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The Black Angel by dblasphemy
The Black Angel

See it in my Gallery here


The "Black Angel of Oakland Cemetary in Iowa City always freaked me out as a college student back in the 90s.   As you can see from this old photo (c. 1992), I couldn't even look at it.

While the statue in Iowa was my main inspiration, I'm sure some of you will also think of Doctor Who when you see this render.  

Either way I hope you have a happy and safe Halloween!!

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PS:  Jessie took issue with my claiming the inspiration for this piece was the Black Angel in Iowa City. She correctly noted that our son Ian has been putting together a black angel costume for Halloween for the past month so he should get the credit. 

Thanks for the inspiration Ian!
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Karesansui (2014) by dblasphemy
Karesansui (2014)
Ever since Lightwave added their own Instancing engine, I've thought it would be cool to add real stones to my "Karesansui dry garden.   The 2002 original used a displaced plane to simulate the raked gravel.

This new version uses over 7 million instances to create the "gravel sea".    

I've also subdivided the stones so they look a bit more hi-res.  Not sure if I should mess with the background or not.   I've done some experiments but anything I add back there seems to steal focus from the foreground.  

Let me know what you think!   So many different applications for instances...

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Karesansui Night (2014) by dblasphemy
Karesansui Night (2014)
Here's a night version of my updated Karesansui render.   Modeled and rendered using Lightwave 11.  The update features over 8 million individual pebbles for the raked dry garden.

More resolutions (up to 4K) available here.!
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Moonshadow (2014) by dblasphemy
Moonshadow (2014)
I was never really happy with the clouds in my original "Moonshadow" render. For this update I wanted to simulate a real "moonshadow" with the clouds (some still lit by the sun and some are in shadow).

More resolutions here.

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Ryan Bliss
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Illinois
Favourite genre of music: Reggae, New Age, Acoustic
Favourite style of art: 3D
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
MP3 player of choice: My Ride
Shell of choice: Conch
Wallpaper of choice: My Latest Render
Skin of choice: My Own
Favourite cartoon character: Stimpy/Bugs
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eking Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Good to see you're still around after all this time.
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dblasphemy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!   I feel the same way ;-)
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anne1956 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, I've come across your art again and again on the internet collecting and buying my objects. Now at last I joined your website, became a member, donated some and am really happy that I could show you my appreciation that way. Thanks a whole lot for your outstanding, most beautiful work. I have yet a long way to go before I reach your level of perfection. Hope you don't mind if I put you in my friends list.
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dblasphemy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow!     Thank you so much for supporting my work and for this wonderful gift.   I certainly couldn't have come this far without the help of so many people like you around the world.

You've got some very nice renders in your gallery!   I'd be honored to be on your friends list!

Thanks again!!

~Ryan
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anne1956 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank YOU so very much for being you. You don't know how much that means to me. I love you. Keep on doing these wonderful renders that warm my heart. Have a wonderful week. :happybounce: 
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Statovian Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome gallery :-)
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jaistuart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude, you're digitalblasphemy! I've been a fan of yours since 2001.  Glad to see you're still creating kickass art.
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Julia-Riley Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! Your art has been featured here. Please share with the others!Heart Emote by Gasara
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Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
What an incredible gallery you have! You have a vivid imagination!
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Leelor Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Just found you here on DA! Longtime fan, and a current member on your site. Keep up the incredible work! 
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