Laila
Laila Headshot

Laila Headshot

Laila original character design by Estrela Lourenço presented with final model

Laila original character design by Estrela Lourenço presented with final model

Laila Turntable (Rendered in Marmoset Toolbag)

Turnarounds and front view

Turnarounds and front view

Wireframed turnarounds

Wireframed turnarounds

Side by side featuring both pockets

Side by side featuring both pockets

Alternate view 1

Alternate view 1

Alternate view 2

Alternate view 2

Alternate view 3

Alternate view 3

Laila Initial Process Video

Laila

With her favorite bag full of fun-colored notebooks, pencils, and...hamsters? Laila is *READY* for her first day of school!

When I found this adorable character by Estrela Lourenço, a few years ago, I just knew I needed to model her! Of course, with full-time work, I wasn't able to dedicate as much time until now, but I'm so glad I did!!! I loved working on this model and especially loved texturing her. What a fun process.

I've learned so much about my own modeling/sculpting workflow, FiberMesh hair, texturing, and just character design in general. I started the character in ZBrush and used a combination of dynamesh, polygroups, and ZRemesher to get the shape and topology as close as I could to what I wanted for final. Then I brought her into Maya for UV editing and posing with a very bareboned rig before finally bringing her into Substance Painter. I will continue to develop this workflow as time goes on but I'm happy with how it works for now =]

Thank you for allowing me to bring Laila to life in a 3D space, Estrela! It was truly a pleasure :)

You can view Estrela's original piece and more of her beautiful work on her website and Instagram:
https://estrelalourenco.pt/home
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBxBwh6DUnR/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

I plan to share a video turnaround in the future and possibly some texture maps! In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these renders!
- Salena

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