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Earth Wind and Fire by JV-Andrew
Earth Wind and Fire
Genesis 2 Female dressed in Mech Gear www.daz3d.com/mech-gear-for-ge…
Rendered in Iray via DAZ Studio 4.8 beta. 
Post-render work done in Photoshop CC
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Hide and Seek by JV-Andrew
Hide and Seek
Getting in seemed easy enough, but getting out alive was going to be more tricky...

Rendered in Iray via DAZ Studio - scene lit with combination of HDRI and flame props converted to light emitters.
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Mei Lin's Aunt
I played around with Mei Lin and added some morphs to age her a bit.  The Mei Lin texture was quite tricky for me to get the look I was looking for in Iray, but I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.

Rendered in Iray via DAZ Studio.
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Uncle Rex by JV-Andrew
Uncle Rex
Sit down, behave yourself, and eat your greens... or Uncle Rex will pay you a visit!

Reptilian rendered in Iray via DAZ Studio.
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Stephanie 6 Iray by JV-Andrew
Stephanie 6 Iray
Trying yet another Iray render from withing DAZ Studio 4.8 Beta, this time using Stephaine 6 HD.

While I know many are concentrating on material settings at the moment, the 'rules' haven't actually changed... mats are only half the story, with the other half being good lighting, which is still as vital as ever.

Alrighty, my free time has come to an end for the timebeing, but I'm sure I'll experiment with Iray some more the next time I have some time available - and who knows, maybe next version of Reality will be available soon to see if the new 10x speed improvement will put Luxrender into a stronger position when compared to Iray and Octane (although I don't have Octane with which to compare it, I'm sure you know what I'm getting at - reasonable render times, which is the one single drawback of Luxrender at this point in time).
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JV-Andrew
'Jabba'
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Born and raised in Scotland. Moved to London in 1995 when I was still a session musician, and have remained there since.

I used to do a bit of art in my school days, was pretty good with pastels. Started dabbling with digital art around 2006, and have (hopefully) been improving since then.

Looking to revive my musical side while keeping up with the digital art side.
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...AND 100% FREE ! ! !

Ever wonder what your renders might look like if they'd been painted but find the paint filters in Photoshop lacking?  Do you use a PC instead of a MAC?  Don't have the time/money/inclination to learn the hard stuff? 

If any of that rings a bell, then why don't you check out FotoSketcher...  www.fotosketcher.com/

Some of the brush filter options will take a wee while to render, but that's because it's procedurally calculating brush strokes based upon the lights & shades of the original image (whether it be a photograph, render, or screencap - so long as it can read the source image, it'll process it).  For the more experienced postworkers, you can easily layer a FotoSketcher version with your original render if the paint or sketch effect is too overpowering (not to mention combining both and then doing some additional painting of one's own - how I think I may use it myself).

I must admit that I normally paint in Photoshop rather than use paint filters... b u t  that doesn't mean I won't start to incorporate FotoSketcher into my process when it suits my task - as I'm very much in the pragmatist camp of doing what works rather than being a self-flagellating purist who must start everything with a blank canvas.  For me, the end justifies the means i.e. I'll use whatever combination of techniques will give me the end result I want as efficiently as possible - that's why I started with 3D - to speed up the 'heavy lifting' phase of filling scenes, and it means I can do a completed painting in 5-8 hours instead of the same thing taking a week if I started with a blank canvas.

Alrighty, I'm off to do some experimenting.

Have fun!
  • Listening to: Sons Of Society (Riot)
  • Reading: emails
  • Watching: Black Sails
  • Playing: Sniper Elite III
  • Eating: fish & vegetables
  • Drinking: decaf coffee (still trying to be a good boy, hehe)

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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+devwatch:!
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JV-Andrew Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries... thanks for the art  ;)
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corpor8chic Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist

Hello There…. Welcome  to our group… :iconblackartsociety: 


We are so happy to have you as a member and hope that you will enjoy being a part of this group.  


BlackArtSociety is dedicated to FEATURING the BEST Ethnic Art. Further our goal is to help and support beginning to intermediate artists by hosting a number of group activities no matter if you are just looking for inspiration, instruction from other artist, critiques, or just networking we are here for you. 


if you have any suggestions, concerns, questions or anything else, feel free to note or comment us!        


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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the favourite :)
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StoneSorceress Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Welcome by StoneSorceress

welcome to the Stone Sorceress gallery Jabba
please enjoy our visits :D
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lucia45 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+devwatch:!
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Vaskania Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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tman300 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Enjoyed my visit to your gallery. Interesting themes and renders. Thanks. :)
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JV-Andrew Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad you like  :)
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