Keystem:For Paths of Destiny by adoretyOpen full image in new tab
Savage_dragon 3:07PM | Sun, 10 February 2013
I don't know about all that... but this is awesome! ;}~
SidheRoseGraphics 3:40PM | Sun, 10 February 2013
He's quite different looking from all the others (so far) and fits the description really well. I like this idea of him as the Architect archetype and of course he should have a 'vehicle' as do the other deities - like the book, the tiger and the wind. He's pretty cool Art!! Nice scene :) And yes, you're right - it does take a lot of people to make an image in the 3D medium, but essentially what comes out is heavily dependent upon the person that puts it all together and what they do with all those parts and pieces ;)
hardwaretoad 6:06PM | Sun, 10 February 2013
And they said "Charlie don't surf"... lol. Very creative character that you've brought to life for us here, the back-story helps fill in the details and your rant... well, your rant is well received by me. One can see various creations using the same props, characters, outfits, etc. Some fail (phail?) miserably while others shine in the brightest light. The ones that do fail sometimes are a matter of an 'artist' just plopping things together with little regard to composition, lighting and everything else that goes into this. It may be due to them being new to the medium or it may be due to them not having a snowball's chance of ever getting the hang of it... their images will look the same 5 years from now, unfortunately. I wish people would sometimes be a little more mindful of the 'constructive' part of the criticism, to let me know what works for them and what doesn't in my creations. It's all part of the learning process and helps us to grow, a blanket pasted "amazing" or "fantastic" doesn't give one much feedback. Once again, a unique and creative character you've cobbled together for us, I applaud you. No sign of fail does he see through his lens.
eekdog 7:49PM | Sun, 10 February 2013
that's one freaky sob Arthur, love the wooen plane props and terific scene, and you do super work with whatever you have at your disposal my friend.
mgtcs 11:14PM | Sun, 10 February 2013
Very cool image Arthur, amazing and very different indeed, fantastic work!
ZanderXL 3:15AM | Mon, 11 February 2013
Strikes me as Paths Of Destiny's version of Hepheastus. I like the merging of the "machine" component on him. Very cool. Props, and all that stuff are just tools. Though they are great and their creators should be given credit for their labour, they only come to life when in the hands of an artist. A pencil doesn't draw its own pictures, after all.
vitachick 8:34AM | Mon, 11 February 2013
Love that little guy!! I look at the finished render in whole. Sometimes it's great to see what they used, because I WANT it!! Excellant!!
RodS 10:44PM | Tue, 12 February 2013
It doesn't detract from the image at all, Art... Rather a different direction than the art you usually post, but as always it's well done and very delightful! I think it's great fun, and always a learning experience to push yourself in a different direction than you normally go – I really need to do that a little bit more myself... I like your comments – interesting and quite thought-provoking. Thinking about what you have said here it occurs to me that we artists on this site are a lot like the artists that put together big-budget movies like Avatar or The Hobbit... We take things created by other artists whether it's a poser model, an .obj file found somewhere on the Internet, software applications like Poser, Vue, and/or Photoshop and assemble – or composite – them together to bring a vision in our heads, or an idea were trying to conceptualize into reality. If you've ever watched a documentary on what it takes to put together a movie – especially one with lots of special effects – it's a very similar process. One group of artists will create a 3-D mesh for spaceships, creatures, weapons, or what have you. The meshes will go to another group of artists who will create textures for the objects or creatures. These in turn will go to another group of artists who will create the animations. It takes talented artists at every step of the process to create the final product. And before I ramble on too endlessly, I guess what I'm trying to say is it takes talent at every step of the process to create the images you see here. No matter how wonderfully done each separate piece is, it still takes an eye for composition, color, and lighting – and at times a lot of patience – to bring one's vision to life. And you are definitely one of those talented artists, my friend! To be perfectly honest, when I joined Renderosity little over three years ago, I was extremely hesitant to post any of my artwork after seeing some of the magnificent work here. But I did, and I'm glad I did – I've made a lot of great friends here, and it has helped me grow as an artist; and it still does on a daily basis.
Dreamdesigner 6:49PM | Wed, 13 February 2013
Very successful fantasy character,and your scene is completely superb as usual Arthur(lighting-POV-Pose-expressions...)And you right,Our final renderings are "the result of lot of people. Modelers, texture artists, background artists, light set creators and so on!And of course any hi-quality light,caharacter, mesh or textures would be a great help for us,But at the same time Alex is right too;"A pencil doesn't draw its own pictures, after all!" :-)) We-The rendering/animating artists-are working like the Movie directors,We need Actress and actors,Costumes,props,lights and a complete movie set,But the final result is belongs to us!good or not,We are the ones who put together the ingredients in a cooking dish!Same Hi-quality props could be gives a different results in the hands of different artists!And you are definitely one of those talented artists, my friend!:-))))Keep up the superb work Arthur:-)))))))))))))))
mikeywilliam 10:14PM | Sun, 03 March 2013
Wonderful, like it was straight outta your dreams or something, very vivid. way cool!