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Sierra Skye Saves the Day by Swawa3D Sierra Skye Saves the Day by Swawa3D
This render is based on a real person and true story. Minor details have changed & it may be slightly exaggerated.

The horse manes, buckle/star, cow print and sand dunes were created from scratch. I heavily modified the textures of the jean pants (Town & Country) to convert them into daisy dukes. The freckles were enhanced with custom texture work & I was able to give the skin a nice glow using the Subsurface Shader. The drool, dust & some of the straps were added in post.

I'm really happy with the environment design and sense of depth. WorldBase was a flexible, light weight solution for the sky & distant mountains since they are out of focus. I used Infinito to create detailed custom terrain for the middle ground & close up terrain. The Atmospheric Effects Cameras' Depth Mask helped with brushing in the dust clouds in post.



DAZ Studio 4.6 Render

Content/Plug-ins Used: Garibaldi Express Hair (horse manes), Infinito (terrain), WorldBase XT & Desertlands Pak, Barn Yard, Atmospheric Effects Cameras (depth mask), Ron's Brushes (dust & drool), Dark Apocalypse Shrieker, DAZ Horse 2, Western Saddle, Toy Pony, Town & Country (boots & jeans), Kimberly Accessories (top), The Gunslinger S3 (guns), Western Hat with Hair (hat), Lada Hair (Renderosity), SG HeadDresses (bandana), Fabricator (top), Supersuit Shaders, SPEX (glasses), Deborah for Julie (skin), Subsurface Shader, Various Genesis morphs, Victoria 5, Chibi Girl, Jazlyn, Nata, She Freak 4 (GenX), Mr Hyde, Dental Plan, Satsuki, Shape Shift.
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aiel777 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
So cool, great job!
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Swawa3D Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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NeilV Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice image
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Swawa3D Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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SickleYield Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work.  Real where it should be real and toon where it should be toon.  I like the composition and the post effects, too.
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Swawa3D Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I've been striving to reach a nice blend of toon & realism. My compositions have been improving thanks to the feedback of some friends of mine that are comic artists: ~vassdeviant~freddylupus

 

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VAlzheimer Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm loving this, must say I rarely see something this original created in DAZ.
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Swawa3D Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.  I usually try to start with a clear vision, kitbash a ton of content & do a decent amount of custom work to match what I have in my head.
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VAlzheimer Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Keep on with that persistence that you have, you're doing a pro job honey :)
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Kerya-Alexis Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
:) True story indeed ... LOL
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Swawa3D Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well the true aspect is that the character defended her home from creatures that could be considered deadly. :-)
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Tygahman Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great!
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Swawa3D Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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Tygahman Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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KnightTek Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a fun scene!! Great job!  :happybounce:
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Swawa3D Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, it was a lot of fun to make.
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FreyrStrongart Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist
lol. Very funny. And quite awesome with the depth and atmosphere.
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Swawa3D Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.  I think this is my strongest use of depth so far.  I look forward to continuing to work with this formula.
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SimonJM Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Very nice - I am sure it is as accurate portrayal of the event as the retelling of the event ;)
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Swawa3D Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. Yeah, hiking through the desert at 120F while rationing Mexican candy really helped this idea to cook. 
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