Malvin the Mule: Maya, Photoshop, Quixel, ZBrush, and Renderman, 2017.
The chosen style inspiration for this project was Disney and Pixar Studios. My goal was to create a character that would generate a feeling of sympathy and adoration. Malvin is a young mule who is basically going through "mule puberty" and is a bit awkward looking. His ears are exceedingly larger than average, his head is very big, and he's a klutz with those skinny legs. He may get picked on by the other mules, but he has a warm heart and a great attitude. There is something about those eyes that just demands a smile.