In this ZBrush polypainting tutorial, your instructor, Michael Ingrassia, teaches you how to use the Clay Tubes and Polish B brushes to paint the color layers on the suckers and highlight the dimples on the octopus legs for your pirate’s journal, encouraging you to take your time to create your best work.
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- [Voiceover] So let me show you just a few last pieces…for detailing out on the octopus,…and then I'll move on to the last art which will…be the barnacles.…The octopus, we have a couple of colors within the rings,…we have a lighter color and a darker color,…and then of course we have the different spots…that are part of the dimples on the octopus skin.…So I'm going to go to my lighter shade color.…
In fact I'll grab this pink,…and actually make that shade.…Because I know my Clay Tubes works best…with the Alpha off,…I'm going to actually use that to create my circles,…and I'll need to flip my mask backwards again.…And so I'll begin adding these in.…This actually has a bit more of a pinkish tone to it.…
Not as much.…Here we go.…Okay, so I'll add the first stage of the pink…to the tentacles, and then I'll come in…and add the secondary pink.…Which is a bit more of this shade,…and so that's how I would color these in.…So I always focus on the exterior,…and then I come back in and I do the interior.…
So now moving on to the dimpled area of the octopus,…
To learn how to sculpt the 3D pirate journal featured here, check out Michael's previous course, ZBrush: Stylized Sculpting.
- Setup and preparation
- Painting a metallic object
- Adding base and highlight colors
- Refining sculpt details
- Using masking
- Adding a stippled texture with Colorized Spray