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The Hermit

“The hermit doesn't sleep at night, in love with the blue of the vacant moon. The cool of the breeze that rustles the trees rustles him too.”
~ Ching-An

The Hermit is a card of introspection. She has left the world behind her and only exists for the moment, for her breath, for her solitude. It seems that the farther I get in completing this series, the more I see myself in the faces I create. Mindfulness -- the practice of being only in the moment -- is something that modern life robs from us. We are constantly pressured to do more, work faster, multitask. True peace, however, can only be found in the solitude of a moment. The past is lost in time. The future is a mystery. All we have is now. The Hermit invites us all to find our own moments and just be.

Rendered in Poser Pro 2012 with significant texture work, Postwork in Photoshop CS6.

Production Credits
VH Jessie (Godin)
Dragon Rider Outfit (kaydream)
Hoodlums (Propschick, sarsa)
Staff Pack (ARTCollaborations)
Autumn Winds Hair (Valea)
Alchemy II (IgnisSerpentus)
Terradome (Colm)
Love's Last Stand (LukeA)

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NeilV's avatar
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Thank you! I'm glad you like her. :)
Kachinadoll's avatar
Awesome hon! Just love this series! :iconwarmfuzzyattackplz:
karibous-boutique's avatar
Thank you! (and the furry little happy things, too!!) Godin's character really stole the show with this one. She was so much fun to render. I'm going to have to dissect her material nodes to see how that velvety matte effect can happen with SSS. So much to learn!! :heart:
Kachinadoll's avatar
Your most welcome hon! I hear you! It seems as soon as you get your brain wrapped around stuff, they change it! haha weeeeeee! :iconcatshockplz:
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:heart: Thanks! I like this one a lot, too.
Nephanor's avatar
Y'know, been talking to a couple folks about a 3D rendered deck, and look at you go!
karibous-boutique's avatar
I began this a long while back, and then stalled. Suddenly, ideas for the series are popping up like dandelions!! I think I'll probably stop with the Major Arcana, though. 22 cards are doable. 78... that's a big commitment! Lol. :)
Nephanor's avatar
Awwww...was hoping for a full deck! Oh well, I guess most of us aren't playing with a full one anyways! ;)
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