Chose the Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil as the subject for this study. Still have tons to work and tweak ahead not only for the secondary forms and skin details but also to better match the albedo map with his actual skin colour. Need to mix the hair colour in the transition areas and ageing him a bit more, although my intention is not doing a current portrait of him, but how he looked like a few years ago.

Tools: Zbrush – Maya – Arnold

Render Test
Render Test B&W

Small Breakdown of the process – still wip
Small Breakdown of the process – still wip
WireFrame
X-Gen Guides
Iris Sculpt Time-lapse – did some tweaks on the final version
Eye Render Test