But a foolish samurai warrior
wielding a magic sword
stepped forth to oppose me.
Before the final blow was struck,
I tore open a portal in time
and flung him into the future
where my evil is law.
Now the fool seeks to return to the past
and undo the future that is Aku!
This was an immensely fun build which took me to places I don’t often tread, in terms of design language and shaping. Rather than creating an OC with loads of lore and stuff like in 2018, or insisting on making a 3D model and sacrificing texture like last year, the focus here was on making the above shot look as good as possible.
Lots of debate over whether to have the hands visible or not (since Aku seems to just form arms and merge them back into his body on a whim in the show), and which eyes to use. I’m much more fond of the mixel eyes and he’s definitely keeping those on display lol
Back shot (trust me you don’t want to see this especially if you’re Eljay)
Got some WIP shots too
But, ye! This was an amazing preliminary round and I can’t wait to see what else comes out of the contest!