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Sketchbook - A Drawtober in Nanite - Daily Art Challenge

Hey everyone,

Most of you are probably familiar with the month long challenges that run, on different topics, where people strive to create an artwork every day.

After doing a traditional art one few years ago, I wanted to now revisit the idea but with a twist.
I wanted to create art daily through October but with the help of Unreal 5.

I am following a prompt list I made with mostly random words. You can see it here:

The concept I have in mind is to use few Material and Post Process shaders I made the past few days, and create 2D pieces that imitate ink and have B&w look. I heavily rely on high geo counts to give me interesting detail in my post process. I use Megascans though in the next days I’ll be using more and more hand made props in Zbrush too. (imported in UE5 as Nanite, of course)

Here is Day 1: Cavern

And here is a short GIF I captured in UE5.
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While the jpg is straight out of UE5, the Gif I did edit slightly in Photoshop in order to export it only in 2 values (pitch black and gray) and get some extra dithering.

I hope you find it interesting.
I intend to continue creating more art everyday, and if hopefully it is allowed by the rules of the forum, I intend to keep this topic as an “ongoing sketchbook” of sorts where I upload the art pieces everyday.

Alternatively you can follow me on Twitter in order to see them as I post them there.

Cheers,
Pete.

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Always wanted to make a 3d-esque animated graphic novel. This one gif captures pretty much the style I never even knew I wanted…

Stunning work! And you’re just starting…

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Thank you very much, Everynone.

Here is Day #2 - River.

Gif:
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You can find the art on Twitter here. I also opened an album on my Artstation to keep all of the inks in one place over here.

Cheers,
Pete.

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Day #3 - Examination

Gif. Foreground assets in this one are from an old project of mine from 2017.
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Find the art pieces on Twitter here. Alternatively, browse the whole Drawtober album here.

Until tomorrow,
Pete.

Day #4 - Forked

Gif. Not too sure I liked the camera movement but wanted to try it nonetheless.
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As always, whole album of these is here.

Cheers,
Pete.

Day #5 - Amalgamation

Gif.
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This one was quite fun to do.

Until tomorrow,
Pete.

Day #6 - Church

Gif. Give me that Monte Carlo look.
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See you tomorrow,
Pete.

Day #7 - Nest

Gif. I sculpted those eggs in Zbrush.
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The egg assets:

Find the art pieces on Twitter here . Alternatively, browse the whole Drawtober album here.

Cheers,
Pete.

Day #8 - Unmapped

Gif:
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This one uses mostly assets from one of my projects from last year: Lamassu Mindscape. I took my sculpts from then and imported them as Nanite (instead of the optimised, UE4, low poly ones I had baked back then).

I hope you are enjoying what you are seeing,
Pete.

Day #9 - Ghost

Gif:
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Are you lvl-ed up enough to fight them?
See the whole album of 9 images so far here.

Cheers,
Pete.

Day #10 - Arch

Gif:
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The floor is a Megascan, the rest are quick models I made in Blender.

Until tomorrow,
Pete.

Day #11 - Infection

Gif:
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The assets used in this one are made by Christina Vangou.

You can find the whole album of these here.

Cheers,
Pete.

Day #12 - Diagram

Gif:
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I made the device in Blender while the small props around the table are Megascans.
For the diagram I took screenshots of perspective and orthographic views in Blender and assembled them in Photoshop.

I then also did a quick cloth sim in Blender to get more interest in the plane for the schematics.
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Until tomorrow,
Pete.

Day #13 - Babylon

Gif:
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Cheers,
Pete.

Day #14 - Railroad

Gif:
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The train I made in Blender while rest is pieces from Megascans.

Until tomorrow,
Pete.

Day #15 - Cassette

Gif:
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Started making a Phillips N1512 in Blender. Might come back to it and make it proper and in PBR, not B&W as I’ve been enjoying the hardsurface exercise a lot.
Props around the table are from Megascans.

You can take a look at the whole album so far over here.

Until tomorrow,
Pete.

Day #16 - Sulphur

Gif:
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Mountain is Zbrush sculpt I did, mannequins are this pack. The capes are from this one.

I would like to revisit this idea at some point in color and do the volcano burning in a saturated blue.

Until tomorrow,
Pete.

Day #17 - Cycle

Gif:
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Album.

Cheers,
Pete.

Day #18 - Vacuum

Gif:
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The flower is a megascan, the rest is made in Blender.

Cheers,
Pete.