Used Maya, Illustrator and Photoshop to model and texture a concept for Sherlock Holmes' motorcycle helmet from "Wheels of Destiny" - a collaborative idea with artist M, originating many years ago.   
 Wireframe & Ambient Occlusion
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  This is probably not the pipe you'd expect.    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle portrays Holmes as a frequent pipe smoker but   (at least from my research)   nowhere in some 60 stories does he ever mention the iconic calabash style pipe. He does mention three other styles of pipe: a churchwarden clay (think Gandalf), a cherrywood and a briar (my choice for this model). The calabash was apparently popularized by an American stage actor in the 1900s who wanted the audience to easily see his pipe but also not obstruct the view of his face. 
Maya Vector renders
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