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Just What I Needed by Shikijiyu Just What I Needed by Shikijiyu
Finally put my little gremlin into a scene. Modeled in Maya, rendered with mental ray, and lots of work with Photoshop.

Download to see the hi-res original (2240x1566).


EDIT

I was asked by It's Art to write a 'Making Of' article for this image. If you're interested in how it came into being check out the article here:

Making of Just What I Needed
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Given 2009-05-26
Just What I Needed by ~Shikijiyu has humour, a fantastic character and a detailed environment - enjoy! ( Suggested by bluem00n and Featured by joannastar )
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Dr-XIII Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011   Digital Artist
Now all he needs is some toothpatse.
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b4u Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
absolutely adorable!
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Shikijiyu Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
Thanks!
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kurokiakiko Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, hahaha this is great! :D The expression is like from lolcats :D "I haz toothbruzh" :P Awesome :D
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Shikijiyu Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Haha - thank you :)
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MystiqueX Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Great work! And the tutorial/Making of was interesting and useful. Thanks! :D
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:iconshikijiyu:
Shikijiyu Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
Thanks! I think you're the first person who said they read it. :)
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:iconmystiquex:
MystiqueX Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The article is great! I bookmarked it for future references as how do it properly :D I think the only way you could have provided more info was if you did a video of the making.
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Ash-S Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
aww he's so cute and he take care of his teeth too :aww:
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:iconshikijiyu:
Shikijiyu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Haha - thank you :)
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:iconash-s:
Ash-S Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
you're welcome :)
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:icon21citrouilles:
21citrouilles Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
He's wonderful and well detailed. I love the DOF that you achieved, and that very organic bathroom. :D
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:iconshikijiyu:
Shikijiyu Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Thanks!
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:iconninjerina:
Ninjerina Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Student General Artist
This looks great! Wonderful rendering. This guy is the style I would picture my monster sketches to be like in 3d. This is a shot in the dark, but you wouldn't be interested in collaborating on a character (I would do the "rough" sketch)? Bah, I'm sure your quite busy with your own neat stuff.:no:
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Shikijiyu Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Thanks! I looked through your gallery, and I think your work is wonderful! Your character design is really -REALLY- awesome. I would love to model and render one of your designs. :)
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Ninjerina Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Student General Artist
Oh really? That's great! Hmm I've never shared a project via online before. I guess I'll do some rough stuff and see whatcha think!
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Shikijiyu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Cool :)
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:iconweirdsgn:
weirdsgn Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
Congrats
u deserved it
:worship:
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:iconshikijiyu:
Shikijiyu Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Thanks! :)
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:iconspawnguy:
SpawnGuy Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
Heh, yeah, I wouldn't mind seeing that on the big screen.
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:iconshikijiyu:
Shikijiyu Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Haha - me neither :)
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:iconbixle:
BIXLE Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
I LOVE UR LIL CHARACTER
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:iconshikijiyu:
Shikijiyu Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Thank you! :)
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:iconbixle:
BIXLE Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
URE WELCOME
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:iconyelhalk:
yelhalk Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
I love all the weird little details that most people would never think of! Great Job!
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:iconshikijiyu:
Shikijiyu Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Thank you!
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:iconyelhalk:
yelhalk Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Yer whhhhelcome
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:iconinvisiblekat:
invisiblekat Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
is soo cute, I love it!
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:iconshikijiyu:
Shikijiyu Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Thanks!
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:iconsubemotion:
subemotion Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
!!!! 11/10
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:iconshikijiyu:
Shikijiyu Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Wow - thanks! :)
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Exxos Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
The pupils are really hard to make out – even at full resolution.
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Shikijiyu Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Yea - the eyes are my biggest grief with this image. If I ever redid it, especially if I remade it all huge for prints, I would fix the eyes IMMEDIATELY.
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jokermask Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
I really like this, he has the "just brushed" clean smile to him
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Shikijiyu Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Haha - thanks! :)
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TinorialPeredhil Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
I love the detail and perfect rendering! He's also kinda Chucky-cute, you know what I mean? The this-face-is-the-last-thing-you'll-ever-see cute :+fav:
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Shikijiyu Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Haha - Thanks! I was kind of going for that effect :)
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:icontinorialperedhil:
TinorialPeredhil Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
I really do love it! It gets cuter every time I see it (of course, it's also cuter in the daytime :fear:)
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Shikijiyu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Haha - thanks :)
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JokeRs-ParAdieS Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
i think he needs a bigger tooth brush :D :+fav:
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Shikijiyu Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Haha - and his bathroom - let's face it - is a mess. :)
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:iconfidelianatz:
fidelianatz Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
love the teeth, kinda creepy but cute
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Shikijiyu Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Thanks!
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:icontheflameisgone:
theflameisgone Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
this little guy is god damn adorable haha.
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Shikijiyu Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Thank you!
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:iconrozzibunny:
RozziBunny Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
aw he's adorable!!! i wish he'd come live with meeeeee!!
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Shikijiyu Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
He has a bad habit of letting his bathroom get a bit messy though... :)
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:iconrozzibunny:
RozziBunny Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
haha! thats ok! so do i :D
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:iconr3trace:
r3trace Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
"How does I toothbrush?"
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Shikijiyu Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Haha :)
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