an elderly curmudgeon, Rokly Wang (3D)


Title: an elderly curmudgeon
Name: Rokly Wang
Country: Korea (South)
Software: Maya, mental ray, Photoshop, ZBrush

Hi all, It is the first time that I upload my stuff on CGtalk!
I’d like to share a piece I’ve been working on for a while now.
It’s an attempt at a realistic portrait and I want to express him as an elderly curmudgeon.

Modeled in Zbrush. Texturing in Zbrush and Photoshop. Retopologized in 3DCoat, Rendered in Maya using mental ray, and the hair is using Maya hair system.

Thank you for watching.

(comments/critique welcome)

I have corrected everything you have pointed out


This image is top notch - great skin, amazing shader on eyes, excellent fabric, remarkable details - my only tiny comment on this would be the hair; specifically the top hair where there is somehow a bit of uniform strands going on. The rest of the hair are excellent, though - but other than that, two thumbs up :thumbsup::thumbsup:


Very impressive. Skin sculpting/modeling/texturing/shading is excellent. Beard is also very good.

I think the scalp needs some soft shadow from the hair.

Very very good.


Impressive image, excellent eyes!


Superb! Incredible realism (but root of hairs on the forehead)
I like squint!


WOW! Very good work!!


Very impressive!


Awesome work,the character is very realistic,but I am quite agree with NocturnalEyes and TheEmptyRoom,the hair still needs more work.I believe it will become a great work.Can’t wait for the finished result. :smiley:


I have corrected forehead hair you have pointed out :smiley:
hope you like it :wink:


Well, I guess this image is officially a 5-star piece!!! :beer:



Just one word, waow ! The sculpting is awesome.



great work! especially for the skin texture and the shader. very impressive!


Love your picture. Amazing textures specially on the face. Area between the neck and shirt is a bit strange, like cutting with scissors or someting like that, maybe shadows could be used to fix it.


top notch! 5*


WOW…very good work 5*…can u post the rendering passes of this face :slight_smile:


Great work, theres a good sense of realism here!


Hi~ How have U been?
I’ve been heard about you from hyunhee. Are u in seoul now?
Anyway, It’s very impressive work and I surprised!!


So detailed … very nice skin.


Thanks for your comment!
It’s really honor to me got cgtalk choice gallery :cry:

This is my breakdown render passes and face textures.

Hope you like it


excellent Job!