HOW can I create eyelashes for a stylised character In Zbrush?
Tim Reynolds, Coventry
Stylised characters are wonderfully creative, and many artists have at least one in their portfolio. The word stylised represents a non-naturalistic conventional form – in other words, something that would not take place in the real world as we know it. It could, however, be an interpretation of a real thing. The most obvious difference between creating stylised and realistic forms is that by opting for realism, we are limited to making things look real. We have to follow rules and be careful about doing so, because some exaggeration could burst the bubble and break the illusion of realism.
Stylised art, on the other hand, is often based on exaggeration and playfulness. It can represent real features but in an enhanced way. Artists have a much wider palette of possibilities and angles to perform art. It could be shapes, colours and textures with less or more details. Stylisation is mostly associated with a
cartoony look. It is a joy to work with, because you can let your imagination go wild. All art styles have something unique about them as they express artists’ visions. We are not chained to the same forms and expressions, and not every piece of art has to follow strict guidelines.
Stylised characters do not require a specific step-by-step tutorial, but let me show you a very easy way of creating eyelashes for a stylised character.
Eyelashes are such a minor feature when comes to detailing characters, but they can bring out so much depth in the eyes and frame the face in a subtle way. They are a powerful feature not to be underestimated. Most makeup artists would agree that any eye makeup looks best completed with mascara. It is important not to forget or omit that feature in art, because our characters could be losing that extra oomph in the final look. Let’s see what we can do to complement Anna with a set of full lashes.