Warrior of the shadows
ARTIST Aidin Salsabili SOFTWARE Zbrush, Maya, Marvelous Designer, Substance Painter, Marmoset Toolbag
“I loved creating the character for this project; studying the Native American tribes and culture was something special,” explains freelance character and prop artist Aidin Salsabili. “I gathered a ton of reference with lots of details. It was essential to make the characters feel soulful. Accurately mimicking the Native American warrior’s make-up was very important.”
The image was created as part of Artstation’s Wild West Challenge, which gave artists two months to submit their work. In order to improve his rendering, Aidin has been studying lighting and composition. “I suggest black and white movies for everyone. They are incredible for bettering your understanding of lights, shadows and composition,” he says.