what would also be nice is some faked SSS using vertex paint, especially on the ears and the back of the head
Tell me more. (SSS on the back of the head?). I painted the ears with a tinge of red to give them a little glow but I really haven’t read much about scattering. She does have an all-over noise on the skin to give a little texture.
I’m not too concerned about lots of special effects on her since she’ll only be used in a tiny animation but SSS is something I expect I’ll be interested in one day.
As for the forehead, I’m pretty happy with the width at this stage for this character. I’ll see how the whole head looks when it’s sitting on a body though. For anyone who remembers my generic man, this girl was actually morped directly from that mesh (side by side you can see similarities). I might see how many other characters I can develop from it later.