08 - Treasure of the Kraken
Thank you, happy you like it So as promised here is the final baked down and textured treasure chest. Have a look:
The pirates were succesful stealing the treasure chest from the Kraken's lair but along the way the eyes lit up and the Kraken is on its way to get it back.
I had a lot of fun making this one. I wanted to have a treasure chest as one of the hero pieces of the scene (it's also super big, the key hole is half a human tall). I have found a lot of really nice chests on the Internet that I liked and tried to find nice shapes and colors that would work on my chest.
I especially liked the idea of a skull/figure that also functions as a key hole. I then had to get the Kraken shape in there and found this image:
I immediately saw the key hole working for this kind of Kraken and started modeling.
(this took me quite a while to get the shapes that I wanted and to make it look like it belonged to a Kraken)
I always use a lot of reference that I personally like and take it as inspiration to add my own twist or come up with an entirely new deisgn. For me this is faster than concepting, which is perfect for a smaller project like this one.