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Flashback - First Contact by PrecisGirl

The posing is good, and there's a decent amount of variety to the characters in the scene. You've kept the figure in a good place to be...


Poolside (Iray) by HeraldOfFire
Poolside (Iray)
Seems even larger scenes can't stop the mighty Iray. Since it's nice and sunny today, I thought the kids might want to go for a little swim...
Iray test render by HeraldOfFire
Iray test render
My first render using the Iray Beta included in Daz Studio. She's a gorgeous little lass, and I was surprised with how well it came out. It may even take over Luxrender as my favourite unbiased renderer.
Defeated by HeraldOfFire
Kara knocks some sense into her cousin after he flies off on a rashly executed rescue attempt to free Lois from Braniac's kryptonite prison.
Flashback - First Contact by PrecisGirl
The posing is good, and there's a decent amount of variety to the characters in the scene. You've kept the figure in a good place to be seen instantly, and also ensured she keeps the focus with good use of lighting and shadow.

The only drawback I can see are that the contrast is quite jarring between the bright main body of the scene and the black foreground and shadows. It's possible this was intentional to draw focus towards Syrissa, but I would argue the same technique could be used by using a dim ambient light source. It only needs to be bright enough for the foreground to have the same depth as the background, without stealing the focus.

Another technique to ensure she retains the focus is depth of field. By focusing the camera on Syrissa the foreground becomes slightly blurred to draw the eye away and onto the in-focus areas, which would be the layer where Syrissa and her onlookers stand. This way you can still have a visible foreground without harming the impact of the image.

As an additional option, you can tint the ambient light with a mild blue colour to emulate moonlight, so that it appears more like night time. You could also use some small light-orange lights for streetlamps. After all, which modern city these days is devoid of its own lighting?

I hope you'll take this critique as my suggestion to you, one artist to another, for improving ourselves and making good artwork great. You've proven you have the skills to create fantastic art and it would be a pleasure to see you develop those skills further. Keep up the good work.


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Neo Genesis
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
3D modelling and rendering is a hobby of mine which originally sprouted from my desire to program my own games which required them. Been using Daz Studio 4 for a few years now, having switched from Poser Pro.

I'm fairly open to suggestions or even criticisms, so comments are always welcomed.

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deskridge Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:!
Arlesienne Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Hi there!

How are you in the middle of PA Sale, still breathing ;)? Please let me take you a minute or two. I got GenX2 to keep me busy and transferred Mayflower. Would you like to get her? She doesn't require anything as I built her on Genesis and then transferred onto Gen2F. I plan to make a journal with more promos and an offering of her (the first twenty people, say, who request her will get her as a free gift, whereas my watchers may request her for free regardless on time they do that), but first, my fellow 3D artists I owe so much :). Please drop me a note if you are interested.

HeraldOfFire Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's adorable, and no doubt about it, but you'll want to be cautious about distribution. The reason is because she's built off purchased Genesis morphs, so while it's fine to distribute if she still requires those morphs (such as a preset), it's against the EULA to distribute it as a standalone morph built off them, even if transferred to Genesis 2 via GenX2.

There's no denying I'd love to have her in my runtime, but I'm always careful about this sort of thing.
Arlesienne Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
I checked DAZ's EULA first as well as GenX2's one and Thorne's. The trick is that Thorne's dials she uses are morph resource kits, which are meant to be incorporated into the morph without making it call-on for them. So it is alright to distribute her. I won't be offended if you say no though.
HeraldOfFire Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In which case I would love to have the morph, she's adorable. Sorry if I took you by surprise with my reply, but I find it pays to be cautious sometimes, and I respect my fellow artists too much to take any liberties with their work.
Poppechild Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have been a great luck for me, to find your awesome gallery, I read your forum post Here, and instead of going for the tuto, I came here to your profile and left the tuto for later.
HeraldOfFire Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind words. I hope the tutorial was useful to you.
stopsigndrawer81 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav on Summertime Water Fun II
lomrick Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave on Victory Salute. :D (Big Grin)
Swawa3D Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for faving Superman vs HULK: Cheap Shot
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