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Prop created for a recent cartoon. Just giving Props they props.
These models take a lot of work to design, build, texture, light and render. Much more work than simply drawing. This particular prop is such a relatively small part of the finished piece, that it will probably be overlooked by most of the audience. It's hilarous how many morons out there actually view digital modeling as a "shortcut". As previously mentioned, it is FAR more challenging than drawing.