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Shake Your Booty by DivineError Shake Your Booty by DivineError
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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arc4nis Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
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 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
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
harrisonk Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
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 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
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 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Ive decided no more diets! Try this
LaBFind Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
hellopersonidoknow Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i want that sword! XD
insmaniac Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This wonderful work is featured on my blog post "10 Minimal and Fun Wallpapers from DeviantArt" [link]
ToonOMate Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it!
Guroriamoon Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
kinzie-nena Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
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 :)
Cheshire-Fox65 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
This is so awesome :D great job, its very neat and colorful !!
AniiTaRuiz Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011   Artist
TeGr Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student Interface Designer
awesome :D Keep It on :onfire:
thisyearmvp Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Can succeed in the format of 1366 * 769 link to me
djj-me Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
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! :)
Ibanthemage Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Amazing rendering! Going on my dual screen as a wallpaper :D
manojthematrix Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Student Interface Designer
ya cool
tifus Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
[link] ?? ^^ why is that there >< ?
oh-mercy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
So cute!!!
AztecPrincess333 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
were can u buy the real figuer is it in stores or what? very cool.
japanass Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
this is so simple and so simple good!
colours, details, textures....... i could watch this for hours
pjman Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
All the links give 403's :(
Piratovsky Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009

But neither this nor Love Juice's link to originfx will load.

It says: You don't have permission to access to this document on this server.

Hava a nice one anyhow!
Broken-Starr-Child Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Ha, wonderful, brilliant & wonderful.
skullcandy19 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Amazing stuff.
jenn429 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009   Photographer
this so...cute
BobadooFunk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
QvasiModo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Student Photographer
Apparently no links to work anymore...
beaux-artworx Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
MP3 pirate ei....That really made me laugh!! :D
humid1980 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
I wrongly posted a request on a wrong image, where I wrote that the PNG link was broken.

I'd love to have a PNG for this, as jpg walks on *my* nerves, when it comes to digital art.
AnemicRebirth Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
LOL... that's like the best thing ever.
whitepowa Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
this is genius!
Kolamaya Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
J'adore =)
nilvxiaozi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
very cool! Waou! I love your work!
bUrni3 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
best ive ever seen dude xD
OmaR-GeNtLeMaN Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
very coooooooooooool
Gamubear Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Student Digital Artist
please make a book of these arts....i want to buy it 0U0
ShadowCath Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
love it , very cute :D
black-angel1992 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
to cute ^^ i love it :love:
antichange Featured By Owner May 31, 2008   Digital Artist
THiS is amazing. Where have you been all my life. My desktop is now complete ...

But seriously, ALL your wall papers all so amazing that I have troubling picking one!
gawrsh Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
Hahaha! that is so awesome!
Donnell706 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
So cute. So awesome!
Ideasmith Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008   Digital Artist
oh yesss
oohTony Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Hey !
My draw is Now on my DA too -> [link]
SteveRiker Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
Aha. Modern pirates!!
ratje Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008   Digital Artist
i really like this one great work
The-UnHappiest-Elf Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
omfg its so f-ing cute!!!!
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