My First Posable Character — A Self Portrait
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.