For my birthday, I bought myself a new computer and I’m having so much fun with it. Minus a small error from the company (forgotten hard drive). I pulled up the programs I haven’t been using in a while and decided to work up another picture. Kaia is an old character that I use to roleplay (like so many of my images). She was an ancient old sorceress hoping to be reborn into the new world after cursing the man who killed her.
I am beginning a much needed four day weekend. I thought I’d start it out right by finishing a few pieces and started with this one. No special story to go with it, I’m kind of not in the creative writing mood, but I’m pretty happy with this one. I’m thinking of doing a few more renders with this character (will see if I actually carry said renders to the completion line). I’m also seemingly in a monotone mood. Probably because we’ve been grey and dusky every single evening this week?
And, yes, I finished it. I’m actually really happy with this piece and that it finally captured what I had in my head.
So, a few facts, the main part of this image is composed and rendered in Daz|Studio using Iray. And then I photoshopped the rest (background, a few effects, color blend changes, etc). This also has become my first uploaded piece at my new DeviantART profile.
Yes, I finished my first image for the year (technically my second, I’m not actually satsified with the actual ‘first image’ that I’ve made).
And yes, I used it as the header image for the theme. Decided to make Twenty Sixteen work for me this year. I long for a traditional blog look I guess, and managed to pull it off a bit after finding some cheat codes to remove some of the (imho) uglier design elements. I keep mocking up things in photoshop, but I just lack the skills to rip it apart and put it into code anymore. Maybe more of a lack the patience. I was reading an article about the progression of the default wordpress themes. The first theme’s CSS file had approximately 150 lines of code. Today’s CSS file? Has nearly 3,000 lines of code or more. It’s kind of an eye opener how much more complicated web design has become.
So rusty. I’m not really that satisfied with this image, so it probably will only appear here. I love my laptop, I do, but it just does not have the power that my desktop holds. Which, hopefully in the next week or so, I’ll be able to set that up once I find my cords. Which are buried in a box in storage. In a box I haven’t discovered yet (ha!).