Creating the Blob Base Model

The blob modeling process starts with the creation of a base model through the blob add brushes. They allow you to paint on your canvas automatically shaded objects. Each paint stroke on a layer will build up more material resulting in highlights and shaded areas.

Blob Add Brushes

Typically, the Blob modeling process starts with the Blob Add brushes. As their name suggests, they add new material to your objects.

The Blob Add brushes are part of the Blob Studio Model ArtSet.

The basic brush for creating the blob base is the Blob Add brush. There are a few other Blob Add brushes that can be used to achieve different textures.

  1. The Blob Add brush.
  2. The Blob Add Line brush.
  3. The Blob Add Fine brush.
  4. The Blob Add Coarse brush.
  5. The Blob Add Liquid brush.
  6. The Blob Add Raked brush.

Creating the Blob Base Model

The initial creation of blobs is done strictly in grayscale. This allows you to see the true highlights of the model and to have a better control over them. It is rather like painting with values, than painting with colors.

  1. Create a new Blob layer.
  2. Select the Brush Tool.
  3. Select the Blob Add brush from the Blob Studio - Model ArtSet (or any other Blob Add brush).
  4. Click and drag on the canvas. The more you paint, the stronger the highlights will be.
  5. The Opacity slider here also controls the Highlights.

The Blob Add brush is fully responsible for creating the initial shading of the object.

Working with Symmetry

All Blob brushes have brush controls which allow you to create mirrored copies of objects and to work with symmetry.

1. To create mirror objects just check the Mirror Horizontally or / and Mirror Vertically options on the Brush Control panel.

2. Through the Symmetry slider you can set the desired number of copies.