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lt_roberts30
Member Since Jan 20, 2009
43 Images, Last upload Dec 29, 2013

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I promised a while ago that would return to the mythological heights of the Olympian gods. I had wanted to do Poseidon as my next entry, but it took a while to get the chops up to deal with the water – and it still nearly had me down for the count! Water is a PAIN to render. Or at least, it is with my poor iMac. I could hear it chugging along like the little engine that could, but it still had trouble keeping up with the demands that water puts on the machine. After wrestling with it for nearly a week, with about 12 separate passes for the water, I managed to squeeze it out. *whew*

This is just a custom rolled M4 with Cobalt Hierophant (DAZ3D) and Cista Sanctus (DAZ3D) with some tweaked water node work. Of course there is quite a bit of post-work to make it all gel, including hair, beard, and body hair painting, etc.

There are buckets o' detail on this one, so I encourage you to view the large version by clicking on the image to see them all! I think my favourite part is the piercing, oceanic coloured eyes.

I'd like to do some more with this figure, but man, it may have to be on dry land!
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August 18, 2010
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Mythology
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Aug 18, 2010 11:27:09 pm
Wow, it is a real treat to see someone working on a classic mythological character and making a "splash" of it. This is a massively powerful Poseidon and I am not just talking of his muscle morphs. It all comes together right down to the period piece framing.
One niave question. Why did you suffer so much trying to render water and splashes? I think it would have been easier and more contralable to use Ron's brushes and Flaming Pear's filters to make the water work. Just my suggestion.

by brewgirlca Homepage »

Aug 18, 2010 11:32:28 pm
Good question! I simply wanted to try doing water using node work and get the refractions and reflections. It worked, but was painful and I am seriously not sure if I'll ever do it again. Oddly enough, when I was test rendering small, it was not an issue, but as I need a larger image to work with to paint on, that was when things really bogged down! All in all, I'm happy I did it. I always attempt to do at least one thing I've never done before (no matter how big or small) with every new piece. This one was a test of water and the morph tool (for the Hierophant wrap).

Glad you like the image!

by lt_roberts30 Homepage »

Aug 18, 2010 11:42:12 pm
A really well done mythological characterization! Well worth all the work!

by alessimarco Homepage »

Aug 18, 2010 11:54:41 pm
wow, absolutly fantastic!

by Babajaga Homepage »

Aug 19, 2010 12:05:49 am
Your MAC may have chugged but it sure assisted you in getting a powerful job done. You and your trusty friend have created a beautiful Masterpiece. It is glorious work. Applause Applause!!

by ToniDunlap Online Now!   Homepage »

Aug 19, 2010 12:09:24 am
Fantastic classical work Bravo

by dayna2 Homepage »

Aug 19, 2010 12:10:21 am
great character with excellent morphs and texture

by Krid Homepage »

Aug 19, 2010 12:12:07 am
Would make an EXCELLENT poster...Amazing detail and stunning character..Well Done!

-Will-

by KnightWolverine Homepage »

Aug 19, 2010 12:54:08 am
holly heck simply amazing work!!!

by fayrie Homepage »

Aug 19, 2010 12:59:55 am
excellent work

by wrpspeed Homepage »

Aug 19, 2010 1:05:53 am
That has got to be, bar none, one of the BEST personifications of Poseidon that I think I have ever seen! WOW! Magnificent effects, colour and lighting and really spectacular looking character. Just, honestly, absolutely breathtaking. And I agree with KnightWolverine, it would make a really great poster! ;-)

Definately a favorite!

by Iceshark39 Homepage »

Aug 19, 2010 1:08:55 am
Simply awe inspiring, completely fit for a God. All of your hard work certainly paid off!

by SWard80 Homepage »

Aug 19, 2010 1:17:44 am
Great artwork here!Bravo!

by joaq Homepage »

Aug 19, 2010 3:53:43 am
Excellent !

by legolie Online Now!   Homepage »

Aug 19, 2010 4:01:49 am
Fantastic artwork.

by fallen21 Homepage »

Aug 19, 2010 5:00:32 am
excellent and wonderfully done character

by Tracesl Homepage »

Aug 19, 2010 5:03:42 am
Excellent character and scene!

by SIGMAWORLD Homepage »

Aug 19, 2010 7:50:47 am
Oh, he was so worth the wait. Ah, the water-magick! No wonder Ron loved it. I gotta pore over this some more. Love the character, indeed.

by nfredman Homepage »

Aug 19, 2010 8:33:30 am
Awesome presentation!

by thecytron Homepage »

Aug 19, 2010 1:28:34 pm
I feel you on the water! Nice figure; much cooler looking than traditional representations of the god, imo. :)

by Zaarin Homepage »

Aug 19, 2010 1:57:40 pm
Really awesome work....I wish I could paint hair like that

by muddy_chickn Homepage »

Aug 19, 2010 2:07:14 pm
WOW....What can I say.....This is awesome on every level! 10*

by mgtcs Homepage »

Aug 19, 2010 5:51:05 pm
belle image!!

by jmb007 Homepage »

Aug 20, 2010 12:31:04 pm
Incredible! Such a strong character (and I'm neither just referring to the body) - worthy of impersonating an ancient god

by Ometeotl Homepage »

Aug 21, 2010 1:54:05 am
Beautiful job

by reciecup Homepage »

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