From the Blenderart Staff! We are so excited to announce that Marc Leboef from Montreal, won the Fantasy category of the The Zoybar–Shapeways-Blender challenge.
Marc:I am a freelancer and teacher in 3D.
I alos teach special needs kids (mostly autistics) with Blender.
When I first saw a Zoybar guitar kit, I first noticed the post-modern look of the instrument. Traditional instruments aremade of wood, which give them warmth and soul.
That is how the Zoybaroque design came to my mind. I wanted to give warmth and soul to the hardware.
Thinking metal instead of wood, I start searching for references of the baroque era. I made the model by thinking like an iron crafter. I wanted to show F holes and a headstock, like traditional stringed instruments. I designed the shapes with a vector application, imported the lines and started the modeling process.
For the head-stock, I started the volute using the Screw Tool. Iused Sculptris instead of Blender's own sculpting tools for the lion.
To keep things in proportions and lined up, A photo of myself was taken playing a... broom!