View Full Version : Dominance War V - 3D - KingstonZ - God of Authority

03 March 2011, 04:18 PM
Hope i m not too late to start, been busy this while.

My idea is pretty simple, dragon = god, warfare machine = power and authority, Futuristic = entertainment values, i m thinking of using Dragon or girl + futuristic + warfare machine to show the power, authority type of god. Think is still too early to confirm the detail. anyway i have to speed up my progress, everyone here is doing great and fast.

some early concept drawings:


03 March 2011, 05:58 PM
this direction is more toward the dragon concept:
trying to make him transformable to 3 mode: god mode, dragon mode and war machine mode.( not confirm yet.)

comments and feedback are most welcome.

03 March 2011, 06:49 AM
really love the look of that top left sketch of its head!! :buttrock: also like the idea of it changing form.

03 March 2011, 12:11 PM
cool~!! great concept

03 March 2011, 10:15 PM
good to see you back for the main even ,
looking forward to your entry.your warm up was awsome.
i love the idea of the transforming. if you could pull that off. it would be godlike!
if you only go with doing 1 mode, i like V2 of standing mode.nice silhouette.

03 March 2011, 02:16 AM
my arch-villain finally decided to appear ! great thumbnail ! no comment for it yet, but just what i come in mind, how you gonna show all three of them ?

03 March 2011, 12:25 PM
Thanks for the comments and feedback guys,
Zoox- Thanks you like it, i have added some more details for the head in my new concept.
four-leaf- Thanks you like it.
lorez- good to see you here too, thanks for the info since the pre-war.
harlequin02- hi friend, is still in design stage , so i will try all possibility to get a good design, i may or may not do the transformation depends on my work seclude. why u call me arch-villain??.. lol

I m a bit busy at my job and working on this character, will go look at everyone's thread and comments when i m have time.. below is the final design of one mode.. i call it the - warfare tank mode.

try to make his head to be the missile launcher like a tank in this mode.. added more details for the head design, some hair at the back of his head as a power charge form thunder and lighting to make him more god like.... hope you like it... comments and feedback welcome.

04 April 2011, 08:36 AM
i have finalized my concept (finally), spend too long to figure out the concept of of his different mode.below are some of his movement study, mechanism and proportion study.
research some refs today and will start to work on the 3d modeling.

Movement, mechanism study

Finalize the god mode's proportion

04 April 2011, 01:07 PM
The more i look at the concept i did for the last post, i didn't have the feeling of a very special and powerful god, i go back to work on the concept a little more, and i have re-look at the 1st concept i have with the girl and machine:

i tried to maintain the original idea combining with the girl god idea, and i think it works much better for me now, below are some of the concepts:

i knew that i should work on the 3d as soon as i can ( I already started with the dragon model)... but if the concept don't work for me, i just don't feel great to continuous with the model. this is the final concept, i like it and i will have to race with time to finish it now.

Comment are all welcome.

04 April 2011, 04:49 PM
u ask me why i called you arch-villain ?! your concept is just . . . let say awesomely "inhuman", that's why.
well here's my input.:
-your dragon head is well place on the girl's head, i think i can suggest you to model a tail, so it gonna be like a "female agile Godzilla !" besides it might be also a support for your heavy dragon head for your female character, and also you might be able to design an awesome spine for it ?

-and that gun, i really gonna avoid that kinda a gun, instead a gun, maybe a "Godzilla knuckle !" on the left hand or maybe both gonna look awesome, so it also show a strength to your character ?

04 April 2011, 03:15 PM
harlequin02 ( - Great suggestion for the tail .. will really go think about that.
but i will still use the gun, there is a main reason for that big gun.... actually thats the whole idea of this god. if you look at that 1st concept silhouette you will know... hehe.

below are my update of the 3d blocking.. still super rough, focus more on the silhouette and the overall feel.. 2 days didn't really sleep. i have to move much fasterrrrrrrrrr! ! !

04 April 2011, 04:06 PM
nice one! You've got some insane concepts! 3d execution very good so far also. Looking forward to where you take this

04 April 2011, 08:16 PM
realy nice concept and g8 start

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04 April 2011, 02:55 AM
Hi Kingston,

great to see you joining the challenge, concepts look really cool.
can't wait to see your zbrush magic :)
All the best and good luck! :thumbsup:

jyh yang

04 April 2011, 05:17 AM
Thanks for the comments friends..

Update for today:

Still in silhouette Blocking, Need to move to detail model soon.

04 April 2011, 08:46 PM
Alrighty Kingston!
Looking badass already. Can't wait to see the outcome.

Good luck man ;)

04 April 2011, 10:18 PM
Looks really cool and promising !!
Go on , I'm curious how it will evolve!

04 April 2011, 11:50 AM
Cool concepts! :thumbsup:
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04 April 2011, 05:11 PM
that was fast ! I wonder how it gonna looked like in details.

04 April 2011, 09:37 PM
Looks pretty cool. :thumbsup:

04 April 2011, 12:15 AM
Update for today, adding alittle more details for the helmet.and designing the back pack....

show more of her face. the beauty of girl.. and try to make her more god like kind of features.

This is for myself to check if my concept really works.. not gona use this dragon head in the final, but knowing the helmet really able to transform in 3d make me feel good.

Don't know why i still wasting time to try transform her helmet,... but is fun.. hehe
i think she will look cooler in the 1st mode with some part of face covered, but wanted to show her full face in the final.. and try to see if the dragon idea will work.did some simple animation to see if it will work...

now gona use time wisely... detail details details!

Guys, thanks for all the comments... i will sure visit your post soon.

04 April 2011, 02:38 AM
nice, hope to see it rigged soon :)

04 April 2011, 07:31 AM
Those are all awesome sketches/ silhouettes.

The 3D part seems to go along nicely too. I really like that helmet design and animation.

Keep it up, I am looking forward to see more!

04 April 2011, 06:12 AM
it all good, but its just one thing that i realize from your dragon head design, it's a male dragon look, is it intended to show the character strength ? for i suggest that make it more female dragon look ?

04 April 2011, 11:30 PM
it all good, but its just one thing that i realize from your dragon head design, it's a male dragon look, is it intended to show the character strength ? for i suggest that make it more female dragon look ?

Hm... I rather think, that male dragon is more apropriate somehow. Just an opinion :)

04 April 2011, 10:05 PM
well my argument is when her helmet going full face, it's a male dragon head with a sexy female body. hmmm. . .

04 April 2011, 01:35 AM
this is the most interesting comments i ever heard, seriously i cant even different shape a male or female dog or tiger by just their head ( i guess all types of animal except lion ), dragon i guess is closer to crocodile or dinosaur , and how to make a crocodile or dinosaur looks female, with only a the mechanical helmet?( of cause is without adding eyelashes or makeup like cartoon ) The only female dragon i ever seen was at Sherk, the donkey's wife.... but i will definitely don't want to go for that. By the way, how you actually know the different between a male and female dragon?? . hehehe..interesting topic.

anyway, this helmet is still in wip... is a low-res model with no texture, the final will be in zbrush .. i already have some color idea in the textures to match the girl.

thanks all for the feedback, i m still working on the back pack now.. will update soon.

04 April 2011, 05:26 AM
the way her head transformed looks really cool. nice concept.

04 April 2011, 07:43 PM
Looking great! The head piece is really amazing.

04 April 2011, 10:09 PM
wohh loving the dragon head! cant wait to see the final product !

04 April 2011, 04:44 PM
female dragon huh ? well she show less teeth, less aggressive look , more curve ? and overall less profile. i think. . .

04 April 2011, 11:49 PM
Yes! Love the helm design! Concepts were all sweet too. Looking forward to updates.

05 May 2011, 04:48 AM

05 May 2011, 11:03 PM
last 2 week i have been caught up by work, not able to progress much , heavily behind seclude, 6 more days to go.. now i m bring her to z brush... gosh...sculpting, re-topo, bake maps.. textureing... 6 days left..( Cross my fighter ...... hope there will be more time given.)

Some update today:

added more details for the upper body, will sculpt more fine details at the belt or helmet in zbrush soon.

the backpack and the machine arm ( legs for the war machine mode)

Warfare machine mode transform from her backpack. ( may not work on it time

thanks for all the kind comments.... i will have to speed up now..

05 May 2011, 02:43 PM
These are the details i need to build and to sculpt in zbrush !

Able to work abit more on the details or shoulder and the feet. missing all the wires still.
side view

05 May 2011, 08:31 PM
Love the transitioning helmet! Too cool. And the same goes for the design of those talon-like boots. Can't wait to see what this looks like after you put it through ZBrush.

05 May 2011, 08:02 PM
Cross my fighter ...... hope there will be more time given.)..
I guess your cross finger thing helped. Thanks! ;)
Dominance War V has been extended by 7 days.
Deadline 11:59 pm Eastern Time, Monday, May 23rd, 2011

05 May 2011, 08:21 PM
I guess your cross finger thing helped. Thanks! ;)
Dominance War V has been extended by 7 days.
Deadline 11:59 pm Eastern Time, Monday, May 23rd, 2011

LOL... now there will be 12 more days...yeah!

05 May 2011, 10:16 PM

Put on a fresh coffee pot! You know what needs to be done :)


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05 May 2011, 02:33 AM
I guess your cross finger thing helped. Thanks! ;)
Dominance War V has been extended by 7 days.
Deadline 11:59 pm Eastern Time, Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Thanks for posting that update. What a relief!!!

05 May 2011, 11:06 PM
hi all thanks for the feedback, will visit everyone's thread rush to zbrush her abit.. coffeeee....

05 May 2011, 11:08 PM
today's update, have to focus the bigger stuff to add details in zbrush, still need a low poly model for her...and textureing... ahhh...

05 May 2011, 01:47 AM
This is looking very good. I like the whole backpack with the mechanical arms. Especially the ones on the side.

keep it up, time is getting short :D

05 May 2011, 07:48 AM
oh wow man I'm really impressed with you work! you have become an instant inspiration

05 May 2011, 02:33 AM
hi kingston, really cool modeling and design you have here!! i love the machine part on her head and shoulder! it look promising! cant wait to see more.....!!

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05 May 2011, 05:06 AM
my god~ it's awesome ! i hope you able to finish this ! cmon ! more COFFEE RAGE !

05 May 2011, 09:16 AM
Awesome stuff! Helmet design is really cool.

05 May 2011, 12:15 PM
This will be my final high-res mesh, working on my low poly model now, time is running out fast... will do my best ..

Close up of the helmet and her features.

more details added for the body arms and boots..

back views

Comments are welcome..
Back to work ..

05 May 2011, 09:48 AM
It looks amazing so far, Kingston. I find it so awesome that all of the machinery actually works and transforms. The detail is crazy too.

Really hope you can make the deadline !! Go go go!

05 May 2011, 11:47 AM
Hey Kingston the zbrush details look great!! will there be any part that will be glowing? something like tron but not too much may make the finished work more cyberpunk.

Almost there man, good luck! :)

05 May 2011, 06:44 PM
Hi all,

I didnt able to finish my entry on time, Something happened in my life( a good thing) in the middle of this com. and something happened in my office ( not so good thing) makes me no time to work on my god of Authority, but i really like this concept, and gona finish her no matter what... everyone doing great!! i will vote for the great entry here..

some WIP:

the skin texture done. with normal map.. no spec yet. this is my 1st time using marmoset ... really great tools... amazing.!

05 May 2011, 11:02 PM
working on the TEXTURES ... wanna try a dark version in future.

05 May 2011, 03:36 PM
I call it done for now... will still upgrade the textures in future...

great job everyone!

05 May 2011, 04:45 AM
Hi all, These are the Layouts i will be submit for Dominance War V, Hope everyone like it, if you love what you see here, Please Vote at the below link:

the whole progress in one post

Progress here ( for my entry

URL to the Dominance War Public Vote page:

Voting here (

Name: Kinston - Entry Name: God of Authority

The Final Submission Main Page Layout

The Final Submission Presentation Layout

The Final Submission Construction Layout

The Final Submission Texture Layout

The Final Submission Concept Design Layout

I have learn so much by working on this character model with you guys here.
thanks for all the feedback and comments.


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