Digital Sculpting Reel 2008

Finally it’s done! It took me quite a while to get the content together for my sculpting reel 2008. It doesn’t turn out as good as I planned it initially but anyway, it’s always good to know when there is room for improvements. All in all it was a great experience bringing the sculptures to life, based on initial sketches over sculpting to the final rendering.

At the beginning I did a lot of research and collected everything where I thought it could be useful during the modeling process. A few months ago, when I was learning all the anatomy stuff, body structure, faces etc. I already had some ideas for the kind of character that could be interesting to sculpt. And so I have watched some movie classics again that I have seen years ago in hope for finding an already elaborated character, which I could use as a basis for further studies. A movie character has already a lot of personality, assumed his role is well written and the actor did his job. But the most important fact is, that the character is already part of a story; part of something much bigger than him. A few of this stories induces me to build my one virtual environments where a character had to play his or her role. With this foundation I could focus more on the sculpting work than designing a completely new character from scratch.

I have learned that the designing process could take weeks and can be very intensive if you have to come up with something never seen before. It can be an amazing but also very frustrating time, when you try to reach your deep inner, where you eventually will find what you’re searching for. (Yes, I know that sounds scary).

To cut a long story short, this is my digital sculpting reel 2008. If you want, just click on the video at the bottom of this page or use one of the download links. Enjoy!
(A hint for everyone who is going to create a show reel: don’t use any kind of gradient as a background for your reel. You can get into trouble when you compress it for online presentation)

More Picture: Sebastian

 

More Picture: Susan

     

More Picture: John

       

Digital Sculpting Showreel 2008


Download HighRes Mirror 1: 50mb (right click, save as)

Download HighRes Mirror 2: 50mb (right click, save as)

Download HighRes Mirror 3: 50mb (right click, save as)

Show Reel on YouTube (very low quality)

53 Comments:

  1. Selwy
    Selwy says:

    We are ONLINE!, I want to thank my brother Joker for making this AMAZING website possible, you’re the greatest!!!

  2. Uli Baier says:

    Hey Benni,

    really nice to finally hear/see something from you again.
    I really like what you’ve created and I’m looking forward to see more great stuff from you.

    Greetings,
    Uli

  3. klonsemann says:

    You finished it. Just dl the reel and watched. Very nice work. Hope Jonathan let me some time to speak you next days.

    klonsemann

  4. fair-art (aka Fabian) says:

    Hey there!

    Really impressive stuff.
    I love the first one (Sebastian). He’s got such a nice (at least it seems to me) psycho-expression on his face.

    Even the drawings are very well done (kinda Da-Vinci-like if you ask me).

    All in all a nice reel.

    Keep it up and stay creative!

    Cheers 🙂

  5. seiphedias says:

    hey benni!

    a really suppo saite!!

    SPOONER you are do beschte!!!

  6. Major Koenig says:

    Ausgezeichnete Arbeit!!!

    Das warten hat sich gelohnt, ich weiß nun wenn ich fürs modeln anrufen werde 😉

    weiter so, freu mich noch weiteres zu sehen.

    Grüße der Major

  7. Mr Bahr says:

    Gratulations Benni!
    Graet work, i am realy impressed!
    May i call you “Maesto Selwy” from now on?
    Cheers,

    Mr Bahr

  8. tom says:

    Hoi benno

    lamano weita aso!!! komplimente – widramol la guitis material zin segn. bin schun afn nechste version gsponnt, obo moch mo sem koana gedonkn – weard noamo bessa sein!!!

    lossamo wio epas hearn!!
    tom

  9. Kel Solaar says:

    Really great scultping job, all the three models have a real personnality. Keep the good work up !

  10. Martin K. says:

    Benjamin,

    Absolutely amazing work! We are all very proud of your talents here at Pixologic.

    Martin K.
    Marketing and Education
    http://www.Pixologic.com

  11. Selwy
    Selwy says:

    Hi,
    Thank you very much for all the great comments! That means a lot to me!

  12. turri says:

    Wow amazing work ! i am very impressed

    unfassbar , wie lange hast du gebraucht um so gut zu werden .. ich hoffe ich kann mal deinen sculpting Level erreichen.

    grüßle
    turri

  13. deocliciano says:

    Best digital modeling I EVER saw!
    NO gimmick!

  14. Infinite says:

    Superb Work Benjamin,

    You are one of a kind, great style and awesome anatomy sculpting.

    I hope to see more work and more characters here soon!

    Congrats

    Lee

  15. Flex says:

    Komplimente fi de bis ins detail suppo ausgfiortn akte(bsundos do sebastian),respect….hon olm gidenkt,dass in dein genre do Craig Mullins uando fa di beschtn isch…obo glabmos: mitn sem konsche leicht mitholtn!
    leido vosteie fan dig. molprozess zi wionk…obo i konmo denkn, dass di ausführung brutal viel Zeit in onspruch ginumm hot!!….af olla fälle niamo a fettis RESPECT!

  16. tomas.kral says:

    Hi Benjamin,

    I have to say that your modeling and anatomi skills simply blew me away.
    Btw. you choose great music to your modeling reel 🙂

    I wish you all best to future

  17. Gottch-Ya Graphix says:

    WOW, very impressive artist! True artistic talent!
    Best of Luck!

  18. JT says:

    OMG, awesome mate! 🙂

  19. Greg Strangis says:

    Hey man love the site. Truly inspiring work man. I wish you the best of luck in finding a job. I am sure you wont have any trouble!

  20. MaX says:

    Very good job Selwy,I find nothing else to add.

  21. Andy says:

    Is there anyway you can show us how you do the finger nails? For me, it seems so hard to do any fingernails on zbrush. Or any hard surface at that.

  22. Nick Gizelis says:

    Excellent work in every aspect. You’re a true artist! I wish the best for you 🙂

  23. Zyc says:

    amazing work !!!
    神工鬼斧!

  24. jason says:

    Hey what song is this?
    Great work! Really like the super mom!!!

  25. pain says:

    You have extraordinary skills Benjamin. Your works are amazing, pure madness to me
    Andrew

  26. Ken says:

    I keep up with your stuff when I can. It is truly amazing. My question, how do you find time to do your artwork and employment opportunities? My guess is that you are single or live in a city that abounds with such opportunities. The only opportunities that I find are with architectural modeling in my town. Keep up the great work!

    Kenneth Massey

  27. Arthur Duque says:

    Man!
    You Already is a execelent artist!
    And I must say you are doing everything the right way!
    I really would Focus like you, for Studying the most important and the base for everything, that is the human anatomy!
    thanks for sharing your work with us and their references …
    Incredible workers and keep going !!!!!
    please whem you have time, visit my blog and give some opinions and some helps …
    http://www.arthurduque3d.blogspot.com and http://www.arthurduque.blogspot.com
    until
    Arthur Duque
    and plese whem you have some time plese visit my blog and give somes helps….
    See ya!!

  28. Philip Neufeldt says:

    LOVE YOUR WORK BENJAMIN!! Simply AMAZING!!
    Ewigkeit seitdem ich dich nicht mehr in Bozen gesehen hab!
    Ich bin echt sehr, sehr beeindruckt von all deinen Arbeiten!
    MIr kommt es vor wie Gestern das du noch Tutorials im Macpool runtergeladen hast und in der Bib. nach Inspiration suchtest und jetzt sehe ich die Arbeit eines wahren Profis! WoW!!!
    You came a long way!!! keep on going!!!
    und lass mich wissen falls du mal nach Paris kommst!
    Bist immer willkommen!
    LG,
    Philip

  29. hassan says:

    hi selwy i very happy of tell in you
    and goodlook i english very good not but
    this works the best really in more work has but very good not THANKFUL.
    nee basic anatomy reding and drawing anatomy
    more in zbrush works yuor works verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyy gooooooooood
    BYE

  30. Ian says:

    Brilliant!, Beautiful work you are a true artist!

    and thanks for all the advice and techniques you share!

  31. Ramon says:

    It`s been some time since I`ve been following your work, and I must say That I became a huge fan of your style!

    When it come to anatomy studying and realism, your way of sculpting inspires me.

    My compliments and regards to you sewly…I`ll keep my eye on this site, and I hope you keep helping us, showing your studying process, and maybe some tricks! 🙂

    Best regards,
    Ramon.

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    superrrrrrrrrrrrrbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb…..awesommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmme work i don’t have words to appreciate you man nice job.

    I WILL TRY TO REACH 10% OF UR WORK FROM TODAY.

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    echt super arbeiten!!
    gefallen mit voll gut!!!

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    great post, thanks for sharing

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    very very nice dude…..

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