I did this for a demo for a potential client. As far as the demo goes, it’s done, but I would still like to take it a bit further, e.g. the shields need some more scratches and dents, the background is quite empty, the clump of shields is too “perfect” (I dupliverted them to icospheres), etc. One other thing I’ll have to fix is the fact that the cloak lost its cloth bake (again!), so I’ll have to re-bake it to make sure it doesn’t lift up around the warrior’s shoulder. I’m not sure why the baking is lost every now and then (without me editing the cloth).
In order to save time, I used a MakeHuman model to start off with, but I rigged him in order to control his pose.
Anyway, please provide upbuilding feedback.
Here is the main one:
And here is another one I toyed with, which created another mood:
…and here is the original image that provided the inspiration. One can see that the shields in there has a lot more character in terms of dents and holes. I’ll try to make time to fix that.
Note: I did not try to make a copy of the original.