I immediately fell in love with the cover photo for Ellithia 8. But the eyes always felt so dead to me, so I went ahead and changed that. Again trying my best to keep the original aesthetic and just building upon what I got at my disposal. In the end I'm really happy with the result I got, staying true to the source but also expanding on it with my own style.
The eyes add an insane amount of realism to the render. Lighting and camera play a big role as well, to catch every so little detail of the face.
I also did a DoF Bodyshot to highlight more of the outfit.