so, here is my portrait of angela merkel. as you can see, i decided differently on her jacket. i added more hairsystems, to get the “tamed” randomness of stray hairs. i also added an armature to pose her, i know it is just a bit away from the original stiff pose, but to me it added to the image… finally after rendering in cycles, i did a slight postprocessing in photoshop, mainly color correction, vignette and signature.
it was fun to try to do a portrait in a realistic way, opposed to the clay or marble portraits i am used to do. it turned out, not surprisingly though, that it is much harder. one problem was to get hair and skin colors right, as i have not seen angela merkel in person, and for example hair color looks very different on different fotos. i understand that it also is influenced by the lightning condition in which the foto was taken. so, i hope, my choices are ok. and i hope you like my attempt.