I Just Wanted to Post an Image Thread

Discussion in 'It's About the Art!' started by Stezza, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. Rokket

    Rokket Dances with Bees

    The only problem I have is that the book is very thick, and therefore very heavy. I live out of a suitcase and am limited in weight. My suitcase is already pushing the limits, so I may just take a few pics of the pages that pique my interest and go from there. My brother owns it, so I know where it is when I want to get to it.
     
  2. Hornet3d

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    Thanks for the information on Taschen, a really interesting site where I will spend some time. I am quite taken back by the price of some books like over £20oo for a book by David Bailey but in the context of how we got here the Peter Driben '1000 pin up girls' looks great and at £15 a great buy.
     
  3. Mythocentric

    Mythocentric Extraordinary

    Hee Hee! I forgot to mention the price of some of the limited editions! Not to worry though because most of his books are very reasonably priced, which is why I have a fair number of them. If, like Rokket you need to go digital, search online for these guys (and gal) - George Petty IV (who was responsible for designing the artwork on the nose of B-17 bomber 'Memphis Belle', Art Frahm, Enoch Bolles, Zoe Mozert, Gil Elvgren and Alberto Vargas. I would repeat, however, to steer clear of digital books given that the size of illustrations in them is usually woefully inadequate. I recently bought a copy (digital) of Arthur Rackham illustrations for £24.99 in which the largest illustration (out of 90!) measures some 2.5 x 1.5 cm, which, if you are aware of Rackham's work is nothing short of disastrous!
     
  4. Hornet3d

    Hornet3d Distinguished

    To be honest it was only a shock because the David Bailey book was on the home page and I gulped at the £2250 price tag. As soon as I looked at the books listing I could see loads at the £10 to £20 mark, mind you even at that, I could spend a small fortune there.
     
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  5. robert952

    robert952 Eager

    I am saving my BN gift cards for this one.
     
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  6. Rae134

    Rae134 Renowned CV-BEE Contributing Artist

  7. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    Ohhh, you picked up Afrodite's Lolita Dress. Nice renders, and I like the textures you used for the dress. The main promo's stripped set is nice, but I'm liking these brown textures too.
     
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  8. JOdel

    JOdel Extraordinary HW Honey Bear

    Another site to check is Bud's Art Books.
    Bud's Art Books

    I stubbed across them at the only ComicCon I ever went to back several years ago. I bought a couple of things and have been on their mailing list ever since.

    LOADS of pin-up art, comics, illustration magazine editions, famous (and not so famous) artists sketchbooks and other things. Lots of different publishers, Taschen is only one of them.

    Admittedly I don't know what shipping overseas might run. They're American, and I think probably based on the west coast.
     
  9. Rokket

    Rokket Dances with Bees

    I have family all over Washington state, so shipping wouldn't be a problem. But carrying around a bunch of books I can't claim as professional or work related would be. I have to find a digital copy of these with decent sized image files.
     
  10. Rae134

    Rae134 Renowned CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    Yeah, I wasn't sure if the brown blended too much in the background or not but I kinda liked it like that lol.
    I'm thinking about doing some textures for it but it looks like uses shaders rather than a diffuse texture like I'm familiar with.
     
  11. Rae134

    Rae134 Renowned CV-BEE Contributing Artist

  12. Rokket

    Rokket Dances with Bees

    Elizabeth.jpg
    This is Elizabeth 2 by Dodger. I tweaked her mats so they worked in Superfly, and then added EZSkin3 to the mix. I used Ghostship's eye shaders for V4 to great success. I had to use the clothing that came with her, even though I am not too keen on them. I tweaked those shaders too, although they were already Superfly ready, using Cycles. I like her. She's cute, and had a ton of morphs.
     
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  13. Rokket

    Rokket Dances with Bees

    I will do a render of her in her non morphed form later.
     
  14. jvrenderer

    jvrenderer Eager

    Look ma, no hands !
    Inspired by the recent heat wave that hit my area.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    Talk about suggestive. ;)
     
  16. Rokket

    Rokket Dances with Bees

    I can never think if scenes like that. I guess having super heroes on the brain is probably why....
     
  17. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    Hey, there's nothing wrong with super heroes Rokket.
     
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  18. JOdel

    JOdel Extraordinary HW Honey Bear

    Warm soda on a hot day.
    I guess it's better than no soda on a hot day.
     
  19. Hornet3d

    Hornet3d Distinguished

    Well that brought a smile to my face, much needed as we are now into our seventh day of wall to wall rain.

    Nice render by the way....as usual.
     
  20. Hornet3d

    Hornet3d Distinguished


    You are not alone, I sometimes stray out of the sci-fi norm into fantasy but not often, but then we all have our themes and different likes and loves which is what makes this such a lively community.

    Also, if truth be known, a lot of my sci-fi scenes are inspired from me wading through my growing library of 'The Art Of' books for ideas.
     

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