The files for the armored Shadokesh have been delivered and China is working their magic.
Time to start on the Feral Shadokesh. I am no Zbrush expert so everything takes longer than it would if I had the same level of competence I currently posses with Rhino. I think this is the third Zbrush model I have worked on?
The base model is unposed and the arms and legs are still a work in progress. Once complete I will pose up six Ferals and add some interesting bits and details so that they are not just naked Shadokesh.
What is a Feral Shadokesh? There is a segment of their population who through injury or birth defect, cannot join the Great Call, a mass melding of intellect that resets and reprograms their base drives and desires. Not so much a hive mind but a weekly brainwashing session meant to get the collective working together towards a single purpose. They emerge from the joining still very much individuals but all now mirror the primary desire of the collective.
When a Shadokesh cannot hear the Great Call, they begin to revert to a far more primal mindset. Over time they become feral; Wild beasts with a rather ill temper.
I went a bit more exaggerated on the musculature than I felt comfortable with but sculpting for miniatures requires large exaggerated details or they will not ‘read’ in the final production piece.
If you ever wondered what a Shadokesh looks like without clothing or armor, here you go…