Trent's Devil Guy [Beta]

A 3D model of a 1920s style cartoon character with a devilishly charming design and candy corn nose. Concept by Trent Call, model by Admiral Potato.


Posted in Models || Posted on 2010-02-21 08:48:07


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Original drawing by Trent Call

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3D model by Admiral


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Texture map created by Admiral


Trent Call, the artist of the character sheet for this piece, is a professional artist who's work spans many mediums, and many styles. One day when Admiral was visiting Trent in his studio, Admiral suggested that it would be a lot of fun to make a model(and subsequently, a toy) of one of Trent's 1920s style characters. No less than two days later, Admiral was ecstatic to find this character sketch in his inbox, ready to start modeling.

A bit about the character itself: Don't let the apparent innocence of this character's Candy-Corn nose, Mickey Mouse gloves and 1920s cartoon style fool you; in some of Trent's other works, this character has been seen boozing it up from bottles labeled with no fewer than 3 Xs, and smoking stogies of questionable content. When asked about the character's origins and intentions, Trent is quoted as saying: "I don't know. He's just some devil guy I draw. Just some cool dude, you know?"

Due to far too much life chaos, this particular model had been put on the back burner for almost 5 months since it's start date. At long last, this model has reached it's Beta phase! Only bones, posing, and a bit of texmap tweaking by Trent remain before this one is complete. Expect to see this one in a certain Shapeways store soon!

Admiral's time-log on this particular model was as follows:

2009-09-26 - 12:00 - 12:15 - 0.25 Photoshop prep, Blender scene setup 2009-09-26 - 15:00 - 16:30 - 1.50 Starting the model; Working on the upper body minus arms, face, head, hat 2009-09-29 - 18:15 - 19:30 - 1.25 A little body cleanup, working on the Arms & Hands (Mostly the hands) 2009-10-01 - 17:15 - 17:30 - 0.25 Working on the hands and arms 2009-10-01 - 17:30 - 19:15 - 1.75 Starting work on the Legs & Feet(Mostly on the Shoe-Laces) 2009-10-01 - 19:15 - 19:30 - 0.25 Misc tweaks & hacks, fine-tuning a bunch of stuff 2009-10-04 - 13:15 - 15:30 - 2.25 Misc tweaks, adding Bow-tie, UV Un-wrapping 2009-10-04 - 16:15 - 17:15 - 1.00 Taking Trent's feedback, teaching him a little bit about painting in Blender 2010-02-21 - 06:00 - 11:00 - 5.00 Noting a bit of time-tracking loss, estimating hours spent on the following: Implementing Trent's feedback on creating the teeth, making decent looking quad implementations of added teeth, doing semifinal AO bake 2010-02-21 - 12:30 - 15:30 - 3.00 Creating and coloring a texmap
models, 3d model, humanoid, character, trent call, old-timey

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