I know I told you earlier but I am definitely going for the painted versions. They fit your world better :)
Great presentation! I am loving these tests :D
Thanks Andriana and Alex!!
Hey Bo, agreed - lovely, thoughtful presentation - and yes, 'paint' suits!
It would be one thing to associate to the photo textures when working on an empty stomach (the tomato photo looks tasty). I think the photo-styles would diminish the value of your world. If you haven't already, check out the game "LittleBigPlanet". It looks effectively-endearing in regard to how well the developers relied on the different materials of the characters and the environment to balance and control the game's universe.
Thanks Dayle, your feedback was helpful in giving me a way to amalgamate the two styles, and also give me further inspiration from LBP :)