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ZBrush - Week 9 - Night Elf Druid - Rendered by Dreamspirit ZBrush - Week 9 - Night Elf Druid - Rendered by Dreamspirit
"The Flag Runner"
Digital Sculpture Completed on April 1, 2013

This my first fully-painted ZBrush model, and she is quite the labor of love.

For those that are unfamiliar with the creature: in Warcraft, Night Elf Druids can shapeshift into elfy-looking cats. This particular one is running a flag from Warsong Gulch (a sort of "capture the flag"-style PvP Battleground).

She was modeled and then polypainted from scratch and the background/setting is a very, very modified screenshot from World of Warcraft. Had I more time for the assignment, I would have put her in a more "natural" setting, but that's how the cookie crumbles sometimes. :)

This is my first attempt using the render settings of ZBrush, and I'm not entirely thrilled by the results, but I'm certain I'll continue to learn and grow in time. This piece completes my homework for my ZBrush course, too, so if you want to see how far I've come since January, check this out:

I hope you guys like the result! I put a lot of love into her and I'm really pleased by the result, and hope that down the road I can get a 3D print of her, perhaps.

For views of other angles, please look here:




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:iconlunewen:
Lunewen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
I love all the details you put into your 3d sculptures!!
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:iconbennettlizzy81:
Bennettlizzy81 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Oh so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!  I'm glad you enjoy it!
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:iconmercy-kun:
Mercy-kun Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
It's gorgeous! I am speechless! <3
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so very much! :)
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:iconmercy-kun:
Mercy-kun Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
No need to thank me. :D
It's awesome! <3
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:icononelnick:
Onelnick Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Amazingly done!The details look awesome.
I really wish WoW would be like that!                    
Stein Falling 
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for the compliments, and me too! 
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:iconlucidkitsune:
LucidKitsune Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow! Amazing work! The Druid has always been one of my favorites <3  Great detail in the cat, I love the musculature and the anatomy is great! Love the effects on the flag as well. 
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so very much for all your kind words!  I had a lot of fun trying to figure out the anatomy of how the NE druid would look like with a bit more definition, and i"m glad you liked how she turned out. :)
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Inku-inku Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
This is probably the first digital sculpture work I've ever favorited, since digital sculpting and 3d are really not my thing, by gosh, this piece looks awesome! Dynamic, incredible structure and attention to anatomy (oooo muscles!) and detail. Good lighting. Quite nostalgic for me too, heh.
Great job!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
WSG brings back a lot of memories for me too! So many flags: so little time. ;)

Thanks for the kind compliments and I'm glad you like the muscles and dynamic pose! I definitely poured a lot of time and effort into this girl, so its wonderful being able to share the final result. In regards to lighting: this was my first time trying to do a "render" of a model, so I think there are about 12 layers that contributed to lighting in the render, so I'm glad you like how they all came together! Prior to doing this model I just sort of... assumed that once you finish your model you just hit a button (like "Print Screen") and slap on a background and effects. How wrong I was!
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mymlansdotter Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Wow, this is really great! I'm curious - are you doing the Zbrush course online or at a local school?
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
I am taking an online course through the Gnomon School of Visual Effects: [link]
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:icongwen-di:
gwen-di Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is really awesome, greatly done <3 i love druids... and warsong gulch.. (:
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:iconjhenrhiida:
JhenrhiIda Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I loved Warsong Gulch. This piece is beautiful! While you couldn't go with the natural, I think this shows the beauty of the game and the setting of the PvP ground. I love the colors too!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm so glad you enjoyed this piece and that the setting and colors evoked a fond memory for you. :)
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:iconfishbertus:
Fishbertus Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing! Reminds me of the good ol' days!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad it brings back memories for you!
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:icon009-1:
009-1 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Very creative =D
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!
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:icontarkheki:
tarkheki Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
It's a superb final product- professional quality, really enticing, and a great promo image, even if it's not really a "promo" image for the game!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Man, Bernice, your words humble me. :) Thanks so much, and I'm glad you like how she turned out!
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:icontarkheki:
tarkheki Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
My words are only telling the truth! You are FANTASTIC!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
<3 <3 <3!
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:iconaguarush11:
AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is incredible! how did you add the color?
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I painted directly on the model I sculpted in ZBrush using polypaint inside ZBrush. :)
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:iconaguarush11:
AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thats awesome! ill have to try zbrush sometime. does it work on a mac?
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
You'd have to check on the ZBrush/Pixelogic site to make sure. I personally use a PC. :)
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AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sounds good thanks!
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:iconrihouston:
RiHouston Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How often I have done this in game myself. The textures and colors are gorgeous! You did a beautiful job capturing the spirit behind this!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for the compliments on my work! I'm glad you could feel the spirit of Druid's swift movement and that the textures and colors appeal to you! I put a ton of love into her, and it's so wonderful to hear it's appreciated. :)
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:iconnakomiwolf:
Nakomiwolf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is amamzing.
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I appreciate the compliment!
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PinkoPrint Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Very cool and lovely
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconpinkoprint:
PinkoPrint Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student General Artist
your welcome
: )
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OmegaTheLoyal Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Love love love love love love love love love love love love!
I know I've already commented on one of your pics of this but holy crap is this amazing! You're making me want to go back to playing. <3
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
You have no idea how much your words mean to me! That's a LOT of "love"! :D

Thank you SO much for taking the time to comment and leave me feedback. I truly appreciate it. :)
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not-really-eviL Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
This is the blueprint, for the next WoW engine!

I have only ever seen Zbrush being used by others, I have never touched it firsthand, but it must be awesome to pan around and view all the angles!(Or at least I think that's how it works) Very VERY impressive work!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
It really is neat being able to use ZBrush to move around the model, but that does mean there are TONS of angles and little details that no one will ever see, haha! But I know it's there, and I guess that's what's the important part. ;)

That said, I'm glad you like her! Thanks again for being so supportive all along the way as well, I really appreciate it!
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yaggun Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Its fantastic!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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:icongimmiecookie:
GimmieCookie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Ohhh this is how I feel capturing the flag :D
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm glad this picture captured that feeling for you! :)
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:iconmankrikscow:
mankrikscow Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
this would make an awesome action figure IRL :D i'd definitely buy it :)
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aww, thank you for the compliment!
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:iconmankrikscow:
mankrikscow Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
no prob! you deserve it! :)
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:iconellyke:
ellyke Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and now i would kill to see you do the troll cat o.o cus even as a horde-lover i gotta say this looks damn good.

:3 happy troll face
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Why thank you, I'm glad you like this!

I've no idea if/when a Troll Druid might come to fruition, but I think I'm planning on a Tauren Druid sometime for sure. :)
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