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Yano Claeys - Entry 2021

Yano Claeys - Entry 2021

Yano Claeys
by yano on 29 May 2021 for Rookie Awards 2021

Hi there! I'm Yano Claeys, a 3D character artist with a passion for medieval and fantastical characters. I'm currently at the end of my second year at Howest DAE. Looking for an internship februari 2022. Hope you enjoy my work, Cheers!

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Eilesti - The Local Druid

I made this character for the Grads In Games 2021 character art challenge. I was one of the finalists in the Rising Star category. It was my first time making a game ready character and learned a lot! The challenge really pushed me to make a finished portfolio piece in a relatively short time.

Original concept made by 'Alessandro Rossi'.

|WIP| Mercenary

Here's an upcoming character I'm working on, I recently finished the high poly sculpt. Very happy with the direction this is going, I'll definitely include the finished project in my entry next year!

Learned a ton of new techniques like XYZ projection and some handy Marvelous designer tricks also got some great feedback while working on this and continue to do so. Can't wait to show the final result!

Original concept by: 'Jian Li'

Here's a before and after view of some of the feedback I got while working on the face of the character.


This is my first full body character from a year ago sculpted in Zbrush. This is the project that made me fall in love with 3D character art!

Original concept made by 'Weihao Wei'.


Wanted to get a taste of environment art in Unreal, for most assets I used Megascans and props from the Unreal marketplace since this was mostly a lighting and composition exercise.

Concept based on the work of 'Marthe Jonkers'.

Sawed Off Shotgun

Sawed off shotgun based on the concept by 'Ivan Taranenko'

If you like my work, feel free to follow me on Artstation here.

Thanks for taking a look at my entry!

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