Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Talon Redux by BlackTalonArts Talon Redux by BlackTalonArts
As everyone knows, I have an infinite love of warriors. I'm always trying to create my perfect one.  Finally I think I've succeeded and although I'm still tweaking the body in Zbrush (she's still a wip) but for the most part she will remain the same.  She has officially dethroned my earlier versions of Talon.  :bounce:

Although I wasn't trying to create anything special with this render, it was more of a character shot only to show you what she looks like in face and body.  I WILL be showing her off in other ways soon.  :)  I hope you don't get tired of her...well if you do, I'll just have her slay you where you stand. *wink*  I'm in a very happy place right now....here's to hoping it remains.

So many thanks to everyone that has commented, fav'd, given me lamas and been so supportive!  You guys totally rock. :heart:

DS/Iray/Zbrush
She is based off Ophelia, heavily modified by me.
One light for figure, One light for background.  Rendered b/w in DS with very minor enhancements in PS.     

*** looks better against a dark gray or black background.  Having some banding issues with the background.  Will definitely ensure to to some canvas renders next time.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconhubby72:
Hubby72 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great!
Reply
:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
Thanks. :)
Reply
:iconmarcosdks:
MarcosDKS Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations! Your picture won the 3DK Render Image Of The Week Contest3dkrender.deviantart.com/journ…
:icon3dkrender:
Reply
:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
:squee:  Thank you so much! 
Reply
:iconmarcosdks:
MarcosDKS Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work! We are very proud to show it in :icon3dkrender: This picture could be eligible as Image of the Week.
Reply
:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018
Thank you for the honor.  Very much appreciated. :D
Reply
:iconransomax:
ransomax Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
Wow!
Reply
:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018
Thank you. :D
Reply
:icon666markofthebeast666:
FUCKING. BRILLIANT.
Reply
:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
awww, thanks!  One of my favs  :)
Reply
:iconburromuygrande:
burromuygrande Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017
exquisite :shocked:
Reply
:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017
Really appreciate all your comments and time.. :)
Reply
:iconkmcbriarty:
kmcbriarty Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning even with the water mark addition hun!

Shame you have to restore to adding a water mark. Love your work all around hun. 
Reply
:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017
Thank you so much. :hug:  I will try and come up with my own logo that's maybe not as ugly as the DA one but will still make it much harder to steal my art.
Reply
:iconambruno:
Ambruno Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you do great work
Reply
:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017
Thank you! :)
Reply
:iconambruno:
Ambruno Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome
Reply
:icongiovanni-palumbo:
GIOVANNI-PALUMBO Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Professional Photographer
love all the poses you give them
Reply
:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017
Thank you so much. :)
Reply
:iconobscuroarcanum:
ObscuroArcanum Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Really liking the elegance of this in black and white. :)
Reply
:iconenkrat:
enkrat Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SUPER!!!!!:clap::clap:
Reply
:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017
Thanks! :D
Reply
:iconwarranty4:
Warranty4 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the skin detail, the creases and folds - something so sadly lacking in the majority of Daz work.
Reply
:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017
Thank you. :hug:  When I'm not being lazy I really do try and tend to those type of things. heh
Reply
:iconclockworkeros:
ClockworkEros Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kick-azz!
Reply
:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017
Thank you! :D
Reply
:iconr--u--b--i--n--a:
R--U--B--I--N--A Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks so amazing real!!!! The veins, muscels, skin texture, lighting.....everything is perfect! B/W fits perfect!!!! LOVE IT!:happybounce: Heart :happybounce: Heart :happybounce: 
Reply
:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017
Thank you so much Rubina! :glomp:
Reply
:iconallisonv1710:
allisonv1710 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017
Great Art thank you for sharing
Untitled Drawing by allisonv1710  
Reply
:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017
and thank you for commenting!  :D
Reply
:iconsacron22:
Sacron22 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017
excellent photo, costume, makeup and pose; well done 
Reply
:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
Thank you so much! :D
Reply
:icontrastamara:
trastamara Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
wow!  more more more!
Reply
:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
haha, thank you!  Not sure I can top those two. *wink*
Reply
:icon12cart:
12CArt Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True Outstanding Work, The Contrast and Shading Are PERFECT ! ! !

Applaud fella (Reactions) 
BRAVO ! ! !
Reply
:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
Thank you!!  Love your emoticon, he's so danged cute! 
Reply
:icongrim-red:
Grim-Red Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
you know already what is coming, so grab your glasses......

:iconbravoplz::iconbravoplz::iconbravoplz::iconbravoplz::iconbravoplz::iconbravoplz::iconbravoplz::iconbravoplz::iconbravoplz::iconbravoplz:
:iconbravoplz::iconbravoplz::iconbravoplz::iconbravoplz::iconbravoplz::iconbravoplz::iconbravoplz::iconbravoplz::iconbravoplz::iconbravoplz:

It's simply superb, not only the epic mood, the warrior aura and the details...She is believable, plausable, it could be real, flesh and blood.
Reply
:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
omg, LOL  I think I'm about to go crosseyed looking at that.  seriously! ha  Thank you so much Ruth!  But as with all things it's an up and down thing and I just can't put pressure on myself to best the previous one, I'll go nuts. :)
Reply
:iconhoundog00:
houndog00 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017
Awesome work.....
Reply
:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017
Thank you!  I'm very happy with her. :)
Reply
:icongothold:
gothold Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017
so realistic
Reply
:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017
Thanks!  I appreciate that. :)
Reply
:iconnythande:
Nythande Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why do you keep flaunting this armor set Mel! You know I don't have it yet!!! You tease! *sigh* :) once again great job! keep it up Boufbowl Cheerleader - Orange  I want to see more!!


You know, she kind of looks like she could be David's mama....
Reply
:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017
LMAO, because it's just so damned well made everything else just pales in comparison now. :(  I wish he would model more stuff but apparently this was just a one off kind of thing maybe. booooo   
Reply
:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist

This once again is a fabulous creation, Mel! I am not exactly sure what else you want to tweak in her, but with that I totally understand that you do, since I am like that myself. I am not going to go into details about highest quality and perfection with materials, and simply say that I see a lot of heart and soul in Talon, and very glad to hear that you are in a happy place. :)

I will allow myself a small observation about her eyes, which I hope you wouldn’t mind. To me the symmetrical brighter areas at the bottom of each eye appear a bit odd, by which I am not saying that same wouldn’t be impossible or unnatural in a real world. I am not sure what these are in this case, but I often have to deal with similar situations in my stuff (both in Iray and in 3Delight) when lights or something else reflects in all or one of the eye surfaces. I do often give up and post as is though… But please do ignore me, as that could only be my impression. :)
Reply
:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
Hey you!  Thanks so much Laspe, she's by far my favorite and the perfect balance and believability  when it comes to a warrior goddess that can wield large weapons. ha So I appreciate your words. 

As for the critique never fear saying what you feel.  I hope you know that by now. *wink*  Her eyes, are an extreme pale blue, almost white (albino) which is what I think you are referring to?  So actually that is how it rendered and I'm assuming because of where I positioned the light.  Not saying it's correct, but the shadow cast on the upper part of the eyes may even be making it stand out more.  I hope I get what you were saying. lol 
Reply
:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome Mel, and Talon is definitely something! I think you have nailed it on everything about her! :)
Now that you have described her eyes, everything I saw makes perfect sense. Somehow that didn't occur to me. I do hope that one day you will present Talon to us in a color image! :)
Reply
:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017
It's ok Laspe, not that I exactly explained much. hehe But yes eventually Talon will be in color after having my fun in b/w and get a few more tweaks done. :)
Reply
:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well... by now we have seen Talon in color! :)
Reply
:iconsmily42:
smily42 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017
In french : beau modèle, avec une création réaliste au niveau de sa forme. Le travail sur la peau est remarquable, rides, imperfections... Les cheveux aussi sont très réalistes. J'ai vraiment du mal à voir l'image de synthèse. 
L'expression du visage est aussi bien rendue : rebelle, sauvage et déterminée.
Vraiment magnifique !
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo
  • Art Gifts




Details

Submitted on
June 7, 2017
Image Size
2.0 MB
Resolution
2000×2761
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
8,844 (8 today)
Favourites
782 (who?)
Comments
150
×