Contest Entry Tanaris Téras (CLOSED)
Here is my official entry for the challenge, i am still on the concepting and designing process but i have a clear idea in my head.
My character is from another planet and it's cosidered a god among the living creature in his world, he is not really but his species (family) is pretty powerful as they are able to be one with the forces of nature and use them as they please, there are 6 of them in total, each one with a different element, fire, water, earth, thunder, light and dark, the light and dark are the first 2 member of the family father and mother , the other 4 are brothers and sisters.
Tanaris Téras, tanaris meaning lighting fromt celtic and téras meaning monster from greek, is the youngest of the family, with a lot to learn about his power and his role in the future of his planet where, they are not the the only family able to harvest the power of the elements.
This is a quick summary of the story that i am developing i could maybe write a book about it haha but i suck at writing.
My character is generally a good guy but young and rebellious, his planet even if full of powerful being is really backward technology wise, shaman tribes are the norm, and rituals, conflict and wars happen constantly between "elemental families" and the rest of the population warshiping and siding with different "godly" entity.
I will work on the power description later on, going more in depth with the story.
These are the concept/references i will be focusing on, ah ye his wepon of choice is the hammer of course.
that is awesome the fact that you made an entire world to support the character your creating your a lot like me by that I mean creating storylines for my characters but i also suck at writing, I'm looking forward to see how your character design turns out to be and maybe after this we can collaborate to see how we can help each other out then who knows what will happen after thats if you're interested contact me I'm the dude creating Spirit thanks for reading.
Thanks for the comments, i have been busy this weeks buti i will still finish this challenge for sure here are some quick concepts, i promise my 3D modeling skills are better than my 2D skills XD
getting there with general muscle mass
Thanks, here is some more, here he is with his majestic wild hairs, i am really enjoying the process i have been able to do a lot on my sunday off
I am starting on the cloths, something simple as his spieces lives in a pretty backward era, just the minimun necessary, fun fact: people don't usaully wear foot wear in this world but Tanaris is the exception as he is disgusted by most insects especially slugs ( alien slugs ), therefore he weares shoes and doesn't want to step on anything similar to them, after i finish with the cloths i can move one to the runes tattoo all over his body and scars obtained from training with his brother and sisters, and right after that the Runic Hammer.
Shamanic mask, evry rune on the reptangle piece of the mask have a meaning following this concept
The best part of the body, working on the tattos/runes, that are directly related to his power and abilities i am taking inspiration, from a mixture of african, carabbian and viking tattos also from my own imagination it will take me one or two days to complete it but after this i can move to the weapon the hammer
Pratically done with the High poly version any critique and advise are wlcome
Color Block out before i start the retopo on maya and start painting on SP
how his powers work : all the tattoos are connected to his powers when activated they start shining with energy the brighter they are the more energy is unleashed, he have the ability to be overcharged during storms, that he can generate by electrically charge the sky and clouds that would also cause his hairs and eyes to be charged with electric energy making them lighting like, the mask and hammer were gifted to him by his sister that has the power to control the element of earth therefore plants, wood, rocks and minerals, the runes/tattoo on his body and hammer were carved by his brother with the power of fire, to allow tanaris to channel and focus his wild electric ability, the older he gets the more tattoo will be added as his power is continuously increasing, until he will finnaly reach the level of his family.
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Intersting , i will use this extra time to add more details on the skin and tattoos 🙂
With this extra time i hade the chance to add some imperfection to the skin,
Wire frame Wip, i am trying to keep the acessories below 30k including the weapon, and the main body around 20k polygons
Hello people, I am still here and working on it haha, almost finished the main body retopo, after some adjustment i will be ready to uv, texture and pose and render
Thanks Foxy, i do agree ye, every imperfection makes every characater more unique and interesting.
Very clever work and interesting character development, including the giant runes and overbite base/start. Those aspects are unique.
As Ms Foxy notes - deliberately adding imperfections enhances the character and is intuitive (very smart).
Not the norm in CAD/3D; however in reality what enables us to recognize individuals are the facial and body variables or imperfections.
The left and right sides of a real thing/creature are not identical - even the famous 'cloned sheep' called Dolly.
CAD/3D are set-up and designed for balance/evenness - thus to achieve genuine reality, the artist must take control from the AI program.
Doing this, is another factor that makes your work special/exemplary.
Thank you for your constructive words and observations - helping another contestant.
Been lurking (to see you next update).
In the interim - keep in mind "voice to text" programs (many free) abound. Many successful authors dictate their work - even before computers were around.
If the story is in your head - let it out, then (same as your artistry) you 'polish it'.
The general ratio is this - where writing the full basic story = 1.
Story = 1.
Polish/rewrite = 1.5.
Editing = 4.5 (others usually do the edits).
Thank you Foxy and thank you RxLnx for the comment
The main body Low poly is completed and Uved, i will start texturing
tomorrow hopfully i will be done in a couple of days, and if i manage
my time properly i will pose him too.
You are doing very well, and managing your time well.
Pleasure to watch you work.
Let the texturin fun begin.
Hello, hope everyone had some nice holiday, here is some progress with my project,
Of course i want to give my character a stylized look, dirty and rough as he is a fighter still WIP
Playing with the Lights to choose what kind of effect i want to obtain, still working on the texture.
Thanks Foxy it has been good so far, i am working on the emission of the tattoos now, this is how he will look like with his power at full charge approximately.
More Updates. The Texture is complete and now imported on Maya where i will pose and experiment with some, lights i still need to to choose between Maya and Marmoset for the final render.
Completed the simple rig and made some quick poses, Ready to render and complete this
I am happy to share the final product of these past 2 months of work, It was an amazing journey that made me complete my first but not last original character, Biography.
Planet: Kada ( three times the size of earth )
Age: 267 years
Siblings: Yes three
Powers: Super strength (big city level) , super speed, 50.000 km/h max, 150000 km/h when fully charged, super stamina and durability, shape shifter (Electric alien wolf and Bear)
weakness: Bugs ( Slugs), High impact strength weapons, mace, hammers, Heavy projectiles Used by an enemy with equal strength, Stone related powers or any not affected by electricity
P.S. i kept the post editing at minimum as requested, the final edited images will be on my artstation i will post the link
Really cool biography, unique concept, and he turned out great!
I wouldn't want to mess with this guy, but with his speed I wouldn't even see him coming. LOL.
Nice final renders and turntable videos. Don't be afraid to post your final edited images here too, if you want. It won't hurt.
Thank you for participating in the contest, and for being active in other threads. I was hoping more people would have interacted like that.
I'm just the contest host and won't be judging, but best of luck to you!
Thanks you and render hub for having this type of challenges, it was great, it's a shame that a lot of people were not able to finish, there were so many great concepts.
Alright i have a few more images than can't wait to see the winners ( "hope" is taking the first spot for sure haha)
Here are some more renders