Ode to Failed Renders by chimera46 ()
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Here is a collection of a few of the "failed" renders I've produced over the past few months.
In some cases I've gone on to make a good set from it. For example, the last image became "Orion Investments".
In other cases I used the original idea and ended up starting again from scratch. For instance, for the first image I intended to have her stare down some big monster, which later became the premise for "Hutt Labour Relations".
In the rest I just got frustrated with and ended up abandoning the set. Where you see the black bars cutting off the image is where I stopped it mid render.
I post this compilation not so much for all of you, but more for my own sanity. The month of January has been seen problem after problem arise for both me and my family. The job I was suppose to start last month fell through and I've had to start my job search from scratch. The good news is that now there seems to be many more (and better) opportunities in my field than there were in the fall.
So, I made this compilation to remind myself that it's not about how many times you fall, it's about how many times you get back up again.
[Thanks for tuning in]
Image Comments (50)
Boy do I know the feeling, both in the getting up again and also in the failed renders. I have several that I started and just never went anywhere with. I hope things do turn around for you. I do believe that stick-to-itness does pay off. It is the person who easily gives up and throws in the towel when things don't go they way they plan that never come to realize their dreams.
Ugh, sorry to hear about the job fallthrough, but I think you can take the metaphor of your image to heart- what may seem like a failure at the time may just be another step toward the real goal- and maybe that goal is even greater than the sum of what you put into it. The final compilation gives me the idea that you could use the best of these in a sci-fi pinup girl calendar.
If you were to apply extreme Photoshop filters to each of them, individually making more obscured images will also resurrect failed renders. I've always held that no artist ever set out to paint clowns but rather they were salvaged failed portraits. (At least for me)