The jury has deliberated and here are the runner-ups for The Beast Contest! The jury had a very hard time picking their favorites from such a huge amount of entries and the votes and sensibilities were very diverse.
As a reminder, all runner-ups won a lifetime Substance Live Indie license, that includes all future versions/upgrades of the software for eternity!
Congratulations to all the winners and to all of you really for making this contest a huge success. It has been amazing following each contestant's progress over the past 2 months!
The Top 3 winners will be announced on Thursday!
4th: Sage by OccultMonk
5th: Sombreuil by Walgrind
6th: Fading Memory by Cai
7th: Bitter Revenge by RenanTorres
8th: The Manticore by Cersei_Lannister
9th: The Oldest Beast by MURIL
10th: Beauty's Pet by Firith
On the SAGE (4th Place). I ran out of time, the texturing and shading should have been much better! And I also hadn't time to pose him. I still had a very long todo list. This version was just not up to par at all unfortunately. I will be re-texturing him when I have the time in 6 weeks. Since the model itself was finished a better 'monochrome' version is availible at ArtStation: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/4lbJW
I learned a lot of new techniques during this competition. It was my first time really using Substance Painter. I had only about a day for the texturing. It's a great program and I will be using it a lot! (Of course Quixel is great too :-)).
Deadlines are are a bitch.