What is the key to editing a face in character creation?
ELDEN RING", the latest dark fantasy RPG from From Software, is finally available. In this game, the first thing you will do after starting the game is to create a character that will become your avatar.
In this character creation, you can edit your appearance, such as your age, voice, face, and so on. In this article, I'll introduce the editing points of the face, which can be edited in more detail in character creation, through actual creation.
Incidentally, you can re-edit your appearance relatively early on in the game, so it's okay to start with a preset face.
In the character creation process, you will also choose your character's "Origin," which can be described as your character's occupation, and the characteristics of each origin are summarized below. The characteristics of each character are summarized below, and can also be found at here.
Practice now, appearance editing!
Out of curiosity, I once thought of trying to see how close I could get to a deceased-looking face, but I decided against it, thinking it was too special. This time, I chose Type B for the body type and Young. Note that when balancing the parts of the face, it is best to use a Hair (1-3) that shows well from the forehead to the face and chin.
Detailed Appearance > Alter Skin Color
Alter Skin Color can basically be selected from the preset colors, but you can enjoy further variations by adjusting them. The skin tones in the recipe are R230, G177, and B172.
Detailed Appearance > Alter Face & Hair > Adjust Face Template
Bone Structure can be adjusted here. Bone Structure can change your impression. I recommend 2 for a chiseled face, and 3 for a face that looks a little young. Facial Aesthetic is used to adjust the gender of the face. If you have a sharp face, you will look more like a man, and if you have a soft face, you will look more like a woman. In this recipe, I used 155, which is a little softer than half.
Detailed Appearance > Alter Face & Hair > Face Structure > Facial Balance
Edit the overall balance of the face, including Nose Size. In this case, I used the "golden ratio," which is considered to be a well-balanced face. Adjust the forehead, nose, and chin so that they form a one-third ratio.
Reference: Golden Ratio (front).
Detailed Appearance > Alter Face & Hair > Face Structure > Forehead/Glabella
Edit the forehead and glabella. The closer the forehead is to concave, the more oriental it will look; the closer it is to convex, the more chiseled and westernized the beauty will be. In this case, we set the value close to 200.
Detailed Appearance > Alter Face & Hair > Face Structure > Brow Ridge
You can edit Brow Ridge. If you lower the inner brow ridge and raise the outer brow ridge, you will get a crisp brow. If you overdo it, your eyes will also move, so you should only make minor adjustments to your eyebrows here.
Detailed Appearance > Alter Face & Hair > Face Structure > Eyes
Edit the position and size of the eyes. Adjust the width of the nose to be the same ratio as the width of the eyes, referring to the "golden ratio" mentioned above.
Detailed Appearance > Alter Face & Hair > Face Structure > Nose Ridge
When editing Nose Ridge, look at the "golden ratio" of both the front and side of the nose. When viewed from the side, the mouth should be slightly inside the straight line connecting the tip of the nose to the tip of the chin (E-line).
■Reference: Golden ratio (profile)
Detailed Appearance > Alter Face & Hair > Face Structure > Nostrils
The "golden ratio" of the profile is also useful when editing Nostrils. The angle between the tip of the nose, the bridge of the nose, and the lips should be 90 degrees. Nostril Width should also be adjusted from the front view.
Detailed Appearance > Alter Face & Hair > Face Structure > Cheeks
Adjusting Cheekbone Height will change the size of the eyes, and adjusting Cheekbone Depth will change the mouth. Cheekbone Width and Cheekbone Protrusion should be adjusted by carefully looking at the contours of the face.
Detailed Appearance > Alter Face & Hair > Face Structure > Lips
When editing the lips, refer to the "golden ratio" on the front and adjust the length from the bottom of the nose to the bottom of the lower lip and from the bottom of the lower lip to the tip of the chin to be the same.
Detailed Appearance > Alter Face & Hair > Face Structure > Mouth
The E-line is important for editing the mouth. As stated earlier, look at your mouth from the side and adjust it so that it is slightly inside the E line that connects the tip of your nose to the tip of your chin.
Detailed Appearance > Alter Face & Hair > Face Structure > Chin
Chin Length and Chin Protrusion are also adjusted based on the "golden ratio". Pay attention to the shadows so that the jaw line does not look unnatural.
Detailed Appearance > Alter Face & Hair > Face Structure > Jaw
Be careful not to make Jaw Contour too thin like an anime character, as it will look unnatural. 150-170 is recommended.
Detailed Appearance > Alter Face & Hair > Hair
Choose the hairstyle you prefer. The hairstyle in the recipe is 26, and the hair colors are R233, G204, and B175.
Detailed Appearance > Alter Face & Hair > Brow
Three eyebrow shapes are recommended: 3, 10, and 12. The eyebrow colors in the recipe are R123, G116, and B80, which are the same color as your hair and should be slightly darker for a better look.
Detailed Appearance > Alter Face & Hair > Eyelashes
Lashes 2 and 3 are recommended. The lash colors in the recipe are R0, G0, and B0. if your skin tone is brown, you can use 4 for the lashes to lighten the lash color.
Detailed Appearance > Alter Face & Hair > Eyes
When using preset eye colors, the colors above the center (white) are more colorful and appear to glow in the open air. The colors below the center of the image will be more subdued. The colors of the eyes in the recipe are R56, G87, B117, the colors of the cloudy right lens are R100, G100, B100, and the colors of the right white eye are R255, G255, B255.
Detailed Appearance > Alter Face & Hair > Skin Features
Tightening the pores and making the skin glow will give you a much more youthful look. The colors for the dark circles in the recipe are R26, G5, and B5. Adjust the color intensity by consulting with your eyeshadow intensity as well.
Detailed Appearance > Alter Face & Hair > Cosmetics
Adjust your cosmetics: eyeliner, eyeshadow, and cheeks. I recommend the same color for blush and lipstick. Note that the eyeliner colors in the recipe are R0, G0, B0; the eyeshadow colors (top) are R71, G24, B24; the eyeshadow colors (bottom) are R26, G5, B5; the cheeks colors are R255, G51, B153; and the lipstick colors are R255, G51, B153.
Detailed Appearance > Alter Face & Hair > Tattoo/Mark/Eyepatch (example of arrangement)
This recipe does not use the beard, Tattoo/Mark/Eyepatch, and is finished here, but here is an example of how to arrange the recipe to make it look like a dark elf, with different tattoos and skin tone. I feel like the possibilities are endless!
Detailed Appearance > Alter Body
Adjust the size of each part of the body. This time, I made the head and legs larger than the others to adjust the overall balance.
The character creation process in "ELDEN RING" is almost the same as in "DARK SOULS III". It is not possible to create a character with the exact same appearance, but it is possible to recreate a character with the same direction to some extent. You can also use the character recipes from DARK SOULS III as a base to create your own characters in ELDEN RING!
If you want to change your face, go to the base.
When you advance a little, you will be able to go to the base. There is a mirror here, and by examining it, you can re-edit your appearance. If you're stuck in an adventure, it's a good idea to change your look by applying makeup!
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