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Defiant Till the End by BlackTalonArts Defiant Till the End by BlackTalonArts
Talon - G8F version

Honestly I don't know where to start.  So I'll try and make it quick...I think.   Around two weeks ago windows did a forced update that put my computer in a never ending reboot cycle.  I tried every trick in the book to save it, but in the end had to do a fresh install. :(  So for two weeks I've been very angry and regretting ever leaving my mac behind.  Shutting everyone out was only the beginning, then it was time to tear down the walls around me as I pretty much had to start everything from scratch again.  To say I was a raging bear is lightly putting it.

I'll be honest....I wasn't even going to reinstall daz, zbrush, photoshop or anything. I was done, finished and ready to leave my 3d rendering days behind me.  I'm still contemplating it.  I did however decide to reinstall daz and photoshop today.  i can't even begin to tell you just how shit is all over the place and I may very well have to reformat my D drive as everything is pretty much broken.  But I decided to test "Talon" today...nothing special and wasn't trying to do anything spectacular, it was just to see how I felt...search my mind, that place where we all don't want to go.  Put my toe in it...just a tiny bit. 

Again at this point I still have no idea what I'm going to do but I do know I am Defiant till the end and what better way to say that than bring Talon back to the forefront.  It's time to get dirty.

I would apologize for the neglect but it's pointless to even go there.  But know I still do appreciate every single one of you and your comments and favs.   Now I'm going to go dig back into my hole and contemplate the fate of it all.    If you haven't noticed, I loathe winblows OS   no debate, just my feelings.
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:iconbombshellstudios:
BombshellStudios Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Personally very glad you didn't give in. I just stumbled across this from somewhere else and went looking to see who had created this. It's magnificent.
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thank you so much, really means a lot to me.  Appreciate you taking the time to let me know your thoughts. :)
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:iconbombshellstudios:
BombshellStudios Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Absolutely. Looking forward to seeing other stuff you do (as well as what you've already got up here.)
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Panartias Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work! Love 
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scryff01 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018
This is unique.   Thanks for sharing.

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kmasters775 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
How is there no noise in render even in low light ?
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
Because I usually allow it to render for a long time, ensuring the noise is gone.  Usually I set my samples to 10k, max time to infinite so that way I can stop it when I'm satisfied, Rendering quality to at least 10, depending on my lighting and Rendering Converged ratio to 99%.  You can find all this under Render settings tab then under the Progressive Rendering side tab. Hope this helps. :)
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kmasters775 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
Thanks man
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Mio84 Featured By Owner May 21, 2018
fanfuckingtastic<3
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funkyalienlovers Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work!
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tonare Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work as always! Sorry for the late fav! I haven't been here in awhile lol. :D
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MichelleLeRainbow Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Professional General Artist
Gosh this is so crazy beautiful and well done...wow!
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018
Thank you Michelle! :D
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MichelleLeRainbow Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Professional General Artist
:)
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hawhehawhehaw Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018
Awesome
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
Thanks! :D
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Kooki99 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ultra realistic character (not seen on every corner, though) and very impressive textures.
The outfit is very believable and the pose.. exquisite
I don't even talk about the lighting.. so perfect

True piece of art, as always
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
Thank you Kooki!  Always appreciate your words. :hug:
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Neurohacker Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
A beautiful piece of work for a simple "toe dipping" as you put it.  It is very difficult to tell where the render stops and PS starts.  It would be a great blow to the community if you decided to permanently step away, but given the severity of your blowout, it is understandable.  However, please don't. Waaaah! 
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
Thank you very much.  :)  Most of the time I try to take a minimalist approach...to just enhance, not detract.  Now mind you I DO get carried away at time. lol

But thank you so much for your kind words.  I'm fighting my way through it all. :)
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TheOtherThoreandan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, dipping your "toe in it...just a tiny bit" has produced an excellent portrait, with remarkable presence, realism, and style.

As for your computer troubles, they can drive one into a rage, can't they?  You can shake your fist, and yell, "What... the... F! are you doing now? Why aren't you Fg working?" but it just sits there and reboots again (if it starts at all), the constant hum of its ventilation fans mocking you.  And of course, Microsoft must have put the Devil on its Windows 10 dev team, because only the Prince of Darkness himself could have thought forced updates would be a good idea.  Funny (not really) how the technologies that make modern life more interesting can also make life more frustrating.

But I'm glad you were Defiant and did not give up on 3D, we would certainly miss you around here.
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
Well hello Theo. :D  I've been M.I.A. and just wanted to quickly say thank you!  I really do miss seeing your art and I'm assuming Real Life is keeping you very very busy. 

Let's not talk about the computer shit because I'm liable to start raging all over again. hahaha  it's still not right but I just seriously can't deal with it right now.  I seriously have no idea why they would force such a thing on us.  ugh...nvm   I don't want to get started. Ha

*sighs*  can I just give you a :hug: ?  Wait, I think I'm the one that needs one. lol
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TheOtherThoreandan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!  As always, I appreciate your encouragement!  And yeah, I definitely think you are the one who needs the Hug in this case, so there you go.

I could say that real life has been "intruding" on this hobby (how dare it!), and I even started listing the ways it has. But in reality, that's just me making excuses. The reality is that I go through a periodic obsession/discouragement cycle with all of my interests. Ultimately, I get discouraged when I'm not immediate good at something, so I don't put in the practice that's necessary to GET good at it. I know that the only way to get better at something is to practice it, and you can't just think your way to proficiency at a skill, but that lesson doesn't seem to sink in.

As in most areas of my life, I need to embrace a credo of "less thinking, more doing." Maybe I should make a motivational poster with that phrase on it. I'll have to give it some thought...
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Grim-Red Featured By Owner Edited Feb 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I can relate.
DAZ 4.10 devastated all my Genesis1 characters, all of them, lost.
Years of patient morphing, fixing, perfecting...gone.
I can't say what i hate the most between winblows or DAZ updates.

But is nice that you didn't let this thing taking you down for good. :)


Ps. rather epic render for " putting your toe in a bit" :D
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
Thank you Ruth! 
My opinion of Windows has not changed...still sucks and well, just sucks. :)
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black-ronin1228 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Professional General Artist
I've gone through the same thing like 5 times over the years. It sucks trying to get back into it, especially when everything isn't connecting right. Glad you're back, though!
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
oh gawd, noooooo!  But that's exactly it, I'm not over it because shit is every where now on my system and it's still not acting right. :(  I guess I'll use it till it conks out or I orchestrate a little accident for it. lol  But thank you, appreciate the words.

OMG, I'm following you now because of all the cats! lol  So beautiful and of course my fav animal. :D
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black-ronin1228 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Professional General Artist
yeah, ive deleted entire content file locations over the years and lost a ton of things, but then i just re-upload from daz3d and hope for the best, lol! Thanks for the follow.
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Vanzaar Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...CROM!!!
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
Don't know what that means, but hopefully it's good. lol  ty
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Vanzaar Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Conan the barbarian pronounced the name of his god (Crom) when he was amazed by something and I'm sure he would have screamed when he found himself in front of the female character you created.
Good job!
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018
duh, I'm embarrassed I didn't even realize that as Conan is one of my all time favs. lol  I'll go crawl back under my rock. :D
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GalaxyIV Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
this is my perfect wife
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
hahaha, thanks! :D
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Lunatic38 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Awesome!
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
Thank you! :)
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saturnword Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I love the dirt and sand on her.
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
Thanks! :D
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Seejus86 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Technology is amazing until it does things like this to you!!!! So freakin' frustrating it's unreal. On the plus side, I think I speak for quite a few people, when I say I would be devastated if you stopped gracing us with your amazing talent, which seems to be 
limitless from the beautiful and mesmerising pieces in your gallery <3   
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
LMAO right?  I generally don't have much of a temper but damn..I think I went for broke on this one. :D  Parts of me are still a bit ticked off...but oh well I need to stop whining about it, suck it up and go on. :D   Thank you for the kind words, I really do appreciate it. :hug:
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Ikke46 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018
You must have been feeling so bad...and i am so sorry for that...But...you did a awesome work again here, and i hope you don't stop with this fantastic work, please? Always a little surprise what you make, and such pleasant to look at!:nod: :hug:
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
Thanks Rian!  Not sure it why it had such a detrimental effect on me this time, maybe age is playing a part in that as I tend to get more emotional these days.  shhh, don't tell anyone.   I've been trying to stay away from Social Media a bit more till I calm my heels.  ha   Sorry I didn't leave comments on your images, I do hope you know how much I LOVE your art.  Hope you are well and lots of :hug: your way.
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Ikke46 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018
Offcourse i don't mind, i know your thoughts and emotions need to be sorted out...Just take the time to get all those feelings on the right track, and we will wait for your fantastic works to show up here on DA...And just know; you are much stronger then you think, and lots of people love what you do (me included offcourse  :D)
And i will send you a lot of happiness and joy your way;Panda Emoji-32 (Happy Blush) [V2] Hatsune Miku-19 (Miku Miku Shite Ageru) 
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018
Ready for it to happen now! lol  nonetheless, I really do appreciate your words, support and you. :glomp:
I could use all the happiness and joy! :D
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R--U--B--I--N--A Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am very sorry for your PC problems!!! Buuuuuuut this render is FAAAANTASTIC Heart Heart Heart You know, that I love your strong females :happybounce: :happybounce: Heart Heart :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
Bah, shit happens you know?  I had my fit/tantrum, and fortunately I survived it. lol *wink*  Thank you so much Rubina!
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Becarra Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHOA!
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
:D  ty
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ObscuroArcanum Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so sorry to hear you're having such a terrible time lately. There is nothing worse than having to
unexpectedly reformat because a Windows update has spat the dummy. I really hope you didn't
lose any work. :huggle:

In spite of all the angst you're going through, this is a very beautiful render. Very dark and gritty and
I think it captures your current mood very well. Talon looks defiant and angry, just as I imagine how
angry you must be. I hope this is just a slump and you are able to gather yourself together and decide
what it is you want to do - stay or leave 3D behind. If you leave, the quality of 3D art on dA will be less
for it. :huggle:
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
Meh, it's ok.  I think I'm getting better about it every day.  It's not like I haven't had this happen before.  Well it's been years and years (during my Mac ownership years) but it just seemed to hit me really hard this time.  I'll get back at it soon enough I hope.  I've been taking longer breaks in between to re check myself.  I'm still mad as hell at Windows though.  Fuckers. lol

Thank you for your support Kat, always appreciate you. 
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