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In Caves of Ice by Chaos2112 In Caves of Ice by Chaos2112
That sunny dome ! those caves of ice !
And all who heard should see them there,
And all should cry, Beware ! Beware !
His flashing eyes, his floating hair !
Weave a circle round him thrice,
And close your eyes with holy dread,
For he on honey-dew hath fed,
And drunk the milk of Paradise.


- "Kubla Khan", Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Damn.

I've been working on this piece off and on for the last few months. More off than on, really, since it's never really clicked with me in a way I was happy with. Been arranging and rearranging it for a while, until I got this configuration a couple of days ago. Then it was time to tweak the ice shaders.

Finally got a decent render, pulled it into Paint Shop Pro and started working some post-working magic... And well, damn. I love this piece.

Rendered in Daz|Studio with pwShader. Postworked in Paint Shop Pro X.

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Credits:
Michael 3, Victoria3 and David morphs, Sylphiad Hair - DAZ
Rocks - DAZ Dragon Lair freebie
Michael 3 Revisited - PoserPros
Armor of the Scrolls for M3 - Xurge @ Xurge3D
Hero ~Dragon Sword~ - TT, Renderosity
LM Magic Pose - Luciferino and Morrighan, Renderosity
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wakiagaru Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
I loveeeeeee the armor~ so detailed!! =D And the background is flowy but contrast-y and awesome =)
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Chaos2112 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
Thank you! I'm glad the background came off well, especially in contrast to Khublai.
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PtoIemy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Nice work, I like the armour and its colouring while the background is very well made.
:)
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Chaos2112 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
Thank you! The armor was quite a find, and I'm so glad the background came out well. It was tricky to pull off!
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CyberChristFF Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
I really like this piece as it clearly stays clear of my idea of a bad digital piece. Theres no overly shiny armor and swords (which always looks fake an irritating) and the man is in a believable pose with believable features. As mentioned above, the armor is very interesting and its what draws me in to the piece most.

Well done :D
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Chaos2112 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Thank you!

Yeah, doing metal arms and armor in 3D is a pain and a half. I've never done one like that that I really like, that looks like metal without being chrome.
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prbardin Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like the cold glow from his eyes. Not just because it's "blue cold", but more on how he stares, it's chilling.

Nice job :thumbsup:
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Chaos2112 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Thank you!
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ravynfyre Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
holy freakin' gods.... that? is sexy. Excellent job!
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The-Devi-stator Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
Wicked cool!
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randomsome1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007   Photographer
Interesting detail on the armor. :)
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Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
Oh, I bet you're so relieved to be done with it!

I like that the reds you used are so 'cool', it goes with the blues well.
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