January 14, 2022

My Etcher's Zipper Pack Pro Released


When I was Beta Testing ZBrush 4R4, I created the basic zippers that ship with ZBrush.

Now, you can unlock their full potential and expand with new models using the Pro package:

-apply a variety of zippers, zippertape and borders in one go: 4 different zipper types each with 6 different border types and 5 position/subtype iterations, fast and logically accessible through 24 IMM brushes.

-Borders and zippertape are automatically UVd.

-Includes the coil and reverse coil zipper brushes.

-Allows the application of closed, open, semi-open, sleeve/boot and pocket zipper position/subtype  iterations.

-a Variety of UVd stiches with a two click placement system.

-a Variety of UVd pullers.

-25 page guide.

-60 min video guide.





January 13, 2022


 A few of my digital sculpts made it into the physical world. This would not have been possible without the help of my good friend Mitchell Bring. We have been friends for many years and I’ve had the pleasure of working with him on quite a few projects, bringing some of my ZBrush sculpts into the real world.

If you want to read the full lowdown, follow the link below:

January 12, 2022

Sculpting Etcher Sculpting Etcher -Selfportrait-


Please note that the ZBrushCentral post has additional links for further reading and viewing

January 31, 2015

Betatesting ZBrush R7

-Betatesting ZBrush R7 / ZModeler and Keyshot Bridge-

August 16, 2012

My "Etcher IMM Zipper Pack" announced at Siggraph 2012

As usual, the Pixologic booth at the LA Siggraph conference was packed. Speakers included Brian Wynia, Danny Williams, Scott Spencer, Joseph Drust, Cesar Dacol Jr., Michael Pavlovich, Kurt Papstein, Frank Gravat, Martin Murphy and Kris Costa.

So, needless to say, it was awesome to see Pixologic's Paul Gaboury announce my "Etcher IMM Zipper Pack"!

August 8, 2012

My 3D Zippers ship with ZBrush

While Betatesting ZBrush 4R4, I created two 3d Zipperbrushes that ship with ZBrush. Give'em a try, you might like'em :)  Credit goes to Pixologic's Paul Gaboury whose advice and suggestions made the brushes the best they can be!  
It's awesome to see my jacket sculpt and zipper brushes on Pixologic's website - Thank you Pixologic!

July 26, 2012

My ZBrush 3d Zipper Brushes Ship with ZBrush 4R4

While Betatesting ZBrush 4R4, I created two 3d Zipperbrushes that ship with ZBrush. Give'em a try, you might like'em :)  Credit goes to Pixologic's Paul Gaboury whose advice and suggestions made the brushes the best they can be!  

October 2, 2011

Hardsurface Gun Modeling Step by Step

Betatesting ZBrush 4R2

My thread includes a Dynamesh tip and a tutorial on creating 3d Fabric (chainmail, cloth) with the new Noisemaker. I added a step by step on how to create a tileable chainmail alpha entirely within ZBrush and Photoshop and step by step on how to use transparency with NoiseMaker.

July 8, 2011

My worx featured in Digital Production Magazine

If you live in Germany, Austria or Switzerland, you might want to check out the july / august issue (04/11) of Digital Production Magazine. It contains 21 pages of ZBrush related articles by Scott Eaton, Klaus Jaworski, Henning Kleist and myself.
My contribution consists of an in depth look at ZBrush 4’s new features and how I use them to create weaponry for my TTVOR characters. Subscribers have acces to movies showing the entire workflow, reference sheets, .Ztl files and custom alphas.

August 10, 2010

My ZBrush 4.0 Beta thread live on ZBrush Central.

With the launch of ZBrush 4, the Betatester's threads went live on ZBrush Central. My thread contains a new functions implementation overview, a Shadowbox quickstart guide and 10 new Etcher_Sketcher sheets on the creation of a new Thin Veil of Reality character, using Z4.

It is so humbling and exciting to see my worx alongside those of great artists!

July 27, 2010

My ZBrush 4.0 Beta works featured in Z4 Trailer and Z4 Gallery

Woot! Again so honoured to see my weapon modeling in the Beta trailer and my work featured in the Beta Tester galery!

Check out the Beta Tester Gallery

December 14, 2009

December 8, 2009

Etcher_Sketcher gets Top Row at ZBrush Central

Christmas came early this year. I was both honoured and humbled to see my thread get Top Row at ZBrush Central. I got so many nice and very motivating comments from fellow ZBrush artists!!!

December 7, 2009

Betatesting ZBrush 3.5 : Hardsurface Anatomy

Testing out ZSpheres II, The new Polish Brushes and Pen Brushes

November 24, 2009

My hardsurface anatomy worx featured in ZBrush 3.5 Release Trailer

Great to see some of the stuff I did during 3.5 Beta Testing in the Release Trailer!

September 10, 2009

Betatesting ZBrush 3.5: ZSpheres II

During the 3.5 Betatesting I Used ZSpheres II to to build a rig driven muscle system for one of my Thin Veil of Reality characters.

August 16, 2009

Betatesting PaintStop 1.0 - worx

PaintStop is a great drawing and painting plug-in for ZBrush. The worx I did during betatesting are all related to The Thin Veil of Reality.

August 3, 2009

My drawings featured in the PaintStop 1.0 trailer and gallery

It was great to see some of the worx I did while Betatesting PaintStop in the trailer and gallery!

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April 26, 2009

First "Thin Veil of Reality" character concepts on ZBrush Central

Posted 14 pages that show the development / concepting on one of the "Thin Veil of Reality" characters.



January 24, 2009