New Father Gabriel Model WIP

Published: August 26, 2019
Category: Nick's Blog

And here is a work in progress of a new Father Gabriel digital model I am currently working on for a future episode of Father Gabriel animated episode. I have the storyboard for the new episode completed, now I’m just working on the models.

I’ve been working on this model for a couple of months now, and even though I have a long way to go in terms of completing it and ready for animation, I’m happy with the way he’s turning out. I wanted both a realistic and cartoonish style for Father Gabriel, and working on the beard has been the most challenging part. I didn’t want to use geometry for his beard, I wanted the beard (I’ll work on the hair and the eye brows later) to be more realistic. So I decided to use actual hair particles, with the beard consisting of hundreds or even thousands of digital hair strands. At this moment, I have no idea how I will be animating the hair, but I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it.

I don’t want to give anything away about the new episode, but I think this will be a deep and emotional episode. I pray that God will help me and give me the strength to complete it 🙏