Inside Look at Kandar the Destroyer

By 05.04.18 News

Concept artist Michael Asquith shares his Kandar the Destroyer concept art from Ash vs Evil Dead season 3, created from a clay maquette then rendered in 3D. Really amazing work. Check it out!

By mid-season we started hearing rumors about a gigantic demon that would appear in the final episode. Rick Jacobson, the director of episodes 9 and 10, took a shining to a maquette I had done for another unused creature. Some changes were requested (breasts and tongue were removed and a jaw was added). I finalized the design in a large clay maquette that was scanned using photogrammetry. A 3D model was derived by Kris Slagter, with whom I worked to complete a more refined ZBrush sculpt on a tight TV deadline. I designed a color scheme and painted initial textures that Kris worked into with Mari. I then rigged Kandar in Maya ready for the talented animation team at Flux who also rendered and comped all the shots.

Kandar the Destroyer

Kandar the Destroyer

Kandar the Destroyer

Check out more of Michael’s concept work at his Art Station page.