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Drone 04: Scouting Mech by MikeJensen Drone 04: Scouting Mech by MikeJensen
**EDIT**

I made this for a tutorial book called Zen of Zbrush. The book has been released I am happy to say!

The digital version is here ([link]) <--I recommend this one

And the physical version is here: ([link])

The book has 140 pages and completely goes over creating characters in Zbrush. It also has 3 hours of video tutorials illustrating the techniques better.


**/EDIT**

Hey guys,

So I had to pause work on the low poly of my elite, because I was lucky enough to be a part of a ZBrush book with Vitaly Bulgarov and Vik Sorensangbam. It's a tutorial book that will be called Zen of ZBrush. Each of us will walk you through our technique and work-flow for creating characters in ZBrush.

I will be walking you through how I created this character. It's a scouting drone I just named Drone-04. Some of you may have previewed this model before this, as I posted images in my sketchbook. I wanted to create a mech that had visual characteristics similar to the Eva Mechs of Evangelion.

The reason I submit stuff to my scrapbook before it's done is because I don't want to spam people's deviantWatch with half done work. I get that a lot from my subscriptions and it's tedious to weed out all the half done stuff.

I will low poly this for my portfolio but that will not be covered in the book. The book only covers the model in ZBrush. Speaking of which this model was fully made in zbrush. I started using ZSketch then went on from there.

I think I covered everything. Take care and I hope you enjoy :)

Also, cause I know this will get asked, the total mesh is 52.7 million polygons. This may sound like overkill but the mesh can stand to be printed at wall poster size and still hold up.

Edit: DAILY DEVIATION! Wow thank you so much to Butch007 (james bond :) ) and joannastar for the daily deviation! <3 <3 I'm so happy right now I'm really speechless. I think I shed a few tears when I saw it! Thank you to everyone who has favorited and commented every single one means the world to me :)
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Drone 04: Scouting Mech by ~MikeJensen is a high quality model with great hard surface detailing and fantastic overall design. ( Suggested by Butch007 and Featured by joannastar )
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PolarNecromorph Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017
It's reminds me Samuel Hidden from Doom!
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:iconatlas729:
Atlas729 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017
Kinda reminds me of the Atlas from Warframe.
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:iconneslihan26:
neslihan26 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017
A UNI-BUTT MY GOD :D
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:iconcrystalnix:
CrystalNIX Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist
Sexy:heart: lol
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:iconynuchasha:
Ynuchasha Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
has he made a dominance war submission that was similar to this one ? but the robot had 2 or 2 snake like bot coming from the back and a really big sniper? 
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A Drone and a Mech are litteraly the opposite thing...
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shkg Featured By Owner Edited Sep 2, 2015
It seems that the link for digital version of Zen of Zbrush is dead now :(
I am really want to buy it and learn some grate techniques for creating mech like your amazing work:)

If you know another link or the actual title of the book, please let me know!
Thank you!
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LUWOLVESCAS Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING! :iconohjoyplz:

How did you submit this? I started today, followed tutorials how to start, and now I don't know how to submit it so it will appear like your [totaly awesome] piece right here?
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:iconsuperstormtrooper501:
SuperStormtrooper501 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome concept broo!!
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:iconarianmicrob:
ArianMicrob Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work, i see you are a master
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:iconjaybrave:
JayBrave Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I'm getting an Evangelion vibe here. Are you a fan?...
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yahnlao Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I picked up on it too. how good is the show? i started watching it yesterday, and the protagonist kind of drove me nuts in the first episode. does it get better?

btw, love the design
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JayBrave Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Watch the Rebuild of Evangelion series, the action and the animation are GORGEOUS!! Shinji is totally a whiny-little-bitch that doesn't realize the magnitude of his own actions or of their consequences. HATE-HIM! But if you can get passed him it really opens up and gets good. The Design is AWESOME, I love this guy's creativity!!
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yahnlao Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is it like, the same series and story, but just revamped?
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:iconjaybrave:
JayBrave Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Yeah, same story it's just condensed into 3 or 4 highly cinematic "episodes"/movies.
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:iconyahnlao:
yahnlao Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is Shinji less of a b*tch?
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Zaparcik Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
Shinji is uber bitch. He wasn't a bitch only once and it was only in the manga. Rebuild...I cannot recommend for now because I have no clue what is going on, Neon Genesis have some sense, watch it and End of Evangelion. Rebuild-after all that.
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JayBrave Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Not really.
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:iconyahnlao:
yahnlao Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(Insert "FUUUUU" meme here)
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jvel4073 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just Awesome Dude.
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:iconbws2k:
BWS2K Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Very cool!
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:iconbigdad:
bigdad Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How did you make the surfaces so smooth with such hard edges?
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graphixcore Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like an eva without armor ^^ But regardless a very nice model! =)
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Liquid-Grievous Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
it was suppose to be included in the dvd...its not in the dvd..nor are the stamps...please help. I bought the book to learn from your mesh as well as from your info..but its not in the dvd
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rochadesigner Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
muito legallllllllllllllllllll...
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:iconblejdexx:
blejdexx Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
GooD! :D
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:iconleifa:
Leifa Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
google'in around after some nice edgeflow reference and stumble upon this image. "Oh that’s nice" :D..... Wonder if the guy has a DA...... and what do you know, it's MikeJensen XD


love the design! Reminds me of the evangelion robots :)
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Khornie Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice. and such an organic look. suits the mech very well.
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:iconeva012:
eva012 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student Photographer
reminds me of the physical structure of an eva a couple similarity
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:iconmikejensen:
MikeJensen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You are correct! Very Eva inspired =)
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eva012 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Photographer
wow makes me happy to know ive still got those eagle eyes! :D
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SimsDoc Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Remmbure seeing this on the Zbrush Website, it was So Cool.
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MikeJensen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
haha thanksXD
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scorpsting Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
very...evangelion
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:iconmikejensen:
MikeJensen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yep haha <3
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:iconcorebolt:
corebolt Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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MikeJensen Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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blackrain8 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'd say...Neon Genesis Evangelion is screaming from this pic XD
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MikeJensen Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha you are correct! XD ♥
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blackrain8 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yea, read the description after commenting lol

Looks awesome man....
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Mirk217 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
+++
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:iconmikejensen:
MikeJensen Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
♥♥♥
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Grinnripper Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
In love with your mechs so far ^^
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:iconmikejensen:
MikeJensen Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a ton!
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:iconkarls1980:
karls1980 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
good work
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:iconmikejensen:
MikeJensen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Camilo101 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, this is simply amazing. I love how it's a mix of machine and organic structures, reminds me of the Crynet nanosuit. Just an awesome piece, I think I'll check out your book since modeling is something I'm learning to do. Great job!
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MikeJensen Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha thanks man! Yeah a lot of people have said crysis and mass effect. I hope you enjoy the book and you learn something from it I had a fun time creating it =).
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