CGSociety :: Tutorial
30th April 2009, by Jack Zhang
Jack Zhang brings us his workflow tutorial for 'Two Mighty Kings', an image he won a CGChoice Award and an Excellence Award in EXPOSÉ 7.
First I would like to thank CGSociety for giving me the chance to present my latest work, the ‘Two Mighty Kings’. As the author of this featured article, I’d like to present my content with a different approach. In this article, I will share not only how I create the image, but also some of the tips that I believe can help artists save their time in a challenge.
‘Journey to the West’ was the first idea that popped in my mind after reading the announcement of the new CGChallenge. It’s hard for someone who was born and lived in China for 16 years not to remember the famous legendary ‘Monkey King’. At first, I thought of making all three followers, the monkey, the pig, and the sea monster, fighting with couple of characters. I quickly abandoned that idea.
It’s simply too much for me to handle within two months. What I learnt from the previous challenges is to keep my idea as simple as possible. So I thought of making just the monkey, fighting with one giant monster instead of several. And that was my early concept.