Virtual Singer: Megurine Luka V4X

Next in my line of Virtual Singer sculptures is Megurine Luka.
I based her off her V4X design, done by iXima. My goal was to capture an ethereal pose and mood, because Luka fits these characteristics in my mind.
Originally I only meant to create a bust, as shown further down, but then I felt like something was missing and I corrected course to a full body sculpt.

I sculpted in ZBrush with some improvement sculpting in Blender. Some parts like the diamonds and her belt were modeled in Blender too (the headphones are actually sculpted and I am weirdly proud of that). I used the Medusa Nodes Add-On by Irakli Kupunia (https://blenderartists.org/u/ikakupa) for the fuzz on the clothes.
Rendered in Cycles.




WIPs:
At first it was important to capture the mood and feel for the character. At first Luka looked to little anime and too Disney for my tastes, but I knew I would overcome that over the process.
I struggled with the hair in the beginning, I just couldn’t get the front bangs right and the over all flow of the back part, was a struggle. Once I came across Rella’s key-illustration for Hatsune Miku Symphony 2023 (https://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/7023933?q=rella) I figured out how I want to layout the hair.










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