Amidst the shadows, doubt, and strife,
Transcendence shapes our very life.
When others try to dim our light,
She guides us to a soaring flight.
No vengeance sought, ahead we tread,
With silent strength, no words are said.
Success, the answer, sets us free,
Transcendence leads to victory.
This power lies within our core,
A state of being to explore.
Transcendence, our unwavering friend,
Lifts us high and helps us mend.
Embodying strength and spirit bright,
Transcendence shines her guiding light.
With her, we rise above the fray,
And show the world a better way.
Transcendence is a reminder that even when others attempt to bring us down, we should rise above the negativity, focusing on our own growth and progress. Rather than retaliating, we move forward and demonstrate our resilience, as the best response is to let those who tried to bring us down watch us succeed.
Transcendence has been our most challenging character to develop since we began crafting electroplated paint masks a decade ago.
This complexity stems from her fangs, where the mask doesn’t extend fully to the inner ridge of the mouth. The mask’s thickness adds to the challenge of making the fangs appear to emerge from within the mouth rather than merely resting on the lips.
Moreover, for the first time, we’re utilizing a single mask to generate a lip gradient. Typically, we invest in multiple masks to simplify the painting process for our team members without having to mask off holes. However, this time, we needed a unique effect for the fangs, which required using just one mask. We applied a light pink base layer followed by a darker shade, spraying the paint at a specific angle to achieve the desired result.
After completing the masks, extensive training was necessary to achieve the desired aesthetic. While paint masks are incredibly helpful in achieving a consistent look and feel, each character still requires individualized training for painting, even with the masks’ assistance. Paint must be applied at particular angles to compensate for the mask’s physical characteristics and thickness, ensuring full coverage of the desired areas.
Consequently, the development process of Transcendence took much much much longer than usual.