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Norgeon Character Image by BarbaraTeebrook Norgeon Character Image by BarbaraTeebrook
Here he is, in all his glory.

Norgeon the sorcerer. He'd likely say "sorcerer extraordinaire, if you please" but this is my post, not his. Flamboyant and friendly. How could anyone resist that smile?

Very little post work on this one. I just touched up some lines on his boots and on the gauntlets where they refused to actually fit around his shirt. Oh, and one spot on the cape, too.

I'm not sure the velvet is, well, velvety enough. I'll have to experiment with settings in the future. His sash is kind of shiny in a plastic way, too.

Time to press the submit button and stop critiquing my own work.

:wave: Have fun!
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MollyFootman Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like his hair, too, Barb. I have the darnedest thing about getting hair to look more real. I think the Velvet is OK, but I know what you mean about textures being close but not quite there. The staff is very cool, too. :)

The smile is good, but it crosses my mind that you might want to try to make it a bit less symetrical... bring one side or the other up a bit. You did great with the eyes and brows for sure. :)
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BarbaraTeebrook Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see so many other things than you do. Which means I need to look at things a little differently. It didn't even occur to me to make his smile a little less symmetrical. No one smiles perfectly, especially when there are emotions involved. Although, I could just claim he is a very open person. Still should be a little crooked.

If I'd spent more time in post, I might have been able to improve his hair. I was just so pleased that he'd finally finished rendering. I fixed the small things that were really bothering me. Maybe, if I found the right bump map I could get the fabric to behave more realistically. So much to learn.

As always, thanks for the great feedback. :hug:
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MollyFootman Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh. You are welcome. I've learned so much from what people say to me about my art. I hope I am helpful to you; you certainly have been an inspiration and stimulus for teh Mollz. :giggle:
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BarbaraTeebrook Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very helpful. Even not being on the same platform you have some great insight that I've benefited from. Now, if you could help me find my inspiration... I seem to have set it down somewhere...
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MollyFootman Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh. It seems you are doing pretty well, inspiration or not. ;P

A lot of my friends here use Studio. I sometimes wish I hadn't come so far down the Poser road because I could be more help to them, but I yam what (and where) I yam. :roll:

Someday, when I think I've really tamed Poser, I might start learning Studio just because I think it might be good for me to know more software platforms than one. We'll see. ;)
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BarbaraTeebrook Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had already spent too much time in DAZ (little though it was) to make heads or tails of Poser. People use both platforms (and the add-ons and plug-ins) to make some really great stuff. Since I've started down this road, I can't turn back now. That doesn't mean the road may not fork somewhere up ahead. Only time will tell.
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MollyFootman Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I may take the fork as well as I noted elsewhere. The danged manual for Poser was nearly 600 pages and I went through the whole danged thing. :roll:

It makes me a Poser girl, I think. ;)

Thing is, Studio might be a better platform in years to come... :slamhead:

What's and artist lady to do? :giggle:
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BarbaraTeebrook Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An artist will just keep trying new tools until she finds the one she likes the best. Or, use many tools because one should not be constrained.
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DelwynDruth Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
He's blonde. I instantly hated him.
Still, you were able to elicit an emotional response from the viewer. :D
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BarbaraTeebrook Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not even sure how to process that one, Del. Then again... you commented. Good enough for me. :p
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