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Shake Your Booty

By DivineError
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Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We pillage, we plunder, we rifle, and loot,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.
We kidnap and ravage and don't give a hoot,
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.

Are you a music pirate? I think you are. So why not show it by using the perfect wallpaper to match your busy lifestyle of looting!

This image is based off of a drawing by `delya, which you can find HERE. Actually, it's extremely close to the original, which you can see by looking at this GIF! I improvised a bit on the headphones and mp3 player, however, as there wasn't enough detail in the drawing to go from. CLICK HERE is an alternate version of this render in which the character has facial hair, if you liek a more manly pirate.

The second that `delya drew the sketch of this image, I knew I had to render it. And I have to admit, it was one of the funnest images I've ever worked with. I also went really crazy with the modeling (by my standards!). I used this image as an excuse to start getting more detailed with my models, as I've been pretty lazy with geometric detail in the past. This is my favorite image that I've made, by a longshot. And, not only was it fun to make, but I also managed to keep rendertimes down to a bare minimum, as it only took about 3 hours to render!

This image will be available for print once approved. For an example of the quality of the print resolution image, take a look at the links at the bottom of this description.

Technical Details

Made in Maya 6.5, rendered in Mental Ray 3.4 standalone. Lit with two mentalray area lights on either side. No photons were used, only the area lights and Final Gathering with multiple diffuse bouncing enabled. Every surface in this scene is a custom written shader similar to Maya Ramp shaders, except for the ground, which is a mentalray DGS shader. The shader on the skin is similar to the one in Love Juice, which is designed to blur more towards the angle facing the camera, and reflect more towards the angles not facing you. The entire thing was modeled with polygons, no fancy NURBS or subdivision surfaces this time. Actually I lied, some was subdivision surfaces, now shuttup.

Anyways, on to the part everyone likes... THE PICTURES!:

Here is a few screenshots of the various layers I rendered: The Pirate Layer, Background, Headphones

Here's a few shots from inside of Maya (before the model got smoothed by Mental Ray): Lowres Pirate, Lowres Sword, Bag 'n Such

Here was the first ever render of the character: Shitty first test render!

Here is the lighting setup: Two lights and a pirate!

Here's a closeup of the print quality mp3 player: Super Cool mp3 thing!

And finally, here's a PNG version of the image, for full quality splendor: PNG Version


[[EDIT]] - Updated the image, because many people complained it would not load!
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© 2005 - 2020 DivineError
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arc4nis's avatar
I didnt think there was a way out this really intrigued me I am headed right for the top no pressure just check it out
diegocogo's avatar
I had to prove that I could amount to something this picked me up when I was down this put me back in the swing of things I figured I should share the wealth
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I had reached the end of the line now I can splurge whenever I want these days people come to me for money you are definitely cut out for this
metalStone's avatar
I had reached my wits end I cant believe how much this exceeded expectations my success was effortless just wanted to share the wealth
co-cou's avatar
Ive decided no more diets! Try this
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hellopersonidoknowHobbyist General Artist
i want that sword! XD
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insmaniacHobbyist Writer
This wonderful work is featured on my blog post "10 Minimal and Fun Wallpapers from DeviantArt" [link]
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ToonOMateHobbyist Digital Artist
I love it!
kinzie-nena's avatar
I love this picture, its pretty funny and basically true for anyone between the ages of 14-34 maybe older...not sure about the statistics these days :)
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This is so awesome :D great job, its very neat and colorful !!
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TeGrStudent Interface Designer
awesome :D Keep It on :onfire:
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Can succeed in the format of 1366 * 769 link to me
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Your artwork is amazing :) These are some of the coolest pics I've seen in a very long time, thanks for sharing them with us! :)
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IbanthemageStudent Digital Artist
Amazing rendering! Going on my dual screen as a wallpaper :D
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manojthematrixStudent Interface Designer
ya cool
tifus's avatar
[link] ?? ^^ why is that there >< ?
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So cute!!!
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AztecPrincess333Hobbyist Traditional Artist
were can u buy the real figuer is it in stores or what? very cool.
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this is so simple and so simple good!
colours, details, textures....... i could watch this for hours
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pjmanHobbyist Photographer
All the links give 403's :(
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