I enjoyed the hell out of Christmas this year. It's the first year we weren't home for Christmas and that's significant for more than one reason. One, it's normally a time of year that we just don't make plans, and if we do they can be easily upended by weather due to our seasonal business and two, we've entered that point in our lives were Christmas doesn't have to be at "mom and dad's house". Both kids own their own homes and live their own lives and it was so awesome to go away for Christmas. It really was about time that a Christmas holiday not be dictated by having to work. We gave the keys to someone else who appreciated the work and it just worked out for all of us.
The weekend is half over and my regular Monday through Friday job starts back again in a couple of days but until Monday morning, I'm relaxing at home and not worrying about a damned thing. I have a baby blanket that needs finishing, a hat pattern that I started as something to do that didn't take up most of my lap this weekend and I had to get some render time in as well. I found a Mandalorian 3D clothing item for a character and I just had to make this...
This was just a quicky render, that didn't take much time at all, to satisfy my need to render some fan art. I have another 'mando in the works that should take much longer and be more detailed. Grogu is from Thingverse and while I managed to fix him to where I can get him into Daz Studio and he's textured enough for him to be in the background the search still continues for a truly decently rigged Grogu that works in Studio.
Also.... KETO! Monday begins a full keto challenge and I'm looking forward to that. Holidays are hard on my arthritis as it's too easy to give in to sugar, wine and champagne all of which cause my arthritis to flare up to an unbearable point, especially in winter. Wish me luck!
Haven't been doing much of this but I really need the therapy of putting a render together, adjusting the lighting and testing the camera settings. It wasn't until after I finished the postwork in photoshop that I began to re-think the green grass in the foreground. The rest of the landscape is barren... not sure the grass fits. :)
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