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Technical Imperfection by DivineError Technical Imperfection by DivineError
Am I the only one who HATES needles? Eek! Poor guy!

Based on a sketch by :icondelya: which you can find at this [link] !

Of course, creative credits go to her!

||Technical Notes||

Rendered in Mental Ray 3.3.1, created in Maya 6.0.1. 24 hours and 3 minutes render time on a dual Opteron 250 machine. Custom written physically based shaders for the glass and liquid (similar to dielectric), DGS material used for the metal. The syringes were modeled with NURBS and also polygons. The dude was modeled with Maya subdivision surfaces then converted to polygons. The eyes are simply nurbs spheres with adjusted CV points.

Lighting was done with 2 very large mental ray area lights on either side combined with physical_light shaders and both caustics and global illumination. Area light samples were at 10x10. Minimum adaptive samples at 2, max at 4... which makes each pixel lit with an area light cast somewhere between 1600 and 25600 shadow rays (well, its not exactly like that, but err, who cares?).

Here's a look at his back... [link] yes, he has black blood.

[[Last edit, I swear!!!]]]

due to some demand, ive decided to post some close wifeframe'ish shots of the models so you can see them. of course, before the final render they are smoothed out by mental ray via the approximation nodes...
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They're adorable.
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empusae Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I had reached the end of the line now I dont feel bad about spending my money now everyone recognizes me believe me the sky is the limit
Nissanthen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had tried everything this came at perfect timing for me this filled a void in my life you would excell at this
ikxsan 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
MacbookART 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
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Amazing gallery!
blaze0303 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
so nice
ballwon1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
GingerandSnow Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I cannot stand needles in any way, shape, or form...except for this...
ballwon1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
p.s your novel sounds great! me wanna read!!!!
GingerandSnow Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thanks! :D
icuddleyou Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student Artist
interesting picture
tsumiaka01 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it looks so real o.o
Heavens-Divide Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
OMG this is so amazing :D :D :D :D
EpicBunnyAttack Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
:la:epic awesome
felsadog Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Sick (in a good way).
prettyflour Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in my journal!!!

reem25 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
Take a nice picture
no1likeyou Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
ohmigosh i hate needles toooo!!!!
darkewalker1 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Ooww... Nice!
mo0onwalker Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
that is so unbelievable! i love it!!!!
MiniDragonfly Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I HATE needles!(I'm not afraid of them mind you. I can feel both the needle under my skin & the contents that are squirted into me)
But at least this means people know I don't do drugs(nor sadly tattoos).
Aroraaa Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
heyoooooooo :D i Love it so so so much :) amazing ...
TylerMcDonald Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
I absolutely love this picture :p
Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is just too cute! I totally agree, ewwwww, hate needles! Fantastic work! :iconifeelfluffyplz:
Centurion13 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Interesting... Hope it never applies to me!
Techwiz101 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
could u send me the wallpaper to
DelMinor Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
Howdy, I was looking for syringe pics for my YouTube channel and I ran across yours. I am a Type 1 diabetic who uses syringes multiple times a day so I have a special realtionship with them. =D

I am currently using this one as the background for my channel, but I will gladly take it down if you like. Or if it is okay, maybe you could sign it somewhere that it would be visible so people know who created it?

My channel can be found here:


- Jason
julesmeijer Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Love this wallpaper to bits, it's because I have Diabetes and I can really relate to this. I have to stick needles in me 4 to 10 times a day.

I really want to thank you for this.

I don't like to ask for things, but I'm going to. Could you find it in your heart to make a wallpaper like this with diabetes as a theme?

I ask this because it's generaly misunderstood by people, and I want to get some awareness for this decease. Also because you get seriousness and humour better in a picture than I can.
tranta Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
lol i didn;t know it was you that makes that amazing piture ..or wallpaper i got this on my screen for more then 1 year lol ..thx a lot looks awesome
RogerLOX Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Student Filmographer
nice my aunt has this deskopt,did u make it?
Cpl-Highway Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
Here something similar :
pyroasta Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
I like to think that those aren't drugs. Instead I like to think that he needs color for his body, and he chose colors of light instead of darkness. good choice!
woaname Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
oooh this one's's an old favourite. i remember downloading it once. i see that isn't possible here :S
woaname Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
hehe...lack of it after i read a little more closely
tauren-wardrums Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Hey, a bout of cosmic awesomeness led me to you with a story to tell.

Through various and assorted weirdness, my manager wound up with this image as his MiniPE wallpaper. I expressed amusement over it, and he shared the love. I decided to do a desktop screenshot for dA to see if I could find the original artist.

:iconmintyfresh: answered my question today, so here I am saying hello, bravo, a job well done, and if you want me to take my screencap submission down I'll totally understand.
IZ-Person Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
I took a maya class last year and really got into lighting and texturing. I still mess around with it on my free time. Is there anything you can recommend to me that is full of tips for things like that?
WaffleRyebread Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! Awesome work! The dev is so professionally done. Must have taken hours or weeks to complete this this!

Very impressive :)
JDowzell Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Heya DE. I know I'm not subscribed to you or anything, but I've seen a lot of your work via :icondelya: and have seen how incredimazing you are :D

I also wished to point out that a website has uploaded this image as a "free" wallpaper, and I wasn't sure if you gave them permission to do so.

The offending link is here: >>> [link] <<<

Oh, and :+fav: =D
milkkat Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
heeeeeey)) this one is very popular in Russia)) i guess allmost everybody in here has this)) omg did u make this)) awesome!!! i'm ur fan :))) ;)
SansNoir Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I love it. :D

And I hate needles, too.
Immortelle Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow I had it as a desktop for a long time and always wanted to know who's the maker of this brilliant work...

You did a great job! True prefect Expression, to every needle-phobic's heart content! XD
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