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A captain's pride
My final entry for the statues texturing challenge organized by Sketchfab and SMK on the theme of gender representation in classical sculpture. Based on “Venus de Milo (Aphrodite of Milos))” by SMK – National Gallery of Denmark, licensed under CC Attribution”
I tried to infuse this model with the theme of the sea, thinking of this statue as an old ship figurehead.
Burnt and torn apart during fierce marine battles, it was then meticulously repaired by the ship’s captain, who replaced the damaged parts with inclusions of aquamarine, and finalized his craft with seals of gold.
I love to imagine the captain as a very masculine yet paradoxical man, a bearded giant letting his deepest emotions, hidden to its pairs, appear through his delicate work.
Textured in blender by cautiously mixing PBR textures, then baked to the unmodified challenge’s model. Post-processing and lighting were kept simple to emphasize the texturing work.
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