Arba'kh - The Clan Warrior

Posted by Shoaib Zaheer Malik On Saturday, March 27, 2010 2 comments

Arba'kh is a concept character. He is the clan leader and warrior. I plan to do more shots later on.
Base mesh was created in 3ds Max and then detailed in Zbrush. Later on I Poly painted and composited it in Photoshop.

Z Brush Sculpts

Posted by Shoaib Zaheer Malik On Thursday, March 25, 2010 0 comments

Here are some Z brush Sculpts along with comparisons.

Cricket Revolution

Posted by Shoaib Zaheer Malik On 0 comments

Cricket revolution is a multiplayer cricket game for PC. I played the role of the Art Director, Lead Artist and Animator on the title.

It is an independent video game developed by Mindstorm Studios. And Mindstorm Studios became the first video game development house in Pakistan to have completed and launched a video game title successfully in this billion dollars market on their own.

The Project took off back in 2006 when I met Faraz Ahmed and Babar Ahmed (currently CEO of Mindstorm Studios) and joined hands because we shared the same vision and passion which was to set up and grow the video game development industry in Pakistan.

Here is some of the character artwork I did for the game.
All the Character Modeling, High resolution Sculpting, Rigging and Skinning was done by me.
The color map of uniforms was painted by a very talented texture artist, Mr. Nasar Ullah Khan here at Mindstorm Studios.

I will upload the Z Sculpts comparisons soon


Posted by Shoaib Zaheer Malik On Wednesday, March 24, 2010 0 comments

I was going through my hard drive and found this.. :-)
My first functional bone based facial rig put to a test.. and the results were not bad at all.. I will try to find the max file and share some screen shots of the bone setup.


Welcome to My Blog

Posted by Shoaib Zaheer Malik On Tuesday, March 23, 2010 0 comments

Hello dear visitors and friends, Welcome to my blog. A place where I'd like to share my artwork, thoughts, experience and experiments with you.

My name is Shoaib Zaheer Malik and I am a CG Generalist. I have been working in this industry for almost over 8 years now. Business Development Manager, Art and Animation Director, Mentor and a Teacher are amongst the various roles that I have been playing for last few years.

Currently I am heading the Art & Animation department at Mindstorm Studios. An award winning game development and computer animation house based out of Lahore.

I’d like to share my first artwork with you which I worked on back in early 2005. It’s called ‘Exotic Beauty’ and it was specifically made for ballistic publishing’s book Exotique. The subject of the book was to publish the finest digital characters from artists worldwide.

Exotique presented 228 examples of exceptional character artwork by 113 artists from 37 countries presented over 192 pages of the highest quality production. And I am really glad that I am one of them.