Me and Cthulhu - Part 2

October 21, 2012

Latest Post My epic journey from Orchard to Orchard by Owen Soule

Ominous visions and dreams of Cyclopean cities beneath the sea can mean but one thing, time for a Cthulhu update!   The basic form was hashed out with ZSpheres as shown below:

Spheres gone wild!

There are arms and hands on this "bust" because I am considering duplicating the pose from my sketch almost exactly, as a refresher here is the sketch:

Give Cthulhu back his Filet O Fish!

This process was a bit of pain due to all the various wiggley bits, but it should make sculpting easier with the general form of all the tentacles outlined.   Here is a detail of the tentacles with a very low resolution adaptive skin.

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle... yeah!

I also took a bit of time this weekend brushing up on additional ZBrush techniques, I created the turntable below with the Dynamesh feature which is a blast to work with.   This is my interpretation of a Mer-man, not nearly as demonic as the Mer-man from Cabin in the Woods, in fact he looks more manic than menacing, but still a good exercise.

I'll likely use some of the features from this concept on the final Cthulhu sculpture - but I'm thinking I'll leave out the shit-eating grin!   That's it for now, I'll post more updates as I get further along...

Owen Soule

Published October 21, 2012