Riko and Johnny

So I’m almost ready for the first installment; just waiting to hear back from the editor later today. In the meantime, I figured I’d post a few cover options I’ve played around with. First up is Riko in her first incarnation:

an unused book cover
an unused book cover

For those of you that keep track of such things, I dusted off and updated my 3D rendering software — and my hobbyist’s interest in it — since it is much cheaper than hiring models and doing a photo shoot. I used an Aiko model based on Victoria 4 Elite for this first rendering. But I decided on a more traditional cover, hence:

Riko meets Johnny
Riko meets Johnny

Unlike the first rendering, these are characters based on Genesis 3 models, namely Mei Lin and Micheal, with high-resolution skins. Johnny looks a little too … orange, I guess, in some of these. Hmmmm. Both images were also finished in Photoshop.

You can find higher res versions of both, including the originals, up on my DeviantArt page.

Oh, and here is a rendering of Mei Lin with green hair, substituting for an actual photo of me. No, I don’t really look like her, but I did have green hair once upon a time.

it's me ... sort of
it’s me … sort of

P.S.: Sorry if the risqué art offends, but then you probably wouldn’t be here if it did. 😉

P.P.S. I must say that the latest version of Daz Studio with Nvidia Iray rendering is pretty nifty if you have a relatively recent Nvidia graphics card.

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