My entry just reached over 1000 views! that's incredible! I don't think I ever garnered this much attention with my work since... hum...well, granted, I don't share my work online very often, if at all... but right now I'm trying to bury my anxiety and try to open up a bit, I'm gonna have to anyway if I want to get a job somewhere in this century preferably... So to celebrate this I made a few bonus renders of Mintaka and decided to tell more about his/her/their story for those who are interested (as I totally forgot to do so earlier). So here it is.
(Since Mintaka is technically neither a "He" or a "She", I'll use the pronoun "They" to define them. Sorry for any confusions and prepare for a grammatical massacre)
"Mintaka is a being born from the heart of a star. A mineral life-form made of unknown residual matter that refuse to melt down despite the extreme conditions. When they grow big enough, members of this specie leave their native star to find a new one to fuse with.
As Mintaka was drifting gently toward our sun, a terrible mistake caused them to crash onto the Earth instead, causing their body to shatter upon impact.
There, Mintaka was discovered by the humans. When Mintaka tried to plead with these strange creatures if they could fix their shattered body and send it back among the stars, the humans believed hearing the voices of angels or goddesses and started to worship the pile of crystal shards. People from all over the continent came with various offerings of their own making. Golden wings, sky charts, a new body, charms and various contraptions supposed to help their deity go back home. But nothing worked, their technology was far too primitive.
It seemed the humans were doomed to fail all of their attempts. But despite that, Mintaka cherished their time with the humans which awoke an unending curiosity for their knowledge and cultures. But as the years and centuries pass, Mintaka was getting weaker and weaker due to the lack of radiations to feed on. Their body began to decompose in a thin stream of stardust. To keep their energy Mintaka decided to fall in a deep slumber until humanity matures enough to finally be able send them back to the stars. Nobody knows where they're hidden, how long will they sleep or even if they'll wake up one day."
So there you go, that's the story. Aside from that Mintaka has the ability to bend and alter all forms of light waves that pass through their body. which includes effects such as becoming opaque or invisible, turn infrared light into gamma rays, focusing light into a laser-thin ray and some more. The Nebula around them is actually a sign that they're dying. They dream to be one with the sun, they're around 11 feet high, weight about 3000 lbs, they love aurora borealis and hate the ozone layer.
And now have some bonus renders I did ^^ (I think I messed up the smoke resolution in some of them...oh well.)
there you go, hopefully you'll like it ^^
EDIT : WHAT THE I'M IN THE FIRST ROUND OH MY GOD I DON'T HOW???