Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War | Portnova (Head + Hair)

I had the pleasure of taking Portnova's head from start to finish. I helped direct the 3D scan capture of our lovely actress, Julia Donnell, and built the head model and textures from the scans. The hair was also done by me, from concept, to textures, to finished model. We went through a lot of iterations to bring Portnova to life. Her badass initial costume, seen here, was made by Mike Curran.

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Outfit seen here was modeled by Mike Curran

Outfit seen here was modeled by Mike Curran

My early concept iterations for Portnova's hair. It was important to nail down a style that was both practical and conveyed her personality.

My early concept iterations for Portnova's hair. It was important to nail down a style that was both practical and conveyed her personality.

Final concept

Final concept

Final concept. I ended up giving her bangs more of a swoop on the model itself at the last minute, just to break up the symmetry :)

Final concept. I ended up giving her bangs more of a swoop on the model itself at the last minute, just to break up the symmetry :)