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. :)
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 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. :)
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. :)
As the kids got older I would tell them that Santa would prefer it if we left the whisky bottle out for him instead of milk. :) By then they knew the score but we still tried to keep the kid aspect of Christmas alive. Now they're all grown up but they still come home for Christmas.
One year when our son was at an age where he knew who Santa really was but our daughter did not, my husband borrowed the Santa suit from the school. With our son knowing what we were doing, we set it up so that she saw Santa that year. Christmas eve they were upstairs in bed and I was saying goodnight when I pretended to hear a noise. We all went to the top of the stair landing where we could look down on the living room, the tree and the fireplace where their stockings were and there was my husband, in the suit and all padded up leaving gifts at the tree. Her reaction was completely comical. Her heart was beating so fast and she nearly had a panic attack because Santa Claus! :)...