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May 13, 2013 8:00 AM

by Editor in Chief
 
Fan arts usually do not get noted as a candidate for the Render of the Week Award--unless it surpasses the original work in some significant way(s). This week has seen such a very rare case by an artist well known for his work for Tears of Steel: the Quadbot.

How, then, can you too qualify for this award? Please have in mind that this award is reserved for those that are on par with or that excel top notch works published by artists and studios. If such work does not appear during a given week, this award is not being given to anyone. So please submit your best  work to www.blenderartist.org or to the Member's Gallery of this site, or Contact Us to show where your work is available on the internet. It doesn't have to be a Blender render, internal or Cycles. A Vray render or any other render is fine as long as Blender was used as a part of your workflow.

So, it is with great pleasure that www.BlenderNews.org introduces to you  the winner of the Render of the Week Award for the week of May 13, Kjartan Tysdal.

Title: "Tauren Marine"
Genre: Character Modeling
Renderer: Vray
  
Final Image:
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Texture Works: ROTWA130513MO.jpg
Wireframes in Video:


Artist's Comment
About Me: 
My name is Kjartan Tysdal and I'm from Norway. I've been working as a 3d artist for about 5 years, and I start doing and learning CG when I was 16. I worked in Amsterdam on the fourth blender open movie project called Tears of Steel aka project Mango. 

About "Tauren Marine:"
This character is kind of a inside joke/Easter egg from the game StarCraft. The concept painting that I used as my main reference was originally released as an April fools joke. You can read more about it at this link:
http://starcraft.wikia.com/wiki/Tauren_marine

Related LInks:
1. http://www.blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?290845
2. http://www.blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?279080-Tauren-Marine
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