View Full Version : Dominance War V - 3D - Cass83-God of Sound

03 March 2011, 07:31 PM
Here are some ideas for the" God of Harmonic Keys", or possibly "God of the 22 Harmonic Keys". This god uses ancient sound/vibrations to alter all life. More to come.

03 March 2011, 06:42 PM
Here are a few different takes on the same theme. Not really sure if I have a favorite so far. Anyone liking one in particular? Thanks for looking!

03 March 2011, 09:04 PM
Wings as harps, very clever! Looking forward to seeing more.

03 March 2011, 09:18 PM
fantastic! this really stands out amongst all of the entries i've seen so far across the forums.
i tend to prefer the body of no1 and the wings of no3. proportions are awesome already, very godlike.
i think that the stringed wings is something to keep as it gives him an instant "sound of god" look.
the head(s) could be developed further to make them more interesting, which i guess you're already working on.. looking forward to see your progress.

03 March 2011, 10:16 PM
looks sweet dude
finding an original god is hard to find with also keeping in context of the god theme
and you have done just that
keep the ball rolling
peace out

03 March 2011, 10:30 PM
This is a gorgeous concept, I can't wait to see it come together :)

03 March 2011, 11:06 PM
This looks pretty cool, love head design and wings!

03 March 2011, 12:17 AM
I love the design, i like the wings especially the third design.

03 March 2011, 03:54 AM
I really hope you finish. I really like your designs.

03 March 2011, 03:56 AM
The design is really interesting! Can't wait to see some 3D

03 March 2011, 05:46 AM
My man!

Nice designs! The idea with the harps as wings is awesome.

Knowing your style, I know that whichever you chose will end up totally badass.

(I don't have any preferences at this point.)

This got me excited, now keep em coming!

03 March 2011, 06:11 AM
Cool idea, maybe putting little droplets or something on the strings would make for a neat effect, kinda like the crystals in this picture :

Looking forward to more. I'm liking concept #2. :)

03 March 2011, 06:27 AM
Very nice Love the Harps and the helms

03 March 2011, 08:03 AM
i rekon 3rd one for sure bro, really stands out, looks beautiful, cant wait to see the finished model. EDIT: 1st one with the 3rd's wings ;)

04 April 2011, 03:23 PM
number 1's body with number 3's wings! really superb idea man, definitely one of the most original designs so far! keep it coming!

04 April 2011, 09:42 PM
KielFiggins: Thanks, the Harp wings were the first idea that I had that I liked.

Fellah: Wow thanks, really appreciate your comment:) I will defiantly keep the stringed harp wings.I think I agree with you on body of 1 wings of 3.Yes, I want to make the helms really interesting.If I get more time I'll do a page of helm variations.

Viera: Thanks! Finding something that seemed original thematically and design wise was really important to me.

Tahry: Thanks mee too!

Dodgeas3d: Thank You!

X-fade: Thanks, that seems to be the one most people are liking wing wise.

h-edition: Yeah I really hope I finish too! Recently work has gotten pretty busy for me, making a bunch of crazy creatures and stuff.
But comments like these defiantly help motivate me to keep going and I thank you for that.

Zykras: Thanks for the comment, I'll start on the 3D soon although I may do a few more helm variations first.

Beneto:Hey buddy!!! Really glad I have the approval:) It's so cool were on the same team again but this time were making GODS instead of ....wardrobe:(

Pixel-chick: Thanks that's an awesome idea. I actually came across that image when I google searched "harp wings" but never put 2 and 2 together.Thank you for doing that for me. Having some type of crystals or small artifacts on the strings would defiantly add something and call more attention to the wings design.(Maybe that's why Vicky's Secrets did it)

Blacklion: Thank You!

Aglot89: Cool thanks for the comment. I'll try out 1 with 3's wings seems to be the majority winner. I think it should work out...

dmightyone: Yes, I'm going to try this combo out. Hopefully I'll get some time this weekend I'll post the results. Thanks for commenting, I'm flattered that you think it's
original. My friends and I thought your boss entry was pretty damn original! (I'll have to check out Dwar entry looks like your not reppin CG).

04 April 2011, 03:44 AM
wardrobe and human proportions are so "last gen" :) but yea man, great variatons. i still like #3 base but they are all pretty cool. i would love to fight this boss in an epic RPG! very inspirational. at the turn of the tide, look to the east.

04 April 2011, 11:16 PM
Hey guys it's been a while but I'm back at it now. I'm not very far along at the moment just base mesh stuff... But, I hope to sculpt the hell out of him this week cause I think I'll finally get some free time:)

Anyways, I combined elements of all 3 versions for the"final concept" based off every ones comments. Thanks again everybody especially pixel chick with the harp crystals :)

Sculpting coming soon thanks for looking. Go CG!

04 April 2011, 07:53 PM
Hey KCassidy,

I remember you from a presentation you gave in our school. Your work rockz man! Lovely progress in this piece and cant wait to see more from you. You are a big inspiration to me.

Best of luck to you!


04 April 2011, 08:34 PM
Looking sharp, can't wait to see more.

Is there a story around the finger count? Just noticed he has 3 fingers and thumb.

04 April 2011, 01:08 AM
Pretty damn concept, for sure one of the best for the cgtalk team!

04 April 2011, 02:10 AM
I really like this design!

04 April 2011, 09:09 PM
arokz: Thanks for the comment dude. Glad your inspired that's nice of you to say. Good luck to you too!

KielFiggins: Thanks and more you shall see:) Also, no story behind the finger count however there is a story behind the string count on the harp wings. I don't want to give too much away yet but it has something to do with "String Theory " and the 11 dimensions of hyperspace.

stefanobernardi: Sweet thanks for that!

Gaboon: Glad you like!

So, I finally started sculpting and got some more things blocked in. I'll be grinding on the sculpt this weekend. Much more to come and thanks for looking.

04 April 2011, 07:09 PM
Looking forward to seeing this progress. Very interesting and unique design.

04 April 2011, 08:11 PM
Looking Great thus far dude! looking forward to seeing the progress!

04 April 2011, 10:02 PM
Good job, I really like this one!!

04 April 2011, 10:36 PM
I dig this design, reminds me of pyramid head a bit. One thing I can't help but notice is how overpowering the wings are... To me the focal point of the design is what he's doing with the strings, the strings are more important than the wings and their thickness is distracting from that. I see something like thinner, elongated wings with more sets of strings, layered possibly or just longer. Possibly an extra set of arms or an extra amount of fingers, like 20. It's probably too late in the game to mention any of this I guess.

Either way man, it's a good piece.

05 May 2011, 05:37 AM
man do I love those harps. I am eager to see those sculpted.

The melting candles are a pretty sweet touch.

Keep those updates coming! :buttrock:

05 May 2011, 12:10 AM
It's really unique concept.I like it.

05 May 2011, 02:03 PM
I feel a big update coming :) Cant wait!

05 May 2011, 09:03 PM
wow. That concept is really really great. It slightly reminds me of that Angel of Death from Hellboy II...
not that it looks too similar, its just...equally great. =D

Keep it up!

05 May 2011, 12:40 AM
Nethermind: Thanks you too!
Metatron001: Thanks bro here's a little progress.
MatoH: Thanks!
Labotomizer: Thanks, I've been P-heads biggest fan since 2001. Appreciate the suggestions.
Beneto: Thanks, well I started sculpting them just for you buddy:)
Jae-Keum: Thanks for commenting.
arokz: ha, sorry to disappoint but here is a smallish update. Thanks for commenting.
Mesophras: Thunks, this is the best compliment ever! If only it were true:)

Here is another sculpting update... still a lot to do. The partially sculpted wings are not in the final position I'm just sculpting them this way. The bottom screenshot gives a slightly better idea of the final wing orientation. Also I'm not sure about the keys on the strings yet, might be better with just crystals. Thanks for looking!!!

05 May 2011, 01:41 AM
Really love the style of this one and a great silhouette! Keep it going :)

05 May 2011, 02:41 AM
woh... haha i am falling in love with it already haha

05 May 2011, 02:46 AM
woh... haha i am falling in love with it already haha

05 May 2011, 09:36 AM
OMFGG!!! dude yours is by far my favorite im sorry to everyone else but FCUK im srsly in love with this bro, i really cannot wait to see it finished.

05 May 2011, 09:55 AM
Yeah, a very unique approach, brilliant.

I do hope you're going to put in a few more musical hints in the details later (when the sculpting is further complete), like music notes going along the fabric / sash? (You know, as in sheet music, but not overly present ofcourse.. subtle and embroided?)
Keep it up, this entry is like music to my ehm.. eyes.

05 May 2011, 01:41 PM
Hey, you commented on my God of Nullity and offered a PO!

So I am checking out your piece. It is solid, allthough I am kinda nervous that mine and your's head design remind of each other.

It is allright though, I love the way it works with your design and those wings are genius. Can't wait to see more of him!

05 May 2011, 04:50 PM
really nice idea and sculpting so far!!..want to see it painted already..haha keep on :buttrock:

05 May 2011, 11:30 AM
This is just overwhelmingly awesome ... so beautiful! Definitly my favorite so far!

05 May 2011, 12:08 PM
Keep it up I love it.

05 May 2011, 12:59 PM

Looks great! Looking forward on seing some texturing work.


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05 May 2011, 10:32 PM
I like your silhouette, I want to see the end.

05 May 2011, 10:33 PM
I like your silhouette and modeling, I want to see the end.

05 May 2011, 08:22 AM
Gaboon: Thanks glad you like.
ZenArc: Thanks for the comment.
aglot89: OMFGG thanks dude! lol best comment:)
Feronius: Ha, thanks man yeah I appreciate the suggestion. Regarding the sheet music I decided to go a more suggestive route and made some subtle spirals and such.
PavelSokov: Thanks dude I appreciate the comment. Regarding the head design I don't think our heads look to similar but yours is still pretty sick;)
rattlesnake: Thanks man, I'm going to paint it up tomorrow... night I guess. Won't be too serious cause of time but I'll try.
mokhron: Thanks for the kind words I hope other people share your view!Thanks for the
timothyadowns: Thank you I'm tryin:0
[mad-one]:Thanks! I'm going to texture it tomorrow/Friday:(
blackneko: Awesome thanks!

PS: I'll show the wings in a better pose when I do the "final renders." Also, I will attempt to do the low/uvs/bakes/textures tomorrow and Friday.:( Thanks for looking!

05 May 2011, 08:58 AM
Thats really cool, i love your model and the style of this concept... very good sculpting skill... good job

05 May 2011, 03:12 PM
Right on dude! It's looking sweet.

05 May 2011, 07:33 PM
I can't wait for the final render, its boss

05 May 2011, 08:36 PM
hellz yea! i'm really liking the wings espcecially the hard edging, i like the chipped off bits a lot. You handled the drapery really nicely, i think that was def the best choice. Hurry and bust out that game mesh!:buttrock:

05 May 2011, 11:03 PM
KingstonZ: Thanks a lot dude!
Metatron001: Thanks Metatrizzy!:)
PavelSokov: Thanks here are a few more shots. I'm working on the low poly right now.
GnarART: Thanks so much man! Yeah that "chipping stuff" is really fun all planar brush. BTW I'm starting the game res now hope I can work fast...

Here are a few more shots more to come soon I hope. Thanks for looking and go CG!

05 May 2011, 04:20 AM
That's looking great!

I am a big fan of the helmet design. I also like the angular spiral design that you use throughout the design.

Keep rocking on that game mesh! :buttrock:

05 May 2011, 04:42 AM
Wings are lookin sick man! I like how you executed that twisting of the dress from the rib cage. Looks cool!

05 May 2011, 05:06 AM
yeah looking awesome so far, u have to print this one, imagine having this sculpture in your desk, u can airbrush it !!..keep on the good work!

05 May 2011, 08:32 PM
Very moody renders! i like 'em! now let's see that game mesh:)

05 May 2011, 12:42 AM
looks super cool man, nice model.

05 May 2011, 03:53 AM
Beneto: Thanks Brutha! Glad you likey:)

Metatron001: Thanks a lot man... I re-did that area a bunch a times trying to get the right feel. I'ts suposed to be kinda suggestive of strings.

rattlesnake: Oh fo sho thank would be so sick! Thanks for the comment.

GnarART: Thanks here you go bud... more to come.

bluwolf: Thanks!

OK so, I got the low res and bakes done. Model is 12,498 tris, shown here with Normal and AO. Working on textures atm ...bout to crack a redbull...time is slipping away.Thanks for looking everyone!

05 May 2011, 05:58 AM
w00t! that's awesome. The game mesh looks slick. Projections turned out really good.

Combined with the camera angle from the first screenshot, he really has the presence that a god like this needs.


05 May 2011, 08:00 AM
Nice job on the low res and bakes....GO GO GO GO!!

05 May 2011, 12:51 PM
Beneto: Thanks a lot bro...Well here is another low angle shot with some color. more to come.
Metatron001: Thanks Ian I'm going...

So, I did a rough color pass still more to do. Shown here with color, norm, ao only.(I still have to make spec maps) More to come and do thanks for looking.

05 May 2011, 03:50 PM
Yea! looking sick, really epic and godly looking. liking the gradient on the texture. Bakes came out great.

Finish it up!:buttrock:

05 May 2011, 08:22 PM
Yea! looking sick, really epic and godly looking. liking the gradient on the texture. Bakes came out great.

Finish it up!:buttrock:

agree! go man! :bounce:

05 May 2011, 09:37 PM
I love the design! Very dramatic. Almost there!

05 May 2011, 04:00 AM
It looking great, my friend. Nice palette.

Keep rocking!

You got my sword

05 May 2011, 11:49 AM
GnarART: Thanks a lot ! I'm tryin to finish lol, gettin close.

rattlesnake: Thanks man I'm goin...

Midost: Thanks Margret! Yeah I'm getting close.

Beneto: Aragorn! Glad your liking the paint. Still got a few minor tweaks on the textures then I'm going to prepare/ layout the finals...

Thanks for all the support everyone! Go CG!

05 May 2011, 01:43 PM

There are so many things I think is great with this one :) Very nice work! Glad we got some extra time so more polish and joy goes into this years works!


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05 May 2011, 07:57 AM
Thanks Mad One!
Ok finally done, thanks for looking!!

This has been a great contest hope cg wins

05 May 2011, 03:19 PM
Alright dude! The model turned out great! I like how the arm is more raised than the concept was. It really feels like he's offering something, or bringing something forth, so to speak. Nice pose! Stellar work on the sculpt. Cloth looks amazing..really love the anatomy on the arms and the nasty skeksi-like hand. The red could have been turned down a 'tune' imo in the main shot, but it's all good! Great job man! now it's time to relax.

06 June 2011, 08:14 AM
congrats on completion! this is my preference for what a "god" should come across as. something more of the unknown, less robotic, and mysteriously creepy. i enjoy the bold red... it helps seperates the image from all the great rendered entries and keeps this one more focused on the idea/design. very inspiring :bounce:

06 June 2011, 03:12 AM
It turned out great, brother. I was really happy when I saw this.

(sorry for the late reply, I was on vacation when you submitted, and when I came back, I procrastinated :P )

This is a serious contender, I wish you best of luck for the public voting.


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