Here's a turntable of Dezkin with the base I added. I wanted a turntable of him so I can compare him to the final version.
Here's a look at Dezkin. He's an octipus head with a human body. The model was provided by CGTalk. I started by giving him something to stand on. Floating characters always look like they are missing something. After modeling up the planks, I created a camera turntable so I can show work in progress videos. My greyscale and wireframe turntables are rendering, and I'll post them soon. Until then, Here's a greyscale and paint over concept color of the character.
As those of you in the industry know, Mari is the new biggest thing to come from the Foundry. It's a 3d painting package developed and used on Avatar and it's newest credit is on Harry Potter. Starting today, the Foundry and CGTalk are hosting a new competition to promote the software. I've been looking for a good project to start using the software, and I believe this is the one! The winner get's a new graphics card and a license of the software. It's not likely that I'll win this one, but it will be a nice piece to put on my site!