I am always a fan of chinese folktale and it is not unusual for me to start one.This piece is based on famous chinese folktare,the god of marriage.It took me around 2 weeks to finish it.Rendered in Mental Ray,modeled in Zbrush and some photoshop touchup and compositing.Below are some basic information about this character
God of Marriage
The Old Man in the Moon or the God of Marriage is Yue-lao, who bears the weighty responsibility of deciding all mortal marriages. That means the marriage of any couple in the world have been prearranged by him. Yue-lao ties the future husband and wife together with an invisible silken cord that never breaks as long as life lasts. At the appropriate time, the cord brings the predestined mates together and they wed! This has been a subject of Chinese poetry and song since the ancient times.
I was busy with academic stuff in SCAD and now starting to utilise my free time (while looking for job in LA) to work on this piece.Comments and Critiques are welcome.Thank you!