Ryan Christopher Hidalgo  Entry 2021

Ryan Christopher Hidalgo Entry 2021

Ryan Christopher Hidalgo
by RyHidalgo on 14 May 2021 for Rookie Awards 2021

I am proud to debut and share a collection of some of my school and personal work as an entry for The Rookies contest, I would like to thank the Academy of Art University and the Rookies in guiding me through the road towards being a 3d artist in an industry that relates to my passion towards movies and cinematics.

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The Dreadlight Pivot

The Dreadlight Pivot is the evil antithesis of Yun Huai Huang's concept "The Pivot", a powerful creature that can summon the portal to multiple universes, equipped with near indestructible Beholder armor that enables the Dreadlight to full 360 degree field of vision,  and equipped with a set of ranged and melee weapons, this creature is truly a dread to any unfortunate universe it chooses to come upon.

(Software used: Maya, Zbrush, Uvlayout, After Effects, Nuke, Substance Painter)


A fun concept of a cross between a Rhino, a Gorilla, and an Alligator.  This astonishing beast roams the mountainous barren lands waiting to be discovered by any hapless wanderers it will eventually encounter.  

(Software used: Maya, Zbrush, After Effects, Nuke, Substance Painter)

Seductress Manticoress

My original concept of the mythical Manticore in its female form (Manticoress), borrowing features of a angler fish as it lures its pray closer to pouncing distance, this design takes concepts of a centaur and a dragon along with the distinguishing features of a Manticore like its scorpion like tail and its three mouths.

(Software used: Maya, Zbrush,  After Effects, Nuke, Substance Painter, After Effects, Nuke,)

Medieval High Fantasy Naruto Concept

A genius of appeal project presentation, that combines the appealing factors of the pop culture hit anime character Naruto and the amazing design of WETA studios Elven Armor concepts found in the Lord of the Rings Anthology.

(Software used: Zbrush, Keyshot, AfterEffects and Photoshop)

The Struggle between Good and Evil

A Zbrush sculpt I worked on, inspired by the Angels and Demons statue found in Piazza Del Popolo in Rome, with a dynamic pose and texture set that emphasize the harsh dualities of the angelic and demonic side of the overall piece.

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