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A Midsummer Day's Dream by Raindropmemory A Midsummer Day's Dream by Raindropmemory
Darin at her home...
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Q: Someone feels that my character still cannot cross the uncanny valley. What do you guys think? : ( 
Cry forever 

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Tools:
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 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I,like your works alot! Much more stylish than many "daz"-artists here!!!
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MiClov Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017  Professional General Artist
wow.. so lovely, nice lightning ^^
F2U/ Rainbow happy cat Avatar/icon 
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ElodyWilson Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
I use Daz too but I could never do this. Amazing.
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themightyflog Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
I love your work.  I would love to watch your process.  You should record yourself.  
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Visioku Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016   Digital Artist
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.
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Dying-Sakura Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Student Interface Designer
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
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IngridTan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
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. ^_^
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ValinGill Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
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
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Nokadota Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
I really want a floating robot companion.
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Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015   Digital Artist
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. 
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Nokadota Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
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! :)
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whispery-mist Featured By Owner Edited Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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!
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Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks for the compliment! :)
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violinsane Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
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.
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Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015   Digital Artist
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 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
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! :)
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rrei Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015   Digital Artist
I love the atmosphere here! I want to be able to explore around there. : )
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you~! Fuh by Emoji-kun
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DanDrazen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015   Writer
Fantastic artwork, but it feels like the eyes are a bit farther apart than they should be. But that's just me.
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Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015   Digital Artist
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! :)
 
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spiti84 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: such a lovely pic :) it have a great mood :aww:
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Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you as always~! Lily Thank you 
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spiti84 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: you are very welcome :)
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whitefoxdesigns Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Fantastic! I love those rabbit/ghost things. :XD:
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Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you~! Fuh by Emoji-kun
You're the first that called it ghost hybrid. xD
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whitefoxdesigns Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
I hope it made sense. :XD:
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KoniPerdomo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Great!! how long does it takes to finish one of these?
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
This one is about a week. :)
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themightyflog Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
I love it.    I wish I could hire you do do illustrations like this for me.  

Awesome!
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Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you as always~! Fuh by Emoji-kun
Maybe one day. :p
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