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Grounder (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Grounder is one of the main antagonists in the Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon series. He is a Badnik created by Dr.Eggman whose purpose is to eliminate Sonic.
For this project I used multiple references. Most notably, the mechanical features of the classic Mega Drive version (Sonic the Hedgehog 2) mixed with the Green color from the early 90’s cartoon. In both versions the tank tracks and drills weren’t what I wanted so I looked for additional pieces of reference with actual tanks and drills.
I decided to swap out one of his arms for a drill bit to add some interest and made one eye bigger than the other to break the symmetry of the character. I used real tanks as reference for the wheels also to add a bit of realism and believability to the character.
I learned a lot when modeling this character, there are definitely some issues with the projection maps from the high poly not being great when projected onto the low poly mesh. But In general I’m super proud of this piece.