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A Midsummer Day's Dream

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Darin at her home...
Download for 1920x1080 size!! Arrowd  By Mamaelm 

Q: Someone feels that my character still cannot cross the uncanny valley. What do you guys think? : ( 
Cry forever 

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Character Modeling: DAZ3d for base model
Zbrush for more customization
Rendering & misc. modelling: Cinema4D, physical rendering, default setting with Global illumination.
HDRI light from HDRlabs
Photoshop for post effect (mostly color adjustment)
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I-of-d-beholder's avatar
I,like your works alot! Much more stylish than many "daz"-artists here!!!
MiClov's avatar
wow.. so lovely, nice lightning ^^
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I use Daz too but I could never do this. Amazing.
themightyflog's avatar
I love your work.  I would love to watch your process.  You should record yourself.  
Visioku's avatar
I felt the uncanny valley when i saw this. But I dont see that as a bad thing. If you look art in restrospect, I think some things that were breakthrough in art fell in that valley, and that's how they became part of the art culture. I can see this moving artstyles into a whole new place, and that's very exciting to me.
Dying-Sakura's avatar
I feel the same way! It do give me uncanny wibes but in the best way possible! Kinda like a "through the looking glass" feeling
IngridTan's avatar
Your style has changed so much these past few years, in a good way. I love it. :)
And I don't feel like your work has the uncanny valley problem at all.

Keep up the good work. ^_^
ValinGill's avatar
I think that its the Teeth although a big, bright smile. Is something that every ones likes I think that the showing of the teeth is all that I see. I Really Love your work Keep it up and Take care
Nokadota's avatar
I really want a floating robot companion.
Raindropmemory's avatar
Oh hi Paul! Fuh by Emoji-kun

P.S. Wow, I just found about your Hikari OS, too amazing and complex for my brain to comprehend, really. 
Nokadota's avatar
Haha, thanks! hikari is actually on hold right now because I'm collaborating on another OS with a guy who wanted to join forces. What we have in mind is going to be even better! :)
whispery-mist's avatar
I love your work so much!!! <33
I love that your work is always very very realistic but it does not look exactly real. It makes me question if what I'm seeing is real or fake. And you're the first person I've ever seen do this so well!
Raindropmemory's avatar
Thanks for the compliment! :)
violinsane's avatar
Hmmmm...Well, to be honest, part the reason I love your work so much is because your character is smack dab in the middle of uncanny valley. That being said, the "way out" is usually one of two ways: making characters less realistic or making them as lifelike as possible (while still being stylized). I think (just my opinion) that your work is so close to perfect that you should go the second route.
Raindropmemory's avatar
Oh, Thank you very much! :)

"or making them as lifelike as possible (while still being stylized)"

You can read my mind? That's exactly where I always wanna go!

One thing I need to overcome is: people tends to like stylized/cartoonish art more, Disney movie is good example. 
My art, being in the middle ground, still cannot make people 'feel' for it as much.
Also, I speculated and found that my art are overall lack of 'story' to make people stick or care about my character.
Which I will continue to figure it out how to do it. :)
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violinsane's avatar
Yay! :dance: You're most welcome.

That's true, people tend like very cartoonish art. I've heard it's easier for the characters to express emotions, and so people feel a connection to them more quickly. But this can force the characters to be less complex, so there's a limit there too. In any case, I'm looking forward to seeing your character (and all your art) develop! :)
rrei's avatar
I love the atmosphere here! I want to be able to explore around there. : )
DanDrazen's avatar
Fantastic artwork, but it feels like the eyes are a bit farther apart than they should be. But that's just me.
Raindropmemory's avatar
Thank you as always. :)

It have to say it's one little downside of 3d art.
Correct proportion in one camera angle doesn't mean it look the same in another (and we didn't even count the light & shadow that can also effect the model too)

In 2D, you can just draw what it look best at that camera angle, without caring about another! :)
spiti84's avatar
:aww: such a lovely pic :) it have a great mood :aww:
Raindropmemory's avatar
Thank you as always~! Lily Thank you 
spiti84's avatar
:aww: you are very welcome :)
whitefoxdesigns's avatar
Fantastic! I love those rabbit/ghost things. :XD:
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