A Day in the Life: Lola by LyleAryn ()
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So two of the new chapters I've added to the book follow a more "typical" day in the life of each of my MCs. This would be an illustration for Chapter 8. Kind of a nice hum-drum sort of thing. Slice-of-life, if you will. Plus is gives me an excuse to introduce a couple new characters. (As if I needed more of them)
Lola has a part-time job at a local convenience store while she's going to college. She works alongside Trace, who is the manager. I'm using a Genesis 2 Male for Trace. Gabriel. By placing him further from the camera and in some shadow, I don't think he sticks out too terribly much. This is more or less an experiment, because up until this point I only mix generations to create crowds.
Let me know. Does it work? Does he look like he belongs in this scene?
Image Comments (25)
There was nothing in the 3-minute orientation that said he couldn't, lol. Originally I was going to have Lola sitting on the counter, since she does in the chapter, but then it looked more like she was a customer, or a flirty girl. Trace is pretty relaxed.
gaius () 2:45AM | Sun, 18 October 2020
Great POV...they should not sell (or worse, smoke !) cigarettes ! A poison !
Kordouane () Online Now! 3:54AM | Sun, 18 October 2020
It's true that a spot towards the face could have highlighted it more
generation2235 () 8:35AM | Sun, 18 October 2020
That is a good scene and nice arrangement. Tells a story that leads the imagination to what those two might be talking about there.
Richardphotos () Online Now! 10:06AM | Sun, 18 October 2020
outstanding scene and characters and posing
chasfh () Online Now! 10:44AM | Sun, 18 October 2020
Works for me. Nice scene, and his casual pose is excellent! Quite intimate, in a strange sort of way...
I'm loving the dialogue in the scene, too. It was just something that popped up, very naturally. I thought, "Maybe I could use another chapter here." And then "What would happen in it?" and the next thing I knew, I had an entire chapter detailing Lola going to work, which perfectly complements an earlier chapter with Lenny.
Nightwind () 12:55PM | Sun, 18 October 2020
You have a good scene set up here, but in my opinion compared to Lola, Trace looks dated and his texture looks flat. That's just MHO. Maybe tweak his texture or try a different lighting on him. You always give me honest opinions which I so appreciate, so I believe you expect the same from me my friend.
Yes, that is what I'm worried about. That's why I didn't add any clutter to the counter yet. I thought I'd give Gabriel a try, since he's been just sitting there for some time. Overall, I like the scene, but I wanted to get some other input before I ramped it up to the full concept.
Of course, I also realized this morning that since Trace is a married man, and since I've picked the lovely Nuka to be his wife, if I did any future renders with the pair of them it would be painfully obvious.
I'll look into it, but most likely I'll be swapping him out entirely with a G8M. Got a few of those I haven't used, either.
Thanks! I appreciate the feedback greatly.
RodS () 2:15PM | Sun, 18 October 2020
The scene looks fine to me, pretty much a "normal day at work" kind of thing. Maybe a tiny bit more light on his face - as if it was bouncing slightly off the product boxes on the shelf. Not enough for him to dominate the scene, just enough for a bit more facial detail.
Yeah..... Adding characters..... 🙄 I started with 2 main characters - now I've lost track of how many are in the story.... LOL They all have a part to play, though..
UteBigSmile () Online Now! 2:32PM | Sun, 18 October 2020
This new graphic looks very beautiful dear Lyle! 🌺 I thank you for your sympathy and wish you a great new week!
romangirl () 2:58PM | Sun, 18 October 2020
A really awesome scene! I suspect he has a crush on Lola.
eekdog () Online Now! 5:48PM | Sun, 18 October 2020
Seems he is on the prowl on picking her up. Nice rendered work and cool body art.
starship64 () Online Now! 2:35AM | Mon, 19 October 2020
I think it works, especially with the POV you chose.
Artienne () 9:02AM | Mon, 19 October 2020
Both the characters look cool. Maybe he is a little shy and only look at her stealthily when she does not see it. Characters do not always need to be shown that they need to make eye contact.
daggerwilldo () Online Now! 6:02PM | Mon, 19 October 2020
Personal opinion on Trace. He needs to be a BG character. Its not anything you did. There is such a distinction in geometry and texture. She needs to play to someone of her caliber. You are to be commended for trying new things. Well done for exploring boundaries.
Radar_rad-dude () 1:11AM | Tue, 20 October 2020
OMG! No! No! No! Don't tell me you use an old and totally antiquated Gen2 male character! LOL! Couldn't help myself, since I have never gone beyond M4 and he still works more than adequately for my feeble attempts! A very nice image with great and cool looking characters! Most delightful viewing!