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  01 January 2003
Races of Middle Earth - Character - .::STRIKE::.

i'm in for this one

I have some precise ideas about my character but i'll tell more next time i'll post.
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  01 January 2003
Ahh... i saw you lurking on the challenge thread. I wondered when you would join!

Whatever you do, it will most likely be up to your usual standard.

No pressure, of course!
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  01 January 2003
héhé thx erilaz

Well let's start it. I choose to create a special creature named "The Swamp Keeper" from the haunted swamp of the Dead Marshes, where Gollum, Sam and Frodo where going across.

In the movie we have seen a Nazgul flying around the swamp, but i thought : All these undead are not kept just by Nazguls who are already alot busy with their tasks... So let's just imagine that the 3 companions met a strange creature named "Ar-Lum keeper of the undeads" during their travel. This one would be a mix of different textures like some bones found around the swamp, flesh of the deads, and some grass and mud, the whole thing kept by roots growing from the earth to keep him in an entire entity... sounds nice ?

This one will finally be a living thing, without anything living on him, and untouchable coz even destroyed, he could reappear by finding bones and flesh around... A kinda immortal spirit not created by Sauron, but here since centuries, and the beginning of the middle Earth... A kinda Death Ripper in fact... Keeping the deads were they are and neutral with everything and everybody. A free soul, but ready to give you the death and steel your spirit.

here are my first images :



I didn't use any UV maps for now, but just alot of different layers on my color maps, specular and bumps. I did that in something like 12 hours.

I have to add all the different mud, roots, grass and head of course
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  01 January 2003
nice start strike and interestig story
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  01 January 2003
Nice idea, and nice execution so far. What's his head going to be like?
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  01 January 2003
what a gret start! good solid story too. this should be excellent to watch
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  01 January 2003
Great start! I shall keep a close eye on this one.
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  01 January 2003
is that what i think it is hanging between his legs?
 
  01 January 2003
hmm... not my intention... it was flesh in fact...

Let's have a look to a final preview shot :



Original Background by Ted Nasmith : http://www.tolkien.com.br/imagens/i...the_marshes.JPG
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  01 January 2003
I like the environment...did you make that? the character looks cool too...have you had this in the making for a while or what cause your kicking the crap out of the time limit....great job
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  01 January 2003
Man, thats a great start and an interesting character, I like the textures.

But I have one really important not to be ignored piece of life saving advice.......

Slow down dude, its like 8 weeks until the next challenge

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  01 January 2003
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  01 January 2003
Holy Jeebus man! You move to fast! Great work, I love it!
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  01 January 2003
Definetly, I gotta start modelling...

Great work STRIKE.
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  01 January 2003
Great to see you in one this one, Strike!

And can I say - WOW! Your character so far is looking AWESOME!!! I particularly like the lighting on it - it's really showing off all the great tones you've put into the textures! Fantastic work so far, I'm really looking forward to seeing this one develop!!!

Good luck for the rest of the challenge!
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