One final render of the Gevatter. It was an uphill struggle to put him in a suitable setting, looking down on the havoc wreaked and looking inwards at the end of a day´s work.
( Gevatter Tod = Godfather Death)
The initial idea (see sketch further down) was of a tree-person hanging on to treebranches, but along the way it started to express an interest in corals and so it became what it is now. I did the modelling in Maya, Z brush and Topogun, some texture painting in Photoshop, and the final compositing and the under water-look were done in photoshop and Nuke