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Apex Migrator - 3D Total Contest: Dominant Birds - Winner

Image made for the Dominant Birds Contest by 3D Total!
First Prize Winner - 2020

https://3dtotal.com/news/general/3dtotals-dominant-birds-contest-winners-announced#article-introduction

I'm really happy with the result, and I really enjoyed the process. I wanted to try to have a strong area of the darkest values in the composition be so overbearing. I used photos that my dad Ricardo Gutiérrez took over the last year!

"Gigaciconiidae is the Apex Migrator on earth. It is a species of bird from the Macroavian clade, occupying the highest trophic level on the planet. It migrates to equatorial waters by mid-autumn. Many bird species benefit from their migratory practices while keeping pests off from its body. This mutualistic behavior makes it possible for many species to strive, where otherwise, they would be preyed upon. Human development on its migration course is impossible. It's existence simply gave birds the reproductive, and survivalist upper hand.

It dominates the earth, sea, and sky with its wide wings and powerful screech; having no natural or possible synthetic predator, makes them more than animals: they are Gods."

Final Image

Final Image

Process GIF

Process GIF

Sketch over Final

Sketch over Final