I set out to create a cute Christmas friend. Modeled and rendered in Blender, with color correction in Photoshop. Tutorial here:
Wow that was so encouraging to read, thank you! I'll see what I can do about a game title ;)
I love everything about this. Where to start? The wispy fabric of the scarf especially near the neck of the snowman is spectacular. The eyes being one higher than the other reminds me that imperfection is the way of the world. It really looks like a couple of kids made a snowman! The snow piled here and there is very believable, the textures you used were awesome, I don't see any of the tell tail signs that you often see where artifacts repeat. The leaves show an uncompromising and focused style that demands realism. All in all I say well done! I hope to see some of your work in a game title some time soon!
I like it, but the left eye being so high is a bit unsettling for some reason. Or is his head just angled a bit?