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Lieutenant Commander Williams by hellenys Lieutenant Commander Williams by hellenys
Since many hoped for me to publish more of Ashley, here she is, as promised!

Posed in XPS, rendered in Blender Cycles 2.73a + Adobe Photoshop CS5. Model provided by :iconmelllin: (x). This is the background.
Ashley Williams from Mass Effect belongs to Bioware.
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:iconsreliata:
Sreliata Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have to say, now that I also started with mass effect: So far, I quite like Ashley.. !! :XD:
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hellenys Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016
There are a only few things I don't like about her personality, but I like her too :D Have fun with your playthrough! 
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Sreliata Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is very frank and open minded, which is what I like. Just her little rassism isn't that nice. xDD
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hellenys Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016
Yeah, I think the same!!
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XnaFreak Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016
Ottimo lavoro!
Complimentoni
Molto belli e realistici.
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:iconhellenys:
hellenys Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016
Grazie infinite!
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PlutoSkybase Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
this is about the most beautiful render i've seen this year! 
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hellenys Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016
Oooh, thank you, I'm flattered!
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Amachow Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
Not often a post makes my jaw drop like this one did. Just wow
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hellenys Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016
Oh, I'm flattered and I'm very glad you like it!
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Amachow Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
High-five! 
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sandor6 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016
This is fantastic! Probably the best Ashley Williams fan-art I've seen.
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:iconhellenys:
hellenys Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Oh, you flatter me! Thank you! :'D
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Stormrider29 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016
We need a remastered Mass Effect 3 with her looking like this.
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hellenys Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
I agree ;)
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Starscream2092 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice render. I see you experimented with chromatic aberration, try to use it low as possible. Background looks like it have grain or something going on.
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hellenys Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016
Thank you! Yep, I agree, especially if applied on a small sized image, I guess. And yes, the background is quite grainy... I can't render bigger images at the moment and my PC crashes every time I push some features to a higher/better value. Maybe I could avoid that by improving my skills at setting lights and samples (?) LOL Sometimes Photoshop makes miracles, tough :'D
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Starscream2092 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well from dump file after crash you could find the source of the crash. But your pc should handle renders pretty good until it is not notebook. But UE and Max tend to crash due to overload buffer. And if your CPU would overheat computer would just shut down. I cant imagine working with such a machine. That must be a nightmare. Do you work on some of your personal project now ? That you invest a lot of time ?
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hellenys Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016
Right... I used to work on a 10-year-old Windows XP (I don't even know what's inside its case, since that PC wasn't mine) and now I literally borrow computers because that one it's broken (hopefully I'll get a new one in less than one month. It should be a quite performing machine).
I was investing quite a lot of time on a Mass Effect film project, but I stopped because of this issue mentioned above (and university, which is eating my soul LOL). So no, I am not working on any big project at the moment. You do instead? :)
I am a huge fan of your works, btw! :dummy:
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Sreliata Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconwhutplz:

Oh my god I love your renders.
The lights are amazing- they seem very soft and the shaders look perfect!! :la:
May... may I ask: what lights do you mainly use in Blender? Mesh? Area? Or.. even.. HDRI? 

I can't fathom this grateness!! :heart:
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hellenys Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016
I am very glad you like them! :dummy:
I never use the same type of lights, actually! For this one I used a plane and a point light. The rendered image was quite dark, so I played with regulations on Photoshop (Curves, Levels, etc). A plane is quite useful for portraits, I think :> I'm planning to read some manuals, in order to achieve a better understanding of the use of lights in Blender!
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Sreliata Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're amazing already. :la: Seriously.
Oh, may I ask.. - when it comes to light, in the 'world' options, do you set the background to completely black?
Or do you leave it on it's greyish appearance?

God.. I am admiring you! :heart:
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hellenys Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
Ohw, you flatter me :'D :heart:
I usually leave the grey default color and sometimes I set it to almost completely black. I never choose light colors because it makes eyeballs look awful, since I created a mirror-ish shader. 
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Sreliata Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love it. Really do- all your Renders are amazing!! 
I love your normal pictures as well though so you are generally just very very talented. :la:
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hellenys Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016
Aww, thank you, I'm very glad you like my works :>
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Quselli Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
material face, pls
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hellenys Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
This time I only mixed a diffuse shader with a glossy shader. I created a specular map in Photoshop and did some editing after rendering in Blender to better simulate skin. I'm still working on decent skin materials, which I'll probably submit at a later time.
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Quselli Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Oh, okay, thanks.
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vampyreking1984 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
in her blue gear she's lieutenant commander Williams. same rank as shepard
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hellenys Featured By Owner Edited Dec 16, 2015
You're right but I imagined the Alliance already got that suit in ME1. It's just... a personal headcanon. I know it's wrong and I might change the render's title, if that bothers anyone anyway.
Edit: Yeeeep, it looks like it's an upsetting mistake. LOL
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vampyreking1984 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I got you. but only time I go off script is in my own work, other wise I stick to it. I write fan fic stories and role plays using my favorite characters. with just a couple of OCs and a fictionalized version of myself as the MC
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Berserker79 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Instafav! :+favlove: Ashley looks amazing here, so good you picked her ME1 looks for this work. :thumbsup: And I'm always amazed by the quality of your renders! :clap:
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hellenys Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
I fell in love with this model :) Thank you, I'm very glad you are! :dummy: 
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Anastasiy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, great colors!
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hellenys Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Thank you! :dummy:
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masksandmenace Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this a modded model or did you have to splice her me1 head with her me3 body? I'd love an me3 mod with this look. This is so gooooood. 
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hellenys Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
As I wrote in the description, Mellin provided the model - you can find it here! It's not a mod you can use in game, since this model was made for XNALara/XPS, I am sorry. I don't know, if you know someone who's able to work on mods, then it would be possible to make one like this for the game. This version of her appearance is awesome btw, yep :)
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masksandmenace Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I didn't even see that you put in the description, that was my bad! Thank you for the link!
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hellenys Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
No problem ;) You're welcome!
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Zarumee Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Man, you do some amazing renders. She looks fantastic!
I love how you zipped up her jacket, very cheeky. :P Outstanding work!
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hellenys Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Thank you! :dummy:
Melllin was the one who provided the model. I like this version a lot, it's a perfect combo :D
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Mystressb Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
That is one hell of a render, wow.  Almost looks photo realistic.
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hellenys Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Thank you! I attempted to get that result :) 
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