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BuendiaCG
03-17-2009, 06:35 PM
So this will be my first dominance war entry, we'll c how it goes.
I started just sketching the structure of the body before I jump to any details
good luck everyone!
coments and sugestions are welcome :)
Sculpt Update
I started uploading images to my site instead, so people can see them even if they are not loged in cgsociety
here is the latest update
http://buendiacg.com/3dimages/wip/DWIVAlvaroShaxWip_01.jpg
http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140465&stc=1http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140466&stc=1http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140467&stc=1

MartinNielsen
03-17-2009, 07:16 PM
Nice painting :) What class is this character?

BuendiaCG
03-17-2009, 07:50 PM
here is another quick sketch of the face.
http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=139809&stc=1

http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=139776&stc=1

Cyborgguineapig
03-17-2009, 08:23 PM
Looks sweet, my first reaction though was that the head looks to much like the aliens alien head.

BuendiaCG
03-17-2009, 09:03 PM
thanks, yea, I'll try to break it up, and I may give him a cool headpiece once I start designing the armor :P

GregStrangis
03-17-2009, 09:17 PM
Cool concept Alvaro! I remember reading about how you got hired by Blizzard when I was still going to VFS, Looking forward to seeing some awesome 3D work :thumbsup:

BuendiaCG
03-18-2009, 12:52 AM
So I changed the anatomy a bit to make it less boring, and make it less alienish, and added some armor and a weapon, its a pretty rough sketch to plan the placement of the armor, I will detail it a bit more and put more ornaments on it.
http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=139811&stc=1
http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=139784&stc=1

BuendiaCG
03-18-2009, 12:59 AM
Tweaked the skull surface to make it less alienish
http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=139812&stc=1
http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=139785&stc=1

tokaru
03-18-2009, 01:01 AM
hey alvaro is good to see you here in this contest, i gonna follow this topic very close.

GerR
03-18-2009, 01:21 AM
Abomination invoker...? that isn't an option to pick, but it still looks badass for just an abomination.

Haid84
03-18-2009, 01:34 AM
How come i cant see the pictures other then the first?

BuendiaCG
03-18-2009, 12:40 PM
made a quick base mesh, and started blocking out the proportions and overall anatomy structure in mudbox.
http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=139814&stc=1
http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=139815&stc=1http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=139816&stc=1

syrez-one
03-18-2009, 01:18 PM
this is creepy! i think the last changes fit very well. i like the head alot. allthough it feels like the weight of the torso front, of your demon is a bit to much, as with the pose of the model now, i feel he would fall over to the front a bit :)


perhaps you could try to center them more or invert the leg joints, like animals have, specially birds and make the leg come more into the center of the creatures weight?

but your modelling wip looks very well already!

BuendiaCG
03-18-2009, 01:44 PM
thank u syres, well, this is the neutral pose, once is posed he will be supporting himself with his arms, and his spear, thats why his arms are so long, and his legs short.

chindian
03-18-2009, 02:13 PM
Hey man - great to see you're taking part in this!
Looks very promising man... I like the concepts and the rough sculpt looks good so far.
Only part I'm not too convinced about is the transition of the forearm near the elbow... the forearm almost looks like it belonged to some other creature and was kinda sown on there... i think maybe work on the transition a bit more so it seems to belong to this creature a bit more.
I'm definitely looking forward to see where you go with this one tho!
Good luck dude! Hope u can finish it even with all ur workload...

JockeP
03-18-2009, 04:10 PM
Nice one!
The first pictures of thehead reminds me some of the alien heads from you know... the alien movies. I like the change you did on the head.

GregStrangis
03-18-2009, 04:29 PM
Nice quick sketch so far, How are you enjoying Mudbox 09 over Zbrush?? I agree with chindian about the forearm but I am sure you will fix that up mighty quick. Lookin forward to updates

nightwalkerj
03-18-2009, 04:47 PM
Hey man!

It has been a long while hasnt it? Good to see your taking part in this.

JIMMAZZA
03-18-2009, 06:09 PM
Nice concept. I like the changes made from your original idea.

BuendiaCG
03-19-2009, 12:47 AM
Thanks for the coments and sugestions, very helpful, here is where Im at
greg, mb2009 is great, so is zbrush, both are awesome, but right now my flow is a bit faster with mb since thats what we use for production at work. also theyre the same thing at the end.
:)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=139852&stc=1http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=139853&stc=1http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=139854&stc=1

BuendiaCG
03-19-2009, 09:43 AM
New update
http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=139891&stc=1http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=139890&stc=1

collings
03-20-2009, 03:49 AM
looking cool already :) i see you don't waste your time ^^
in the first sketches i also thought the head and especially the mouth were looking too much like the alien design but now it looks just as your own design which is great.

looking forward to see how it will turn out .

jett12
03-20-2009, 04:40 AM
WOW you work fast!

Great design, looking really good.

Barakna
03-20-2009, 05:01 AM
I curse you for making something that looks so epic! :P
Nice work mate- Looks very promising ;)

BuendiaCG
03-20-2009, 10:16 AM
http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=139959&stc=1http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=139960&stc=1http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=139961&stc=1
more updates

BuendiaCG
03-20-2009, 10:28 AM
Collings, Im glad you like it so far! u know, I been so busy I basicly disapeared from the forums for awhile. we have to catch up buddy, any time u are in california let me know. I remember we posted our reel at the same time. ^^ I really like your latest stuff, good stuff.

Thanks jett and barakna!

Feet look very poopy right now, I'll fix them tomorrow.

cheers!!


http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=139963&stc=1

nellement
03-20-2009, 10:39 AM
Pretty cool,really fast progress,what colors you gonna use for this one?

Akiman
03-20-2009, 11:25 AM
Hi Buendia;

Head is the most i like in this design. Just plainly rulz!:thumbsup:

My only critic is back muscle of the upper arm(triceps?) is too squished towards shoulder and seems unusable as a muscle.(2nd picture which shows upper side) Contacting lower end of the muscle to something will fix it Because now end of that muscle is undefined cant see if its going under or over the other muscle.

I'm guessing this is a demon lord or prince. I think You need to fit an element to it in order to complete the concept. Do you have anything in mind?

Anyways its one of the best 3D sculpting and design i saw!:applause:

Abrvpt
03-20-2009, 01:11 PM
Crap dude, at this rythm you will finish your entry for the 11th... of april ! XD
Very nice sculpt and design, agressive, well detailled (bones under the skin), keep going. :)

But i better be fast with you in the competition. :p

collings
03-20-2009, 05:19 PM
Well from what we are seeing in this thread your come back is going to be striking for sure.

we have to catch up buddy, any time u are in california let me know. ....

well i'm going to attempt the cgcon event at LA in July and so will be there for a week, would be cool to meet up over there. don't know if you heard about the event so here is the link in case you would be interested www.cgcon.net (http://www.cgcon.net/)

tokaru
03-20-2009, 05:45 PM
is looking bad ass dude

Stutts
03-20-2009, 05:56 PM
DAMN! Nice Sculpt!:bowdown:

BuendiaCG
03-21-2009, 11:53 AM
Abomination invoker...? that isn't an option to pick, but it still looks badass for just an abomination.
lol no, that was my first idea cuz Im a noob in dw and didnt read the rules properly

he is just a dragonlord
he will probably be a demon of death.

DarkBlueArt
03-21-2009, 12:13 PM
Hello

really cool looking sculpt. It reminds me of the Alien of Mr. Giger. And i just love it! Shall it remain that "naked" or will it get some armor? I am extremly curious how this will go on.

so long

BuendiaCG
03-21-2009, 12:29 PM
Hello

really cool looking sculpt. It reminds me of the Alien of Mr. Giger. And i just love it! Shall it remain that "naked" or will it get some armor? I am extremly curious how this will go on.

so long

thank you, yea I love giger, mr h.r. giger is a big influence, crazy dude. yep, he's having armor, Im almost done with the body for now, I may comeback and refine some things, but I think I will move on to the armor soon.

birdman03
03-21-2009, 01:32 PM
awesome!~is that horns or tentacles on the back? ha!

BuendiaCG
03-21-2009, 06:49 PM
awesome!~is that horns or tentacles on the back? ha!

thank you! yea they are some sort of tentacles, not quite like an octopus but they do move. I guess they are like sideways tails.
still thinking about the colors, once I have the armor Im gonna do some color studies.
I think I will leave the body for now and move on to the armor.
http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140063&stc=1http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140062&stc=1http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140064&stc=1

FranciscoAlvarezDelgado
03-21-2009, 11:39 PM
Hey man, great job with the sculpt, a lot of nice details. I like that you can already see some texture detail on it, like skin wrinkles, cracks and stuff like that... very good job overall...congrats..

also on a side note I recognized your avatar.. I liked those models too.. the ones from your vfs reel i think.. those where pretty well developed too.. I remember looking at them a long time ago..






DW4_THREAD (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=282&t=743880)
DW4_MINI_War_General (http://www.gameartisans.org/contests/minis/finals_cgsociety_3d_1470.html)

facosta
03-22-2009, 04:17 AM
wow, pretty bad ass design. I really like his back detail. Looking good!!

questionmarks
03-22-2009, 05:23 AM
wow..fast and nice...love it..^^
but dont know...
compare to the upper body the legs look weird to me...

JasonLin
03-23-2009, 04:05 AM
this is freaking cool monster sculpt man
may i ask about which video card u used...cos i just can't get that kind of realtime ao like urs in mb09
keep it coming man
Jason

BuendiaCG
03-23-2009, 08:46 AM
hi Jason, currently Im using a quadro fx 480, MB09 drastically improves its display when you turn on the ambient occlusion and set it at best, change the material, or material settings, and turn on cast shadows...
so far is great, fast and handle as many polys as zbrush. Im really liking it, not saying either one is better, both have adventages and disadventages. but yeah, good stuff.

here are some updates.
http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140144&stc=1http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140145&stc=1http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140146&stc=1

BuendiaCG
03-23-2009, 08:49 AM
few more images
http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140147&stc=1http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140148&stc=1http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140149&stc=1

Yin-Shiuan
03-23-2009, 10:04 AM
So~crazy man!!:eek:
You are so terrible!
Did you have any reference photos?
How did you sculpt the details?
Crazy man, good luck!:thumbsup:

LiquorArt
03-23-2009, 10:20 AM
wow! You going so fast! Nice shape.

adib
03-23-2009, 10:28 AM
WOW! VERY NICE WORK! Keep going!:thumbsup:

MindTraveler
03-23-2009, 02:35 PM
Sup my brotha! I had a feeling you were in here up to no good (in a good way). Your creature is looking very cool, I am enjoying the scarred skin tattoo like treatment you are giving him. Keep rocking! -Anwar

PeterBraeley
03-23-2009, 02:42 PM
this is looking bad ass, can't wait to see the end results!!

Ritorian
03-23-2009, 03:31 PM
this is coming along nicely, good job so far.;)

AaronFang
03-23-2009, 04:28 PM
I really like those details! keep that up!!

foreverendering
03-23-2009, 06:37 PM
Oh snap! :scream:

Great stuff man!

BuendiaCG
03-24-2009, 07:10 AM
Oh snap! :scream:

Great stuff man!

lol thanks jeremy, yours is looking insane!, geez man, u r a monsta, just two days... geez.
anyways here are some updates.
I tweaked the proportions a bit, and did some engraving details.
http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140196&stc=1http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140197&stc=1http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140198&stc=1

MartinNielsen
03-24-2009, 08:57 AM
Just wonderful work :thumbsup: You have come far already. Looks like you can relax a bit :)

jett12
03-24-2009, 10:15 AM
Just curious, how much time are you spending a day on this?

It's looking amazing and in such quick time, really fantastic work!

Stutts
03-24-2009, 01:37 PM
:bounce::buttrock::bounce:

Keep up the AWESOME work!

chindian
03-24-2009, 03:01 PM
Great work so far Alvaro!
I like the back piece of armor a lot.... keep it up!

aesis412
03-24-2009, 04:51 PM
great progress, I'm digging the design and getting some motivation to get things going on my end.

namnocilis
03-24-2009, 05:03 PM
wow! :eek: Speechless! can't believe i missed this thread.. :banghead:
Definitely a winning entry! :buttrock: :bounce::bounce: :buttrock:

DarkBlueArt
03-24-2009, 05:05 PM
Hello

Holy **** this is getting more and more awesome every time. This just looks great, the details are cool. I can't wait to see it finished! Maybe you could add some more bones, for example on a kind of necklace which is hanging from his shoulder or something like that...

so long

BuendiaCG
03-24-2009, 05:52 PM
Hello

Holy **** this is getting more and more awesome every time. This just looks great, the details are cool. I can't wait to see it finished! Maybe you could add some more bones, for example on a kind of necklace which is hanging from his shoulder or something like that...

so long

^^ thanx everyone!, martin... trying not to relax till next month, cuz it will be more busy then.

thanx thad, looking forward to see your stuff.

darkblue, well, I wanna save some polys and texture space to give him a very epic wepon :buttrock:

thanx again, I'll post some updates tonite.

johnwoo
03-24-2009, 06:42 PM
That's some real impressive work so far!!..keep up the good work, this is a thread like so many others worth stopping in on....

Any ideas for the logo placement?...

Maxter
03-24-2009, 07:21 PM
Really a great work so far! I like that armor design:thumbsup:

nightwalkerj
03-24-2009, 07:24 PM
Looks great! I definitely see the Giger influence. How much time have you spent on this model so far?

DarkBlueArt
03-24-2009, 11:04 PM
^^ thanx everyone!, martin... trying not to relax till next month, cuz it will be more busy then.

thanx thad, looking forward to see your stuff.

darkblue, well, I wanna save some polys and texture space to give him a very epic wepon :buttrock:

thanx again, I'll post some updates tonite.

Okay, I gonna take you by your word. I want to see this epic weapon! When it's not epic, I gonna kick somebodys ass, so it get epic, okay?:buttrock:

Btw, I just noticed, that the men who signs your paycheck are from Blizzard Inc. Did I ever mentioned, that it is my favorite game company FOREVER!?!?! (Just schmoozing around a bit:bowdown:So now tell me please when SC2 and D3 releases are, please!!! :thumbsup: )

Haha, just fooling around!

So long

kashivan
03-24-2009, 11:23 PM
AWESOME character !!
amazing work!

Akiman
03-25-2009, 09:27 AM
Armors looking great!:buttrock: (http://forums.cgsociety.org/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#)

Sellis
03-25-2009, 09:29 AM
This is looking great man, really loving the style choices on the armour etc. Particularly fond of his mocking expression. Looking forward to seeing this more.

madshooter
03-25-2009, 09:48 AM
Awesome. So much work done already.
All the best dude:)

g3p
03-25-2009, 02:02 PM
u're so fast, man... nice concept and model.
the monster is strong and pure evil in fact...

David-J
03-26-2009, 02:03 AM
Looks amazing. I'm interested on what pose you were thinking for it.

Buena suerte!

TuBui
03-26-2009, 03:02 AM
that looks really cool.

Most of the shape now have similar size. I think if you have a 1 or 2 dominate shape to your designs, it will become stronger as a whole.

kitunen
03-26-2009, 10:07 AM
nice work! Keep going !
i like him :blush:

daelon
03-26-2009, 11:22 AM
epic... :thumbsup:

seems to become an incredible character... Ill watch thread

BuendiaCG
03-27-2009, 04:18 AM
here are some updates
http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140344&stc=1http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140345&stc=1http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140346&stc=1

Stutts
03-27-2009, 04:29 AM
amazing!:drool: this is on bad ass demon lord!!:bowdown:

pr0wler
03-27-2009, 05:48 AM
jeez.. this is good!!..i mean bad.. you know what i mean:bowdown:
Can't wait for more.Goodluck!

hakanpersson
03-27-2009, 10:48 AM
Nice!
What you have in mind for colors? He looks like a beetle mixed with a demon with his silk looking overlay on his tentacles and torso.
In terms of epic weapon, I hope you have something really special in mind, kinda often just look strange or boring with huge axes/clubs on already oversized too bad assed demons and monsters. Just a thought;)

Will be interesting to see the result indeed. Good luck.
/H

BuendiaCG
03-28-2009, 11:06 AM
So, I changed the design again, was looking a bit to boring, Im trying to make it look more interesting. tomorrow I'll refine some more areas. I started blocking out the wepon, I'll post the progress of that soon.
http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140393&stc=1http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140394&stc=1http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140395&stc=1

BuendiaCG
03-28-2009, 11:08 AM
here is another image
http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140396&stc=1

CharlesVarenne
03-28-2009, 03:53 PM
Really nice modelling and concept! Especially like the details of the head.

Yin-Shiuan
03-28-2009, 04:24 PM
I can't say anymore...You are so terrible, man.
That's so cool structure and detail(...and fast^^)!
Nice job!:thumbsup:

ShamesArt
03-29-2009, 12:11 AM
great sculpting, great concept => great job

Digiegg
03-29-2009, 02:18 AM
looks crazy dude.... wow. Awesome shit.

Ferx
03-29-2009, 03:24 AM
Hey Alvaro,

Simply awesome work!! :D Incredible details and design on your character, fantastic!! Cant wait to see more ! :D Cheers!! :beer:

NiklasElling
03-29-2009, 11:30 AM
Really ace. I especially like his head. This will be one of the really good characters this year.

aeonseraph
03-29-2009, 02:33 PM
OMG awesome design. :eek: Love it! :bowdown:

oglu
03-29-2009, 03:28 PM
turns out great..!
id like to see these creature finished and textured...
so keep it up...

great to see an other mud user...

lovisx
03-29-2009, 06:19 PM
amazing stuff Alvaro. You make the TFS proud. ;)

Eredhel
03-29-2009, 09:45 PM
Very beautiful sculpt, wait to see the textured one

PeterBraeley
03-29-2009, 09:55 PM
OMG!! insane work, updates are only going to better, looking to see what you do next!!

BuendiaCG
03-30-2009, 06:55 AM
here is an update of the weapon, still tweaking ,I'll post more updates in a bit
http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140465&stc=1

ihamid
03-30-2009, 07:12 AM
cool work mate! nice weapon design :lightbulb.

BuendiaCG
03-30-2009, 07:54 AM
here are more images , still refining some areas but its mostly there... Im gonna start uploading them to my website instead soon, so everyone that is not from cgsociety can see them and also to have them with better resolution.

http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140466&stc=1http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=140467&stc=1

rasmusW
03-30-2009, 01:03 PM
hey alvaro!

wow! this is great. really like that face, with those huge tusks.
looking forward to see the mapped lowres cage.

good luck, further in the challenge.

-r

tokaru
03-30-2009, 04:17 PM
wow man this is very sweet demon.

Kharn-ivor
03-30-2009, 04:30 PM
Hey mate very nice design and sculpt. What is your plan for the colours on this creature ? And Whats its fusion power ?

Awsome sculpt anyways:)

Good luck with the rest!

Yin-Shiuan
04-01-2009, 01:09 PM
You are the winner! Ha ha!:applause: Good job!

oliveira
04-01-2009, 02:49 PM
Hi man ! really great work ,love the head!!i will keep my eyes here ,

Alex Oliver

kashivan
04-01-2009, 05:47 PM
madness!!! :buttrock:

0_o :wip:
cool! better and better! go go BuendiaCG !!! Do not stop man!! !

Heber
04-02-2009, 05:16 AM
hey man,
long time since ive seen new work from you , this one is looking badass..
nice work dude, keeping an eye on this thread.

screaman
04-03-2009, 03:30 PM
Hellish nightmare creature! Very expressive muzzle and total design. Nice sculpt & great work.

BuendiaCG
04-04-2009, 09:19 PM
Hi man ! really great work ,love the head!!i will keep my eyes here ,

Alex Oliver

Thanx alex, glad you like it, the other day when I was checking out your drawings got me pretty inspired :).

DeadInTheAttic
04-04-2009, 09:49 PM
This creature will slaughter almost everything across.
How long did you take to create this? Looks impressive.

hiroshilee
04-06-2009, 04:23 PM
OH! very very very cool! ! ! ! ! :thumbsup:

great work ! ! !

Gkaine
04-13-2009, 08:40 PM
beautiful sculpt, nice design.

kolakis
04-14-2009, 06:55 PM
WOWWW Alvaro, that's unbelievably badass!! SO cool to see new work from you ;)
Love the details and especially the design of the face... can't wait to see it finished!!

Synectikos
05-04-2009, 07:04 AM
Great work Alvaro! I love the detail you put in. Good mix of large and small focal points. :)

BuendiaCG
05-04-2009, 07:46 AM
thank you everyone
unfortunately I wasn't able to finish this piece, I had a lot of things on my plate, professionally and personal related, and I entered this challenge very last minute, so I couldn't make time for it... but maybe next year :). thank you everyone for your support.

Synectikos
05-04-2009, 08:06 AM
You still have one full week left!

Akiman
05-04-2009, 08:09 AM
maaan :( im at the same position...So much obstacles to pass...Try to push it man. you're works really rocks.

Abrvpt
05-04-2009, 08:56 AM
Ha damn... you was a very good warrior for our team, too bad you have to quit... Hope you'll find some energy and time to finish it. ;)

DanielCortes
05-12-2009, 07:14 PM
Hmmm big decision, I know what you mean. I have a full time job, a wife and kid who also need my time, so I get up at 4am to get things done but its worth it. If you can I would push a little more you got another week so maybe it can work out (we need you!). But this is really all about having fun and learning, so to finish it under stress would defeat the whole idea, anyhow my support in any decision, hope everything works out for you big hug! :wavey:

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