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On Freenode I’m known as Kenshin^. This is the 1st “full fledged” human model I’m actually kinda pleased with since I’ve started on my project. 1st I tried Toon style as seen in a sketch I did before I really got into Blender that heavily.
Before I was at a loss, just futzing around with the various tools, nothing I’d want to post. :o
Also a fan of Japanese Animation, and the animated Batman series. More old than the new, but it’s possibly a little too stylized for my liking right now.
An example of one of the people from that show.
I read that “Better face tutorial” on here when it was still Elysiun. That was a very good starting point for making a head/face that looks human, and not alien/ape-like. Although it has I’ve added, evolved, and modified my head model to something more detailed. Let me clarify. I’m not going for photo-realism. That usually just make the characters look “creepy”. So, I’m going for more like a blend of “Toon”, and realism.
(If that makes any sense…)
Thing is… It practically brought my computer to its’ knees to render that out, it didn’t acutally follow the curve guides/style that I wanted, and finally. It kept going through places where it shouldn’t. Like her ears, one time it even came through her eyes. :eek:
Cool, but I have an odd problem… The more I try to go for Toon style, the more realistic the model becomes, and vice versa. So, I figured if I aim for the middle. I’ll be just fine.
The “Newest Render” shows when I was “playing” with lighting, and textures again.
ARGH! Took a look from a “bottom” camera. Looking up from below, and seen that while “her” lips and chin look good from the side & front views. They look bad from below. The lips aren’t curved/rounded, but more like a mountain with peaks, and valleys. Same way with the chin. Looks more like an anthill, than a chin.
So… I’m going back “basics”. Starting over on the face, but leaving the body alone… for now. Perhaps even going back to my original “intent/inspiration” Anime & Comics…
Especially since it’s hard to find ref. photos that would be good for both front & side views. Usually there’s some kinda smile, 7/8ths side view, or head tilted up/down without paying a monthly fee to a photo site. That and sometimes, the people’s pics that DO match the 1st criteria, don’t really look the way I want the model to look. So, I figured that if I can’t FIND reference pics, I’ll make ‘em by drawing them. Which made me realize that I need to take a lil’ “refresher course” on drawing. :o