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Elijah by BlackTalonArts Elijah by BlackTalonArts
Two things I love most...men and b/w. lol  I know the boys aren't popular, but I don't care.  One goal this year is to try and use them more.  Male or Female the human body is beautiful.

Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking, comments, favs and whatnot.  Mad love.
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:iconchemicq:
Chemicq Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Badass attitude and instant fav. Can I patch you my phone number? Tell him I need someone for a science fiction movie I'm working on ;) 
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
LOL, that would be pretty awesome right? :D
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Laspe Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with one of the things you love most, Mel, and that wouldn't be men. :)
Kidding aside, this indeed is a very effective monochrome work and you did an amazing job on designing and presenting the character. I like the outfit, accessories, and the smoke as well!
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
LOL, well at least you love one of them. *wink*

Thank you always Laspe. :hug:
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Laspe Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, and you are very welcome! :)
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Ikke46 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018
Great work, and don't you just love that tattoo? I do :D
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
Yes!  One of my fav tattoos that doesn't look like a paste on. lol
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DamnedComic Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018
I love b/w!
You always convey so much emotion in your work.
I always try to imagine what they are thinking...
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
b/w is so powerful to me, it's like it strips away so much and you see things for what they really are.  Not sure if that made sense, but it's pretty much what you said. lol  Thanks DC
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ObscuroArcanum Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
B/W and Men are the perfect combination, and it is only improved when it's B/W and Naked Men, yes? :giggle:
Really love the textures and the intensity of the contrast in this one. The highlights and brightness is minimal
and it makes for a more intense and dramatic looking portrait. (He should really do himself a favour though
and stop smoking!)
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
Exactly!  I'd like to play more with body scape type renders of the males but getting the muscle structure to look good on the men is a bit harder.  I'll have to see what I can do or just cry because I can't. lol
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ObscuroArcanum Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
The body scape renders are really striking, especially when the angle and the intensity
of the lights are pushed and you can get some really interesting highlights and shadows
forming on the contours of the body. I'm certain that once you start experimenting with
the body scape scenes, you will execute them flawlessly! :D And if you aren't happy with
them the first time, keep at it! All the eye candy you'll make until you get something you're
fully happy with will be worth it! ;)
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
Kat I can't tell you how much I love playing with light and bringing out those details and b/w definitely helps push it even more.  Just adds that impact you otherwise wouldn't get...imo.  Thank you so much for your words, laughs and support.  Really does mean the world to me. :glomp:
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ObscuroArcanum Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
You really do get a lot of impact with b/w when you're pushing out the details, things you
might not otherwise see with the colour because to bring out the details, you might have
to increase settings or up the intensity of lights and in colour it just doesn't work. I'm trying
to get more detail popping in my b/w images, but I'm still on my 'shiny, polished b/w' binge
so the details are getting sacrificed for the shininess! lol

You're really very welcome for the support! :huggle: I love your work! Keep it up! :D
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Logic12304 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great render! Very realistic:D
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
Thank you, again much appreciated. :)
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:iconlogic12304:
Logic12304 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No need to thank! Your art is very inspiring:D
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BornAngelAuthor Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I totally agree with you. The boys aren't so popular and there isn't enough variety for them :( Still haven't found a really nice male long hair for gen 3 or gen 8 :( But hey, I can still use and modify the SAV hair props to work. 
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
Sadly no they are not. :(  But oh well, I'm seriously going to try and use them more...maybe start a trend?? lol  I do agree that the content is skimpy as well as great hair, hopefully that will start to change a bit.
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BornAngelAuthor Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Hopefully, we need more female artists or more that see the body as more than just a sexual object. I mean, yeah, I like/love men but there is something about the curve of a woman’s body that’s more artistic and pleasing to the eye... I don’t know quite how to explain it more than that... guys can get that way, if they try, but most don’t
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ZestyLimey Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018
Such classy portraiture! I love the pose, and the details on his skin and clothing. I'm happy to hear you plan on bring some more fellahs into your work (though your ladies are stunning). It'll be fun to see what you do with them.
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
Thank ya Zesty...though my men will never look as good as yours. truth. :)
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ZestyLimey Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
On the other hand, your men will never get put into people's "Sexy Women" folders. :XD: Oh, wait. I love it when that happens!
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018
LMAO. But hey, I love that about your men.  of course you know that and I’ll probably say it many times again in the future.  I’d get a right chuckle out of it though. Ha
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mythosarcane Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Clap Outstanding!
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
Thank you. :)
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beachlegs Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
WOW That is a wonderful image love the B/W and the other thing I really like is how you make the centre a little off focus really cool :)
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
Thank you so much and great job noticing the Dof  :D
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:iconbeachlegs:
beachlegs Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
It looks really cool I couldn't miss it :)
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Rov65 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome character Mel! And yes ... why not let the boys out more often. One of my old all time favourite 3D artists Nigol made gorgeous renders of gorgeous girls and every once in a while threw in a very cool and erotic male render. So I say ... go for it girl :-)
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
LOL...we shall see.  It's always a nice change of pace to throw them in there.  It's harder to get creative with them like the girls but at least fun trying. :D
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Poses17 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your photography skills always come through so strongly these renders. Brilliant work, Mel.
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
awww, thanks London.  I really do try when it comes to lighting and composition and it's nice when it's appreciated. :hug:
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Kooki99 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
superb !
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018
Thank you! :)
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armieri Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018
Thumbs Up 
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018
Thank you. :D
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:iconstoper:
stoper Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018
Black and white always looks classy :)
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018
Indeed...just love how it brings out details you may normally miss.
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Grim-Red Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. Love the mood, love the sepia filter and the intensity of this portrayal.
Classy and magnetic, reminds me a cover of a fashion magazine. :love:
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
Thanks Ruth!  Yep, just a hint o sepia (nice catch)  I love doing portraits sometimes...they are just fun. :)  Gives me great practice at lighting, composition and posing.
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