Hel, Skarin's evil opponent from the recently released Sega/The Creative Assembly title Viking: Battle for Asgard.
The task was to redesign the in-game character to achieve a rather realistic and more detailed feel that works well for the ad campaign.
Since it was used for life-size standee prints, the artwork has an extremely high resolution; it was a challenge to bring in all the details while preventing from a too stiff and unnatural look with that huge size.
Software used in creation of image: Painter X, Photoshop CS3
Staff pick for 7th August 2008