Freaky Zen Inspiration

One of my favorite sites for interesting artwork is revoltastateofzen and it is also one of the freakiest and fun blogs to read. It takes some getting used to, to pickup on the special state of mind and expression, but it’s worth it, at least for me.

And now, zen has posted a starter picture and offered it up to any who wish to play with it.

If you would like to play along, you can go to this page HERE and download the image and post your own work. I love inspiration like this, because I have been needing some inspiration lately. so here is what i made from this base picture – all of which is a blend of zen’s image and some Apophysis fractals I rendered. Enjoy!

Sunday Post: Blossom

I’ve missed a round here and there, but here are some pictures for this week’s Sunday Post: Blossom at Jake’s.

From fractals to renders to photos, all kinds of blossoms:

Sunday Post – Light

Well, it’s Wednesday, but that’s just me, I never get things  done on time. 😉 Here is this week’s Sunday Post – Light.  How could I possible resist a topic ike that? If you want participate, or just to see what others have done, click the link or the logo, and go have some fun.

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Light
out of the dark
moonlight
contrasts
morning
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Light

 

Out of the Dark

 

Moonlight

 

Contrasts

 

Morning

 

And the Gallery:

Thank you for visiting!  — Judee

Weekly Photo Challenge – Unusual

Okay, I admit it, I’m still kind of discovering my blog wings. I had moved the Weekly Photo challenge to my personal blog, but now I’m moving it back there. After all, photography is considered an art, too, so it best fits in my art blog.

So, here we are, this week’s Photo Challenge – Unusual. Hosted by The Daily Post. Click the link and check the Comments section to see what others have posted.

Photo One – an unusual rock formation.

Photo Two – an interesting and unusual architecture

Photo Three – an unusual sculpture

That’s it – three photos for your pleasure. I hope to get around to viewing some of the others, but it may have to wait as I have appointments to take care of. And I still haven’t had a recipe for Jake…. Anyway, thanks for visiting, and I hope you enjoy these.

Sunday Post – Design

This week’s Sunday Post topic: Design

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Okay, I found a couple of older items that seem to fit the idea of Design – as in Clothing Design.

This first one, started out as a bald naked model posed and rendered in Poser. I then took the render into  Paint Shop Pro (version 7 back then) and created this dress design on it. It was my first attempt at trying to design and paint a dress onto a model – shoes, hair, everything all painted. The FX are a bit amateurish, but hey, it’s for fun.

So… once I figured out how to alter clothing items in Poser through manipulating texture maps, etc, I did another render – this time I used a different Poser model, with a generic dress (Morphing Fantasy Dress for those who know what I’m talking about). I took the template of the dress and made transparency maps and added texturing and such – different texture from the original, but it was a different process altogether. Through playing around with the mapping, I was able to recreate my design in 3d and put the dress on a model as seen here:

Other than the color and texture differences, I think the design came out pretty close to the original, don’t you? Anyway it was a lot of fun. Maybe I’ll try it again one day.

Sunday Post – Pleasure

Jake’s Sunday Post this week is about Pleasure – So I thought I’d share a few of my fun renders from Daz Studio and see if they bring you a little pleasure. Then don’t forget to click on the Water Dragon logo above and go see what others have offered this week.

First off, what is more pleasurable than the pleasure of friendship? Even the most unlikely of friends…. (dare to tell me they don’t make you smile, even a little bit)

"Friends Forever" by Judee (rendered in Daz Studio)

Next, hmm, what can be more pleasurable than some great guitar music? Letting go and dancing with abandon, that’s what.

"Dance" by Judee (Rendered in Daz Studio)

Finally, there is the cuteness factor. Now, I realize, some people don’t like cuteness, it’s just not their thing. But who can resist the pleasure of watching these fun loving babies and their little fae friend?

"Cuteness Factor" by Judee (Rendered in Daz Studio)

Thanks for the visit! And if you want to see them full size, just click on the gallery pictures below:

Sunday Post – Landscape

Another Sunday Post topic from Jake, this wee’s topic is Landscape. Click on the banner to join the fun.

Shall we start off with a touch of Color? This one could have been in last week’s theme of Colorful. 😉

Spring Bloom by judee Rendered in Bryce

Another “virtual” landscape, one of my first and few attempts with Terragen.

River Sunset by Judee Rendered in Terragen

I actually haven’t done very many landscapes in digital art, those are two of maybe a handful, so I’ll next present a couple of real photos to go with them. First, the one that follows is the view from my window.

I was lucky enough to catch a rainbow, can you see it? And following, a picture my daughter took of some Japanese gardens during her stay there.

While digital art can be colorful and fun, you it just can’t beat Mother Nature, don’t you agree?