Earlier this year I saw this post where the artist took a frame from Disneys ‘The Sword in the stone’ and did an awesome paint over. I wanted to do something similar so I took one of my favourite Disney Villains ‘Yzma’ from the ‘Emperors New Groove’ and pimped her a little. I think she’s ready to go into ZBrush next. I really enjoyed working out a nice lighting setup for her. I have two others lines up now....
The lovely chaps at Screen Scene asked me to look at 3Dprinting one or two of the models from the Last Days on Mars for their collectors shelf. This is some of the WIP shots. I took the scan data of Liev Schreiber and prepped it using ZRemesher and dynamesh and them plonked him onto a stand.So far I’ve only done some 250 micron test really just to make sure he stands up ok and to see if I need to tweak the mesh much. I’ll run another larger...
This is my second piece for Rank and File games. It’s destined to be a 80mm gaming piece and will be output in grey plastic. The process they are using is capturing an amazing level of detail in the final output so I have pushed the level of detail up a little on this...
Last year I had the pleasure of working for ScreeScene again this time working on the SKY1 Christmas drama Moonfleet. I modelled the main ship asset and the distance digital doubles. Here’s the SSVFX Breakdown: Role: Modeling, UVing, texturing the Hero asset (shared with Paddy Fin). +low res distance doubles. Ed Bruce and ScreneScene have been nominated in the 12th Annual VES Awards in the ‘Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a...
Continuing to push my 2D skills again. This is a 45 minute timelapse showing a Photoshop sketch being painted. I was inspired by as concept from Snow White and the Huntress but it quickly evolved into it’s own...
Digital Biscuit 2014 is here with an amazing line-up across the Talks, the Works, and KinoPlay, Digital Biscuit really is unmissable. I spent an amazing two days with my Wacom Friends and a team of the guys from Egg Post production. On day two we delivered a ZBrush workshop that covered some of the amazing production tools you can find in ZBrush 4R6 Glen Southern is currently working as Creative Lead with Egg Post Production on several film and...
This year I’ve decided to try and push my concept art and matte painting skills. Whilst my current workload is primarily 3D modelling (as always) I’m finding that I am getting to do quite a few unique concepts and the occasional matte. I’ve never really spent any time learning the basics so I’m pecking through a few tutorials and dvd’s to push me along. I’m not a lover of taking or googling a photograph and just...
I finally got round to uploading my 2013 Autumn Moleskine sketches. As with most of my Moleskines there as a theme running through this one. I was on a roll creating as many creatures/characters as I could in a few weeks. I had just agreed to sign onto a TV show that needed lots of characters building and I wanted to get into the swing of things by the time I was back in Dublin in...
Once again I’ll be joining BlueGFX and the Wacom team for their annual Expo in the Film Museum London. This year I’ll be focusing on using a 22HD with ZBrush and I’llbe focusing on using the amazing ZRemesher tools that can be found in ZBrush4R6 Why visit bluegfx expo The focus of the expo is to provide a forum for people within the CGI and VFX industries to meet, greet and discuss the market and recent industry projects. Here...
CLIENT: Egg Post production
DATE: May-July 2014
ROLE: VFX Creative Director
PROJECT: Film. Legend of Longwood IMDB
DETAILS: Lead a team to create a 1m40s animation of the Legend. Illustrated Parchment style. Provided all illustrations to be composted in to the book. Created the animation. Supported the Director on VFX dailies.
CLIENT: BSkyB, SKY Sports.
DATE: January-July 2014
ROLE: CG Artist.
PROJECT: Under NDA.
DETAILS: Heading into my 4th year working with BSKYB on SKY Sports related contracts.
CLIENT: Egg Post production
ROLE: Lead Modeller.
PROJECT: Ghosthunters – On Icy trails IMDB
DETAILS: On going tweaks to the movies assets.
I offer a range of training including the basics of subdivision modelling in a variety of 3D packages. My speciality and passion is teaching ZBrush from the ground up. With over 14 years experience and as an active member of the Pixologic Beta time I can offer targeted 1-2-1 coaching or group sessions both in house or at your choice of venue.
In Autumn 2014 I am beginning ZBrush starter courses with Image Ireland based neat Trinity College, Dublin. If you are interested please give us a call to discuss your training needs.
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