This character is an asian mage that uses magical powers to cast lightning. These powers wound him when using them. I tried showing this by paying great attention to detail. Such as the bloody bandages, pale complexion suggesting his powers drain his life. All the hard surface parts on the costume where made in maya, things such as damage, wear and tear where added in mudbox and through textures. All the organic modelling was done in mudbox and retopologized in maya. The character is fully rigged and uses nCloth for all the cloth simulation and simulation of other objects such as the tassels and bandages. The rendering was done in mentalray using some area lights and final gather. Smoke and Color adjustments where done in photoshop.
Staff pick for 8th February 2012