WIP | Character design inspired by Cyberpunk 2077 (and many many many others)

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Hi all,

Project quick brief:

I started this personal project a while ago when a lot of new games were announced earlier this year and felt very inspire to design my own character.
I started by gathering as many references as I could to have a nice idea of what this character will look like. For this piece, I want to make a explorer/passive type of character so fighting isn't his best quality ( he probably won't have a big ass gun or any deadly weapon) but brainy he certainly is. He is crafty and very resourceful.
I'm still adding new references every now and then to my pureref sheet but this is how it looks like today. Since it's a very big file I had to compress it a bit so you probably won't be able to see every image.







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  • Davidsousa
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    Davidsousa polycounter lvl 3
    Here's a few screenshot form early blockouts I did for this character and a quick paint over I did to feel the character a bit more ( I suck at drawing). At this point things were super rough and basic but I just wanted to get started with it and define volumes and proportions.



  • Davidsousa
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    Davidsousa polycounter lvl 3
    A quick look how the character looks today:



    I will keep posting more early sculpt screenshots and break it down a bit more.
  • dGreenberg
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    The style and look of this guy is great, @Davidsousa! I really like how you approached his face and vest. Is that recent render using one of the ZBro's material caps? Looking forward to seeing more updates with this dude!
  • Davidsousa
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    Davidsousa polycounter lvl 3
    @dGreenberg thanks 😄 
    For this render I just used the basic material and then I composed all the passes ( bpr render, Ao, Shadows and lights) in Photoshop.
    Hope that helps!
    -D
  • Davidsousa
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    Davidsousa polycounter lvl 3

    Here's the progress I did for the head.

    In the first iterations of the face I was going more for a evil looking guy and with time  I shifted towards a more friendly and hero type because that's how sci-fi Indiana Jones would look like B)
    I've been focusing a lot more in the rest of the body and haven't touched on its head for a long time. At this stage im not too worried about the head because I already have a good feeling about its head features.



  • Davidsousa
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    Davidsousa polycounter lvl 3
    Hi all,
    Just a quick update of what I did lately:
    Since I already had the all body blocked out I decided to cut the character in two and start focusing more in the upper body bits (still haven't touched in the face).




  • Davidsousa
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    Davidsousa polycounter lvl 3
    Hi all,
    It's been a while and I wanted to share some more progress on this character. So far the the upper body bits are nearly locked down. The hands, hair and the little companion on his back still need a bit of work/re-design.





  • rollin
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    rollin polycounter lvl 15
    Cyberpunk ftw!

    I like how this turns out. 
    My main crit atm would be that the folds of the jacket are kind of falling the wrong direction. Except you plan on putting a belt or strap or something above the waist which would cause the ends to be pushed back.
    Even then the fold on his right side give the material a sturdier look then on the other side which serves the type of jacket more imo.

    But it's not such a big thing.. keep it going! :)
  • Davidsousa
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    Davidsousa polycounter lvl 3
    @rollin Thanks for the feedback! I completely agree with you especially on his left side where the folds are going everywhere and makes the material feel less rigid.  It's really easy to get lost in the folds when you are hand sculpting them.  
    Thanks!
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