Happy Holidays…2013? Gruss vom Krampus!

About 2 years ago I decided to create an Holiday card to share with friends and family. I didn’t want to do something traditional and opted for something darker…

For those who don’t know, the Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic goat like creature who punishes bad children during the Christmas Season, essentially the Anti-Santa Claus. What a cool tradition!


Gruss vom Krampus translates to Greetings from the Krampus!



I created this piece in Zbrush with some minor editing in Photoshop using the same method as my other illustrated pieces. I rendered out multiple passes consisting or color, ambient occlusion, shadow, depth, and finally a fiber pass for the hair. I layered them on top of one another in photo-shop using blending modes, and ta-da! Total working time was about 6 hours.



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