an artist, I started trying to think of a project that would push my abilities.  Outside of a handful of serious projects, I had been lingering in my “comfort zone” for quite some time, and I needed a project that I could achieve, but would push me towards the goals that I have for myself.  I knew I could return to the Pegasus project, but felt that wasn’t quite the answer.  At least, not yet.

I’d been contemplating an idea of doing a podcast based on my life that I could use to explore ideas of things I wanted to talk about and share progress on my artwork.  Since it would be based on my life, and the things I’m trying to do to improve it, and because I wanted to highlight my 3D modeling, I thought it would be cool to have a 3D character model, based on myself, as the artwork.  Since I had been trying (somewhat unsuccessfully) to learn character modeling, I decided that this would provided the opportunity to, in effect, “kill 2 birds with one stone”.  So I set out to make a 3D model of myself.

The pictures below show the progress of the character that I created, as well as the modeling sheet, for those interested in how this character came to life.