A True Jedi - For Mark.. by RodS ()
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Also known as anahata.c... This one's for you, buddy! Thank You - you know what for...
Most of you already know Mark, and what a wonderful person he is. For those that haven't met him, Mark is one of the kindest, and most supportive folks here on Renderosity. He writes wonderful, humorous stories, he posts brilliant, cheerful and inspiring art and photos. And he makes you feel like your art belongs in the Louvre next to Rembrandt, VanGogh, and Rockwell. If you are down, he will find a way to stand you back on for feet, ready to take on the world again. It is an honor to know him, and to call him my friend.
Stay safe out there, buddy! We look forward to your return.
This is Joelle - she's a distant cousin of G4 (as if you couldn't tell...LOL). She volunteered to give Mark a little light show with her lightsabers, since he does such wonderful things with light. She says she's all ready to give you a great big hug, buddy! Hope you survive THAT! LOL The '57 Chevy is a freebie by our generous friend, Darkglass. I used Bagginsbill's car paint shader for the baby blue finish on the Chevy.
The background for this image is a hotel in Chicago, Mark's home town. I was going to use a different hotel until I saw the....uh.....name of it. It started with a "T." I said "newwwp!! Mark deserves better! LOL I made a 3D obj 'postcard' of the photo and placed it behind the Chevy, and gave it a 0.6 ambient level in the mat room so it would reflect in the car's surface. I unclicked the "visible in camera" tick-box so it wouldn't show up in the render, but left the "visible in raytracing" box checked so the reflection would show up. I wanted to add the photo in post so I could control the lighting effects with a multiply layer on top of it in PS. I used a layer mask to expose the lighted areas.
With this image, I want to let you all know I'm going to be taking a short hiatus - probably around 2 weeks. I just need some time to recharge a bit with all the stuff I have going on here. Still doing lots of work on the house. I'm also working on a bit of an update to my website, and the Girls From T.N.A. website. I'll have some merch available should you be so inclined. It really helps me out!
I will also have the next page in the T.N.A. story ready when I'm back in a couple weeks, so look for that. In the meantime, stay safe out there, do all the stuff you need to do to keep that nasty covid away, stay healthy, keep supporting each other, and as always, THANK YOU all so much for all your wonderful support, friendships, and inspiring artwork! Bless you all.
See ya in a couple weeks!
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Image Comments (43)
Richardphotos () Online Now! 9:14PM | Sun, 09 August 2020
I agree 110% about Mark. never met him, but easy to see he is a fine person. your lady is so sensual and I love her 55 or 57 Chevy. I would pay $20 just to drive a 55 or 57 around the block
Faemike55 () Online Now! 9:20PM | Sun, 09 August 2020
This is an outstanding work of art for a truly gentle man and gentleman. Take care and remember to relax during the next two weeks.
fireangel () 9:24PM | Sun, 09 August 2020
Nice tribute. I often find it a struggle to integrate CG and a background photo convincingly so when someone else does it well I sit up and take notice. Thanks for posting the text explaining your method, I'll come back to it when I next try and do this myself.
eekdog () Online Now! 9:39PM | Sun, 09 August 2020
You said all the right words about dear Mark. One of rendos very best folks. Love the textures on the 57, I've done one myself and have it as a backup ready to post sometime. I currently have 23 images to post and dont know which I should post next. Maybe my 57 Chevy one from dark glass. I hope Mark is doing ok with his sisters condition, highly concerned for them both Rod. Excellent use of his photo and your lighting.
Enjoy your time away my friend. dont let the C "rap" music bother you. See ya when you get back.
Radar_rad-dude () 10:07PM | Sun, 09 August 2020
Very fine dedication! Glad you used the '57~ You did a bang up job on it! Most excellent work.
LyleAryn () 10:30PM | Sun, 09 August 2020
Very nice work! Take it easy, my dude. We'll see you and the girls in a couple weeks.
It's a marathon, not a sprint. Don't knock yourself down too much.
bakapo () 10:34PM | Sun, 09 August 2020
Good background, good character and good use of light. The car is a classic. This is a fantastic dedication to our dear Mark. He's a wonderful person; caring and true.
Take care, rest some and stay safe!
Madbat () 11:50PM | Sun, 09 August 2020
Y'know, lightsabers can really ruin a paint job. Just sayin'.
Diemamker () Online Now! 11:56PM | Sun, 09 August 2020
Super work as always... maybe I'll helper with the light show... hmmm... then again may be not!.. have a good one!
BellaDark () 12:19AM | Mon, 10 August 2020
Great scene, and a wonderful tribute, Rod! I love how this has the feel of an animation still. Wonderful! :)
starship64 () Online Now! 1:39AM | Mon, 10 August 2020
Nice work and a great tribute. Get a good break my friend, and I'll look forward to your return.
wscottart () 6:17AM | Mon, 10 August 2020
Will be back to read the story, but first impression here is just WOW! Super render.
g1tip () 8:25AM | Mon, 10 August 2020
Joelle certainly knows how to light up your sabre !!!! Cool pose and sweet ride !!! Excellent work and dedication, my friend ! ! !
adorety () 2:37PM | Mon, 10 August 2020
Excellent! An interesting mix of retro and the future. Cool idea.
Darkglass () 4:47PM | Mon, 10 August 2020
WOW....What a absolutely fabulous image the low light/ night time scene works so well. never had any dealings with the guy..but without a doubt an outstanding member of the community and a good friend...to those that know him..!!....you've done a top notch job with the car and character quality work on every level..!!...and thank you so much for taken the time to use the mesh is greatly appreciated...!!
OmniFX () 8:34PM | Mon, 10 August 2020
Nice! Really fine work on this image. Excellent job on the lighting. Joelle is gorgeous and sexy. Well done!!
donnena () 9:38PM | Mon, 10 August 2020
Superb image, Lovely tribute to Mark.
Stay well, come back soon! I will miss you!
anahata.c () 12:05AM | Tue, 11 August 2020
I'm very moved by this, Rod---thank you so much. For your very kind words, and what you went through to make the image, and for the image itself. Thank you, it really means a lot to me, especially now. I love the scene; and no, at age 71, I'm not sure I'd survive a hug from Joelle...even with a mask on...(she probably kills the virus with her sabres)...great job on her, her sexy sinewy outfit, her angled vexing stare, her obvious mastery of those sabres, and how she looks up as if she happened to look up and saw us, and is inviting us (or me, lol) to join her or at least watch her. Great expression, and love how her outfit picks up the greenish light of the sabres too. Great car for her too---kudos to Darkglass, and I have no idea how you did what you did (I know nothing of 3D, so I take your explanation for granted), but great job on a great car. And as for the hotel that began with a "T"? I'm reeealllly sorry, but I didn't get the reference (a hotel that starts with "T" that you wouldn't want in an image? forgive my ignorance, lol, but as you've seen, I miss a lot of references...) The only crazy hotel I can think of is the one in "The Shining"---but it's the "Overlook," I think. (No T.) But I love how you made a Hyatt into a dark mysterious place in the night. It's perfect as a background. (The Hyatt around here is lit up like a freakin' torch---yours is a film noir hotel.) Love the night feel and the green tint on the ground stones...Wonderful, Rod, thank you so much. You made my month!
As for your taking off some weeks, I'm amazed you made it this far without a break: You're undoing an entire home, and I know it's been grueling. I wish you lots of rest too---hope you take rest! You'll be missed too (you always are when you're gone)---all the best, friend, and I hope you come back rejuvenated and feeling a lot better. Again, thank you SO much for this, it's a wonderful gift for a heavy time. Take care and stay safe!
Wolfenshire () 6:34AM | Tue, 11 August 2020
I just commented on another Dedi, but this one is a Dedi, but I don't remember opening two Dedi's. So who's Dedi didn't I comment on. See what happens when I try to catch up with comments at four-thirty in the morning. Anyway, Anahata.c is a cool guy. Awesome Dedi.