Reign of Fire - Dragonslayer

Even after 4+ years of having graduated form Gnomon, I love to go back and take more classes because the amount of knowledge and cool stuff I learn there is unmatched. That said, I just finished taking the Character Creation for Games class there with the amazing Damon Woods. This is my final project for it, and I would highly recommend that class to anyone. I learned so much and look forward to keep applying all the awesome things I got out of this class for my future work. I had the pleasure of working with Damon for over 2 years and having him as a teacher was an incredible experience. Check out his work here:
https://www.artstation.com/dkwoods
About the project:
Concept by Anton Lavrushkin
https://www.artstation.com/artonik
I love the movie "Reign of Fire" and when I saw this concept I knew this is what I wanted to make for the class. Visit Anton's page and read his explanation for his concept, because he expresses my exact feelings about it.
I am also a HUGE fan of Kratos from God of War so I tried to inject a little of that in there too... you can see him in the reference sheet.
I also reworked the pose at first to be able to get the camera closer to the camera (since the spear is so tall), but I also included a pose that resembles the concept.
I did take a few creative liberties compared to the concept, but just because I wanted to build such things (like the gas mask)
I hope you like it and thank you for looking!

Character Sheet

Character Sheet

Zbrush sculpt

Zbrush sculpt

ZBrush sculpt

ZBrush sculpt

ZBrush sculpt

ZBrush sculpt

Tattoo pattern

Tattoo pattern

Reference sheet

Reference sheet

Albedo and normal maps

Albedo and normal maps