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April 2, 2008

Surprised

I don't know if she rolled a 1 on Surprise roll, but she clearly lost the initiative check. Anyway, I've got a more complex image in mind that will use that armor, so I wanted to give it a test drive here.

April 4, 2008

Blade and Light

I liked the look of that armor suit in my last image so much that I thought I'd use it again for a little fantasy portrait. Truthfully, it reminds me of a photograph I took a long time ago.

April 8, 2008

Nude Study #16

Image is NSFW

It's been a couple of months since I did a nude study, so here's one I started over the weekend. It then spent over a day churning away on a hair simulation that ended up not looking right. Ultimately, I settled on a hair prop. If there ever is a Poser 8, I sure hope they do something to boost the performance of hair collision calculations.

The floor is a custom prop I did. Well, really just a custom texture with some displacement work. The runes are from Obsidian, and the glowy effect is a combination of the ambient channel and some postwork blur.

This also has my usual postwork. I think many of you know this, but I stopped trying to achieve photorealism a while back. I got pretty close to it, especially on a few, but when I started taking my fantasy pieces to art shows, it really screamed "done in Poser". Because of that, I've switched to trying to get a non-photorealistic (NPR) look, hoping it looks a bit more painted. It's not quite painted, but I personally like this hybrid look, and at least to me, it no longer screams "Poser".

April 17, 2008

J.A.L.P. #16

Just A Little Portrait...

Enjoy!

April 20, 2008

Susan

Image is NSFW

This is an unusual piece for me, mostly because of its origin. I recently attended a figure study sketching party with several other artists. The catch was that I can't sketch. I get pencil and paper, and I'm doing well to write down a phone number.

However, I have gotten pretty good with doing postwork touch-ups, so I thought I would try dragging along my laptop, my Wacom tablet, and Photoshop. I did four sketches in total, though only one of them came out decently.

Interestingly, the biggest help came from the Liquify filter. It allowed me to do a rough sketch with the lines badly out of proportion and then nudge them back into place in Liquify. Then I could do a new layer and do the finer details on top of it.

For fun, I thought I would convert the one sketch that came out well into a Poser project, and that's what this is. The setting and lighting aren't my usual style, but I was trying to keep reasonably close to the original setting of the sketch.

It was a fun experience, but I don't think I'll be setting down my Poser dials any time soon.

Note: I did not properly record the Kanji symbols on her back, so if the model comes across this, I offer my sincere apologies for butchering the meaning of your tattoo.

April 21, 2008

A Stern Lecture

Image is NSFW

Ever remember getting into trouble and being told that you were going to get "a stern lecture"? I'm just glad I wasn't in the hands of these ladies when that happened.

(No misogyny intended here, just that Vicky looked a lot sexier in that pose than Michael -- well, at least to me.)

April 23, 2008

Night Storm, Blue

I'm pretty happy with this piece. It started off as just a little portrait of a woman with a hooded cloak, but as I added each additional element it became something more. The final touch was the recoloring you see here, which I did purely on a lark. I'll be posting the original full-color version in just a bit.

Night Storm

Here is the original full-color version of Night Storm, Blue.

April 25, 2008

Water Spirit

Image is NSFW

A close encounter with something unexpected...

Mostly I just wanted to play with that outfit again and try some unusual lighting while I was at it. The "spirit" is a variant of an eastern-style dragon that I added some wings to, plus lots of postwork to give it a look that is hopefully somewhere between watery and ethereal.

April 27, 2008

J.A.L.P. #17

Just a little portrait...



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