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Vetera Novis: Modern Greek Gods | Character Design

Vetera Novis means the old with the new in Latin, Taken from the phrase “vetera novis augere et perficere”, which means to enlarge and perfect the old by means of the new. This project was born from my interest in classical style sculptures when I visited a museum, and I am intrigued by how they are immortalized in time and even stayed admirable in the current time, because art can be timeless.

In this project, I aimed to experiment with a well-known ancient Greek Goddess character, which is Athena, who has a new human-like ‘occupations’ suitable to her character and traits - a potter. Through this project, I wish to showcase my skill in sculpting, which is why I put great attention of detail and effort for every aspect of this artwork.

I chose Athena because she is one of the most influential and well-loved Greek Gods/Goddesses of all-time. She is very well-rounded, being the goddess of wisdom, art and crafts, and many more. Here I chose to highlight her artsy side, by assigning her as a potter as she's a very meticulous individual. She is a creator.
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sculpted in ZBRUSH

modelled in MAYA

textured with ZBRUSH
and SUBSTANCE PAINTER

rendered in ARNOLD

final touch with PHOTOSHOP

Athena making a clay pot in her workshop.

Athena making a clay pot in her workshop.

Main Angle shot

Main Angle shot

Front

Front

Close-up

Close-up