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Hydra I by K4ll0 Hydra I by K4ll0
The hydra are a reptile like, biologically immortal species. Every one to two years a hydra goes through a regeneration process called the Cycle where every single cell in their body dies and then immediately after regenerates. It’s a very painful and slow process since all the cells need to be regenerated in certain order and speed so that the individual will survive the Cycle. The older a hydra is, the longer and thus more painful the process will be. During the Cycle hydra are in a very vulnerable state and thus they usually travel back to their homeworld or a well-fortified starship built for the individuals to go through their Cycle’s in peace.

During the Cycle hydra can regenerate lost limbs, heal scars and cure diseases, but this greatly increases the pain level and the Cycle’s length. Hydra have only a handful of life-threatening diseases, and most of them affect the regeneration process, making it too strong or weak for the hydra to survive. Outwards the Cycle looks similar to amphibian skin shedding; as the skin tissue renegerates it leaves a slimy substance behind, which sheds off after a while. The new skin behind is a dramatically lighter than the old one, but the skin will fully get back it’s shiny black gloss in one or two months.

Hydra are one of the oldest known species and they see themselves as the highest form of all living things. While they might be somewhat arrogant, they’re not opposed to helping other species to evolve with their technology and knowledge. Hydra are territorial but overall not very aggressive so they tend to end up as scholars or diplomats rather than soldiers.

They’re born genderless but with a genetic code for either gender which activates around maturity. While hydra don’t have much sexual dimorphism based on body type, their marking colors are an easy way to tell the males and females apart. Male colors range from violet to light blue, while female’s from red to yellow. Young hydra don’t have markings at all and sometime before maturity the markings appear but are grey.

Both genders have a sexy walk.


Aka sexy and immortal snake people.

ZBrush + Photoshop + Notepad

360° turntable
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ThDen-Wheja Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist
"Sexy and immortal snake people"?
That phrase does not lie. There should be more bizarre-yet-elegant designs like this!
K4ll0 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
: D Thanks!
Insane-Randomness Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You got some insane custom race models.  How do you end up going through the process of modeling?  Everyone has a step by step for doing digital or traditional art, but I've not seen much on 3d modeling.  And finally, are you open for commisions for 3d models?
K4ll0 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:) Thanks. My process is pretty straightforward. I do most of my stuff 100% in ZBrush, usually starting from an idea I have in my head. So basically:
idea > rough sculpt > basic colors > sculpt the silhouette and retopo > detailing > finish the coloring > pose > render time!

I do commissions but not very actively. Most of the time I rather work on my own projects but if a commission seems fun or interesting to do I'm definitely open for the idea. I only do fully rendered images like these ones though, no lowpoly gameres models since I've learned they just take far too much time for a single commission.
Insane-Randomness Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Understandable, now if I commissioned you, I'd assume that I'd have acess to the .obj file, yes?  And if you aren't open for sommissions all the time, do you know someone who is that does 3d models?
K4ll0 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Obj files depend of the commission type.

I usually provide the file if I do a fullbody sculpt that is more about the overall design rather than the final render. The .obj file is either a lowpoly model with not-so-great polyflow, and/or a decimated sculpt with high polycount and details. 

Renders that are basically eye candy have much less finished looking models. ie. they're usually missing parts that are not visible to the camera and so on, so I'd rather not release those files. 

Can't think of anyone (right now) who'd be open for 3d commissions. At least I don't see them advertise themselves that much, or more likely I don't pay attention the same way since I don't really ever commission 3d stuff myself =P

Insane-Randomness Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The reason I ask is because I would love to have a 3d model of the two main characters of the book I'm writing, one of which has a fair amount of hair, and the other a fair amount of wire thin electronics.  I've dabbled in 3d modeling, mostly in bryce 7, and my skills are no-where near good enough.  If I were to commission you, what would your price be?  Seriously, anything, name your price.  It might take me a while to get it, but I would for something like that.
K4ll0 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:) Sent you a note with some information.
sts1213 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Not the hydra I know of but still pretty cool!
1FlamingTurtle Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
this would be a great warframe model 
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