Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Third out of 3, for now

Now the last one, the amazing Kaliman. This character is so interesting in so many levels! To many to discuss. I quick rundown of his background: he was found orphan and abandoned by a Prince who was the heir of the goddess Kali. The kid is raised to maximize human physical, mental and spiritual potency, and is by all definitions a "perfect" man. His goal in life is to protect justice, and becomes some sort of world class detective and crime fighter. His powers are of the mind (telekinesis, telepathy, so on...), and he knows martial arts and criminology, and everything else. He is not like a superhero in the sense that he does not fight supernatural monsters or villains, but he is supposed to be a bit above regular humans.

It was a radio show, a comic book and two movies all together. Kaliman's legacy has been forgoten in Mexico and Latin America quite a bit, but he is still very well known over there. Lots of fun to paint him!

Friday, November 20, 2009

3D personal project

In whatever little free time I've had, I've been working on what may become a big 3D project to be used in illustrations and stuff. This is one of the characters, modeled and textured in the old school way: modeled from a little cube, the textures made in Photoshop, just normal maps besides the colors, and rendered with only Ambient Occlusion. It was all made in Blender.

16270 faces.

Now to rig this...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

2 out of 3

Still working on the Mexican Heroes commission. 2 out of 3 done. Kaliman is requiring some changes, but should be done soon. Fun times with digital painting.