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Making Of 'Swamp Hunter'

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Date Added: 19th July 2012
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Hi, everybody. My name is Aleynikov Oleg, I live in Voronezh-city, Russia and I am a 3D modeler. I like character concept art very much. I prefer to create a 3D visual form without previous drawing. I am inspired by such masters as Scott Patton, Tsvetomir Georgiev and Ben Mauro, and films like Avatar. I am thankful to 3DTotal for finding my work interesting and giving me the opportunity to tell you about its creation.

This work was based on the images of the Indians from Mel Gibson's film Apocalypto. But I didn't want to make a typical "man"; I wanted something new and different. I pictured in my mind the inhabitant of a tropical, swampy jungle. I chose to use a frog as my starting point, but I wanted to make my character attractive, without the warty skin that frog's usually have. The prototype for my frog was the Australian White Lipped Treefrog (Fig.01).

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Fig.01

Sometimes I start making a character from a silhouette, other times from a head, which becomes a character (spirit) and forms an appearance. This time I used the second variant. I made the most of the possibilites offered by ZSpheres and DynaMesh (Fig.02).

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Fig.02


After I had found the head and features of the face, I continued to make the body, using basic brushes such as Standard, Clay Buildup, InsertCylinder, InsertHand, etc., and DynaMesh to join everything together. I based the shapes off my chosen frog's body, but made it anthropomorphous with human muscles so the character looked more natural and realistic (Fig.03).

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Fig.03



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Lou Mareno on Mon, 21 March 2016 5:54pm
Amazing work Sir, thank you for the WIP images, this is by far one of the best looking Characters I've scene made with ZBrush All the best to you Lou
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Sale on Sun, 29 July 2012 11:35pm
This is absolutly amazing. I am hard learning to make something like this one day.
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Nico on Sat, 21 July 2012 12:31pm
Ha this moves
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Hammer on Fri, 20 July 2012 1:33pm
I would like say, this is very beautiful art. I wont say to Artist: 'You have very big talent!' It was nice to read this article!
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