Wind Rider / by Giovanni Nakpil

This piece was inspired mainly by Miyazake's "Nausicaa: Valley of the Wind". I wanted to create a character with the same attitude and qualities of Nausicaa but instead of riding her awesome wind glider, the character rides a fierce dragon. 

The render was done in Modo, so I had to decimate the entire scene from millions to a million, thus losing much hand placed detail of the scales and surface wrinkles (mostly on the wings). In any case, you can see the non-decimated Zbrush turntable here:

Copyright Giovanni Nakpil