Warlock Challenge - Real-Time Game Character - Final Submissions

Here’s my final submission for the Real Time Warlock Challenge!
“The Beast”
This concept was made by Alvaro Cardozo and I was lucky enough to get permission to use his work for this challenge. I had a lot of fun creating this character and it was an awesome learning experience! Hope to participate in more FlippedNormals challenges soon!
Link to marmoset viewer: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/58AWZg
Link to original concept: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/4YZe2
Link to progress thread: [Warlock Challenge] - [The Beast]
Hope you guys like it!
Final polycount is 38k quads, uses 2 4K texture sets.

UV Set 1:
UV Set 2:


Looks good! I like the arm especially.

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So here’s my final submission for the Flipped Normals Warlock Challenge - Real Time Game Character.

Sometimes, when parents are having a hard time making their children behave, they’ll tell them that old Azubah will come at night and drag to them to the forest to be put in his stew.
Once respected and well liked wizard amongst the common folks, Azubah took a liking in the occult, slowly distancing himself from people, ultimately going mad in his search for knowledge. These days he wanders the wastelands, haunted by the very spirits he managed to summon from the abyss. Every now and then a misfortunate traveler will stumble into him, only to be sacrificed against their will to the bloodthirsty gods whose names everyone but Azubah has forgotten.

Here is a link to the WIP thread [Warlock Challenge] – [Azubah]
Warlock is 44869 polys / 89604 tris
Ground is 208 polys
Maps shown below contain Albedo, normal, roughness, metalness and emissive.
Images rendered in Marmoset Toolbag 3


This is my final submission for the Flipped Normals Warlock Challenge - Real Time Game Character

I wanted to do a warrior inspired Warlock. Once he was a Knight in the shining armor. But he was betrayed by the people whom he was protecting. At the verge of losing his life he offers his soul to the Devil in order to seek vengeance. His armor and his weapons got infused with his body and now he is the lord of the dark woods

This final mesh is 34K tris, with 2, 4K UV spaces as tasked within the brief.


Here are the maps i used for the character:

Map 1:



Composite Shot

To follow my WIP thread, please follow this link:
WarLock_Real Time (Warrior WarLock )

To see the character in Marmost toolbag click the link below

To see the entry in Art station click the link below

To see the character in Sketchfab click the link below

Warrior_Warlock by ivinjob on Sketchfab

To finalize, I just wanna thank the guys at Flipped Normals for putting on the challenge, and the members of group that gave me some feedback. I’ve really enjoyed participating in the challenge and I look forward to seeing everyone’s final submissions


@Bharat Your character Looks super cool bro. For a better Experience why don’t you give the marmoset link with the final submission. it will be cool to see the character in 3D space :slight_smile:

Hi! This is my first time entering a FlippedNormals Challenge and I’m super excited.

Below is my entry: Ekim the Forest Guardian. The model caps out at 94,887 tris with two 4K UV Spaces. It was initially sculpted in Zbrush, Retopologized and finished in Maya, and ultimately rendered in Unreal Engine 4.

With having been cooped up at home for the majority of this challenge, I looked to nature for inspiration, much of which I got on my daily morning walks. Ekim, as a result, is meant to be a protector of the forest, a guardian with hidden magic abilities. He is built for battle and will fight if the forest is at stake.

Inspired by wood, orchid flowers, and butterflies, I played a lot with patterning and underlying colors in the textures of some of the armor. While creating this character, I envisioned him to be a guardian of the local woodlands near where I live in the Southern US, therefore while there are many variations of green and brown for trees and leaves, the vibrant color of the flower pattern and gold trim hint that this guardian has some royalty or flare to him. Some of the inspirations I looked into early on was military garb, therefore he has the aura of an old general with the shoulder pads and high collar.

Despite there being a lot of different beautiful flowers on my walks, the biggest challenge was color, and I went through various iterations before I had to step away from the texture for a few days and wind down. That was where inspiration struck, for when I sat down to watch a movie with a drink in my hand, I happened to set the drink down next to the window and look at how the light was playing with the color. This is also a reason why Ekim is named the way he is - because his color palette was inspired by Mike’s Hard Strawberry Lemonade and the bushes outside my house XD (you can see the picture I took of that moment in the Inspiration picture).

One thing I wanted to play around with was the idea of age and the body. In nature, age is often reflected in trees in the form of tree rings or crevices. They keep their battle scars and often grow around them. I wanted to capture that idea in areas like Ekim’s face, which shows many battle scars and age while simultaneously not losing the human-likeness of some of his features. He is meant to be seen as wise because of what he has lived through, his eyes showing two sides of the same creature that has lived in these woods for centuries.

I separated my UVs out by what would be baked from the High Res Zbrush Sculpt and what I would model in Maya and enhance in Substance Painter. As a result, I was able to play around a bit with some areas like the petal skirt and cape more because of how much detail I had given the UV of that piece of the model. Likewise, I had the poly budget to play with leaf cards, so I took the liberty of adding that to the second UV set so that it would not impede with the bake of the first.

All in all, this challenge was extremely fun to do and let me stretch my legs in an area I’d been wanting to sink my teeth in to. I’ve included Ekim in my Sketchfab so that anyone that is interested can see him up close and personal.

Thanks again, FlippedNormals!

Link to WIP: [Warlock Challenge] – Ekim: Guardian of the Forest


FINAL SUBMISSION: Donelle The Junior Dark Ark Student

Category: Real Time Engine Character

Design: Original
Polycount: 31,342 tris
Engine: Eevee

Character Idea:
Far into the future, the universe is a whole. Every cultures and every species live together in peace. Dalaran - the great institute of magic research, a historical fortress that defended Azeroth for countless of time - is now a univesity opened to all. It’s been only a few years since Dalaran University reopened its magic school curriculums to the general public, and our little hero Donelle, inspired by her archeologist mother, decided to enroll in the Dark Art School. “Because why not?” she said. “I like the sound of it. Now all my friends are going to know that I a witch. I always wanted to be a witch.” However, little does she know that her arch nemesis is only yet to come. What lurks in the darkness, looming over her promising future, is beyond what she could ever imagine…they call it…student debt.






Hi bro can you please share how did u integrated live sketchfab scene here ?
it will be great if you do that i couldnt figured out how to do it and just added the link with the final submission. :slight_smile:

Hi! I copied the sketchfab link and pasted it on it’s own line. Hope that helps!

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Thanks Bro It worked :slight_smile:

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this is my submission to the challenge this is my final assignment for my Game art class i havent given him a name so its just a generic Yog-Sothoth Cultist. Hope you all enjoy it the textures are at 4k with 19,807 polys and 36384 tris. Hope you all like it.


Warlock [Koumajutsu] [Realtime]


Category: Real Time Engine Character
Polys: 35.280
Texture: 2 4k

She is a Koumajutsu.[Real-time Character]
In Japanese Koumajutsu mean : demon invocation, summoning demons.
She is the warlock of the people Dark Elfs of the moon.
“A long war continued between the human people against the people of Dark Elf of the moon.
The obscure warlock of the dark elfs guide the army of her people to invade the earth.”
Long arms , stylistic choice , to invoke demons thanks to her magic stick.

Realtime Marmoset and other images here:


See you soon here to the next challenge. :wink:

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Hey, all :slight_smile:

This is my final submission for the Warlock challenge - real-time game character.
I aimed for a stylized, classical, fantasy warlock under the skin of a Faun, devout to ancient gods, and practitioner of necromancy, exploring the wilderness.

This was also the first time I’ve created something with such a low polycount (<72k) or used a real-time render engine. I’ve never watched so many tutorials in such short time-span. It was very challenging, indeed, for my skills - to be honest - but I had a blast coming up with this stuff and learning all this new stuff.

Thank you all for having me here; big thanks to Flipped normals for the challenge. I’ll make sure to take on the next challenge.

WIP thread

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Warlock Challenge

Final Submission - [DEATHER]

Catagory: Real Time Game Character

WIP: [Warlock Challenge] - [Dead Warlock]

Portfolio: https://www.artstation.com/grkemuzun

An ex-army commander barely won his battle against an army of dead people in a war he entered. As a war booty, the commander received a cursed spell book from rival warlock. Over time, the commander learned the forbidden spells in the book, and then gained countless victories using his new abilities. But after a long time he lost his mind and has become the puppet of his own dark magic.

Poly count: 55.717
4k Textures

Final Render:

Unreal Engine Scene:

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Malavo The Tenebrous

Hey, everyone! This is my submission for this challenge. I had a lot of fun working on it, learned a bunch of new workflows, and further trained some of my existing skills.

Once a wise and respected being of magic and sorcery, now possessed by an evil entity, he roams the world endlessly, prying the very souls out of his victims…

Hopefully you all like it!

Any sort of C&C is greatly appreciated :slight_smile:



These show his “power” flowing through his veins, symbols on his armor, and the horns growing out of his shoulders.

A Pose


Polycount is sitting at ‭83,620‬ tris.


Close Ups

Reference Sheet

This is my WIP Thread if anyone is interested in seeing a breakdown.

Here is my Art Station where I’ll post the turntable and the Marmoset Scene, as I currently don’t have those set up yet.

Thanks for the challenge! Until next time!


Hi everyone!

Here is my final submission for the Warlock Challenge - Real Time Character:

My idea was to fuse a modern tactical look with a Warlock. I had a lot of fun creating this character and I really like how it turned out!
Poly-Count: 41’738 tris

Rendered in Unreal Engine 4. I couldn’t resist adding particle effects and a little environment.

3D Viewer:

Tactical Warlock [FlippedNormals Challenge] by saros on Sketchfab

Texture Sets:

WIP Thread

This was my first challenge and I had a lot of fun. I will definitely enter a new one in the future.


Hey guys!

Happy to see all the great entries and everybody did an awesome job. I’m very glad i got to be a part of this challenge and i thank FlippedNormals for it.

Here’s my entry for the Warlock Challenge.

I call him the “Behemoth”, one of the guardians to the gates of hell. He is both a warlock and a count and has an enormous army of dark creatures spawned through dark magic.

For this creation, I drew inspiration from old biblical creatures and also from a few of my favorite video games. Here’s my WIP thread if you guys wanna look at my WIP shots.

Here’s the link to the real-time scene I set up on Sketchfab.




Texture Sets:

Sketchfab Scene:

I am also attaching the link to my Artstation if you want to look at more renders of the same.

Awesome challenge. Had loads of fun. Looking forward to more challenges in the future :smiley:

Cheers & Happy Sculpting!



Hello FlippedNormal community! I’m so excited to show you all my work and see submissions of my fellow peers! It was a great journey from start to finish. This is my final submission to the Warlock Challenge - Real-Time Game Character. Thank you so much FlippedNormal for this challenge. I am looking forward to more of your competitions/content in the future!

Sinclair, The Pirate Warlock

Sinclair was the captain of the infamous ship Ragnarok that departed on a treasure hunt. The hunt abruptly came to a halt by betrayal from one of her most trusted crewmate and lover, Amora. Ragnorak sunk into the ocean with the captain and the rest of her crew. Sinclair was saved by an old Warlock who found her washed ashore. The man who later became Sinclair’s mentor calls himself Raymond.

Like Sinclair, Raymond suffered a lot of loss and betrayal for his knowledge and power. Knowing his lifespan is near its end, he looks at Sinclair in hopes of passing everything to her despite it breaking the traditional rule of Warlocks being males. Having dipped into a bit of necromancy, he siphons the rest of his own life force to channel it into a transfer spell of some sorts to pass everything to Sinclair while tending her wounds. Thanks to the spell, when Sinclair wakes up she knows what occurred and of Raymond’s dying will. She thanks him and goes with his wishes by desecrating his body and trapping his soul into his skull to guide her. She engraves tattoos in her body to use as quick spell incantations. As a safeguard she infuses the vengeful souls of her crew with her own, symbolized by the magical hook. If she ever strays far from her path of revenge, the spirits will begin to consume her. Broken from betrayal and twisted with unfathomable power, Sinclair sets sail with one purpose - revenge.

Tri-count(Character): 52,668
Environment Tri-count(not counted for): 16,008
Total Tri-count(Character and Environment included): 68,676

Rendered in Marmoset Toolbag 3

Final Composition:

Front, Side, Back and Top/Bottom view with and without wire-frames:

Texture sets:

Here’s my WIP thread:

Here’s my Artstation link about this submission:


This is incredible!!!

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Dude I think you’re gonna win with this!

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