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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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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: