Portrait Mockups Part 2, and Administrivia
Hey Folks! Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. Pretty low-key, here. The fun factor for Fallout 4 seems to be fading already, and I'm considering picking up something else. But on the plus side, Expanse season 2 is now on Prime, so I'm rationing that :)
Today was unfortunately mostly admin work, between email catch-up, annual tax prep, and some other office-y stuff. However, Emily's latest portrait mockups arrived, and they're looking good!
Last time, we saw two options with vastly different shading. One painterly/fully-shaded version, and another with limited colors. This iteration is a revision of that limited color approach, to see if we could further refine it. And I think the colors are just about where I'd want them. I was originally suggesting 3 tones for primary skin, plus eyes, hair, lips, etc., but as we see here, the female face has 5 tones for skin. I think this was unintentional, but I'm glad it happened. It not only looks better, but I think it'd work just as well as 3 tones. So this might be the way forward.
The male face colors are an improvement, too, though I think I liked the old facial features better. Eye size, lip shape, and overall ruggedness of the older iteration were a bit more pleasing to my eye. These ones aren't objectively worse or anything, but I think they look a bit too boyish/cartoonish for what I have in mind. They'd probably still look fine, but now that I've seen the original mockups, I really like those better :)
Anyway, this is moving along nicely!