My demo reel is more based on Chinese ancient culture, include lots of creatures and characters that been described in the 'Classic of mountains and seas.'
Qiong Qi. an old ancient creature described in China historical novel which has tiger features but with large wings. I created from references and imagination and using Zbrush and substance to build it up. Finally, render with marmoset to finish the project.
Xuan Gui. The historical creature in 'Classic of Mountains And Seas.' A tortoise that with a bird's head as It's feature. Render using marmoset with multiple lights set up and simple shadow capture that place in a turntable to show different moods of the character.