There were some great July sales in Daz-land. I know things are going to be bad when I use up both my PC-club coupons on the first week of the month. 😀
Three highlight releases for me were –
- Kenji 7 – I instantly loved all the outfits in the Pro package, as well as the poses. The base character is also fantastic, being in the bishonen anime style that I love, and have always wanted for G3M. This was an instant buy for me.
- The Harpwood Trail for Daz Studio – I have always been a great fan of Howie Farkes and could not be happier to see his awesome environments for Daz Studio Iray. This one looks amazing, and I am looking forward to trying it out! Hopefully he will also make Daz Studio versions of Maple Meadows and Stoney Creek.
- War Bird Outfit and Poses – The wings on this outfit are detailed, unique, and they look fantastic! One additional thing I would love is a LAMH groom for the upper portion of the wings. This would provide thicker natural hair cover, with even greater detail. Doing some full LAMH based wings would also be very interesting.
August 2016 Contest Vendors
This August, we will feature three very talented artists from each of these areas, character, clothing, and environment.
1st Place – Femme D’ailleurs 7
Artist – LaMuserie
Love everything about this image. The character is intriguing, with fantastic skin materials and clothing textures. Superb warm highlights on her, and excellent how the bottles on her belt pick up the surrounding light.
In addition, the composition has marvelous depth, with a rich backdrop showcasing Jack Tomalin’s Cheirocrates. The different buildings are very well integrated, and the flying birds in the distance are a great touch.
One cannot help but be caught by those magnificent blue eyes as she is about to leap off into the sunset. Who is she? Where in this beautiful city is she headed? And will we see her again?
2nd Place – The Guardian
Artist – VortigensBane
A wonderfully creative image with outstanding storytelling, posing, and atmosphere. Jack Tomalin’s Winterblack Halls is brilliantly used here to create a magical night-time environment with interesting light and shadows.
The girl is fabulously posed, and her dynamic gown drapes beautifully on her and her Guardian. It is precious that she has fallen asleep holding her doll, while her young friend carries her and is on the look-out for threats. This artfully captures the deep trust and bond that exists between the two young friends. That she is holding a doll further accentuates her young age and vulnerability.
A terrific concept with incredible execution.
3rd Place – Headhunter
Artist – knaakie
Another wonderful series of images with superb creativity, humor, and storytelling!
I must say that I am really loving these monthly story arcs and your talent brightly shines through. Your characters are always engaging, with great expressions, and marvelous poses. Your scenes are rich in detail, interesting, dynamic, and funny as hell.
Excellent feature of Aiko 7 here as the evil Robot Queen. My hat’s off to you.
3rd Place – Memories
Artist – Ferretmania
The pale luminous skin is perfect for Fred Winkler Art’s Livia character, and marks her as a vampire right away. Her fangs and eyes further add to her look. Everything else, from the deep wood textures, to the detailed bricks, and the metal buckles, are extremely well done, and enhance the wistful mood of the scene.
A very captivating render with fantastic emotion, mood, and story.
Outstanding shaders on this picture. Skin, clothing, and hair all look very realistic. The pose, expression, and lighting also work very well for this alluring pin-up. It looks like something out of a fashion magazine!
This would make an amazing promo image for FWSA Grace HD by Fred Winkler Art and Sabby.
Creative, touching, and magical.
Love the expression of awe on the child’s face at discovering this majestic statue. One can almost hear him thinking to himself, “what is this amazing, mythical being?” There is also a sadness to it, of course, because it implies that the statue is from another time, in the past.
The realistic lighting and textures as well as old photograph style, gives it a strong atmosphere of nostalgia. Of course, Jack Tomalin’s Trinity Atrium Fallen is a perfect fit. Truly a wonderful captured moment.
Fantastic whimsical piece with great colors and sparkle effects.
Awesome poses, character, and dragons! There is such an enchanting feel here that is made even more so by the beautiful blue tones, expertly blended with the glitter. It feels as if I am in a beautiful dream. I wish it could go on forever, and that I can somehow trap time in a bottle.
Excellent use of the Wild Spirit Bundle by Fred Winkler Art, Fisty & Darc, Lilflame, Sabby, & Sveva.
Winners, please post a comment below with a valid e-mail in the comment e-mail box. This is what I will use to send you your DAZ GC code.
Many thanks to you all for participating in this contest, and checking out our contest gallery. We always have the best time going through all your incredible submissions! Hope to see all of you in our September 2016 contest!