Earth Monster, Tlaltecuhtli | Sculpting Exercise

Earth Monster, Tlaltecuhtli | Sculpting Exercise

This is the Earth Monster, Tlaltecuhtli, from the Aztec period. This is my rendition of the stone creature, based off of the reference image from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I took that photo, when I visited the museum on New Year's Eve, 2019.

I wanted to sculpt a piece on Zbrush, and thought this would be a fun exercise. I added more sharped edges around the creature, and changed the look of it, that's slightly different from the one from the museum. I gave it less of a gray stone color, and more of something you'd see in the desert.

The render was done using the Yebis/iray viewer in Substance Painter.