World of Warcraft Fan Art - Grommash Hellscream











As you know I am a big fan of World of Warcraft, and I am really excited about the new expansion Warlords of Draenor.
So while waiting for the expasion, I decided to do a Fan Art and to improve the hand paint textures as well. 
As a starting point, I decided to model in high, just to test if it would be useful to paint the textures on it. Finally I used the high model just as a reference to make the lowpoly model and to start with the textures from the Ambient Oclusion references.
I have to thank my friend Rik for helping me with the rig and the animation that you will see soon. Nevertheless here you go an idle to start with. Hope you like it!

World of Warcraft Fan Art - Alleria Windrunner






Here you go another Fan Art of the World of Warcraft universe. This time I decided to make the oldest of the Windrunner sisters.
The lore of this character is quite interesting. I leave here a link of the WoWWiki for you to take a look. For curiosity, do you know that one of the statues in the entrance of Stormwind is she?
http://www.wowwiki.com/Alleria_Windrunner



I leave as well a breakdown to show you roughly how I develop a hand paint textures work without actually making the model in high.
Hope you like it!


Hand Paint Weapons








Some time ago I was working on some weapons, and now I have decided it was time to carry on with it again.
Here you go the concepts of few of them and some of the final 3D works.
Hope you like it!

Works for Castlevania Lord of Shadows 2












Here you go a selection of some characters and statues I made for Castlevania Lord of Shadows 2.
The renders are made in Keyshot. The best solution I have found to imitate the marble is by using a Skin shader.
Hope you like it!

Final Work for the CGMA Course


I finally found some time to finish it. 
Thanks to the advice of my friends Emhra and Alex I decided to change the lighting. 
This is the result. I would like to continue rendering the image, but for now I do not have more time.
Hope you like it!



CGMA - Color&Light - with Tyson Murphy

A couple of months ago, I made the Color&Light Course with Tyson Murphy and Ryan Lang in the CGMA.
I am really happy with the results. Besides the fact that I improved greatly in color, light and materials, the experience with the teachers was great, they have made a huge effort teaching us everything.
These are some exercises I made during the course. 



1. This was an exercise based on values​​, not using more than five, and trying to recreate a mid range, a high key, full range, etc.


2. These are some examples about working with materials.


3. These are color studies based on environment photos.


4. These are color studies made by using some references.


5. This is a character study where the color and the backlight were the most important aspects.


6. This was at the beginning the final exercise, but I did not finish it, because I did not have enough time.
I will get done in the future. 

More Speedpaints



Here a couple of paints I did it!


Spitpaintings




Some of speedpaintings i did these months for Daily Spitpaintings group in facebook. Each of them are made around 30 min. Really nice exercise to improve and learn.

Hope you like it!!!

Pandaren monk Season 14 (Wow FanArt)


Hi guys! I´m working on several concepts to keep learning and improving. This one  is a fanart of  my favorite game (Wow) in this case is season 14  for Pandaren Monk.
Hope you like!!

Frozen Fan Art Breakdown/tuto


Well, after seeing that many people loves my last work and a many of you asked me to do a tutorial, then here you have it!
I would like to say thanks for all the comments, greetings and all shares. It is incredible and exciting, and you give me the energy to continue doing more!.

I do not know if the quality is good here, so I leave here a link to my dropbox with best resolution. I recommend you to download.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7110gqo594bccfg/danielorive_frozen_fanart_breakdown.jpg

Also I leave the link Hazardaous materials of the skin and material Zbros's eye.

http://hyperdivine.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/blog-post.html

http://luckilytip.blogspot.co.uk/2011/11/zbrush-new-custom-matcap.html#.UuQkWBAjj0M


Enjoy it!!

Frozen Fan Art



This weekend i saw Frozen the last film of Disney and i want to dedicate some fan art to this awesome character, i worked on it all sunday!

I hope you like it, enjoy!!!!

Comicon Challenge 2014 Wip Lobo2



Another wip for the comicon , now i think its time to make it better more or less im happy with the design :). Hope you like it! 

Comicon Challenge 2014 Wip LObo


Here is another wip for the comicon challenge 2014, i´m continuing sketching in zbrush with this guy :). Hope you like it! 

Comicon Challenge 2014 Wip LObo


Before to write something i must to say you Happy new year!!!!hehehe 
Here is my first wip for the comicon challenge 2014, i want to make Lobo in retrofuture version with some biomechanics parts, he come back from the 80s future for kick some ass.

New ERA!


I would like to share some great news that makes me very happy. Next month I will move to cambridge to start working in Ninja Theory such as Character Artist!!!
For me this will be the beginning of a new era, I hope to settle down soon and continue to share more character with you guys.
Thanks for your support

Published on 3D Artist Issue 59



I´m very happy because I just get my first published on 3D Artist (Issue 59), you can check my character Libertaria and other amazing and interesting material to check.

Thanks 3DArtist!


Available printed and online versions here:
https://www.imagineshop.co.uk/magazines/3dartist/3d-artist-issue-59.html 


Dagger Monk





I want to start working different objects/charcters to practice hand-painted textures, this dagger was the first. Hope you like it!

Thank you!!

No better gift in life that to see people admire your work, professionals, students, websites, forums, colleagues, friends, etc.. Really, it´s very very beautiful.

  I am surprised to see my work together with people I admire and who inspire me with their work. I'm glad to see people add my images to lists of favorites with great artists. I promise never believed it and today I hard to believe.

I still have much to learn and I hope to have opportunities in life, because I'm dying to have them and keep learning.
Every beginning is hard and I want to say thanks for all your support.
Are many hours I spend working to someday make my dream come true, unfortunately forgetting many beautiful things in life ... family, friends ,etc

I want from here in my little room, say thanks to all the people around me for helping  and understand me. Especially family, friends, and my love Cris.

 
This journey is difficult but hopefully not impossible.

Thanks for ALL :)

Shadow Priest


Well this character started with another concept but I decided to do a close-up and work it, hope you like it!

Sketches in the lost time







How long  we lose when we make renders, decimation, etc? Muuuuch time!!!! Hehehe. 
These are some sketches I did in that lost time.