Character Concept - Swamp Troll

Hi, first post here! Just wanted to share a troll project I rendered in Blender.

A little about this project, he was sculpted in zbrush and textured in substance, with some retopo work in Blender. I used rigify to rig and pose him(which was a first for me). The cup and some of the trash accessories were modeled in Blender and textured in substance. For the hair, I used the vfx grace hairbrush plugin (was my first time using it and I love the hair modifiers). Some of the trash in the stream and the plants were from Quixel. The eyes are from the flipped normals eye kit. I wanted to disclose the stuff I didn’t make myself. Anyway, I had a lot of fun creating this over the last week and wanted to share, thanks for looking at my project! If you wanted to check out any of my other work or see more WIPs I mainly post on IG @chrisjamescg Since I’m new here I can only put one image in this post. I’ll be posting any of my other Blender centric pieces here, which I’m sure there will be more. Blender is the freaking best. :partying_face:


Great work, love the lighting, this is kinda sad truth : plastic everywhere.
I think he wants to own a hottub badly.


So, even Swamp Trolls like to stop at Starbuck’s? :slight_smile:


Haha, more like he found someone’s discarded cup in the swamp.

Here’s a closeup of his ugly mug.


Great work!

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This is fantastic, although he is ugly he is appealing! Well done

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Good work! You use a hdri for the background?

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Thanks! Yeah, I think it’s from HDRI Haven. I figured it was going to be a shallow depth of field shot no sense in spending time setting up a forest.

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Ya, I get that. You can get some realy good looking sceans with nothing other than shadow cacher, I created this one Link with shadow cacher and a 16k HDRI.


Come to think of it, maybe that’s a Frappucino … :wink:

Seriously, this is a well-designed image. The foreground works really well and adds interest.

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Haha - thanks! Appreciate it.

Brilliant work and excellent addition and execution of details. Inspiring - keep it up!

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I featured you on BlenderNation, have a great weekend!

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Awesome - thank you very much!

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You’re on the #featured row! :+1:

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Wow, the way he holds the cup is quite endearing.

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Brilliant Work!

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