Reconing ~ Rendo Halloween contest entry 2012 by AidanaWillowRaven ()
DAZ|Studio posted on Nov 03, 2012
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I never win contests, but no one can say "If you don't enter you can't win" ... lol
So, I entered. :D
Those that did win totally deserved it. They were my favs, too.
I'm not spooky enough, I don't think. I just don't 'see' that way ... lol. I do love spooky imagery, though.
If you zoom, you can see a lot more detail, but I always hate the 'saved for web' distortion ... lol.
The accompanying description from the contest:
I used DS3 & PS for post.
I like images that can express more than one possible interpretation. My inspiration this year was thinking about the wedding night going really bad.
The main composition took about two days, another for little details, and two more for draping the dynamic fabrics. Render too forever due to a failing hard drive, so I took a week off to fix the computer, then the render took roughly 4 hours at a 3000 scale.
I mentioned a dual interpretation possibility ... Did the hanged figure do something heinous, deserving his fate, maybe something leaving her vulnerable and mournful? Or did a stranger turn her intended wedding night of bliss into a horrid memory by ripping her love from her after consummating their vows?
You decide ...
My last upload ...
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Image Comments (73)
I never enter contest here anymore. I know if you never enter you never win, but winning here is at a very high level. I am afraid it is higher than I can produce. I do not have the talent or the tools to win here, so I enter contests at smaller site where my chances are better. I have not even looked at the contest here since they threw out my entry with one hour left in the contest. I had uploaded the entry more than a week earlier. It was not that good and would have lost anyway, but by the time I saw my entry had been thrown out the time limit to enter had already past. What really pissed me off was the reason it was thrown out was it did not conform to the contest theme. When I looked I found 3 entries from other artist that where similar. I left rendo for about 6 months. I still do not like them and would like to see another site displace them. I like you render. It looked to me that something spooky is stalking out fair maiden. The scare factor is there in that you can not see what is stalking the lady. The problem your render it was subtle and best appreciated full size. It is my guess that there are only a few voters that actual open and look at the render full size. I also suspect the if the scare factor is not easily seen in the thumbnail, many do not even bother to open the render. I do not know who won this year, but if it is like prior years it was not just a straight poser render Usually it is a Z-brush figure that was custom made.
This wonderful image really deserves to be seen full size, it's amazing and spooky enough in my opinion. I never enter contests...the only time I tried on Daz MP, my image was banned !!! yes !!! censored !!! It's the image titled "Nuts" if you want to have a look.
I have never tried a contest with my art. I feel pressured because of the time frame and then get rattled. So I don't bother, anything else I can do under pressure, but not this. The flow of the dress hanging down the side of the altar is so realistic. YOu don't see that much in 3d art. Everything is so stiff. I am very impressed with that. The light glows are a awesome too. Wonderful piece you have created.
You are right : you are not spooky enough for that kind of contest ! You are romantic, and they like gore better than romantism ! But don't worry because you are a very talented artist, and your picture proves it !! There is a lot of work here ! The composition is superb, the lighting is excellent and subtle, the pose of the character and the draping are fine, the watch in her hand is a very goo idea, and the roots running on the wall and the ivy bring a real romantic mood in this well rendered scene ! And the dark thing ( coat?) hanged/hidden in the ivy out of the window brings a subtle sufficient spooky note for me !! A great work !! Bravo !!