Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×

:iconcei-ellem: More from Cei-Ellem




Details

Submitted on
August 7, 2010
Image Size
427 KB
Resolution
750×1000
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
654
Favourites
4 (who?)
Comments
26
Downloads
44
×
Portrait: Alton Sterling Jr. by Cei-Ellem Portrait: Alton Sterling Jr. by Cei-Ellem
"I have many names, some of which are very infamous. For now, I would prefer that you simply call me Alton."

With the redux of Edge of Thorns, Alton of course needed a bit of an upgrade.

Can you spot what it is that makes Nathan a little uncomfortable with him?

This is Lumiel in his human form. Fun fact: the glasses aren't purely aesthetic, but he doesn't need them to see. Hmmm...

EDIT: Made some major changes to this, namely new lights (his hands still look pale), new eyes, new backdrop, and minor tweaks in Photoshop.

EDIT AGAIN: More lighting tweaks, and I finally got a model for his necklace.

AND AGAIN: After rendering this guy, Alton just looked horrible next to him. So, he got a total revamp, and new hair (same model as the other guy's but styled a little different).

ONCE AGAIN, EDIT: TONS of changes, including new clothes, slightly different pose, new eyes, new lighting, new hair (finally found one I really like for him), and some serious tweaks to his appearance. Maybe I'll do a side-by-side of the older versions I still have. This is by far the best improvement and looks most like the way I envision him.

LAST TIME, I SWEAR: Darkened his hair so it looked more black/less gray, gave him gray pants, and gave more shape to his glasses. I swear, I'm done with this... at least until I get him better clothes ^^;

OK, I LIED: New skin, new hair. That's it. SO MUCH BETTER!

FINALLY FINISHED!: I finally got a model that matched the clothes he's supposed to wear. Those, along with new lighting, absolutely complete my revisions of Alton. NO MORE!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconfaria4:
faria4 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Nice work
Reply
:iconcei-ellem:
Cei-Ellem Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. Considering this is, what, the eighth time I've fixed this render, I hope it looks at least decent ^^;. I love my character, but getting him to look right was hard.
Reply
:iconhagge:
Hagge Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yeah :thumbsup:
Reply
:iconcei-ellem:
Cei-Ellem Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I see you approve? lol
Reply
:iconhagge:
Hagge Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Looks a lot better. :nod: He looks like he's got plans!
Reply
:iconcei-ellem:
Cei-Ellem Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, he does ^_^
Reply
:iconicysapphire:
Icysapphire Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Student General Artist
Nathan finds him unsettling because Alton is just a bit too sexy for him to handle.
I MEAN NO HIS GLASSES ARE UPSIDE DOWN.
...I MEAN NO HIS NAILS ARE A LITTLE TOO LONG.
........I MEAN HIS EYES. YEAH. THAT'S WHAT I MEANT TO SAY. They're so PIERCING. 8D;
Reply
:iconcei-ellem:
Cei-Ellem Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Hahahaha.

It's that last one. Maybe a little of the first.
Reply
:iconhagge:
Hagge Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wot, his eyes!?
Reply
:iconcei-ellem:
Cei-Ellem Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Yep! Do they look a natural shade of blue to you?
Reply
:iconhagge:
Hagge Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Well...actually, yes, I've seen eyes that blue...in fact I've seen naturally violet eyes, too, which was REALLY startling.
Reply
:iconcei-ellem:
Cei-Ellem Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Still, rarity alone makes them somewhat unsettling.
Reply
:iconhagge:
Hagge Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is true. Y'know, so many artists are so used to painting eyes those colors, they're (we're) likely used to it, too...is there a way to make them a little more intense without detracting from the actual effect?

And I must add that, while I really like your handdrawns, you're getting quite good with the DAZ.
Reply
:iconcei-ellem:
Cei-Ellem Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. It's seriously been what, over a year since my last render?
Reply
:iconhagge:
Hagge Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yes, and I don't mind saying I miss them. ;)
Reply
:iconcei-ellem:
Cei-Ellem Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
^_^ Now if only I could get these comments on my writing... lol
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconhagge:
Hagge Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
The man looks like 'e's missing a lens from 'is spectacles.
Reply
:iconcei-ellem:
Cei-Ellem Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
That's just the lighting ^^;

Still, any guess about what it is about him that creeps Nathan out?
Reply
:iconhagge:
Hagge Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hmm. My next guess would be his peculiarly slooping forehead, unless that's a trick of lighting, too.

I dunno about the skin colors, because I've seen people with different colored skin on hands and face.
If you can't tell, I'm making buckshot guesses here. ;)
Reply
:iconcei-ellem:
Cei-Ellem Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You are. I assure you, the lighting gave me hell, so I just rendered it flat out. You are missing it entirely.
Reply
:iconhagge:
Hagge Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
It's prolly right there in front of my bare eyes, too...(sorry, I'm in the middle of making dinner for three.)
Reply
:iconcei-ellem:
Cei-Ellem Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Hahaha. No worries. *snickers because you're closer than you realize*
Reply
Add a Comment: