Characters for a book

I am creating the main character for a book that my wife is writing. So far I have spent a few hours on this… Most of the model was taken from a cgcookie base mesh from blendswap which I edited and re-headed with a head that I had laying around.

I painted a few different textures in photoshop and spent ages getting her hair looking cool…

The goal is to have a full bodied character with clothes that represents the character that my wife describes in her book.

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Please feel free to comment and critique the image!

You should post some details about the character so that we can critique, it´s a woman, a warrior, a drug addicted.

i’m not seeing any eyebrows. don’t forget the eyebrows.

Thanks for the reply andrepazleal… The character is called alex (not final) 20 years old and she is half human and half fae… its quite difficult to describe her but basically she is scared, timid, and quite…

BTW I do realize that she looks completely human right now… that will change later :slight_smile:

Here is another update:

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Ye thanks modron I will do eyebrows… I always have problems doing them though… any ideas?

Well if the character is half/half you should give a little ear dont you, and maybe draw some wings on the back of the shirt…

She will have wings… which can only be seen under moon light… she will also have some other physical changes but my wife still has to decide what those are…

i would just paint the eyebrows on and give them a slight bump map, and a spec map.

I Did the eyebrows :slight_smile: with particles… and I also redid some of the face mesh, textures and hair. I like it allot more now… let me know what you think…
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does anyone have any tips on improving the hair? i would like it to look less soft and a bit more like she has not just washed and combed it… thanks…
oh and also i am going to give the eyebrows some asymmetry

Update :slight_smile: She has wings!
I am not yet happy with how the wings join the body… any ideas?

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Ok after allot of nail biting I have finished her rig… now i will render a few poses and then start on the next character :slight_smile: I also renamed the title for that…

cool wings but they look a little flat, like thet nneed some spec maybe. and maybe a normals map so they catch the light more.

Thanks Modron… ye I will try to work on the wings a bit more…

Update :slight_smile: mesh eyelashes… Better textures on the wings and a rig! (a very basic one but thats all i need)
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I am playing around with some mode poses and props… more updates coming sooooon :slight_smile:

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