The scanner was kinder to Melian than it was to her daughter, though it did do some odd things to the the shadows in her skin that made them look rather more like glowing. But hey, life and scanners are both mysterious.
Overall, I’m ridiculously pleased by how this came out. I managed to get the perspective right to make her look approximately seven feet tall, the colors came out beautifully, and the cattelyas did pretty well also.
I know Melian is generally associated with Yavanna (’kin to Yavanna’ is reasonably unambiguous) but tbh, I headcanon that, like Gandalf, she had left the service of her first lord for another. Specifically, I am more and more really liking the idea of Melian as a maia of Orome. They can’t all be Very Good Dogs, after all.