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Wave.Flip.Prism by DBrentOGara
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Wave.Flip.Prism :icondbrentogara:DBrentOGara 4 39
The Next Wave - After Bouguereau by DBrentOGara
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The Next Wave - After Bouguereau :icondbrentogara:DBrentOGara 23 31
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Amphy and ? :icondbrentogara:DBrentOGara 4 20
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Blue Agate :icondbrentogara:DBrentOGara 10 12
Geminid WarShips by DBrentOGara Geminid WarShips :icondbrentogara:DBrentOGara 15 37 Epresvanilia Vault Dweller WiP 5 by DBrentOGara Epresvanilia Vault Dweller WiP 5 :icondbrentogara:DBrentOGara 33 61 Geminid Biology and Evolution by DBrentOGara Geminid Biology and Evolution :icondbrentogara:DBrentOGara 10 16 Heavy Metal Sand Afra : Foxtrot Uniform by DBrentOGara
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Heavy Metal Sand Afra : Foxtrot Uniform :icondbrentogara:DBrentOGara 18 45
Happy 16th Birthday Deviant Art! by DBrentOGara Happy 16th Birthday Deviant Art! :icondbrentogara:DBrentOGara 14 18
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EmberJoy - Chapter 1
Ember focused on calming his thoughts as the universe tore apart. He couldn't control what was happening all around him, but at least he could let Joy sleep through it. Only the reflexive twitching of his glossy black claws above the controls betrayed his nerves as the cockpit displays flickered in and out of reality. There wasn’t anything he could do about the situation his little ship was in, and it gnawed at him. A combat pilot had to be alert and in control at all times, but right now he was bored, scared, and just trying to stay awake after days in the cramped cockpit. The renovated tugboat he piloted wasn't meant for long duration flight, and had little in the way of amenities. A few packs of nutri-slop tucked into the seat-back for food and a dozen Mi'im for company... along with Joy, of course, but she was less pleasant when she was tired and stressed. Somewhere far ahead of them the destroyer Makes Waste was speeding out of the system at her top acceleratio
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Gift From Liberika (Ambercoast Military Scrap) by DBrentOGara Gift From Liberika (Ambercoast Military Scrap) :icondbrentogara:DBrentOGara 11 22 The world of Jauna Zeme by DBrentOGara The world of Jauna Zeme :icondbrentogara:DBrentOGara 5 35
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Contact Alpha
* Tell us about this new sophont species, ah... number 42'810?
Yes, Ser and Ger. Species 42'810, first contacted in galaxy 514 sector 12-L about 63 years ago, self-identified as "Humans". They are now a colony of 24'600 individuals, originally planted by a basic 'wave-warp' style FTL ship some 120 years ago. The existing biosphere was razed, all sophonts and lesser forms killed, and the original 6000 colonists were thawed from a crude form of cryo-suspension and subsequently cannibalized their colony ship to create the initial outpost.  
* So why have you called us here? There's nothing particularly different about this species, despite its barbarous colonizing technique. What's so special about these Humans?
Well... first and foremost, we need to destroy them all.
* What? Don't be ridiculous... we have never destroyed a sophont species! It's against our very nature... how are you even saying this?
I'm sorry, Ser, forgive me Ger... but it's necessary
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Decontamination : After Daemoria by DBrentOGara
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Decontamination : After Daemoria :icondbrentogara:DBrentOGara 7 50
Bonus #84 After Necrovert by DBrentOGara
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Bonus #84 After Necrovert :icondbrentogara:DBrentOGara 37 23
Crew Skin Test (Cycles) 006 by DBrentOGara
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Crew Skin Test (Cycles) 006 :icondbrentogara:DBrentOGara 5 577

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No Laughing Matter by Colourbrand No Laughing Matter :iconcolourbrand:Colourbrand 220 115 Tentacle Discipline by Shabazik Tentacle Discipline :iconshabazik:Shabazik 101 13 Traditional Vs Digital. by Kiborg-Graph Traditional Vs Digital. :iconkiborg-graph:Kiborg-Graph 10 25
Literature
28 - Out of Harm's Way
DropShip Iron Tower, Acceleration Vector
Dark Nebula, Clan Jade Falcon Occupation Zone
10 December 3053
    “This way, Sergeant Valentine.”
    Amber Tyler looks up from her dataslate. Her father is being ushered into the DropShip’s sickbay by Imani, one of Leonard’s medical orderlies. A huge smile breaks out on Amber’s face as she gets up and sets the ’slate aside.
    “Hey, you,” is all Valentine Tyler has time to say before his daughter flies across the decking and jumps into his arms. It’s just like that time back on Galatea all over again; a sense that things are going to be okay again.
    “You never said you were coming over,” Amber says once she stops hugging him and takes a step back.
    “I wanted it to be a surprise,” Tyler replies. “Calling ahead really kinda spoils that.”
    Amber chuckles, shakin
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Veeblefitzer Cuddabara P-401A by Jimbowyrick1 Veeblefitzer Cuddabara P-401A :iconjimbowyrick1:Jimbowyrick1 54 26
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A note on numbers.
I was recently mentioned in a comment where my DevArt stats (views per day, comments per deviation, etc) were being compared with those of other (in my opinion: better) artists. The question over why mine were higher was being discussed.
Though they never touched on it, I think volume is the key.
Said “better artists” have around 300-800 images in their DA gallery, while I’ve sharted 2,750 or so onto the website.
Throw enough stuff around and something will invariably stick…. Or, at the very least, the stench will be noticed!
Content is king. If you want your work to sustain an audience, you have to keep producing it so they come back. One masterpiece might garner a few “oohs” and “aahs”, but a series of intriguing-though-lesser oddities, and the promise that more are on the way, will keep attention.
That’s not to say you should rattle out nothing but half-hearted bullsh*t (though I will readily admit that there’s a little bit
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ar 4297 by landobaldur ar 4297 :iconlandobaldur:landobaldur 197 40
Literature
21 - Blindspot
Norns’ Landing Site
Persistence, Clan Jade Falcon Occupation Zone
8 December 3053
    The moment the Lodestar’s lift platform reaches ground level, the two skimmers are off and away, picking up speed as they set a course for the latest combat site, just beyond the replenishment depot. Strapped into the passenger seat of one skimmer, Anton Delaney notices on the basic scanner display that a third skimmer – this one from the Iron Tower – is racing to join them.
    That would be the medics from Leonard’s team. He looks back up, squinting through his goggles at the featureless dusty expanse of land ahead of them. He has to force his mind to stop coming up with all manner of nightmare scenarios about what he’s going to find once he gets to the Enforcer and cracks its cockpit open…
    Tyler’s Crusader is standing right next to the broken wreck of Liam’s machi
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Ask Adora: 5 by Shukafae Ask Adora: 5 :iconshukafae:Shukafae 15 5 Skyrim by epresvanilia Skyrim :iconepresvanilia:epresvanilia 18 7
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The Future of Delve
Hello everyone!
I wanted to take a moment to ask your opinions regarding the future of Delve. With Bree finally nearing the end of the great quest that brought her into the delve in the first place, I'd like to know your thoughts.
What is it that drew you to the comic?
What kept you reading it?
What would you have liked to have seen and didn't?
As I have said before, I really didn't know where all this was going when I first started out, and it has gone in directions I never could have guessed. Now I'm coming to the point where I need to decide where to go from here.
Do we follow Bree further? Do we need to know the full extent of the twisted reality that brought this story to fruition, or are some things, like midichlorians, best left unexplained?
Do I instead begin something new, perhaps with a better grasp of what it's all about from the get-go? Do I make a fresh start with new characters in a new world that makes, perhaps, a little more sense than something Brian might have scribbl
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Good morning  by Cheunchin Good morning :iconcheunchin:Cheunchin 199 8 Nightmare 2 by JustInspired Nightmare 2 :iconjustinspired:JustInspired 6 7 scifi city center by landobaldur scifi city center :iconlandobaldur:landobaldur 355 97
Literature
Roaring Bear: Chapter 10
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Thule, Rasalhague Province
Ghost Bear Occupation Zone
10 June 3050

Although he’d known her for almost twenty years, watching her grow up from an eager teenager into the confident, experienced woman she was today, Garadun never tired of looking at Cera Kuroda. Now in her mid-thirties, she didn’t look a day over twenty-five and was as beautiful as ever. She had a slim, firm body with soft curves in all the right places, something her Clan cooling suit did a very nice job of accentuating.
    He smiled to himself as she adjusted the suit in a totally unladylike manner. The suits were amazing, no question. But they had a tendency to ride up if you weren’t careful. Now satisfied with the fit, she began putting on her Ghost Bear field uniform, which was traditional military garb. It consisted of black combat boots, trousers with padded knees and big outer pockets on the lower legs, a black t-shirt, and a jacket with black shoulders  that had
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Spanish Eyes - Catocala Fraxini moth by borda Spanish Eyes - Catocala Fraxini moth :iconborda:borda 219 18

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Really nice work, love that high-resolution render, beautiful pose, very good look overall. The Studio lighting is fine, the side-on po...

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Brent O'Gara
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Gonna try this 'art' thing again, maybe this time even do something with it. :shrug:
Interests
Last year I was helping a family friend get to the airport and randomly met another deviant IRL. BlazeraptorGirl is cool, and has a fun Ninjago fan comic she's trying to catch-up with coloring, so I figured I could help by maybe coloring an almost completely unrelated image. :nod: I'm helpful that way.

In any case, check out her stuff, it's really quite fun (assuming you like Ninjago fan comics... otherwise you'll be very lost)!
  • Listening to: Computer fans
  • Reading: Dr. of Demonology's Roaring Bear novella
  • Watching: Random gifs on Reddit
  • Playing: Prey (the new one)
  • Eating: Winco brand 'sandwich cookies'
  • Drinking: Tang, blended up with frozen tropical fruits

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Wave.Flip.Prism
I bought the truly excellent Flip Fluids Blender addon, along with the beautiful and inexpensive Prism shaders for Cycles, and took the opportunity to re-do the titular wave in my version of William-Adolphe Bouguereau's lovely painting "La Vague" (The Wave)

Daz Studio, Blender Cycles, Photoshop

I truly am a lazy beast... but what can you do?
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The Next Wave - After Bouguereau
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 closely.

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, Photoshop

UPDATE: 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!
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Last year I was helping a family friend get to the airport and randomly met another deviant IRL. BlazeraptorGirl is cool, and has a fun Ninjago fan comic she's trying to catch-up with coloring, so I figured I could help by maybe coloring an almost completely unrelated image. :nod: I'm helpful that way.

In any case, check out her stuff, it's really quite fun (assuming you like Ninjago fan comics... otherwise you'll be very lost)!
  • Listening to: Computer fans
  • Reading: Dr. of Demonology's Roaring Bear novella
  • Watching: Random gifs on Reddit
  • Playing: Prey (the new one)
  • Eating: Winco brand 'sandwich cookies'
  • Drinking: Tang, blended up with frozen tropical fruits
I mean, I've been Brent O'Gara my entire life, including my 'former' life here on dA. When I signed up again after my (rather successful) attempt at internet-suicide I intentionally distanced myself from my old username by going with my first given name, Donald... but really, Donald is my Dad, and grandfather, I'm Brent.

It's nice to meet you all.
  • Listening to: Computer fans
  • Reading: Nuclear-Fridge's MechWarrior novels
  • Watching: Polyp gifs on reddit... coral is weird
  • Playing: Wolfenstein The New Order (again)
  • Eating: Winco brand 'sandwich cookies'
  • Drinking: tepid day-old tap water... yum!
Nov 29, 2017
:icondbrentogara:DBrentOGara has changed their username (formerly DonaldBrent)

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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Hey
Check out my latest pic!
www.deviantart.com/seekhim/art…
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:iconmrsbadbugs:
mrsbadbugs Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Student Digital Artist
thx for ur love
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:icondbrentogara:
DBrentOGara Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome! And thank you
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:iconlordoguzhan:
LordOguzHan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018  New Deviant  Digital Artist
Thanks for Llama :) 
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:icondbrentogara:
DBrentOGara Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome! :D

Thanks for having an awesome collection of military images!
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:iconlordoguzhan:
LordOguzHan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  New Deviant  Digital Artist
You're Welcome :) 
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:icondbrentogara:
DBrentOGara Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Hey
Check my newest pic out! :)
Heading to the Rec Room by SeekHim
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:icondbrentogara:
DBrentOGara Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love them! :heart:
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mrsbadbugs Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the :iconfav3dplz::icondananana3dplz: I love your art! :thumb216397029:
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