Linwelly's Grove

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  • I love your 'food porn'. I don't like sushi- but it is so pretty! And the champagne glasses- just beautiful!

  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 4,613
    BeeMKay said:

    Ah, okay.

    As for the skullcap, sometimes HD settings in the shaping tab mess with the fitting and cause intersections. You could try looking under invisible settings in the shaping tab if any HD morphs are turned on. Alternately, increasing the size of the cap would work, or not using autofit, but parenting to the head - well, you know the tricks. ;-)

    Good point, I will take a look for that for the next time, Thanks!

  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 4,613

    I love your 'food porn'. I don't like sushi- but it is so pretty! And the champagne glasses- just beautiful!

    Thank you @Summerhorse  I wouldn't eat sushi myself, or only when I would be in Japan seeing it made freschly :D

  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 4,613

    Time for some updates lets begin with this one:

    Its the result a strip I made with the "making of" for my comic Taiduo. If anyone wants to take a look its here : https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/taiduo/extra-6-making-of/viewer?title_no=144542&episode_no=35

    I used my Linwelly avatar to explain about the Dazinations and it went on until I got to this image which I think turned out rather nice (yay! try following your own advice leads to something ...)

    Besides that the Episode 26 is up as well over on webtoons, I'd be happy for people to come and take a look!

    And from last year I still got the Llola Lane Challenge for December to post here:

    Chang'e and Yuyu

    I went all chinese style gaga with floaty and glittery stuff LOL and I snuck one of my rabbits in :D

     

    More personal info will be coming soon, 2019 is a year for some bigger changes in my life ( but good ones, or so I hope), still trying to get my footing into all of that.

    I definitely will have more time for intactions around here, finally touching up with all the threads I lost from sight during the last half year.

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,426

    That was a great little description on making your images!  For some reason I can't log on to webtoon at the moment so I will have ot comment and share another time.

  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 4,613

    I didn't yet post my entry to Llola Lanes monthly challenge

    Confidence and doubt, as I said over there, this seems to be a recurring topic for me that Sometimes I am proud of what I do and believe I can achieve a lot more with my work, but then just around the corner ( as in the case right behind) doubt is lurking waiting for the moment to crush down on me making me move back into the snail house.

    I guess I just have to get out every time it happens again

     

    Now for new stuff I got and other stuff I already have for some time but never used, lots of it still from PA sale and PC anniversary ( I got so many good stuff with the PC for a day deals :D)

    OK Osos ammonites, I just had to get and they are every bit as cool as they look in the promos, kudo to you @Osos3D

    Though I mistreated this one here a bit, squished'em flat it became a nice catch for Binah, who's sporting the new shaved sidedreads, which requires a huge amount of space but they come with loads of nice options.

    I never used the Island house before either, which si a pity its great.

     

    On a different note, from now on the images I will upload here and as well over on dA won't be as large and as high in resolution as I make them.  I had several situations of copiright infringements lately. I'd loathe to cover my images with watermarks...

    Maybe as a word of warning to others as well they took my Froggy here from the DAZ gallery meh!

     

  • mori_mannmori_mann Posts: 1,108

    Sorry to hear someone thought it was a good idea to get their grubby paws on some of your images :( 

    Never happened to me, but it is why I only upload small size and often use 'watermarks'. I know my stuff isn't good or interesting enough to steal, but I am very possessive about it.

  • Sven DullahSven Dullah Posts: 4,868
    Linwelly said:

    I didn't yet post my entry to Llola Lanes monthly challenge

    Confidence and doubt, as I said over there, this seems to be a recurring topic for me that Sometimes I am proud of what I do and believe I can achieve a lot more with my work, but then just around the corner ( as in the case right behind) doubt is lurking waiting for the moment to crush down on me making me move back into the snail house.

    Very nice:) And I can relate to what you say, not so much with teh renders I make, since it's purely recreational, don't consider myself an artist, but with what I do for a living (music producer and composer, musician), everytime I release some new material I get that feeling, but have learned to live with it and have faith in myself, and if nobody likes it...that's fine, atleast I had fun doing it:D

    Linwelly said:

    I guess I just have to get out every time it happens again

    That's what I do:)

    Linwelly said:

     

    Now for new stuff I got and other stuff I already have for some time but never used, lots of it still from PA sale and PC anniversary ( I got so many good stuff with the PC for a day deals :D)

    OK Osos ammonites, I just had to get and they are every bit as cool as they look in the promos, kudo to you @Osos3D

    Though I mistreated this one here a bit, squished'em flat it became a nice catch for Binah, who's sporting the new shaved sidedreads, which requires a huge amount of space but they come with loads of nice options.

    I never used the Island house before either, which si a pity its great.

    Gorgeous render, really love everything about it!

    Linwelly said:

     

    On a different note, from now on the images I will upload here and as well over on dA won't be as large and as high in resolution as I make them.  I had several situations of copiright infringements lately. I'd loathe to cover my images with watermarks...

    Maybe as a word of warning to others as well they took my Froggy here from the DAZ gallery meh!

    Sorry to hear that! I've also had that happen to me in the music business, and it really hurts;(

     

  • TynkereTynkere Posts: 575
    Linwelly said:

    Confidence and doubt, as I said over there, this seems to be a recurring topic for me that Sometimes I am proud of what I do and believe I can achieve a lot more with my work, but then just around the corner ( as in the case right behind) doubt is lurking waiting for the moment to crush down on me making me move back into the snail house.

    I guess I just have to get out every time it happens again

     

    Coming from you that's saying something.  You've always struck me as very meticulous in your work and it shows.  I hesitate to even comment at topics like yours where-- at a certain level-- I will need another 5 - 10 years experience!  Maybe moments of doubt is what keeps us humble and makes us human? 

    Sorry if sound too serious or philosophical.  blush

    On a different note, from now on the images I will upload here and as well over on dA won't be as large and as high in resolution as I make them.  I had several situations of copiright infringements lately. I'd loathe to cover my images with watermarks...

    Maybe as a word of warning to others as well they took my Froggy here from the DAZ gallery meh!

     

    Sorry that happened.  Theft like that is the mark of a craven, hollow individuals who are pathetic in my opinion.  On the bright side though (if there is one) your images are at a level where they are worth stealing?  Thieves don't steal things that are mundane, or in the States, we might say "a dime a dozen."

    Full circle then.  The quality of your work is very intimidating!  It's also inspiring.  "I want to be able to do that!"

    If never got around to it, thanks for your help at New Users.  You made a very good teacher and editor to push me. :)

    Best wishes 

    --Bruce

  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 4,613

    Thanks a lot both of you! Your words mean a lot to me.

    Maybe I feel so strongly this way at the moment because I'm about to turn this into my job, quit my dayjob end of last year and try to be a pro from now on. As I never really learned the trade (I'm a trained biologist) and kind of a late bloomer, there is often that nagging feeling of not being good anough to compare to the pros who learned it.

    But that is what I want to do and now is the best time for trying I will ever have. I wanted to quit the other job anyway so before I get to the mill to work something else I don't really want here I am. I hope I succeed, but if not it won't be a desaster.

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,426

    I think we all struggle with doubt. People say such nice things about my work but in the back of my mind I'm thinking Maybe they are just being nice....Its funny this topic has come up because I've realized that my fear of failure and my doubt have definitely been holding me back from things I want to do.  I have been working on believing what people say about my work and also on putting myself out there.  I almost turned down the opportunity to do that webinar, out of fear.  When I chose to do it anyway, it was a huge turning point for me, not just as far as my art goes but my life as well.  The fear still creeps in, but now, I can remind myself that its not the truth. 

    And your work is quite good!  

    Theives unfortunately will always be around, all we can do is the best we can to slow them down.

  • I realize I'm a stranger offering advice out of the blue, but I'll share advice given to me after I gave up on art to have a secure career way back when and have only recently taken it up again after a long time away:

    Practice a little patience. ... every day you will improve, just by doing. Find a Support Group You Trust (You seem to have fans here for a start)

    Think of your art as a journey, not a destination. ... (see above) Focus on the proccess not the failures.

    Always be learning. ... Self-confidence comes when you prove to yourself that you can do it.

    Don't compare your art. ...You have an original style, you don't have a need to perfect someone else's style. Understand you are the expert of your art, and be authentic. Compare yourself to yourself. 

    Don't give up. Remember, reaching confidence is a lifelong process

    Apologies for interjecting uninvited. 

  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 4,613

    Something for the year of the Pig! I'm a piggy as well :D

  • BeeMKayBeeMKay Posts: 6,727

    A very cute piggy-pic! It looks very happy to have such nice flower paintings on it! smiley

    (And "Happy Birthday" to all pig-year-persons!)

     

  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 4,613
    edited February 2019

    Thanks a lot Bee, those flowers  are my awesome hand drawing skills LOL. I'm one of the piggies by the way as is my son :D

     

    Ok I've been experimenting a bit more intense with post work lately and here is one I wanted to show. I chose one which is rather boring in the original version and while its still not a masterpiece I'm pretty happy with the result. still thinking of adding some sparklies or fairy dust stuff though.

    original:

    and postworked:

     

    By the way, I just rerendered an older 3delight image where I made some minor changes on the pose, rendered it at high quality... took only roughly 30 hours.

    Huh what!

     

    Aslan_Dancer.png
    1414 x 2000 - 5M
    Dancer.png
    1414 x 2000 - 3M
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  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 4,613

    A little different from the one I showed in the Book cover thread, Custom character (lots of Emi in it) with nyaray skin, which is such a wonderful skin I finally got to use :D

    Setting is Stonemasons Streets of Morocco

  • BeeMKayBeeMKay Posts: 6,727

    She looks fantastic, well done!

  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 4,613
    BeeMKay said:

    She looks fantastic, well done!

    Thanks a lot Bee!

    And I finally have my first book covers up for sale, have a look here if you like

    https://thebookcoverdesigner.com/designers/linwelly-illustration/

  • Very nice and congratulations. Here's to quick sales! :)

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,426

    Congrats on the book covers!  I have mine up there as well, although I really need to spend a bit mroe time making more.  Good luck!

    Really like the portrait, and the postwork is lovely!

  • TynkereTynkere Posts: 575
    edited February 2019
    Linwelly said:

    A little different from the one I showed in the Book cover thread, Custom character (lots of Emi in it) with nyaray skin, which is such a wonderful skin I finally got to use :D

    Setting is Stonemasons Streets of Morocco

    Best wishes on book covers.  I draw cartoons, illustrations & satire but was always too chicken to try for publication.  Math might be stuffy, but it’s a safe job.  You’re braver than I am!

    Really just checking in because render-- esp her eyes-- reminds me of award winning photo of Afghan girl on cover of National Geographic.  She had striking green eyes that we just don’t see in the states.  Your render has that same ‘makes you look twice’ quality about it.  : )

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  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 4,613
    Tynkere said:
    Linwelly said:

    A little different from the one I showed in the Book cover thread, Custom character (lots of Emi in it) with nyaray skin, which is such a wonderful skin I finally got to use :D

    Setting is Stonemasons Streets of Morocco

    Best wishes on book covers.  I draw cartoons, illustrations & satire but was always too chicken to try for publication.  Math might be stuffy, but it’s a safe job.  You’re braver than I am!

    Really just checking in because render-- esp her eyes-- reminds me of award winning photo of Afghan girl on cover of National Geographic.  She had striking green eyes that we just don’t see in the states.  Your render has that same ‘makes you look twice’ quality about it.  : )

    Thanks a lot Tynkere, if I could still make money with what I once learned (Biology) I would, but having kids in Germany still puts a woman on a dead end jobwise. On the other hand I'm in the lucky position to experiment a bit without risking too much. Still got to make money with it though, but you never know when you never try.

    I know the photo, and it always impressed me, I've tried to catch that feeling for the image and the reactions (mostly over at dA) tell me that it worked. But honestly a lot is due to that wonderful skin which is so natural with so many details, it makes it much easier to get this close to photoreal.

  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 4,613

    I had a little fun with SOF1A, render is much too grainy, will have to rerender for a longer time

    she's fun futuristic and unconventional

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,426
    Linwelly said:

    I had a little fun with SOF1A, render is much too grainy, will have to rerender for a longer time

    she's fun futuristic and unconventional

    I actuallly like the grain in this it kind of adds a grittiness to the scene that works.

  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 4,613

    Thanks @IceDragonArt  I know what you mean, this time it turned out rather ok because the grittiness was not so easy to see on the main figure, so that works.

     

    On a different topic, I just found out, that I totally forgot about the visual narrative webinar on Sunday.. that what you get for being sick for over two weeks.. meh, stupid cough doesn't go away

    Such a pity.. I hope you had fun, everyone who was there

  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 4,613
    edited February 2019

    Ha, Jepe was really fast with his new bodyhair, and I'm loving it, especially since he made it for the g3 males as well. I made Ahmad from Darwin showing off, I think he pulls it off nicely :D

    I think this is the first ever male pinup I made...

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  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 4,613
    edited March 2019

    I finally got the dog.. yeah I know I'm late had to play around a little just the basics and Tottes shoeboxes :D

     

    thers shoes have never been used, so they're totally boring for the dog ;)

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  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 4,613

    And by the way have a look at this month freebie challenge:

     

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,592

    quite a contrast with page 1 to page 38, Your art is coming along nicely

  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 4,613
    Szark said:

    quite a contrast with page 1 to page 38, Your art is coming along nicely

    Thank you Szark, I guess there is some differences LOL, though I'd say the most embarassing ones are somewhere on page 5 to 10.

    I guess I learned a thing or two from the folks around here :D

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