Blending Life - Portrait with Tentacles

This is my Blending Life entry, and I’m not really sure what I’m gonna do yet -probably something with tentacles, as they’re also nice and fleshy and I’d like to try capture the softer, flesh-and-blood side of the human form. So I’m starting off with a portrait and working from there - not aiming to keep the final face exactly the same as the refference. Just using it as a base. Hopefully I’ll be able to get some long curly hair that blends with the tentacles, but I’ve never done hair before so we’ll see. Here’s progress from today.

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Today’s progress - quick AO render of the head so far.

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Added expression, pose and some rough tentacles to start getting the look.

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looking good:) I really like the idea of the tentacles coming out of his mouth, but I think you should work on his expression to make it more suffering, maybe open his eyes a bit more, so he wouldn’t look so calm. I’m lookin forward to see your updates:)

I’ve now put the tentacles aside and worked on expression and textures a bit. i’m having major trouble with the eyes. They’re made up of two parts - concave eyeball and convex transparent membrane. They’re fine by themselves but when rendered with the head they come out black. See below - pls help if u know what’s wrong.

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Awesome idea, good luck…

I’ve put the eyes aside for a while - worked more on the skin and experimenting with facial hair. Ear’s not great but it won’t be too visible in the final so not worried about it now.

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Looks pretty creepy with those eyes missing, well done.

cool , continue … :slight_smile:

That’s, overall, a very nice head model with a fine woried expression. The skin texture looks good too. Anatomically, I would point to the neck which looks wrong though. The sternocleidomastoid muscle is missing and it is very important muscle to get right for good looking necks. Instead, there is a sort of muscle going from the back of the ear to the shoulder, it seems, and this definitely should not be there.

Thanks for the feedback ypoissant - I didn’t spend much time on the neck anatomy at all, so I should probably do this.