January 2020 is definitely the month of coupons. Started out with some really great coupons, especially with stacking. I bought a bunch more stuff from my wishlist, particularly from bitwelder and Zeddicuss. I got bitwelder’s new release, Exhaust Tower, which is different and architecturally super cool. Oasis Temple, South Asian Temple, and Medieval Spanish Courtyard, also made it into my cart. For Zeddicuss, I am most excited about the themed sets with poses and props, like Z Pool Table and Darts, Z Household Chores Cleaning, as well as Z I Love Reading.
Some other purchased wishlist items that I am particularly excited about –
- Lotsa Poses for Genesis 8 Female – As advertised in the product title, lots of fun poses here!
- Skin Folds & Creases HD for Genesis 3 and 8 Bundle – Been wanting to try this one out for a while now. Zev products are always high quality and this looks like it could add some nice realism to the type of figure based images that I do.
- Mafia Evironment Bundle – Three very detailed environments with lots of props. This was a steal with discount stacking.
- Lilac Chill Out – Peanterra has some beautiful and rich settings. I have always loved lilacs, so grabbed this one quick and early. 🙂
- ES Valentine’s Photo Shoot Props – Figured this would be useful for February themed images.
There were also some great $2.20 items as well as new releases. The new release that stands out most for me is dForce Wet and Dry Boyfriend Shirt Dress. Linday outfits are always top-notch and super realistic. Elaborate Jewelry Vol 1 also looks very cool. Great adornment for portraits and fantasy pin-ups. Several other January releases that stand out – ROG Red Crow Inn, Valley and Hills, and These Boots Poses.
February 2020 Contest Vendors
Based on these very impressive products, here are the featured February vendors –
1st Place – Chunibyo Escape
Artist – SimmoDavis
Wow! Definitely an eye-catcher.
Superb feature of Zeddicuss’ Z Levitation – Poses. The camera accentuates her falling down motion, and the broken glass further enhances the dynamic nature of the scene. Definitely a daring and sensational escape.
I also love the character design. Fantastic use of the Miss Von Dark Outfit. Combining it with HP Yuyu and the blunderbuss really gives her that bad-ass anime look. The knickers are a great add and goes perfectly with the outfit and camera angle.
An action packed scene like this is very difficult to do, and you pulled it off perfectly! To top it off there is tension, an interesting story, and a sassy lovable heroine. Bravo!
2nd Place – A Peaceful Evening
Artist – scorpio
A feast for the eyes! Amazing composition, realism, and lighting.
This is a stellar feature of Bend of the River. The sky and lighting are magnificent, giving the image a very photo-realistic look. Brilliant idea to add the ruined building and little deer. They add to the calm of the scene, and provide wonderful accents for the viewer to focus on.
3rd Place – I Still Remember
Artist – melissastjames
Fabulous character, backdrop, and expression.
Right away, one is captivated by her melancholy face. Is she remembering a past comrade in arms, a past lover, mistakes made, paths not taken? I love her outfit. Incredible looking textures, and the fur cloak is a terrific add, giving her gravitas.
Superb feature of Strangefate’s ROG Medieval Fantasy Bedroom. It is super realistic with great details. Excellent placement of the fireplace and candle. They add warmth to the scene and cast nice highlights on our main figure. This together with the DoF makes her stand out nicely.
A beautiful, storied scene.
3rd Place – My Secret Place
Artist – kadaj777
A magical and magnetic image!
One is quickly drawn to her sensual expression, beauty, and fiery red hair. The hair movement is outstanding. It adds dynamics to the piece and also picks up pretty highlights from the surrounding illumination.
Awesome feature of the Hellenic outfit for Genesis 3 Female(s). There is a wonderful drape and softness to it, which fits the enchanting mood of the scene perfectly. The textures are realistic, and a match with her lovely jewelry.
DM’s Memorial provides a marvelous backdrop, adding to the druidic atmosphere. This image reminds me of Avalon, a mythical utopia just beyond our reach. Amazingly done.
Haha! This is totally adorable. Beer drinking mice and a cat just waiting to pounce. Brilliant!
I especially love how emotive the cat and mice are. Terrific work with their poses and expressions. Also great feature of ROG Red Crow Inn. The zoomed in view shows all the superb details of the scene objects and walls. Excellent work including a range of items, and having them be part of the story. Finally, nice touch with the fireplace in the back, providing some rim-light.
Awesome warrior woman!
Her expression and incredible dynamic pose captures my attention right away. Love that tongue action! I also like the combination of contrasts. She is amazingly cute and petite, but also fierce and very strong, wielding a very large hammer.
The red hair enhances her fiery nature and fits her face very well. Wonderful work with the swing of her ponytail, which adds to the movement of her attack. Bravo on creating a fantastic character.
This is a marvelous feature of Medieval Spanish Courtyard. Everything looks super realistic from the highly detailed stone walls, to the floor tiles, and concrete steps. Fabulous use of DoF to show the depth of the structure.
The bride looks lovely in her dForce wedding dress. The drape of her long veil is excellent, and adds to the photo-realistic quality of the piece.
Very well done!
Reminds me of Princess Merida from Brave.
I especially love the bright colors you used. The blue of the sky contrasts beautifully with the autumn leaves of the tree, as well as the greens of the grass. All the bold colors add a liveliness and spiritedness to the composition, which perfectly blends with our fiery heroine with wild red hair.
Outstanding feature of the various elements in Peanterra’s Woods Modules. You showed the brilliant colors of the set, and how they can be brought together to create a scene that complements the temperament of the primary figure.
Congratulations to Our February 2020 3D-Art Contest Winners!
Kudos to all the winners and thank you all for visiting and participating in our monthly contests.
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