Stifled Smile, Alexander Lashko (3D)

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  01 January 2009
Stifled Smile, Alexander Lashko (3D)

Title: Stifled Smile
Name: Alexander Lashko
Country: USA
Software: Maya, mental ray, Photoshop, ZBrush

Hi all,

I create this one to brush up on my sculpting and texturing skills. Stifled smile is one of the most charming expressions in humans, so I decide to recreate it. I used Zbrush for sculpting and texturing (which are all hand-painted), Mental Ray for rendering, Maya Hair and Fur, and Photoshop for compositing separate layers and color correction.
Thanks for looking. Comments and critiques are mostly appreciated.

Special thanks to Mike Fudge for the Maya Hair tutorial:

  01 January 2009
Very nice. The expression is very well rendered, very nice work. I'd have to say the eyes & cloths aren't as good tho. Some imperfections in the white zone of the eyes would be great, they also seem kind of big to me (cornea). The cloth doesn't match at all the quality of the rest (looks photoshoped in post).
But still very nice image. Keep it up !
  01 January 2009
whoa! Nice work!
  01 January 2009
nice work! greate face expresion and good looking hair !
good work!
  01 January 2009
Looks pretty cool
The only thing that seems a bit strange to me, are the eyes.
Great job on the hair by the way
  01 January 2009
ohhh yess superrr job super cg girl
  01 January 2009
Yeah, the specular on the eyes need to be adjusted. The skin around the eyes shouldn't have any acute specular on it at (it needs to be softer), you may also want to look into putting some reflections into her eyes. Eyes are wet and act like mirrors so there are all sorts of subtle reflections in them.
  01 January 2009
good work!
  01 January 2009
Thumbs up

nice work....keep walking
  01 January 2009
Thumbs up

it was stunning i must say! well execution on the hair, like it alot.

  01 January 2009
Thumbs up

Hey Lashko,

Lookin real good man. My only critique on this piece is around the eye area. Maybe some wrinkles or a little deformation in that area since she is holding back her smile I would think that the skin around that area especially the lower lid would change and not be so straight even a little bit closed or squinted. Maybe just a little bit more because it is there it just does not stand out as much. Other than that awesome job man.

Last edited by PhilipR : 01 January 2009 at 05:38 AM.
  01 January 2009
Very good work Alexander, Just you need pay some attention to the eyes and shadows.
  01 January 2009
very good model and super expression. looks not only extremely real, but pretty as well. not too sure about the shaders though. i think they need some work. the mr fast skin shader is very capable of reproducing real looking skin, needs some experimentation though.
all the best !
  01 January 2009
very good work
  01 January 2009

good jab. nice color.
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