The Speckled Mimic
Based on the Bleeding Tooth and the Pink Oyster fungi, this woodland mushroom adapted to its environment by mimicking nearby creatures for growth and survival. It typically imitates creatures with few predators, choosing a bright color scheme for added protection.
Modeled in Zbrush, textured in Photoshop and Substance Painter, lit and rendered with RenderMan in Maya, and composited with After Effects.
Credits to Reductio on Sketchfab for the photoscan of the log, and credits to OlegYurkov on Sketchfab for the photoscan of the tree.
Original design by me, concept sketch illustrated by Connor Driest