"2017 - 3D Prop Concept - Turin's Sword (Anglachel)" in Zbrush.
This 3D model is a concept made for the character Turin. It's inspired by the sword "Anglachel" (Black Death) described in his tale inside J.R.R. Tolkien's book, The Silmarillion. Since his blade has a glowing black color, it was difficult to choose a good background to render it. The black background ended up being the best option because of its absence of color, and the white, the worst to show details because of its reflectivity. Below, part of the sculpting and modelling process, as well as the model without materials and texture is shown.