This is a sculpt I created as my Personal Portfolio project in my final year of university. The brief for the assignment was to create a piece of 3D artwork based on a 2D concept.
The concept behind this piece is Ailani, the Hunter by Caterina Capogrossi (https://www.artstation.com/caterinacapogrossi). The piece was created as artwork for a worldbuilding project and comic book series called Big Empty Blue, their mailing list can be found here (bit.ly/bigemptyblue), their social media and other links can be found here (https://www.reddit.com/r/bigemptyblue/comments/o4coj5/beb_all_our_links/).
I first saw the concept on r/worldbuilding on Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/worldbuilding/comments/pqlpbe/big_empty_blue_big_game_hunters/), and after being given the brief for the Personal Portfolio assignment, it instantly came to mind as I loved the concept and wanted to push my sculpting ability further and practice both anatomy and stylised characters. I messaged the creator of the post on Reddit to ask for their permission to use the concept, they turned out not to be the artist behind the piece, but another member of the Big Empty Blue team; they spoke to Caterina on my behalf, granted me permission to use her artwork.
This piece was sculpted, painted and rendered entirely in ZBrush, and composited in Photoshop.