The original idea for this image came out of the references I'd collected. Whenever I start a new artwork, I do a lot of research and then I start the modeling (Fig.01).
With these references, I blocked the model with a simple base and I did some primary tests with the composition of the model (Fig.02).
As the idea matured, I really needed some specific references for the towel on the head and how its drapery would work. So I took some pictures of a relative of mine doing the exact pose with a towel (Fig.03).
I used the same real-life reference for the towel in the model's hand (Fig.04).
(ID: 11, pid: 0) Chunkymunky (Forums) on Mon, 10 May 2010 2:56pm Stunning sculpted character, I loved this when it was first posted. The texture for the towel is what blew me away more than anything else, so so good :)