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Meet Lucy Lynd Ada Revision by Beerjedi Meet Lucy Lynd Ada Revision :iconbeerjedi:Beerjedi 2 1 Gimp mix Augustus Slope Intro by Beerjedi Gimp mix Augustus Slope Intro :iconbeerjedi:Beerjedi 2 3 Augustus Slope Finals pose 1 202Large  by Beerjedi Augustus Slope Finals pose 1 202Large :iconbeerjedi:Beerjedi 1 0 Augustus Slope Finals pose 1 105 by Beerjedi Augustus Slope Finals pose 1 105 :iconbeerjedi:Beerjedi 0 0 Augustus Slope Finals pose 1 104 by Beerjedi Augustus Slope Finals pose 1 104 :iconbeerjedi:Beerjedi 0 0 Augustus Slope Finals pose 1 101 by Beerjedi Augustus Slope Finals pose 1 101 :iconbeerjedi:Beerjedi 1 0 Augustus Slope Finals Rest 0 105 by Beerjedi Augustus Slope Finals Rest 0 105 :iconbeerjedi:Beerjedi 0 0 Augustus Slope Finals Rest 0 106 by Beerjedi Augustus Slope Finals Rest 0 106 :iconbeerjedi:Beerjedi 0 0 Mr Snuggles 002 by Beerjedi Mr Snuggles 002 :iconbeerjedi:Beerjedi 0 0 Lucy Lynd 341 Hi 12 July Assembler1 Finals26 by Beerjedi Lucy Lynd 341 Hi 12 July Assembler1 Finals26 :iconbeerjedi:Beerjedi 0 4 Mr Snuggles 001 by Beerjedi Mr Snuggles 001 :iconbeerjedi:Beerjedi 0 0 Lucy Lynd 341 Hi 12 July Assembler1 Finals24 by Beerjedi Lucy Lynd 341 Hi 12 July Assembler1 Finals24 :iconbeerjedi:Beerjedi 0 0 Lucy Lynd 341 Hi 12 July Assembler1 Finals23 by Beerjedi Lucy Lynd 341 Hi 12 July Assembler1 Finals23 :iconbeerjedi:Beerjedi 0 0 Lucy Lynd 341 Hi 12 July Assembler1 Finals25 by Beerjedi Lucy Lynd 341 Hi 12 July Assembler1 Finals25 :iconbeerjedi:Beerjedi 0 0 Lucy Lynd 341 Hi 12 July Assembler1 Finals Closeup by Beerjedi Lucy Lynd 341 Hi 12 July Assembler1 Finals Closeup :iconbeerjedi:Beerjedi 0 0 Lucy Lynd by Beerjedi Lucy Lynd :iconbeerjedi:Beerjedi 0 0

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I read down to see your comments about the blurred background and I take your point, but as someone who spent much of the 1970's battli...


I have been following Devientart for a year now while I taught myself Blender for a retirement project. Why does this picture grab me s...

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I'm not sure about Lucy Lynd. I am quite sure about the idea, the character, but I'm not sure that what I've done with her – gets there.


A month ago I published the first draft here, and even at the time I had my doubts now after a month of tweaking I've come full circle and you'd need a microscope to see the differences.


The concept is simple enough. To use what I've learned so far in Blender to make pictures with text to tell a story. The images to be big enough and detailed enough that when you have read the text in them you can zoom in to see more detail, new things. Important to that is the intention that from the start this project will be available in full resolution for free down load.


So:

Not a pitch for a bigger, commercial, project,

Not a story board using stock characters and models, or for that matter a highly detailed character for a game concept intended to impress a studio to commission the artist.


No, what I want to do is produce a finished product for its own sake


Well its hardly original, there are some very great graphic novels out there but if everyone had looked at the best, (I won't name any since that would just start a geek fest of those who disagreed with my choice) and concluded that it wasn't worth trying, so much that turned out to be worthwhile would never have happened. but I think CGI used in this way adds a new possibility, certainly not better than the classic Graphic Novel, it could easily be far worse, but at best interestingly different.


Exploiting digital media so that anyone with a moderately fast broadband can download a very large and detailed image that would if it was a print be as big as the wall of your room. Of course therein lies the snag; the detail has to be there to begin with, and it has to be worth the effort of looking for.


Neither of these requirements are likely to be fulfilled quickly.


So don't hold your breath, this is going to take a while.


Meantime and relaunched, here are some preliminary “sketches” for one of the characters, to be going on with.

To save duplication the following applies to all the Lucy Lynd and Snuggles Renders:

Lucy is basically Makehuman 101  posed in Blender. The Hair clothes and all other things are made in Blender as are the textures from original photographs of cloth etc. 
The pattern on Lucy's dress and Blouse is a fractal made in  Kaos Rhei 0.9 - then re-worked in Gimp to give it an alpha channel etc. 
The lace textures and some of the machine details come from an old C4D Project of mine, I reworked as PNG's for this.

This composite was put together in Blender in four layers: 
Two renders of Lucy and Mr Snuggles
Layer with the tablet and watch
Layer with the Text and border 

The Typeface is Tangerene by Toshi Omagari tosche.1001fonts.com/


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Colin Knight (ColinK)
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United Kingdom
Recently retired 2013, I decided to pick up an old hobby I never really had time to develop, CGI on Cinema 4D However when I found out how much it would cost to upgrade my old version, I had a rethink and decided to learn Blender and spend the budget on building a machine specifically to run it.

Building the machine was the easy part, works fine. Blender I find is, until you get on top of it, like taking an elephant through a bone china car wash but I stuck at it and now I feel just about ready to begin.

At this time I am mostly concentrating on still images and I have already blundered into one on-going issue, render engines:
For the moment and for the purpose of learning, I have concentrated on the Blender Internal, I have reservations about Cycles GPU memory limitations so as and when I need to move to a more developed renderer, one thing at a time.
Yours
BeerJedi

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ttobserve Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
Peekaboo!   :giggle:
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ttobserve Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
Jedi? Hello?   :phonecall:
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ttobserve Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Sociable plz    Welcome back!   :XD:
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TheGhostInHope Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Decided to drop by and let you know that you're wanted, that you're never alone. You're perfect the way you are, you're interesting, what you do is good enough. You're good enough. Don't listen to what negative things people have to say, ignore them and listen to your heart. Listen to those that tell you positive things about yourself even if you don't believe them. They tell you that because they care about you and 9 times out of 10, it's true. Don't give up, don't forget who you are. You're wanted, you have a purpose. You deserve every good thing you get, You deserve better. Have a good day. Enjoy yourself. Take time off, give yourself a break. You can't work yourself as hard as you do, take breaks. Take care of yourself. You're wanted.

You're unique.

The world loves you.
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DouglassJohns Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the Favorite :)
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garycs Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you! Have a great day...
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Victoria-Star Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
by the way thank you so much for the watch!!!
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for adding my work to my collection.
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