on Mar 31, 2014 at 07:23 PM
Despite being somewhat realistic, our avatars are still somewhat toon like. So I tried to figure what Elvealin would probably look like in flesh... http://fav.me/d7cdnf4
Where do you imagine that to be? My first thought would have been Lorien, but there are no golden leaves on the ground....
Oh yeah, very nice btw!
Not really sure myself when I made it at first. But it's probably right outside the area of Mellyrn - close to the Mirrormere when Moria hadn't fallen yet and she was younger.
This is so awesome! How'd you make it?
I started out with DAZ which is a photorealistic character modeler, and I rendered her completely bald and naked. Then I pretty much painted the hair and clothes on her with Photoshop, and also slightly modified eyes and eyebrows.
I also 3D rendered the blanket, and again modified it in the Photoshop. The forest floor is blend together from the free stock photos that deviantART artists offer for it's other users.
Of course, everything has to look like they're in the same scene, so adding the right shadows and shadings is also essential. I finished the picture by rendering night lighting in Photoshop on it.
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