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Shelby Bly and Maia Avanti take a selfie while in their shared dorm room before going their separate ways for the summer break.
Date Finalized: November 25, 2020
I wanted to create an artwork to show Shelby and Maia as the two best friends that they are. So here they are taking a selfie in their shared college dorm room before each head off on their summer break and the unknown adventures ahead of them. I originally created an artwork like this in 2019 but I’ve made several changes to the characters and dorm room set since then so I thought I would update this artwork with all those changes. I plan on rendering another image from the point of view of the camera phone from this very scene to post on Shelby’s Instagram soon. While creating this scene, I realized Maia’s previous hair model had absolutely no movement morphs so I had to change it to the model you see here. At least I found this out now before I started the novel illustrations… which is one of the reasons I create these promo artworks; to test out my characters and techniques for the novel!