Initial Model

So I started the mantis model in a similar fashion to JB by building a polygon cage for him. Having more experience I did have better placement of my edge loops and basic topology.

mantis-inital

But I ended up keeping the model all together as a single mesh which I later learned from our modeler at work is a general no no for insects.

mantis-inital-1

mantis-inital-2

Modified his pose now to make getting to areas easier in ZBrush. And gave him some green coloring.

mantis-inital-first-setup

Mirrored and ready for ZBrush.

mantis-inital-first-setup-2

The next post will talk about dissecting him in to a segmented version.