Old Elven ArcherEditor's Pick
By chindian123 on March 11, 2009
I was inspired a lot by all the great elf characters out there - like
in the Blizzard games or LOTR movies... They always had this sense of
refinement and majesty almost. I wanted to do a character like that and
also to use it as a means to improve my skills as an artist.
Started off just sketching the head in zbrush. Initially I didn't know
this project would become something so big - it started as just a quick
sculpt. Once I had the head done - I saw the potential - so I did a
quick sketch of what I wanted the rest of his body to look like and
went from there. It was a very organic process.
Base mesh in XSI - zbrush for sculpt, textures handpainted in Photoshop and rendered in Maya.
I also rigged him up and did a little video of him for fun... Was going
for an old footage feel - kinda inspired by old amateur videos and such.
OLD ELF FOOTAGE - Right Click Save As...
***Please forgive the bad animation! Haha...
I'm a modeler, not an animator and it was hard getting someone else to
animate it in the time I had to complete things... Hope it's not
The background is some pictures of a nature reserve in Trinidad that I stitched together and composited in...
Here's the WIP thread: http://www.zbrushcentral.com/zbc/showthread.php?t=59571
is my recently completed Modeling Reel for 2008. I was getting it ready
for my trip to SIGGRAPH - I'm currently seeking employment as modeler
in either film or games.
***Please forgive the bad
animation! Haha... I'm a modeler, not an animator and it was hard
getting someone else to animate it in the time I had to complete
things... Hope it's not terrible.***
Quicktime: (Right click Save as...)
Thaddeus Maharaj 2008 Modeling Reel - HIGH (Recommended) - 130MB
Thaddeus Maharaj 2008 Modeling Reel - LOW - 75MB
Thaddeus Maharaj 2008 Modeling Reel - HIGH - 95MB
Thaddeus Maharaj 2008 Modeling Reel - LOW - 70MB
Some renders of my models:
I'm available for fulltime, contract or freelance work. Thanks!
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