So I'm alive yaaaaay, and after a stream of random uploads over the past three days, I hope my progress in improving my render stuff is apparent. Obviously I'm aiming for the cinematic, film-like feel with a lot of these render, but I'm going to try to keep a balance between renders done to make an artistic point, and renders done just to show off huge hunky musclebound beasts and the like...actually, let me correct that: I'm going to try to keep a balance between artsy huge hunky musclebound beast renders, and shamelessly huge hunky musclebound beast renders.
Anyway, there was an incredibly tragic event that occurred here recently, and it hit me pretty damn hard. I'm getting over the loss and consequences fairly well, but it might be a bit until I get to my usual cheerful self. The past three days have been me finally finding the inspiration to jump back into render art stuff and upload things I've been working on, but I'm fairly behind in responding to comments, working on MAWrestling stuff, and replying to notes and such. To folks who have been contacting me, sorry for the delay, I'll get to you soonish; got some things I want to do and enjoy this weekend, but I'll definitely spend some time getting back to you all.
Other than that, I hope everyone's been doing good, enjoying a hopefully cool summer (while we still have them; invest in STEM education folks, it'll save the world), and thanks to all of you for favoriting/watching/commenting/critiquing/questioning/noting/and being generally decent folks. You as a person are part of the community, and without you, the community wouldn't be the same. So keep being good to one another and do your best to be happy and enjoy life.