Why do I always find out about these contests so late? I guess a week should be enough to get it done though, so off I go!
User Level: Intermediate (...I guess)
Applications of Choice:
- Maya for modeling, rigging, animation, shading, rendering
- Mudbox and Photoshop for texture painting
In contrast to most of the other entries I've seen so far, I want to go into a more simple and stylized direction. I probably can't really compete with the realistic high-poly sculpts of other participants this way, but I think this contest could do with a little cute and silly.
I'll also try to stay around 15000 tris to keep the character game engine compatible
Quick summary of the background story:
This cat belongs to a tribe of warriors inhabiting the forest in the valley of a large mountain range. For generations, in order to protect their lives and homes they would have to fend off dragons descending from these very mountains each year during the winter solstice. All of that had changed two years ago, when a strange visitor offered them to take care of all their troubles. Since then, the dragons stopped coming and the once mighty cat tribe became dull and lazy.
Only one of them, the father of our hero, tried to maintain the fighting spirit of his kindred. But he soon disappeared without a trace, leaving behind nothing but his trusty spear. With this weapon strapped to his back (since he cannot hold it with his tiny paws), the son set out to find his father and investigate what had truly become of their scaly rivals...