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The last golden sword
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Published: January 14, 2017
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He always admired their courage, their will to battle till the bitter death, even when one knew there were no chances left. They would never give up. But he never thought he would be the one to face the last of them. To decide whether the last golden sword would live or die...

I bet he won't kill her. He might be dark, but he's noble at heart. 

Me stuck in postwork, trying to figure out how to make embers using Ron's War Essentials. Together with DOF. It's a pain, since some of them needs to be blurred manually and some left sharp. But not where everything else is blurred. But with everything blurred it doesn't look right. But... Anyway, I'm calling this one done. Feedback very welcome, since I'm quite unsure if what I tried to achieve (depth, damn it) worked here.

DAZStudio and Iray. Heavy postwork in Picasa and Photoshop. 

All comments are welcome.


Used Content:
- Characters:
1.By Raziel and Silver: Corbin
2.By Hinky Punk: Fantasy Races - Aunrae the dark elf
3.By Darwin Mishap(s): Toruun
4.By DAZStudio: Lee 6
5.By DAZStudio: Darius 6

- Clothing:         
1.By Arki and Shox-design: Eagle-Guard armor 
2.By Arki and Shox-design: Eagle-Guard Torso Armor and Kilt
3.By Mec4D: DarKon
4.By Bobbie25 and Benjamin: Chevalier Armor
5.By parrotdolphin: Pd Iray Shader kit 1
6.By Ravenhair: Artemis Moon
7.By OziChick: Artemis Moon textures

- Hair:
1.By AprilYSH: Nox Hair
2.By goldtassel: Kanzaschi Hair


- Surrounding:  
1.By JGreenlees: Nature Shaders
2.By diviney: Ron's War Essentials
3.By Valandar: Epic Shields
4.By IgnisSerpentus: Hex Arcanum Arsenal

Image size
2100x2400px 6.7 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Date Taken
Jan 14, 2017, 2:22:47 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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Ulysses0302's avatar
Ulysses0302 Digital Artist
Wow, this is really epic. It's so dynamic and you can literally feel the tension in the air. Gorgeous.
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Chanteur-de-VentHobbyist General Artist
Thank you. One of my best pieces so far, also made it in the DAZ galleries top (which never happened to me before). But man it took some time to get those embers right and blurred properly.... :)
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miz-intheskyHobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work, well done :-)
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Chanteur-de-VentHobbyist General Artist
Thank you. This one is one of my favorites, I love the epic fantasy genre and tried to hit it with this one.
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DetniatHobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous scene! Beautiful lighting &  I love the DOF.
I really need a new computer to render multiple figures.  This is just lovely.
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Chanteur-de-VentHobbyist General Artist
Thank you. Took me a very long time to get the embers properly blurred to the DOF, but I consider this work one of my best so far. Definitely worth the hussle. 

Why? What are your specs? (CPU renderer here, with 24 GB of RAM)
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DetniatHobbyist Digital Artist
I have a gaming laptop, so, it's pretty powerful for a laptop but gives me fits when I start getting beyond one or two figures.  Which is why I often don't use background sets, as much as I like them (and own many).  I have an i7 4700MQ 2.4 GHz with 12 GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M.  It's not a bad machine, but I need to build myself a new desktop when I have the cash.

And you are welcome for the comment, it really is a wonderful image!
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Chanteur-de-VentHobbyist General Artist
Actually it sounds very decent. And better than what I have (except for the amount of RAM). So does it starts to act weird in the viewport or when you start to render? 
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DetniatHobbyist Digital Artist
When I start to Render.  I have 16 gigs of Ram, but I'm on a laptop.  A gaming laptop but still. Really need to build a better render rig.
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Chanteur-de-VentHobbyist General Artist
Than that's probably your cpu or graphics problem, RAM is needed for viewport and size of the scene. Try to call a task manager of some sort to see how much RAM you're using during render. 
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CherubitProfessional Digital Artist
Very realistic scene, love the colors, dof, and balance. Very harmonic. PS: cute guy!
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Chanteur-de-VentHobbyist General Artist
Thank you. The image started with the guy. It was made as a submission to Shiba's monthly contest, and Silver's Corbin was the "used item". Then the scene kinda grew around him. :)
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CherubitProfessional Digital Artist
It's amazing! Love your scenes, you have great creativity and skills!
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Chanteur-de-VentHobbyist General Artist
Aww, thank you. :aww:
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bear48Professional
nice 
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Chanteur-de-VentHobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I was inspired by the epic battle pictures out there. You know, the ones where the fate of a race was decided in one final battle. 
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bear48Professional
much coolness 
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Chanteur-de-VentHobbyist General Artist
:thanks:
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VaragkaProfessional Digital Artist
классно сделано!
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Chanteur-de-VentHobbyist General Artist
Спасибо. Вдохновлялась большими картинами эльфийских битв, а-ля Толкина. 
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VaragkaProfessional Digital Artist
:) (Smile) 
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nelm2010Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so astounding! Your postwork was wonderful--all that extra effort really paid off! You've inspired me to try something probably way beyond my skill set, lol, an after-the-battle-scene...I will come back to this as inspiration repeatedly!
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Chanteur-de-VentHobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, this is the greatest praise an artist can get - knowing your work inspired to create. If you're going to create your own something because of this and come out of your comfort zone the postwork definitely payed off. :D
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Saphirewild43Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such an amazing render very detailed!!
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