And the winner is...
MythCreature Round 2: Arachne by Wiktoria Kubien
Here’s what the judges had to say about it:
“Great work, I especially like the distribution of details of different frequency within the textures!” - Phil
“I love the richness of the texture. Every part has a specific texture, attention has been paid to the detail. However, the details are not overwhelming and don’t disrupt the global structure of the model. I also appreciate the author trying to keep some logic in the texture: clothes looks like fabrics, claws are shiny translating their sharpness, skin is rough but still flexible. The texture really helps to “read” the different materials of the creature.” - Geoffrey
“It definitely turned into “something hideous” (citing Wiktoria here), but very well executed… The body of the spider looks really convincing, and I’m impressed by the overall PBR work. Bonus points for the satin-cloth and the fabulous nail polish!” - Loïc
“This entry has a very interesting approach to the material property of the skin and spider body. It reads well from afar and still has a lot of small details to make it hold up even when viewed up close. There is lots of color and texture variation.” - Christoph
“Very nice colour palette, good use of bright accentual colours like the turqoise nails/hair and gold details. Both human and spider parts look like they are actually part of one body, having the same level of detail, redness and roughness on the skin! Very good execution! Also the additional eyes push the initial idea of the sculpt even further, making her look dangerous and even more like a beast. Nice paint job on the shirt.” - Nathalie