Storytime by Dream9Studios ()
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A portrait of Zoe during a more relaxed moment in an ornate study reading about someone else’s story.
Date Finalized: July 19, 2021
Software Tools: Poser 12, Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC
My best friend asked for a private commission of a portrait of Zoe Castillo from the amazingly awesome narrative RPG video game Dreamfall Chapters which I created for him. (If you’ve never played it or its predessors, do so immediately! They are some of the best stories ever told in video game history!) After I finished it, I decided to create another artwork of Zoe for my own gallery to share with everyone. This is that other artwork. I’ve honestly worked, off and on, on this likeness of Zoe since 2014 but never got around to finishing it until now. I’m glad I waited as I wasn’t as good at hand-painting certain details onto textures like eyebrows back then since this character also includes custom made textures in addition to the face sculpt. The blue study textures are by one of my favorite digital artists since I started as both a fan and creator of digital art in the late 90s, Moyra. (Anyone else remember Moyra’s Web Jewels? I certainly do! Seeing the beautiful graphics on that site is what inspired me to start this madness!) The texture set was for D|S but I converted it to Poser 12 myself which was easy thanks to her texture map naming conventions and using the product promos as references. I’ll have to message her a copy of this so she can see how the conversion turned out!
Image Comments (6)
mazzam () 7:24PM | Mon, 19 July 2021
Very fine image and scene. Some very expert work went into this.
kharnes () 4:58PM | Tue, 20 July 2021
I personally don't read stories or fairy tales, the books I read are quite large but excellent work on this!
RodS () 7:23PM | Tue, 20 July 2021
She looks really good, Lizzie - top marks for all the work you did on this!
This reminds me how long it's been since I actually sat down with a good book, and spent an afternoon or evening just reading. I think the last book I actually read - 3 of them, actually - was Lord Of The Rings for about the 10th time..
Thank you so much, Rod! I did put a lot of work into this one. I forgot just how many days I spent tweaking it until it was perfect and that's countless hours per day as I haven't been sleeping much.
I haven't been able to read much lately either other than news stories and those have mostly been entertainment stories on the geek websites or spending several hours reading through things like Wikipedia and Quora. As for actual books? I still haven't gotten through one I started on three years ago. LOL
VirtualCity () 1:41PM | Thu, 22 July 2021
Really Great Work! I love the expression of the captive reader as well as her pose. Well done with combining different elements into one scene.