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Cartoon Critters: How to Stylize and Create Animals - Armadillo

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Select the body subtool and, using the ArmadilloScale brush, create scales on each tail ring (Fig.36). Then use the Dam Standard brush to make the division between the scales. I have also made some little arches between the scales with the Dam Standard brush to simulate a stylized scale pattern. Use the ArmadilloScale brush to create scales at the contour of the head shell. Not very realistic but quite stylish!

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Fig.36

To create a brush for the shell and leathery skin, choose the Standard brush. In the Download Center of the Pixologic website ( http://www.pixologic.com/zbrush/downloadcenter/alpha/ ) go to the Skins section and download the Lizard Scales02 alpha by Marcus Civis. Choose this as your brush alpha. In the Alpha menu set the Radial fade of the alpha to 15. Set the drawing mode to DragRect (Fig.37). Mask everything except the head shell and drag to add texture to the shell. Add the same texture at a tiny scale to the rear and front legs while masking the nails. Then, with a reduced intensity and a tiny scale, add a bit of this texture to the whole body.

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Fig.37


Choose the shell subtool and change the alpha to Lizard Scales07, which you can also download at the Pixologic website. Mask the scales of the bands and drag on the shell to create the texture (Fig.38).

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Fig.38


Choose the body subtool. With the Clay brush, create the cartilage of the ears (Fig.39). With the Dam Standard brush create some cuts around the nostrils and at the lips. With the Clay brush fill between the cuts to make the flesh bulge a bit. Also add some cuts along the nails to represent the nails' structure.

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Fig.39





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Birritas333 on Sun, 18 August 2013 4:41am
Thanks for this magnifique tutorial
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Joao M on Tue, 04 June 2013 8:30pm
Thank for this tutorial. Simply amazing. Very complete and very well done.
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Miguel on Tue, 04 June 2013 3:34pm
Congratulations man, great job. And thanks for the effort to make this understandable for those less skilled like myself Thanks again
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Carlos on Sat, 18 May 2013 2:43pm
pt: o melhor tut que j� vi aqui. Muitos parabens pelo bom trabalho. en: that the best tut ever seen here. Many congratulations for the good job.
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Filipe Patrocinio on Fri, 17 May 2013 10:38am
Such a great tutorial. And to see the pipeline of your amazing work.
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