This was done for the "Way of the Warrior" contest for DS Creative Magazine #9
I'm very pleased to say I came in first place!
I wanted to go in a different direction than I assumed others would go, creating an exciting warrior (which they did..check out the other entries), but focus on people expressing their inner warriors through gaming.
I was debating using someone playing an arcade game, with the real person's face reflected in the screen over the on screen warrior, or two people playing a video game, looking over their shoulders to the tv. I settled on the RPG, as I liked the idea of presenting the viewer as the game master.
I worked backwards, making the fantasy characters first, then de-aging the figures to make the real world girls. I decided to have some sort of "expressing their fantasies/hopes/dreams in their characters", which to some extent is more "they wear the same colors".
Mage (in the center): Shy goth girl, envisions herself as a glamorous sorceress.
Warrior (Right): No real issues, likes who she is and shows off (bold make up) but is a bit repressed due to the religious school she goes to (hides her bracelets under her sleeves), so her fantasy version is just her going wild and over the top.
Rogue (left) : She has some body image issues, so she's wearing an oversized sweater...and she likes green. (I kind of ran out of ideas here.) so she's the athletic thief.
I also REALLY need to start naming my characters.
Done with Daz Studio 4.7/3Delight and Photoshop for compositing.