June was a pretty quiet month on Daz-land. Perhaps the most significant was the release of Rune 7 and Ivan 7, which are both interesting characters with fantastic looking skin.
In a recent newsletter, Daz also introduced the Suicide Squad Contest by Warner Bros. Pictures. The interesting twist is that Daz is offering an additional $1000 store credit to anyone who wins the contest (i.e. gets selected by Warner Bros. Pictures) and puts Daz in the title.
Harley Quinn has always been a favorite character of mine, so I thought I would try creating the Suicide Squad version of her using G3F. In addition, Jerry Hair by SWAM is perfect for this character! 😀 I am not sure if I will enter the contest, but I had a lot of fun with this challenge.
July 2016 Contest Vendors
In honor of Suicide Squad’s Harley Quinn, our featured vendors for July are:
1st Place – Dinner Time
Artist – Sasje
Superb composition, lighting, and atmosphere. The t-rex looks very large and menacing in the background, especially with his head in shadow. The much smaller but fleet footed Gallimimus’ are well chosen and fantastically posed. Together, they give the image wonderful movement and tension.
Stonemason’s tunnel is magnificently showcased here.
There is bright light coming in from the entrance, which is dominated by the very large and scary predator. The tunnel is darker but with little patches of light to properly bring out the shapes of the running prey. The atmosphere provided by the volumetric light and little areas of fog further enhance the light and mood of the scene.
An absolutely brilliant image!
2nd Place – Hardsuit Romance
Artist – alx
Everything fits amazingly well in this piece.
The two characters look awesomely cool together and grab our attention right away. Both are fabulously posed so that they look like two parts of a complete whole. This is further helped by the grungy textures on both figures as well as the environment. The large robot looks menacing, which contrasts well with the more relaxed expression and pose of the girl.
The stark contrast of the image and more limited color palette, gives it gravitas and an excellent post-apocalyptic feel. In addition, the bottom-up camera angle is perfect and SWAM’s Yunko Hair looks marvelous with the Tau Ceti Overseer outfit.
An incredibly compelling duo that certainly leaves this viewer wanting more!
3rd Place – Thoriana
Artist – Budo-san
An outstanding environment that is extremely rich in detail. There is amazing depth to the scene and superb composition of both 2D and 3D elements. The character is marvelous, with dirt on her skin, torn clothing, and a beautiful light accent from the lantern on her right hand.
Stonemason’s various ruins products (Rubble 1: Urban Ruins, City Ruins : Vehicles) are very well integrated with the rest of the backdrop, providing a great post-apocalyptic scene. Swam’s Octavia Hair provides a nice contrast to the otherwise severe landscape, making the girl seem younger, with a quality of innocence.
Terrific image with fine storytelling and rich elements in both the foreground and background.
Breathtaking large-scale scene with vibrant colors and detail.
I love the orange sky in the background and how it contrasts so well with the green landscape in the foreground. It also brings out Stonemason’s After the War ruins, and together with the haze, gives the environment wonderful depth.
The lush green landscape in the foreground is littered with debris, showing that life comes back even after great destruction. It will be difficult for our two little survivors, but perhaps there is hope for a new beginning.
Excellent mix of cool and warm lighting to bring out the shape and features of this beautiful fantasy woman. Her hair as well as the feathers from SWAM’s Wachiwi hair are very well posed, showing flow and action. Her intricate tattoos are exquisite and merge splendidly with her outfit.
Depth of field is used very well here to bring focus to her face.
Fantastic character, movement, and lighting.
A very powerful image with great details and effects.
I am currently reading a book on the life of a family in England during World War 2. The book is fiction, but it reveals a lot of the surrounding political situation leading up to the war. I cannot imagine that there are very many people who want war, and yet it seems to always track and dog us.
This very strong composition made me think a lot about large scale human conflict; what causes it and why it continues to occur.
Love this fun, colorful, and happy picture.
Great blends of blues and purples as well as sparkly highlights. The character is delightful and she looks fabulous wearing Silver’s Cherish Top.
In every life time, there are always challenges we must face. We shall be better able to face them if there are periods of smiles and sparkles to succor us.
Thank you and Congratulations!
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.
Thank you for sharing your art and ideas with us. See you in our August 2016 contest!