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Glass the Shalkad Life-Shaper 3D
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Published: February 13, 2016
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This is a remake of an earlier image I made, done entirely in toon-shaded 3D.  Depicted is Glass, a Shalkad "Life-Shaper", or a mage that can transmute or enhance lifeforms.  Here, she is using her magic to make a mushroom glow.  As I've mentioned in previous submissions depicting the Shalkad, their fur includes glowing spots.  The shader on her dress is translucent, to simulate how fabric will allow some light to pass through.

Rendered using Blender's Cycles engine.

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Glass, the Shalkad Life-Shaper by ZauberParacelsus
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Ryivhnn| Digital Artist
I find the hard edges on the glowing spots a bit intense.  Like how the light comes through the clothes, adds that nice little bit of something to it :)
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ZauberParacelsus|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aye, thanks.  The hard edges are due mostly due to the brightness.  Normally, a Shalkad's spots will be more subdued in brightness, but they glow more strongly as a result of either a heightened emotional state, or the use of magic.
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Ryivhnn| Digital Artist
That's rather cool.  I hope they can turn them off, otherwise they'd be a beacon if they were scared and hiding :)
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ZauberParacelsus|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, only the "upper" emotional states (happiness, anger, love) cause the spots to brighten.  The "downer" emotional states (sadness, anxiety, fear) cause them to brighten.  The spots are also instinctively dimmed when a Shalkad is actively trying to avoid detection.  With practice, however, a Shalkad can consciously brighten or dim the spots.
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VoiceInForestShadow|Professional Traditional Artist
That's so cool!
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ZauberParacelsus|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :-)
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VoiceInForestShadow|Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome Hug 
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