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Castelobruxo - Thea Ik'nal

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Here's the main character for my HarryPotter fan project! She's a squib living at Castelobruxo... no magic abilities while living at a Magic School is not a recipe for happiness. I'm looking forward to seeing where her story will carry her! 🧙‍♀️ Did I mention she's a chocolate maker?!

I haven't been doing a lot of character design lately, so this was both a challenge, and a lot of fun. I tried out the Ambient Occlusion painting technique I saw Sam Nielson use, it sure helped for a streamlined and smooth process.
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This looks stunning! I really like your experimentation with outfit style and layout :D

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LyrainaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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cute design and excellent concept! I heard about ambient occlusion in 3D art but not 2D. how does that work? o3o
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LyrainaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you! It's mostly a way of thinking about the shadows, and breaking it down mentally (or in this case, during the painting process) can help. Here is a description of his process:
Thinking of AO in 3D is quite spot on! You think about where the light doesn't reach, and paint that on a separate layer. This is the step:
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That's amazing! The shading step looks just like an un-textured 3D model too! I gotta open Painter and try this right now! xD Thank you for sharing ^_^
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LyrainaProfessional Digital Artist
Good luck!! :)
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thanks! unfortunately, my attempt didn't turn out so well. ^^; but conceptually it's something I'll practice and adapt to my style. :)
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LyrainaProfessional Digital Artist
Keep trying!! :)
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There needs to be an anime for this talent
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That would be fun!
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Congratulations on the DD! Clap
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LyrainaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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nice one
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LyrainaProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Very nicely done!!

Congratulations on your much deserved DD!  :)!

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Thank you very much!
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Chocolateeeeeeee 
She looks cute and determinated 
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LyrainaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you! Yeees chocolate!! :D
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This is amazing!!! Very original!!
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LyrainaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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That’s an interesting idea 🙂 Nice designs for your character.
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LyrainaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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lovely design! Wish you well with your future updates!
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LyrainaProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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