This piece was created solely for the Splice contest. The idea was to have a woman mixed with a trilobite beetle (Duliticola hoiseni) which possess sections of plate-armor to protect themselves from predators. I created several versions but ultimately decided to give her spines a skin texture to give the appearance that she was born with spines rather than being infected after birth by a giant parasite.
This was my first time creating a 3d human/creature and as a result it was quite time consuming and frustrating! I hope you enjoy.
Created/textured/lit and rendered entirely by me in C4D.
Creation time 28 hours.