It's not art ! It's just my stupid pictures, and even more stupid stories...

3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 1,315
edited November 2017 in Art Studio

I know the whole 'but is it art?' thing has been done to death many times over on this and other forums so let's forget about that. My own view is this: if you think that what you're doing is art, then it's art. Except when it isn't.

I did good art when I was a toddler 5¾ - I'm reserving this post for the best art I ever did, assuming that I ever find it again.

(space reserved for a photo/scan of my crayon picture of the first moon landing, complete with command module, lunar module, space monsters, and cowboys with giant springs in their boots)

(I think the title, written on the page by the artist, was something like "the space men are all redde walking on the moon")

Found it... sadcrying

I'm SO disappointed that I want to cry ! Where are the space monsters ? Where are the cowboys with giant springs in their boots ?

The rest of this thread will be all downhill - mostly old renders originally posted over at RDNA. I don't do art now, just stupid pictures. And I have this overwhelming urge to inflict them on other people... ;o)

 

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 1,315
    edited November 2017

    This second post is just a corral for various pictures I need on these 'ere DAZ forums. Don't worry - the stupid pictures will follow soon (if you're a glutton for punishment and just can't wait then see the Pointless Prizeless Challenge #87: Render A Ridiculous RPG Character thread in the Art Studio forum for some pre-rendered stupid* pictures).

    This is just a temporary holding ground for some links to old freebie challenges (after Googling I found that most threads from May2013 on are linked from the DAZ or DAZ-sponsored render contests thread)

    May 2012 - Feel the Romance
    Jun 2012 - Summer Fun And Pinups (the 5th annual June Freebie Challenge)
    Jul 2012 - Heroes, Heroines and 3D Graphics
    Aug 2012 - For my Summer Vacation I Went To
    Sep 2012 - I've become addicted to TV
    Oct 2012 - 5th annual monster mash halloween bash
    Nov 2012 - Lest We Forget
    Dec 2012 - Winter wonderland

    Jan 2013 - Come one, Come all, Roll Up Roll Up Roll Up, it's Jade and Cho's Dog and Pony Show
    Feb 2013 - What's Love Got To Do With It?
    Mar 2013 - March Madness Mix-Up
    Apr 2013 - RealPeople    
    May 2013 - Yesterday's Future     
    Jun 2013 - Summer Fun and Pinups
    Jul 2013 - Summer Gardens
    Aug 2013 - Handicapped? ...Not!
    Sep 2013 - Boys of Summer and their hot wheels (plus a First-Week-In-September (Unofficial) Freebie Mini-Challenge)
    Oct 2013 - 6th annual Monster Mash Halloween Bash
    Nov 2013 - The most dangerous game
    Dec 2013 - Winter Wonderland (the 5th annual “December Winter Wonderland” contest/challenge)

    Jan 2014 - Chinese New Year
    Feb 2014 - Steampunk
    Mar 2014 - Just Like the Grownups
    Apr 2014 - Cyberpunk 
    May 2014 - Motherly Madness
    Jun 2014 - Summer fun and pinups
    Jul 2014 - Punk
    Aug 2014 -Get Out and Play!
    Sep 2014 - Texting nightmares
    Oct 2014 - 7th annual Monster Mash Halloween Bash
    Nov 2014 - Memories
    Dec 2014 - Winter wonderland

    Jan 2015 - EllyMae Clampett Tribute
    Feb 2015 - What are your dreams made of
    Mar 2015 - Baby you can drive my car
    Apr 2015 - April Foolishness and Other General Silliness
    May 2015 - Health and Fitness
    Jun 2015 - Thank You For The Music
    Jul 2015 - Summer Fun and Pinups
    Aug 2015 - Picnics
    Sep 2015 - September and The Leaves Are Turning

    *With the adjective 'stupid' I'm referring specifically to the pictures that I did for that thread. A few other people have posted pictures there. Pictures posted by other people may well be art.

     

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  • Overheating

    Three for the price of one, a series called 'Overheating'. Individual pictures cleverly entitled 'Overheating', 'Overheating II' and Overheating III'

     

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  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 10,173
    edited November 2017

    Looking forward to more stupid lol.  The real question isn't wether its art or not, its do you enjoy doing it.

    I am quite enjoying your Ridiculous RPG Character thread, I just haven't had much time to participate.

    I quite like the progression of the overheating series.

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  • I don't do art. I dabble ;) So feel free to label my contributions to the RPG Character thread silly images.
     

  • mori_mann said:

    I don't do art. I dabble ;) So feel free to label my contributions to the RPG Character thread silly images.

    Ah, but dabbling is as dabbling does, and many a mickle makes a muckle...

    Those folks in them olden days were very wise, with their wise sayings for every occasion

  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 1,315
    edited November 2017
    Looking forward to more stupid lol.

    Really ?  :o)

    The real question isn't wether its art or not, its do you enjoy doing it.

    Indeed !

    I am quite enjoying your Ridiculous RPG Character thread, I just haven't had much time to participate.

    I'm hoping that a few other people will lose their inhibitions and post pictures of stupid characters over there

    I quite like the progression of the overheating series.

    Andy* doesn't like them, and he swore he'd get his revenge - that's reminded me of a stupid picture I never completed. Maybe it's time to try to finish it?

    *Milkman Andy, the Poser mannequin figure who's the victim of my little melting joke

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 1,315
    edited November 2017

    Dragonslayer

    I've always been amused by those ridiculously large swords...

    (if any ex-RDNA-ers are looking in you might recognise this and other pictures)

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  • Sven DullahSven Dullah Posts: 1,181

    Dragonslayer

    I've always been amused by those ridiculously large swords...

    Thanks 3dcheapskate, that one made my day!!!

     

  • LMAO - I love it!

  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 3,218

    Dragonslayer

    I've always been amused by those ridiculously large swords...

    (if any ex-RDNA-ers are looking in you might recognise this and other pictures)

    Lol this should be remebered by some RPG players and the depiction of their characters. where did you even get the styropor transport boy for that ?

  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 1,315
    edited November 2017
    Linwelly said:
    ...where did you even get the styropor transport boy for that ?

    That was a quick bit of DIY - deleted half of the sword mesh, inverted the normals, extruded the newly exposed edges a couple of times and made the box shape from those. The styrofoam effect was a really simple DIY shader using a cellular node/brick.

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 1,315
    edited November 2017

    Ready For Action

    "There's no point in going into one of your tantrums, Thorin! You should have been more specific when you said 'Let's get geared up for action and meet back here'...."

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  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 10,173
    Linwelly said:

    Dragonslayer

    I've always been amused by those ridiculously large swords...

    (if any ex-RDNA-ers are looking in you might recognise this and other pictures)

    Lol this should be remebered by some RPG players and the depiction of their characters. where did you even get the styropor transport boy for that ?

    LOVE this lol

  • ChameoChameo Posts: 294

    Dragonslayer

    I've always been amused by those ridiculously large swords...

    (if any ex-RDNA-ers are looking in you might recognise this and other pictures)

    LOL! Love this! I used to take a lot of grief on text RPGs because my characters insisted on using daggers, dirks and other reasonably sized (and easily hidden) weapons.

  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 1,315
    edited January 13

    No title necessary for this one...

    ...the blue eyed, coffin dragging, gunslinging pachydermof course.

    You really need the music to go with this - from the original 1966 Django - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_OiUURbYlQ

    (or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wNOLXBNNSQ if you prefer the original original. Argue about whether it's really the original original somewhere else please!  ;o) )

    "Djumbo, have you always been alone ? Djumbo, have you never loved again ? ..."

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 1,315
    edited November 2017

    The Usual Suspects

     

    No, I don't have anything that'd pass for a werewolf - so I used the DAZ Big Bad Wolf.

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 1,315
    edited November 2017

    The Truth Is Out There

    Yes, most UFOs are actually silver-bodypainted gnomes fired from catapults !

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 1,315
    edited November 2017

    Our Cupboard !

    It's OURS ! We found it first ! Go and find your own!

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  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 10,173

    Our Cupboard !

    It's OURS ! We found it first ! Go and find your own!

    This is creepy as he**

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 10,173

    The Usual Suspects

     

    No, I don't have anything that'd pass for a werewolf - so I used the DAZ Big Bad Wolf.

    This one made me laugh!  Great idea!

  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 1,315
    edited November 2017

    Thank you !

    A lot of these (but not all) are things that I only posted at RDNA for the monthly challenges. I thought I'd lost them, but found backups a few weeks ago. This next picture is from the very last RDNA challenge "Fairytales Gone Horribly Wrong". The picture was really an afterthought - the story came first

    The Horror You Didn't Know

        ...and as the huntsman raised his axe Snow White fell to her knees sobbing.
        He hesitated.
        "Oh, dear huntsman, please don't kill me!" she begged, "Let me live. I will run into the forest and never come back!"
        A sigh passed his lips, "I would spare you if I could dear Princess, but the queen demands evidence that I have fulfilled my task."
        She let out a little gasp.
        "Evidence? Ah, I see...", and taking a delicate pair of scissors from her manicure set, she cut off a lock of her hair. With a hopeful, but worried smile she offered it to the huntsman.
        Even as he shook his head tears began to well in the hunstman's eyes. How could he kill this poor, naive little creature?
        "I'm afraid that the queen demands more."
        "More!" gasped Snow White in shock. "Not, not my... my hairbands!!"
        "No, not your hairbands", replied the huntsman. And he drew his hand across his throat in a grim gesture.
        She reached for her throat in terror, clutching at , "Not my cape! I'm only permitted to take that off in the privacy of my own room!"
        "It is neither mere keepsakes nor garments that your stepmother requires. She wishes to dine on your lungs and liver!"
        Snow White blanched in horror (which is quite a feat for a girl with Snow White skin). It looked as if she was going to vomit, and the huntsman took a half step backwards.
        "Yuk! That's disgusting!" she cried, "That would taste really horrible!", and despite her best efforts to maintain the decorum of a princess she started retching.
        After a few minutes she started taking deep breaths and gradually regained her composure. Being a princess she apologized to the huntsman for her behaviour, and then a puzzled expression appeared on her face.
        "Not my head?" she queried, "Just the icky bits from inside my belly?"
        "Errr... yes..." replied the huntsman.
        She giggled. This was definitely not the reaction that the huntsman had expected.
        "Silly bitch!" whispered Snow White under her breath, and she giggled again. Seeing the confused look on the huntsman's face, she explained.
        "She wouldn't be able to tell the difference if you were to take the innards of a wild beast to show her, would she?"
        "Errr... no, she wouldn't."
        Snow White was already casting her gaze around, and suddenly a huge smile crossed her face.
        "Perfect timing," she cried, "look, it's Bambi's mum* !"
        ...


    *Editorial note: Some of you will undoubtedly be thinking, "No, no, it was a boar's lungs and liver that the hunter took to the queen". You'd be absolutely correct. But personally I would argue that the pathos, disbelief, horror, and outrage associated with the onscreen slaying of Bambi's mother had more impact than the offscreen slaughter of Babe's parents...

     

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 1,315
    edited November 2017

    The Mis-Spelt Knight

     

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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 18,109

    Our Cupboard is wonderful! The lighting is creepy, the characters full of personality- everything comes together just right!  The Usual Suspects is quite fun too. 

  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 1,315
    edited November 2017

    Thanks! Although my own personal favourites (out of all the pictures I've ever done) change daily I think that Our Cupboard is usually near the top. The original idea was a single sad-looking puppet in a glass-fronted cabinet cupboard - I'd found some great V4 puppet/mime poses (RDNA freebies by Island Girl I think - still free as IGD_Pantomime here at DAZ) and was just playing. But there were two poses I really liked, so I added a second puppet - and the way he was looking at the camera over his left shoulder just demanded the clown makeup (RDNA MortemVetus freebie, Thr3e, 4our, KillJoy, and/or Rot - still available free on MV site ). And then I remembered that kids' game called sardines, and a totally unrelated conversation with a friend reminded me how unusual empty cupboards are (do you have any empty cupboards in your house?)

    Putting stuff in a cupboard claims ownership !

    And I also realized that if your house is plagued with goblins then the best way to catch them is with an empty cupboard!

    (My world is so much more fun to live in than the real world...)

     

    P.S. Big thank you to everybody who's posted comments so far (IceDragonArt, mori_mann, Sven Dullah, Worlds_Edge, Linwelly, Chameo, Novica - I think that's everybody ?) I've read (and appreciate) them all, even if I haven't responded directly.

    P.P.S. You do realize, don't you, that by posting comments you're only encouraging me to post more stupid pictures ? I've probably got a fortnights worth of them lined up, one a day...  wink

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  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 1,315
    edited November 2017

    ...and in fact I'm so encouraged by the fact that this thread isn't being totally ignored that today, as a sort of a bonus (or punishment?), I'm uploading a second old-render-I-once-did-for-RDNA...

    The Kiss

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  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 3,218

    Nice one there, I like the greyscale and the metallic effect on those creatures, and then they say don't judge the kiss by the lover...

  • Sven DullahSven Dullah Posts: 1,181

    ...and in fact I'm so encouraged by the fact that this thread isn't being totally ignored that today, as a sort of a bonus (or punishment?)

    Hehe, I very much like your idea of punishment so just keep'em coming!

    And that cupboard pic is really spot onyes

     

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 10,173

    haha I bet the makers of Alien VS Predator did not have that particular concept in mind.  Nicely done!

  • ChameoChameo Posts: 294

    As a Tarot buff, you have no idea how much I appreciate your Mis-spelt knight! Also, the cupboard is much less creepy when you think of it as goblin kids playing sardines. And the fact that I think that is... probably creepy in and of itself.

  • 3dcheapskate3dcheapskate Posts: 1,315
    edited November 2017

    The Mis-Spelt knight was my first entry for an RDNA tarot challenge. Three more entries for that challenge are already lined upamongst my fortnights-worth of stoopid pikchuz (although the Mis-Spelt Knight was my only one that tried to copy the look of the classic Rider-Waite deck) .

    (There's also a fifth which I didn't think was particularly stupid so it's not in my 'stoopid box'... but looking at it again...)

    Ten Of Swords

     

    Still to come: my takes on the King of Pentacles, Eight of Wands, and the Hanged man.You can probably make a good guess as to theme of the King, but unless you saw the pictures already Idoubt you'll guess what the 8 and Hanged Man are. (clue: only two of these remaining 3 cards have tentacles in them)

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