Cartoon girl Staff Pick

  • February 01, 2013
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: Shadosk
  • License: CC-BY
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Here is my last work,

I try to create a cartoon girl which have some kind of "pixar look" using some three layer sss material for the skin and particle hair.

A concept illustration and a model sheet can be found on my deviant art page ( or in the WIP thread in Blender artist (

The model is rigged using a modified version of rigify rig with a deformation cage. I followed the advanced face rig tutorial from Blender Cookie by David Ward to get some basic facial animation.


  • poifox profile picture

    she looks amazing @Shadosk ! The rig is pretty impressive! :D

    Edited February 01, 2013
  • bloodice profile picture

    great work!

    Edited February 01, 2013
  • Safetyman_Vile profile picture

    Thank you so much. Great job.

    Edited February 01, 2013
  • Quandtum profile picture

    Wow, dig the style! Great work!

    Edited February 01, 2013
  • deadparrot profile picture

    Dude, Wonderful work! You've achieved an extremely high quality asset and the rig is very well done. I think @mofx needs to feature this amazing blend.


    Edited February 01, 2013
  • xy.exe profile picture


    Edited February 02, 2013
  • poll profile picture

    wow is impresionant

    Written February 02, 2013
  • Akira_san profile picture

    Looks very nice!

    Written February 02, 2013
  • oldtimer profile picture

    Although I'm not very fond of cartoon characters, I recongnize it's is a great achivement and deserves an award. Excelent, Shados.

    Edited February 02, 2013
  • daren profile picture

    I believe we have our first blend uploaded post-V5 to become a staff pick. And worthy it is.

    Edited February 02, 2013
  • ljochoam profile picture

    Thank you!. cool!

    Written February 02, 2013
  • josephkumwenda8 profile picture

    cool man, i like it

    Written February 02, 2013
  • padone profile picture

    the download button doesn't work for me .. I use XP with IE8 .. it seems the new site doesn't support old browsers (while the old site was fine) .. I guess I will be forced to use Chrome from now on ..

    this is a great asset .. from what I can see on the forum, modeling is very clean with excellent topology, texturing is good with very believable materials, and rigging seems quite easy (to use), complete (body and face) and effective (I mean good deformations) ..

    Written February 03, 2013
  • Rburleson profile picture

    This is a truly amazing piece. I do believe it is better then Pixar. Thank you for sharing it with us. Blender has a great group of artists. Ones that are willing to share their talent and I appreciate it.

    Written February 03, 2013
  • ARADTech profile picture

    Awesome , thank you this looks really great !

    Edited February 03, 2013
  • Smithy217 profile picture

    Thank you for the blend i was just following the thread on blender artists yesterday.

    Written February 03, 2013
  • zerba profile picture

    Really awesome man! I love it!

    Written February 03, 2013
  • zerba profile picture

    I don't get why it's not Stafff Picks yet

    Written February 03, 2013
  • poifox profile picture

    Because Staff Picks is way behind the latest blends.

    Edited February 03, 2013
  • superfly profile picture

    Thank you for this fantastic character.

    Written February 03, 2013
  • PeeDee76 profile picture

    you definitley surpassed the pixar style you were aiming for, she looks really awesome, thanks for sharing.

    Written February 04, 2013
  • Fjuffy profile picture

    Blender completely crashes on me every time I try to render this. Latest version. Other blends render fine.

    Written February 04, 2013
  • Shadosk profile picture

    You can try to decrease some render settings as raytace samples and resolution, also baking again the hair dynamic can help.

    Edited February 06, 2013
  • freen profile picture

    This is a really great design, and it's good to see you've used a rigify rig for the body.

    However, to make it more useful for animators, it needs a low res version of the mesh which should allow 24fps in the viewport on an average system. Without this, you aren't likely to see anyone produce animations with it.

    Apart from that, very nice work!

    Written February 05, 2013
  • Shadosk profile picture

    Thanks, I thought, in a first time, that hiding all multiresolution and subdivision modifier could have been sufficient.

    Written February 06, 2013
  • freen profile picture

    Unfortunately not. Also, the hair slows things down a lot. This is a common issue. The character is great, but at the moment it's not really suitable for animation.

    Written February 12, 2013
  • sebaskt profile picture

    What I do in these kind of situations is to copy the mesh/meshes and apply a decimator modifier to them, since they keep the weights, it's pretty decent low res version of the original model, though you may have to check some results in the high res version frequently

    Written August 22, 2013
  • Shadosk profile picture

    Thanks everyone for your feedbacks :)

    Written February 06, 2013
  • Browser profile picture

    Very impressive.

    Written February 06, 2013
  • nathanferguson profile picture

    Brilliant job! Thanks

    Written February 07, 2013
  • amogh profile picture

    suits for a teenage character in a movie! Excellent job done and it is pixar looking for sure!!

    Edited February 07, 2013
  • seiyoushimi profile picture


    Written February 07, 2013
  • AlexBuru profile picture

    Esta con madres el modelo. Y me encanto el estilo del personaje, genial.

    Written February 07, 2013
  • Anne profile picture

    This is really incredible ! i'm still a newbie at blender, i'am beginning to work on a char with a french method book called "blender 2.6 créez des animations 3d" and i hope one day i'll be able to do great work like this. I did download your girl, i want to figure out how you did this.

    Written February 09, 2013
  • idril profile picture

    She looks amazing! I downloaded her and am planning on making a quick animation for practice with her. It definitely looks like the Pixar style! Thanks!!!

    Written February 10, 2013
  • WesleyTheBoss profile picture

    i am so going to use this in one of my videos.

    Written February 12, 2013
  • sersia profile picture

    It is so nice! Thank you!

    Written February 12, 2013
  • Rene profile picture

    Hi very impressive work, can you make the materials into cycles material and re post it?! Thank you very much for the wonderful effort you have shared.

    Written February 26, 2013
  • Gnaws profile picture

    Top shelf!! Def Pixar quality. Thanks for sharing!!!

    Written February 28, 2013
  • RealTimeBrush profile picture

    Excellent piece of work, there is a huge amount of professional quality work in that model and the rig. Very impressive.

    Written February 28, 2013
  • sds profile picture


    Written February 28, 2013
  • linil profile picture

    Awesome Model!! Thank you.

    Written February 28, 2013
  • nubitol profile picture

    Excellent job and nice share, thanks so much!

    Written February 28, 2013
  • nubitol profile picture

    Oops sorry for double-posts; due to slow internet connection.

    Written February 28, 2013
  • ezuchan profile picture

    I wanna download ur work. It looks great, and I want to know more about the rig. I just started learn modeling and rigging with blender. thank you

    Written February 28, 2013
  • PRAMODFABLE profile picture


    Written March 01, 2013
  • gaztec profile picture

    Wow thanks for sharing.

    Written March 01, 2013
  • looch profile picture

    really great, can't to animate her :D

    Written March 01, 2013
  • Hyuku profile picture

    Awesome!!! thank you very much ^_^

    Written March 04, 2013
  • kirstenw profile picture

    Thanks you for sharing. I like it, but animating is not so good because the fps is far to slow. I hope to see a update that will make it more animator friendly.

    Written March 05, 2013
  • poifox profile picture

    Maybe you have to turn off the multiress? just guessing.

    Written March 07, 2013
  • nageebalhimi profile picture


    Written March 06, 2013
  • Drawing37 profile picture

    good drawing!wood work!

    Written March 08, 2013
  • TheK3KZ profile picture

    Damn Nize, i love it, i hope one day i will make so amazing stuff too

    Written March 16, 2013
  • p1706 profile picture

    Professional and realy good job!

    Edited March 24, 2013
  • lastingknowledge79 profile picture

    I'm new to blender, but it's work like this that makes me look forward to the journey of learning. Nice work!

    Written March 26, 2013
  • mcaxe profile picture

    Registered for this one rly nice

    Written March 30, 2013
  • Likeblue profile picture

    i'm in love with her boots! thx for the awesome share :-)

    Written April 12, 2013
  • alimehdi profile picture


    Written April 13, 2013
  • ujiko profile picture

    Very nice work. Thanks for sharing

    Written May 19, 2013
  • artzuza profile picture

    Shados, the character is great, but the rig has a bug that did not let me finish the animation I was doing with her. The error is in te eyelids. When I move the driver head up, eyelids stop functioning because the interpenetrating into eyes. If you fix it would be very useful. thanks

    Edited June 19, 2013
  • artzuza profile picture

    @shados Where can i report bugs? i have been working with this rig and i would like give you feedback. The first thing is in the eyelids , as I said in the previous comment.

    Written June 19, 2013
  • Shadosk profile picture

    Hi, thank you for your feedback, I totally miss this bug. This problem is related to the binding option of the mesh deform modifier with the deform cage of the head. Before binding I should have selected the dynamic option. I uploaded a new patched version.

    Edited June 20, 2013
  • s1n86d profile picture

    great work thanks

    Written September 03, 2013
  • zhouyuxun0311 profile picture

    it`s very cool,I like it

    Written September 04, 2013
  • mazmazigh profile picture


    Written September 17, 2013
  • AfroSnackey profile picture

    She's got that Dreamworks look about her.

    Written September 25, 2013
  • Strawberries777 profile picture

    Wow, she really does look Pixar-y! :D Awesome job.

    Written October 11, 2013
  • 0rinoco profile picture

    I cannot find the FK controls for the arms and hands. Where are they? IK works fine, but it is difficult to get smooth arcs with IK hands. I also had to uncheck Hair dynamics as her hair was going wild when I moved her torso (thus moving her head). But the hair isn't an issue for now. I really want to use FK to animate the arms and hands.

    Written October 16, 2013
  • AfroSnackey profile picture

    PIXAR'S X-23 lol. Coolness though.

    Written October 17, 2013
  • animario profile picture

    very nice work... I made run cycle with this character, but I don't know how to make the hair works well.. give a litlle trick to make an animation for the dinamic hair, please...

    Written November 26, 2013
  • Alexus3000 profile picture

    Great work !

    Written January 23, 2014
  • solxrac profile picture

    esta genial, gracias!!

    Written April 29, 2014
  • poser profile picture

    Great job!

    Written July 02, 2014
  • jhonson24 profile picture

    really cool job!!

    Written November 21, 2014
  • luisguerra profile picture

    I am a student of Character Animation in Argentina , and sometimes it's difficult to get characters to animate in Blender, and I need to know if you can use your character in my animations that are only of use in classes , noncommercial , if feasible I would like to know. Excellent your work.

    Written February 13, 2015
  • daren profile picture


    You are free to:


    Edited February 13, 2015
  • Pupudski profile picture

    It's funny that most models on blendswap are female.

    Too many boobs.

    Edited March 20, 2015
  • Marco_105 profile picture

    Very clever rigging with just few bones, thank's for this nice model !

    Edited April 27, 2015
  • dwmmim profile picture

    very impressive work you've done here!

    but I found something strange, when I move root or torso bone little further, face vertexes right before ears appear to miss calculated by you

    Edited June 04, 2015
  • mystigoz profile picture

    very impressive modeling.

    Written June 14, 2015
  • clausbohm profile picture

    Beautiful Job. Just rendered it out and it looks Marvelous!

    Written January 14, 2016
  • TonyBa profile picture

    i need help her hair keeps flying off or making her bald on one side if i move her head or rotate it.

    Written August 18, 2016
  • THAVARD5 profile picture

    I am absolutely amazed by this.

    Written February 28, 2017
  • marthana80 profile picture


    Written March 18, 2017
  • awef464a profile picture

    yo!! Gracias

    Written April 11, 2017
  • asudahlahsu profile picture

    I'm sorry, I found a bug in you hair, can I change a little in her hair thanks

    Written May 14, 2017
  • Neo7 profile picture

    Amazing work! Thanks for sharing.

    Written August 31, 2017
  • wave3d profile picture

    wow! thanks!

    Written September 26, 2017
  • Colmhd profile picture

    Nice style for a character and a fresh look at cartoon figures.....nice

    Written March 28, 2018
  • leonjf profile picture

    very cool characer, how much does it cost for use it in commercial spots?

    Written July 13, 2018
  • a303 profile picture

    pretty nice model, thanks alot! ;)

    Written July 25, 2018
  • cesardavid239 profile picture

    Why Apperars in the Film: "Clash Royale" Queen Carla, is an Evil Villain to destroys their Kingdom. and steals the goblins in the forest.

    Written January 02, 2019
  • marlon.marin profile picture

    me recuerda a la chica de los increíbles

    Written October 12, 2019
  • fedez profile picture

    Thanks a bunch man. I used her in practicing and made a short animation.

    Written March 16, 2020
  • cvila profile picture

    any ideas why i can't see the texture on this model? her skin comes purple

    Written August 20, 2020
  • yung007 profile picture

    lovely character.. Do you have like the pose mode ,jpeg or png file? would love to try to model it.. am just starting up with blender /character modeling.

    Written August 29, 2020