this is great. With the amount of time that you probably spent on this, it is very detailed, but have you looked in to sub-surface shading? I'm not sure if you had used it but adding or increasing the level of subsurface shading could help mimic skin because light passes through skin. Also the the amount of specularity in the face makes it seem more like silly putty or chocolate pudding rather than skin. Just lowering the reflectiveness a little will make it feel more realistic. you could also work on making the eyes more believable by adding folding of skin above them rather than pulling and stretching them up. putting major detail in the eyes helps to increase realism. It's great the way it is, but subsurface shading has been out for a while and most people don't make use of it. just because he is evil doesn't mean he has different skin than you. keep doing what you are doing and good luck.
You're right, I did actually use SSS, but my settings were a bit funky. Still learning the ins and outs of that tool. Thanks for the tip about the eyes, I'll do that next time.
To people who thinks that is Ash, it's not. The character's name is called Red. In the Gameboy game pokemon red and the gba remake fire red one of the default names for the protagonist people would always use was "Red". Creepy pasta stories were formed around the name Red, usually portraying the player as some kind of unstoppably good force and pokemon leveled up way faster than the were supposed to in these stories. Red's past is darker than Ashes. People started making comics of what a pokemon show would look like but with Red rather than ash. You can tell the difference becuase they wear the same hat but Red wears his backwards all the time, not just in battles.
It's a sound capture of the THX logo sound.
God8010's idea was funny, and it may be completely true, but i will state my own opinions as to the meaning of this picture. the idea that you actually see two beings in a dream at the same time is usually meaning that you had some kind relation betwixt the two. The mind works in snapshots when its in a dream, only looking at broad pictures while leaving out big details. The eyes could have been the connection between the two, it would have most likely not have been you because your mind effectively recognizes faces other than yourself, unless you study yourself in the mirror eighteen hours out of the day. The beings are not aliens. As general opinions go we don't envision aliens with ghost like portrayals or with man boobs and nipples (unless you watch Star Trek or play Mass Effect). The general ideal of the media is a non sex type that either seems threatening and robust or meek and Innocent. The forms in the picture are rather given to meet any feelings or remembrances of the people. One is fat and rather silly looking while keeping a stern face even when they have been distorted in your mind. The other is week and is possibly incapable of working easy tasks do to his lack of hands, but also keeps the stern face, unmoved because he knows that his mental prowess counts. They're both strong so their eyes meet to seek the same method, to find their own way of coping with human defects. These are your friends or loved onces. Or you may have just watched E.T, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind in the same night before going to bed.
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