January was another busy month at DAZ3D with lots of deals, fun new releases, and over-spending my budget. The biggest news is probably the release of Daz Studio 4.9 and content encryption with Daz Connect. I am currently on DS 4.9 and I am very happy with it, mainly because many of the crashing bugs that I encountered in 4.8 have been fixed. As for Daz Connect, it is not a very big change for me since I already use DIM and have integrated it into my workflow.
February 2016 Contest Vendors
1st Place – Fatal Promise
Artist – alx
Wow! This one just reaches right out and grabs your attention.
Gorgeous, creative composition, with cool details. Everything fits together exceptionally well to tell the story and convey the dark mood. Fabulous face makeup, eye color, hair, bloody backdrop, and moth on the shoulder. The superb pose not only works well with the composition, but also features Valandar’s Armor Ring to great effect.
Terrific color palette, with the yellow moth contrasting well with the red makeup and blood.
Mesmerizing! Difficult to look away.
2nd Place – Nose On Nose
Artist – Shozai
This is another delightful, creative, and heart-warming composition. Everything is excellent, from the beautiful background, to the vibrant dandelions on the ground, and of course the male skunk wooing his girl at the entrance of her log house.
The dandelion flower in his mouth is perfection!
There were so many awesome entries in February that we had a tie in third place.
3rd Place – Rats
Artist – Sasje
Fantastic composition, poses, and lighting. An excellent sinister mood permeates this piece, with marvelous shadow patterns and dark mouse silhouettes. The poses are brilliant, as is the expression of the Behemoth.
Creative, unique, and an A+ on story-telling!
3rd Place – On the Run
Artist – knaakie
Another composition with terrific story-telling, action, tension, camera work, and humor. The posse of Predatron’s Troglodytes are wonderfully posed, and the expression on the thief’s face is priceless. All this is perfectly set against the amazing Magic Cliff backdrop by Aako.
This is a video-game that I definitely want to play!
Very creative concept and outfit. Cool use of shadows, and the blue tint gives the piece a very apropos feeling of night-time silence. Excellent work!
Lovely warm lighting comes from the entrance opening, which bathes the girl in golden color and accentuates the curves of her body. This works well with the colder night light in the rest of the scene. Marvelous use of light and shadow to create mood, anticipation, and tell a story.
Beautifully posed, so that the viewer is quickly captured by the special bond between girl and dragon. Great specular highlights on the dragon’s skin, and a lovely showcase of Valandar’s Dragon War Armor and Dragon Queen Outfit.
Love the idea of a dominatrix Snow White. Charmingly posed and splendid use of OOT’s Dramatic Iray Lights to get exactly the right girl-with-whip ambiance. 😀
Congratulations to our Winners!!
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 for participating and sharing your wonderful artwork with us. Hope to see you in our March 2016 contest!