mantegra thanks, I have never sculpted flames before ether so far they have been an interesting challenge. I am thinking of making them kind of chunky and stylized. Seems like it will be allot of work and fun.
SolidSnakexxx thanks, I really appreciate you enthusiasm. It's incredible what you can do with a simple zsphere mesh in zb. Hopefully someday I will have a 3D printed holy relic!
dustbin1_uk, that's a bit of a bummer, I was curious to see what you would do. But that's cool you have some client work.
maxinkuk thanks, I am definitely loving it, this is a project that I was kind of wanting to do anyways, and this competition seemed like a great motivator to really focus and get it done.
Fess thanks, I am glad you are liking it so far. I am excited to see how far I can take this. I learned so much in the scared silly contest. These contest are a great place to put my skills to the test and really apply what I have learned.
Hey MindFX, thanks man I appreciate that. I feel like thing are really coming together for me artisticly. I feel like I am finally grasp the basics the basics enough that I am really able to create what I envision. It has been wild to really try and apply myself in this contest and see what I can do.
I have been working like a mad man. I did some more work on the heads. Here is a quick paintover with a fire like mat, that illustrates the direction I am heading.
And here is the shaded version.
I also did some work on this background element. O man it has been a lot of work, I made a silluhete with the topo tool, deformed it, then retopoed, deformed, retopoed, deformed, and retopoed again, and maybe deformed some more, I can't remember?