Discussing the long
history of female nudes in art with a Troll in Nuclear-Fridge
's gallery, I discovered the work of William-Adolphe Bouguereau, and his lovely painting "La Vague" (The Wave)
. Besides having far
too many 'u' in his name, Bouguereau was a true master, and his softly surreal yet strikingly naturalistic images don't get nearly as much attention as they should in this post-photography post-photoshop world where his style of art can be duplicated by anyone with a camera, and computer, and a few 'artistic' filters. Bouguereau did it first, and he
did it with actual physical media, oil on canvas, using only a paintbrush and a model and his amazing skill and talent.
So of course
I had to reproduce the pose and setting of "The Wave" for myself, in 3D. I got a bit wild with it, Blender's new fluid simulations and my new video card allowing me to render scenes I'd never considered before, and I'm afraid I went a bit overboard on the settings, but it looks nice enough, if you don't look too
Out of 'respect' for the Troll's die-hard position that any
nude constitutes "stupid porn" I have thoughtfully
provided the 'model' with a t-shirt... which has unfortunately
gotten rather soaked
. Daz Studio, Blender Cycles, PhotoshopUPDATE:
02/27/2018 Working with some new shaders in Blender Cycles, didn't want to make a whole new image so I re-rendered this with a bit more contrast and some bloom... also made her skin and outfit a bit shinier, as it's all soaking wet. It's also three times
larger and using the 'denoise' filter. Check out the full resolution image for all the error-laden details!