Mummy character + environment

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Howdy. There was a 24 hour art challenge with a horror monster theme that me and my buddy David (Razgriz as he's know around these parts) entered. We were assigned "The Mummy" as our creature. I did the character and David did the environment. (Oh, I did the fire bowl too.)

Here are some final 11x17s with screenshots taken in UDK. Plus a few of just the mummy taken in marmoset.


Mummy is 3,310 tris and has 2048x2048 diffuse, norm, and spec.

Even though the challenge is over I think I'll polish up my piece some and put it in my portfolio, so critiques are encouraged..


  • Razgriz
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    Yep, we done did this! Also, another question for the pros out there: Is this worth putting in a portfolio? It's not the best thing I've done, but given that it was completed in a stretch of 24 nonstop work-hours, I wonder if it's something that studios like to see (being able to work as a slave without sleep).

    And, like Luke said, critiques are very welcome, for some polishing and fixes.
  • cholden
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    Ah, you used to the Land of the Dead concept. Looks cool overall, but the stone-type (being so edge warn too) and the standing coffin there are very un-egyptian. Still pretty neat
  • Razgriz
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    I get what you're saying, I wish I had more time in the challenge to look at reference and do some concepting. I touched it up a bit, played with the lighting, and turned the spec maps down just a tad, before I throw it in my portfolio. Critiques still welcome.




  • Shiniku
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    Looks good Raz, I like the changes. I think the one thing that could still use work is the floor he's standing on. I think the parallax might be a bit too extreme - it almost looks like the stones are just floating above an empty void, and it just looks a little weird. I think you should bring the crevices between the bricks up higher or maybe just make the floor so that it's stones pretty much right up against eachother. I think that would look the most authentic and would also make a little more sense in terms of the structures that are resting on top of it.
  • chrisradsby
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    Open ceiling, having some kind of weird moonlight shining in just to get some nice lighting contrast in there?

    5 second crappy paint-over

  • Rhoutermans
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    a different light color to break up the brown everywhere helps a lot I think, nice idea! Very nice sculpting, proper lighting is already improving the scene. Can't wait for the final :)
  • Shiniku
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    I like the idea of blue coming from the ceiling, thanks for the paint over. I think that was one of the initial ideas we had.. the light chaffs would be coming from above with a cool color as opposed to from the coffin. I think it's definitely an idea worth revisiting though, as it could use some color contrast.

    I've continued work on the mummy some... did some dangly bandages. Got some better screenshots. Take a look:

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