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Michał Jeliński
(@galu)
Eminent Member

Hi guys,

I would love to try myself and participate in this challenge. I thought, I'll go for a toad martial arts master, a slightly Kung-Fu Panda-ish character. It's mostly inspired by my old 3d sketch, sulpted for fun a few years ago as well as a vast amount of wuxia/kung fu movies characters i have seen as a kid. For a main reference I'll use quick sketch done by my girlfriend - Martyna Gawłowska.

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Topic starter Posted : 03/01/2021 5:22 pm
Michał Jeliński
(@galu)
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I've just noticed that my ref picture is really overexposed (guess my scanner doesn't like me) so I am reposting it here.

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Topic starter Posted : 03/01/2021 5:54 pm
Michał Jeliński
(@galu)
Eminent Member

Ok, and everything needs to start somewhere so here is quick zsphere blockout. Proportions will change lately for sure ;).

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Topic starter Posted : 03/01/2021 5:56 pm
Michał Jeliński
(@galu)
Eminent Member

Ok, some further sculpting done. Still not quite happy withe the proportions, but I'm gonna tweak them later on.

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Topic starter Posted : 04/01/2021 6:09 am
Michał Jeliński
(@galu)
Eminent Member

I did some changes to the proportions for the character to look closer to the drawing reference (a bit more human-like and beefy). . Also starting to slowly block out clothing and accessories. It still look kinda blobby, but time for polishing will come later ;).

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Topic starter Posted : 04/01/2021 5:31 pm
Michał Jeliński
(@galu)
Eminent Member

As a form of relax and to take a break from organic sculpting, I've started to model some simple assets. Here are gourd flask and smoking pipe. 

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Topic starter Posted : 05/01/2021 3:25 pm
Michał Jeliński
(@galu)
Eminent Member

It took my a while, but I've finished the weapon. Based on traditional chinese da dao sabres with some fantasy ornaments, not to complicated in design though since I want this character to look kinda minimalistic and simple. 

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Topic starter Posted : 08/01/2021 11:35 am
Michał Jeliński
(@galu)
Eminent Member

I've finished modelling straw hat. Meant to be as simple in overall design as rest of the assets, but I've decided that a bit of irregularity to the straw elements would fit nicely ;). 

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Topic starter Posted : 10/01/2021 9:02 am
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Michał Jeliński
(@galu)
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So, I've finally did some proper modelling for the clothing. 

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Topic starter Posted : 11/01/2021 3:50 pm
Michał Jeliński
(@galu)
Eminent Member

Additionally I have finally found some time to get back to the body. I've changed the proportions a bit, added some details to the head and started sculpting hands and feets.

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Topic starter Posted : 11/01/2021 3:59 pm
Michał Jeliński
(@galu)
Eminent Member

I think I am quite happy with the overall silhouette right now ;).

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Topic starter Posted : 11/01/2021 4:00 pm
Michał Jeliński
(@galu)
Eminent Member

Ok, so here is him after some further sculpting and with added clothes. I've also modeled leg wraps and some leather belts for wrists and waist (based on traditional studded leather wraps used in hung gar kung fu style)

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Topic starter Posted : 12/01/2021 3:44 pm
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Michał Jeliński
(@galu)
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Ok, so the initial sculpt is done ;). I've added some additional details, like metal studs on the belt, second level of leg wraps or detailed eyeballs, and put all my assets together. Now, time for some retopology/unwrapping, posing and texturing. Still plenty to do, so let's go :D!

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Topic starter Posted : 14/01/2021 5:38 am
Michał Jeliński
(@galu)
Eminent Member

Back (I'm thinking about unsheating the sabre and let him hold it in a hand , rather just hanging on the back scabbard, still haven't decide though). 

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Topic starter Posted : 14/01/2021 5:42 am
Michał Jeliński
(@galu)
Eminent Member

Ok, the posing is done. I've had some hard time deciding what kind of dynamic pose i want for my character, some wushu stance or maybe in combat still frame like. Finally I've decided for something far more static, stoic and calm. I think that this pose suits the "old wise master" theme better. It's the perfect mix of chillfull casual smoking of a pipe and being full ready for upcoming compat, with his sabre unsheathed and rested on a shoulder. 

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Topic starter Posted : 15/01/2021 9:59 am
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