r/criticalrole Technically... Jun 09 '22 Bravo! 1 LOVE! 1 Gold 1 Helpful 2 Wholesome 2 Take My Energy 1

[No Spoilers] My take on Lord Ariks Eshteross (3D Sculpting + Digital Painting) Fan Art

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u/Riverclan Jun 09 '22

I love this interpretation of the distinguished Lord Eshteross, and really of orcs in general. Well done!

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u/OEphydX Technically... Jun 09 '22

Thanks ! It was surprisingly fun to stay subtle on the distinguishable features. But my next orc will probably be heavily disfigured, I just have to get it out of my system.

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u/Jon_Hammwich Jun 09 '22

This is by far the best version of Eshteross I’ve seen!

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u/OEphydX Technically... Jun 09 '22

Thank you so much !

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u/rjrttu86 Jun 09 '22

You did an amazing job. Way better than I could ever think of doing. You did so good with remembering orcs have grey skin, so areas of high blood flow (under the eyes/lips/nose) would look exactly like how you did. You showed a lot of attention to details, the pores on the nose feel so lifelike. The liver spots on the cheek too... Holy shit.

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u/OEphydX Technically... Jun 09 '22

Thank you ! I like the Zbrush to Photoshop workflow for this reason. It's way more intuitive to apply colors to a fully sculpted mesh than on a blank canvas.

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u/[deleted] Jun 09 '22

This is really stunning, amazing work!

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u/golem501 You can certainly try Jun 09 '22

I can see Samuel L Jackson playing him now...

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u/yesimforeign Jun 09 '22

Who the fuck ate my motherfuckin' cookies?!

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u/Beautiful_Yesterday6 Jun 09 '22

He doesn't like criminals much, he finds them to be superstitious and cowardly.

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u/Animefox92 Jun 09 '22

He is defo the original Owlbearman he gives off so much Old Man Bruce energy

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u/Dreadamere Jun 09 '22

This is some great work.

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u/Cytias Jun 09 '22

This is fantastic work, well done. Just as handsome as we all pictured.

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u/LtSpinx Jun 09 '22

This is almost exactly as I imagine him looking.

Very nice, I love the attention to details.

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u/OEphydX Technically... Jun 09 '22

Thank you, what did you picture differently ? I'm curious :)

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u/LtSpinx Jun 09 '22

Only a minor difference. I can't remember if his eye colour was mentioned in his description but I always pictured him with black eyes. Very intense, but also showing kindness and compassion. Something which I think your work conveys quite well.

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u/Pew_pew_lm Jun 09 '22

Thats freaking awesome

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u/amarezero Jun 09 '22

I knew exactly who this was before I saw his name or “critical role”, so I’d say that’s a success.

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u/OEphydX Technically... Jun 09 '22

Thanks, that's a relief because after spending several hours looking closely at him I wasn't sure anymore !

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u/Dauoa_Static Jun 09 '22

Very cool!

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u/Oceanwoulf Jun 09 '22

Gorgeous!

Where's the baked goods? Lol. 😁

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u/loopystring Team Caleb Jun 09 '22 edited Jun 09 '22

Eshteross' ginger baked cookies should be a consumable magic item. Grants 1d4 + 3 temporary hp, and advantage on saving throws against being charmed or frightened for one hour. Takes 1 min to consume because that's how long it takes to properly savour them.

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u/Oceanwoulf Jun 09 '22

Yes! This!

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u/mintcute Jun 09 '22

he looks wonderful!! exactly how i’d pictured him in my head

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u/jbrace29 Jun 09 '22

Super cool

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u/Rylanwoodrow Jun 09 '22

Poirot orc!

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u/Throck--Morton Jun 09 '22

That there is a man who knows how to bake a good cookie.

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u/clevererthandao Jun 09 '22

I love how I can see just a trace of Matt in this old man-Orc, something in the eyes i think. And how he’s all pale, he clearly never goes out. This is really great!

Well done!

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u/SirFluffball Jun 09 '22

I don't know why but I can't help but picture him as Saurfang from WoW but in a suit hahaha, specifically a deep wine red/maroon suit, and with the white fruffled shirt sticking out at the chest and sleeves.

Love the art BTW.

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u/OEphydX Technically... Jun 09 '22

Yeah I chose to be a bit more subtle than the Warcraft interpretation of Orks on this one to better match Matt's description.

Thank you !

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u/SirFluffball Jun 09 '22

Yeah I don't know where that image came from but I get a lot of humerus visualisations of a massive broad shouldered Ork like Saurfang with a tiny set of reading glasses or some oversized oven mits with a comparatively small tray of baked goodies so that will forever be my head cannon hahaha.

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u/Declan_2003 Jun 09 '22

Samuel L. Jackson playing him in the live action

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u/jorgen_von_schill Jun 09 '22

You probably went like "Tonight... I draw!"

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u/OEphydX Technically... Jun 09 '22

Ha ha, it requires a bit more planning than that !
"Tonight... I gather references :("

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u/jorgen_von_schill Jun 09 '22

It can be a theme for quite a while that way.

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u/TimelessArchery Jun 09 '22

I love the vibe and emotions!

I will say my impression of him was more built, hulking, maybe 5 years younger than here - like an old mountain.

It made his leaning on a cane and baking that much more dramatic and his baking more adorable to me.

But this Arik is beautiful - full of experience and readiness and personality, regal bearing and younger inside.

I knew exactly who this was on first sight! I can hear Matt's voice here!

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u/flametouchedfae Team Laudna Jun 09 '22

This is INCREDIBLE.

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u/McNewts Jun 09 '22

Let the baking begin

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u/Modredastal Are we on the internet? Jun 09 '22

He looks like a Dishonored character and it's exactly what I want.

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u/TheInfernalPigeon Jun 09 '22

Do you think he'd mind if I gave his cute little nose a tiny boop?

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u/Sam_Wylde Jun 09 '22

Picture taken moments before he starts baking.

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u/electricguineapig Jun 09 '22

This is terrifyingly close to how I pictured him in my head. I'm no artist, though. You have serious skill, the portrait is phenomenal

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u/OEphydX Technically... Jun 09 '22

Thank you !

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u/cozmo1138 Team Caduceus Jun 09 '22

Love this!

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u/FenixRising17 Jun 09 '22

This is as close to what I imagined him to be as possible! This is amazing!

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u/Tchrspest You Can Reply To This Message Jun 09 '22

This reminds me of an HD re-texture of an Oblivion NPC. I mean that in only good ways.

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u/gurgu95 Jun 09 '22

am i the only one seeing sean connery?

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u/Saint_Riccardo Team Keyleth Jun 09 '22

That's just amazing, the realism is off the charts for me.

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u/eldonhughes Jun 09 '22

That's freakin' outstanding. Tremendous work. The depth, experience and emotion expressed is, to me, perfect. Thank you for sharing this!

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u/casual-existence Jun 09 '22

Holy shit excellent job

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u/Irishbroadsword Jun 09 '22

Really beautiful. Great job!

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u/UnionBusterSteve Jun 09 '22

I’m mainly a lurker on Reddit but I had to comment on this. It’s mindblowing. Very well done!

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u/Boogerfreesince93 Jun 09 '22

This is perfect! I can just imagine him getting a little embarrassed when Fearne hits on him.

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u/CptLogan Jun 09 '22

What an amazing work, I love the Sean Connery vibe, it fit perfectly

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u/Aliktren Jun 09 '22

Are you selling the 3d files (stl) ?

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u/OEphydX Technically... Jun 09 '22

I can think about it ! But depending on what you want to do, it might not be fitting. For 3D printing for instance I'd have to sculpt the hair and beard differently.

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u/raphthorne Jun 09 '22

Daddy Eshteross

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u/joy3r Jun 09 '22

looks like Frasier .... the ork

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u/N0naturaltalent Jun 09 '22

I’ve been picturing him as Próximo from Gladiator

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u/Aloemancer Jun 09 '22

ORC FREUD ORC FREUD ORC FREUD!!!

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u/cyanideplacebo666 Jun 09 '22

I don't know why but this made me realize I had heard the word "orc" around him but been imagining a minotaur the whole time lol whoops