Somali from Somali and the Forest Spirit

anime 3dprinting airbrushing painting wip

Here's a print and paint of Somali from Somali and the Forest Spirit. I'd originally found a model on CG Trader, but decided to recreate from scratch to make it printable, and add extra detail that was missing from the one I found:


Here's a work in progress shot from when the figure was just printed, cleaned up and primed:


Overall, I'm relatively happy with how it came out. I'm not so keen on the eyes, but I'm not sure if I can fix that without re-printing and doing the head. I kept the paint pretty much identical to the original Somali character, so there's not much going on there. I would have liked to have made the cloak way more wavey, but I'm terrible with cloth simulations so pretty much replicated what was in the original model I found for this one.

Who I am

I'm Blake and I like to tinker with things and make stuff. When I'm not programming or developing random systems, I'm playing with electronics, doodling bits of art, 3D modelling or sculpting and painting things or nerding out watching sci-fi or horror TV.

From 2001 I worked in the games industry, eventually specialising in tools to aid in the development of video games and their engines. In 2011 I left the industry and teamed up with a few other talented composers to utilise my knowledge to help build the company 'Spitfire Audio'.

I also periodically compose soundtracks for video-games and have worked on titles such as The Stanley Parable and Portal Knights. You've probably also heard my music in random TV commercials at some point.

What I'm using to create

I use various bits and bobs to craft my shiz.

  • Elegoo Mars 4 Ultra, Mars 3 Pro & Saturn 2 8k
  • Phrozen Sonic Mighty 4k & Mini 4k
  • Anycubic Photon LCD resin printer,
  • Phrozen Aqua Resin Grey 4k
  • Elegoo Resin Space Grey 8k
  • Phrozen Luna curing station
  • Vallejo Model Color, Game Air, various sets,
  • Iwata Eclipse HP-CS & Studio Smart Jet Pro Compressor,
  • Random cheapo airbrushes for base coats,
  • 3D Studio Max, ZBrush and Chitubox Pro.