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June 2, 2007

Y.A.B.P. #41

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Yet another boring pin-up...

I'm back from a vacation and some minor surgery, so the art will begin to flow again, though I supsect at a slower rate for a while. I have a number of other projects now competing for my spare time, so the art is likely to slow down some until those others are taken care of.

On a technical note, I was playing with the postwork here a moderate amount. In addition to some joint correction (damn elbows), I also tried to get a softer, arty feel here. I did it by doing an "Illustration" filter, blurring it a bit, and then setting it at a low opacity (~10 to 20%). That gave it a bit of the painted coloring while also giving it a soft-focus look.


Back from Flipside

I'm back from Flipside, and I did manage quite a bit of bodypainting. Pictures will be forthcoming.

June 3, 2007

Celtic Knot & Wings

Here's some bodypainting I did before I went on vacation. The model came to me with the celtic stencil idea and did most of the work for creating it.

June 4, 2007

Flame Bikini

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On my vacation, I did a lot of bodypainting at a festival. This is a friend of mine who wanted a flame bikini top. It came out better than I expected, but I still have a lot to learn about doing flames.

June 5, 2007

Hef's Wings

Just to show that I'm not always painting beatiful ladies, here's a fine gentleman I painted on my vacation.

June 6, 2007

Nude Study 1

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Yep, I'm launching another series. This time it's just some simple nude studies -- no cute acronym this time.

I'm distinguishing this from my series of "yet another boring pin-up", because in those cases I am focusing on both the pin-up style and in making those images not really all that boring. With these nude studies, I really am focusing much more just on the form.

Anyway, I cranked out a few of these over the weekend, and I thought I'd use them to space out the bodypainting pictures a bit.

June 7, 2007

Greg's Celtic Braid

Some more bodypainting from my vacation. Here I'm reusing a stencil from the previous week. Thsi gentleman liked the form and had be paint in black with occasional white highlights to match his own salt-and-pepper hair color.

June 8, 2007

Another feather job

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This was the biggest bodypainting piece I did on my vacation. It was also one of the last, but she had stuck around camp waiting patiently, and when she said she wanted a near-full body job, how could I say no? I just wish I'd had more time to do a cleaner job and get better pictures. Alas, maybe next time.

June 9, 2007


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This was the last piece of bodypainting I did on my vacation and the last I'm posting. By that point, I'd painted over a dozen people (not all were photographed) and was exhausted. I was also pressed for time since I had duties related to the bonfire that night. All I wanted was to just sit down and rest for 30 minutes.

But then my painting partner said there was one more gal still waiting to get painted -- could I do it? I reitereated that I was just too tired, and he replied, "I know. The only reason I mention it is that she's really cute." And, uh, damn but she was. "Ok, I'm not that tired."

This is one of those gals that I really regret I didn't hae more time to spend on. In addition to being really cute, she had the kind of super-lean body that allows for all kinds of full-body jobs. [Note: this is not a Thin=Beauty thing. Rather, it's a practical matter about the difficulties of using an airbrush around skin-folds, and the leaner models don't have as many.]

My other regret is that she doesn't live in my area, because she had such a lovely face, I would really have liked to get her into my photo studio just for some headshots.

Oh well, I still appreciate the time I did get with her.

June 10, 2007

Nude Study 2

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The second in my series of nude studies. I played around with the postwork as well trying to make it look more photographic.

June 11, 2007

Y.A.B.P. #41, repost

Yet another boring repost...

Chimera46 had a wonderful suggestion on my postwork for this one. I'd been shooting for something artsy and painted, and his suggestion really made a difference for the better IMO.

You can see the original here.

June 12, 2007

J.A.L.P. #5

Just a little portrait...

The idea for this was shamelessly stolen from a portrait I have of a friend's daughter. And yes, that's Quarker's Sapphire Fox hair on little Maddie. It was a little difficult to get the fit, but it worked.

June 13, 2007

Angel Bikini

It's what all the angels will be wearing at the beach this summer. ;)

I've had this feathery bikini for ages, but I never got around to using it until now. I'm playing around with the postwork again here, trying to go for more of an illustrated look.

June 14, 2007

Nude Study #3

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Another in my series of nude studies. This was one liberated from a pinup. Again I've gone for a minimalist photographic look here.

June 15, 2007

J.A.L.P. #6

Just a little potrait...

It's amazing how an idea can morph on you as you work on it. The only thing that survived from my original idea here was the angle of her eyes. The hair, the angle of her head, the backdrop, the color of her eyes, and most importantly the butterfly tattoo, all of it emerged as I was working on this piece. My muse was being very assertive that afternoon.

June 16, 2007

Y.A.B.P. #42

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Yet another boring pin-up...

I liked the look of the new dining room in DAZ's "Dream House" series of releases, so I wanted to do a render with it. Alas, since the furniture wasn't released yet, I had to go for a more minimalist approach of looking in. Note the picture on the wall. It's my YABP37.

June 17, 2007

Nude Study 4

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Another in my series of nude studies. Mostly I was trying to go for the arched back here, but there are other elements that came out well.

June 18, 2007

Kimiko Butterfly

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I just wish my real bodypainting came out this well. ;)

That's Kimiko again with the butterflies painted on her, and I did a slight postwork effect on her to bring out the colors and give her a little softer look.

June 19, 2007

New Addition

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A friend of mine asked to see more women hugging. Well, hugging what? I guess she meant each other, but this is what came to mind instead.

June 20, 2007

J.A.L.P. #7

Just a little portrait...

Here's an M3 character called The Captain. Mostly I liked him as a nice counterpart to the standard of runway-model perfection in most other characters, both male and female. I did a little postwork to bring out his beard a bit more, and I desaturated the image to tone down the color some.

June 21, 2007

Nude Study 5

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Another in my series of nude studies. Here I was trying to show the opposite of the stardard arched back, i.e. the curled back. I'm not sure what happened to the legs there, but at least her grimace shows her discomfort at holding this pose on stone floor. The lighting just came out of nowhere, though I believe that was the source of my P7 rendering problems with it. P7 seems not to like point lights very much.

June 22, 2007

200th Image

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This is the 200th image I've posted in my gallery at Renderosity. It took me about four years of lurking before I posted my first image. It took a little over two more years to post the first 100 images. And then it took less than year to post the next 100.

What happened? First, this last year was a hard year, and the art was a real comfort. Second, with practice comes proficiency, at least efficiency. What used to take me days now takes an hour or two, and Poser 7 really does render faster. Plus, I've started bodypainting as well, and that's accounted for about a dozen of this last 100.

Renderosity has been a good home to me. However, recent attitude shifts in the admins and moderators have killed all the warm, fuzzy feelings I once held for the place. Several artists have expressed the same thoughts to me, but it seems that admins aren't listening.

June 23, 2007

Capture the Fire

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This started out as another of my nude study series, but as I worked on the lighting, it turned into something else entirely:

Naked Chick Brings Fire to Earth!

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