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Adreline first corset (redux) by Rick-4F Adreline first corset (redux) :iconrick-4f:Rick-4F 57 17 Cyborg 2003 by Rick-4F Cyborg 2003 :iconrick-4f:Rick-4F 66 21 AIT 004-s by Rick-4F AIT 004-s :iconrick-4f:Rick-4F 31 10 AIT page1 final by Rick-4F AIT page1 final :iconrick-4f:Rick-4F 17 13 Adreline Mixed Messages by Rick-4F Adreline Mixed Messages :iconrick-4f:Rick-4F 34 10 HTML5-Project-Adreline-details by Rick-4F
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HTML5-Project-Adreline-details :iconrick-4f:Rick-4F 9 5
Slavebot Redux-2017 by Rick-4F Slavebot Redux-2017 :iconrick-4f:Rick-4F 188 19 Slavebot-2001 by Rick-4F Slavebot-2001 :iconrick-4f:Rick-4F 57 3 Castle of Evil Incarnation p2 by Rick-4F Castle of Evil Incarnation p2 :iconrick-4f:Rick-4F 25 12 Castle of Evil Incarnation p1 by Rick-4F Castle of Evil Incarnation p1 :iconrick-4f:Rick-4F 9 2 Mars Needs Women - South-pole V2 by Rick-4F Mars Needs Women - South-pole V2 :iconrick-4f:Rick-4F 62 21 Pilot/Third Skin M by Rick-4F Pilot/Third Skin M :iconrick-4f:Rick-4F 64 18 Guardian of the labyrinth M by Rick-4F Guardian of the labyrinth M :iconrick-4f:Rick-4F 37 14 Mnw Smirk V2 H by Rick-4F Mnw Smirk V2 H :iconrick-4f:Rick-4F 116 16 Intruders by Rick-4F Intruders :iconrick-4f:Rick-4F 65 14 Wonder woman 2012 by Rick-4F Wonder woman 2012 :iconrick-4f:Rick-4F 54 24

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Carrot cake by sauco-m Carrot cake :iconsauco-m:sauco-m 131 12 F--k You(tube) by jollyjack F--k You(tube) :iconjollyjack:jollyjack 1,046 319 Number-nine by delic Number-nine :icondelic:delic 59 6 MILKY OVERDRIVE | Pikku Teddy by SKtneh MILKY OVERDRIVE | Pikku Teddy :iconsktneh:SKtneh 136 3 Milky Overload | Milk Maid by SKtneh Milky Overload | Milk Maid :iconsktneh:SKtneh 252 7 Cyborg OC? ._.' by NibelArt Cyborg OC? ._.' :iconnibelart:NibelArt 207 7 Black Widow, Beverly Hills 2000 by stevedietgoedde
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Black Widow, Beverly Hills 2000 :iconstevedietgoedde:stevedietgoedde 68 0
Vampirella by BrianLadouceur Vampirella :iconbrianladouceur:BrianLadouceur 157 31 Sarsaparilla Queen of the galaxy by Loopydave Sarsaparilla Queen of the galaxy :iconloopydave:Loopydave 414 113 Extinction by AntoineCollignon Extinction :iconantoinecollignon:AntoineCollignon 398 16 Dragon girl by renaillusion Dragon girl :iconrenaillusion:renaillusion 341 25 Mars needs woman (tribute to Rick 4F) by catsuitmodel
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Mars needs woman (tribute to Rick 4F) :iconcatsuitmodel:catsuitmodel 49 12
Starfire on spaceship by Kamiko-Zero Starfire on spaceship :iconkamiko-zero:Kamiko-Zero 393 15 Shitake Dieselpunk by Elisanth Shitake Dieselpunk :iconelisanth:Elisanth 251 16 Dentures by Rashedjrs Dentures :iconrashedjrs:Rashedjrs 332 16 Cistercium mater nostra by ForlornTreasures Cistercium mater nostra :iconforlorntreasures:ForlornTreasures 103 6

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Adreline first corset (redux)
The second page for the 'AIT' comic page is temporarily on hold as I sadly lost my momentum with it.:( (Sad) 
This because in the past 6 weeks or so I got sick, twice in a row with an infection between my kidneys. Having these days only 30% kidney function left (you're supposed to have 200%~ish), those infections really 'knock me out the park' and scare my s*tless because any infection can do even more damage to the internal filtering system and brings me so much closer to the dreaded kidney-dialyzes.

Anyway we're not there yet so, enough about that.;) (Wink)  As the second 'AIT' page also is something like 4 x "4F" images when I crawled back up I realized it would take too long to finish them all so I had to fire up 'plan B'.

Plan B in this case involves updating an 7-8 year old image I never really liked how it originally turned out.
The old image wasn't shiny enough, nor futuristic enough. And my attempt back then to create a tight corset that had scifi vibes just failed miserably. I liked the wall behind the model but that was about 'it'. 
I already had started constructing the bed-bunk a few month's ago but had no clear use for it until I needed a 'plan B'. Once putting the 2 together the rest rather smoothly came together in a month's time.

Final background render in C4D, Physical with AO & GI, took 32.46 hours at 9336 x 5252 px excluding a few extra hours re-rendering certain parts that needed some textural adjustments.

Big version of the above image at 3822 x 2150 px can be as usual found for members of my website at www.4f-creations.com

Hope you like it. :)

Comparison file: 
sta.sh/0eu8lm2mdnf
Partial deconstructed bed-bunk:
sta.sh/02ebamacy7oe


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The Eclipse switch button arrived today. I am a dummy! Made me write this journal twice because when trying to post this from Old DA, new DA switched back on by itself and ate the journal Rage . (It's alive! It's alive!)



What can I say...

Ranting will never work. Never. Being emotional or angry doesn't work either. But being constructive at a moment where most things seem to be set in concrete seems a bit futile.
Still I'll try as never shot is always a miss. :)

I don't know about mobile. I don't do mobile (or as less as I can get away with). So I can only comment on the desktop as that is the place where I work, create and watch what othersHug  do. And in my opinion the current DA Eclipse design is in part a case study of bad desktop design (sorry).


Let's compare one page, my profile page from the old site with the new.

Screen-Shot-2019-03-07-at-11.59 by Rick-4F     Screen-Shot-2019-03-07-at-11.60 by Rick-4F

On the left we've got 5 blocks largely but instantly in the viewers sight. Clean, flashy immediately identifiable, lots to see here and lots to click. On the right we only got 2 blocks of which one is a HUMONGOUS banner(space) (1800 x 800!!). The rest that's visible on the left is on the right hidden below the fold. Just because of the huge space wasted for a largely static top banner.

Also because of this some important! buttons now float halfway on my screen. (?)


Now consider sizing that banner down. Like way down, you may end up with something like this:

Screen-Shot-2019-03-07-at-13.11 by Rick-4F

Suddenly the things that matter (the art) comes back to play (largely) its mayor role again. And it will change when you/I create and upload more and the static top banner no longer takes the lead role here. Another plus is that we have a variety of items at first glance. Not so much as in the old situation but it's a lot better then with that HUGE static banner taking up 50% of the screen space. (Think of a news paper front cover with lots of news items or just one thing: AJAX WINS!Woohooooo! )

On top of that we now have all the important buttons gathered at the top. Which is, I thought, basic UI web design?


The next problem is contrast. White screams here in your face like a bright lit television screen in a dark room does. Anything bright takes up all the attention and anything dark drowns in the background because there is too little contrast between the dark background and the dark artwork.

So what if the dark background turns a bit brighter? You may end up with something like this:

Screen-Shot-2019-03-07-at-13.31 by Rick-4F

Ok, my dark blue-grey is perhaps a bit too bright but it's so to drive my point, we now got tranquility on the eyes. All the different items on screen break lose from the background. They all, more or less gain the same visual "weight". I can be wrong but for me this is a lot easier on the eye and comes over less cluttered then with Eclipses current dark background.
(I'm not going over the white one because that created an instant "close now, I'm blind" Dead (RIP)  reaction. Like I was one of those furry Mogwai's. (Bright light! Bright light!)

But now a new problem rears its ugly head, the vertical spacing between the individual blocks is much too large. That didn't show when all was dark but now...
I could 'shop' a solution together for that too :D (Big Grin)  if it was my job to do so but it isn't. So I leave that up to the readers imagination. ;) (Wink)  



I just hope, really hope, that we can look forward to some big adjustments before Eclipse goes live. Because at this very moment I feel it's anything but desktop ready. And I fear that for some this design will become a deal breaker.
Cyborg 2003
While I continue working on the second page of the 'AIT' comic, I got some older work for you to (hopefully) feast your eyes upon.
This was originally titled 'untitled' for some blurry, weird reason.:o (Eek) 

Made, at least partially in Photoshop version 3.0. Back then I had a "metal filter" plugin that really helped create these hard/soft shiny effects. It didn't mean plop-in  image -> apply filter -> done, you did had to do a lot of preparation before. And after applying the filter a lot of post work, but it really helped me tremendously creating those shiny effects we all love so much. I contacted the creator back then but he had moved to Japan and sadly had no interest/time in updating the plugin anymore. So when my OS (Universal Binary MacOS) went the way of the Dodo and my Mac no longer accepted PS3 the plugin died with that as well. :( (Sad) 

I really do miss that plugin as it was my 'secret' weapon. 


Bigger (50% more) version can be found on my website www.4f-creations.com and is freely available for 'Advanced Members'.
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Because if article 13 becomes a law: "Commercial sites and apps where users can post material must make “best efforts” to preemptively buy licenses for anything that users may possibly upload – that is: all copyrighted content in the world." 


This will hit hard if it gets to fruition, yes it even will have consequences in the United States. And the way I see it (please do correct me if I'm wrong) this will mean and this is by no means all inclusive:

No more fan art for:
STAR TREK
STAR WARS
Any DC or MARVEL (etc.) character (Bye bye Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Catwoman, BlackCat etc. etc.)
Bye Bye COSPLAY
No more Nicolas Cage memes (I read he won't mind, still...) 
0fb by Rick-4F
No more independent game reviews (No more Angry Joe, although some may see this not as totally bad)
No more independent film reviews
And that's just a few of big no-no's if some of the great minds in the EU gets their way.

No more unless there is a license in place and you can get past the (buggy) filters.

5EJOJSd by Rick-4F
Help stop this madness. Just say *no* to Article 13.

ARTICLE 13 RED ALERT PLEASE SPREAD!!Copied from :icondarkbrawlercf1994: at RED ALERT ON ARTICLE 13!
juliareda.eu/2019/02/eu-copyri…
The last trilogue on Article 13 has concluded and the holders have agreed on an even worse format of the notorious policy.
As for when the final vote in Parliament takes place; the estimated dates are either March 25th and 28th, or April 15th and 18th this year.
We have just one month or two to take action. Death threats or harassment of any kind will not be tolerated! 
In May, there will be elections for European Parliament. Let's Hope the people fo Europe can find good enough MEPS to help out
I want to make this very, VERY clear; if Article 13 goes through, y'all can kiss a lot of fan works goodbye! The potential scale of the consequences cannot be fathomed, even if
The Eclipse switch button arrived today. I am a dummy! Made me write this journal twice because when trying to post this from Old DA, new DA switched back on by itself and ate the journal Rage . (It's alive! It's alive!)



What can I say...

Ranting will never work. Never. Being emotional or angry doesn't work either. But being constructive at a moment where most things seem to be set in concrete seems a bit futile.
Still I'll try as never shot is always a miss. :)

I don't know about mobile. I don't do mobile (or as less as I can get away with). So I can only comment on the desktop as that is the place where I work, create and watch what othersHug  do. And in my opinion the current DA Eclipse design is in part a case study of bad desktop design (sorry).


Let's compare one page, my profile page from the old site with the new.

Screen-Shot-2019-03-07-at-11.59 by Rick-4F     Screen-Shot-2019-03-07-at-11.60 by Rick-4F

On the left we've got 5 blocks largely but instantly in the viewers sight. Clean, flashy immediately identifiable, lots to see here and lots to click. On the right we only got 2 blocks of which one is a HUMONGOUS banner(space) (1800 x 800!!). The rest that's visible on the left is on the right hidden below the fold. Just because of the huge space wasted for a largely static top banner.

Also because of this some important! buttons now float halfway on my screen. (?)


Now consider sizing that banner down. Like way down, you may end up with something like this:

Screen-Shot-2019-03-07-at-13.11 by Rick-4F

Suddenly the things that matter (the art) comes back to play (largely) its mayor role again. And it will change when you/I create and upload more and the static top banner no longer takes the lead role here. Another plus is that we have a variety of items at first glance. Not so much as in the old situation but it's a lot better then with that HUGE static banner taking up 50% of the screen space. (Think of a news paper front cover with lots of news items or just one thing: AJAX WINS!Woohooooo! )

On top of that we now have all the important buttons gathered at the top. Which is, I thought, basic UI web design?


The next problem is contrast. White screams here in your face like a bright lit television screen in a dark room does. Anything bright takes up all the attention and anything dark drowns in the background because there is too little contrast between the dark background and the dark artwork.

So what if the dark background turns a bit brighter? You may end up with something like this:

Screen-Shot-2019-03-07-at-13.31 by Rick-4F

Ok, my dark blue-grey is perhaps a bit too bright but it's so to drive my point, we now got tranquility on the eyes. All the different items on screen break lose from the background. They all, more or less gain the same visual "weight". I can be wrong but for me this is a lot easier on the eye and comes over less cluttered then with Eclipses current dark background.
(I'm not going over the white one because that created an instant "close now, I'm blind" Dead (RIP)  reaction. Like I was one of those furry Mogwai's. (Bright light! Bright light!)

But now a new problem rears its ugly head, the vertical spacing between the individual blocks is much too large. That didn't show when all was dark but now...
I could 'shop' a solution together for that too :D (Big Grin)  if it was my job to do so but it isn't. So I leave that up to the readers imagination. ;) (Wink)  



I just hope, really hope, that we can look forward to some big adjustments before Eclipse goes live. Because at this very moment I feel it's anything but desktop ready. And I fear that for some this design will become a deal breaker.

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Rick F. van Koert
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Netherlands
I always had an interest in drawing and women. So I ended up drawing women. :) Over time I realized that shiny gift wraps are as important as the gift it self, thus I started drawing women in shiny gift wraps. During the years I left the old pen and airbrush behind and concentrated more and more on Photoshop. To that I added Maxon's Cinema 4D for 3D backgrounds and to give my gift wrapped women that extra shine.
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GospodinP Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome to :icontoreans:!  You've been an inspiration to me since the 90s!
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BrittMartin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the Fav & Watch!
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Darc4ssass1nCMD Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! To a new found friend....:wave:....have a good one, maine! Rell :salute: to the Shiny Wrap Women!!!! xD
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Rick-4F Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Shine on my friend! Hmm, that sounds a bit like the Torch saying Flame on! Weee! Shine on, shine on!Woohooooo! 
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Darc4ssass1nCMD Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL! Shine on! Shine on! xDDDDD Or maybe some SONG of such....:iconthinkingplz: :squee:
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paullanky Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018
Rick awesome artist, I have followed you work for 18 Year plus and you have brought great joy to so many. Thank You! but may I wish you a fabulous Happy Birthday and have a great day. Very best wishes Paul
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Rick-4F Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for that elaborate happy birthday wish! :)
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Shiny-Fan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018
Happy Birthday sir!
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Rick-4F Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you too! And just 'Rick' is fine. ;) (Wink) 
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Shiny-Fan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2018
Happy Birthday, Sir Rick! :D
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