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April 30, 2011
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Egg Hunt: Saving the Lost Race by NightsongWS Egg Hunt: Saving the Lost Race by NightsongWS
Egg Hunt: Saving the Lost Race

Sometimes, we go on hunts to find things. Sometimes, we go on hunts to kill or conquer.

And, just sometimes, we go on hunts to save the very last of something infinitely precious.


Made for the RuntimeDNA "The Great Egg Hunt" Monthly Challenge held in April 2011.

When I look at this in the morning, with fresh eyes, I am probably going to see a hundred things I want to change. But, for now, the egg hunt is done. :D

Gads. I think I forgot to change V4's face morphs. -headsmack-

And yes, this was as much an ~arien fan-piece as it was anything else. I have really, really, really, really wanted to play mix-and-match with the various sets of complementing textures she's made for different outfits for a long time, and seized the chance when it presented itself. :D

I also may have way overdone the depth of field. But, given how busy the foreground was, I just couldn't separate it from the background without something to force the illusion of depth. Bad composition choice on my part, I guess. I'm open to better ideas for the future!!


Poser Pro 2010, Photoshop.

Foreground, Products Used:
Many, many of Traveler's free eggs from RDNA, the UV2 eggs. Each egg, foreground and background is two meshes: one on the outside, with displacement and bump, one on the inside with only bump.

Victoria 4, Equinox, Evelyn Hair 2.0, Sayuri Hair, Golden Drops Hair (band), Steampunk Accessories, Medusa (outfit), Asesina (neck wrap), Hidden Asesina, Flintlock Gun, Wildenlander V4, Wild Sisterhood, V4 Ranger, V4 Ranger Textures, Historical Armor, Sword Sisterhood Court, Surprise Me!, Faveral's Medieval Blacksmith (sack), Subdragon, Subdragon Textures 2.

Michael 4, Beck, Gabriel Hair, Surreal Gabriel, Wildenlander M4, Wild Brotherhood, Jack of Hearts, Rogue Brotherhood, Ad Gladio, Ludis Sword Brotherhood, Faveral's Medieval Blacksmith (sack), Urbane (earring), Condemned Interior (scrolls), Flinlock Gun, M4 Regency Accessories (watch fob), Rage at Me!, Midnight Hunter (belt), Subdragon, Subdragon Textures 2, Deaddy Bear.

Lisa's Botanicals Salvia, Lisa's Botanicals Indian Grass, Designfera Deluxe Trees, Render Studio Lights, IDL Studio, Render Studio Monochrome (on the plants). And magnets. Many, many magnets.

Background, Products Used:
Many, may UV2 eggs, Monster Rat, Designfera Deluxe Trees, RDNA Grasslands.

Dear God, I have a DD. THANK YOU *Shylydrya and ^artofkerem!!!!! YOU ROCK SO MUCH!!!!!!!!! :tighthug:
Egads, there are so many awesome comments I'm going to go insane trying to answer them all! A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who left such kind and lovely words! And a double "thank you" for anyone who offered advice to make my work better! :tighthug:
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Given 2011-05-26
=NightsongWS' work is always gorgeous, but Egg Hunt: Saving the Lost Race is truly extraordinary. There's so much going on that I could spend hours picking out every beautiful detail she's included. This a perfect example of how a picture truly is worth a thousand words. A writer could build an entire world out of this image. ( Suggested by PJFriel and Featured by KeremGo )
The-Warp-Corrupts Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wow beautifull piece of work :D I love it :D I can really feel a story emerging around it and it makes it even more wonderfull :D fav piece of the day and really made me wanna start on my writing project again after beeing off for so long and is in need of finishing it :D thank you for this lovely piece of art :D
boris0317 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning...just stunning!!!
effigytormented Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Ikke46 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
I almost can't say how gorgious and awesome i think this work is...but it is sÚ freaking good; it could be a scene from a Fantasy Movie...
You're a real artist!!! :nod:
ladyarah Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 55 - Little Fantasies!".  You can find it here: realmsoffantasy-myth.deviantar... ^_^
NightsongWS Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you!!!!!!!  :hug:  That is so awesome!!!
ladyarah Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! ^_^
profutur1971 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful Image ! Good job ![link]
Deaddo Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student General Artist
The theme here reminds me of a book I read in middle school... Dragon's Milk... anyone else read that? There are some other books in the series - which I believe is called Dragon's Kin.
MacoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
the dragon is adorable~
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