Felt like a little Stargate fanart using the Atlantis gate and my version of a Wraith Queen. Technically her hair should be white but....it is what it is.
It's a holiday weekend here and I'm extremely glad that I don't have to get out there in that traffic. I spent the morning finishing up this render including the postwork. I have a crochet project for a friend that I need to get some work done on and I made an Etsy sale last night that I need to package up. I'm also waiting for a crochet-a-long to be posted so that I can add yet another project to my ever growing list of yarn projects that I have to finish. This one at least is a small one, a pumpkin for autumn. :)
Latest render. There is some lighting and postwork that was done in photoshop but it was rendered in Daz Studio and I'm pretty happy with her.
Someone asked me why I like scifi imagery so much. I really don't know. Besides just a way to escape, I like the metals and the harsh lighting, not to mention you aren't stuck conforming to laws of nature and reality. I've been writing some fan fiction and you can make stuff up almost all you want with scifi.
"The ships hung in the sky, much the way that bricks don't" - The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy
I'm not sure I'm completely happy with this render or not. I was playing around with the lighting in Studio and I finally got what I was after but my starfield leaves much to be desired. I think it's time to work on more space backgrounds in photoshop and learn how to put together a few render presets to use them in.
I damned near took my ass to the ER last night. Luckily it wasn't appendicitis but I have a feeling I know what the diagnosis will be. It's treatable but just adds to my autoimmune issues. I'm just glad I was able to take the day off since working would have been damned near impossible. Am currently ensconced in my bedroom sitting area with my computer with a render going, my crochet and HGTV on as I zone out on Tramadol. I was going to work on a crochet pattern, I rarely have the time to do that but the tramadol isn't going to allow that type of concentration. I'll stick to trying to find some scifi inspiration. :)
I hesitate to call this "artwork" because it was such a simple set up. Everything right out of the box. (well, a little tweaking) I mainly wanted to try out the lighting and reflections as well as practice with the cameras depth of field. I'm back to feeling blocked again with no new ideas coming forward. It sounds strange but sometimes a change in my environment helps, either with creativity or the occasional feeling of being in a rut so I'm working on that.
That last one can cause some depression so I'm working on that with a therapist. She's not a full time thing... just something I took advantage of through work and completely through a text app. I hate talking about feelings so I told her I just wanted some tools to combat the anxiety and depression when it reared its head once in a while. So far I've got 'write every night', 'stop thinking ahead too much' and 'don't over analyze'. Yeah, ok those I could have come up with myself....
I'm having a lazy Easter Sunday morning. After working yesterday and moving some heavy boxes from the old house to the new, my arthritis was acting up this morning and moving was a bit painful. Had I got up earlier to stretch and do a bit of yoga it would have helped but I didn't and I'm sure God will understand.
I haven't updated my gallery in almost a year. It's actually been a busy one for me. Knee surgery, recovery, moving, trying to sell a house and this winter was (is?) a difficult one. February was 3 weeks of no power, running out of water, freezing my ass off.... real fun. Can't wait for summer.
Anyway, I've got a couple new images in the gallery and I'm working on uploading a few designs to a book cover website. I haven't been promoting anything and I feel like getting back into my artwork. Getting back to making a few bucks with it again would be a good thing. :)
Getting over surgery. :) Yep, it's been fun... and painful. I've had arthritis since a teenager and both knees are bad. I finally found someone who would perform a total knee replacement which wasn't easy since my gp didn't want to refer me due to my age and the idea that I could end up needing a second after I'm through my 50's. But finally, the knee that was at its worst point has been replaced and I'll tell you.. everyone who's had it done said it was the best decision they ever made. What they didn't tell me was that its the most painful surgery/recovery you can have. I'm assuming that the majority were people who were already retired and had all the free time in the world. Me.. not so much. I'm working full time so to add that stress on top of the pain, pain pills (which are both a blessing and a curse) and general misery made it that much more difficult.
I had no idea the recovery time would take over 4 months to a year. Not fun....