When Blade (the movie) came out back in 1998, I was hyped. This was then the most bad ass movie I’ve seen since in a long time, so I had to create the hero of the show.. Including the famous sword downwards pose.
This was created back in the days when displacement painting was unheard of. ZBrush existed but it didn’t have a good reputation (Bryce rap) and Mudbox was mainly a single line of code at Weta, I think 🙂
Anyway till this day I think the model still holds up. So there you have it.