...thank you all.
This was done using a Cloud9 lightdome which has quickly become my “go to’ for outdoor lighting. Beginning to not miss LDP as much since the new system handles UE so much better (and faster). Even with the hair plants and grass (Predatron’s Grass tiles) the render took just a bit under 28 minutes.
....as to the young girl, brace yourselves, she is Leela’s long lost daughter Annika.
Won’t go into details as it is a long story within the story and a rather delicate subject to discuss here. Suffice to say, Leela was a “casualty” of war. She remembers nothing about the incident or much of anything else that happened during the days of turmoil which followed the fall of Zagreb. The next thing she could recall after the helicopters appeared in the square and began shooting and launching rockets, was waking up in a medical facility located in a deep underground bunker left over after the last Euro War (which had become the “home” of Resistance Cell Z-1).
...nearly ten months later.
Flash forward a decade…
A year after her successful (though “interrupted”) European Concert tour which made her the latest “Nova Hot” celebrity, Leela learned that she was indeed not the last of her family’s line. It was understandably difficult for her to accept at first but on meeting the ten year old and seeing how innocent the child was (in many ways reminding her of herself when she was a young girl), she couldn’t turn Annika away. It is a major turning point in her “growth” as a character.
The working title for this is “...but, you are my momma, I should be with you.”
As to the Hair, it is Bolina Hair by 3Dream/ Mairy. and yes I originally got it for my Merida project as it is pretty darn close
It also is Annika’s hair (old sketch of the character I did years ago).