i really want to get into z brush again, but like you said I am afraid of relying on it too much to do things for me like the lighting and such. But then i think, maybe using it will help me learn proper lighting because i can see it applied in real time. decisions decisions. anyway great video as always!
I would love to hear your opinion on something that a few i know like to call innate perspective sense. Envisioning simple 3d forms like boxes in your head, imagining the curvature of a surface in your head. You drew the hands from two different angles, was that alot of technical work or did you draw it with your intuition and experience? Zbrush pretty much is doing this stuff for you but without it you have no "feeling" for perspective and end up relying on either reference or 3d models too much. It takes alot of time to develope your innate perspective sense and i think 3d software can be very helpful especially with seeing symmetry.
I just realised that i never really comment on your videos. They are awesome by the way. I considered learning 3D modeling to help me drawing, buy after listening to this I think I should probably wait for a little longer until I can at least do them in 2D without the help of programme. Anyway keep up the awesome/interesting videos!
I really really really like your square brush. Love it actually. Wish I had created it. I read somewhere though it's best to master just the basic default round brush in photoshop. Comments on using different brushes?
Truth is though, you can do some really neat stuff with that basic brush to manipulate how it works. Can squish it's shape, add textures, adjust how heavy it puts "paint" down, rotate it's direction (which is useful more when it's squished), set it to paint two colors at once. Of course, all those options are available with pretty much any brush.
I personally prefer the square brush myself, though I always keep a round in my settings as well. It's almost always in some squished form or another these days though when I do use it though.
When bringing your model out of ZB, do you decimate it for Keyshot? I have Octane but have not tried this (and dont want to crash it out if you are decimating first)... I guess maybe I'll have to trial and error anyway, but it would be nice to know.