All the textures were created inside Photoshop. The texture for the girl was pretty simple; after all, I wasn't looking for realistic skin. I painted warm tones using the help of a previously baked Occlusion map.
I used the Miss Fast Skin material with some hand-painted maps to control the scattering layers. The final material doesn't have any special settings; it was only a matter of tweaking the values until I had the desired look (Fig.13 - 14).
The clothing was created using some fabric textures as a base and then desired colors and details such as stitches, stamps and patterns were hand-painted after (Fig.15).
The hair uses a few hand-painted strokes to create more variation in the coloring, and uses an anisotropic Maya material.
Rigging & Posing
I used a basic skeleton on the model to create different poses. Since it was just for a still image there was no need for complex controls and a few basic blend shapes did the trick (Fig.16).
The default binding gave me good enough results on the deforming mesh. I did some minor adjustments on the elbows and knees.
(ID: 243610, pid: 0) Pete on Mon, 06 January 2014 2:40am amazing model has great character to it, just had one question, any chance you could run through how you created the eyes???
(ID: 216522, pid: 0) Milad on Mon, 02 September 2013 7:54am Man i love this character,really beautiful and very well done...bravo!
(ID: 99113, pid: 0) Carlos Ortega on Sat, 31 March 2012 3:01am Hey thanks for the words guys!
I used a layered shader at first but it made no big difference so I ended up using a standard maya shader applied just on the legs geometry. For the stockings I created a tiled pattern and a second UV set just for the legs to avoid visible seams and get the stretchy look in the wider areas of the legs.
(ID: 96880, pid: 0) Sam on Wed, 21 March 2012 9:47pm Excellent tutorial thank you ! And I too am wondering how you made the stockings, did you used a layered-shader? Because I can't get any SSS to work with the layered shader. Anyway, great work, love the stylistic look!
(ID: 96424, pid: 0) Daryl on Tue, 20 March 2012 5:30pm That's a very pretty model and thanks for the tutorial. I have one question about the texture. How do you make the stockings and apply it to the leg?