I am very impressed! It is easy to see you are on your way to a well-deserved wonderful future.
An absolutely great read, thank you for this. Really lays a foundation on how to go about the learning process.
Hi Matthew and Mr VFX, I’m currently researching this topic of decomposing images into shading and reflectance layers. I would love to learn about what you are trying to use this for to learn more about applications for this technology.
Character artist Francis-Xavier Martins has shared a nice tutorial for ZBrush users. A short video will show you an alternative to using spotlight to sample colours from a concept and using them to paint your model in Zbrush.
The artist is a true guru of stylized characters. He has tons of Disney-style works definitely worth checking on ArtStation.