I did this personal project for fun as fan art for THE THING from Marvel Comics.
The concept is my own, based on various comic references. I wanted to make an older, weathered version of the Thing – asking the question, what would a character made out of rocks looks like older?
I sculpted the model in ZBrush and hand-painted the Colour and Specular maps in Photoshop. The Normal map was generated using xNormal. Rendered in Blender.
The low-poly model is 5,876 polygons (11,525 tris).