With this sculpt I've tryed to combine my usual sculpting process in a product design version of it.
The ispiration came from Smaug, the Hobbit's dragon.
Given it's my first "product design style" apart from the Octopus, I decided to create an object with two different functionalities: a small bowl for chocolate/fruit/etc. or an hanger for your jacket.
For this second idea I had the precious help of my collegue Mark Ledwold , providing and optimized screw holder that I merged with my base.
The Zbrush workflow that I followed this time was similar for the other models that I made in the past months:
- Reference image and plan the primary forms
- fix the volume of the objects
- add secondary forms: trym dynamic, move, standard, hpolish, dam standard, curve tube, form soft
- keep a flat and clean base to add some contrast between the detailed part of the concept and the product idea of it
- add details and fix some proportions
- optimisation for printing free support
This model can be printed without the supports need. However I tested the support needs on this objects and cura generated only couple of really thin supports that I clean by hand.
As final experiment I bought a packet of Lindt chocolate to test the usability of the product (still can be printed on a larger scale like 15x15x20cm to have a bigger capability.