Newton (2021 - reworked in 2022.)
3D Character Design
Pixologic Zbrush, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Substance Painter, Marvellous Designer.
This was my first character design and model, the brief was to design a character who was a scientist.
Upon completing my university degree and revising my portfolio, I made the decision that the original character asset that I created was not portfolio-worthy so decided to re-model Newton based on the same concept but with a more stylised approach.
Newton is a dreamer who suffers with his identity. He has a creative and imaginative streak with grandiose ideas and sometimes can be a little bit delusional in his ambition. He is exploring his sexuality and self-expression through makeup and clothing and has conflicting personality traits that are influenced by his fluctuating self-confidence. At his high points, he is self-assured, egotistic, somewhat narcissistic, vain and excitable. He has strong beliefs that he can outwit science and that he will be successful and famous. This confident façade is quite fragile and can easily be shattered by flashbacks of his past trauma and he can become small and child-like and full of self-hatred. When his confidence is low, he is more likely to flee from a situation rather than work through it.
He is neurotic and rarely calm; he is either excitable or sorrowful but always poetic and existential. Due to his background of being an outcast, he is standoffish to those he meets, either acting rudely or shyly. He gets on best with other outliers and artistic people with big ideas. He is very philosophical and hopes to be a leader since that relationship is easier for him than that of comradery and he secretly desires a dominant role although unsure if he is capable of it.