2011 Retrospective: Subject Zero
After creating Thane, for a while I wasn’t in the mood to create another alien. I was still in my Mass Effect 2 craze though so I wanted to create another 3D model from that game. I wanted a challenge and the decision came quickly: create Subject Zero. I was overwhelmed with her tattoos at first but after painting the first layer it became easier. It also helped that Jack is one of my favourite characters, otherwise I wouldn’t have endured XD
What I liked: I’m happy with how her tattoos turned out, though there’s always room for improvement :D For the longest time I was staring at my monitor so much my eyes hurt >_< Ah the things we suffer for our art. Anyway, when I finished painting her tattoos I was SOOOO RELIEVED you have no idea asdfghjkl
What I didn’t like: For all those layers I painted, there’s one thing that’s missing: her scars. Before creating her I didn’t notice that she had them, and when I finally was able to “see” the scars I was shocked. Those are horrible, nasty scars - maybe she initially had the tattoos done to cover them (well that’s my headcanon anyway). My painted scars didn’t look too convincing so I decided not to include them in the texture.
What I could’ve done differently: I probably would’ve spent more time sculpting her face. I spent lots of time on her texture but not much on her facial features. It’s likely not that obvious but my Jack model doesn’t have Jack’s gorgeous face, not exactly. It’s good enough I suppose, but a part of me would still like to capture Jack’s beautiful facial features.
I still want to do more Jack renders. I’ve been planning to do a series of Jack abstract nudes… perhaps when I finish my current projects I’ll start working on them XD