View Full Version : Dominance War IV - 3D - Hellgaurdian - Demon Lord
03 March 2009, 05:51 PM
Latest Update.. Overall muscle and mass blocking of the body.. looks too human now.. got to change it.. but wat do u guys think..
Ok this is my first online competition.. As a big fan of diablo and lord of the rings i am sure a lot of my work is going to be influenced by it.. Wanted to do a demon from a long time.. so here goes..
Name : BALROGOTH
Race : Demon
Class : Demon lord
Legend tells of the darkest and the most destructive nightmare to ever reign in hell. He was the lord of the Balrogs. A tall, menacing humanoid being with the ability to shroud himself in fire, darkness and shadow. His power so deadly that hell itself shook with terror. Enraged to see hell at the verge of destruction, an alliance was formed between the nine ruling fire dragon lords. Together they put forth all their might and imprisoned the lord of terror within a prison as strong as the alliance between them. With the nightmare gone Hell was back to its normal chaotic self again.
Thousands of years later the alliance of the dragon lords was weakening and so was the prison that held the lord of terror. They waged wars against each other but little did they realize that the nightmare that ended thousands of years ago was awakening. As the wars intensified so did the power of the demon lord. But fate it seems had no pity for the mortal world. So it happened. One of the dimensional tears opened up right in his prison. Enraged by his imprisonment, he sought revenge against the dragon lords destroying anyone and anything in his path. This was the beginning of the end for the mortal realm…..
03 March 2009, 06:58 PM
Yeah! All the best dude!:thumbsup: Summon and Unleash your best Demons..
03 March 2009, 03:30 PM
Hey all the best dude...............
03 March 2009, 04:24 AM
best of luck.......
03 March 2009, 01:46 PM
Well, after a lot of thinking i decided that i want the over all look of my demon lord to look something loke this.. again inspired from diablo.. ( plz excuse my drawings.. not pretty good at it)
Maybe somthing like this.. only the overall form.. and i think i ll be adding the wings to him.. wat do u guys thing.. is this too generic??? i wanted to add more details during the sculpt..
03 March 2009, 01:55 PM
well here are a few head variations i tried.. i blocked them out in maya.. wat do u guys things..??
03 March 2009, 02:08 PM
Cool,A and B together could be nice
03 March 2009, 03:04 PM
Lord of Balrogs, wow! :eek: nice.. like Gandalf said, this foe is beyond any of you. Run!
I like the very first sketch more than the other, the second one is more closer to human proportions, might work for a demon prince..
wings would be good but try to think of some unique wings instead of the usual bat wings, also u could have multiple tails etc.. so many things we could think about, also try if you could make the lower body something else rather than human type.. just my thoughts
among the head variations, i liked the horns in A with the upper horns of B
Great Start! :thumbsup: play with the character design more in 3D or sketch.. He is the Lord of Balrogs! :scream:
03 March 2009, 10:01 AM
thanks for ur advice nellement and namnocilis... made the changes to the head.. But its not comin out that well.. so planning to change the whole concept of the head..
Anyway here is the update on the body.. blocked out the overall body form..
Will be adding additional spikes on the back.. i was thinking abt added a few more elements.. Like a gaint hand-cuff thats broken.. according to the story he escaped from prison.. so the gaint hand-cuffs contained the magic of the dragon lords that held him in the prison for a long time.. but as the power weakened he broke it.. Am planning to have the cgtalk logo on the handcuffs, as the logo contains dragons...
03 March 2009, 04:08 PM
well good to see ur update ,and the helment i think the last one looks a bit descent and as suggested by some else youcould mix two of them.....k best of luck and the overall balance has to taken care of like the overall bulk and proportion and his standing balance.....u canfix it in zb any ways.....k then waiting for updates
03 March 2009, 07:05 PM
hey guys.. been a bit busy wit something else.. so couldnt work that much on.. but i jst sculpted the head today.. since my concept is not very clear i thought i ll experiment in zbrush itself.. so tried something.. lemme knw wat u guys think..
03 March 2009, 07:18 PM
Nice update dude! love the new sculpt.. i liked the first one, second one looks a bit like a mix of lion and bull
Great Going! :thumbsup: nice to see u started sculpting..
03 March 2009, 02:09 PM
Hey! Thanks for dropping by my thread.
I think you oughtta explore shapes a little more before selecting one design to run with. However, the 3d render looks good. keep going, get some sketches up here for us to critique.
03 March 2009, 03:46 PM
namnocilis : Hey nitin.. thanx man.. yeah even i like the first one.. planning to go wit that one itself.. U knw just exploring while sculpting now.. thats all..
Sepulverture: Hey nicholas.. thanx for dropping by.. yeah even i feel i should do more sketches. but i am not good at getting ideas while sketches.. dont knw y but it never works that well for me.. So i try Conceptulizing in Zbrush.. but as u said i need to play around with shapes and forms a bit more.. i ll do that.. thanx for the advice..
Here is a little sculpting on the head that i did today..
03 March 2009, 06:04 PM
the demon is raising to take down all of u to the crazyness of what the world is not visible to u r naked eyes, all the best :surprised pal
by the way the 1 was more of plumpy feel all over , 2 is good but didn't like the lions face comming out , may be can work on the 1 one the jaw portion may be some thing like a skull mask r something , the disign looks good so can mask it & get it out , its just throwing ideas so , happy exploring.....
04 April 2009, 02:15 PM
Cool. Let's see some work for the whole body now:)
04 April 2009, 04:16 PM
Nice base for the head ! Lets see the body, then fine details. :)
Keep up dude !
04 April 2009, 03:10 PM
Thanx guys.. here is the update on the body.. its just blockin of the muscles and the mass.. not the final sculpt. now its lookin very much human.. So now i have to start makin it look more demonish.. but this is just like a base.. let me knw wat u think guys..
04 April 2009, 05:21 PM
nice work so far. To me it looks like he is smiling in the pic with the open mouth..is that intentional?
04 April 2009, 01:39 AM
Not sure being too human is a problem when you texture it - that way it might be more believable. The lower leg needs some work as anatomically it doesn't make sense and just looks heavy as this is in reality the shin and calf muscles. Maybe look at a dog or horse leg and add some serious steroids.
04 April 2009, 03:36 AM
vikramvr : Hey thanx vikram.. ya actually he is smiling.. more like grining.. according to the story he is just out of prison.. so my final pic i want it something like he is stepping out of the portal.. and he sees this mortal world whr there is loads to destroy and lot of them to kill.. so he feels this is better than the hell in which he was thr before.. So he is giving that evil grin.. i ll try making it more obvious in the final pose..
Blachart67 : Hey thanx buddy.. i was really worried abt that.. but like u said i can make it look like a demon in texturing.. but i ll try to get some more detailing before that.. and abt the lower leg.. it didnt quite work out the way i had planned it.. u r right.. it looks awkward.. i ll change it.. thanx for the advice..
04 April 2009, 09:26 AM
Hey dude, you should try to get some bodybuilders references, it will help to make it look more mighty.
04 April 2009, 02:33 PM
well here is a small paint over i did as to wat i am planning to do.. let me knw wat u guys feel..
04 April 2009, 02:47 PM
Good progress so far man.
The body is looking good, although the lack of variation in thickness in the limbs is leaving it a little stiff looking, the legs particularly look stiff partly because of how thick they are, but it looks like you already intend to address that problem. looking forward to updates.
04 April 2009, 01:08 PM
Dude its nice to see ur progress.. nice going.. iam sure it would look great by the end of it wid scult details and textures..
gud work man.. keet it up n cheers.. :)
04 April 2009, 10:47 AM
I think I prefer it with some sort of mouth though, the current mouth design looks odd without some reason for it being that way (scared tissue or something).
Also try giving your dude some scars, scratches, armour and maybe even some hair in certain areas to add some variation.
The muscle definition is looking awesome though!
04 April 2009, 10:47 AM
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