Realistic Character Design (RCD)

Face of Christ

How was the true face of Christ?
Up to now, reconstructions, none of which are based on real information, have been the most reliable source for this, and our research has been shroud of Turin. By rebuilding this shroud we were able to design a more realistic, 3D portrait.

The Shroud of Turin, also called the Turin Shroud (Italian: Sindone di Torino, Sacra Sindone [ˈsaːkra ˈsindone] or Santa Sindone), is a length of cloth lining bearing the negative image of a man. Some believe the image depicts Jesus of Nazareth and the fabric is the burial shroud in which he was wrapped after crucifixion. Historical and scientific evidence points to its being a medieval creation. It was first securely attested in 1390, when a local bishop wrote that the shroud was a forgery and that an unnamed artist had confessed; The radiocarbon dating of a sample of the fabric is consistent with this date.

It is kept in the Cathedral of Turin, which is next to a complex of buildings including the Royal Palace of Turin, the Chapel of the Holy Shroud (located inside the Royal Palace and formerly connected to the Cathedral) and the Palazzo Chiablese in Turin, Piedmont, northern Italy.

There is a lot of Drawings and paintings from the Turin shroud. The most famous of these is The Face of Christ by Ariel Agemian K.S.G. which was our source.

Challenges

Understanding what a person’s face looked like two thousand years ago doesn’t sound easy. Especially when the image should be CGI in Realistic Character Design (RCD). The details are very important and the facial anatomy with the Turin shroud was very different from any race and geographical location. The very elaborate face and components of Christ with the eyes that deserve a God!