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How about a bit of sword and sorcery on a dreary Monday afternoon?

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:iconlemiken7:
Lemiken7 Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
I this psychedelic knight, looks like he means business! :) 
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ZestyLimey Featured By Owner May 11, 2018
Thank you so much! Business is most certainly meant here. ;)
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Leandera Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Very impressive. The lighting, the flow of the hair, the armor... I can't stop looking at it!
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:iconzestylimey:
ZestyLimey Featured By Owner May 4, 2018
Thank you! I'm really pleased to hear you like it so much. It was a challenge to create, but comments like this make it very worthwhile.
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Leandera Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
You are very welcome. You definitely deserve more comments like mine :)
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AmarantaMaria Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018
I really like the textures!
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:iconzestylimey:
ZestyLimey Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
Thank you kindly! That's good to hear.
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Ikke46 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018
Great action scene, and i love the wavy hair :D
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:iconzestylimey:
ZestyLimey Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018
Thank you so much! Because of the strong lighting I had to mess about with the hair quite a lot, so I'm glad you think it looks good.
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018
This is one of my other favorite pieces of yours, the shine/glow of the armor really set it off. :)
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:iconzestylimey:
ZestyLimey Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018
Thank you kindly, friend! I really enjoy playing with lighting and reflections.
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:iconwickedprince:
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018
You do a really good job with your lighting, it's pretty amazing. Do you use stock light sets or do you custom-build them?
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:iconzestylimey:
ZestyLimey Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018
Sort of neither, really. I primarily use HDRIs and occasionally top them up with a bit of custom lighting (like a sphere or a ring).
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
Hm, I'm playing with the iRay HDRIs but I'm just learning how to get them to give decent lighting. Back when I used 3Delight I created a light-box to light my scenes so I had total control over how much light was coming from any direction and what color that light would be. But I couldn't pull off the sorts of lighting you've done. Or at least I never figured out how. Now that I'm studying iRay it's an entirely different animal to tame. Hints would be welcome. :)
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ZestyLimey Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
I'm afraid I don't use Iray. Only Octane, which is a very different engine. ^_^
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
Yes, ok. So I MIGHT be able to figure out how to duplicate the effects but I'd have to figure it out on my own. I'll need to work on that. :)
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018
The render on the armor works quite well!
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:iconzestylimey:
ZestyLimey Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018
Thank you! I do love rendering shiny things.
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themindofGlover Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Are u using a fan on your hair or is some of the pic digitally done?
Better q? What is the process on something like this?
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ZestyLimey Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
It's entirely digital. I start off in DAZ Studio, export to Octane to texture, light and render, then the piece goes into Photoshop for some painting. ^ ^
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themindofGlover Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
WoW!

I'm blown away. Do u do video game design?
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:iconzestylimey:
ZestyLimey Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018
Thanks, friend! No, I haven't done any game design. Maybe in future!
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Professional
very nice 
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:iconthemindofglover:
themindofGlover Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Are u using a fan on your hair or is some of the pic digitally done?
Better q? What is the process on something like this?
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional
your reply went to me and not the artist
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:iconthemindofglover:
themindofGlover Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
thanx 4 the heads up
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ZestyLimey Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
Thank you so much!
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armieri Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018
Beautiful
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:iconzestylimey:
ZestyLimey Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018
Thank you kindly, friend!
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Starfire-Productions Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning light work on this!
Armour is not an easy thing to get right, but the light, reflections and colour palette used in this is fantastic.
Faved :)
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ZestyLimey Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018
Thank you so much! This took a while, so I really appreciate the feedback.
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Starfire-Productions Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
Time taken is worth it to get the result you want.
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KRiiPIO Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Student General Artist
You have amazing style and i love the bright colors and highlightinreflecting materials on character and and and  !! :D 
Damn well done <3
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ZestyLimey Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018
Thank you for the kind words! I'm delighted you like this so much. It took a long time to set up, then lots more to paint over, so your feedback is very much appreciated. Happy 2018!
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KRiiPIO Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Student General Artist
It sure seems it took it's time, but it is soo nice when it's finally done. I am personally the worst with patience but i think i've gotten direction for better when realizing that things take the time they need.
I think it would be really interesting to see how you work. :)
Happy and creative year 2018! 
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kaiser-34 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017
So Badass!!
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:iconzestylimey:
ZestyLimey Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017
Thank you very much! I appreciate the feedback.
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kaiser-34 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017
anny time
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shahanb Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
this is dope 
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ZestyLimey Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017
Thank you kindly, friend! I'm glad you think so.
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artiste-reveur Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm loving the rainbow-chrome finish of this armor! That is seriously cool. I also really like the way her face comes into sharper focus than most of the picture. It adds a higher level of realism, I think. 
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ZestyLimey Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
Thank you! I love shiny things and reflections. Focus is something I've fairly recently started exploring, so it's good to know you feel this is effective!
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jmb200960 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
Great render and reflection !
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:iconzestylimey:
ZestyLimey Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
Thank you kindly! I love shiny things. One of my favourite aspects of working with 3D is the amazing reflections that are possible.
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BorgBoy7 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice color!
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ZestyLimey Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Thank you so much! I love vivid colours.
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Halstrom Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017
Awesome, I'd love to see the full suit :)
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:iconborgboy7:
BorgBoy7 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So would I!
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ZestyLimey Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
I'll aim to do a full body view at some point, since folk are interested.
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ZestyLimey Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017
Thanks! Maybe I'll do a full body version sometime.
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