This work was part of my participation on the recent workshop about old people here at CGSociety.
I thought I could make it more believable if I added some old photograph look to the final renders. The intention was to make people wonder who was this person, where was she living and when those pictures were taken. All fantasy, of course because this person does not exist at all. I created this model using different reference pictures. It’s an idealization, not a copy of a photograph. It’s interesting to notice that these women from Burma all dresses kinda of the same (for what I’ve seen in these references). So, any image of those women look very similar to each other in terms of clothing.
Modeled in Zbrush. About 20 million polys split in 16 layers.
Base mesh done in Maya. Rendered in Mental Ray using final gather/HDRi.
I hope you like it.