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Two Dagger Problem?

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Jack the Cat is back. Not sure how practical the armour is, but it looks pretty.

This is the Genesis 2 version of Jack and I think he's transferred quite well. Outfit is Battle Driven for G3F, which doesn't autofit to G2M in any way so I modelled it around the posed figure. By the way, I think this is the biggest render I've ever done.

Composed in DAZ Studio 4.8. Costume fitted using Blender. Rendered in Luxrender 1.3 via Reality 4.
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vectormoon's avatar

And I'm definitely using this as a reference for my drawing of Jack.

vectormoon's avatar

..where is the other dagger? (serious)

FyraNuanser's avatar

On his left hip. The title is a reference to Sherlock Holmes, who measured problems on the number of pipes of tobacco it would take to solve them. So a two pipe problem would be a difficult one.

vectormoon's avatar

oh. completely didn't spot that. the ? made me think it was innuendo. sorry.

I'm not sure what it is about cute elf boys that gets me so, but get me they do. Jack can come adventuring with me anytime.

FyraNuanser's avatar

:D I'm kind of obsessed with them. I think it's the ear thing! Jack is kind of my "iconic" original character, and he's from a race of cat-elves.

vectormoon's avatar

I think it would have been more consistent had it been a separate character.

FyraNuanser's avatar
 I understand your reservations (if I understand them correctly), but my rationale for this character (which was developed over quite a long time) is that his harmless and foolish seeming character is actually a cover for his actual role as an secret agent and assassin. I don't think that is implausible—in fact there are historical precedents for it. I'm suprised, though, that you didn't comment on his absurdly impractical armour. I would tend to consider this as an artistic and idealistic rendering not unlike those classical paintings which had little basis in reality.
vectormoon's avatar

I honestly didn't realise it was supposed to be armor. Yes my spelling is inconsistent.

WaspWaistLover's avatar
This is an attractive and interesting portrayal of Jack in warrior mode but please do NOT have him run through a thicket in such a skimpy outfit! Ouch! My best, WWL
Yuni's avatar
When I said "[his ears] used to be more human-like before", I meant this one: Jack plays soldiers :D
FyraNuanser's avatar
Yes, you are right. The "soldiers" render was using an older model base, and although that image is probably the iconic and canon one of him, I didn't feel I could take him any further with that model. So for this I had completely recreate him (although with the same textures) and was able to make his ears more like I really wanted them—still rounded like cats', but more prominent.
Yuni's avatar
Very beautiful! It really makes me think of the kind of world I always dreamed of, where men stay ever young and "kill" each other with the beauty of their weapons and bodies, so the only question in a battle is whether one gets on top or bottom :D And you can really see the reflection of this kind of world in his face, his eyes half-closed and his lips already kissing the air in anticipation XD

I also love it that you made his ears also quite cat-like in this render, I think they used to be more human-like before? All these feline features are so pretty! :3
FyraNuanser's avatar
Thank you for that insight. I've never been sure what role Jack likes to take, although I have my suspicion that if he doesn't kill you he may be happy to submit to you :D
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Thanks, very much, Winfried! :)
Chaoswolfstone's avatar
lovely elf love the armor. 
FyraNuanser's avatar
Thanks! Not very practical, perhaps, but he seems satisfied with it, and it's certainly pleasing to the eye :D
Chaoswolfstone's avatar
Lol indeed it is pleasing to the eye. Sometimes less is simply better.
you're welcome.
I love his armour! I think his groin armour needs to hang a bit lower, but is lovely! Nice pic!
FyraNuanser's avatar
Thanks, John :) The armour was designed for female characters which is why the codpiece bit doesn't fit quite as it should. I should have thought to fit it better though, and make it a bit longer.
Culturedropout's avatar
Wow - that's just... <333  The only "problem" I see is that he's not in my lap.  ;)
FyraNuanser's avatar
:D Thanks very much for your comments and favs :)
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