Just wanted to drop a post to answer some of the question and to say thanks for the kind words.
“It makes me think of the movie Men in Black.”
-He was originally inspired by the matrix (Neo) But in the last design
i added some body armor under the influence of Blade.
“or did you use some gizmo like Raytracing or Radiosity?”
-Its rendered with a combination of normal pointlights and spotlights
along with a Fake GI set (around 32 spotlights with very low energy)
Set to only light the character layer, to avoid icky multiple shadows on the floor.
“Weren’t you going to be doing a Matrix like animation with him?”
-Yep thats still the idea, but after working a week on him im changing projects, cause the bills wont pay themselves and my attention span is quite short on most projects
But since he’s now completely rigged including his coat there’s no real excuse for me anymore to not do it, im hoping to do some little tests with him soon.
“when the T shirt will be ready?”
-I believe Kib allready ordered one to see the quality of it, so after he gives the okay it should be available.
On a final note for those wondering how i did the smoke is that i “faked” it
as in not doing it in 3d (which saved me alot of time) i took about 20 pictures with a digital camera infront of a neutral background, picked the best ones and started cleaning them up in photoshop, finally applied them to the final image.
Here you can see an example of the finished smoke on the left side and the original on the right.
(and yes i know smoking is bad for you