Here is my free interpretation of the Exoskeleton Gauna from Tsutomu Nihei’s ABARA.

HDR image from

I decided to use skulls (especially buffalo’s skulls) as reference for the look of the Gauna.

Model was made in Zbrush:
– Hires: 104,197 Millions Polygons
– Lowres: 1,638 Millions Polygons
divided in 8 tools, each tool with his own UDIMs.

UVs unfolded in Zbrush