Molto Espressivo
Jim mcneill moltoespressivo final 123019

Molto Espressivo
All the faces and hands are variations of the same mesh (with the exception of the nose on the guy middle row, left)--the basic geometry's the same; I just pushed and pulled vertices around to come up with the different characters.

Jim mcneill singers study 121319

I'm creating multiple characters in this project by re-using and altering one group of meshes.

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Last of the singers--now I can concentrate on getting them all together and lighting them when I get back to it!

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This is the last of the women--one more guy to go before I can start putting the whole group together!

Jim mcneill man3 122119

I "cheated" on this one and gave him a new nose, but the rest of his face is still the original mesh I used for all the others.

Jim mcneill woman3 122019

5 down, 3 to go! I'm finally getting the hang of making hair.

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These are just individual shots cobbled together in Photoshop, so none of the lighting or the drapery makes sense yet--just to get a sense of their relative heights. Three down, 5 more to go!

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Way simpler textures than previous Blender projects and I'm liking them a lot more.

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Jim mcneill bodysketch

Once I had the head modeled, I created a slightly more detailed sketch to get an idea of where to start for modeling the body.

Jim mcneill doodle1

The original "sketch"--I wanted the stylization of the character to come from relatively simple shapes in Blender, so I limited myself to starting with a very basic sketch to start off.

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Another singer made from the original mesh--just added some glasses and earrings

Molto Espressivo

I'm probably going to forget about my original idea for this one and just make it a choir of people singing--I'm liking the way they're all looking together without any "punch line".