I hope I didn’t step on any toes with my suggestions. I wish I could send you my character so you could try it out, but it’s not possible.
Any post I make, any thread I start, opinions, comments and suggestions will always get you thouroughly throttled, hung, flamed and prossecuted!!!!!
I welcome them. Any time I post, I welcome them because they help me learn.
Anyway, I’m actually going for a slightly more realistic look. There’s no way that I know of to achieve the drawn look that some can get, I simply do not know how to do it.
So, what I am doing is this: I’m taking some cues from what was done with the characters in Tangled, and upping the realism just slightly.
Belle is probably the most “mature” of all the Disney princesses. She’s bookish (read: a nerdy geek in modernspeak) and a bit of a loner. Knowing these things about her I’m looking to extrapolate her and pull her into the modern world so that she becomes, in Lauren’s eyes, something a little more real. I told Lauren she looked like Ariel (she resembles Ariel more than any other, imho) but she reminded me of Belle… which is why I’m doing Belle.
The look I’m going for is the very, very 3D Look. However, I want Belle to be instantly recognizable, and I know I’m still not quite there (my cousin’s daughter, huge Disnely fan, didn’t recognize my portrait :( )
So, I’m still tweaking… worried about how the hair is coming together… it’s a bit of a project… but then, I knew it would be…
That said… truly, this is what I think Belle would look like if she let her hair down… Chohole’s MFD texture and the Angelisa Hair (which I like, just wish it was better made…
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