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.
New in the gallery is 'Mermaid Love'. I'm enjoying the water reflections and sunset lately. Maybe I'm getting sick of the cold and winter although it's been a mild one. I definitely prefer the sun and warmth. I hate sweaters and socks... I want tanks and sandals. :)
Next to SciFi, Mermaids are one of my favorite images to create. I love the way this came out. I rendered it out print size so I may make it available for purchase. Not sure yet. I'm dealing with a lot of pain in my knee right now and some days it can be difficult to concentrate. But, I finally got a doctor to agree to a total knee replacement despite the fact that I'm typically considered too young for one. It's taken years of getting doctors to take my pain seriously but after an xray that shows, without a doubt, my knee is bone on bone with spurs affecting surrounding muscle and tissue, I have a surgery consult. (Finally!) Part of me looks forward to the recovery time where I can have an excuse to take it easy and just render whatever comes into my head but most of me is scared to death of surgery. But, if it means finally being able to be active again... or more active... I welcome it. :)
May be the last of my scifi images for a while. I have new series planned that is a little outside my usual. In this I was going for an alien breaking out of the glass containment chamber.. did I achieve that look? Hope so. :)
Found a little bit of my scifi inspiration that I'd been missing. After Christmas I couldn't come up with a single idea. Daz had some decent sales though so I grabbed a few things. As soon as I saw this little mechanical scorpion this image came to mind. :)
I've been working on the print section and here's the first one. Machine is a 3D render that took days to render. I've chosen Zazzle.com as I find their products to be excellent. That said, I'm still searching out options but until then....
For designing Christmas cards that is. I'm still tweaking this one but thought I'd post the first render of it. My elves need some work as does the lighting I think but it's fun getting into the season. Even if it does irritate some people this early. :)
It's cold up in my office and my computer is rendering a sci-fi image in print size so I'm going to brew a cup of coffee with cinnamon and put a dent in a sci-fi novel on my Kindle. :)