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Russet Gold by AiRen-SC Russet Gold by AiRen-SC
As a part of working off my bad karma, this picture is one of the few chores I got roped in to do for the friends' kids who requested this after watching [link]. Its twin will be uploaded in a couple of days. I used the lovely Medusa by Faveral (I'm not at home working with boats, cars and such - if it doesn't have fur or skin it makes me nervous, so all the flaws and foibles here can be put down to venturing for the first time into a completely new area for me). Maps modified/replaced and a few bits modified to work better with my lighting.
The final image is far from flawless - as usual there are always things I can only see after it's up 'n' live and there's no time to fix it. The kids liked it though, so I guess it means mission accomplished. Its 'redux' version can be found here [link]

Eked out in fits and convulsions on a bog-standard, bare-bones DS3A, no fancy plugins, no swish external render-engines, and cursed, sworn-at and beaten out of my crippled antique of a desktop.

~ CG ART IS JUST LIKE ANY OTHER ART AND PHOTO-REALISM IS JUST ONE OF THE MANY AVAILABLE OPTIONS. RESPECT, SUPPORT AND CELEBRATE DIVERSITY. ~
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Seraphoid Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I really love this.
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Ariel-X Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is wonderful!
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AiRen-SC Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
:-) You've been too kind - thank you.
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Chris-919 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice to see a good old fashioned sailing ship. Great work. :)
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Syury07 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
BEAUTIFUL! At first I thought it was a photograph. :)
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:iconairen-sc:
AiRen-SC Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Thank you :hug: I think you've just made my day:-)
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noiprox Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really great model of the ship. I think the horizon is not marked enough though
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:iconairen-sc:
AiRen-SC Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
:-)Yup, I know. It was kind of intentional (for some reason it felt like a good idea at the time:shrug:- on reflection I should have left blurring for some other, more appropriate occasion :lol:)
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farenheat Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nicee....
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Shadako26 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice. :)
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Artsouls143 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
awesome
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Komal08731 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow cool! :D
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:iconamy-sun:
Amy-Sun Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. Very impressive art :)
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BramLeegwater Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012   Digital Artist
Great job, looks very realistic! Thumbs up!:D
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SuperKawaiiMochi Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Very nice!
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K-Koji Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
looks awesome!
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AiRen-SC Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
:-) Thank you. This old dog 'ere is trying to learn some new tricks, I just hope it'll show.

How's the battle with the traditional paints :painter: and smocks going so far? Has your course started yet?
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K-Koji Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
no :XD:. Its starting next week. I hooe I dont suck- or at least I hope the teacher isnt a pretentious prick lol

.. I just want to learn something. I know nothing about painting really except what Ive figured out myself digitally D:
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AiRen-SC Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
:-)Well, Mr Leonardo da Koji, I'm looking forward to your first traditional piece to show up on DA. You'll wipe the floor with the most of us muppets here, I have no doubt about it.
BTW, my ill-conceived monster of a doodle inspired by your General is nearing completion. It'll go to you only for proofing and green light, and after/if you agree with the results, I'll upload it for the whole of DA to have a poke at me and whinge how he-doesn't-have-this-or-has-more-of-that:lol:, with the link to your pic and a mention. I know you said before you were fine with that, but I want to double-check, just in case.
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K-Koji Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Oh yeah! I look forward to seeing it :XD:

Yeah @ that Seph.." You have him wielding his sword as a LEFTY. He's right handed."

and I dont know if I can upload a traditional piece to DA.. its painting from life.. I assume they will make us work large
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AiRen-SC Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
:jawdrop:...
shocked silence...
:rofl::rofl::rofl: I cannot friggin' believe this...:rofl:
Which pea-brained-bat-blind-dumbass told ya he's not a lefty?!
Have they ever actually seen more than two seconds of Sephiroth in action?! Or read the character info inside the CD cover for the game?!
For heaven's sake... :facepalm::iconfacepalmplz: Send them this link [link] , please, and put Miss/Mr Soggy-Brain out of their misery...Gimme their address too, so I can send them the link to Wikipedia, finalfantasy wiki and the largest Sephiroth fan club I can find online so they can tear this muppet to shreds... Which exactly FF7 they've been watching?:lol: One in the parallel universe?

You can - if you scan or photograph it (but beware of the quality issues that may arise - nothing that can't be worked around, but it's worth it if you plan to sell it.)
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K-Koji Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Oh I sent them a link ( This was around the time I posted that Seph ). s I said in that journal post.. Ive heard the most assinine things...
first of all.. in sword skills, people SWITCH up. Sure someone is mainly left/right handed.. but there are attacks that you have combinations. Only an idiot attacks from one side all the time D:.
And teh whole idea that someone would view a painting, where Sephiroth is naked- and focus on that...:XD: Like, ANYTHING they can do to pick out something must be wrong. Its like on the Connor picture I did and people were so quick to criticize that "a half- native person would NEVER be thats skin tone".

^ thats so retarded. No one can predict the skin tone of a mixed race person. I know. I am one. But they just want to find a problem however they can.

One of the most recent comments I got for Seph: " what...what is this blasphemy?!"


oh humans...
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AiRen-SC Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
:nod: Sad, but true.

:lmao: Was the comment referring to his (very tasteful) nuffin'-to-wear-day' perhaps? :confused:I thought fans dig that sort of thing :shrug:.
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MikomDude Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Very nice!
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KickininsKay Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
dear Lord..
How gorgeous is this. The fine little amazing details, the overall atmosphere.. I'm impressed!
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Angelo6661 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful picture, nice work. :)
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Lunameyza Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, beautiful!
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RuchiiP Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's beautiful.
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LapikaArt Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
ohm! i :heart: it!!!
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Spellprints Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
this is so full of stories and adventures.. awesome!!! great rendering!
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Amy-Sun Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, how nice! :heart:
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Lance66 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Looks awesome , the details on this ship are outstanding, what a cool model to have. Congrats.
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Malthy Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Давно не видела ваших работ. Очень красиво)
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KoppKnakka Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
very great work
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WalkerofShadows Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks awesome, though why ds3 instead of bryce?
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AiRen-SC Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
:-) Thank you.

Why not Bryce? Several reasons:
1. I'm still crawling baby-style with Bryce (I haven't gone past the 'colour-that-sphere-in-the-water-thingy' stage yet :lol:). While I can be blind drunk and blind-folded and still knock up a reasonably decent lighting in DS just the way I want to, that's not the case when I set it up in Bryce. I need to practice more.

2. Nine out of ten times when I click on 'send to Bryce' everything crashes. That one time when it actually works, all my meticulously created displacement and bump and specular maps are gone (and I have no idea where and how to get them back). :iconfacepalmplz: What am I saying - ALL maps are gone, colours, textures, the lot.

3. In DS I can take a simple plane, play with the displacement maps and strength and some deformers and voila - I have a wavy sea. In Bryce I start with plane, click on 'M' tab - and scracth my head 'coz nothing happens, regardless what I press, click or swear at:lol:. Of course I'm doing something wrong, but I seem to be a very long way from figuring it out.;-)Y'know that old saying about old dogs and new tricks...
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovely!
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Dragonia27 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Lookin' good. I like the Jolly Roger flag there. The whole things looks like a scene from a movie. I can hear the roar of the waves and hear the men as they go about their chores. Well done and thanks for sharing it!

I know, I know...Xantheon, Chapter 4...soon. Honest.
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AiRen-SC Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
:lol: "Xantheon ahoy!"
:-)Excellent. :eager::bookdiva:
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Malverde Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
that sunset sun looks a little out of place
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:iconairen-sc:
AiRen-SC Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
:nod: I see one cannot trick a keen eye of a photographer. The sun position was a compromise that seemed like a good idea at the time - I'll work it in better next time :-)
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
I was just going to say I loved that sunsed :D
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:iconairen-sc:
AiRen-SC Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Tack så mycket :-)
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Varsågo!
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Stunning work! I absolutely love the colour and detail here.
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Obsidianwatcher Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Good job!; I can't appreciate your signature, may be you should change the color. XD
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:iconairen-sc:
AiRen-SC Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
:lol: One day I'll get that signature thingy right.
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K-raven Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
so splendid creation
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AiRen-SC Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
:-) Thank you, Ivan.
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Edorenel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooo! Very nice! :clap: It almost looks like a painting, at first glance. I like this. :) I love the sunset, too--adds great moving affect to this picture. :nod:
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