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Contrast by karibous-boutique
"Because you don't notice the light without a bit of shadow. Everything has both dark and light. You have to play with it till you get it exactly right."
~Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty

Rendered in DS 4.9 (Iray), featuring the INCREDIBLE "Monochrome Iray" lighting system by Colm Jackson, available at DAZ3D:

Did this one as part of my promotional work with SympaticoStudio

All resources used in the production of this work are owned by, created by, or licensed to me for personal and commercial use. They include: GDN Erika for Genesis 3 Female (Godin), Chic Hair for Genesis 3 Female(s)(goldtassel), Corset Dress Outfit for Genesis 3 Female(s)(Nikisatez, Shox-Design), DG Iray Sequins and Scales (DestinysGarden), SV's Glitz Jewels Necklace (Sveva), and SV's Glitz Jewels (Sveva)
The Annoyingly Cheerful Coworker by karibous-boutique
The Annoyingly Cheerful Coworker
Murphy's Law: The harder you try to keep a secret, the more likely it is to become public knowledge.

Bastinda had tried to keep the date and location of the picnic from Glinda, but somehow the annoyingly cheerful girl always found them.

I made this for the "Murphy's Law RRRR" contest on the DAZ forums a few months back and forgot to post it.  Definitely amongst my favorite personal RRRR entries!  (For those who don't know, RRRR stands for "Random Runtime Roulette Renders," where one draws a series of random items from your library and then creates an image based on a theme.  Lots of fun!!)

My pulls for this entry were:
2970     Enchanted Bubble (ironman13, EmmaAndJordi), RR
1588     Classic Barbecue (blondie9999), DAZ
9622     The Necropolis of Agarii (Orestes Graphics), DAZ
687       Asterella for GIS Empress (Moyra), DAZ
Traveler of Ages by karibous-boutique
Traveler of Ages
“We are all roamers of vast spaces and travelers in many ages.”
~ H.P. Lovecraft

Rendered in DAZ Studio 4.9 (Iray), postwork in Photoshop CS6.  All resources used in the production of this work are owned by, created by, or licensed to me for personal and commercial use. They include: CB Bella G3F (CynderBlueDesigns), Fantasy Warrior Hair for Genesis 3 Female(s) (Pretty3D), The Cyborg Collection for G3F and V7 (Mihrelle),  Bonellusion G3F (fabiana), Malibu G3F (Sveva, lilflame), GIS Skyway (Jack Tomalin), Andromeda for GIS Skyway and Expansion (Sarsa), and G3 JewelBasics (P3D-Art).
Sweet Autumn by karibous-boutique
Sweet Autumn
“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face."
~John Donne

She's slightly out-of-season, but she refused to be a spring blossom! 

And I am officially in love with the Tonal Rage toolkit.

Rendered in Daz Studio 4.9 (Iray), postwork in Photoshop CS6.  All resources used in the production of this work are owned by, created by, or licensed to me for personal and commercial use. They include: Keisha for Genesis 3 Female(s) (Digital Touch), Geneva Hair (AprilYSH), Viking Opera Singer for Genesis 3 Female(s) (Shox-Design Nikisatez), Viking Opera Singer Textures (Shox-Design), Muelsfell Hagswood (E-Arkham), Tonal Rage - Tone Mapping Toolkit for Iray (DimensionTheory), and OOT IrayPair Hair Shaders & Shader XPansion for DAZ Studio Iray (outoftouch)
One More Day in Hell by karibous-boutique
One More Day in Hell

"I will light the match this mornin' so I won't be alone.
Watch as she lies silent for soon light will be gone.
Oh I will stand arms outstretched pretend I'm free to roam.
Oh I will make my way through one more day in... hell.
How much difference does it make?
How much difference does it make? Yeah.

I will hold the candle till it burns up my arm.
Oh I'll keep takin' punches until their will grows tired.
Oh I will stare the sun down until my eyes go blind.
Hey, I won't change direction, and I won't change my mind.
How much difference does it make?
How much difference does it make? How much difference?

I'll swallow poison, until I grow immune.
I will scream my lungs out till it fills this room.
How much difference?
How much difference does it make?"

~Eddie Vedder, "Indifference"

It's been a looooooong time since I rendered anything "just because."  I've been in this kind of mood, though. Needed a little catharsis.  So here it is.

Rendered in Daz Studio 4.9 (Iray), postwork in Photoshop CS6.  All resources used in the production of this work are owned by, created by, or licensed to me for personal and commercial use. They include: Elite Ponytail for Genesis 2 Female(s) (-Yannek-, Debra Ross, etujedi), Rundown Apartment (Imaginary_House), and Tonal Rage - Tone Mapping Toolkit for Iray (DimensionTheory).

Greatest Treasures

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 20, 2015, 5:28 PM
“The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart.”

~Maryanne Williamson

It was nice to look at my dA artist's page today and find myself pleased with all my "newest deviations."  Usually, I find myself wincing at one or another, thinking about what I didn't like and what I could have changed.  But today I surprised myself and felt only contentment.  Maybe it's because I haven't had much time to render -- less quantity, more quality and all that.  In any event, it was a nice moment.

I can't believe we're in 2015 -- and that we're almost 1/12th of the way through it already.  My twins turned 11 just before Christmas!  I'm going to pretend that I will age more like fine wine and less like smelly cheese... though I'm from Wisconsin, so that might not be the case!  Anyway, my resolution for the year is to not have resolutions!  I'd very much like to be more mindful and in-the-moment than I am now.  It's nice to have plans and all, but I feel I could benefit from letting go of my schedules and expectations.  I'd like to see where the year takes me.  After all, you can't be disappointed if you have no expectations, and I think I'd be happier if I could live by that idea.

As always, I have some wonderful art to share with the world!  Check out these amazing artists...

Featured Artist: : parrotdolphin

:iconparrotdolphin: parrotdolphin has long been a favorite vendor/artist of mine for her terrific commercial texture and material products.  Not surprisingly, she is also gifted outside of her virtual shop, delighting us with gorgeous 3D renders and dazzling fractals!  And while you visit her artist's page, be sure to check her journal and offer your condolences on her "untimely demise. "  (Read her journal and you'll understand!)

Earrings by parrotdolphin O No Sluggo ! by parrotdolphin Chainmail Sisterhood 2 by parrotdolphin Bob Decides to Become a Cowboy by parrotdolphin Evil Queen by parrotdolphin In My Weber by parrotdolphin Pink Scales by parrotdolphin Imaginary Knight by parrotdolphin Kiss Me Now by parrotdolphin Watching by parrotdolphin

Featured Artist: : jacktomalin

:iconjacktomalin: Speaking of amazing 3D content creators... jacktomalin is a god among men when it comes to modeling AMAZING 3D architecture and scenery.  I have no idea how he manages to be so prolific without compromising on quality.  (But I'm sure glad he is!)  The art in his gallery isn't just rendered beautifully, it's modeled that way, too.  (Be sure you download the images for the full-resolution experience!)

Aslan Court 3 by jacktomalin Mortis for Sacrament by jacktomalin Kingdom of Marrakesh - Sunset by jacktomalin Welcome to West Park by jacktomalin Invetero (Night) by jacktomalin Aslan Court Complete by jacktomalin Bridge of Cheirocrates - Octane by jacktomalin Oriental Tranquility - Awakening by jacktomalin Classic Deco Eclectic 2 by jacktomalin Parkside Heath Cemetery Gates by jacktomalin

Featured Artist: : BJPentecost

:iconbjpentecost: When I first stumbled across the amazing gallery of BJPentecost, I was blown away by the incredible detail displayed in every breathtaking image.  She is truly a master of visual, digital art!  I can't possibly express in writing how rich, emotional, and glorious her works are -- and I don't have to because they speak for themselves.  It's also worth noting that her comments are nearly as delightful as her art!  She has a wonderfully down-to-earth voice that is both humorous and thoughtful.  

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 :thumb89243582: 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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Proud of our Wisconsin teachers. When the product of your labor is a child's future, you must stand up for what you know is right. Funding my publicly-educated autistic son's paraprofessional should come before funding freeway interchanges. Period.

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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

Current Residence: Purgatory,
Favourite genre of music: Seattle Grunge,
Operating System: Win 7 Pro,
Favourite cartoon character: Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz,
Personal Quote: Curse you, Perry the Platypus!!!




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Chemicq Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
karibous-boutique Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always admired those of you who could turn rendering into storytelling!  :D  Looking forward to seeing what you create next.
Chemicq Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a nice compliment! Thanks ;)
mustakettu85 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
And a belated happy birthday! =) hope you've had a great one.
karibous-boutique Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was very nice!  I was able to go out and see the meteor showers!  Thanks for the well-wishes!
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