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Journal Entry: Fri Jun 27, 2014, 12:07 AM
"“Scenery is fine - but human nature is finer.”
~ John Keats"

SInce it's been a reeeeeeally long time, I thought I'd update my journal.  I've been going back over my gallery, looking at strengths/weaknesses, etc.; but I'm also looking at my own particular style.  I've come to the conclusion that I enjoy character studies.  The "stories" in my images are more biographical than narrative.  But I like that.  While they're technically less involved than action scenes or multi-character images with highly complex backgrounds, I find beauty in the simple portrait.  With summer here, I've taken on a purely fun project.  Some people I made an online connection with are making an RPG (D&D/Pathfinder) setting and were looking for an artist to generate NPC images.  I'm not working for commission, just for fun.  Less stress, more flexibility, and the chance to immerse myself in what I think I do best.  Makes me happy!!

Another change is on my horizon, and a good one.  I'm finally able to settle in with my fiance and my family and slowly step away from being the lone adult in my house.  An extra income means I can work part time, and I've found a wonderful position coordinating and teaching k-12 engineering outreach educational opportunities for a large university.  I'll be working with wonderful people in a low-stress environment and doing something I love.  I'll have more time for the kids and even some spare time to bring in income making 3D content again.  

All in all, I'm looking forward to the summer, with a bright fall creeping into view.

And now some awesome art!  I've chosen to highlight a few of the Bald Wizards this time.  I hope you enjoy their creativity and humor as much as I do!

Featured Artist: : lucia45

:iconlucia45: has amazed me with her wonderful creativity, month after month in the RRRR (Random Runtime Roulette Renders) contests in the DAZ3D forums.  Her dry humor is expressed with works that are technically well executed, and bursting with details and colors.  I was delighted to find her deviantArt page.  She also has some lovely portraits and wonderful work with FilterForge. Here are a few of my favorites:
Sir Mandrake by lucia45

The puffy pants picture is my favorite RRRR image ever.  I giggle every single time I see it!

Prince Edwin and the Beavers' Compaint by lucia45 The Giant's Latest Trick by lucia45 Autumn Afternoons by lucia45 Coast Guard Serenade by lucia45 Adrianna by lucia45 Dirk by lucia45 Marcel by lucia45 rhino chase by lucia45 Giants on the Skyway by lucia45 Interplanetary Fashion Show by lucia45

Featured Artist: : 4EYesRoleplaying

:icon4eyesroleplaying: Is the guy who keeps the RRRR contests running!  While he only has a few dA pictures, I absolutely must share them.  Totte's talents aren't simply limited to art, he also writes modules for D&D in his spare time! Here are the contents of his library!</p>

Mayday Mayday - we're under attack! by 4EYesRoleplaying  Last train out by 4EYesRoleplaying  GoGirl by 4EYesRoleplaying The House That Jack Built by 4EYesRoleplaying

Featured Artist: : Jaderail

:iconjaderail: Is both a Bald Wizard, but also an admin on the Daz forums and a very nice guy to boot!  He has an amazing array of talents and an awesome gallery.  Have a look!

Jaderail by Jaderail  Alone by Jaderail  A Nice Walk by Jaderail Zebra? by Jaderail  Fire Fight by Jaderail  Something Wicked... by Jaderail Watching... by Jaderail  Following the Prey by Jaderail  A FireLight by Jaderail  They shall not be Disturbed by Jaderail

Stamp: I Heart Coffee by sugar-lust Dark Starbucks Stamp by l8 Poser Addict Stamp by taterbug Poser Pro Stamp by MythArcana Woman that knows by Claire-stamps
Authentic Cheesehead Stamp by Goku-san Packers Stamp by Jamaal10 Logo: Ford Mustang by TheStampKing Muscle mustang 2 by DeviantSith Incredible Parts by animedevildog
Stamp: 44th US President by FantasyStockAvatars Democrat stamp. by slipzen-stamp Autism Awareness Stamp II by RetroZombie Autism Stamp by theestephasaurusrex Autism Speaks Stamp by karibous-boutique
Homophobia is Gay - Stamp by padfootsmyhero Gay Rights Stamp by ashleyspurlin Human Rights Campaign Stamp by karibous-boutique Magic Missile by Trivia-Master NERD Stamp by Kojima2087
Newtoanian Physics Stamp by Emberpelt Science by emptyidentityentity Science Fancy by karibous-boutique I heart Pearl Jam -Stamp- by V1chy Big Block of Cheese Day by StegeKay
Intel Core i7 Stamp by karibous-boutique Jesus Saves by Persnicketese Hello, my name is.. by cfryant Mental Illness Stamp by funlakota Life needs... by Ishdakitty
Stargate SG1 Farewell Stamp by Trounced Stargate - Jack's Pants by karibous-boutique Ba'al stamp by Baal-Fan The Art of Stargate Stamp by The-Art-of-Stargate Farscape Stamp ::2:: by Golubaja

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I may be soft in your palm but I'll soon grow
Hungry for a fight, and I will not let you win.
My pretty mouth will frame the phrases that will
Disprove your faith in man.
So if you catch me trying to find my way into your
Heart from under your skin...
Fast as you can, baby scratch me out, free yourself
Fast as you can...

-Fiona Apple

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Personal Quote: Curse you, Perry the Platypus!!!




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mustakettu85 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Believe it or not, there _is_ GI caching in 3Delight now =) I found it soon after we spoke about point-based GI in that DAZ3D thread... check this out:…
CarnalClown Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really appreciate your Autism stamps. They help me cope and hope <3 My son is textbook Autistic too and sometimes I struggle to explain his behavior in public when people stare at him or my hubby and I. We try not to give him the Autism label because we're afraid of what it could do to him psychologically. But I have no problem in letting people know that my boy is special and precious. Sometimes I feel that I'm "giving an excuse" label of Autism in public, but the diagnosis is there and so why should it be an excuse when its the truth. I'm conflicted...but hopeful that he will not let his label affect his development. <3
lucia45 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the Featured Artist thing, Karen, and for the:+fav:s and  :+devwatch:!:heart:
karibous-boutique Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome!  Can't wait to see what you create next -- and congrats on the GRAND PRIZE WIN this month!  Well deserved!
lucia45 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I love the RRRR!
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