Far Cry 4 :: Yeti encounter

This is an artwork done for Ubisoft's Far Cry 4 :: Valley of the Yeti
It was a fun project and I had the chance to be involved from the early concept phase. I've added some of those concepts I did at the beginning.
At some point it was also question of adding a lot of snow and wind, in the end they kept the ''cleaner version'', but I like the snowy one as well, you can see it below ^_^
I used 3dsmax and vray for the 3d parts, and photoshop for comp and painting, alongside some of my own photographs for some parts of the foreground snow chunks.
The 3D models were done by others, but I had a fur job to experiment on the beast, I used hair and fur, from Max.
Thank you!

Original artwork

Original artwork

Vertical version

Vertical version

Snowy WIP version

Snowy WIP version

early concepts for the image

early concepts for the image