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Higher by DivineError Higher by DivineError
The idea of this picture is that you shouldn't always let someones bad moods or attitudes ruin your good day. Especially on a holiday like today, I suppose, hehe.

Originally a sketch by `delya :heart:, which you can see HERE! You can see a gif comparing hers to mine by clicking here.

I also made a wallpaper version, which you can get from THIS LINK. If you need a larger one just ask.

Have a lovely Valentines day!!

Technical Details

Made in Maya, rendered in mental ray. Polygons were used for everything except the strings which were nurbs, and the zurd hands and bodies which started as polys then i converted them to subdivisions later on. Lighting was acheived with one single directional light with light angle for the slightly soft shadow. The not so simple lighting part comes from the specular highlights, as I had to make about 7 lights linked to specific objects just to get the highlights the way I wanted (like on th eyes and the heart). The two bright reflections and the glowing on the heart and characters come from a serperate render layer that has two bright planes on either side (see below). The background was simply a huge bended plane with a gradient on it to make it a slightly brighter yellow towards the top. Materials on everything vary a lot, but mostly Maya Ramp shaders.

Clouds were done with Maya FluidFX. 3 in total, one for the background clouds, and two around the heart.

Here's a few shots from the viewport: Render Scene, Full Thing, Cheating Secrets, Skull!

Here's a couple low-res shots before things are smoothed out: Meany Zurd, Happy Zurd

Here's what the reflection pass looked like: Glow Box

And uh... I guess that's it. :burp:

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anilorac186 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Hiya! Believe it or not this has been my laptop's wallpaper since 2008. Alas my laptop died recently and I went in search of this wallpaper once again. Thankfully I found it but this new computer's resolution is 1366x768 and the wallpaper doesn't fit anymore. Would it be too much to ask that you make this wallpaper in that size? I would be eternally grateful to you!!!! :#1: :love:
Lilmeliz Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I want this as daily deviantion. :iconyaymemeplz:
Sngbanya Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Very kind! Nice idea and colors!
hey-neul Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
hahahahaaa ... like eeeet ^^
do they have a name ? i mean it would be So cute XD
lovepari Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
hehehe wonderful :D
momo-loco Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
omg can u make a journal out of this please?
RothermRebeka Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
cool :D
Belak Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Love this...
I'd be using the wallpaper as my desktop if you had a widescreen version...

I know you said to ask, but I understand how much stuff you must have to do.

Keep up the amazing work...

If you do decide to do a wide screen render, I use
JCapela Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
is it just me or is he about to fall ?

great work
oborotyenvpup Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Your love, lifting me higher
Than I've ever been lifted before
So keep it it up
Quench my desire
And I'll be at your side, forever more

You know your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keep on lifting (love keeps lifting me)
Higher (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)
I said your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keep on (love keeps lifting me)
Lifting me (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)

Now once I was down hearted
Disappointment was my closest friend
But then you came and it soon departed
And you know he never
Showed his face again

That's why
You know your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keep on lifting (love keeps lifting me)
Higher (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)
I said your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keep on (love keeps lifting me)
Lifting me (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)

[Toster starts to dance]

I'm so glad, I've finally found you
Yes, that one, in a million girl
And now with my loving arms around you
Honey, I can stand up and face the world

You know your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keep on lifting (love keeps lifting me)
Higher (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)
I said your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keep on (love keeps lifting me)
Lifting me (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)

Now sock it me
AlexDemoiselle Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
loooove it!!
Q8Toba Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Hobbyist
lovely,, BTW what's this characters name ? : )
chiachrome Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
i seem to have misplaced my Busby SEO Challenge somewhere in your basket.
PookyWooky Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
Simply adorable.
elemental-daughter Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
Fantastic stuff! I love it:deviation:
stardust30 Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
oh man :blowkiss: is sooo cool
thx... you have me brought to laugh
vozzz Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Professional Filmographer
strange how i never faved this. Great piece.
willymerry Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful scene, hehe.
I faved it, but I have to admit I didn't know if I would for a moment. I had a bad Valentine's Day ;D
MissBraces Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
so cute :aww:
Rim-K Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Great ! here's my new screenshot, I used your pics (thanx to Delya too) ;)
Sun-face Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
TukloNashoba Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe, kinda funny how i came across this.. since im in a depressed mood right now, but this picture cheered me up =)

I love your work.. I wish i could do the 3d stuff you do.
Akira-aka-BlackRose Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
those guys are so cool that's an awsome idea :D
beijer Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
sooo coool [link]
furryomnivore Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
Your clouds wouldnt suck if you did them in zbrush
sevgrlx Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I just love you sense of humor and style. Yes it's my new desktop.

btw, I'm very enamoured with the texture on the basket... I know, I know call me crazy but it's just lovely.
inukijo8303 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
I love your Maya stuff!!!
I'm going to SCAD for animation, and jsut started Maya this last quarter, so i am amazed at what people have done in Maya, I can only do substandard modeling right now...
I think my favorite one so far is the Love juice one you did!!!
Fusious Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
great work I love it..I am still laughin at the comic feel of this..and amazing clouds!
WonderBog Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
Wow! Perfect! ))))
RazyBerry Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007   Interface Designer
i love it.. i've seen your work at cg talk, when i was taking 3d animation.. and u where my #1 fav.. i love your 3d.. is awesome.. great job
Dean07 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007
awesome just awesome, its a beautiful render
adn-pera Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
I think that light reflection on the heart should be interrumpted in the clouded part and in the shadow of that clouds.

Great work anyway, as all of yours, DivineError.
Tomazz Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter

as usual...
SmartiN Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
God I love your characters
eugenesoh Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007   Filmographer
edelcutie Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
this is
minimaxpower Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it !
JacquiJax Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
DjeScob Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
So great !!!!
Love it !!! ^^
Yukes Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Student
hahha funny =D
KinaMorii Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cute. ^_^
prosp3ct Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
nice work :) uhh you should start putting watermarks on your work/renders because to many art thieves and faker or what ever there called.
brosnan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is pro-drug propaganda, isn't it?

swangdoodles Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
Hi, I just want to write here that I really like you artwork. Especially the Zurds. They look good on my Desktop... Just wandering, how much time did it cost you to make an artwork like this one? As for me, I would really like to get started making some artwork myself... But with the full-time (and a second part-time) job I'm doing, I find it difficult to make some time free to get started... Anyway, good luck to you! Ciao, Swangdoodles
DivineError Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
It doesn't take long to actually make the images, what took time was learning how to make the images, hehe. Many of my images went together in less than 8 hours work, but it took me many years to learn Maya to the point where I could make them that fast.
swangdoodles Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
Oké, thanx for your reply. I get the picture. I really need to try to make some more time free for practicing with 3D programs...
I've already asked my boss if I could work less hours... otherwise I have to wait for a vacation...
It's just finding some free time, that's my problem...

Keep up the good work,
enamorado Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
Gooooooood composition! ;)
ScottishRose Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
heehee I can connect with this on both levels!
flirtalamode Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
you do great work. i love seeing what you're going to come up with next! :+fav:
hanyb Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007   Interface Designer
Great one... :thumbsup:
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