The Water Bear by Nicolas Delille

When I opened few weeks back a National Geographic, I found an amazing shot of this animal. Because of its appearance and what I read about it next, I decided to make my own “water bear”

Water Bear – aka “Tardigrade” – is an amazing micro-animal. One of the real superhero on earth.

According to Wikipedia, “Tardigrades can withstand temperatures from just above absolute zero to well above the boiling point of water, pressures about six times greater than those found in the deepest ocean trenches, ionizing radiation at doses hundreds of times higher than the lethal dose for a human, and the vacuum of outer space. They can go without food or water for more than 10 years, drying out to the point where they are 3% or less water, only to rehydrate, forage, and reproduce”.

Add with that for some species a vaccum-cleaner head, and you know why I really wanted to make it

Few images exist because of its micro size maybe sadly. So here is mine !

Softs : Cinema 4D, Vray, Zbrush, Photoshop

Color palette

  • #374727
  • #070605
  • #5B503D
  • #D3BD9F
  • #7C7C84
  • #2C271C
  • #3A3C3C
  • #75875F
  • #84644D
  • #8C6C44

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