“The creation of this work took three months but [over] two years,” explains Gameloft’s Maria Alexeenko. “This is an old project that was started and never finished. I returned to it after a long break and was able to complete and improve it with some of my new skills.”
The biggest challenge Maria faced on this image was creating the fur, something she had never attempted before. “After trying out different hair creation techniques I decided to use hair cards. I made a texture for them in Blender using particles, and placed hair cards in 3ds Max, checking the final view in Marmoset throughout the entire process.”
Maria says she is inspired to create work by whatever her emotions are like at a particular moment, but she is particularly moved by music, nature, the work of other artists and a desire to express herself.
ARTIST Maria Alexeenko SOFTWARE Zbrush, 3ds Max, Uvlayout, Substance Painter, Blender, Marmoset Toolbag