The Fox Cycle, Story Five- The Beating

This week’s Fox Cycle story is accompanied by my most ambitious digital art image yet. Not only was this the most complex image I’ve put together in Daz Studio yet, with five characters and props to co-ordinate, but it was also my first attempt at doing postwork on a rendered image. I used GiMP to blur the forground characters to give it more of a sense of depth of field (which is possible but difficult for me in Daz Studio) and to add the muck to Marlon’s face and neck.  I’m really quite proud of how it turned out.

In other art-related news, I’ve created my own DeviantArt page to start sticking my renders on, so I won’t clutter my blog with everything I’m doing. You can find me at ultrarob.deviantart.com.

 

GIMP – The FREE Open Source Photoshop

For those who might not be familiar with it, there is a free alternative to Photoshop called GIMP – The GNU Image Manipulation Program which is surprisingly powerful and useful, and has a tonne of plugins and tutorials out there. I’ve been using it in lieu of Photoshop recently (since I can’t afford the $600 for Photoshop at the moment just to do some minor photo editing) and so far I’ve found it quite easy to use and well documented.

Writing Comics – A Presentation by Angela Melick of www.wastedtalent.ca – YouTube

Writing Comics – A Presentation by Angela Melick of www.wastedtalent.ca – YouTube.