2021 AMI Online Salon

Digital Recreation of Pan Troglodytes

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Abeeshan Selvabaskaran
  • Client: Nicholas Woolridge
  • Copyright: Abeeshan Selvabaskaran, 2021
  • Medium/software used: Pixologic Zbrush, Blender 3D, Adobe Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Print, Magazine Page Fold-out
  • Primary Audience: Lay Audience

Project Description

The chimpanzee (Pan Troglodytes) is a species of great ape native to equatorial Africa. Being one of our closest evolutionary living relatives, these animals share many obvious similarities in their appearance and anatomy with humans. But, there are also many characteristic features that can be uniquely identified with these apes as well. This piece was created as a magazine fold-out page to depict the general anatomy and skeletal features of Pan Troglodytes. On the main page, a detailed look at the facial features of the ape is shown and in the fold-out, a more general frontal view is seen along with both frontal and lateral views of the skeleton. Limitations of this assignment were to sculpt a realistic and anatomically accurate rendering of an organic subject using Zbrush.