This project was recently created for a Blender Artists Weekend Challenge. "Pareidolia" was the challenge theme.
The image was inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and the infamous look back.
The pareidolia aspects include background and foreground elements, most notably the intentional eyes/nose/mouth situated squarely in the background to signify the mythical "looking back" of Orpheus.
This image was created and finalized entirely within Blender.
The painterly look here was achieved using a variety of procedurals, lighting, and refractive meshes. Included below is a glimpse of the 3D viewport.
As you can probably see from my portfolio here at CG Society, I have, for years, long enjoyed creating nontraditional 3D images in Blender as I explore different techniques, styles, and the inexhaustible artistic possibilities a program such as Blender offers.
Thank you for viewing my work.