This project was created for a recent BlenderArtists.org challenge. "Nostalgia" was the theme of the challenge.
The inspiration for this piece was the hope that, wherever/whoever they are in life, more people can come to see they can still pursue dreams, achieve new things, and aspire to self-actualization / self-realization / self-improvement / personal fulfillment.
Technical note: the project was created, rendered, and finalized entirely within Blender 2.79 - Cycles render, only procedural textures.
Blender's sculpting mode was used extensively here.
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