2018 New User Showcase - Year in Review

January 2018

Showcased Participants for the January Composition Challenge
 

Oh What A Feeling
For this Showcase we looked at the artist that best created a mood or feeling with their artwork through the use of color.

For those reasons we have selected High Elf to showcase smiley


Wildcard
For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt applied a unique or creative perspective that pushed conventional boundaries.

The New User we felt best showed that this month was Tynkere

Best Example of the Topic
For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt demonstrated the most growth of knowledge on the topic of Composition. We payed special attention to edits that showed an attempt at applying or experimenting with different rules of composition and who we felt ended the challenge with the most rounded/solid understanding of the topic.

The New Users we felt best showcased those things this month were Noswen and daybird




New User - Welcome

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  • DAZ_ann0314DAZ_ann0314 Posts: 2,198
    edited November 2018

    February 2018

    Showcased Participants for the February Lighting Challenge
     

    You Brighten My Day
    For this Showcase we looked at the artist that used the most innovative lighting.

    For those reasons we have selected Wanderer to showcase smiley


    What That in the Shadows!
    For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt used lighting in a way that created unique or interesting shadows.

    The New User we felt best showed that this month was Tynkere

    Visualization is the Destination
    For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt demonstrated out of the box thinking when it comes to lighting

    The New User we felt best showcased those things this month was Chameo


    New User - Welcome

    asums and LaPetiteVerita 

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  • DAZ_ann0314DAZ_ann0314 Posts: 2,198
    edited November 2018

    March 2018

    Showcased Participants for the March Posing Challenge
     

    You Spin Me Right Round
    For this Showcase we looked at the artist who created the most realistic and fluid posing which conveyed motion or movement.

    For those reasons we have selected Wanderer to showcase smiley




    How Did You Do That
    For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt chose and achieved the most bendy, twisty, or difficult pose to attempt to duplicate

    The New User we felt best showed that this month was Night678winG

    This is Life
    For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt created a natural looking everyday type pose

    The New User we felt best showcased those things this month was Mollytabby


    New User - Welcome

    cathan01_6e39852829


    Also this time around we have decided to add an extra Showcase, given to LePetiteVerita as we were all very impressed with the challenge of the selected image as well as the changes to the posing and all the hard work you put into the dancers even though your entry didn't make it in time officially smiley

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  • DAZ_ann0314DAZ_ann0314 Posts: 2,198
    edited January 10

    April 2018

    Showcased Participants for the April Free Month Challenge
     

    Mission Accomplished
    For this Showcase we looked at the artist who we felt utilized all the different skills learned in the previous challenges (Posing, Lighting, and Composition).

    For those reasons we have selected Tynkere to showcase smiley


    You Light Up My Life
    For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt achieved use of lighting that accentuated the overall feel and composition of the image.

    The New User we felt best showed that this month was shaneseymourstudio

    Express Yourself
    For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt created an image that transported you to another world, inspired a certain feeling from their image, or made you reflect on a moment in time.

    The New User we felt best showcased those things this month was Novbre


    New User - Welcome

    dakanamato

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  • DAZ_ann0314DAZ_ann0314 Posts: 2,198
    edited January 10

    May 2018

    Showcased Participants for the May Action and Props Challenge
     

    Watch Out!
    For this Showcase we looked at the artist who we felt demonstrated using action and props to create a sense of danger or urgency.

    For those reasons we have selected dstuffle to showcase smiley


    This is Us
    For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt demonstrated the use of props and action to show a day in someone's everyday life.

    The New User we felt best showed that this month was seegsons

    Velocity
    For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt created an image that made you feel like you were part of the action or movement of the scene..

    The New User we felt best showcased those things this month was Novbre


    New User - Welcome

    Tangled up with Ink

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  • DAZ_ann0314DAZ_ann0314 Posts: 2,198
    edited January 10

    June 2018

    Showcased Participants for the June Environment Challenge
     

    In the Depths
    For this Showcase we looked at the artist who we felt demonstrated using various techniques that added depth or scope to their scene.

    For those reasons we have selected sueya to showcase smiley


    Happy Trees
    For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt showed a full nature scene.

    The New User we felt best showed that this month was LaPetiteVerita

    Lets Get Wild
    For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt created an image that showed people or animals in a natural environment.

    The New User we felt best showcased those things this month was HighElf


    New User - Welcome

    Softimage_Graphic_Artist

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  • Kismet2012Kismet2012 Posts: 3,736
    edited January 10

    July 2018
    Showcased Participants for the July Portrait Rendering Challenge
     

    Picture Perfect

    Given to the person who best portrayed a closeup portrait render.

    For these reasons we have selected shaneseymourstudio to showcase


    Reflection of Me

    Given to the person who created a portrait image that not only showed the person but gave a view in to the subject’s style or life as part of the portrait.

    For these reasons we have selected doctorrealgood to showcase


    Memories

    Given to the person who created a portrait image that conveyed a feeling or moment to be remembered.

    For this reason we have selected wallflower to showcase




    New User - Welcome

    bastion2560

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  • DAZ_ann0314DAZ_ann0314 Posts: 2,198
    edited January 10

    August 2018

    Showcased Participants for the August Free Month Challenge
     

    Hole in One
    For this Showcase we looked at the artist who we felt best portrayed an overall understanding of methods/skills covered in the previous New User Challenges.

    For those reasons we have selected SmR to showcase smiley


    Detailing is Fun
    For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt created an image that was complex and contained many details which added to the story the artwork was telling.

    The New User we felt best showed that this month was Shinji Ikari 9th

    Lost in Emotion
    For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt created an image that encompassed a feeling or emotion and conveyed it well to the viewer.

    The New User we felt best showcased those things this month was Cat_Dancing


    New User - Welcome

    TigerAnne

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  • DAZ_ann0314DAZ_ann0314 Posts: 2,198
    edited January 10

    September 2018

    Showcased Participants for the September Depth of Field Challenge
     

    In Focus
    For this Showcase we looked at the artist who we felt best used Depth of Field in a way that made the artwork almost feel like photography.

    For those reasons we have selected Sun2x to showcase smiley


    What a Stand Out
    For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt created an image that used Depth of Field in a way that made the main subject the focal point and made them "pop"..

    The New User we felt best showed that this month was Hylas

    In the Deep
    For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt created an image that used Depth of Field in a way that made the environment seem vast and sweeping.

    The New User we felt best showcased those things this month was dstuffle


    New User - Welcome

    bubblecloud


    And an Extra Thank You to Fishtales who was so helpful to everyone this past month. THANK YOU! heart

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  • DAZ_ann0314DAZ_ann0314 Posts: 2,198
    edited January 10

    October 2018

    Showcased Participants for the October Atmosphere Challenge
     

    I Put a Spell on You
    For this Showcase we looked at the artist who we felt best used Atmostphere in a way that made the image feel magical or mysterious.

    For those reasons we have selected dstuffle to showcase smiley


    Things That Go Bump in the Night
    For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt created an image that used Atmosphere in a way that made a subject or subjects seem ominous or creepy.

    The New User we felt best showed that this month was Dhivael

    Light Will Defeat the Dark
    For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt created an image that used Depth of Field in a way that made parts of the environment fade into darkness while adding extra punch to items that were in the light

    The New User we felt best showcased those things this month was tycide


    New User - Welcome

    dtrscbrutal

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  • DAZ_ann0314DAZ_ann0314 Posts: 2,198
    edited January 10

    November 2018

    Showcased Participants for the November Materials Challenge


    Realistically Speaking
    For this Showcase we looked at the artist who we felt best changed materials in such a way that it added realism to the image and made it feel very grounded..

    For those reasons we have selected Fisherman_B to showcase smiley


    Everything Must Go
    For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt changed materials in their scene in such a way that it gave things a new look and feel

    The New User we felt best showed that this month was dtrscbrutal

    Born This Way
    For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt changed materials in a way that seemed like it was always that way to begin with and natural in look and feel

    The New User we felt best showcased those things this month was Novbre


    And we also wanted to spotlight TigerAnne as well. While you didn't get your final in quite on time, you did a wonderful job and we were impressed with all the work you put into it.

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  • DAZ_ann0314DAZ_ann0314 Posts: 2,198
    edited January 11

    December 2018

    Showcased Participants for the December Free Month Challenge


    Oh the Stories You Tell
    For this Showcase we looked at the artist who we felt created an image that told a story that evoked emotion from the viewer.

    For those reasons we have selected ariochsnowpaw to showcase smiley

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    Come Together
    For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt created an interesting an complex image that had many layers to the story it told.

    The New User we felt best showed that this month was tycide

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    Holy Smokes
    For this Showcase we took a look at who we felt created an image that caught your attention and transported you into the image.

    The New User we felt best showcased those things this month was testingtesterson35


    New User - Welcome

    Virtualreality42

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  • DAZ_ann0314DAZ_ann0314 Posts: 2,198

    I want to take this opportunity to THANK each and every one of you who has participated in the New User Contest this year. Whether you were spotlighted or not, all of you have grown and produced beautiful work that you should all be very very PROUD of. We have watched each of you progress with awe and appreciation. You all have made choosing the Spotlights this year very difficult in no small part to the hard work, determination, and passion each of you has put into your work. I wanted to take this time to let you all know (every single participant) just how impressed all of us have been. It has been a pleasure getting to know all of you and we hope to see even more fantastic artwork in the year to come.

    Again, from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for making this such a fun and rewarding experience heart

  • DAZ_ann0314DAZ_ann0314 Posts: 2,198

    Also of note, please be sure to come give us your Feedback here: https://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/302041/new-user-challenge-discussion

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