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The Sky Angels' Guardian by NightsongWS The Sky Angels' Guardian by NightsongWS
One of a new series of promo renders for the latest product by Lady Littlefox, Secretheart, Netherworks, Syyd Raven, Traveler, and Nightsong (promos!): Skadi.

Software Used: Poser Pro 2014, Photoshop.
Supplementary Products Used: Terradome, Terror Skies for Terradome, Victoria 4, Warrior Maiden: Braith (SSS Added), Marielle Hair, Twin Fair Hair, Armory: Stands, Armory: Weapons, Magnet Toy, Millennium Subdragon, IDL Studio, Render Studio, Ron's Fog (just that bit in the front!!). :D
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Zwavelaar Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic render! Epic scene and the lighting is very good.
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SilveriMoonlight Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is very beautiful! :love:
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Odilicious Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A wonderful render!
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dberrbus Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
That is very awesome.
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tats2 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning
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MusesTouch-digiArt Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
love those dragons
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CrwnPrince Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Wow what lighting did you use? Amazing!!
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NightsongWS Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Ha!  Of course someone would ask.  This picture was a lesson in how to cheat with lighting.  I made one of my standard light set-ups using the IDL Studio lights, but ran into a problem with the lower dragon -- the head was in shadow, but the rest of the neck was not, giving it a rather disembodied appearance.  There's actually a flattened cube hidden behind Skadi herself to throw the rest of the lower dragon's neck in shadow.  It totally wouldn't work if this was an animation... but it works in a still! :D
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CrwnPrince Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Ok is there any way i can get a map of how this is done... What type of IDL studio lights? I see it was 2014 could this be done in 2012? I mean this lighting made this amazing image pop!
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NightsongWS Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   Digital Artist
The one important thing to remember is that there's no one recipe for lighting -- it differs with every single picture.  In this case, I tilted the lights to match the lighting in the background image, and that played a large role in making the whole image come together.  My best advice would be to build the scene at least partway, pick your lighting sources, and then put one light in the scene at a time to try and make everything match together.  Start with your main light, and then add in reflected or ambient light (the colored light that hits the ground and bounces back up).  It doesn't -have- to be perfect -- it just has to work.
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