Zhuque Detail Side WIP Picture

The second creature in my series of Chinese Celestial Beasts. Zhuque is represents the element of fire and most closely resembles the Phoenix of other lore. However it is not a phoenix according to Chinese mythology. The name directly translates into "Crimson Bird".

So far I have just modeled and textured, work on the skeleton for binding has only just begun. Figured I get some shots of it up since I haven't posted in a while.

Character created using Maya 8.0 and Adobe Photoshop CS2.
Used a glow on the texture to make it more "divine", also it will later help with the fire effect I want to put on it.
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