A new sculpture I have been working on for vaisakhi. It is meant to represent "Ek Oangkaar – satgur prasad" = "All from one – realised with the grace of the Guru". #ekonkar #amrit #satguru #kirpa #parshad #grace #spirituality #panjpyare #amritdhari #digitalsculpt #3dprint #3dprinting #sculpture #artsikh
My submission for an art exhibition that will be held soon for Bapu Surat Singh a Human Rights Campaigner who is campaigning for Sikh political prisoners in punjab. It is a digital sculpture that will be 3D printed.
Bapu In Defiance
Digital Sculpt 3D Print Resin, January 2016
Size – 500mm
The name Bapu Surat Singh evokes an image of a frail and emaciated old man. But he is more than his body. This sculpture is a tribute to the warrior spirit of Bapu Surat Singh, who despite his physical condition, remains steadfast and stoic in his fight for justice.
While his body may be frail and weak, his spirit is strong and will not be conquered
An art exhibition inspired by Bapu Surat Singh’s campaign for the human rights of Sikh political prisoners
Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa, an 83 year old grandfather, left the comforts and luxuries of his life in the USA, to free Sikh political prisoners in India who have served their sentences but still imprisoned. With God’s blessings we have witnessed the release of 2 prisoners, thanks to Bapu Surat Singh’s campaign.
To mark these testing 365 days, an art exhibition inspired by Bapu Surat Singh’s campaign to free political prisoners will be held
Sat 16th January 2016 – 1pm-8pm
Sun 17th January 2016 – 11am-8pm
Room 5, Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick
128-130 High Street, B66 3AP Smethwick
So I have a new kickstarter project to try and fund the production of this statue of famous 18th century Sikh warrior Garja Singh. Its live on kickstarter now and would be great if you can support it. Press Release for Garja Singh Statue
Free Wallpapers –
Desktop Wallpaper – http://goo.gl/aEnwiD
Mobile Wallpaper – http://goo.gl/PKkGtx
support the project here – www.kickstarter.com/projects/610818206/statue-of-18th-century-sikh-warrior-garja-singh
What I am offering is a chance you to own and to help produce this affordable high quality 12 inch statue, of the famous 18th century Sikh warrior Garja Singh.
A traditional Sikh Dhal hide Shield modelled in 3D Studio Max and Zbrush, textured in Photoshop and rendered in Vray.
Finally got a chance to texture this shield I modelled a while back. Took me a while to crack the normal maps and texturing process but finally getting there.
A 3D model of an indian Sousson Pata short sword, which has an S curved blade and is heavily influenced by the kukhri. I modeled this a few years back and it was a mess. I tried to use it to dress a character I was working on recently so I decided to remodel it and use it to work out a good 3DS max to zbrush workflow for detailing. I have almost cracked this workflow and also found a few gems along the way like the unwrapping in zbrush – which is brilliant by the way. Working all this out took ages as I had to go back and forth so many times but I’m hoping I can replicate the process easily and get it all right in one go.
I worked on this model while doing a game character course with Alex Troufanov who works for ubisoft on the Assassins Creed games. Thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt so much along the way. All the armor patterns were painted by hand and I used some Punjabi koftgari examples as reference. below is a brief overview of the process we went through
- Anatomy sculpting
- hard surface modeling
- sculpting hi-res detail
- Baking and Normal Maps
- texture painting
I have pretty much started to remodel everything from scratch in hires without worrying about poly counts anymore. The idea is to create low poly models later and bake the detail into normal maps.
This is a standard Sikh Dhaal which has most of the major details added. It also has varying levels of damage that could be animated. For example, if the shield in the game is hit too many times by opponents then it can visually show gradual damage until it is unusable and another must be found by the player.
I have recently been practising digital sculpting and decided to dig up this old sword model to see if I could add surface details using zbrush
I had to remodel some of the parts as the original low resolution model didn’t include all sections of the sword.
It’s not mega detailed but its good enough for a first try and will try again to see if I can improve upon it.
“The swords of the Sikhs were said to bear bending and crumpling, and yet be fine and sharp” Charlotte Speir Manning (Ancient and Medieval India)