Final Polycount: ~82k (including hair cards)
Programs used: ZBrush, Maya, Substance Painter, Marmoset Toolbag 3
Completed: Dec. 2017 – Feb. 2018 (approximately 160 hours)
CubeBrush ArtWar2 current standing: First Round Finalist
I have always been drawn to historical and societal un-truths or misrepresentations. I’ve gathered over years of art history in University and even more time spent on my own doing research – that people today greatly underestimate the impact that the past has on who we are as a people right now.
I also love me a good monster. So marrying those two streams of thought I created a creature rooted in Roman history. I’d been learning more about the Coliseum and how politicians would fight in rigged fights to win public favour which I thought was a pretty good nugget of an origin. I also learned how people were not always just killed when they lost a match, instead they could just be maimed in a way that everyone forever would know their shame of losing. A more common maiming was having your nose cut off.
And here we have Sevarianus the Betrayed, an up-start politician with big goals and a tendency towards arrogance. He may have started as an honest man, but as the money and the success rolled in, soon he was growing more and more corrupted. When a higher official revealed a plot to him that even he – Sevarianus – thought was too heinous to be followed through with; the others quickly turned on him. Staging a “rigged” fight under the guise of promotion for Sevi, little did he know the fight was rigged against him. Disgraced, betrayed and exiled he turned to the gods for his vengeance. If he found his power as a lowly government official corrupting – he had no idea what the power of a god would do to him.
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