This is the prop #1 (of 3) that I submitted for this year's Artstation 3d prop design (rendered) challenge.
This amazing concept art is made by Adam "Forange" Törn (https://www.artstation.com/foranger) for the previous concept art phase of this challenge. I deviated a little bit from the original concept art as I had decided to take 3 different props from 3 different concept artists and combine them into a single challenge entry!
I had started out thinking that I would go in the stylized direction, but then looking at the sheer volume of stylized versions coming up in the challenge, AND finding myself with a little more time than anticipated, I decided to go with the realism look. It's not super realistic either, but I pushed the realism only upto a point, till where I could pull off a serious fantasy VFX prop look for it. I added the spiral emissive runes across all 3 props to make them look like they belong to the same world/faction/group. I am happy to have challenged myself the way I did with this entry. Here is a link to the final entry. Unfortunately, Artstation messed up my image upload order on that final edit before finalizing submission, so the cityboat and Axe images are mixed up on the challenge thread. Don't worry folks, I will be posting each one of them individually as projects. Other two props will be uploaded soon too. In the future I may create marmoset viewers/turntables for each of these 3 props for a portfolio. All the best, hope you all enjoy scrolling through. Contest entry link >> https://www.artstation.com/contests/untamed-when-animals-ruled-the-world/challenges/157/submissions/65499
C&C most welcome!