I wanted to challenge myself to do a fictional character with believable expressions during the summer, I'm really happy with the result. In order to achieve realistic expressions I avoided getting too far from human facial anatomy as I sometimes do with the demons, and I decided to take iconic actor's faces such as Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris as reference.
The project consists of 4 poses, each of them with 2 or more sculpts to avoid linear deformations and a really simple four bones rig to animate the character and achieve a more realistic performance.
The character itself is Zar, and old demon transitionning to his cacoon phase from which he will reborn as a young demon again. Those inflated parts on the shoulders and back are part of this transformation.