Doing another character with Fur for a commercial project at the beginning of the year led to this piece. It started as a ZBrush sketch and evolved into this Narnia like character. I used Mari for texturing and Shave and a Haircut for Fur. The castle and the character are actual geometry, sky and fire effects are handpainted / photo-bashed.
These are some concepts I did to explore possible versions for the buckles on the belts - went with the one in the center.