In this ZBrush polypainting tutorial, you learn how to add lighter colored paint layers as highlights. Your instructor, Michael Ingrassia, discusses and demonstrates how he adds highlights, and how these highlight layers on the skull should differ from the highlight layers on the metal parts of the pirate journal.
- [Voiceover] I'm currently kind of leaning…with this taupe, and somewhat of the colder,…I'd say this is a bit of a reddish blue,…maybe even somewhere in the red purple family.…So I'm going to increase my sand color,…and actually bring in a bit more yellow this time,…and I'll just hit this very quickly in this one spot…just to see if that's the tone I'm looking for.…And it is, I want it to have more of that…warmer bone color, which will work well…against this colder color that's already here.…
If you haven't really seen the effect…that this type of alpha creates for the brush,…let me show it on the back surface here.…So I'm getting this really nice kind of paint pattern…with my brush, and it just helps…to give it more of a hand-painted feel.…So one more time I'm going to now hit my highlighted areas,…the areas I really want to bring out.…
I'm working a bit fast, mostly because of the video.…However, the nice part about this type of painting…and technique is you're not stuck,…you don't have to live with your paint.…
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