Just a little frog to try out my new MagicSculpt from my mom. Painted with oils.
Way back in 2005/2006 I was trying to finish up a Ph.D. in biology studying the genetics of heart development in the lab of Dr. Frank Conlon at UNC, using the frog as a model. My advisor at the time was also going up for tenure and wanted a decent animation of heart development for his presentation. Thus I convinced him to buy us a copy of Maya, with which I made the following video and started learning how to create 3D art and animations.
I had some leftover ends from a shadowbox coffee table I built, which I carved into a little frog.