Hello everyone.My name is Rafael Vallaperde and this is my first post here.

This is my newest artwork, i call it mandragora and it is based of the original concept artwork(#prickle on inktober ) from the amazing Giselle Almeida! <3 You can check her artwork here:


Learning blender was something that i wanted to do in a long time, when i saw Gisa’s work i loved it to so much and thought it could be a great project to execute through a new tool and force myself to learn it. Used Blender 2.8 and Zbrush to sculpt and paint the prickly ones!
This the first time i create personal art that was’t using concept artwork that wasn’t of my own.It was really nice trying to live up to the original’s beauty of it but also take risks and try to improve it without deviating from too much from the original.

If you want to see more of my works go to my artstation: rafaelvallaperde) or check [lightfarm] studios website.

( i wasn’t allowed to add more images or links to the post, sorry)

Thanks for reading.



Add some, or even a lot of, roughness! They are covered in soil, aren’t they? :wink:
Leaves need a bit of transcluency too, or SSS!
Nonetheless, nice job! :smiley:

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Hello Acrivec! Glad to know you liked it!
Regarding your feed, It could be , but i wanted to make them a bit shiny, like a potato. Not covered in soil.
imo Leaves are too thick for heavy SSS(there is a fair amount there though).

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this is very good mate, the detailing is awesome and the colors are great. love the tuberous teeth. ;D The coloring on the leaf is super great as well. gg!

Really classy stuff. Looks like it was a pain to make.

You should really place a direct link to your artstation.

I featured you on BlenderNation, have a great weekend :slight_smile:

Thank you very much! i WIsh i could have upload more images! :smiley:


<3 thank you very much!!

I really like this. Very well done and creative.

You’re #featured! :+1:

Prodigiously disgusting. It’s awesome !

I see a bit of an oatmeal face in the bottom right one ?

Great work @Rafael_Vallaperde!! , i love your render style :clap::clap:

Great work!!!

That’s really awesome! Congrats!

Love it! Epic!

Wow what took you so long to post it here :wink:

hahaha awesome sculpt

I really love this… concept , characters and render. bravo.

well done!
congrats :slight_smile:

Horrorosamente lindo! Parabéns pelo trampo, Rafael! :wink: