Great creature ! reminds me a bit the flying things from Avatar, but this one is more unique imo. Nice !
Summoned from the Depths - by Maury Ruiz
Hello ZBrush Community!
Thanks everyone for all the comments!
I've been trying to find the time to post some new work, and with the recent ZBrush 4R2 release, I had to get my hands on all the new features. Dynamesh and LightCap are very fun! Thanks Pixologic for these awesome features!!! (among many others
So, this is a personal piece I created for my portfolio. I love aquatic life and the unique forms of life that thrive in our oceans, so I'm constantly gravitating toward designing creatures within this theme.
I wanted to depict the moment when this creature, summoned against its will, first breaches the sea. Angered by the ferocious swells, tormented by the frigid wind and riddled with disdain as it scornfully peers out to the one who conjured him from the silent depths below.
Critiques on the concept or how well my story is conveyed and how it can be improved are appreciated. Also, any technical software critiques are also welcomed.
I created the model, colored and rendered in ZBrush. I did almost no composite work in PhotoChop, just short of some final contrast and blur touch ups. The background / environment was PhotChop.
Thanks everyone and I hope you enjoy!
Concept Artist Creature Designer
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Last edited by Maury Ruiz; 10-07-11 at 01:43 AM.
awesoem works on u site!!..also i very love how u make the "water wind" effect gg man!!
Great concept and mood! His posture and line of action to me really say "deeply angry and on a mission".
The surface you've achieved their is great, especially the reddy tints around the edges of his chitin (?carapace?). Any hints on how you achieved it? Is it lots of carefuly polypainting + a wet wax shader?
Originally Posted by bakedbeing
Thanks! Glad you like it! Yes, I used the wax preview set somewhere, if I recall, between 40 and 70. That with some BPR modifiers layered on top of my polypainted model, and I got to this image. I really like the wax preview and want to experiment using in with a cool translucency next.
Best of Luck!
Looks great. I cant see anything to improve on. It has a lot of movement and character. Kind of reminds me of an eel. All the water spraying across gives a good sense of a strong wind. Love it
Thanks a lot soultry666, I'm glad you like it. I'm trying to get the wind and movement conveyed.
Your work just blows my mind!!! Very cool!!!
Summoned from the Depths - Turntable
Here is a turntable of the "Summoned from the Depths" model.
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Link for Close up view: http://vimeo.com/30572459
Last edited by Maury Ruiz; 10-22-11 at 03:15 AM.