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Houra Ershad - Character Art - 2021

Houra Ershad - Character Art - 2021

Houra Ershad
by HouraErshad on 1 Jun 2021 for Rookie Awards 2021

Hi all! I'm finishing Think tank online program, asset creation for film. These are my final projects for past two terms there. I tried to express myself through them alongside learning technical part of the process, so I enjoy what I'm doing, the most. Hope you enjoy watching them as much as I did making them.

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A likness of actress Golshifteh Farahani

Her love for music, her country and its culture was my source of inspiration for the concept.

On the necklace, is a part of a poem from a Persian poet, Saadi in expressing his love for his country:

"I feel free, from the day I got captured by you."

Background music is a shortened version of a piece played by Golshifteh Farahani:

The tea-set's detail is mostly hand-sculpted in ZBrush

Face close-up render elements

Sculpted details of the character and the dress

Making of the dress was a back and forth process of designing and fitting in Marvelous Designer,  and no premade sewing pattern was used. 

I just wanted to make something to match the feeling of the scene and the concept I had in mind.

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A 3D recreation of a concept by Monty Guy

Concept and final render comparison

The smoke was designed in After Effects and outputted as render sequence to be used in look development process.

For the wings I used Ornatrix for Maya, and all the feathers are hand-placed one by one.

Render elements

ZBrush screenshots

Feathers were sculpted and placed once in Zbrush and then moved to Maya to define the placement of the Ornatix version.

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