Van 'Dvergr' Helsing

Got into Gothic Horror recently and I wanted to combine 'The Lord of the Rings' with my guilty pleasure movie 'Van Helsing.' So, why not make the character a pagan dwarf from the land of giants (Jötunheimr)... With a frost monkey and a crossbow. Yes, this is my version of a joke.

The character was sculpted using HD Geometry and baked into normals with larger forms in displacement maps. The monkey on his head was sculpted as an ecorche - inspired by Pygmy Marmosets and the Himalayan Yeti. Rendered with 4k Maps - downscaled to 2k maps because of the current set up I have - matched with 4 UDIMS for the head and body alone. The skin was textured using projects and hand painted in Substance Painter for clean up.

Testing Hair

Testing Hair

Rendering a photoreal eye

Rendering a photoreal eye

Skin Shader Tests

Skin Shader Tests