Currently working on a short commission for Epoch Art‘s resident man-in-charge Xipomus, featuring the oldest character in the our catalog, Kendra Blake of Freehope! That commission will be finished and posted soon, but before I even started on it I decided to actually sit down and get poor Kendra up to speed with my current cast of characters in terms of visual fidelity. But, in the process, I managed to create a skin shader that absolutely blew me away! I made versions of it to satisfy sweaty and standard skin conditions, and think this may be my new skin shader for ALL of my characters. It uses subsurface scattering (like all of my previous skins do), but contains a much more subtle skin specularity that adds hugely to a realistic skin look under all lighting conditions. Take a close look at her skin’s reflectivity in certain spots and you’ll see what I mean.
Khazadune gave me the go-ahead to share this commissioned set so here you go. This female alien character is part of some obscure science fiction universe based on a film series called Star Wars I believe. It’s a story about some religious cult and I think there might be a robot or a luck dragon or something? I can’t remember as I don’t pay much attention to indies…
So this is a Mirialan, which is a green-skinned, near-human alien race that tattoo their face and arms to signify specific life accomplishments. Ask Khaz if you want more details, as I didn’t realize they were even in the latter trilogy until I looked them up. This character uses Polly’s exact body shape (except with a smaller, rounder breast) but has a unique face and texture done from scratch. The outfit is something I plan to use in Dark Rift (minus the tool belt, which I borrowed from Polly at Khazadune’s request since his character is a mechanic) because it’s fucking rad.
Ladies and hyenas, just wanted to drop these off to you all real quick as I’ve had an exhausting day of running errands and need to get some work done yet on the next commission project. So here are four pinup-styel images of Polly Talbish, enjoying her time in the exotic hot springs of an alien planet, commissioned by site regular Chris3DX. Drop him a note of thanks and let him and I know what you think. By the way, if you enjoyed the previous Ember commission, he’s also the one to thank. I personally think they turned out great and was excited to do more with the set I put together for the Polly and Jester commission (which can be found in the Exclusive Newsletter Gallery).
If you find yourself not getting a rise out of these images, check your pulse… you’re likely dead.
‘Til next time, folks. Enjoy your week!
Happy Valentine’s Day! While we dine on confectionaries from a heart-shaped box (Hey! Wait! I’ve got a new complaint) and “surprise” our loved one with overpriced, long-stemmed roses that will be dead in two weeks, let’s take a minute to appreciate the subtext of what this non-holiday is all about: sex!
Well, it’s actually a fabricated holiday that traces its roots to the martyrdom of a Christian priest which was co-opted centuries later by greeting card companies to sell greeting cards and gifts under the guise of romantic love… but still!
So here’s a render of Polly visiting an outdoor spa on an alien planet, and wouldn’t you know it? She’s noticed someone approaching her, but doesn’t seem all that concerned that she’s been spotted nude. In fact, I’d say she looks rather pleased by it. I wonder who it could be?