Saturday, March 14, 2009

A Hard Day’s Knight, Part 2

It’s actually been a hard two weeks for me. I’ve been busy constructing a highly detailed mesh of the knight that I featured in my last blog post. Along the way, I made several changes over its original concept art. This is especially evident in the creature’s helmet. The one that I initially designed looked rather prosaic to me. I wanted a helmet that was more intimidating. Since Chaos Wielder and I had emailed each other recently about our drawing inspiration from H.P. Lovecraft, I thought of giving the helmet that calamari look that’s so in vogue among eldritch horrors. When I showed my work in progress to Dirtywick, he suggested adding horns to the helmet. I was skeptical at first, thinking that horns might detract from the helm’s cephalopod look, but it looked quite nice when I stuck them on.

Of course, the helmet wasn’t the only thing I worked on. I’ve tweaked, enhanced, or replaced every part of the model except for its head, which is now barely visible behind the helmet. Below is the final high-poly mesh of the creature. I’m going to construct a fully rigged and textured low-poly version next.


Chaos Wielder said...

I love the cephalopod devilry going on here!

E.C.Patterson said...

Your wife was right! This has evolved very nicely since the last version. That'll be a nasty encounter for sure.