This is one of the highlights from my Swordtember 2022 challenge hosted by Tim Kaminski. Each day, I worked to create a sculpted and textured sword inspired by a single word prompt. This prompt was "dragon", and I really wanted to push the sculptural elements for this one.
Sword modeled in Maya, Dragon sculpted in Zbrush, and textured in Substance Painter. Lit/rendered in Marmoset Toolbag 4.