Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Seb liked the sculpt!

Always nice to receive positive recognition from your subject!
(c:



Monday, 25 August 2014

Sébastien Chabal - Speed sculpt Progression Footage

Timelapse of the Sébastien Chabal sculpt.  In terms of efficiency, it's surprising how much you learn by watching yourself work!






Sébastien Chabal - Speed sculpt

I had an hour spare over the weekend so decided to put together a quick speed sculpt of Sébastien Chabal, the French Rugby ace. 

- Sculpted in ZBrush.
- Brushes used: Standard, DamStandard, HPolish, TrimDynamic
- Rendered in KeyShot

KeyShot Renders



Reference Board


Monday, 18 August 2014

LA Girl

Got inspired by some character art so ended up undertaking this painting.  Always find painting skin tones somewhat of a challenge.  The contre-jour style lighting also made the hair a difficult task!  Extremely fun though!




Friday, 15 August 2014

CG Society update!

 http://mattmcdaid.cgsociety.org/
I have added some of my 'Reaper of Souls' artwork to my CG Society portfolio.  I'm currently working on a tutorial that will offer an insight in to how these environments were constructed both from a texturing and geometry standpoint.  Watch this space!


Follow me on Pinterest!

http://www.pinterest.com/stanhibbert/
Pinterest is a great resource to us artists.  Its a great way to compartmentalize all of the cool images we see online!  My boards can be found here: 



Apologies for the lack of posts!

As you can see from this recent flood of postings, I have had a pretty hectic year.  Amongst all the fun, I am actually about to ship my second game THIS year!  Taking in to account, that it can take a developer anywhere between 5-8 years to do this, just emphasizes the amount of work I have had to undertake.  Oh and I have a baby due, in October!

Over the coming months, I should have more time available to update this blog more often and give you some more insight in to how things are going.  Sorry I havn't been able to do that until now!

Reaper of Souls Launch Party, Vibiana, Los Angeles

To launch Diablo Reaper of Souls, we held an event in an old Church, which combined with all the great work from other Blizzard folk made it feel like the World of Sanctuary.  These events are fantastic as they allow us development guys to interact with the fans of Diablo on a face to face level.  I look forward to attending more of these!



Blizzard Campus Reaper of Souls Champagne Toast & Box Signing events

We had a great time with a fellow employees celebrating the release of Diablo Reaper of Souls!Many corks were popped at a Champagne toast at Blizzard HQ.  Later we attended a signing event where other Blizzard folk was able to get their RoS collectors editions signed by the Development team.  Fun times!!!













World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Cinematic

The Cinematic for the game I am working has just gone live after Premiering in L.A. and it's gorgeous!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLzhlsEFcVQ&feature=youtu.be&a


The Premiere was a fantastic experience for both fans and developers alike!









Orc Bust Sculpt

Here's an Orc sculpt I recently completed.  Had lots of fun with this.  It's not an Orc specific to any particular race or IP, but one I put together from lots of different references.  Had a blast, and learned lots!  (c:

Modeled in ZBrush, using Dynamesh
Rendered in KeyShot


Work in Progress shot from ZBrush

New ArtStation Link! Containing my work from 'Diablo: Reaper of Souls'

Diablo 3 tops PC charts with 20 million!

 

http://www.polygon.com/2014/8/5/5972671/diablo-3-activision-blizzard-pc-sales

IGN Review our game! Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls: Ultimate Evil Edition