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Inspired by this image:
I'm quite happy with the way it turned out! I've been working with a lot of new coloring and shading techniques that I'm planning on creating tutorials for in my Guide To Editing. Just to give you simmies an idea of the difference my new techniques make in a photo, here's the original screenshot of Lotus next to the finished product:
The clothing items I used from in-game ended up not being recolorable from that sort of goldish hue, so I had to go in and make everything powdery blue and white in order to satisfy my "vision". Also note the shading done around the edges of the clothing and belt, and underneath Lotus's braid. I'm super happy with the effect all that subtle shading gave, and I think I'm going to stick with it!
Since I have a lot of free time on my hands, I feel like I'm ready to take on another competition. However, I'm having a bit of a problem finding open ones that really pique my interest. I want to join another comp that's as awesome as Evie's! Do you simmers have ideas for what other comps I should join? I'd love your help. :)