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Hello to all my Friends here on Rosity.

Well Marcy, I said I would do a special render this weekend,
after my return from NYC, just for you. Here it is.

I hope you (Marcy aka: Shahlaa) and everyone else enjoys it.

Hugs To all and lots more for

Dave :^)

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Technically, one of my most difficult image renders to date.

Required me to build a complete house and render it with
all the good memories. Then, replace the house with an
exact version that's been burned down and re-rendered.
Both renders then over laid in a paint program and allowed
selected fond memories to fade through to the burned one.

Kitten from Daz Millenium Tabby Cat.
Posed all ten cat variations in Poser and imported to Bryce.
Also used the Daz Cherry Blossom tree.
Fish & Boy from Poser also.
All other Models by me using Wings3D.
The Rain Mat is mine and available on my homepage.
Both renders in Bryce 5.5.
Overlay done in Corel Paint 8.

June 23, 2008
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Jun 23, 2008 12:18:17 am
What a concept and execution! This is very good. Love how you got the whole memory superimposed onto the shell of the house and it's surrounding the cat in the foreground. Excellent composition

by ThunderStone Homepage »

Jun 23, 2008 12:45:48 am
This is beautiful, unique and very sad Dave. Nice clarity and depth. I'm really impressed. Another Masterpiece. You did a great job. Really one of your best. You put in a lot of work. I know, because I saw all the hours go by and all the frustration that comes with something this difficult. Love it. Huggs... Silkylady...

by Silkylady Homepage »

Jun 23, 2008 1:46:39 am
Fantastic composition and super work.

by ledwolorz Homepage »

Jun 23, 2008 2:47:44 am
most excellent creation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by melevos Homepage »

Jun 23, 2008 7:23:01 am
Truly one of your best ever Dave and very sad also. For anyone who has experienced fires they can relate so well to the kitty

by magnus073 Homepage »

Jun 23, 2008 7:26:59 am
you always have so much great details in your art dude ;) and an added sense of cuteness come humor ;) which i like!
i have just become a foster parent to my daughters 2 cats for 6 months whilst they are away and they are lovely to have around the house and do exactly the same things that the cats in your image are doing ;)...'get down off the tv'!!!! 'stop chewing my feet' lol! hahahaha i love em really ;)

by buzz-69 Homepage »

Jun 23, 2008 8:32:50 am
On vacation as I drove thru the middle US, I could see the pain of so many homes underwater, yes there are many sad time for those, it is always devastating for those affected, creative composition:):):):):)

by hotracer2 Homepage »

Jun 23, 2008 9:10:51 am
When I first opened the image my first reaction was 'Oh my gosh, somethings happened to Dusty." After reading your words I realized that Dusty is alive and well and I was so thankful! For those of you commenting, who do not know Dusty, he is a cat and a very beautiful one at that, also very vocal and he loves to bite me..LOL. The image is beautiful Dave...but the meaning behind it brings tears to my eyes...Memories can be both good and memories with you are beautiful, cherished treasures that no one can ever take away from me! I can look back on each and every one and feel love, happiness, peace and hope! You brought those things into my life and you still do...I miss you so much that my very soul cries....I remember the talks and the hugz, the caresses and the laughter between us, each and every one. I remember walking hand in hand, the trips we took together and the pure pleasure of just being close to you. You and you alone have completed my life and I can't wait until I am back with you once again making sweet memories together that we as a couple can share for the rest of our lives....I love you!

by shahlaa Homepage »

Jun 23, 2008 10:00:53 am
What a moving image. So unique and sad. Very well done, Dave!

by myquad Homepage »

Jun 23, 2008 11:19:33 am
Must touching work David! I'm sure many of us have memories such as these. :(

by DennisReed Homepage »

Jun 23, 2008 11:48:37 am
I understood this more after reading marlenes comments
(lots of scrolling to do that lol)
yes I thought the same way that something terrible happened
to your lovely cat,but now I see the light
and it's not so sad after all,because the happiness
will find you both again ,soon:
it's both your time and take it and run with it!
great work dave I love it:: hugs )))big 5++++

by evielouise Homepage »

Jun 23, 2008 1:39:02 pm
Wow! Very impressive and nice work - as usual!

by llorna Homepage »

Jun 23, 2008 1:48:29 pm
Very impressive and sad too
But now you have Dusty and Marelene
More memories to come
Excellent image sweetie
Geez it must of took forever to do this

by Blush Homepage »

Jun 23, 2008 4:54:11 pm
Wow, a truly unique idea! Wonderful render

by lordgoron Homepage »

Jun 23, 2008 7:31:43 pm
You bring life to the picture, Dave. All your work I had seen has been fantastic. This one tells the soul, tells the tale.

by Nightmaretony2 Homepage »

Jun 28, 2008 9:57:43 pm
A very moving image!

by lior Homepage »

Jun 30, 2008 9:07:13 pm
Dave, You didn't send this one to me!! Shame on you! I love this one. It is so sad. I do hope the kitty finds that happy place again. It makes me want to hug my cat. Good job!!

by Babysitter Homepage »

Jul 2, 2008 10:58:10 pm
Well Dave, all the hard work really paid off. Cause this is EXTRAORDINARY!!! you've captured the playfulness and personality of how truly wonderful cats are. I'm a tad biased as I am a cat lover. From the smallest to the biggest! Horses too.. there is something truly majestic about those animals.

by heartnsoul Homepage »

Jul 21, 2008 4:08:14 am
A lot to view wonderful picture!!!!

by voske Homepage »

Jul 28, 2008 5:38:04 pm
well composed and great mood.....excellent bryce...congrats!

by clam73 Homepage »

Aug 14, 2008 3:32:29 pm
Amazing work............Very well done !!!!! Excellent idea !!

by violet Homepage »

Sep 11, 2008 8:24:14 pm
Amazing artwork !!! Very well done !!! Vote:5+++++++++ :)

by kasalin Homepage »

Oct 31, 2008 4:25:01 pm
I can see the effort and it was well worth all the hard work.
From toil comes beauty and this is charming and a real treasure.
Your rocking it my friend!!

by highcrow Homepage »


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