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April 25, 2013
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Night Goblin Boss Turn-around by Dandoombuggy Night Goblin Boss Turn-around by Dandoombuggy
The Night Goblin Boss is a personal project I undertook to develop my character creation skills. Based on the Night Goblins from the Warhammer fantasy tabletop game, Its mostly been worked on over the past few months during evenings and the occasional free weekend. I'm hoping to create a little army by developing new skins but next on my list is an environment for him. It would also be awesome to create a few Squigs ;)

I was influenced by 'Warhammer online' night goblin concepts and the artwork of Adrian Smith.

He needs a name so if anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears :)

He's strictly a portfolio piece, although aimed toward computer games. I didn't set myself a poly or texture limit but also didn't allow myself to go too nuts.
I'll probably upload a texture sheet and wire-frame breakdown soon.

You can view more images of him, including an interactive 3D model on my Portfolio website -

Created using Zbrush, 3ds Max, Photoshop, ndo2 and Roadkill. Presented using the Marmoset toolbag

Goblin Boss
Standard polycount breakdown (In tris)

Total - 26,715

Goblin: 9468
Clothes: 3,562
Props: 10,359
Weapons and shield: 3,326

Using the information here and below I can estimate that 'standard-lesser' goblin units, armed with a single sword and shield, would be roughly 14-15k tris.

Advanced polycount breakdown (In tris)

Goblin -
Head, body, arms, hands, legs and feet: 7,718 clothed / 9,928 unclothed (Body and feet are deleted when covered with robe and shoes)
Eyes: 360 (180 each, 2 in scene)
Top gums and teeth: 644
Lower gums and teeth: 614
Tongue: 132

Clothes -
Horned Hood: 1,600 / Basic Hood 1,352
Robe and Belt: 1,370
Shoes: 592 (296 each, 2 in scene)
Squig Pants: 1,704 (used for un-robed variant, not seen/used in image)

Props -
Earing: 864 (144 each, 6 in scene)
Bracelet/Band: 384 (192 each, 2 in scene)
Bracer: 720 (360 each, 2 in scene)
Necklace: 208
Beaded necklace: 1,204 (used for un-robed variant, not seen/used in image)
Leather shoulder sash: 526
Potions and contents: 952 (476 tris each, 2 in scene)
Skull with beardscalps: 1,427
Pet squig bag: 678
Small squig skin bag: 684 (342 each, 2 in scene)
Scavenged coin purse: 274
Rope dagger sheath: 240 (120 each, 2 in scene)
Moon trinket: 156 (52 each, 3 in scene)
Animal bones: 1,802 (13 used in scene consisting of 4 different bones: 156/138/124/132)
Mushrooms: 1,444 (15 used in scene consisting of 6 different mushrooms: 68/68/72/124/104/76)

Weapons -
Boss sword: 828
Big knife: 920
Dagger: 629
Crooked moon shield: 949
Basic wooden shield: 536 (not in scene)
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-05-19
MasterDhalsim Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
PhoenixDestruction May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This a fantastic feature for a Daily Deviation. :huggle: Good work!
Garrison-Kelly May 19, 2013  Professional Writer
I think I have the perfect name for this miniature badass: Scorn Flesheater!
Dandoombuggy Jan 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Scorn Flesheater it is!  Its been a long time but I've come back to this model to try some new stuff out in Zbrush.  He's been given a new lease of life!  Hopefully I'll have a nice new render of Scorn up soon.
Garrison-Kelly Jan 11, 2014  Professional Writer
Yay! :)
TheGalleryOfEve May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
wow! whatcha gonna do with it?
AnnaLena250199 May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on the DD :hug:
MeBeGreen May 19, 2013  Hobbyist
Great job! Always nice to see some Warhammer
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