søndag den 9. oktober 2011

John concept sculpt

Here is a little sculpt i made of John's head, for the short film, Out Of the Ordinary.
(Sculpted after a sketch made by Tommy Kinnerup.)

lørdag den 1. oktober 2011

Dyna Sketching

I Just got ZBrush 4 R2, and omg it's sweet!
The new dynamesh and bpr improvements are just awesome. So I made myself a little sketch today. I hope to work a little more on it. :)

First Dyna-sketch WIP from Nikki Starostka on Vimeo.

lørdag den 24. september 2011

Speed Sculpt of the Day

I'm experimenting with a sculptris to zbrush workflow.

søndag den 28. august 2011


Guess what!? I just got sculptress for mac, and it's really fun! here is a little speed sculpt I made as warm-up for another project.

fredag den 22. juli 2011

showreel 2011

So here is my showreel of schoolwork from 2010-2011.


showreel 2011 from Nikki Starostka on Vimeo.

And here is the breakdown.


torsdag den 21. juli 2011

"In His Shirt"

I'm on summer vacation now and I am just soooo relaxed right now. No stress and no worries.. So I have been doing a lot of jogging, mountainbiking and bujingkan lately.
Yes, I actually like to treat my buddy with a little bit of exercise when I dont have any homework to do. :)
But even more importantly, I've been working on a couple of paintings recently.
Here is one of them. "In His Shirt"

søndag den 29. maj 2011

Commercial project

Just finished a 5 week commercial project for the danish animal welfare society. Here is the outcome:

Thanks to Kay Delventhal And Peter Peake

søndag den 15. maj 2011

Fantasy Creature Design

A little creature design i made for a video at www.poly-face.com

Sculpt upcoming. :)

lørdag den 2. april 2011

VFX with Chris Smallfield and Project Q Finished.. for now

Chris Smallfield was a very good teacher, and he showed us a lot of things that I didn't get to try out yet.
But this is what I showed for the presentation this friday. Hopefully I have time to work on it some more. A lot of fixes has to be done and some extra cool effects would be nice to put in there. :)

And once again, thanks to Tine for the awesome animation.. http://tinerinberg.blogspot.com/

tirsdag den 22. marts 2011

update on project Q. WIP

Here is a little update on how far I am with the Quadruped.

Tine finished  the animation this weekend, and i am really happy with it!
It looks awesome! Thank you Tine ;)
Here is a little playblast:

Animation: Tine Rinberg

Modelling, Ringging and so on: Nikki Starostka

And here is a little shot of the render WIP
so that you can see the texture and stuff.. well some of it at least.. :)

mandag den 14. marts 2011

Sketch of the day! HiiiYAaaaaAh!

Kung Fu Squid
Character design/illustration

Did this to take a little break from my colour-study.. :)

torsdag den 10. marts 2011


It is time for two weeks of self study, and i have chosen to focus some of my time on a one-week colour-study.
Here are some of the first studies.

This one I copied from a picture. (No tracing, eye-dropping or colour-picking) I had the picture on a separate screen while working.
The wolfs were very hard to paint since white is never white, but every nuance of the light..

This still-life/stilleben was also pretty hard. The hardest part was the pealed garlic, which i still think did not turn out that well..

And here we have a little behind the art picture. :)

onsdag den 23. februar 2011

Holiday pictures

During this holiday I went to my dad's place in Copenhagen where I shot some photos.
here are a few of the images that I took for a spin in PhotoShop

sketch of the day (on iPhone!!)

I drew this in the train on my Iphone with help from the amazing "Brushes" app.
Incredible what todays phones are capable of doing..

torsdag den 27. januar 2011

project Quadruped: Work in Progress..

At the top you see what I showed for the concept presentation. A concept I made in collaboration with Tine Rinberg. at the bottom you see a "WIP" sculpt/model, (maya/zBrush) But it is gonna be waaaaaay more pretty/dreadful when i'm done with it. ;)

More stuff comming up soon.