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I felt like revisiting one of my original characters - Sîdhanar. While looking for inspiration for my next render I decided to look at what I have already done, and see what I’d like to further explore. This character stood out to me, and I wanted to see more of him. I had done extensive work on his eyes in his creation, however his first render Roaming the Wilderness didn't really offer much more than a glimpse of them, so I felt would be pleasing for me to get closer in with a portrait.

For a while now I have struggled with a prolonged case of creators block, and have found it very difficult to visualize things or rather ‘get the ideas out’, both for visual art and creative writing. So this was an exercise where I am hoping to reignite the fire from within me :)

Love Cheers!

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Daz Studio > nVidia IRay > Photoshop
Render Time: 6 hours 40 minutes 27 Seconds (GPU Only render)
The Character is my own, and the figure is Genesis 2

Full Resolution Image available via Download

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:icongregoryambrose:
GregoryAmbrose Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018
Getting the eyes right has paid off. He has a vivid personality.
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:iconjohnkent42:
JohnKent42 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Superb, he manages to look powerful and sensitive at the same time
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:iconspyrorue:
SpyroRue Featured By Owner May 9, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:iconbrandon-bowling:
brandon-bowling Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016
Very nice!
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:iconspyrorue:
SpyroRue Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconyannich:
yannich Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
Never seen such a gorgeous character . Sell him, you'll be rich ! ( I'll be your first customer  :-) )
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:iconspyrorue:
SpyroRue Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016   Digital Artist
Awe you are too kind, thank you very much :)
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:iconfarnea:
farnea Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
awesome
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:iconspyrorue:
SpyroRue Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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darkness1970 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015
whow... the details! Awesome, really awesome! He looks so real, and the eyes...hypnotizing! I fell in love with him!Love 
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:iconspyrorue:
SpyroRue Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! His eyes are definitely something special. I get the impression he'd have very good charisma along with it haha Cheers :)
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:icontherockycrowe:
TheRockyCrowe Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Holy shit I just read the description (oogling over the art first and reading later is a bad habit of mine) and it says this is 3-D ART??? I thought it was a photograph! 0^0
This 'render' was done amazingly well, even the settle faint skin roughness (if I'm describing it correctly) texturizes him to the point it's believable and how the light reflects off of him, his outift and necklace appears to be so natural. 

And not claiming to be a professional or anything but in my personal opinion, the only thing I could nit-pick on is something about the hairline and lips came off sort of 'plastic' in a way, which sort of tipped off my brain that he wasn't 100% real. Other than that artgasmic work!
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SpyroRue Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015   Digital Artist
Yeah I struggle allot with hair in 3D renders, is one of those things which can make or break a render XD I think I rendered this one several times for the hair, and I agree its not all there for me either, definitely a subject for ongoing improvements :) Thanks so much for your kind words, I think his skin came out quite nicely, at least in this environment and lighting, he renders like a charm. Cheers :D
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Erulian Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015   Digital Artist
Congrats...your image has been selected as on of our Images of summer and will be up for a vote for our Images of the year...well done 8-)
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:iconspyrorue:
SpyroRue Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015   Digital Artist
Oh wow thank you so much! This is such an honor :D
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Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
What method do you use for the rim lighting? And I am "happy" to see that someone elses Iray renders take long as hell. I just got started with Iray two days ago and the render times are crazy for me because I render via processor - I have AMD cards. Really good ones and two of them but... wrong brand.

I am getting used to it at the moment but it is a lot of fun so far! I have a good feeling about where the skin develops to in my renders but highlights always get rather gariny in the end, also in the finished pictures. So this is what I am still learning, those little tricks for solving these little problems.

Really great picture. This is the quality I am aiming at! :D
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SpyroRue Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015   Digital Artist
Awe gosh Thank you so much, I am honored hearing that from you! lol 

Yes the render-times for me are lengthy, I think it has allot to do with how many features I push for in materials for things, I work very hard to get things to look exactly how I want (not unlike my experiences in 3Delight) haha That and the added time for Fiber hair when I use it. Noise is a big issue for me, I tend to use very high quality settings to overcome it, especially with larger resolution renders.
I render with graphics card only and a decent one at that, still slow cos I cant help myself XD Bugger about the AMD incompatibility, CPU is very slow to render with... but it does get there with patience :)

In the case of Sîdhanar here and in his Medium-Shot one, I used the sun/sky in the render settings. By coincidence, I had a while ago showed  Ourak and Juli a behind the scenes look at the lighting, and I was actually about to remove from stash earlier, glad I didn't lol Give me a bit and I'll send you some info in the note :hug:

I have been working on totally opposite Night render, had to reopen the old scenes to remind myself of everything lol
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Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
That would rock, thank you so much! It helps me to understand things! Gosh, I am having so much fun with this already, too bad I cannot render as huge as I am used to, but alss, that is the price I guess. :)
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:iconspyrorue:
SpyroRue Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015   Digital Artist
So glad to hear that Mav! Any time truly :hug:
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shanarah Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015   General Artist
Gorgeous, Spy!  His eyes really are incredible.  Great work on the SSS on his ears again.  I really love the bow you made for him too, with the intricate writing and designs on it.  Lovely work. :)
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SpyroRue Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks so much Courtney :hug: I had the opportunity this round to work some more on the subsurface and translucency, and this time the effect wasn't broken up by the quiver shadow XD  I went through so many possibilities with the engraving on the bow, the hardest part was writing the oath that it translated to LOL Thanks again my friend :heart:
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Nevaeh2076 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love this one. He's beautiful. Love Heart +fav 
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SpyroRue Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015   Digital Artist
Awe thanks so much :hug: He has such a big heart :heart: As a relatively new character of mine, he sure is growing into one of my personal favorites :D
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Nevaeh2076 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) (Smile) Hug 
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:iconkarmela-lkl:
Karmela-LKL Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He looks so amazing. Gorgeous work and render! 
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:iconspyrorue:
SpyroRue Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you very much Karmela :D
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Nourak Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015   Digital Artist
Now getting a chance to write for this amazing piece. Superb realism and I love his hand the most.
Your lighting is always epic and makes me envy! :hug: Wonderfulness my friend.
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SpyroRue Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015   Digital Artist
Funny enough the hand was almost a last minute addition, I went through a slew of test renders and kept thinking to myself something was seriously missing, the 2nd hand on the bow, was just so natural :D Thanks Ourak! :hug:
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Ikke46 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
Great character!! :nod:
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:iconspyrorue:
SpyroRue Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks so much :D
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Ikke46 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
Thank you so much :blowkiss:
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:iconvhardamis:
Vhardamis Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice. the lighting really pulls out the details on him.
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:iconspyrorue:
SpyroRue Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D 
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0Snow-White0 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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He is so cute, Spyro! :love:
The skin shader and lighting are awesome as always!!
I don´t remember if i asked , but do you intend to post the story? If not the whole story, but a part of it? Or a small part of it. lol  I´m so curious!:aww:
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SpyroRue Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015   Digital Artist
Hmmm I wrote up a bit of his Bio on Roaming the Wilderness That I essentially had to trim down, as it got quite lengthy for Deviation description haha I may further expand on it in future, I do have to wonder If he finally finds happiness with someone special outside his personal duties, he does after all have a very strong heart, and that in itself I hope to show in further projects soon :heart:

Thank you so much Juli :hug:
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0Snow-White0 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oohh I love romances!! hehehe :love:

"If he finally finds happiness with someone special outside his personal duties, he does after all have a very strong heart, and that in itself I hope to show in further projects soon"

I hope too!!! :dance:

PS: I had read his bio. :aww:
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SpyroRue Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015   Digital Artist
Love  Will be great to explore, I just need to get the right image in my mind HAHA Thanks Again Ju :heart:
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SimonJM Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Wow, damned impressive!
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:iconspyrorue:
SpyroRue Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015   Digital Artist
Haha Thanks Simon, that means allot to me :D
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:iconkittenwylde:
kittenwylde Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice!
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:iconspyrorue:
SpyroRue Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks very much :D
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Childe-Of-Fyre Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this a lot. Love all the little personalized details - especially the necklaces! And I just love the intensity in his expression - great job. The eyes do indeed tell stories. :D 

Good luck with the creator's block. Ugh, I hate it when that hits! I've so been there! Hopefully it will start to let up a little for you.
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SpyroRue Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015   Digital Artist
Creators block been so relentless lately, must be like a month or more now. Still I think some revisits to my prior projects is an opportune work around, I hesitated to do this one, but I am very glad I did now, there was allot of things I was able to try differently and improve on :) Apart from his hair, this render oddly enough really had very little troubleshooting, for that I am thankful hehe

Thank you Seliah :heart: 
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
The ear! It is so cutely red again! :love: Great work, really.
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SpyroRue Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015   Digital Artist
Hehehe Yes This time around I was able to tune things up a notch :D So fun to revisit such projects. Thanks so much Mav :heart:
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21Ajani Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Good work!!!
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:iconspyrorue:
SpyroRue Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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Catweazle01 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is your character to download anywhere?
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SpyroRue Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015   Digital Artist
Sorry, I do not sell or offer my characters as freebies at this time :)
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Hoz3DArt Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great character and render!
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