This is my take on the Meet Mat 2 painting contest that took place at the beginning of the year. Although I did not pick a specific figure for reference, it is inspired by statues and elements from oriental culture, which I personally like and wanted to give it a shot. All masks and layers were painted without the use of any external software, which was challenging but also very fun, since I had a lot of artistic freedom when painting stuff by hand.
Working with hand painted displacement was crazy a funny, probably not very common in such extreme case but I can see how the feature can be very helpful. Other than that the feature I liked the most in the latest Substance Painter release was probably working with photoshop brushes. It is very organic and artist friendly.
I am happy with the result, I did not have more time to play around with materials but I believe I achieved the character and mood I wanted to create.