Shopkeeper - Grim Tranquility, by Poorly Timed Games

Shopkeeper for Grim Tranquility, the debut title from Poorly Timed Games. I'm showing stylized PBR images from Substance Painter, following art direction earlier in development, but we switched to toony flat-shaded in game.

Process: In ZBrush I sculpted the base head topo with different features based on the concept art, then re-fit the topology to the head sculpt in Topogun. I started most of the clothes in ZModeler and then sculpted in wrinkles and asymmetry. For the clothing materials I used Substance Painter to layer various patterns and wear'n'tear. The skin material is modified from a human skin material made by Marian Huber.

Concept by Rowan Sherwin: https://gryphonshifter.artstation.com/

The topology of head and hands taken from the base female for the game by Character Artist Marian Huber: https://marianhuberart.artstation.com/

Art direction by Helmut Stark: https://helmutstark.artstation.com/

Game: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1697110/Grim_Tranquility/

Real-time render in Substance Painter.

Real-time render in Substance Painter.

Real-time render in Substance Painter.

Real-time render in Substance Painter.

Real-time render in Substance Painter. I like how the different stylized hair shapes turned out. It was really fun to sculpt them!

Real-time render in Substance Painter. I like how the different stylized hair shapes turned out. It was really fun to sculpt them!

High-res sculpt in ZBrush.

High-res sculpt in ZBrush.

High-res sculpt in ZBrush.

High-res sculpt in ZBrush.

Baked normals and AO and painted normal detail in Substance Painter.

Baked normals and AO and painted normal detail in Substance Painter.

Baked normals and AO and painted normal detail in Substance Painter.

Baked normals and AO and painted normal detail in Substance Painter.

Mesh. 22.5K tris.

Mesh. 22.5K tris.

Mesh. 22.5K tris.

Mesh. 22.5K tris.

Concept art by Rowan Sherwin. Check out her art at https://gryphonshifter.artstation.com

Concept art by Rowan Sherwin. Check out her art at https://gryphonshifter.artstation.com