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Favorite Work From 2020 - Gabriel Monteiro

Favorite Work From 2020 - Gabriel Monteiro

Gabriel Monteiro
by gabrie1 on 30 May 2020 for Rookie Awards 2020

Hi everyone! My name is Gabriel Monteiro and I'm a second-year student at the University of Hertfordshire aspiring to become a 3D character artist or 3D generalist. It has been a tough year so far but I'm very proud of what I learned with the latest projects I've worked on so I hope you like them too!

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Annalise, the violinist

Annalise is the main character of what was supposed to be my final project this year but sadly our group wasn't able to continue the production of the short film due to the COVID complications. She is an android violinist about to play her final song one last time before her battery completely runs off. She's elegant and has the posture of an aristocratic. She's definitely the hardest and most elaborate character I have ever worked on. 

I was responsible for modeling and texturing of the full character plus her violin. The software used was Zbrush, Maya, Substance Painter, Photoshop, and Blender. The original concept was by my friend Owen Clarke.

Highpoly sculpts

Annalise's Violin

Her violin is an electric, futuristic piece that started from a concept made by my friend Fred Austin. It's supposed to reflect her in its design and shape. 

Ahsoka Tano, the Padawan (fanart)

A fanart of my favorite character from the Star Wars TV show The Clone Wars, the best show I watched growing up. I'm a huge fan of Star Wars and this was a personal project done before finishing Annalise just to practice. Sculpted in Zbrush, Retopo'd in Maya, Textured in Substance/Photoshop, and rendered in Blender! 

Ahsoka Tano is property of Disney, just to make sure!

Other Projects I worked on:

Racing Mini

This was a project I started by the end of last year and finally managed to finish now that I had more time. I wanted to turn a family-friendly car into an underground racing beast! I always loved the idea of tuning and adding cool decals and was inspired by games like Need for Speed and APB: Reloaded. Can you spot the references? :)


A small personal project, done in about 24 hours. It was my first environment piece and I really loved how it turned out! Once again, see anything familiar?  

Thanks for taking the time to give my work a look, really appreciate it! 

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