I am not dead. XD render of an ai girl and the guy who fell in love with her. Eventually might do more. The story in my head is that he falls in love with her over correspondence, meets her, and gets captured as she’s a military experiment. So she saves him.
So there’s a story behind this. WAY, way back- when I was in elementary school (somewhere between 6th and 8th grade) I picked up a ‘how to draw’ book, and worked pretty hard at it. Eventually my parents took a severe dislike to my drawing and prevented me from doing more. But there was one image, way, way back when, that I did and liked the result of. Quite possibly the ONLY one at the time.
In that image I had a young man in armor who was going to head to war holding his love for a farewell. I never forgot the image. I like to think you can hear him saying, “Whatever happens, I promise you, I’m coming back.”
Not a lot to see here. Decided I really need to get back to rendering, a friend asked to see a hot orc girl. It’s still being worked on though- I need to add a decent background and fix her skin reflections. but I’m pleased, so far.
No, I’m not dead. Just got slammed by school, a string of failed jobs, and timing. Have an experiment in expressions, light and mood.
Okay, there’s a lot of rambling story behind this one. Heh.
Fact 1: I love playing with the lighting, so I decided to see what I could do.
Fact 2: I’ve always liked the ‘wounded hero’ angle- you know. He (or she- equal opportunity, right?) has won, whatever villain he went toe-to-toe against is behind bars or whatever, but he’s been through the wringer so he needs to recover.
Fact 3: When I was a kid, watching the animated batman show and they showed Nightwing’s apartment, I was utterly fascinated by the idea. (Doesn’t hurt that I was fascinated with the character, too.)
So, though this isn’t an attempt to recreate Nightwing, it is an attempt to combine elements of all those. I chose a reddish hue for the light because I assume the apartment is overlooking some busy part of a large city- and every large city I’ve seen/visited tends to throw off reddish light. Usually from tail lights and neon signs.
Or maybe I’m just odd.
This was a fun one to make; I got to learn a lot about placement and item parenting; that is, what location to fix an item to so that it’ll move appropriately or not move as the case may be. Both firearms- as well as the small firearm on his left wrist- all the displays and dials- were individual props from various sets that I combined.
Have a random character I made to test out using distorted brushes in photoshop.
You may notice that most of my female characters are (GASP!) Clothed REALISTICALLY! Look, as much as I love the female form, the whole ‘chainmail bikini’ thing usually just annoys me. Heroines should look realistic, not like strippers.