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About Digital Art / Professional Core Member Kurt PapsteinMale/United States Group :iconzbrushers-guild: Zbrushers-Guild
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SEATTLE FRIENDS! I will be up in your neck of the woods on April 4th and 5th doing a ZBrush workshop! Special discounts for early sign ups!
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  • Playing: Destiny
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Kurt Papstein
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States




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Septimus-Oraka Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015
What happened with your cool work called "Alien Priest"?! I loved that image!
MyrvanaMiseria Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautifull artwork
Nathan-K-Williams Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
I have learned allot from you, especially from you're intro to sculpting video, it really clicks with me as a zbrush artist in training.

Just a example of the stuff im learning from you're gumroad tutorials. its really helping me understand sculpting in whole new ways.


I hope to get a spot in you're mentorship as soon as its available again.
madkittymk2 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
I can't remember if I already left a fangirl comment over how much I love your stuff.
(If not, here it is!)

I know this is a really broad question, that's usually difficult to answer but..
Do you have any certain processes or inspirations when you're designing inhuman lifeforms?
I'm obsessed with creature design but I can never seem to come up with anything decent on my own. It always ends up looking too forced or too generic..

I understand if you can't think of any specific advice to offer, just a bit fed up with my art block and figured it wouldn't hurt to ask some of my favorite critter creators :b
Ikameka Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks madkitty,

Actually, as cliche as it sounds, life drawing at the zoo helps a bunch. Understanding why animals are built the way they are is crucial in pulling from the many options out there. Knowing those reasons / rules also helps you break them and reach out beyond what is commonly scene. Hope this helps!
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