”The closeup”. Perfect timing on International women’s day to release this female portrait 💪
Made this project to challenge my closeup quality and also a chance to improve my eye setup.
The inspiration for this image is taken from a few different photos from Ana de Armas instagram, but I did not try to make a likeness this time as Ive learned that likeness process gives me grey hairs 😅
Base mesh is digital emily which I reshaped. Some areas didn’t hold up very well for closeup, so I flattened those areas and painted new skin details with skin alphas.
For the eyes I used a blue iris texture from #texturingxyz which I did some modifications to get the right colors for a brown iris. I looked at a lot of closeup photos and tried to get the same color variation.
The lighting is an HDR I shot myself back in 2010 in our old office. You can even see my old workstation in the HDR 😄
Sculpted in Mudbox, rendered with V-ray in Maya, Yeti for hair, NukeX for compositing.