Circumpolar (2007)

Minted on Sep 9, 2021
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Created in July 2007 using Zbrush and Vue d'Esprit. I wasn't consciously thinking of climate change when I was creating this but many have mentioned that this render (with a melting iceberg) evokes that theme. Really though, I was simply trying to create a translucent ice material that would let some of the sunlight through. I think the effect is rather pleasing, if unintentionally ominous.

It's been a fan favorite and a personal favorite render of mine for many years.