First in a series of anime-inspired characters. 100% zbrush hardbody sculpt.
This was created for a Hard Core Modeling Challenge over at Cgsociety.org.
I am now quite comfortable creating characters completely within Zbrush and this model
will be the first of a series of anime-inspired characters I will create this year.
I hope you will enjoy looking at this as much as I enjoyed creating it entirely in Zbrush 4R2.
If you would like to know about this Hard Core Modeling Challenge (there are no prizes) pls go here, perhaps even vote:
About this project:
> 100% Zbrush
> Time taken; not more than 60+ hours
> Free-flow modeling technique, no references (except for Vader's head and light saber);
think it then model it.
Deunan cyborged after near-death encounter with new arch-villians,
she barely survives only because of Briareos' self-sacrifice to save her from certain death.
The time is set 20 years after Briareos' death and Deunan is now supremo defender of Olympus City,
a promise made to the dying Briareos.
The Evil Galactic Empire reaches this part of the universe in their thirst for conquest.
Unfortunately for Lord Vader, he has met his match in the form of the Cyborged Deunan;
but has the Emperor now found his latest and deadliest Apprentice?
My thoughts on the Beauty Render:
The render utilizes a TRiangular and Diamond compositional scheme,
so that the character is anchored solidly and the focus is led to the face where the viewer's gaze is transfixed.
You will see many triangular and diamond forms within the image,
the model has been designed with this end pose in mind.
DEunan is left white while her supporting parts are left in shades of grey
with Darth Vader in black and his lightsaber black and white.
This will emphasize the purity of Deunan against the Evil of Vader.
However, the tension of the saga is achieved with the Black and white lightsaber in Deunan's hand,
a visual psychological technique to make one wonder; will this symbol of Vader's struggle against Good and Evil now transfer to Deunan,
will it strengthen her or destroy her?
Starwars Trivia: This is the reason why Lucas designed Vader to be totally black and his Lightsaber black and white,
to symbolise Vader's struggle against Good and Evil raging in his soul.
It has been a fun HCM. THanks for watching the development of this character inspired by the Appleseed Saga.
Edit: For those wondering why the gun has no holster, but looks like it is just stuck to the leg belt in haste, it is not so.
The gun is held in place by my idea of a Bio-Magnetic Lock plate.
The gun instantly releases when Deunan's cyborg hand embedded with her DNA signature grasps the gun's butt.
The Lock plate then remains in an "un-Magnitised" state until the gun is brought into contact again.
Much like how your parking ticket knows whether the ticket's been paid or not.
This way my weapons remain exposed in all their loveliness, rather than half-hidden in a holster.
What can I say? I love my work...
Last edited by vincent1; 03-26-12 at 11:24 PM.
Thank you for dropping by and the positive comments.
You have perfect understanding of how the universe of anime works.
Series of creature busts / chess pieces
SEries of busts or chess pieces, depending on where I want to take them.