Building my portfolio

Discussion in 'It's About the Art!' started by Dan30, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. Dan30

    Dan30 Adventurous

    Helo again dearest bees,

    Until I will find time and inspiration to create some images with the Hive pets, I thought I share with you some of my recent creations, meant to go into my future portfolio... They are not 100% complete, and every time I look at them I feel I still want to add or to change something. You know how it is...:laugh:

    This one I called "Cutting close around the rock"


    And a similar one from another angle


    These next two desperately need some life into them...
    "Roadblock on Harpwood trail"


    "Rocky pass at sundown"


    And my latest addition...

    "Parenting in the Big Blue"


    Hope you like it!:p
  2. Miss B

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

    Hi Dan, these are really nice renders. Why don't you upload them to an Album in the Media section of the forum. That way, when you start rendering some of the HW characters, you can just post a link to the image in your gallery, rather than having to upload them in more than one render thread, if you happen to have more than one of the HW characters in the same render.
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  3. Dan30

    Dan30 Adventurous

    Miss B, thank you for the tip. I think I will do that with my finished work. See, this new bee, me, doesn't yet know the rules of the Hive...But will learn!:)
  4. Lyne

    Lyne Dances with Bees HW Honey Bear

    GASP! Vue?? Thought they were photos!! WOW!! You make me want to buy Vue...but the time to be THAT talented... groan... sigh.. Also Ken's moths and birds would make nice additions to bring life... ?
  5. Dan30

    Dan30 Adventurous

    Thank you for the kind words. No, they were not made in Vue...but DazStudio. They are all iray straight renders. And only slightly adjusted for contrast in post. I just acquired some insects for the job.:laugh:
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  6. sanbie

    sanbie Noteworthy Contributing Artist

    OMG...That water is superb!!...I thought they were photos too Lyne...and done in Daz Studio...Man they are just sooooo good!!
  7. FairyFantastic

    FairyFantastic Energetic

    great renders
  8. Miss B

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

    It must be the Iray renderer, because I never saw such good water for years, except in Bryce and Vue. Of course DS and Poser have come a long way, so they may do water much better now.
  9. Dan30

    Dan30 Adventurous

    This new bee is blushing now!:x3: Thank you all! Miss B, yes they can do water much better thanks to the new render engines but boy, that was a long shader tweak. Shudder...
  10. Miss B

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

    I can just imagine.
  11. Faery_Light

    Faery_Light Dances with Bees Contributing Artist

    I never knew DS could let anyone render like that.
    Those are fantastic! :)
  12. Alisa

    Alisa HW3D QAV Queen Bee Staff Member QAV-BEE

    They're lovely!
  13. Dan30

    Dan30 Adventurous

    Faery_Light and Alisa, thank you so much. I am really touched you all like my work, making me feel encouraged to continue...:drawing:You are indeed a fine creative community where one ca draw a lot of inspiration from.
    Feeling happy I joined!:flower01::thankyou2:
  14. Szark

    Szark Energetic

    Awesome work Dan. I thought "no not Vue but a unbiased render engine given the light quality) but never thought of Iray even though I use Iray all the time. Top work and my type of images.
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  15. Banditcameraman

    Banditcameraman Enthusiast


    Because I thought they were photos /me faints :barefoot: In other communities they would demand to see a wireframe to prove it's not ;)

    You definitely have an understanding not only of framing and composition, but also of the complexity of light and material settings. Before I retired from production I was trained and worked lighting cameraman and that knowledge still serves me in good stead when it comes to PBRs :)
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  16. Dan30

    Dan30 Adventurous

    Feeling happy and nostalgic, I stumbled upon an image very dear to my heart... Made 8 years ago, when DS was less evolved but nonetheless fun to use.
    It's from a children's story book I made back in the day...:flower04:

    Here it is:

  17. Dan30

    Dan30 Adventurous

    Szark and Banditcameraman,

    Really appreciate your input and thank you for your kind words. I do like your work as well.
    Banditcameraman, comments like that coming from a professional like you made my day!:sun: Thank you!

  18. Szark

    Szark Energetic

    Banditcameraman is correct with what was said but, yes there is always a but, have you noticed how perfect all the leaves are in the forest trail scene. Well there all look prefect to me given the small size of the image. It irks me a little that very few vendors add insect damage etc. In DS I use the Geo Editor Tool to separate some leaves close to the camera and add the details in Photoshop.
  19. Dan30

    Dan30 Adventurous

    Harpwood Trail (The Harpwood Trail for Daz Studio | 3D Models and 3D Software by Daz 3D) is a fine product made by a reputable artist, Howie Farkes, well known in the Carrara and DazStudio community...
    In that particular image I just added the fallen tree and the ivy covered one from the right. Nothing else was altered... Yes, that is a carefully crafted product, like everything else he did so far.
    And those leaves in the foreground, close to the camera were intentionally left there. I thought they add additional depth to the scene.
  20. Szark

    Szark Energetic

    Oh I know Harpwood and Howie...I have been around for a while now and that was the first thing I noticed in his promos. I am not bashing anyone just pointing out a few realism details that a lot of folks miss. Just sharing and helping.

    Look at this Iray render I did and see the leaves. Stonemason uses real leaf photos so we get the detail I referred to.


    now if you not bothered about realism than please ignore me, I am just detail orientated.

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