In this ZBrush polypainting tutorial, you will again access the concept art within ZBrush to select the colors you need to paint the octopus legs on the cover of your pirate’s journal. Your instructor will show you how, by utilizing the concept art, you are able to more easily match the intended colors for your item.
- [Voiceover] Now that I've taken the time…to paint out the masking…of all the areas of the octopus and tentacles,…I'm ready to begin adding in the secondary color…the purple and pink colors…within the octopus.…What I'll do is turn my colorize back on…and I'll tap on the background of the mask…which enables the interior of the octopus to be painted.…Now I want to switch back over…to the concept art…so that I can grab the color,…in this case the darker purple of the octopus…and then begin painting within the tentacles.…
Now I switched over to the standard brush…because for this reason.…It is going to actually allow me to paint a lot easier.…If I was just using the polish B…I would only be hitting the highlights…of the tentacles…and here I want to really just get a full coverage,…so I should be able to just paint and fill in…all the areas of the tentacles…with the pink and purple color.…I'm going to just give everything…a nice clean pass at first.…
This color is actually not the color…that I was expecting,…so let me go back and make sure…
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