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Lately it seems like when I actually am working on art, it’s not something I’m happy enough with to publish. I’m not sure what I have even rendered the last two days.
This is from a few days ago. I had suits on the brain, and did some materials work on a suit for Ellery.
I didn’t know what to call this one. It’s really just showing something I was working on yesterday, but if I did it right, it’s not obvious how much work I put into it.
Is it weird to tuck a cardigan into jeans? At least I think that was a cardigan once. I added a morph to do that after adding morphs to go over the jeans. I guess I did a better job on this one, because it was the one to get rendered.
There’s a bit of randomness to this. The very tall woman in the background was going to be part of the scene, but then was moved to the background to disguise how stupidly tall she is in case I change that later. At least she is no longer wearing high heels on what appears to be grass.
Ellery is maybe dressed more for, “late summer, after swimming,” than for autumn, but I’m posting this in October, so that’s the title. There are reasons she could be wearing a bikini under her clothes, and this shot is probably really set in September.
Now and then I try different hairstyles on Ellery to see how they work. I don’t want to go too long, but too short can also be an issue. I’m used to her having a long fringe over her eyes, which makes some really short styles seem to be missing something.
This style may still be a bit long and thick overall, but I think it could work.
Despite the fact that Ellery’s in her Power Girl costume (because that’s the scene file I opened), I think this haircut may be more of a “Maria Hill” cut. Which is good! That’s short enough that Ellery probably won’t be panting and complaining that she’s overheated. Probably.
This is Ellery in basically the same pose as three previous daily renders posted this summer, with another new Photoshop background. The most recent of the other three was...six weeks ago. Well, OK, it feels like a long time ago, and I suppose six weeks is that long.
August was long and kind of painful in places.
Here's hoping for a pleasant autumn and a not-horrible winter!
Late yesterday I decided that my artwork this hot summer needed a preponderance of swimsuits. Also redheads for some reason. And hey, look, Ellery’s mother is conveniently redheaded!
( Read more if you want to see me ramble about vocabulary for some reason. )
Oh, and these two have swapped typefaces from the previous strip Ellery's mother appeared in, back in 2014: "Ellery needs air." A minor touch only I care about, but there it is.