Xmas 2003 by Little_Dragon ()
Poser posted on Jan 06, 2004
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My holiday greeting card for the Freefall forum ....
I actually spent more than a year putting this together; I started back in mid-December 2002, but set it aside until I could finish my 3D versions of Sam and Helix. And it's just as well that I waited, because Poser 5 could never have rendered this complex a scene under Win98's memory mismanagement; I upgraded to XP just so I could finish it.
The in-jokes abound in this image. The JATO rocket and duct-tape are a homage to one of Sam's more spectacular misadventures. The reindeer's "name" is actually an Anglicized mangling of her initials, and only a die-hard fan of the comic has a chance of recognizing the reference. Sam's scarf is made from Christmas wrapping paper; he recently lost the original in a tragic bathroom accident, and although Florence crafted a replacement out of duct tape, I thought he needed something more seasonal.
Oh, and I've hidden a dragon silhouette somewhere in the picture; let's see if anyone can find it ....
Florence's holiday dress by plazio
Santa cap from 3-D Arena
Sleigh, toybag, and Odie the Reindeer by DAZ
Winter Wonderland backdrop by Laurie S
Holly decoration by nikitacreed
Penny's glasses by Chemical Brother
Penny's hair by Studio Maya
Minor postwork in Paint Shop Pro
P.C.V. Pharsicle (model spaceship) © Bill Redfern, Freighter Tails
White Pony © S.Kidwell, White Pony Productions
Florence Ambrose, Sam Starfall, and Helix © Mark Stanley, Freefall