Whew, I had to get this done in less than a week and I almost didn't make it as you could see. It should be no surprise that my choice for my own birthday is none other than Daru. I wanted to see her topless again, so all my fans get the benefits as well. :)
Since she's half covered in water, it can be a little difficult to see, but Daru's been given a little bit of a body upgrade. I applied some of the muscle package for V3 to her to give her a little more tone and fix some longstanding problems like practically consave upper arms. It's subtle, but I think it helps make Daru look better than ever. Wait till you see her legs!
The observant have undoutedly noticed a guest star in the background. I wonder what she's doing there.
I plan to put together what Chimera46 calls a "B-side" from this image. I had several different camera angles that I was considering for the image before I got the scenery set up that I ended up not using, but some of them really need to see the light of day.
Thanks for looking and especially those taking the time to leave comments!
Far be it from me to critique an artist, especially on my first post on said artist's site :) But something about her right arm seems... off.
On a side note I'm a big fan of your work. I'm very glad I found this site :) Keep it up.
09/27/2009 12:08 AM
Great pc as allway especially the distortions in the crystal clear Water
Greetings from Cologne, Germany :)
09/27/2009 03:10 AM
all to awesome! great work!
09/27/2009 06:22 AM
Join Date: 12/10/2006 Comments: 31
Topless Daru is never a bad thing :) .I like the way her lekku are resting on her body in this picture. .
I think her arm is fine, its the way muscles deform if the arm is bent in such a way.
09/27/2009 09:02 AM
Join Date: 02/20/2009 Comments: 2
Happy birthday there.
HeHe. I didn't even noticed that Lana was there in the back on the beach the first time I looked.
09/28/2009 12:58 AM
Happy birthday! Fantastic work! Keep up the art!
09/28/2009 07:11 AM
But...aren't WE supposed to give YOU gifts? :P
Lovely picture, though, besides the obvious...good assets in it. It looks highly professional, it's probably up to photographer quality. The sand might not have looked that great in Lana's pic, but here, from far enough away, it looks beautiful...especially with the fauna behind it.
And now that I'm on the topic...those are red flowers. Could it be, that Rena's next? Haven't seen her in quite some time!
And, once again, happy birthday!
09/28/2009 08:19 PM
Join Date: 06/12/2008 Comments: 18
beautiful Blue...and the water too!
Fantastic as always.
1. Daru never needed fixing. :P
2. There's already a new Rena pic... I already called dibs on the next one with Ciel *grins*
and 3. How did you do that water? The only water I've even seen close to that is NERD's Tropical Cove :( which I can't seem to duplicate or take out all but the water.
09/28/2009 11:10 PM
Join Date: 05/12/2006 Comments: 142
Thanks all for the happy birthday wishes!
All the scenery was done in Vue, including the water.
Hremsfeld, did you miss the Rena image that I did about a week ago?
I did promise Sioned01 a Ciel image to thank her for the deviantArt premier subscription she so kindly bought me, so that's up next. :)
It's about to run out though. It's really such a nice service that I think Sioned has gone and got me hooked on it. The flash gallery showcase thing is too nice. Makes me feel like I need to give this place an overhaul...alas any time I'd spend doing that would come out of rendering time!
09/29/2009 01:24 AM
Join Date: 05/22/2006 Comments: 187
Ah, a lovely picture for the fading Summer warmth. Autumn and Winter can't compare in my book.
That water looks superb. It makes me want to jump in and join Daru (and Lana). In fact the whole beach looks great. The sand, the trees, the plants...yeah, when is the next plane out to there? :)
I think Daru's arm looks generally okay. There does appear to be a bump sticking out on the underside of her upper arm but that might be because of the elbow looking different. I am guessing that Ryuraidon2 might be referring to the elbow as it appears to be a little "longer" than normal, if that makes sense. The underside of the arm where the upper arm meets the elbow looks flat and long. It is no "biggie" though, as they say.
So she has a muscle upgrade now, eh? Does that mean she is going to be kicking some ass in a future scene? :-p
09/29/2009 02:23 PM
Join Date: 06/06/2006 Comments: 22
Thanks again and happy birthday from France.
09/30/2009 03:49 PM
Join Date: 06/12/2008 Comments: 18
Yeah I ended up getting myself hooked on it as well. But luckily it's really cheap subs, and sometimes I like to buy prints of my artwork so that helps out a ton as well since I can buy them at base price. They make really excellent surprises when you send the postcards.
10/01/2009 11:17 PM
Join Date: 04/06/2009 Comments: 38
I'm not questioning your abilities as an artist, but I think the refraction was a very poor choice, no offense. Other than that it's a good image.
10/02/2009 10:02 PM
I second the right arm weirdness feeling, and something is really of with the reflection.
Then again you had little time, and daru nude = epic :O
10/07/2009 05:12 AM
Happy *late* Birthday
I would just like to say that with her looking like that I would love to celebrate with her, personally.
I am a new user, btw
12/03/2009 11:46 AM
Join Date: 05/16/2009 Comments: 44
Best Daru picture ever! Keep up the good work, Giolon!