July 14th, 2016
Platt College 3D Animation alumni and current 3D teacher, Mike Smith, has modeled this amazing 3D character called Algol. The concept is that he’s a genie (Djinn). Djinn are fire spirits from Arabic mythology so he made his hands burned black and his feet and horns are made of molten brass. As he was painting the glowing tattoos he realized they looked sort of astrological or celestial so he looked up arabic star names and found one called “Algol” which means “The Ghoul.” Mike imagined Algol meditating as he waits for thousands of years for someone to rub his lamp so he put candles on his head to give the look that he sits still for long periods of time.
Excellent work Mike!