Monday, January 20, 2014
If at First You Don't Succeed... Sonnia & crew
I was happiest with her coat, weapons, and base- these didn't change from the original.
With my suspicions confirmed, her red hair (below) was too close to her coat on the original, which I've since darkened, which made it look more natural, and there are enough bright points on the model that I'm not concerned that it isn't as punchy. Also, I don't really like the model's face, so I'm happy it draws away from that.
I also felt the photograph was far too blue and a little pale, which I corrected in the above. While not as refined in post as my competition composite (again, below), I feel the photo does the model justice.
Finally, I felt the flame effect wasn't coming across very well- the transition was overly stark and there was too much black in it. After about three or four attempts (very high by my current standards), I finally got the same slightly blackened look, with the blue source, but with far more middle orange to make it read much more clearly.
Speaking of flame effects...
from earlier?)... also, I'm not the biggest fan of the praying version, which i felt had a kind of awkward pose. This one's gotten a head stolen from a GW skeleton and just a little GS to secure it.
(I've also been working on... something else... using the same techniques, though it'll be a little longer before you get to see that one. ;) )
The colors are slightly richer than I intended, but I'm definitely planning on reproducing this look for my brighter Ortega crew in the future.