Aileen is Sara’s mother (Finlay’s ex-wife), and she’s also a professor of Gemology at the lumen academy. Sara is often grateful that she has Gladys around to soften Aileen’s sharp edges!
Carmen is Sara’s best friend. This 3D version of her is still a work in progress!
Here are a few more demo renders:
Coming soon: Credits
Sara is the main character in a fictional world I’ve been building for a while now, and this is a 3D version of her that I’m planning to use to tell her story in web comic format.
Here are a few more demo renders:
Soon I’ll create a proper Credits page to provide links and info on the free and purchased items I use to create each character. But for now, here are a few items on this character just off the top of my head: V4.2 base w/ ++A4G4; Kari skin and makeup (w/ modifications in Photoshop); MM Cute Outfit; Cookie’s Pigtails hair w/ custom texture.
Sauscony is a steampunk fairy Sara’s dad designs and gives to her on her 16th birthday.
Here’s a closeup of Sauscony’s gear-eyes (click to enlarge):
Here are a few more demo renders:
Soon I’ll create a proper Credits page to provide links and info on the free and purchased items I use to create each character. But for now, here are a few items on this character just off the top of my head: V4.2 base w/ ++A4G4S4; Clarice skin and makeup; Clockwork Heart outfit; Reinoa Hair; Fairy Tail Wings with a texture I made. I created the texture for her wings using a variety of free Photoshop resources, including a brush set with lots of cool gears.
I’m planning to use Poser to create a 3D version of the steampunk fairy from my novel, but I haven’t yet decided on her appearance. So while I was tinkering with a few settings and items for V4, I came up with this fairy. She definitely has a steampunk vibe going on, but I’d like to try creating a version with wings that are more like a butterfly’s and less like a bird’s. I bought this set of wings, but I’ll have to get creative to make the wings I see in my mind.
I’ll need quite a few “visibly lesbian” characters for my graphic memoir, but I needed to start somewhere, so I created this character to make a brief appearance in a bookstore scene. I’m sure I’ll reuse her for scenes in San Francisco!
Hair: PH Punk
Jeans: V4 Jeanz
Skin and Eyes: Miss Alina for A4
I don’t know what she did that needs forgiveness, but she’s looking at that closed door awfully sadly!
I’d been wanting to learn more about how to work with atmospheric effects in Poser as well as with lighting a nighttime scene, and this is what came out as a result!
Ninja Sprite figure by Evilinnocence
Mystic Hollow set by The3dWizard
Just an excuse to play with a few of my “monster” figures in Poser, along with the Trunk House (technically for fairies, but monsters need homes too!)
Here’s an example that shows the difference between the first character I designed to represent me and the second one. The second one is closer to the look I wanted, but she’s also easier to pose and has a wider range of expression controls.
This is a shot from a scene that takes place in a bookstore.
I finally broke down and bought Michael 4, which is the male counterpart to the Victoria 4.2 figure I used to create the 2.0 version of the character based on me. M4 is a pretty old figure, so I must be one of the last Poser users to actually have to purchase him. But wow I’m glad I did, as he’s so much easier to work with than the other male figures I’d been planning to use.
This character is based on a gay guy I used to know who was very much an “emo guy” long before that term was invented.
I got somewhat derailed from making progress on my graphic novel when I realized that the figure I had chosen to use to create my character from just wasn’t going to be versatile enough for the job.
That figure was Cookie, by Lady Littlefox, who remains my favorite Poser figure, and she will still serve as the basis for AmyCk and CynCk, when I do renders of us together.
But after endless hours of experimenting with other toon-like figures, I finally broke down and decided to give Victoria 4.2 with the Aiko 4 morphs another try, and lo and behold, the problems I’d had using her in the past were no longer an issue. And WOW what a difference it makes to work with such a versatile figure!
So here she is, with the Anime Eyes add-on, a mashup of textures I made in Photoshop, a refit of Star’s Tilla hair, and the morphing fantasy dress with a custom transmap and texture. This version has red hair so she can serve as my current avatar, but the version for the graphic novel will be blonde.
Here are some of the cast members I’ve created for the graphic novel I’m working on. The character in the blue floral dress with blonde hair is based on me when I was in my 20’s, and the others are based on people I knew. More details to come!
Star conveys what many of us felt after the results of the 2016 presidential election.
Figure: Star! by LadyLittelfox
Hair: Kendra Hair by LLF
Clothes: OOT Star Mega Wardrobe
Software: Poser Pro 11
I posted this on Facebook but forgot to share it here!
“CynCk” is the 3D character I created to resemble Cynthia, using Lady Littlefox’s Cookie figure as the starting point. The witch hat and broom were free props, and I put the rendered image over a freebie background and added lettering in Photoshop.
I started off making this for a specific friend who’s learning how to do 2D animation on an iPad, but I put so much work into it that I ended up making it generic enough to share with any of our friends! I originally started drawing these “shape creatures” a few years ago, when I decided to “go literal” with the drawing advice to break everything down into their component shapes (circles and squares).
Animation made in AnimationCreator HD, by far the best 2D animation app for iPad!
Here’s the face AmyCk would make if she spotted another adorable Chihuahua like Amber.
Made for a friend, but applicable to all!
I made this image to go into my Fairytail Critters of Marehaven Farm banner for Facebook (see below):
In order to further experiment with the characters I’ve created in Poser, I’ve made several variations on a scene in which Cynthia (or “CynCookie” as I refer to the 3D puppet) adopts a pose familiar to anyone who knows her: that of being engaged in an enthusiastic explanation of something that’s captured her attention.
Here’s the first one I made, shortly after creating our characters:
After I decided to try and recreate our living room, I made another version:
I made these characters in Poser 11, using Littlefox’s “Cookie” model as the starting point and “t-pose” photos of Cynthia and me as the reference for height, size, and limb length. In other words, these characters are meant to represent us, whether I use them in a comic or elsewhere.
After attending the Festival of Faerie in Lafayette, CO, I was inspired to make the following image out of photos of my dogs and a variety of media assets I’d saved. All composition work was done in Pixelmator.
I was then inspired to try animating the wings, and I had to do that part in Photoshop CS5.
Here’s a little animation I made using a variety of iPad and Mac tools. The personal experience that prompted this story is fairly specific, but I hope I’ve created it in a way that broadens who it might apply to. (More details below.)
Here’s the inside scoop: I never really fit in among straight people because even though I looked like them, I didn’t think like them. Likewise, the first group the main character in the story encounters shares her coloring, but their thoughts take unfamiliar shapes.
I also never really fit in among lesbians because even though their thoughts were often familiar to me, I didn’t look like them. Likewise, the second group in the story shares thoughts in the same shape as the main character’s, but their solid coloring is different.
It wasn’t until I met my partner that I found someone I could relate to on both levels: neither of us fits in with conventional “straight” or “lesbian” ways of thinking or being, which makes us a good fit for each other!
Approximate birth date: January 2014.
We adopted Holly in January 2015, from Rocky Mountain Puppy Rescue (which is where we also adopted Amber from, two years earlier).
It was Holly’s Sassyesque coloring that first caught my eye, but it’s her absolutely adorable personality that captured my heart!
Also pictured below is Dulcie, who we adopted in November 2014 from the Longmont Humane Society. More Dulcie photos to come!
Approximate birth date: January 2012.
We adopted Amber in January 2013, from Rocky Mountain Puppy Rescue. She wiggled her way right into our hearts — and my lap!
Whenever I feel the tell tale tug on my pants pocket, I know the Tissue Thief is at it again! (Also featuring Dulcie.)
Amber has many endearing traits and a few odd behaviors. This short video captures one of her notable oddities: aversion to walking on a leash. But once she finally gets going, her little waddle is completely endearing.
1993 Percheron/TB mare. 16.2h
When I bought Kelton in 2003, she was my absolute once-in-a-lifetime dream horse. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. She had been successfully shown at Second Level and was wonderfully easy to ride, light on the aids and very cooperative. She still remembers all of her training and would gladly offer to do what she knows, but about nine months after I brought her home I discovered that she has an old suspensory ligament injury, which limits her quite a bit. I’ve tried having it injected and giving her stall rest with light hand-walking, but each time I’ve tried to bring her back, the old injury would show up again.
I decided to just put her out on pasture because I couldn’t bear to part with her, and about two years later I noticed that she was starting to look sound. So I’ve been slowly bringing her back into work, to see how it goes. She’s doing very well at Training Level work, although I’m not yet doing a lot of schooling at the canter. I’m hoping we can do some schooling shows this summer at Training Level Tests 3 and 4, and then who knows, maybe in another year we can try First Level! But I’ll continue to go easy. No hard-core “dressage queen” riding for the Princess! She’ll also get plenty of “mental health breaks” in the form of trail riding.