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When You Said... by Rods-Lair When You Said... :iconrods-lair:Rods-Lair 6 5 Braelyn - Wet T-shirt by Rods-Lair
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Braelyn - Wet T-shirt :iconrods-lair:Rods-Lair 6 6
The Mystery Girl Strikes! by Rods-Lair The Mystery Girl Strikes! :iconrods-lair:Rods-Lair 3 10 Morgana T.N.A. IT Tech by Rods-Lair Morgana T.N.A. IT Tech :iconrods-lair:Rods-Lair 7 2 G4 April 2018 Calendar Pinup by Rods-Lair
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G4 April 2018 Calendar Pinup :iconrods-lair:Rods-Lair 3 3
March 2018 Calendar Pinup: Ranpha! by Rods-Lair March 2018 Calendar Pinup: Ranpha! :iconrods-lair:Rods-Lair 4 4 G4: The Untold Story by Rods-Lair G4: The Untold Story :iconrods-lair:Rods-Lair 6 6 Wanna Play? by Rods-Lair Wanna Play? :iconrods-lair:Rods-Lair 5 2 Innocent? by Rods-Lair Innocent? :iconrods-lair:Rods-Lair 4 3 Slinky! by Rods-Lair Slinky! :iconrods-lair:Rods-Lair 6 6 February 2018 - Arawen by Rods-Lair February 2018 - Arawen :iconrods-lair:Rods-Lair 3 2 January 2018 - Tenacious (Tena) by Rods-Lair
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January 2018 - Tenacious (Tena) :iconrods-lair:Rods-Lair 3 2
Girls From T.N.A. 2018 Calendar by Rods-Lair Girls From T.N.A. 2018 Calendar :iconrods-lair:Rods-Lair 5 4 Coal 02 by Rods-Lair Coal 02 :iconrods-lair:Rods-Lair 2 4 Kinnie in the Woods by Rods-Lair
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Kinnie in the Woods :iconrods-lair:Rods-Lair 2 2
Abagail Marsh by Rods-Lair Abagail Marsh :iconrods-lair:Rods-Lair 5 5


Ukaiah-Cooling-Works by I-Am-Madbat Ukaiah-Cooling-Works :iconi-am-madbat:I-Am-Madbat 11 5 Vines of the Wild by Deefreethinker Vines of the Wild :icondeefreethinker:Deefreethinker 10 10 Lady Mary Killigrew by oldeekdog Lady Mary Killigrew :iconoldeekdog:oldeekdog 12 11 For the Wages of Sin (TGIF) by oldeekdog For the Wages of Sin (TGIF) :iconoldeekdog:oldeekdog 14 13 Crossed Legs by Mates3D Crossed Legs :iconmates3d:Mates3D 4 4 Babylon Beach 01 by Desgar Babylon Beach 01 :icondesgar:Desgar 2 0 Kendra and Friends 01 by Desgar Kendra and Friends 01 :icondesgar:Desgar 2 0 A Call to Arms by Desgar A Call to Arms :icondesgar:Desgar 1 0 Abandon Ship by pixeluna Abandon Ship :iconpixeluna:pixeluna 14 13 Urath Ch 17:Secrets and the Mile High Club by adorety
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Urath Ch 17:Secrets and the Mile High Club :iconadorety:adorety 24 12
MM-USS Voyager by mattymanx MM-USS Voyager :iconmattymanx:mattymanx 46 13 the Elven Territories by DarianaLoki the Elven Territories :icondarianaloki:DarianaLoki 3,780 196


When You Said...
"....We were doing this photo shoot out in the boonies, you weren't kidding, were ya?"

"Nope. I never joke about my work, my dear. No gawkers to distract us."

"But sometimes I LIKE being gawked at! (giggle)"

"Yes, but it gets tedious being run off by the police for causing distracted driving incidents!"

Our lovely new model is Psionne for Gen 8 by my pal Jenny (Pixeluna). She's a real hottie and a blast to work with! I rendered her in DAZ, and composited her into a shot I took a couple months ago.
Braelyn - Wet T-shirt
Brae and I were doing a little photo shoot on the beach at one of our R&R facilities. I asked her if she'd do a wet t-shirt pose and she said "Sure!" So here you go! Braelyn by Pixeluna @ DAZ, sky BG by Savage Dragon @ RR freebies, other photos & composite by me.
Morgana T.N.A. IT Tech
OK - this is my first Genesis 8 render, and my first really large render after installing DAZ on my main machine. I just about gave birth to a moose when this rendered... The original image is UHD (3840 X 2160 PX). The image of Morgana and that ubiquitous Dystopia console (no background) took just under 40 minutes with a 1.4 render quality. I used my own light preset with 3 lights; key, fill, and backlight. The lights - all spots - were set to rectangular, 100 X 100, and between 50 - 120K lumens.

I substituted my own images for the monitors - the one on the right being a photo from my Mavic drone. The monitors were a bit dark to start, but - knowing just enough about DS settings to be dangerous - I selected the screens, clicked the little Iray Uber surface thingy, set the screens as emissives, and plugged the images into the emissive color node.

The background wall, floor, and conduits were all created in Photoshop CC with some new techniques I learned about while messing around on YouTube at stupid hours when I should be sleeping - whatever that is... Now that I've retired, it's beyond me how I had time for a job....

Morgana for Gen 8 by Mousso available at Rendo.
Lame title, but I couldn't think of anything else ATM.... Brain fry from work....


I've had this DA account for some time, and it has been sadly - very sadly - neglected. I'm going to try to fix that in between all the other stuff I'm trying to stay current on. As well as DA, I'm on Renderosity and Fantasy Attic, and have my own website (also sadly neglected) at I have the complete T.N.A. story there from the first page to the most current.

I'm planning on posting more of my art and photography here in addition to the other sites. I have quite a few friends here, I see! * waves *

I'm keeping this short tonight - I'm beat, and probably going to bed soon, but I'll try to keep this journal updated, and add more images.



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Rod Shelley
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I am working on adding content to my DA gallery. I have been active mainly on Renderosity as RodS since late 2009, but I am expanding my horizons, and trying to increase my presence in the online art community.

My interests range from CG and traditional art, to photography, and woodworking. I also enjoy refurbishing old lamps / lighting fixtures, and creating new ones.

For my CG (digital) artwork, I have used Photoshop, PaintShop Pro 7, and ArtRage for several years.. In 2009, I got Poser 8, and have since upgraded to Poser Pro 2012 - which absolutely ROCKS! I've recently upgraded to Poser Pro 2014 - and it ROCKS even more! The fitting room, and updated morph brush alone were worth the upgrade price! I've upgraded to the Adobe Photography Program which includes Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC for 9.95 a month. I'm not big on software subscriptions, but this one is worth every penny!

I also have Vue 10 Complete, and plan on upgrading it to the latest version soon.

So many toys, so little time....

I also enjoy photography and have for many years. I recently upgraded to a Canon EOS 6D, and have two drones for aerial photography - a DJI Phantom 2 Vision, and a DJI Inspire 1.

I am slowly working on updating my sadly neglected website. I have an on-line comic there, which I have also been posting on Renderosity (I'm RodS over at Rendo). It's called "The Girls From T.N.A." (nothing to do with wrestling, BTW). It's kind of a sci-fi / adventure spoof of the James Bond-Man From UNCLE style programs. I've had a lot of great responses, and the series has a number of fans on Rendo.

Hope to be more active here at DA, and I'll see ya around the galleries!


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I-Am-Madbat Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018
beachlegs Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for the watch my friend :)
Mates3D Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the add Rod. Was sad I had to close my coolbazza acc but hey that's the way it goes sometimes..
Rods-Lair Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome, Wes! Good to see you here, too!
Desgar Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch and favs, Rod!
Rods-Lair Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, Michel! Good to see you and your art here.
mickeyrony Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Student Photographer
Thanks a lot Rods for the watch and time
coolbazza Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thanks for the Added to my devWatch!  also :D (Big Grin) 
Rods-Lair Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, Barry! Things have been pretty busy around here - as usual... :-P I'm gonna try and get more content here, and visit more often..

So many websites, so little time! LOL
coolbazza Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 To many pies huh and not enough fingers lol.. Will be good to see you here buddy.. :-) 
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