This is the result of a wonderful art trade with the talented Qeisvara
! I loved making this model of her OC Hera
See her part of the trade here: AT with Blenderenderer
Since I had both a front and back reference, I tried to make the hair more detailed since I really liked the hair in the references. (Still trying to learn particle based hair, not there yet). This is also my first major character model to be done in Blender Cycles! It was interesting to experiment with different materials for the eyes and necklace in cycles! The dress also involved a cloth simulation to get the creases, so I got to experiment with physics a bit. The dress and hair are hand painted using a mouse.
For the background I used the Musume Forest
MMD stage converted for MMD by Reseliee
(original extracted from © Illusion
). I thought this background helped embody Hera's love of nature. I then added an easel and some books to demonstrate her love for literature and art. The background was done in Blender Internal and then the images were composited together so this has a combination of both engines.
Thanks so much for trading with me! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.