Jim Talbot, character illustrator and modeler extraordinaire, develops his initial sketches for the fearsome Scorpion Rider.
Jim recreates his own drawings in 3D, bringing the menacing villain to life.
Tattoo design and color treatments
David Ward, following his collaboration with Dhar Jabouri on the Scorpion Rider’s elaborate tattoo, turns his attention to the clothing.
Maquette and revisions
Art director Matt Evans crafts a clay model as a guide for streamlining the character’s silhouette.
Hair and clothing
Gary Abrehart painstakingly sculpts new hair meshes for the Rider and the other characters.
David Ward, who had never painted in 3D prior to this project, transforms his earlier color designs into vividly detailed texture maps.
Technical Director Bret Bays develops the complex body and face controls that allow the Rider to be posed and animated.