The Dominance War competition brings out some class creative talent from across the many 3D and 2D communities and we are just setting sail into Comp number 4. The results people produce are inspiring for all and the competition restrictions (like number of polys) seem to inspire even greater heights of excellence. I would love to have the skill (and time) to flesh out character concepts to this level - maybe one day.
Anyhow, lets take a quick look at some of the winning entries from last years DW3. If you register on the site, you can see a raft of high-res images and wireframes and other details as well (which I wont post here - just some shrunken versions to get you going)...
Imrod by Dmitry Parkin
The detail that is brought through onto the character with so few polys shows some talent with the tools for sure. I personally like how some rough poly massing transforms into richly detailed armour plates.
[Images of Imrod via the Dominance War site]
Hela by Chang Gun Nam
In very much the same vain, but we get two for the price here, again awesome use of mapped detail.
[Images of Hela via the Dominance War site]
Freyal Emporer by Joongmin Park
The comp has a whole class for the 2D artists as well and they produce work of this calibre.
[Images of the Freyal Emporer via the Dominance War site]
Check out the full set of DW3 finalists here and be prepared... Ah hell - love them all so much have to include another entry:
Rzalka by Adrien Debos
This aquatic idea works so beautifully, getting the feel and flow of the deep.
[Images of Rzalka via the Dominance War site]